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Featured events at Madison Public Library

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

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

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

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