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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.
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.
Madison Public Library joins local partners in celebrating the diversity of Madison with a series of programs and displays highlighting the experiences of students from Madison and Milwaukee, featured in the forthcoming book Green Card Voices: Immigration Stories from Madison and Milwaukee High Schools.
Find out more about your family tree by searching Ancestry Library, a public library version of the popular Ancestry.com that includes access to over 2 billion names and thousands of genealogical databases.
Visit the Bubbler Room and immerse yourself in All The Things! Illustrator and maker Emily Joy Balsley will host workshops and open studio sessions exploring various mediums throughout her September-October residency.
Enjoy Wisconsin Book Festival events all year round! Several incredible authors are headed your way in September, so make plans to join us. The complete list of events can be found at wisconsinbookfestival.org.
All Wisconsin Book Festival events are free and open to the public, no tickets or registration required.
During a 90-minute workshop, Jen Rubin will discuss her process of writing a family memoir that centered around the small business her family-owned for 80 years.
Jen will talk about how to balance 3 generations, deal with thorny family issues, and how to include enough history and sociology to inform the story but not so much that the central story is overwhelmed. Jen is a skilled storyteller and brought an oral storytelling approach to her writing. This will be an interactive workshop with a mixture of presentation, storytelling, Q&A, and small group work.
This summer, Sequoya Library has been asking kids to recommend their favorite books by writing them on "space" shapes like rockets, stars, and robots. Library staff created a book list based on their recommendations for all to share and enjoy.