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Art at Ashman: Endangered

Endangered CIO

Derek Hobbs current art series Endangered highlights vulnerable to critically endangered animal species across the globe. The Chinese symbol shown in red essentially means go, move or displacement intended to bring our awareness to the fact that we are encroaching on their natural habitats.

All are welcome to enjoy his work on display now through February at Alicia Ashman Library. 

January 17, 2019

Library Closing for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Library Closed Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Madison Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

While we are closed, you can still use our book drops to return items and use LINKcat to place holds, check your record, or renew items you've checked out. This is the perfect time to check out our always-accessible online collectionsOverDrive ebooks and downloadable audiobooks and Yahara Music Library.

Learn more about checking out ebooks and audiobooks with your library card.

January 15, 2019

Wonder of Learning

Wonder of Learning

The Wonder of Learning exhibition will be on view January 25, 2019 - May 1, 2019 in the Playhouse Gallery of Overture Center and the Youth Services room on the lower level of Madison Public Library, Central Library.

NOTE: The youth services area (lower level) of Central Library will be closed on Monday, January 14 from 9:00am-5:00pm for the installation of the exhibit. We apologize for any inconvenience! 

Learn more at wonderoflearningwisconsin.org

January 14, 2019

Artist-in-Residence: Rodney Lambright II

Rodney Lambright II web slider

Introducing Rodney Lambright II as he begins his artist residency with the Bubbler at Central Library! Rodney is an illustrator, animator, and writer who uses animation and cartoons as a vehicle to tell honest narratives. His work explores the depths of individual's perceptions, questioning binary thinking and investigating gray areas of life.

Learn more about his residency and upcoming workshops with the Bubbler!

January 4, 2019

Changes to Flipster

Flipster Web Feature

Beginning January 2, 2019, only certain SCLS libraries will continue subscribing to Flipster. But don't worry, Madison Public Library is one of them!

In order to access your favorite magazines, you'll need to log in with Madison Public Library's user ID and password.

Contact your nearest Madison library and ask for credentials!

January 2, 2019

Cinesthesia 2019


Cinesthesia is an adventurous, eclectic series of classic and contemporary art-house films culled from the margins of cinema.

Don't miss these alternative cinematic experiences at Central Library - all events are free to attend, no tickets or registration required. Take a look at the 2019 film line-up! 

December 10, 2018


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