The library will be closed on Friday and Saturday, July 3 and July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The entire staff wishes you a safe and festive weekend.
Every Hero Has a Story
. . . is our summer theme this year. We will celebrate all types of heroes: superheroes, folk and historical heroes, animal heroes, community heroes, family heroes and our own inner heroes! Keep track of how much you read each week for a chance to spin the Big Wheel, and to earn pet food for a community donation to the Dane County Humane Society. Join us for special performances, storytimes, workshops and other fun activities. We’ll celebrate at the end of our program with a grand finale EVENING POOL PARTY. Registration begins June 15th at the library, or sign up starting June 1st right here!
See the program schedule here.
Register for the summer program here.
ESCAPE THE ORDINARY
2015 Adult Summer Library Program June 15 – July 31
Please join us this summer as you ESCAPE THE ORDINARY and find out what’s extraordinary at your public library!
Starting June 15th, adults 18 and up can register at the circulation desk for the Adult Summer Library Program. This year’s grand prize is a $200 gift certificate for Harvest Restaurant in Madison!! There are also weekly drawings for fabulous prizes! Check it out here or stop by the library for details.
Summer comes but once a year - make it out of the ordinary!
Tell Us What You Want
Adult Programming Survey
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines
Thursday, July 30 @ 6:30 PM
Join us the documentary film, Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines, which traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation. WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Shelby Knox and others who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male dominated superhero genre. This program is in partnership with Wisconsin Public Television/Independent Lens Series. Recommended for tweens, teens and adults.
Get Your Cap Times Here!
The library now carries the weekly Cap Times. Stop by each week, and get your free copy!
Library is Local Drop-off Site for the Mazomanie Food Pantry
When you return your library materials, don’t forget to bring in a non-perishable item for the food pantry. Your donations are much needed and greatly appreciated! No expired or previously opened food, please.
Open Music Jam
Do you have a guitar gathering dust? Are you a harmonica player without a band? Don’t play an instrument, but like to sing or simply listen? Stop by the library on Thursday nights at 6:00 and join other area musicians in a weekly music jam! From beginner to way good, all abilities welcome!
Beyond the Page
Join the Beyond the Page campaign, a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County – forever. Please help support our library's access to funding for future programs.
- Learn more here
- Listen to an interview about the campaign with Tom Linfield of the Madison Community Foundation, Verona Public Library's director, Brian Simons, and NPR's Kathleen Dunn.
- Read WISC Editorial Director Neil Heinen's editorial about the campaign.
The library system's Overdrive eBook collection is now compatible with the Kindle, Nook, and Reader as well as other mobile devices. To get started right away go to the Digital Download Center.