Starting next Monday, the Madison Public Library will begin offering curbside pick-up. Madison residents with a valid library card will be able to place holds on materials online and then pick up their holds without leaving their car. The curbside pick-up is one of the first steps the library system has taken towards reopening. Earlier […]
A new project from the Madison Public Library is chronicling what life is like during the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Stories From a Distance” initiative asks Madison residents to send in letters, videos and audio clips to be preserved for future generations. WORT producer Jonah Chester sat down with Laura Damon-Moore, a Community Engagement Librarian with […]
Multimedia artist Alanna Stapleton is wrapping up her Residency at the Madison Public Library’s Bubbler program. Over the course of the last month and a half, she’s focused on helping document community expertise through low-cost, accessible media, like zines, posters, comics and animated computer images. Alanna Stapleton joined the Monday Buzz on February 17, 2020.
What do we mean, when we say someone is “normal, “ or “insane?” Why if we call someone “mentally ill,” is it always a perjorative? Denver-based interdisciplinary artist Megan Scheffer explores the concepts of mental illness and stigma in her work. Megan comes back to her hometown this month as the Madison Public Library’s artist-in-residence […]
Emily Joy Balsley has established a successful career as an illustrator, freelancing projects with clients ranging from American Girl to Food Fight Restaurants to the UW Memorial Union. But, when she’s not winging from gig to gig, or even when she is, her overwhelming desire is to “make all the things” She’ll demonstrate that skill […]
The Madison Cooperative Development Coalition (MCDC) – a project funded by the City of Madison and developed by the UW-Center for Cooperatives — aims to develop worker cooperatives in Madison as a way of providing equitable development, business and job creation. Toward that end, the Madison Public Library is sponsoring “Co-Ops 101,” a series of […]