Ex Libris Vol. VIII

Nov 2, 2018 • 7:00 pm • Central Library • 201 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703

A big thank you to all of our guests, sponsors and volunteers who helped make Ex Libris Vol. VIII: Beer & Bites an immense success! Our fall fundraiser featured samplings of craft beers from Wisconsin's standout breweries, and sweet and savory bites from Madison's top kitchens. One of the highlights was live music from the band WheelHouse. A large silent auction filled with items and experience packages donated by area businesses and individuals capped the night.

New this year, more than 100 guests attended a special VIP Pre-Party featuring cask-conditioned beer from Working Draft Beer Company, Wisconsin Brewing Company and Karben4 Brewing. Madison College School of Professional and Continuing Education prepared freshly fried beignets made with Capital Brewery beer for the event. 

Thank you to the 2018 Ex Libris Committee for their dedication!

Gail Ambrosius Kevin Appleton 
Barbara Arnold Charlene Breuning
Tom Burton Tom DeChant
Kurt Goetza Erin Hampe
Nathan Houdek      Marnie Hulan
Leigh Meyers  Rachelle Miller
Carol Prochaska Tanya Salman
DeShawn Witter Anne Zeches


Ex Libris 2019 is scheduled for Friday, November 8. Mark your calendars!

If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor next year, please email Foundation Manager Tracy Phillippi at


Thank you to our 2018 Tasting Partners and Breweries! 

Browse photos from the event here.

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