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.
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Featured news, events, and stories from Madison Public Library
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.
City of Madison’s Poet Laureate, Oscar Mireles, and the Madison Public Library are partnering to celebrate National Poetry Month beginning Monday, April 1, 2019.
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.
Director's statement on the March 11, 2019 incident at Lakeview Library.
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!