Events

Teen Internships
Are you currently a high school sophomore or junior? If you live in the City of Madison and want a paid internship this summer, apply to the 2015 Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program!  The Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship Program will help you develop valuable leadership and job skills. You'll learn about careers in Public Service, Engineering, Libraries, Public Health, Civil Rights, Government, and more.  Approximately 30 young people will be placed in internships with the City of ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 21, 2015
Wisconsin Book Festival
We're hosting some amazing local and national authors this spring and summer as part of our Wisconsin Book Festival Event Series.  Events are happening in our libraries, as well as some great Madison venues. Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 pm - The Given World by Marian Palaia - A Room of One's Own Bookstore Friday, May 8, 5:30 pm - Beer for All Seasons by Randy Mosher - Central Library Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 pm - A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas - Sequoya Library Tuesday, ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 21, 2015
Hits! Runs! Metaphors!
Celebrate National Poetry Month with author and baseball fan William Tecku, presenting his lively “Hits! Runs! Metaphors!” baseball poetry reading. Friday, April 24, 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Central Library Literature fans and baseball fans alike will cheer for this "out of left field" event. Be sure to stop in before the reading at 12:30pm to meet Maynard G. Mallard in person! ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 20, 2015
If we gave you $20,000 to make Madison Public Library even better, how would you spend it? In honor of National Library Week and its theme, “Unlimited possibilities @ your library,” the Madison Public Library Foundation wants to bring YOUR best ideas to life!  Tell us what you would do to take our library system from very good to great. Want to see more large-print books? Expanded collections or a new special collection? New youth programs? More technology? No idea is too outlandish, and ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 20, 2015
Trivia Night
Join us at the Central Library on May 9, 2015 for a night of trivia competition while helping to support programming at Dane County libraries. Teams will compete for a gold, silver or bronze medals. Preregister your team online (credit cards only, $250 per table) or pay $300 at the door on the night of the event.  2-10 players per table. Food and drink will be available to fuel your night with 4 rounds of questions. Game starts at 7:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm).  Check out ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 17, 2015
growing cities film poster
Our Lakeview and Pinney Libraries invite you join them in celebrating all things spring at these upcoming special Earth Day themed events.  Biking Sticker Giveaway Saturday, April 25 9am-5pm Pinney Library Ride your bike and wear your helmet to Pinney Library anytime during the day to receive a limited edition sticker - perfect for decorating your helmet or bike! Button Making Saturday, April 25 11am-1pm Pinney Library Stop by the button making table, select your favorite Earth Day image, ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
April 16, 2015
picture of tea pot
Saturday, April 18 11 am - Noon Pinney Library Calling all school age kids! Put on a crazy hat and join us at Pinney Library for a Mad Hatter Tea Party.  Learn tea time etiquette while enjoying tea, juice, and cookies. We'll have stories and crafts to round out the tea time fun.  Call 224-7100 or register at this link.  Don't be late - for this very important date! ...read more

Posted by Jaime on
April 13, 2015
Book Club Cafe
The 18th Annual Book Club Café features Julie Schumacher, author of the novel Dear Committee Members. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Central Library (Community Room) The Book Club Café is an annual Friends of the Madison Public Library tradition - an event where book club members and other book lovers gather to celebrate reading and Madison's public libraries. Attendees enjoy catered coffee, tea and desserts from Chocolaterian Cafe; a book gift basket raffle; and a ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 3, 2015
Easter eggs
All Madison Public Library locations, including Central, Sequoya and Pinney will be closed on Sunday, April 5, for the Easter holiday. 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. Keep in mind, however, that our web site will be not be accessible, due to scheduled ...read more

Posted by Sean - Central on
April 2, 2015
Millions of children around the world are living with food allergies. Whether you live with a food allergy, love someone who does, or just want to boost your allergy awareness, this free family event is for you! A wide variety of educational and entertaining activities await: storytime with The Bugabees award-winning author Amy Recob, Ask the Expert with a board-certified allergist and pediatrician from Meriter crafts from Learning Express Toys and goodie bags and giveways (while ...read more

Posted by Tina - Central on
March 29, 2015