Events & Programs

Coming soon!


Adult Craft Club

First Thursdays of the Month @1:30pm

Join us for the new Madison Public Library Craft Club! We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the library alcove at 1:30. We will explore a different craft each month - book folding, string art, decoupage, painting and much more! Registration is required so that supply needs can be determined. There is NO fee for this program.


Pollinator Gardening

Sat, April 27, 1pm. Please register online for this free program.

There is a growing awareness that pollinators are important, and that they are in trouble. Insect pollinators need flowers, so diversity and quantity are big factors. But, why are there flowers in the first place? And why are there fruits and berries? Find out more about this fascinating story of interrelationships at tonight’s program with Karen Bussolini.

Karen has been a gardener all her life, and was a painter and architectural photographer before specializing in garden photography. She is a writer, speaker, and eco-friendly garden designer/coach, and an accredited organic land care professional. Her garden has been featured in many publications, and her other talents include garden journalism and lecturing. She can be heard on radio and seen on television, and she belongs to many horticultural organizations and participates in just as many flower shows. We are thrilled to welcome Karen Bussolini to Madison.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Madison Garden Club.


Madison Green Fair 2019

Saturday, Apr. 27, 1:00-3:00p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Madison Public Library on Saturday, April 27, 1-3p.m. in the Chase Room & Courtyard.

Come enjoy and learn about ways to protect the earth and environment at the MPL Green Fair. Learn about: the quality of our water, the importance of native NJ plants, alternatives to landfill hogs (i.e. plastic disposable water bottles and plastic bags), hear from MJS 7th graders about select science projects and much more from the Madison Environmental Commission, Sustainable Madison, Madison Shade Tree Commission, the Madison Garden Club and much more. All ages. Join us!


Jazz, Pop and Rock - NJ Music

Monday, Apr. 29, 7:00pm

Walter Choroszewski is NJ proud and celebrates our state’s significant contributions to American music of the 20th century. Walter explores these music genres and showcases New Jersey artists including iconic legends Sinatra, Basie & Spriingsteen, as well as numerous other music talents from the Shirelles to the Four Seasons...and many more! Please register online for this free event.


Let’s Talk Cooking with Caroline Campion

Monday, May. 6, 7:00pm

Join cookbook author, Caroline Campion as we discuss food, family and how food memories (the good and the bad) inform how we cook and eat in our present lives. Caroline will share stories about the food that we ate growing up and how some of those dishes stay with us for our lifetimes. Documenting these food histories is an important way to keep them alive so they can be passed down. Caroline will also share "how to feed a family” by bringing the past and present together. Please register online for this free program.


Great Storms of the Jersey Shore

Tuesday, May. 7, 7:00 pm

Join us for a lecture on the great and terrifying storms of the Jersey Shore. Please register online for this free program. Presented by the authors, Larry Savadove and Margaret Thomas Buchholz.

Films at the Library

Free. No registration required.

(Film synopses derived from IMDb.)

Films resume in the Chase Room January 2019. Be sure to make time in your schedule for these great films.

rear window

Wednesday, May 1st @ 7pm

Rear Window

1954/ 112 min./ PG

James Stewart, Grace Kelly

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

12 angry men

Wednesday, May 15th @ 7pm

12 Angry Men

1957/ 95min/ NR

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars Henry Fonda, Martin Balsam, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.