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Pitch a Program

Do you have an idea for a library program? Fill out our program application!
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The Bubbler

The Library's community-wide maker program. Check out upcoming workshops and events.
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Library Takeover

YOUR idea. OUR space, time, and resources. Come take over the library.
The Soloist book kit

Book Club Kits

Host a book discussion using one of our kits.
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Live Well @ Your Library

Use our resources to help you reach your wellness goals.
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Volunteer Toolbox

Learn how to be the best volunteer you can be at one of our workshops.

Learning at the Library

Madison Public Library provides many opportunities for adults to learn a new skill or tool, in group workshops or with one-on-one instruction and assistance.

Request a Speaker, Tour, or Workshop-On-The-Go

Contact us at if you want to schedule a visit to the library or have the library come to your organization to give a brief presentation on one of the topics listed below: 

  • Things you can do with your Madison Public Library card
  • Finding Community Information Online
  • Researching Your Business Idea
  • Library services and resources for older adults and ESL patrons
  • Spoke-n-Words: Invite the library’s book bike to your community event


eBooks & Audiobooks

Your library card gives you 24/7 access to over 71,000 digital books, audiobooks, videos and more - thanks to OverDrive and

Community Reads: Science Fiction

We asked our Facebook and Twitter fans to recommend a science fiction book for people who don't like science fiction. Folks chimed in with over 70 books worth checking out if you're new to science fiction, or not particularly keen on the genre.

Sow & Grow: Gardening Programs

Gardening can grow more than plants - gardens help sustain our communities, well-being, health, and environment.

Learn some tips and tricks to making your garden flourish, and techniques you may want to try in your own backyard.