We're excited to host the upcoming 2019 Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable at the Central Library on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9:00am-12:00pm. The City of Madison Mayor's Neighborhood Roundtable 2019 will bring together hundreds of the most thoughtful, conscious, and caring people involved in neighborhoods across our city. Residents, neighborhood groups, nonprofits, faith-based leaders and local elected officials will all be under one roof.
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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.
The Wisconsin Book Festival is Wisconsin's premier literary event; this year's four-day celebration is October 17-20.
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.
Register to vote and get your Library card - all in the same visit!
Please note: you can register to vote or update your registration all-year-round at any Madison Public Library location during open hours.
On Tuesday, Sept. 24, the City of Madison will join hundreds of communities nationwide in celebrating National Voter Registration Day.
Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is a non-partisan celebration of democracy focused on facilitating the right to vote.
Voters who have moved and have updated their name and address with the Division of Motor Vehicles have a convenient option for celebrating National Voter Registration Day at home: they can completely register online at myvote.wi.gov.
Voter registration drives will be held throughout the city on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, Madison Public Library will host a series of events highlighting the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans and celebrating Hispanic and Latino American culture.