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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.




Gaming at the Library

Gaming at Madison Public Library

Come to the library for an old fashioned board game night or play Minecraft, try the Nintendo Switch or join a Dungeons & Dragons group! 

May 24, 2024

Library Takeover: Full Circle Food Usage

Full Circle Food Usage Website Library Takeover 2024

Full circle food usage team for Library Takeover 2024 hosts an event at Meadowridge Library on June 8, 2024 focused on healthy, affordable food

May 13, 2024

Summer Cyanotype Workshops

Cyanotype Workshops with Creativity Coach Angela Johnson at Pinney Library Summer 2024

Come explore the history of cyanotypes (a camera-less photography process) and try out the process with artist and creativity coach Angela Johnson during four workshops held at Pinney Library throughout Summer 2024.

May 9, 2024