Meadowridge Library Kitchen a Community Asset
Foundation News–Meadowridge Library's commercial kitchen, part of a shared space between the library and the neighboring Meadowood Neighborhood Center, is an unusual asset for a library, Oakey said: Meadowridge is one of just a couple libraries in the nation equipped with one. It’s proving to be extremely useful for a variety of events that build community, serve library customers’ needs, and educate all ages — especially youth — on how to prepare nutritious snacks and meals.
Lunch for Libraries Tickets on Sale
Foundation News–A limited number of tickets remain and are on sale for Madison Public Library Foundation’s fifth annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser at Overture Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 17.
Oakhill Inmates’ Work on Display at Central Library in March
Foundation News–Artists in Absentia, featuring the writing, art, music and dramatic work of inmates from Oakhill Correctional Institution in Oregon, will be The Bubbler’s Artist-in-Residence program throughout March.
Wisconsin Book Festival Offers Six Free Upcoming Events
Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival will present a half-dozen free author events in the next few months in Central Library’s Community Room. All begin at 7 p.m.
Four Libraries Hosting Job Assistance Specialists
Foundation News–Libraries have long served as a valuable resource for those seeking employment or looking to advance their job skills. Madison Public Library recently began working with a variety of community partners to increase learning opportunities in the areas of computer training, resume writing, general business writing, social media and networking.
Madison Public Library Celebrates Black History Month
Foundation News–From the revolutionary Black Panthers to a local author book launch with a theme of love on Valentine’s Day, Black history will be celebrated throughout the month of February at Madison Public Library.
Local Author Celello to Speak at Book Club Café May 3
Foundation News–Local novelist Erin Celello will be the featured author at the Friends of Madison Public Library’s 19th annual Book Club Café fundraiser on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. at Central Library.
2016 Year-End Gifts Surpass Fundraising Goal by $50,000
Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation exceeded the 2016 fundraising goal for its annual fund by $50,000, thanks to an anonymous $50,000 matching gift that encouraged a flurry of year-end donations.