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Past Library Takeover Programs

2022-2023 Takeovers

Madison Public Library hosted a fourth round of Library Takeover community-driven events in 2022-2023. Selected projects included:

Kaypimi Kanchik | We Are Here

Elevating the lived experiences of migrant Kichwa communities in Wisconsin from a first-person perspective

Parent Meetup

Community conversation for parents of Madison-area students

2021-2022 Takeovers

Madison Public Library engaged with a third round of Library Takeover community-driven events in 2021-2022. Selected projects included:

Thrival Tools: On Indigenous Winter Survival and Brilliance

Bringing together Indigenous methods of existence through food, art, and land sovereignty

Muslim Mental Health Matters

An event that provides a bridge between mental health basics and the nuances of American Muslim context

Essential: True Stories of Unseen Work

An opportunity for essential workers to share their stories from the pandemic and beyond

2018-2019 Takeovers

Madison Public Library wrapped up a second round of Library Takeover community-driven events in 2018-2019. Selected projects included:

Love, InshAllah

A night of storytelling that showcased the diversity of the Muslim community.

Nourish You

A self-care retreat for women who don’t always feel included in wellness conversations.

Many Voices, One Community

A celebration and amplification of Many Voices, One Community Radio WWMV-LP 95.5 FM.

2016-2017 Takeovers

The very first round of community-driven events, which took place in February and May of 2017, included:

Access Denied

A dance party preceded by a discussion - nightlife spaces can be inaccessible to many members of our community

Share the Word

A gathering of Madison-area poets, writers, spoken word performers, hip hop artists, and storytellers

Namaste Madison

Celebrating the contributions of Indian-Amerians in the greater Madison area



This program was made possible in part by generous support from: