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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.




Spring into Wellness

Self-Care Workshops at Madison Public Library in March 2024

Multiple self-care workshops offered at Madison Public Library to usher in Spring in March 2024

Feb 26, 2024

Saturday Music Series at Pinney Library

Saturday Music Series at Pinney Library featuring different local musicians performing live at the library on the first Saturday of each month

Pinney Library is inviting local musicians into the library on the first Saturday of each month for their Saturday Music Series

Feb 26, 2024