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.
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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.
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.
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.
Madison Public Library is proud to be a safe place for immigrants and refugees.
The library can offer phone interpreter services and immigrant rights information. And we can connect folks to resources and community organizations that offer further assistance.
Learn more at madisonpubliclibrary.org/immigration
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.
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.
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.
Library programs provide a space for folks in our community to share expertise, learn from one another, and maybe even make some new friends.
We recently received a remarkable story from patron Steve Holtzman, telling us about his experience in one of the Personal Archiving Workshops presented by Muhammad.
Gardening can grow more than plants - gardens help sustain our communities, well-being, health, and environment. These upcoming events will offer some tips and tricks to making your garden flourish, and techniques you may want to try in your own backyard.