Did you know eight of nine Madison Public Library locations now offer the Music & Memory program? Music & Memory provides personalized music playlists to help promote cognitive function and improve the lives of those living with dementia.
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Muslim voices are often unheard, and Muslim love stories are even more distant; but doesn't everyone love?
Join us for book discussions on Love, InshAllah; The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women at several library locations. Copies of the book are available in the library on a first-come, first-served basis.
Inspired by the Human Library Project, Real Life Library is a unique storytelling and listening event designed to provide the opportunity for community members to listen to and learn from other people’s stories.
Volunteers will act as live “books” that attendees can “read,” taking in each person’s 20-minute real, personal stories.
Each of the “books” will be recorded and used to build a digital repository of stories and experiences that can be shared, taught, and passed on from generation to generation. Every Real Life Library event ultimately creates a digital volume of books, or human perspectives that can help educate others on social issues and humanize history.
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Explore Madison's Northside Eken Park Neighborhood through the modern photography style of Eken Park resident, Ben Z.
Celebrate and appreciate works by local women artists. Young at Art, an art exhibit by Thursday's Artists, will be on display from September 1-October 29 at Pinney Library.
Throughout these last few weeks, several rescues have happened due to the flooding waters.
Here's one story that might not make the headlines - but makes those of us at Madison Public Library very proud.
The Wisconsin Book Festival released its 2018 festival schedule on August 21. The four-day festival will take place October 11-14, 2018, in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The festival will feature more than 60 events over four days with plenty of opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. See the full festival lineup at wisconsinbookfestival.org.
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.
"Music just sounds better on vinyl."
If you've said this (or at least want to know what all the fuss is about), then Monroe Street Library has just what you need. Come explore the vinyl collection at Monroe Street Library. No turntable? No problem - you can check those out, too.