New VIP Pre-Party to Precede Ex Libris
Foundation News–Join us at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 2, for cask-conditioned beer from Working Draft Beer Company, Wisconsin Brewing Company and Karben4 Brewing. Madison College’s School of Professional and Continuing Education will prepare freshly fried beignets made with Capital Brewery beer glaze.
Meadowridge Library Pie Sale November 20
Foundation News–Support Meadowridge Library and treat your Thanksgiving guests to a delicious dessert by purchasing a homemade pie at the Friends of Meadowridge Library’s annual Pie Sale on Tuesday, November 20.
Giving Tuesday to Support Pinney Library
Foundation News–You’re invited to our annual Giving Tuesday celebration from 5–7 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, at the Harmony Bar and Grill, 2201 Atwood Ave.
City Eyes Temporary 2019 Location for Pinney Library
Foundation News–The Madison City Council reviewed a proposal introduced by Ald. David Ahrens, 15th District, at its September 4 meeting that asks the city to begin leasing the former store space in December, when the lease ends for the current Pinney Library, 204 Cottage Grove Road.
Top-Selling Authors Lead Book Festival Lineup
Foundation News–The Wisconsin Book Festival released its 2018 festival weekend lineup at a Schedule Launch Party for sponsors, members and other supporters on August 21. The four-day festival will take place October 11–14 in and around Madison Public Library’s Central Library.
Former Foundation Board President: Library Programs Will Require Growing Support
Foundation News–Former Madison Public Library Foundation board member Tom DeChant, who is retired from a career in space planning consulting, says he decided to become a Silas Pinney Legacy Society member and leave a gift to the foundation because he believes public libraries will only continue to grow in relevance as a critical community resource.
Foundation Awards $91,000 in Grants to Library
Foundation News–Madison Public Library Foundation selected six Madison Public Library efforts to receive grants, for a funding total of $91,000. The grants are made possible thanks to annual fund gifts secured from businesses, individuals and organizations.
Goodman South Madison Library Remodeling to Begin Soon
Foundation News–Remodeling of Goodman South Madison Library will begin in early fall, and the community is invited to learn about the project in a public meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the library.
Former Madison Public Library Librarian Williams Leaves $200,000+ Gift to Endowment
Foundation News–Longtime Madison Public Library staff member Barbara Williams, who upon retirement became a dedicated Central Library volunteer, left a gift in excess of $200,000 to Madison Public Library Foundation following her death last year.