Director's statement on the March 11, 2019 incident at Lakeview Library.
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New York Times best-selling novelist Celeste Ng will be the featured author at Madison Public Library Foundation's Lunch for Libraries on Wednesday, May 15, at Monona Terrace.
Madison Public Library Foundation’s annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser is an opportunity for community members who are committed to our libraries to come together to celebrate, support and invest in the Wisconsin Book Festival.
It's that time of year again!
UW student athletes are ready to help get kids even more excited about reading at Red, White and Read on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00am-12:00pm at Central Library.
Kiddos of all ages and their families can read with UW student athletes - and maybe even get to meet Bucky!
Sponsored by the UW Student United Way and Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Others
Looking for a crafty way to spend an afternoon while school is out?
Kids and families can stop by the library and try their hands at a different craft each day.
Introducing the latest artist-in-residence in the Bubbler room - Taylor Rushing! Taylor’s residency will focus on the absolute accessibility of culture and knowledge from the lens of self-taught makers, hobo whittlers, punk rock zinesters, shaman and librarians. He will emphasize the use of humble materials, cartoons and down home crafts in his time at the library - and encourages all patrons to pay him a visit!
Join community members at Hawthorne Library for a special event series featuring Wisconsin-themed documentaries. Documentary filmmaker Bob Leff will screen and discuss each of his four films.
Stop by Alicia Ashman Library during March and April to enjoy the Library Portraits exhibit by artist Emily Rosenthal.
The display will feature portraits of Madison Public Library librarians and their favorite authors using digital mediums.
From February 15-25, the adult collection will be temporarily unavailable due to flooring replacement. This includes adult fiction and nonfiction, world language materials, and large print books.
Valentine's Day (February 14) is also Library Lover's Day!
Here are a few ways you can use your library that will have you hugging your library card close to your heart.
(Don't have a library card? We can help you with that, too.)
This February, show some love to yourself and others!
Attend one of these library events that will help you learn to live mindfully, practice self-care, and spread kindness.