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Library Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt CIO

Celebrate National Library Week by completing these nine “scavenger hunt” challenges at any of our nine Madison Public Library locations - or use this as an opportunity to visit them all. 

The Scavenger Hunt will run from Friday, April 5 until Sunday, April 14 at 5pm.

April 2, 2019

National Library Week

National Library Week

From April 7 to April 13, National Library Week will be celebrated at Madison Public Library and throughout the city. This year’s theme nationally is “Libraries = Strong Communities,” and events over the course of the week will highlight ways to get involved -- both for library regulars or as first time patrons.

April 2, 2019

Tech Study Hall

Tech Study Hall CIO

Want to know more about teaching yourself these skills in a supportive environment? Working on an Excel, Java or HTML/CSS project and feeling a little stuck?

Bring your questions for working on an Excel, Java or HTML/CSS project to Tech Study Hall!

April 1, 2019

Nourish You

Nourish You CIO

The Nourish You: Self-Care Retreat is for women who don’t always feel included in mainstream self-care offerings.

Come and get inspired to move into relaxation! Women who attend will receive tools that they can incorporate into their lifestyle to enhance or begin a self-care practice at home. Presented by: Venus Washington, Nikki Cook, and Araceli Esparza.

March 29, 2019

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids CIO

Whip up some delicious eats and yummy treats in a hands-on cooking class with The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in a hands-on cooking class! Vegetarian option and nut free.

March 22, 2019

Cookbook Clubs

Cookbook Clubs CIO

Want to connect with fellow cookbook enthusiasts, share recipes, and find inspiration?

Take part in one of these cookbook clubs at Lakeview and Meadowridge Libraries!

Choose a recipe to make and share at each meeting. Cookbooks will be available to check out at the respective libraries. Registration may be required.

March 18, 2019

Lunch for Libraries

Lunch for Libraries CIO

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.

March 12, 2019

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