Events

Stacked Book Return
All Madison Public Library locations will be closed for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. 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 Tuesday, January 19. Looking for ways to honor Dr ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
January 13, 2016
Librarian Carissa Christner models healthy screen use
Are you looking for some quality apps you can feel comfortable sharing with your kids? Librarian Carissa Christner is here to help! The Youth Services Librarian at the Alicia Ashman Library, Carissa hosts a monthly evening family app-exploration called The Supper Club on the third Tuesday of every month. Can't make it to the library at dinnertime? Not to worry, Carissa has posted all her app recommendations on our website! You can subscribe to her monthly updates and even catch her live on ...read more

Posted by Abby on
December 30, 2015
So You've Got a New eReader/Tablet/Smartphone/Laptop... Bring your own device for hands on help at our New Gadget Clinics. Monday, January 4, 6:30-8pm at Central Library Tuesday, January 5, 6:30-8pm at Alicia Ashman Library Monday, January 11, 6:30-8pm at Central Library Tuesday, January 12, 6:30-8pm at Sequoya Library Get help configuring settings and learn how to download eBooks from the library. First come, first serve on a drop-in basis. Some requirements: you must know how to access ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
December 29, 2015
Acclaimed musician Lil' Rev presents Fiddler on the Roof Meets O Brother, Where Art Thou - an award-winning one man show celebrating the Jewish Immigrant experience in America thru songs, stories, poetry, lore and humor. Saturday, December 26, 2-4pm at Alicia Ashman Library Performing on guitar, harmonica, mandolin and ukulele, Lil' Rev will delight you with his heartwarming songs of love, work, struggle and social justice sung in English, Yiddish and Hebrew. For more information, please ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
December 23, 2015
Winter/Spring 2016 Kidspages
Check out the library activities for children and families this winter/spring with the online version of Winter/Spring Kidspages. Print copies are available at a library near you, or print your own from our web site - English (Spanish language version coming soon). Want to receive notices of upcoming events by age? Sign up for our email newsletters - Library Kids, Booked for Teens, Art of the Picture Book, and others. ...read more

Posted by Abby on
December 18, 2015
Snowman
Are you looking for fun activities for your kids during their winter break? Here are some of the many fun events for kids at  Madison libraries this week!  For a full list, visit our calendar of events. Super Awesome Yo-yo show starring Mark Hayward Two performances: Central Library12/28/1510:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. AND Alicia Ashman Library12/28/152-3:30 p.m. Mark Hayward has been a professional performer since 1990. He is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team ...read more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
December 15, 2015
Learn how to cook Mexican Food! Participants will learn how to cook their own quesadilla or taco. There will be two sessions of this event.   Kids Cook! for ages 5-8: Meadowridge Library on December 29 from 1 to 2:15 p.m.  Kids will have a blast grating cheese to stuff into a tortilla as they create their own Baked Quesadilla. Recipes will also include Avocado Crema, Black Bean and Sweet Corn Salsa, and Fresh Squeezed Limeade. Register for Kids Cook! for ages 5-8 by phone at 288- ...read more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
December 15, 2015
MPL bags and t-shirts
Stop in at any of our Madison Public Library locations and pick up a t-shirt or tote bag! We have lots of shirt sizes available for both kids and adults. T-shirts (adult sizes XS-3XL): $18 T-shirts (children's sizes XS-L): $10 Bags (drawstring, green or black): $2 Bags (full color logo canvas): $8 Flash drives (1GB): $6 All proceeds benefit the library. ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
December 15, 2015
Holiday Lights - Public Domain Photos
Celebrate the season and the success of Monroe Street Library as we mark some staff transitions and enjoy holiday treats at this special holiday book sale - part of the 4th Annual Holiday Glow on Monroe. Thursday, December 17, 5:30-7:30pm at Monroe Street Library You'll find a great selection of beautiful books - ideal for holiday gift giving. We'll wrap them for you too! While you shop, shop sample seasonal treats and hot apple cider. Hear lively holiday music by the singers from ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
December 14, 2015
F.Stokes
Join us for a celebration of spoken word - the release of Rodney "F.Stokes" Lucas children’s book, "Rappin' Ricky! Block Party." The book is a vibrant story of unity, youthful courage and empowerment. Follow Rappin' Ricky as he uses the love and support of the community to shiiine on the microphone!   F.Stokes is a globally touring rapper, author and actor from Madison. 30 books will be given away to kids during the event. The event will be at Central Library (Children's Level) on ...read more

Posted by Sarah Zimmermann on
December 9, 2015