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Madison Public Library's Library of Things

We've got that.

Pitch a Program

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

The Bubbler

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

Library Takeover

YOUR idea. OUR space, time, and resources. Come take over the library.

Book Club Kits

Host a book discussion using one of our kits.

Live Well @ Your Library

Use our resources to help you reach your wellness goals.

Book Lists

Recommended reads from your favorite genres

Go Big Read

UW-Madison's community reads program with book discussion groups and programs at our Libraries.


Check out a film screening or choose from our large collection of DVDs and Blu-Ray DVDs.

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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

If you are an Educator working with Youth age 0-18, connect with one of our Youth Services or Teen Services Librarians.

If you are interested in hosting a special event at Central Library, connect with our Special Events team to arrange a tour.




Mastering Social Media Marketing Workshops

Paris Nash will present on Mastering Social Media Marketing at Central Library

Take your business to the next level by harnessing the power of social media! Brand Strategist Paris Nash helps you grow your business using Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and more!

Sep 20, 2023

Cooking with Chef Paul

Cooking with Chef Paul at Madison Public Library

Enjoy some cooking and knife demonstrations from Chef Paul at Lakeview Library during Fall 2023

Sep 19, 2023