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Events Calendar

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

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Serendipity Saturdays

Serendipity Saturdays

*In Hawthorne Library
Saturday, Oct 30, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Will you make a cardboard instrument? Explore pastels or watercolors? Or build something out of wood? That’s the joy of serendipity - you never know until you get there! Drop in anytime to enjoy fun hands-on art and maker activities for kids of all ages. 

These events will take place outdoors - please dress appropriately for the weather. In the event of rain or inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. Per order of Public Health Madison & Dane County, masks are required in all indoor spaces and strongly encouraged at all outdoor library events for those age 2 and up.

*In Hawthorne Library
10:00am to 4:00pm
Friends of Alicia Ashman Book Sale

Friends of Alicia Ashman Book Sale

Community Room
Saturday, Oct 30, 10:00am to 4:00pm

The Friends of Alicia Ashman are hosting a Pop-Up Book Sale!

Featuring DVDs, CDs, and books donated and retired from the library’s collection

Saturday, October 30, 2021 (10:00pm – 4:00pm)

  • All Hardback Books: $1.00
  • All Paperback Books: $0.50
  • Children’s and Teen Books: 4 for $1.00
  • Music CDs and Books on CD $1.00
  • DVDs $1.00

Cash OR Checks Accepted (Sorry, No Credit Cards)


Community Room
10:00am to 4:00pm
Friends of Pinney Library Pop-Up Book Sale
*In Pinney Library
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dream Bus vists Breese Stevens Field with Forward Madison

Dream Bus vists Breese Stevens Field with Forward Madison

Saturday, Oct 30, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Forward Madison FC and Madison Public Library are announcing an ongoing strategic partnership to promote literacy and support young writers in Madison. This summer, the two organizations are teaming up to provide opportunities for nontraditional library users to get introduced to the joy and excitement reading and other media can bring!

On select dates throughout the soccer season, the Dream Bus will be stationed outside Breese Stevens field to help get people signed up for library cards, offer outdoor browsing of materials and hand out swag for the We Read program. In fact, there will be a special, limited edition "We Read in a Flock" sticker for kids and families to enjoy.

You can visit the Dream Bus at Breese Stevens Field (917 E Mifflin St) during the following Forward Madison FC games:

Saturday, October 30 (final home game of the season)

We are excited to partner with Forward Madison throughout the summer and beyond!

This program was made possible in part by generous support from the Madison Public Library Foundation.