Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media platforms are essential tools for today’s entrepreneur.  Among its many benefits, social media can help you control your brand image, market your brand, and connect your business with potential customers. In April and May, taking place at Central Library, we will have two separate workshops that are dedicated to educating you on how best to utilize social media in order to buoy your business’s online presence. On Tuesday, April 26, we more

Posted by Tyler on
April 5, 2016
Easter eggs
For the first time, Madison's Central Library will be open on Easter Sunday, March 27, 1-5 pm.  All other Madison Public Library locations, including Pinney and Sequoya Libraries, will be closed. While we're closed, you may drop items off in our book drops or use LINKcat to place holds, check your library card, or renew items. The library's databases  and downloadable audiobooks and eBooks will also be accessible with your library card while we're closed. All libraries will be open more

Posted by Sean - Central on
March 24, 2016
A rolling meeperBOT, controlled with a Bluetooth device
Make your LEGO creation into a moveable masterpiece with meeperBOTS! Staff from Wisconsin's own Meeper Technology will be on hand at selected Library LEGO Clubs this month to introduce meeperBOTS, the "most full-featured, versatile motor-controlled toys on the planet."  Simply build your LEGO creation, connect your meeperBOT to the free dowloadable app, and drive! We'll bring the LEGOS, the BOTS, and some Bluetooth-enabled devices to demo: what will you create? Thursday, April 14, 3:30 pm more

Posted by Abby on
March 21, 2016
Summerlost Book cover
We're hosting some amazing local and national authors this spring as part of our Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series, including a treat especially for school age readers! Summerlost by Ally CondieTuesday, April 12, 7:00 pm - Central Library 3rd floor Community Meeting Rooms New from Ally Condie (author of the critically acclaimed Matched trilogy, a #1 New York Times and international bestseller) comes SUMMERLOST, a tender and poignant exploration of family, loss, and the more

Posted by Abby on
March 10, 2016
Wisconsin Book Festival
We're hosting some amazing local and national authors this spring as part of our Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series.  Events are happening in our libraries, as well as some great Madison venues. Two if by Sea by Jacquelyn Mitchard - Central LibraryMonday, March 21, 7:00 pmJust hours after his wife and her entire family perish in the Christmas Eve tsunami in Brisbane, American expat and former police officer Frank Mercy goes out to join his volunteer rescue unit. While on patrol, he more

Posted by Lucas on
March 9, 2016
poster for program series
You're invited to one of five free previews of this year's Wisconsin Film Festival (April 14-21, 2016) happening throughout Dane County in March of 2016. Watch trailers from this year's films, learn about the ins and outs of the Festival from Festival organizers, and bring your questions about this year's festival. Sneak Peek events include: Friday, March 18, 6:30-8:00 pm - Pinney Library Tuesday, March 22, 6:30-8:00 pm - Madison Public Library's Central Library Wednesday, March 23, 6:30-8:00 more

Posted by Jaime on
March 8, 2016
National Medal Finalist button
The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced on February 23 that Madison Public Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community. For 22 years, the award has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. more

Posted by Tana on
February 23, 2016