Open Recitals

Open Recitals

Open Recitals

The library will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 for Veteran's Day. No items are due. Thank you.

Have a piece that you’d like to perform for the public?

The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room. 

If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form for consideration. Parents of performers under age 18 will also need to sign a permission slip at the circulation desk. We look forward to listening to you soon!

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

July Teen Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Mondays from 4:30-5:30 PM in the Community Room. For Ages 9-18TEEN ACTION COUNCIL Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans...

July Adult Activities

INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you! "ALL TOGETHER NOW" BLOCK PARTY This is the Block Party everyone will be talking about this...

July Kid & Tween Activities

CHESS AND GAME CLUB Learn the art of chess and other games from the master of fun and strategy, Nick Allison. Game supplies will be provided. Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 P.M. in the Community Room For ages 9-184TH OF JULY CLOSURE The Library will be closed Tuesday,...

June Kids and Tween Activities

SPECIAL STORY TIME Join us for a special story time with local author Ruth Nielson! She is the author and illustrator of I Am Remarkable: A Journey of Self-Discovery. Ruth will lead our little ones in a yoga session, so please bring a towel or mat for your child to...

June Adult Activities

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share your favorite piece of writing and talk about why writing is our passion. Wednesdays, June 14 & 28 at...

Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday September 3rd and Monday September 5th for Labor Day. No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

August Library Activities

TEEN ACTION COUNCILWednesday, August 3rd. 4-5:30pm.  For ages 12-18. Come and have a say in what activities Teens do at the Library and meet new friends. NO PROGRAMS IN AUGUST To reset from Summer Reading and to accomodate our new infrastruture updates, there will be...

Teen Activities November 1-15

Teen Activities November 1-15

Teen Activities November 1-15

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL

Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans, and come up with ways for the library to help teens. Have a say in what happens at your library!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS – NaNoWriMo

Do you have a story mulling around in your mind that’s aching to find its way to a page or computer screen? Then join us for NaNoWriMo!

“National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!”

The library will provide the prizes and incentives for every milestone you complete towards your final goal!

Join us for our first two write-ins!

Wednesdays, November 2nd & 9th, 5:30 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12+.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEEN ANIME CLUB

We will also be watching the feature film BELLE (inspired by the story of Beauty and the Beast) that was released in 2021.

Thursday, November 3rd, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

ADUL-TEEN 101 – COLLEGE ENTRANCE ESSAYS

What do colleges want to see?
How can you make your application stand out?
Learn the tips and tricks to snag that acceptance letter.

Wednesday, November 9th, 4:30 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

JOSI KILPACK AUTHOR TALK

Calling all romance readers! One of our favs, Josi Kilpack, will be joining us to talk about her newest book, The Valet’s Secret and do a Q&A with the audience! Come meet this best selling author here at our Library! 

Ms. Kilpack will be participating in a book signing at the Rexburg Deseret Book later that evening.

Monday, November 14th, 12:00 pm
in the Community Room
.

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Every other Friday a fun family movie will be showing at the library at 3:30 pm.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

November 4th: Coco (2017; PG)

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

GAME & CHESS CLUB

Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!

Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 pm
in the Community Room
.

No Game & Chess Club on October 31

For ages 9-18.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Help us celebrate our first 100 years by participating in our photography contest! Our theme is: “Capturing 100 years”. Submit an original photo and see if you win! All forms and rules are available below.

October 17th-December 10th

Ages 6+.

Photography Contest 2022
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

DISCORD SERVER

Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

 

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form...

November Adult Activities

November Adult Activities

November Adult Activities

SHORT STORY CONTEST

Do you love writing?

Enter the Madison Library District’s short story writing contest! The theme is “Capturing 100 years”. Give us your impression of what that means to you; fiction or non-fiction are accepted.

All entries receive a prize! 1st prize winner will be awarded their choice of either a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble or a feather quill pen and ink set.

Email submissions accepted ONLY. Send to programs@madisonlib.org

Entries accepted October 1-December 1.

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Help us celebrate our first 100 years by participating in our photography contest! Our theme is: “Capturing 100 years”. Submit an original photo and see if you win! All forms and rules are available below.

October 17th – December 10th

Ages 6+.

 

Photography Contest 2022
NaNoWriMo 2022

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB – NaNoWriMo

Do you have a story mulling around in your mind that’s aching to find its way to a page or computer screen? Then join us for NaNoWriMo!

“National Novel Writing Month is a fun, empowering approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft an entire novel in just one month. For 30 wild, exciting, surprising days, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!”

The library will provide the prizes and incentives for every milestone you complete towards your final goal!

 

Join us for our write-ins!

Wednesdays, November 2nd, 9th, 16th*, and 30th, at 5:30 pm
in the Community Room/*Activity Room

Ages 12+.

ADULT MAKERS – LEGOMANIA CHALLENGE

Leave the kiddies at home tonight for some creativity and competition with your fellows adults. We’ll divide into teams and see who can create the best barnyard themed creation with the Legos on hand. May the best geek win!

Friday, November 4th, at 7:00 pm
in the Community Room

Ages 18+.

VETERANS DAY CLOSURE

The Library will be closed Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

No items will be due but the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

JOSI KILPACK AUTHOR TALK

Calling all romance readers! One of our favoritess, Josi Kilpack, will be joining us to talk about her newest book, The Valet’s Secret and do a Q&A with the audience! Come meet this best selling author here at our Library!

Ms. Kilpack will be participating in a book signing at the Rexburg Deseret Book later that evening.

Monday, November 14th, 12:00 pm
in the Community Room
.

Josi Kilpack Author Talk Nov 2022
Adult book club Nov 2022

TAKE A BREAK BOOK CLUB

We will be reading The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson.

From Goodreads:
“In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.
On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.”

Thursday, November 17th, at 6:30 pm,
in the Entry Lounge
.

Book copies are available the the Circulation Desk while supplies last.

Ages 18+

ADULT MAKERS – BURNED WOOD BOOKSMARKS

We’ll be using a wood burner to create fun, personalized bookmarks! Friends don’t let friends dogear books; instead, they help them make bookmarks.

Friday, November 18th, at 7:00 pm,
in the Community Room
.

Ages 18+

Adult Makers Nov 2022 - Wood Burned Bookmarks

THANKSGIVING CLOSURE

The Library will be closing at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23, and will be closed Thursday, November 24 – Saturday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Come watch a movie at the library! Every other Friday at 3:30 pm in the Community Room.

November 4th: Coco (2017; PG)

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

Family Friendly Films Nov 2022
Book Bingo Nov 2022

BOOK BINGO

New book challenges each month with BINGO! Pick up a bingo sheet from the library or print one off from online. Read books to complete challenges. Get a Bingo, get a prize!

The theme will be the 2010s.

 ADULT EXPLORATION KITS

The Adult Exploration Kits are back on the shelves! AND we have added some new and exciting topics!

Each kit is built to take you on a journey of learning. There are a myriad of subjects to choose from, including US Beginnings, Shakespeare, Cake, Bob Ross, National Parks, and more.

Some of the new options include Writing, Arthurian Legend, Egypt, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Exploration kits may be checked out for three weeks.

To make it even easier on yourself, search our catalogue to put one on hold!  Simply use the catalogue search function and type in “Adult exploration kits” to view our many options.

PUZZLE + CHESS

The puzzle table is open to the public! Sit down and relax with our community puzzle. Contribute what you want and come back another day.

CHESS is located in the glass enclosure. Request a set from the Reference Desk.

Adult Activities February 2024

On The Same PageOn the Same Page is back and this year we're reading "Holes" by Louis Sachar! Join our big community read and pick up your free-to-keep kick-off kit from the circulation desk today!    Please, limit 1 book per household.Sploosh! Join us for an activity...

January Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubJoin our Creative Writers Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays, January 3 & 17 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room! Share your literary gems with fellow storytelling enthusiasts and bond over love for the written word.Closed for Martin Luther King Jr....

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubShare your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts and make new friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share our favorite piece and talk about why writing is our passion. This month we are meeting in the Community Room...

October 2023 Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubShare your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts and make new friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share our favorite piece and talk about why writing is our passion. Meetings are every second and fourth Wednesday of...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form...

November Kid and Tween Activities

November Kid and Tween Activities

November Kid and Tween Activities

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Help us celebrate our first 100 years by participating in our photography contest! Our theme is: “Capturing 100 years”. Submit an original photo and see if you win! All forms and rules are available below.

October 17th – December 10th

Ages 6+

Photography Contest 2022
Family Friendly Films Nov 2022

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Come enjoy family films at the Library! Every other Friday, 3:30 pm in the Community Room!

November 4th: Coco (2017; PG)

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

STEAM

Celebrate fall with our STEAM activity! We will be using leaf cutouts and tissue paper to make beautiful suncatchers! We will also be collecting leaves and making rubbings to put into collages or turley tails!

Tuesday, November 8th, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 6-11.

Steam Nov 2022
Mother Daughter Book Club nov 2022

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB

This month, we will be reading Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker.

Come discuss our spooookiest read and enjoy some campfire songs and s’mores!

Thursday, November 10th, 6:30 pm
in the Community Room

For ages 8-11 and their accompanying adult!

BOOKS FOR BOYS

Join us as we read Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar!

Come discuss this hilarious tale and see if you can make a building as sideways as Wayside!!

Thursday, October 17th, 6:30 pm
in the Community Room

For ages 8-11 and their accompanying adult!

Books for Boys Nov 2022
Lego Club Nov 2022

 LEGO @ YOUR LIBRARY

Do you love Legos? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at Madison Library District’s LEGO club!

Tuesday, October 25th, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room

For ages 6-18. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

GAME AND CHESS CLUB

Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!

Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 pm
in the Community Room
.

For ages 9-18.

Storytime Nov 2022

 STORYTIME – LIVE IN COMMUNITY ROOM

STORYTIME – ages 2-5
Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

TODDLER TIME -11 – 23 months (walking)
Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 am

BOOK BABIES – 1-10 months (not yet walking)
Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Take n’ Go Kits will be available during Storytime. Any extras will be distributed at the end of the week at the Children’s Reference Desk.

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form...

Teen Activities October 16-31

Teen Activities October 16-31

Teen Activities October 16-31

PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Help us celebrate our first 100 years by participating in our photography contest! Our theme is: “Capturing 100 years”. Submit an original photo and see if you win! All forms and rules are available below.

October 17th – December 10th

Ages 6+

Photography Contest 2022
Anime club cosplay party October 2022

TEEN ANIME CLUB

Come hang out with us at our anime Cosplay Party! Come dressed as your favorite anime character (or webtoon/graphic novel character, we don’t discriminate) and take pictures in the photo booth! We’ll also be watching How to Keep a Mummy!

If you do come in Cosplay, please keep your costume appropriate for the Library. Cosplay is not required.

Thursday, October 20th, 4:30 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

LEGO @ YOUR LIBRARY

Do you love Legos? Join other kids and teens who love the ever popular bricks at Madison Library District’s LEGO club!

Tuesday, October 25th, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 6-18. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Lego Club October 2022
/Young League of Writers October 2022

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS

Come ready to discuss your favorite character arc from the novel Ender’s Game. We want to hear your own character arcs as well!

Wednesday, October 26th, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

TEEN DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Brave the quest and join other teens on epic adventures!

Friday, October 28th, 3:30-5:30 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

GAME & CHESS CLUB

Game and Chess Club is cancelled on Monday, October 31 for Halloween.

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Every other Friday a fun family movie will be showing at the library at 3:30 pm.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

October 7th: Cars (2006; G)
October 21st: Monsters, Inc. (2001; G)

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

DISCORD SERVER

Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

 

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form...

October Kid and Tween Activities

October Kid and Tween Activities

October Kid and Tween Activities

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILM NIGHT

Come enjoy family films at the Library! Every other Friday, 3:30 pm in the Community Room!

October 7th: Cars (2006; G)
October 21st:
Monsters, Inc. (2001; G)

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

STEAM – HARRY POTTER

Join us for our STEAM activity celebrating the 25th anniversary of Haryy Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!

We will be making wizard hats and “accio” book bags!

Tuesday, October 11th, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 6-11.

COMBINED TWEEN BOOK CLUB KICK-OFF

Mother Daughter Book Club and Books for Boys will be combined this month.

We will be discussing Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. We will also be making some Harry Potter themed crafts and treats. Books are available at the circulation desk!

Thursday, October 13th, 6:30 pm
in the Community Room

For ages 8-11 and their accompanying adult!

LEGO @ YOUR LIBRARY

Do you love Legos? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at Madison Library District’s LEGO club!

Tuesday, October 25th, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room

For ages 6-18. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 STORYTIME – LIVE IN COMMUNITY ROOM

STORYTIME – ages 2-5
Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

TODDLER TIME -11 – 23 months (walking)
Mondays & Tuesdays at 9:30 am

BOOK BABIES – 1-10 months (not yet walking)
Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Take n’ Go Kits will be available during Storytime. Any extras will be distributed at the end of the week at the Children’s Reference Desk.

TRICKS AND TREATS STORYTIME

Come dressed up in your costumes for some Halloween stories and trick-or-treat fun!

Choose 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., or 12:30 p.m.
in the Community Room

For children ages 0-5 and their accompanying adult.

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form...

Teen Activities October 1st-15th

Teen Activities October 1st-15th

Teen Activities October 1st-15th

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

TEEN ACTION COUNCIL

Teen Action Council gathers to discuss plans, and come up with ways for the library to help teens. Have a say in what happens at your library!

Wednesday, October 5th, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

TEEN CRAFT – HARRY POTTER

The new term has begun at Hogwarts and it’s time to prepare for our TeenTober party! Stop by Ollivander’s to craft your very own wand before being sorted into your houses and making notebooks. Lastly, make a quilled pen to take notes in all your classes (Snape, we’re looking at you). 

Thursday, October 6th, 4:30 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

ADULTEEN 101 – YOU HAD ME AT “RAMEN”

Come learn the ways of the ramen noodle. We’ll be learning all the different ways to make and eat instant ramen so that budget-friendly staple stays fresh and exciting!

Wednesday, October 12th, 4:30 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

TEENTOBER PARTY

The new term has started at Hogwarts and this is your opportunity to join your classes and battle for the coveted House Cup. There will be five classes through which you may earn points for your house: herbology, potions, divination, charms, and quidditch. After your classes you’ll meet together in the Great Hall to enjoy butterbeer and pumpkin pasties during the awarding of the Cup.

Friday, October 14th, 7:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

GAME & CHESS CLUB

Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!

Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 pm
in the Community Room
.

No Game & Chess Club on October 31

For ages 9-18.

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Every other Friday a fun family movie will be showing at the library at 3:30 pm.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

October 7th: Cars (2006; G)
October 21st: Monsters, Inc. (2001; G)

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

DISCORD SERVER

Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

 

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form...

October Adult Activities

October Adult Activities

October Adult Activities

SHORT STORY CONTEST

Do you love writing?

Enter the Madison Library District’s short story writing contest! The theme is “Capturing 100 years”. Give us your impression of what that means to you; fiction or non-fiction are accepted.

All entries receive a prize! 1st prize winner will be awarded their choice of either a $50 gift card to Barnes and Noble or a feather quill pen and ink set.

Email submissions accepted ONLY. Send to programs@madisonlib.org

Entries accepted October 1-December 1.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE CLOSURE

The Library will be closed on Saturday, October 1st, for Building Maintenance.

No items will be due and the book drop will remain open. Thank you!

 

WAFFLE WEDNESDAY GAME NIGHT

Come out and enjoy a night full of old and new games. Bring your favorites and we’ll all play together! Waffles for winners!

Wednesday, October 5th, at 6:00 pm
in the Community Room

HARRY POTTER WAND WORKSHOP

Come on over to the Madison Library where Ollivander’s shop is now open for business for a one time event! Sort into your houses and create your very own wand!

All supplies will be provided.

Thursday, October 6th, at 6:00 pm
in the Community Room

 

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

Come to our Creative Writing Club! Share your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts or join to make friends! We will be sharing our favorite piece of writing and talking about why writing is our passion.

Wednesdays, October 12th and 26th, at 6:00 pm
in the Community Room

KEEP ME IN STITCHES

Introducing our newest adult program, Keep Me in Stitches! Bring your handcrafts and join others as we work away.

Tuesday, October 11th, at 2:00 pm
Thursday, October 14th, at 6:00 pm
in the Community Room

OPEN RECITAL

Share your talents with our library community. All ages, all skill levels, all instruments are welcome. Please submit your application which is available through our website.

Participants under age 18, must also have a parental permission form which is available at the circulation desk. Please tell your family and friends about your recital so you can perform for an audience! We can’t wait to listen to you!

Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult, 18+.

Monday, October 17th, at 6:30 pm,
in the Community Room
.

TAKE A BREAK BOOK CLUB

We will be reading New Kid, by Jerry Craft.

From Goodreads:

“Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.

As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?”

Thursday, October 27th, at 6:30 pm,
in the Community Room
.

Book copies are available at the Front Circulation Desk, while supplies last.

ADULT MAKERS – RUBBER STAMPED NOTECARDS

Come create some beautiful, personalized stationery with rubber stamps! All supplies will be provided.

Monday, October 17th, at 7:00 pm,
in the Community Room
.

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Come watch a movie at the library! Every other Friday at 3:30 pm in the Community Room.

October 7th: Cars (2006; G)
Octpber 21st: Monsters, Inc. (2001; G)

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

BOOK BINGO

New book challenges each month with BINGO! Pick up a bingo sheet from the library or print one off from online. Read books to complete challenges. Get a Bingo, get a prize!

The theme will be the 2000s.

 ADULT EXPLORATION KITS

The Adult Exploration Kits are back on the shelves! AND we have added some new and exciting topics!

Each kit is built to take you on a journey of learning. There are a myriad of subjects to choose from, including US Beginnings, Shakespeare, Cake, Bob Ross, National Parks, and more.

Some of the new options include Writing, Arthurian Legend, Egypt, and Leonardo da Vinci.

Exploration kits may be checked out for three weeks.

To make it even easier on yourself, search our catalogue to put one on hold!  Simply use the catalogue search function and type in “Adult exploration kits” to view our many options.

PUZZLE + CHESS

The puzzle table is open to the public! Sit down and relax with our community puzzle. Contribute what you want and come back another day.

CHESS is located in the glass enclosure. Request a set from the Reference Desk.

Adult Activities February 2024

On The Same PageOn the Same Page is back and this year we're reading "Holes" by Louis Sachar! Join our big community read and pick up your free-to-keep kick-off kit from the circulation desk today!    Please, limit 1 book per household.Sploosh! Join us for an activity...

January Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubJoin our Creative Writers Club (Ages 18+) on Wednesdays, January 3 & 17 at 6:00 PM in the Community Room! Share your literary gems with fellow storytelling enthusiasts and bond over love for the written word.Closed for Martin Luther King Jr....

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubShare your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts and make new friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share our favorite piece and talk about why writing is our passion. This month we are meeting in the Community Room...

October 2023 Adult Activities

Creative Writing ClubShare your writing with other storytelling enthusiasts and make new friends! Join the Creative Writing Club for ages 18+. We will share our favorite piece and talk about why writing is our passion. Meetings are every second and fourth Wednesday of...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form...

Teen Activities September 16th-30th

Teen Activities September 16th-30th

Teen Activities September 16th-30th

LEGO @ YOUR LIBRARY

Do you love Legos? Join other kids who love the ever popular bricks at Madison Library District’s LEGO club!

Tuesday, September 27th, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 6-18. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

YOUNG LEAGUE OF WRITERS

Come discuss the works you’ve been writing! We’ll be discusing more in depth about character arcs and pulling some examples from the raddest 90s authors, like J.K. Rowling, Patricia C. Wrede, Louis Sachar, Gail Carson Levine, and Tamora Pierce. 

Read a book by one of them before you come!

 

Wednesday, September 28th, 4:00 pm
in the Community Room.

For ages 12-18.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

Brave the quest and join other teens on epic adventures!

Fridays, September 9th and 23rd, 3:30-5:30 pm
in the Community Room.

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

GAME & CHESS CLUB

Come learn the game of chess, plus other fun games!

Every Monday from 4:30-5:30 pm
in the Community Room
.

For ages 9-18.

FAMILY FRIENDLY FILMS

Every other Friday a fun family movie will be showing at the library at 4:00 pm.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by someone 14 or older.

September 2nd: Babe (1995; G)
September 16th: Iron Giant (1999; PG)
September 30th: Anastasia (1997; G)

Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens
Teen action council have a say in what goes on at the library for teens

DISCORD SERVER

Join our Discord Server! Chat and get to know other teens in the area. The Server is monitored by Library Staff to ensure a fun and safe place for all.

 

Kid & Tween Activities February 2024

Story TimeJoin us in February for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time!  Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter V! Explore Veggies, Valentine’s Day, Violins, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and...

January Kid & Tween Activities

Story Time Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5): It’s all about the Letter D! Explore Dance, Dinosaurs, Dirt, Disguises, and Something NEW, Just For You! Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 10:30 AM  Toddler Time (ages 10-23 months): Dive into the exciting world of dinosaurs with...

Holiday Closures 2023

The Library will be closed Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 23 - 26 for Christmas & Saturday - Monday, Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 for the New Year   No items are due when the Library is closed. Thank You! Have a safe and happy holidays!

Christmas Extravaganza!

Christmas is not just a day, it's a feeling! It's the joy that fills our hearts, the sparkle in our eyes, and the warmth we share with our family and friends. This year, everyone is invited to Madison Library District’s 14th Annual Christmas Extravaganza, a Christmas...

November Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin us this November for a world of imagination and learning at Story Time! The theme for Preschool Story Time (ages 2-5) is The Letter U! Explore the magical world of "Uni"-horns, Umbrellas, Under the…, and something NEW, just for U... or should we say...

October 2023 Kid and Tween Activities

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For October, we will have fun with the letter O and opposites!  Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM and Wednesdays at...

September Adult Events

Take a Break Book ClubTake a Break and join our adult book club on Sept. 21 at 6:30 PM! Ages 18+ will meet in the Community Room to discuss Jane Austen’s classic, Sense and Sensibility. Adult MakersFriday, September 15 is Adult Makers! We will be making noodles from...

September Kids & Tween Events

Story TimeJoin Miss Gina, Grace, and Marybeth for Preschool Story Time, Toddler Time, and Book Babies! For September, we will have fun with the letter F and farm animals! Preschool Story Time is for ages 2-5 and meets Tuesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:30 PM or Wednesdays at...

September Teen Events

Hauntings - Library Teen Virtual ConventionTeens are invited to join the annual Library Teen Virtual Convention! Inspired by all our favorite ghost stories, spooky folklore, and mysterious cryptids, this year's theme is HAUNTINGS! The Convention is hosted on Discord...

Open Recitals

Have a piece that you'd like to perform for the public? The library is holding a series of recitals this year. Our next open recital will be held Monday, April 22, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room.  If you would like to participate, please fill out the following form...

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