Events & Programs

Coming soon!


Two Armchair Art Tours with Dr. Norris

Art historian, Dr. Michael Norris returns with two armchair art tours. The first, Go, Van Gogh, takes place on Tuesday, January 22, 7pm. Dr. Norris introduces us to VanGogh, his art and life, and tells about VanGogh’s brilliant paintings, especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The second ‘tour’, Paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, which takes place on Tuesday, February 26, 7pm, touches on the paintings of Franz Hals, Jan Vermeer, and Rembrandt. Along the way, learn about the Dutch Republic in its 17th century heyday, including its tulip mania and the Flying Dutchman! Spend an evening with us in the Chase Room and find out about these interesting artists. Please register online.


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.

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Star Wars Day!

Saturday, March 2nd, 1-3pm

Meet your favorite Star Wars characters, enjoy giveaways, and participate in the Star Wars themed activities and fun. Free. No registration required. All ages. Takes place in the Chase Room, the courtyard (weather permitting) and Library.


Maple Sugaring at the Library

Saturday, March 9th, 2pm

How is sweet maple syrup made from tree sap? See the process from start to finish!

Please register for this free program.

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The ABC’s of Organic Lawn Care and Renovation

Monday, Mar. 11, 7:00pm

Not happy with your lawn? If at least half of your lawn is in good condition, why not renovate the rest for the picture perfect grass you desire. Learn the how, when and why plus the correct method of lawn renovation. The selection of the right grass seed for your specific needs and soil conditions plus other lawn care tips will be discussed. Rutgers Fact sheets and other handouts will be provided. Please register online for this free program.

Presented by Brian Monaghan, Master Gardener, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Sponsored by Madison Environmental Commission and Madison Public Library.

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Boardwalk Empire writer Nelson Johnson

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 7:00 pm

Nelson Johnson, Boardwalk Empire writer, will be here to discuss his book and his time writing for HBO's hit show, Boardwalk Empire. Please register online for this free event.

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Author Visit - Julie Maloney

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 7:00pm

Julie Maloney, author of Matter of Chance, joins us for an author visit. Julie, a former dancer/choreographer, is a poet and writer and founder/director of WOMEN READING ALOUD, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of women writers. Her debut novel, Matter of Chance, launched in April of 2018 and has been well received. Please register online for this free event.


Makers Day (Families) 

Saturday, Mar. 23, 1:00 pm

From 1:00-3:00 pm. For all ages. From high tech experiences such as 3D printing to no-tech crafts like sewing, Makers Day is sure to be a great time. Visit with local Madison merchants demonstrating their skills as well as trying some yourself. The goal of NJ Makers Day is to facilitate connections among NJ residents by exploring new and interesting opportunities for community wide education, entrepreneurship and hands-on learning experiences. No registration required.

Author Talk with Inventor Charles Kannankeril

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 7:00 pm

Come learn about inventing from start to finish from the author of The Inventor in You. Charles will talk about how to identify a problem, how to solve it by creating a solution, how to use the solution to create an invention and how to protect that invention. Part of his lecture will also be a "Show and Tell" showing and discuss some of his own inventions.

Charles Kannankeril is a research scientist with 45 years of research experience and has been granted 84 US and international patents.

Please register online for this free program.

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Chemical Free Living

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 7:00pm

We are excited to share some experiences with toxin free alternatives to everyday house hold products. We were shocked to discover that the average person is exposed to 80 toxic chemicals before breakfast. We have found simple and attainable ways to replace any household item with a safe, plant based, organic formula. Did you know that the top 3 carcinogenic items in your home are dryer sheets, air fresheners, and candles?

It is very easy to make a few small changes that make a big difference in your family’s wellness. Please join us so that we can share the knowledge of Young Living Grade A Therapeutic essentials oils, and why it is so important to know the integrity of the oils that you expose your family to. We hope to see you on April 10. Please register online for this free event.

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Jamie Novak: How to Break up with your Clutter

Saturday, Apr. 13, 2:00 pm

If you have trouble letting go, then this is the program for you! Come hear Jamie Novak present a humorous take on how to part with the things you no longer use. Overcome common obstacles to getting organized like keeping clothes you think you’ll wear, holding onto treasures, and saving items “just in case” you need them someday, just to name a few. Please register online for this free program.

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.

12 angry men

Wednesday, February 20th @ 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.
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Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 PM

Pat and Mike

1952/ 95 min/ NR

Director: George Cukor

Stars Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

A likable but unscrupulous sports promoter helps a female golfer overcome her nervousness during competitions, and the two fall for each other while also dealing with some shady gamblers.


Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 PM


1938/ 95 min/ NR

Director: George Cukor

Stars Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant

A self-made man falls for an heiress from a family who are too set in their ways to understand him, and he begins to rethink his decision after meeting his fiancée's spirited, rebellious sister.

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Wednesday, April 3rd @7pm                                                                                                                                            

The Day the Earth Stood Still

1951/ 92 min/ G

Stars Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal

An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

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Wednesday, April 17 @7pm

Shadow of a Doubt

1943/ 108 min/ PG

Stars Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Hume Cronyn

Alfred Hitchcock's suspenser about young lady who suspects her beloved uncle may be a murderer with a penchant for wooing, robbing and doing away with rich, older women.