photo from Etsy Craft Entrepreneurship Class

Learning at the Library

Madison Public Library provides many opportunities for adults to learn a new skill or tool, in group workshops or with one-on-one instruction and assistance.

Request a Speaker, Tour, or Workshop-On-The-Go

Contact us at if you want to schedule a visit to the library or have the library come to your organization to give a brief presentation on one of the topics listed below: 

  • Things you can do with your Madison Public Library card
  • Finding Community Information Online
  • Researching Your Business Idea
  • Library services and resources for older adults and ESL patrons
  • Spoke-n-Words: Invite the library’s book bike to your community event

Pitch a Program

Are you a performer, teacher, or facilitator who would like to present a program in partnership with the library? Please fill out our Program Application with details about your program idea. Please note that the library is not able to respond to all program submissions.

Fill out the application

The Bubbler

The Bubbler is Madison Public Library’s community-wide maker program. Visit the Bubbler site for Bubbler workshops and events.

Media Lab

The Media Lab at the Central Library provides access to a sound booth, audio recording and editing equipment, video editing software, game design software, and more. Workshops and open labs are facilitated by local industry experts. Learn more on the Media Lab page.

Upcoming Events

Ideas or Questions?

Do you have questions, ideas, or comments related to adult learning or community events at the library? Feel free to email us at


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