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Explore Madison's Northside Eken Park Neighborhood through the modern photography style of Eken Park resident, Ben Z.
Celebrate and appreciate works by local women artists. Young at Art, an art exhibit by Thursday's Artists, will be on display from September 1-October 29 at Pinney Library.
Throughout these last few weeks, several rescues have happened due to the flooding waters.
Here's one story that might not make the headlines - but makes those of us at Madison Public Library very proud.
"Music just sounds better on vinyl."
If you've said this (or at least want to know what all the fuss is about), then Monroe Street Library has just what you need. Come explore the vinyl collection at Monroe Street Library. No turntable? No problem - you can check those out, too.
Let the library ease you back into the school year! We have helpful resources and fun events for learners of all ages.
Spend Friday nights at Goodman South Madison Library to see some of your favorite blockbuster hits - for free!
All are welcome to pop behind Hawthorne Library to see Madison's first collection of large-scale outdoor murals created by multiple artists and teen groups - Madison Mural Alley
Murals are located behind Madison East Shopping Center and Hawthorne Library at 2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704.
Similar to other "mural alley" locations around the world, the space was selected not for its central location, but more as a hidden surprise destination for the community.
Madison Mural Alley was created by 5 artists and artist teams in collaboration with local Madison teens. The project originated from the Darbo-Worthington Neighborhood Planning process, where City of Madison planners asked Madison East Shopping Center owners, Greg Rice and John Brigham, if they'd be open to hosting a community art and placemaking exercise to welcome community input for options. Their agreement, resulted in a design charrette with members of the neighborhood at Hawthorne Library in August 2016.
The project was organized by The Bubbler at Madison Public Library with funding from the Madison Arts Commission.
Special thanks to the site property owners EMI Enterprise Management, Gingrich Construction for the scaffolding, and countless volunteers and community members who helped make this a reality.
Just as countless inspiring works fill the shelves of our libraries, there are many stories you can share with us about Madison Public Library. So what's your library story? Tell us!
Submit your library story at: mplfoundation.org/stories/submit
In June, Madison Public Library and University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives collaborated to gather stories from attendees of the Madison Reunion. The event invited alumni from the 1960s to come and share their memories, stories, and reflections of their time on campus. Bert Rosengarten took some time to share his recollections of the cultural atmosphere in Madison from 1966 to 1970 and his part in the blues music scene.