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Greg Mickells

Library Director, Madison Public Library in Madison, WI

Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries

PRESENTED ON APR 17, 2014
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 9

"Libraries are truly becoming more of an experience. We're trying to create environments where the users can interact within the library" 

In "Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries" from PechaKucha Night Madison, WI Vol. 9, Greg Mickells showcases Madison's terrific public library system as it doesn't look like the libraries of the past. Today's libraries are engaging the community with new ideas, and ways to learn, share and create.

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Why Madison? Ironman Wisconsin

BY CINDI BANNINK
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Cindi Bannink speaks on the Ironman Wisconsin, which moved into Madison in September of 2002 and since then has had a big impact on the local community, from financial gains to inspiring healthy lifestyles. It brings people from all over the country and world, each pursuing their goal of the Ironman finish line.

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The Importance of Setting

BY MICHELLE WILDGEN
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Michelle Wildgen discusses how the choice to live in Madison, WI has changed her writing and why the Midwest is a great place to be a writer.

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Who Needs Libraries When We Have Google?

BY SARA GODBEE
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Since the internet has granted us the abilty to easily search for information through engines like Google, are libraries becoming obsolete? Librarian Sara Godbee explains why this is not the case and how libraries still have a vital role in the information age.

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Fostering and Decorating Madison Musicians

BY BETH KILLE
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Beth Kille believes that Madison has the talent and tenacity to become a power-player in the world of music and that this can be accomplished by providing fertile ground for the up-and-comers, and by honoring the accomplishments of our go-getters. She seeks to do that through her work as the Music Director for Girls Rock Camp Madison and as the Executive Producer of the Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) Awards. This presentation will provide an overview of the inner workings of these two non-profit organizations.

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Madison as an Up-and-Coming Music Scene

BY BUZZ KEMPER
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

In Buzz Kemper's work with symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, choral groups, jazz ensembles, rock bands and solo artists in the Madison area for over 30 years, he has seen the rise of the music scene as well as the rise of the level of support for musicians (recording facilities, live sound companies and sound/light designers), as well as audience interest in the arts.

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Enough About You, Madison. Let's Talk About Me.

BY CHRIS STAPLES
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 09, 2017

Chris Staples gives a by-no-means comprehensive soundtrack to a solipsistic goon's reckoning with listening, playing, producing and being.

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The Strength of Georgia's Public Libraries

BY WENDY CORNELISEN
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

"When I say, 'library' you think 'books'," begins Wendy Cornelisen's PK talk. Do you think about books when you think about libraries? Well, Wendy's talk disavows you of the notion that libraries are only about books. How about music? Free movies? FISHING RODS! Wendy works with the State's Public Library system which supports all of the public libraries here in the state of Georiga. 

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UW Madison : Did You Know...

BY MELISSA SIMON
@ VOL 25 ON FEB 15, 2018

University of Wisconsin Madison has been innovating since its founding in 1848. We are your state university, and from the earliest days of our shared history, UW Madison has madie it our mission to benefit all citizens of the Badger state. Our campus might get cold in the winter, but it's still a hotbed for creative and innovative activity year-round. This presentation gives you a glimpse of some of those happpenings across campus and how your university is impacting the community, the state and the world.

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Making in Madison: A Space for Innovation

BY ANNE WOOD
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 29, 2018

Anne Wood is the adult services librarian at the Madison Public Library. With a background in English and Art History, she has always been creative and had a passion for the arts.  The new building project for the Madison Public Library presented a unique opportunity when Anne was asked to spearhead the maker space, a first for the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library system.