“Composting Basics” Program

Compost-color-By-SadieJoin us for Composting Basics, presented by Master Gardener  Mike Davis. We hope to see you there to learn all about it!

Saturday, April 26th at 1:00 pm
2nd floor program room

This program is part of this year’s gardening series, designed to celebrate the launch of our new Gather & Grow Seed Library.  To find out more about the seed library, ask for Sue or Ginny. They’ll be happy to tell you all about it!

“Latin Music USA” Screening & Discussion

Latin Screening GraphicJoin us for a screening of Latin Music USA; Episode 1: Bridges, followed by a discussion of the film led by Tony Castañeda of the Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band. The screening is co-sponsored by the Monroe Arts Center.

6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 13th
2nd Floor Program Room 

Bridges This episode of the PBS series traces the rise of Latin jazz with the great Machito and the explosion of the mambo with Pérez Prado. Watch as Latin music infiltrates R&B and rock throughout the 1960s, from the Drifters to Santana and beyond.

Tony Castañeda formed the Tony Castañeda Latin Jazz Band in 1998 and has been entertaining audiences throughout the Midwest with his renditions of classic and original Latin Jazz ever since. The band has been honoring and keeping alive the Latin Jazz tradition for over ten years, playing the music of what some call the Golden Age of Latin Jazz. Voted Madison’s Favorite Jazz Band three years in a row by the “Isthmus Readers Poll,” they have been a favorite at the Isthmus Jazz Festival, Live at Five, and many other fine venues in the area. They continue to impress and entertain audiences wherever they play.

Spring Newsletter Available

newsletterClick on the image at left to download the latest issue of Bookends, our quarterly newsletter.

Learn about our “Gather & Grow” Seed Library, learn about the library’s Board of Trustees, find out what programs are coming up, and more!