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Ex Libris: Box Set Edition

November 5 @ 11:00 am - November 10 @ 9:00 pm

We have sold out of Ex Libris boxes! Thank you! You can still support Madison Public Library by bidding in our silent auction November 5–10. Click the button above to browse the auction and start bidding.

Madison Public Library Foundation’s 10th annual fall fundraiser, Ex Libris, is to-go style! Those who ordered boxes can pick up their “Box Set” November 5–8 from one of our local beverage producers to safely enjoy from home. Boxes will include: 

• beverages (beer, spirits or NA based on your chosen pickup location)
• a certificate booklet redeemable for food and beverages from local vendors
• nonperishable food items, including pickles, coffee and snacks
• swag from local businesses and sponsors
• a commemorative 10th Ex Libris tasting glass

Pickup instructions were emailed on October 30 to those who purchased boxes.

Cheers and thank you to our pickup sites for their partnership and beverage contributions:

Ale Asylum – mixed six-pack and 30 percent off online orders of $30 or more
Capital Brewery & Bier Garten – six-pack of Island Wheat
Delta Beer Lab – mixed four-pack
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. (Hilldale) – six-pack of your choice
Hop Haus Brewing Co. (Fitchburg) – crowler of your choice
Karben4 – six-pack of Fantasy Factory
Rockhound Brewing Co. – crowler of your choice
Rusty Dog Coffeefeaturing Mad Maiden Shrub and Untitled Art (zero proof/NA box) – 12-ounce bag of single-origin FTO varietal, medium roast; Honey Ginger Shrub, Shrub Tonic Kit, Top Note Lemon Tonic and Cranberry Shrub; NA Chocolate Milk Stout and Blackberry CBD Water 
State Line Distillery – 375 ml bottle of gin
Working Draft Beer Co. – mixed four-pack 
Young Blood Beer Co. – mixed four-pack

Ex Libris Beer Release: Cram Session Mocha Porter

To mark our 10th year of Ex Libris, Working Draft Beer Co. collaborated with Rusty Dog Coffee and Scooter Software to brew Cram Session Mocha Porter! This beer was created with Ghana cocoa nibs and Colombian coffee beans hand selected by Rusty Dog. Ex Libris Presenting Sponsor Scooter Software shared its adorable spokesbear, Chuckie, for the label artwork. Working Draft will donate $1 from the sale of each Cram Session four-pack to our annual fund, which supports library collections, technology and other services. Order your four-pack here.

Silent Auction

Our silent auction featuring 100 items is open for bidding through November 10. This year, we are releasing auction items in three groups:

Group A – bidding opens at 8 a.m. Thursday, November 5, and closes at 9 p.m. Friday, November 6

Group B – bidding opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, November 7, and closes at 9 p.m. Sunday, November 8

Group C – bidding opens at 8 a.m. Monday, November 9, and closes at 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 10

View the list of auction items here and click below to bid!

Presenting Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

Associated Bank
Capitol Bank
Tom DeChant & Paul Gibler

Wipfli LLP

Community Sponsors

Rich Arnesen
The Commonwealth Companies
JP Croake & Shira Phelps
Tana Elias & Andrew Clarkowski
Libby Gerds & Mike Graham
Isthmus Eye Care
Isthmus Partners, LLC
Rajesh Rajaraman & Deepika Rajesh
Matt & Susie Younkle
SVA Certified Public Accountants, S.C.


November 5 @ 11:00 am
November 10 @ 9:00 pm


Numerous Venues
WI United States


Madison Public Library Foundation