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Featured events at Madison Public Library

Read to a Dog

Read to a Dog

Meet the pooches who inspire children to read! The Read to a Dog program encourages children to practice their reading aloud skills to a furry friend, building reading confidence.

Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a doggo.

November 7, 2018

Real Life Library

Real Life Library

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.

October 29, 2018

Art at Ashman: Epic Campus and Madison

HPB Art Show 2018 CIO

The "Epic Campus and Madison" art show focuses on Madison with a new interest in the Epic Systems Corporation Campus.

Artist Paul Briskey explains, "The campus at Epic has many fascinatingly themed buildings and interiors. Along with this, Epic was chosen as a subject because of their effect on the economy of Madison - being a billion dollar a year company and how they literally bring people from all over the world to Madison to learn their software and visit Madison. Overall though, they have an artistically impressive campus that is deserving of an artist's attention."

Briskey's "Epic Campus and Madison" exhibit will be on display at Alicia Ashman Library from November through December.

October 23, 2018

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