Educational Series

FREE Workshops led by professionals

Virtual Learning Opportunities

Madison Public Library Foundation’s Educational Series presents free workshops that feature professionals speaking about their area of expertise, from financial planning to law to accounting. They always include a Q&A session at the end. Each is recorded and available to watch anytime below. 

View our most recent event, Special Needs Trusts, held on March 18.

College Prep

Jamie Hanson of Akamai College Consultants discusses strategies for saving for higher education.

The Wisconsin Vote

Learn about polling, partisanship, and public opinion with Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin.

Long-Term Care

Learn how to plan care for yourself or a loved one with legal, insurance and housing information.

Beginning Genealogy

Learn how to use library resources, such as newspapers and databases, to trace your family roots.

Estate Planning 101

Attorney Jennifer Hannon provides an overview of how to begin your very first estate plan.

On the Record

Three local journalism leaders highlight the top issues facing the Madison region and stories off the radar.

Hidden Gems

Missy VanLanduyt highlights the best parks, trails, beaches and vistas throughout Wisconsin.

Get Cybersmart

Learn how to safely use technology, recognize fraud and avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime.

Your $$ & COVID-19

A local team of experts shares tips on how to weather the storm at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Women & Wealth

Sophie Antal Gilbert of Russell Investments discusses women’s unique finance and savings needs.

Year-End Giving

Our panel of experts discusses special tools to maximize your year-end charitable donations.

Estate Planning

Three attorneys highlight important documents and considerations to get your affairs in order.

Health Literacy

UW Health’s Dr. Elizabeth Perry provides tips on how to navigate the American health care system.