Check out some of the upcoming events and programs designed with teens in mind!


The Bubbler offers afterschool workshops for teens encouraging creativity and multimedia exploration.

One Life at Goodman South Madison Library is a weekly Bubbler music composition and creative writing workshop, in cooperation with the JVN Project for middle and high school students. Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Make It Mondays at Central Library features a rotation of Bubbler workshops, in cooperation with the UW Art Department , used as a weekly field trip destination for community partners serving teenagers in the after school setting.  Mondays are early release days in the public school system.

Teen Tuesdays at Goodman South Madison Library is a popular weekly Bubbler drop-in session for middle and high school students.  Tuesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Find out about other out of school learning opportunities at all Madison Public libraries. We're adding new events daily!


Media Lab

The Media Lab at Central Library is a free space to learn and use the following:

  • Stop motion animation with iPad stations
  • 3D game design with Maya & Unreal
  • Film editing with Premeire Pro
  • Green screen video with iMovie
  • Audio design with Pro Tools
  • Graphic design with Photoshop

Stop in during open lab hours or take a class.  View the Media Lab and Bubbler calendar.


Teen Book Finder

The Teen Book FinderTeen Book Finder from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a free app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access the past three years' of YALSA's awards and lists. It is currently only available for iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Visit YALSA's site to try it out.




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