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Family Fun Nights

Family Fun Nights CIO

Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities that are educational and entertaining for all ages at Family Fun Nights hosted by Goodman South Madison Library

Learn how the human body works, trick-or-treat in the library's haunted house, practice writing poetry, and so much more. 

October 17, 2018

Vote at the Library

Voting at Madison Public Library

Early voting for the November 6, 2018 Election is underway. City of Madison voters may vote absentee at Madison Public Library locations beginning Monday, October 15. You will need to present ID to receive an absentee ballot.  If you are not already registered to vote at your current address, you may register to vote, with proof of residence, at any absentee voting location, including Madison Public Library.

October 16, 2018

2018 How-To Fest

2018 How-To Fest CIO

How-To Fest welcomes the general public to explore unique activities, master new skills, and broaden their understanding of a variety of topics. While some workshops are geared to a certain age group, everyone will find something to enjoy.

How-To Fest will run from November 4-10, 2018 with events being held at various times and library locations throughout the week. Registration may be required for some events. 

October 15, 2018

Go Big Read

Book Club Kit

Each year Madison Public Library partners with UW-Madison to extend the perennially popular Go Big Read program into the broader community with book discussion groups and programs at our libraries.

The 2018-2019 Go Big Read selection is The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, a portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes written by two-time Pulitzer-Prize finalist and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan.

October 15, 2018

Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival took place this past weekend from October 11-14, 2018, in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. 

The festival featured more than 60 events over four days with plenty of opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. If you weren't able to attend, you can watch several events on C-SPAN's Book TV

Wisconsin Book Festival is a year-round series of events, so we have plenty more author events to round out 2018.

October 10, 2018

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