Beginning November 1, Macmillan Publishers will limit sales of eBooks to public libraries. This will mean longer hold times for some eBooks offered through the Wisconsin's Digital Library.
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Featured news, events, and stories from Madison Public Library
The Wisconsin Book Festival is Wisconsin's premier literary event; this year's four-day celebration is October 17-20.
The library is hiring for Page positions. Pages are entry-level, part time employees who shelve books and help customers.
Libraries around Madison are hosting several upcoming book sales where you can stock up on some great reading material - and support the library!
Madison Public Library and the Wisconsin Film Festival are partnering again to introduce Thursday Night Movie Club, a series of four film screenings held October through December at the Central Library.
Find community through music!
Cell phones aren't the only small devices connecting people these days. Ukuleles are transcending borders, genres, and generations. Madison's thriving ukulele culture includes a 1200-member club called Madison Area Ukulele Initiative (MAUI). MAUI members will be available to help beginners learn to play in this free, 2-hour workshop and sing-along. Bring a ukulele or try one of 50 instruments available at the event.
The Bubbler is excited to share their upcoming Artists-in-Residence for the 2020 year! Each of these residents will be with us for two months of learning, sharing, and creating.
Check out each artist's website to learn more about their work, and stay tuned for their new adventures in Central Library's Bubbler Room!
Banned Books Week (September 22-28) brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types, to shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Meet behind the Hawthorne Library in Mural Alley for outdoor art, building, and making adventures for kids.
We're always cooking something up at the Library! Whether you're just beginning to put meals together, looking for new inspiration, or hoping to refine your technique, we've got plenty of classes and workshops for all ages and skill levels.