All Madison Public Library locations will be closed Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving. You can still gobble up e-books and audiobooks on Overdirve, return items to the book drop and manage your account on LINKcat.
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Pinney Library will close beginning November 30, 2018 at 9 pm, and will remain closed through December 2018 and early January of 2019 as it moves into an interim library space at 209 Cottage Grove Road (formerly Ace Hardware).
The library will remain in the interim location for a year until the new Pinney Library opens in Royster Corners in 2020.
As Pinney Library prepares to close at the end of the month, you're invited to share fond memories of Pinney and best wishes for the new library. Just drop us a postcard.
Winter is practically here! These upcoming events will help you beat cabin fever, embrace winter festivities, and keep you and your loved ones thoroughly entertained.
Be part of our second annual joint intergenerational photo exhibit and have your photo taken by local artist Jennifer Bastian.
Join Madison Public Library Foundation on Tuesday November 27 at The Harmony Bar & Grill from 5-7 p.m. to support The Capital Campaign for a new Pinney Library.
This is a family-friendly event with live music from Back2Back. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.
Meet the pooches who inspire children to read! The Read to a Dog program encourages children to practice their reading aloud skills to a furry friend, building reading confidence.
Bring a favorite book (or find one at the library!) and read aloud to a doggo.
C-Span2 BookTV covered seven Wisconsin Book Festival events during our October 11-14 festival. Below are links to all discussions and live with call-ins, archived on the C-Span2 BookTV site.
Open Enrollment for 2019 runs from November 1, 2018 to December 15, 2018 - The yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan.
Inspired by the Human Library Project, Real Life Library is a unique storytelling and listening event designed to provide the opportunity for community members to listen to and learn from other people’s stories.
Volunteers will act as live “books” that attendees can “read,” taking in each person’s 20-minute real, personal stories.
Each of the “books” will be recorded and used to build a digital repository of stories and experiences that can be shared, taught, and passed on from generation to generation. Every Real Life Library event ultimately creates a digital volume of books, or human perspectives that can help educate others on social issues and humanize history.