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Pop Culture Collection

About the Pop Culture Collection

The Hawthorne Branch Library knows that experiencing what once was "popular culture" gives us a window to view our past and gain perspective on our culture. Thanks to a generous grant from the Madison Community Foundation, Hawthorne has exended its collection of pop culture media. The collection focuses on DVDs of classic films and television programs, along with supplemental books.

How can I contribute to this program?

Please contact Marc Gartler, Branch Supervisor, at 246-4548 or to

  • Suggest complimentary programming
  • Start a pop culture book club
  • Ask about donating materials
  • Refer a speaker


Sustainable LivingSupport your favorite collections with a donation to the Madison Public Library Foundation! Designate a gift to a specific branch or collection when you donate online (fill in the branch or collection in the "In honor of" box). Or, mail your contribution to:

Madison Public Library Foundation
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703

and designate a branch or collection in the check's memo. Please contact Jennifer Collins, Executive Director, at (608) 266-6318 or with questions.

About the Madison Community Foundation

The Madison Community Foundation has supported Dane County’s public library system with over $5 million in donations for collections, programs and capital campaigns since 2000, including a total of 27 collection grants awarded to Madison and Dane County Libraries.

"It’s simple - great libraries make great communities. We continue to support this wonderful asset and are thrilled to see the collections grow and be shared so widely across the county," says Kathleen Woit, President of the Madison Community Foundation.

Madison Community Foundation encourages, facilitates and manages long-term philanthropy. Since 1942, the foundation staff has helped people realize their philanthropic goals, allowing them to support charitable interests anywhere in the world. The community foundation also awards grants throughout Dane County to build communities.