Events

Looking for your next great read? Follow Madison Public Library on Facebook and tune in on Monday, July 13 for MADmatches - our fifth Facebook online event. Madison librarians will be on Facebook from 5:30-7:30 pm with custom book recommendations just for you. Post the last three books you read and enjoyed on our Facebook MADmatches event page from 5:30-7:30 pm, and our librarians will respond with a few titles they think you’ll enjoy. When you've read their suggestions, let us know what you ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
July 6, 2015
Join the Madison Fire Department and learn about the gear and tools used to fight fires and stay safe. Then go and look at a fire truck up close. Monday, July 13, 2:00-2:45 pm, Central Library Tuesday, July 14, 10:30-11:15 am - Hawthorne Library Wednesday, July 15, 10:00-10:30 am - Pinney Library Tuesday, August 18, 10:30-11:30 am - Lakeview Library Please note that in case of emergencies, the fire truck may have to leave. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
July 3, 2015
American flag
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day. Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out.  While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library.  All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Monday, July 6. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 25, 2015
Preschool Storytime
Join us for a special Preschool Storytime with Karen Lynn Williams, author of the Read On Wisconsin Summer 2015 Selection "A Beach Tail." Friday, June 26, 10:00am - 10:30am at Sequoya Library Preschool Storytime is a happy blend of stories, fingerplays and songs that help preschool children, ages 3-5, develop print and phonological awareness, vocabulary, letter knowledge and narrative skills. No registration is necessary for this event. Karen Lynn Williams is a celebrated author of children's ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 19, 2015
Meadowridge Library
Celebrate community engagement and strong neighborhoods at two open houses on Madison’s southwest side on Wednesday, June 24, 5-8 pm.  The event includes the grand opening of the Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center and an open house celebrating the completion of the Meadowood Shopping Mall project that included a relocated and expanded Meadowridge Library and Meadowood Neighborhood Center and a shared space between the two organizations that includes a community meeting room and a ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 19, 2015
Rock & Read
Sunday, June 21, 3-6 pm  at Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Avenue, Middleton Madison Public Library Foundation's annual Rock & Read fundraiser offers a fun way for library supporters to come together to celebrate, support and invest in the future of our libraries. The event includes music by Yid Vicious and the Madgadders, literacy-themed games and crafts for kids from Monroe Street Arts Center, and food and beer ... the perfect way to kick off Madison Public Library's summer reading ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 18, 2015
Our Madison
Stop in at the Central Library's Bubbler, now through July 15, to participate in "Our Madison," a community project led by new artists-in-residence Private Public. Private Public is an art collective, founded by Julie Koenke and Mandy Yourick, that invites Madison residents to visualize and/or record their current lived experiences as a way of exploring private thoughts about race, class, gender and bias in public community settings. Collected feedback and collaboration will become part of " ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
June 18, 2015
Pinney Mini Book Festival
Calling all local, published authors! Pinney Library and Middleton Public Library are now accepting applications for two Wisconsin Book Festival local author slams. At the author slams, each writer will have 15 minutes to present an overview of their writing or read an exceprt from their book.  Authors will also have an opportunity to meet interested readers, network with other participating authors, and sell their book(s). Published authors are encouraged to fill out an online application ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
June 17, 2015
The Alicia Ashman Library presents their Best of the Fests film series every other Friday night from June - December beginning at 6:45 pm. Click on the links to register for a screening or call 824-1780. More titles will be added to the list throughout the summer so check back soon!Magic MikeFriday, June 26th at 6:45pm MommyFriday, July 10th at 6:45pm Human CapitalFriday, July 24th at 6:45pm The Skeleton TwinsFriday, August 7th at 6:45pm The Black SeaFriday, August ...read more

Posted by Emily on
June 17, 2015
Sock Monsters
Make your own stuffed monster, animal, alien, or whatever you want...from socks! Sign up for one of these upcoming Bubbler Junior programs (for school age kids and families) at the following libraries: Thursday, July 16, 1:30-2:30 pm, Central Library [Registration begins July 1] Tuesday, August 18, 2:00-3:00 pm, Pinney Library [Registration begins August 1] The Bubbler is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museums and Library Services. ...read more

Posted by Tana on
June 12, 2015