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Monday, January 20, 2020

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Library closed for MLK Day

Library closed for MLK Day

Monday, Jan 20 (All day)

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Monday, January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Use our book drops to return items while we're closed, or LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. While we're closed, check out our always-accessible online collections, OverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library. All Madison libraries will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 21.

MLK Youth Call to Service

MLK Youth Call to Service

Monday, Jan 20, 11:30am to 6:00pm

Please note: all Madison Public Library locations are closed on Monday, January 20 and the Central Library will be open in a limited capacity for attendees of this event only.

The King Coalition, in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Madison, Madison Public Library, the United Way of Dane County, MSCR, Dane County, the City of Madison, Madison Out of School Time, and UW Madison Office of Precollege/Youth Protection and Compliance is pleased to invite middle and high school youth across Madison to attend the MLK Day Youth Call to Service on Monday January 20, 2020.

The MLK Day Youth Call to Service will take place at the Madison Central Library and the Overture Center from 11:30 am - 6:00 pm, and will include a free lunch, interactive workshops, a brief march around the capitol, and participation in the Freedom Sing-In at the Overture Center Rotunda. Workshop topics will include the history of the civil rights movement, modern civil rights movements, historical freedom songs, and modern freedom songs.

Organizers ask that youth register in groups through their school, local community center, or youth groups, and that they are accompanied by at least 1 adult chaperone for every 10 students in the group.

To register your group, please complete the registration form at the following link: The deadline to register your group is 5:00 pm on Friday, January 10th.

For questions, or to request additional information, please contact Andrew Schilcher at