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Stories from Madison Reunion: Bert Rosengarten

Bert Rosengarten

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.

July 31, 2018

Summer Book Sales

Book sale

Expand your collections at home - and support your local library! Mark your calendars for these upcoming book sales, featuring hundreds of items from books to movies and beyond.

July 12, 2018

Cook Something Up at Meadowridge

cooking

Did you know Meadowridge Library offers cooking classes for children, adults, and families? Join other community members in the kitchen as you learn techniques and recipes from local chefs.

Registration required. Look closely at each event's details for information about how to register.

July 10, 2018

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

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