Book lovers rejoice! Starting today, the Madison Public Library branches are now open for expanded in-person services for the first time in over a year. Since this morning, patrons have been flocking to their local branches to use library resources and check out piles of books. “It’s like a party,” says Rebecca Millerjohn, youth services […]
Photo by Element5 Digital on unsplash. For voters casting ballots early, there are 18 in-person absentee voting locations scattered throughout Madison. These places are frequently libraries, though they also include the Madison city clerk’s office and some college campuses. According to Karen, a poll worker at the southern branch of Madison Area Technical College, these […]
For many people, books provide comfort, distraction, or a window into another world—something we could all use a little bit more of these days. Today’s show explores how readers are accessing books and supporting local bookstores and literary events in new ways, from the distance. First, we talk to Joanne Berg, Jayne Rowsam, and Charlotte Colaluca […]
As Wisconsin’s confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to climb, businesses and other locations continue to take measures to prevent the spread of the virus. For some, that may mean closing it down. For others, that may mean taking extra precautions. For our second photojournalism series, WORT traveled to Monona and East Wash neighborhoods to see […]
Josh Duncan is the July 2016 artist in residence at the Madison Public Library. He’s taking the task seriously, indeed, focusing all of his multiple workshops on ultimately creating drawing a comic book zine about all the myriad wonders of the library itself. Josh has studied in Nebraska, and right here in Madison under the […]
Lisa Matteur, an Outreach Librarian at the Madison Public Library and Talib Akbar, a former solitary inmate joined Brian Standing in the WORT studios to talk about the movement to eliminate the use of solitary confinement in Wisconsin.