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Featured news, events, and stories from Madison Public Library

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

Live Well @ Your Library

Live Well at Your Library

Wellness is not just about physical health; it’s also about having a healthy mind and relationships.

Madison Public Library can help you stay informed through our free resources and help you reach your wellness goals through our workshops by the community, for the community.

Jul 16, 2019

Media Lab

Media Lab


Mondays 2-6pm // Tuesdays 5-8 pm  //  Thursdays 5-8 pm  //  Saturdays 1-4 pm

During Open Lab we encourage individuals and small groups of all levels of experience to learn and create!

Come with an idea in mind, or try out the equipment. During this time equipment and experts are available to YOU at no cost. We have an awesome group of library staff and community members who can help you during open lab times with your projects.

Learn more about working with a particular person in the lab, or how to dive deeper into a particular subject area at

Jul 8, 2019

A Wild Rumpus: AnjiPlay Experience

Wild Rumpus

Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play. 

The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day. 

Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!​ 

Jun 17, 2019

Get Married in the Library

Group photo of wedding party at Central Library

Make the library a part of your special day.

Madison's Central Library is located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin; a prime location within walking distance to bars, restaurants, and hotels. With our professional event staff, we ensure your event runs smoothly, from setting up the space to coordinating with caterers.

Our events team is booking 2020 weddings.

Get it touch to schedule a tour with our staff!

Jun 14, 2019


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