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.
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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.
Your library card gives you 24/7 access to over 71,000 digital books, audiobooks, videos and more - thanks to OverDrive and Wisconsin's Digital Library. You can enjoy many titles immediately online, download them for offline use, or send borrowed eBooks to a Kindle device for the duration of your lending period.
Free meals for kids! The MMSD Summer Food Program provides FREE FOOD from June 18 - Aug 10. To find a summer food site near you, text “food” to 877-877, call 211, or visit mmsd.org/food.
Un programa de verano de MMSD provee COMIDA GRATIS del 18 de junio al 10 de agosto. Encuentre un sitio de comida cercano en mmsd.org/food o envie el texto “comida” al 877-877, o llame al 211.
Enjoy play-centered, child led activities in the park each week, based on the educational approach of Anji Play.
The library will provide special play equipment to spark your children's imagination. At the end of each event, kids will create a Play Story, drawing and/or writing about their play for that day.
Wear messy clothes, bring a water bottle, (optional) bring a picnic dinner or purchase a meal from the "Let's Eat Out" local food carts, and make an evening of it!