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Featured news, events, and stories from Madison Public Library

Stories from Madison Reunion: Joan Lowery

Joan Lowerey CIO

Earlier this summer, Madison Public Library and University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives collaborated to gather stories from attendees of the Madison Reunion. This event invited alumni from the 1960s to come and share their memories, stories, and reflections of their time on campus. One of those alums, Joan Lowery, took the opportunity to share her memories of “empowerment and urgency,” reflecting on today’s social atmosphere. 

July 5, 2018

USS Bubbler Regatta

USS Bubbler Regatta

Ahoy shipbuilders! Anchors away for the first annual Bubbler Regatta! Create your own mini vessels from recycled materials, test their seaworthiness, and race against your friends down our rain gutter course… you may have to supply your own wind. Children under 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

July 3, 2018

Now Playing

Summer Library Film

Beat the heat with a free summer movie night at the library! We've got fan favorites, lesser-known films, powerful documentaries, and movies the whole family can enjoy. 

July 2, 2018

Habitat LEGO Build

Lego Habitat Build

Join in the LEGO Build Competition! Children between the ages of 5-11 will build houses out of LEGOS, while learning how Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

June 29, 2018

Free Meals for Kids | Comida Gratis para los Niños

Free Meals for Kids

Free meals for kids! The MMSD Summer Food Program provides FREE FOOD from June 18 - Aug 10. To find a summer food site near you, text “food” to 877-877, call 211, or visit mmsd.org/food.


Un programa de verano de MMSD provee COMIDA GRATIS del 18 de junio al 10 de agosto. Encuentre un sitio de comida cercano en mmsd.org/food o envie el texto “comida” al 877-877, o llame al 211.

June 18, 2018

Community Reads: Science Fiction

Sci-Fi Recommendations

We asked our Facebook and Twitter fans to recommend a science fiction book for people who don't like science fiction.

Folks chimed in with over 70 books, authors, and series worth checking out if you're new to science fiction, or not particularly keen on the genre.

Here are their top picks in an easy-to-browse list in order by popularity on our post. 

Search LINKcat to find several of these titles in alternative formats like ebook, audiobook, and large print. 

June 14, 2018

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