Events

April Book Sales
Madison Public Library Cash and Carry SaleMadison Public Library and its Friends’ groups will host a cash and carry sale of used office furniture, library furniture, books, DVDs, and other miscellaneous items on Saturday, April 1 from 8am-5pm.  Proceeds from the sale will benefit four library Friends groups: Friends of the Madison Public Library, Friends of the Lakeview Library, Friends of the Meadowridge Library, and Friends of the Hawthorne Library.  The sale will take place at the ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 27, 2017
Insights Into Investigative JournalismWith Raney Aronson-Rath, Executive Producer of Frontline, PBS's flagship journalism series. Thursday, March 30 at 6:00pmA free, public event presented by Wisconsin Public Television and Madison Public Library. Raney Aronson-Rath is the Executive Producer of Frontline and is a leading voice on the future of journalism. She has been internationally recognized for her work to expand Frontline's reporting capacity and reimagine the documentary form across ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 27, 2017
Red White Read
Combine your passions for books and sports! Join us for Red, White & Read on Saturday, April 8, from 10:00am-12:00pm. Stop by Central Library to read with UW student athletes, check out books, and more at this event sponsored by the UW Student United Way and SAESO. You may even get to meet Bucky!  ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
March 24, 2017
Stay active this spring at the Madison Public Library - join us for family yoga classes with Katie Muschlewski's Yoga Sprouts. Yoga enhances children's ability to concentrate and works out those wiggles while allowing you to bond with your child. Give yoga a try - no experience necessary. All yoga classes are interactive and meant for both caregivers and children. Please bring a towel or yoga mat for yourself and your child.  Yoga Sprouts Saturday, April 1, at 10:00am at Central Library. ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
March 24, 2017
Stop by Sequoya on Sundays to enjoy live jazz performed by local area musicians.  Performances will be in the open area in the middle of the library; performances are 1:30-3:30 with a set break in the middle. Produced in partnership with the Madison Jazz Society with funding by Friends of Sequoya Library. April 2 - Driftless RegionairesApril 9 - Proton PackApril 23 - Midtown JazzApril 30 - Michael BB TrioMay 7 - Bob Kerwin QuartetMay 14 - The June Dalton Gang ...read more

Posted by Marcus - Central on
March 21, 2017
Russo
Free Evening Event with Richard Russo Added to Book Festival Lineup Lunch for Libraries, the annual Madison Public Library Foundation fundraiser benefitting the Wisconsin Book Festival, is now sold out.  Festival organizers have added a free evening event to meet demand to hear Richard Russo talk about his latest book, Everybody's Fool.  The event is set for Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm at the Central Library.  Books will be available for purchase and signing will follow the event. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
March 19, 2017
Patricia McConnell
Local author and animal behavioralist Patricia McConnell is the featured speaker at the Friends of the Madison Public Library's Book Club Café fundraiser on May 10. The Book Club Café is an annual Friends tradition - an event where book club members and other book lovers gather to celebrate reading and Madison's public libraries. This year's Book Club Café will take place at Olbrich Gardens at 3330 Atwood Ave. from 7-9pm. Attendees enjoy catered coffee, tea and desserts; a book gift ...read more

Posted by Tana on
March 18, 2017
Saturdays at the Madison Public Library are the perfect time for stories, snacks and fun with the family. Join us for these two events this spring: Donuts with Dad  Saturday morning fun with stories, movies, and snacks. Especially for dads and their kids. Moms and other family members welcome, too! Alicia Ashman: Saturdays, April 8, May 13, 10:00am Seqouya: Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 27, 10:00am   Stories & Sweets  Join us for donuts, juice and stories at a special ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
March 17, 2017
The Smart Studios Story
Noteworthy, a new music discussion series at focusing on pivotal or important albums, presents A Thunderous Evening with Killdozer, Twelve Point Buck, Butch Vig, and The Smart Studios Story" on Saturday, March 18, 6-10pm.From the outside, Smart Studios looked like just another Midwestern factory or warehouse left behind by the economic decline of the 1980s. No one viewing its depleted exterior could have guessed what was going on inside - and how it would soon change the sound of music forever. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
March 15, 2017
Tiny Acts of Kindness
Bring a little joy to the world this spring by dropping into Danika Brubaker's Tiny Acts of Kindness class! In this class, you'll get the chance to create, tag and hide a kindness-themed creation for a stranger to discover. Choose to create a tiny bouquet, drawing, letter or decorated word rock. Conspire to make someone's day a little brighter, and leave with the thrill of sharing your artistic creation with a stranger. Join us for these upcoming classes: Sequoya: Saturday, March 18, 10:30am-12 ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
March 10, 2017