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Ex Libris: New Recipe

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Ex Libris: New Recipe graphic

Madison Public Library Foundation’s 11th annual Ex Libris fall fundraiser is back and in person at Central Library! Our local restaurants, breweries and other vendors are gathering up the perfect ingredients for new recipes that will result in a delicious array of food and beverage samples for you and your fellow guests to enjoy. We’ll also have musical entertainment by local band Grupo Balanca, whose musical style is Pagode,” a subgenre of samba originating in southern Brazil that is well suited for dancing and festivities; and a large silent auction featuring a variety of items and experience packages donated by area businesses and individuals.

All proceeds help Madison Public Library deliver vital services and materials that spark literacy and lifelong learning.

Tickets are on sale now! Scroll down for the ticket order form.

To create the safest possible atmosphere for Ex Libris in accordance with public health guidelines, admission to Ex Libris: New Recipe requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or two doses of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine). Full vaccination means your single or second dose was administered at least two weeks prior to our event. There are no exceptions. These requirements apply to guests, tasting partners, vendors, sponsors, volunteers and staff. We will also require compliance with any public health order in place at the time of our event.

We will accept the following forms of proof of vaccination in advance, which you may upload to our secure Dropbox folder for express event entry:

  • photo or screenshot of your CDC Vaccination Record Card
  • screenshot of your Wisconsin Immunization Registry record

Submitting written proof via Dropbox is optional and at your discretion.* Once your record is confirmed, we’ll erase your proof of vaccination from Dropbox.

We’ll also accept the following forms of vaccination proof at the door:

  • CDC Vaccination Record Card, or screenshot or printed copy of card
  • Wisconsin Immunization Registry screenshot or printed record

If you are unable to show proof of full vaccination, we will refund your ticket purchase. Please note that your entry to Ex Libris may be delayed as our volunteers and staff verify vaccination records.

*Madison Public Library Foundation makes no guarantees, representations or warranties regarding the security of information you transmit to the Foundation via Dropbox, and you do so at your own risk.   

Presenting Sponsor

Sustaining Sponsors

Aprilaire Logo
GHC logo
Woodman's logo

Contributing Sponsors

Tom DeChant & Paul Gibler
Terri & Christopher Jaye

Community Sponsors


Browne Travers Family
Walter Burt & Debbie Cardinal
Justine Coburn
First American Title
Noel & Beth Goeddel
Nathan Houdek & Sarah Barry
Jenni Jeffress
Leigh & Theron Myers
Jillana Peterson
Julia Weiser & Treeman Kopish
Gene & Christina Williams

Our 2021 Ex Libris Tasting Partners (more to come!)

Brix Cider logo
Bunky's Catering logo
Everly logo
Fairchild restaurant logo
Full Mile Beer Co. logo
Everly logo
Great Dane logo
Karben4 logo
Keur Fatou Logo
Karben4 logo
Mad Maiden Shrub logo
New Glarus Brewing Co. logo
New Glarus Brewing Co. logo
New Glarus Brewing Co. logo
New Glarus Brewing Co. logo
One Barrel Brewing Company LOGO
Parched Eagle logo
Restoration Cider Co. logo
Rude Brew Kombucha logo
Wisconsin Brewing Co. logo
young blood beer co. logo


November 5
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Madison Public Library
201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53572
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Madison Public Library Foundation