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Past Events

Pop-Up Book Club

Share what you read this summer with other book lovers, enjoy One Barrel beer and win raffle prizes!

Rock & Read 2018

Madison Public Library Foundation's fifth annual Rock & Read fundraiser brought those who are committed to our libraries together for a fun, sunny afternoon to celebrate and support Madison Public Library's Summer Reading Program.

Lunch for Libraries with Daniel Pink

New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Daniel Pink was the featured speaker at Madison Public Library Foundation's annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser on Thursday, April 26, at the Overture Center for the Arts.

Pinney Library Groundbreaking Ceremony

All Madison Public Library supporters are invited to join us on Wednesday, April 4, at 10:30 a.m., for a Groundbreaking Ceremony at the future site of the new Pinney Library.

Workshop: Learn More About Donor-Advised Funds

Interested in smarter charitable giving or initiating a planned giving strategy? Learn more about the power of a donor-advised fund by attending Madison Public Library Foundation's upcoming information and Q&A session.

Give Back on Giving Tuesday

Join us for our third Giving Tuesday celebration at the Harmony Bar and Grill from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, November 28.

Cocktail Hour With Gail Simmons

Join Madison Public Library Foundation in celebrating the Wisconsin Book Festival's 15th anniversary with this special preview event featuring Top Chef judge and author Gail Simmons.

Afterword: Ex Libris Late Night

Thank you to all guests who came or stayed to extend the Ex Libris fun at our first ever post-party, Afterword: Ex Libris Late Night. With the participation of generous tasting partners and sponsors, all profits from this late night celebration benefited the Madison Public Library.

Ex Libris Volume VII: Beer & Bites

Thank you to our guests, tasting partners and sponsors who joined us at Central Library on October 13 for a night of unique brews and local eats at our seventh annual Ex Libris fall fundraiser. Photos from the event are now online on the Madison Public Library Flickr page.

Coordinating Your Charitable Goals—Recommendations From Your Trusted Advisors

Join Madison Public Library Foundation and four financial advisors to learn about fitting charitable contributions into your retirement strategy.

Rock & Read 2017: A Family-Friendly Fundraiser

A family-oriented fundraiser to benefit Madison Public Library's Summer Reading Programs.

Lunch for Libraries with Richard Russo

Madison Public Library Foundation's annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser is an opportunity for community members who are committed to our libraries to come together to celebrate, support and invest in the future of our libraries.

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