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The Pursuit of Racial Equity in Education

Let's Talk About It CIO

In this workshop, participants will learn about racial inequality in public schooling (how did we get to this place of inequity?) and explore how to respond in a productive way as parents and community members (where do we go from here?).

Educator and researcher Linn Posey-Maddox will provide historical context and facilitate small group interactive discussion about the ways in which parent's/caregiver's engagement can shape children's concepts of race and inequity and contribute to (or counter) racial inequities in education.

February 22, 2019

Live Well @ Your Library

Live well

Wellness is not just about physical health; it’s also about having a healthy mind and relationships.

Madison Public Library can help you stay informed through our free resources and help you reach your wellness goals through our workshops by the community, for the community.

February 22, 2019

Jazz & Friends

Be Who You Are CIO

Join friends and neighbors for a community reading of I Am Jazz, a book co-written by transgender trailblazer Jazz Jennings about her experience as a transgender girl.

The 4th Annual ‘Jazz & Friends’ Community Readings will take place on Thursday, February 28th.

Readings at 6:15 & 6:45pm 
Library Locations: Alicia Ashman, Meadowridge, Central, Sequoya, Hawthorne, Pinney, Lakeview

February 18, 2019

Hidden Life of Things

Hidden Life of Things CIO

The Hidden Life of Things pop-up exhibit presents a collection of Andean and Amazonian cultural artifacts featured as “texts” in their own right on 19 retractable banners and stands - on display from February 17-22 at Central Library (3rd Floor Gallery).

February 15, 2019

Black History Month

Black History Month graphic

Black history will be celebrated throughout the month of February and March at Madison Public Library. Programs will highlight various contributions – past and present – of Black poets, storytellers, activists, politicians, authors, musicians, storytellers and more.  

February 5, 2019

Play, Dance, Make

Robot-o-thon CIO

The weather may be a little frightful, but these events are truly delightful!

Upcoming events give kiddos the chance to meet some new friends, dance the day away, and make something awesome.

February 4, 2019


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