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Go Big Read

The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum, the 2019-2020 Go Big Read choice

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 Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Quest for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century by Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of the fight for food safety in the United States at the turn of the twentieth century, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley. 

Aug 13, 2019

A Mini Rumpus at Haen Family Park

Two toddlers play in the sand at Haen Family Park

Children ages 5 and under can enjoy a "Mini" Rumpus - a soft start to the regular Wild Rumpus program and specifically geared towards younger children.

There will be lots of sand and water play opportunities! Attendees are welcome to stay for the Wild Rumpus beginning at 5:00pm.

A Mini Rumpus!
Wednesdays, Jul 24 - Aug 14, 4:00-5:00pm​
Haen Family Park [7702 Tree Ln]

Jul 23, 2019

Consumer Reports Online

Consumer Reports: Make better purchasing decisions with your Library card.

Your Library card gives you immediate online access to print issues of the well-respected Consumer Reports Magazine as well as special online-only content that provides important information about choosing the best products and services available. 

Jul 23, 2019

Dungeons & Dragons Open House

Dungeons and Dragons game cards and figurines

Learn to play and get a taste of adventure! In a fantastical world full of danger, monsters, dungeons, and even the occasional dragon or two, treasure and glory await those brave and clever enough to seek it. Join a team of fellow adventurers to undertake heroic quests in the world’s greatest tabletop role-playing game. Ages 11-17.

No experience necessary! Drop in for a quick one-shot session, or help plan an epic campaign. 

Jul 23, 2019

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