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Past Events

Give Back on Giving Tuesday

Support the Capital Campaign for a New Pinney Library. Family-friendly event with live music by Back2Back!

Workshop: Social Security Planning Strategies – Serving up a Slice of Retirement Pie

Social Security is an important part of your Wealth + Health retirement strategy. Learn how you can make the most of the benefits you’ve earned. Working with a financial professional allows you to build a wealthier and healthier future by developing a Social Security strategy that fits your needs. Join us to find out how!

Ex Libris Vol. VIII

More than 500 guests sampled a variety of craft beers from Wisconsin breweries, along with culinary creations from the Madison area's finest kitchens. Our fall fundraiser for Madison Public Library also featured music by the band WheelHouse and a large silent auction.

Toss a Buck for Charity at One Barrel

Support The Capital Campaign for a new Pinney Library at One Barrel Brewing Company, where you can Toss a Buck for Charity program to benefit the new east side library!

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.

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