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Featured news, events, and stories from Madison Public Library

Under the Surface: A Photographic Journey of Hope and Healing

Great Lakes Art Show CIO

Under the Surface is a photographic exhibit by young people at the Northwest Passage, a residential treatment program in Northern Wisconsin. “A New Light” is a therapeutic nature photography program that emphasizes skilled expressive arts training and nature immersion, ultimately empowering marginalized youth to define themselves by their strengths rather than their weaknesses. The exhibit will be on display in the Alicia Ashman Library community room from November through December 2018.

October 23, 2018

Family Fun Nights

Haunted House Family Fun Night CIO

Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities that are educational and entertaining for all ages at Family Fun Nights hosted by Goodman South Madison Library

Learn how the human body works, trick-or-treat in the library's haunted house, practice writing poetry, and so much more. 

October 17, 2018

Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Book Festival

The Wisconsin Book Festival took place this past weekend from October 11-14, 2018, in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. 

The festival featured more than 60 events over four days with plenty of opportunities to meet authors, discover new books or favorite writers, and have books signed. If you weren't able to attend, you can watch several events on C-SPAN's Book TV

Wisconsin Book Festival is a year-round series of events, so we have plenty more author events to round out 2018.

October 10, 2018

Music & Memory

Music & Memory CIO

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.

September 19, 2018

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