Events & Programs

Coming soon!


Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:00pm

Criminal Minds: Handwriting Analysis

Hand writing expert Terry Antoniewicz is back with a program highlighting some of the highest profiled criminals through their handwriting. Learn how some cases set precedent through handwriting analysis to close criminal cases. A few of the criminals included are: Jack the Ripper, the Lindbergh kidnapping and the BTK case.


Intervention for Memory Loss

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7:30

Presented by Dr. DeGaetano, a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in adult clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology. Join us for a discussion on memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. DeGaetano will be discussing what memory loss is, types of memory loss, and how it affects the patient and his or her family members. She will also discuss what resources are available for the patient (and family) suffering from memory loss and the help available (including strategies, medications, health options and clinical trials).

Adult Craft Club

Thursday, Dec. 6, 1:30-2:30p.m.

Join us for the new Madison Public Library Craft Club. We will meet the first Thursday of every month in the Rushmore Room at 1:30. We will explore a different craft each month - book folding, string art, decoupage, painting and much more! There is no registration needed and no fee.


Traveling Lantern: The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge (Families)

Saturday, Dec. 8, 3:00 pm

Ebenezer Scrooge is a nasty, mean, snarling old geezer with no care for anything other than his money. His one and only friend visits him as a ghost, and starts him on a journey that melts his icy heart and teaches him the joys of caring for—and giving to—others.

Drop-in program - no registration required. Sponsored by Ralph Errington Charitable Foundation.


Intro to Photography Class (13+)

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7:00 pm

Come and learn about the many functions of your DSLR and mirrorless camera. Presented by Madison PhotoPlus. Online registration. Free.

Dave Emerson Dickensian

Legends and Lore of the Winter Holidays

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7:30pm.

December, with its long nights and festive celebrations, is a time for reflection and reminiscence. Join David Emerson of History on the Hoof as he conjures the ghosts of Christmases past to present the legends and lore of the winter holidays. Hear the traditional stories, learn of the origins of archaic customs such as the Christmas tree, and discover how the Victorians in general—and three authors in particular—revitalized and reinvented our favorite holiday. A veritable cornucopia of holiday treats certain to delight the entire family.


Essential Oils Intro Class

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 7:00 PM

Come learn about essential oils and their uses. Learn how to choose the right oils, different grades of essential oils, distillation processes, and how to include them in everyday life.


The Pictography of Chinese Calligraphy

Saturday, Dec. 15, 12:30 pm

Learn about the pictography of Chinese calligraphy and the writing of characters with a brush. Join the library and Mr. Shang to learn more about this beautiful skill. There will be a chance to try your hand at calligraphy towards the end of the workshop!

We will discuss:

1. The fundamentals of Chinese characters

2. The evolution of Chinese characters: language vs art

3. The right way to learn Chinese characters and calligraphy

4. How to write characters with brush

Online registration. Free.

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Anime & Ramen (Grade 8+)

Friday, Dec. 21, 4-5pm

Your favorite anime + noodles = the perfect after school hangout!

Meets in the Chase Room. Free. No registration.

Films at the Library

Free. No registration required.

(Film synopses derived from IMDb.)

Films in the Rushmore Room

Please note: We are trying something different with our Wednesday movie nights this November and December. In order to maintain the alternate Wednesday night rotation of our films, and to try out our new A/V equipment, we will be showing these Wednesday night films in the Main Library's Rushmore Room, which is located in the far corner of the Teen section. We hope you find this room convenient and cozy, and that you will join us and enjoy our selection of films on these cool late autumn evenings.
strangers on a train

Wednesday, November 28th @ 7pm

Strangers on a Train

1951/ 101 min/ NR

Stars Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman

A psychotic socialite attempts to force a professional tennis star to prove a theory that two complete strangers can get away with murder.

stairway to heaven

Wednesday, December 12th @ 7pm

Stairway to Heaven (A Matter of Life and Death)

1946/ 104 min/ NR

Stars David Niven, Kim Hunter

A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.