Events

Reading for Peace, Justice and Understanding
Families and community members of all ages are invited for an afternoon of learning and creation as we celebrate the books chosen for the 2016 Jane Addams Children's Book Award and honor the local children who helped in the award process. Saturday, May 14, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm - Central Library Children's Room Featuring Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation, a 2016 Jane Addams Children's Book Award Honor Book by Edwidge Danticat, reading and an art project will combine for a ...read more

Posted by Abby on
May 4, 2016
Hawthorne Library is proud to present a number of exciting film screenings coming up this summer! All films will be shown in original language, with English subtitles as needed. These screenings are for adults and older teens, many have R or R-equivalent ratings. Refreshments will be served. Purgatorio: A Journey into the Heart of the BorderFriday, May 27, 7:00-8:30pmA searing, horrifying, at times starkly beautiful documentary ode to the netherworlds surrounding the U.S.–Mexico barrier. — ...read more

Posted by Lucas on
May 2, 2016
Author Erin Celello headlines the 19th annual Book Club Café on Tuesday, May 3 at 7pm.  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 the Central Library in downtown Madison.  Attendees enjoy catered coffee, tea and desserts from Chocolaterian Cafe; a book gift basket raffle; and a complimentary Book Club ...read more

Posted by Tana on
April 30, 2016
Friends Feature
Support your favorite library and one of many Friends' groups by selecting great deals at these book sales hosted by Libary Friends' groups this weekend. Friends of the Madison Public Library Fall Book Sale at Central Library - Find great bargains for your home library and support the library!  This sale features books, DVDs and other materials of all types with a special emphasis on science fiction and books for children and teens - perfect for vacation reading.  Most items are $2 or ...read more

Posted by Emily on
February 11, 2016
Fitness for the Whole Family
Cold days have your little ones itching for something active? Madison Public Library is hosting a variety of youth focused fitness classes this winter.  While incorporating pre-literacy skills for babies and toddlers, these free classes will keep your little ones moving and learning until spring. Toddlers in Motion with Miss CindyTuesdays, January 10-24, 10:15am at Hawthorne LibraryHelp toddlers up to age four stay active with music, dance, ribbons and shakers, interactive free play, and ...read more

Posted by Lauren on
January 12, 2011