The Bubbler offers hands-on workshops for teens that encourage creativity and multimedia exploration. Find other learning opportunities at all Madison Public libraries. We're adding new events daily!



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 Premiere Pro
  • Green screen video with iMovie
  • Audio design with Pro Tools
  • Graphic design with Photoshop

See a full listing of hardware and software on the Media Lab webpage.

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



Check out the list of winners from this summer!

Winter Break Tournament

Madden 15

Think you've got what it takes to be Madison Public Library's Madden 15 champion? Show your skills at our one-day-only Winter Break tournament to be held at the Meadowridge Library on Monday, December 29th.

On-site registration begins at 2:30 PM, with the tournament kickoff at 3PM. Winner receives bragging rights, a cool trophy, and their photo featured on our web site!


  • For teens in grades 6-12
  • The tournament will be played on Playstation 3.
  • You may only use the library's controllers.
  • Up to 14 competitors allowed; spots are first come, first served.
  • You can use any of the 32 NFL teams; no special rosters or throwback teams allowed.
  • You do not have to use the same team throughout the tournament.
  • No pausing, delay, or rewinds allowed.
  • Single elimination bracket; seeds will be shuffled prior to tournament start
  • 21 pt. Mercy Rule: The competitor that secures a 21 point lead or higher automatically wins.
  • Custom playbooks and created plays are not allowed.


  • Event type: Exhibition
  • Play calling: Conventional
  • Weather: Clear
  • Skill: All Madden
  • Accelerated Clock: On
  • Play Clock Remaining: 20 Seconds
  • Stadium: Home Team Stadium (Home Team will be determined by coin toss)
  • Quarter Length: 3 Minutes

All other settings are default. All rules and settings are subject to change.



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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