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Rock the Library: Song Requests

Rock the Library

What songs rock your world? Tell us so we can load them on our Rock the Library Jukebox!

Finish your summer reading BINGO card and earn a golden ticket to a Rock the Library session, where you'll create a music video to your favorite song using the library's green screen or stop motion animation technology. Make a music video on your own or with friends. Bring a costume, practice your dance moves, and/or make props with us for this one of a kind jam session.

Help us grow our Rock the Library Jukebox, so we can have the song you want to sing ready for your music video. 

Suggest a song by July 25.

July 16, 2018

Summer Book Sales

Book sale

Expand your collections at home - and support your local library! Mark your calendars for these upcoming book sales, featuring hundreds of items from books to movies and beyond.

July 12, 2018

Like an Animal in a Cage

Voices from Solitary Confinement

Hear the words of men and women locked in solitary confinement, meet and talk with survivors of solitary confinement, and learn what is needed to put an end to the overuse of solitary confinement in our jails and prisons.

July 11, 2018

Live Well @ Your Library

Live well

Wellness is not just about physical health; it’s also about having a healthy mind and relationships.

Madison Public Library can help you stay informed through our free resources and help you reach your wellness goals through our workshops by the community, for the community.

July 10, 2018

Cook Something Up at Meadowridge

cooking

Did you know Meadowridge Library offers cooking classes for children, adults, and families? Join other community members in the kitchen as you learn techniques and recipes from local chefs.

Registration required. Look closely at each event's details for information about how to register.

July 10, 2018

Stories from Madison Reunion: Joan Lowery

Joan Lowerey CIO

Earlier this summer, Madison Public Library and University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives collaborated to gather stories from attendees of the Madison Reunion. This event invited alumni from the 1960s to come and share their memories, stories, and reflections of their time on campus. One of those alums, Joan Lowery, took the opportunity to share her memories of “empowerment and urgency,” reflecting on today’s social atmosphere. 

July 5, 2018

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