October Newsletter

Check out the October newsletter to keep up-to-date with happenings at the Madison Public Library!

We are going LIVE!

On Wednesday, September 30th 

we are OPEN and ready for you!  

Take a gander at the NEW and IMPROVED - 

Vicarious Visit

Join us at the Library on Thursday, October 8th at 7PM for Vicarious Visit as we Cruise the Danube River!


Check out our newest online resource! ComicsPlus allows patrons to access a wide variety of comics and graphic novels online! Click the link below to view our instructions for getting started!

Behind the Desk: Moving Towards Migration....

Over the past few months, we've been working with our new software team The Library Company (TLC) through the process of moving database records (think of all we own!) and learning more... Staff training is the last step! We will go live with our new software next week!

Want to know a little more about the migration? check out page 6 of the September Newsletter

Questions?!? give us a call 605-256-7525


Lapsit Storytime

will be held the 1st and 3rd Thursday beginning October 1st and ending November 19th.

Parents of children ages birth to 3 are invited to join in a Lapsit Storyime (approximately 20 minutes long). Parents must attend with the child; older sibling attendance is discouraged.

Questions? Contact Dana Neu @ 256-7525

Back to Hogwarts Party!

School is starting again, so celebrate magically at the Madison Public Library's Back to Hogwarts Party. Harry Potter is the theme,and all interested ages are welcome. Come in costume for added fun!

September 12th, 1-3 PM at the Madison Public Library

Axis360 has a NEW APP!

Madison's Axis360 AppZone

Axis360 Support Channel (YouTube)


call: 605-256-7525
email: madisonpubliclibrary@gmail.com

Adam Miller - Songs of Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer

Adam Miller, one of the world’s premier autoharpists, will perform “The Songs of Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer,” at the

Madison Public Library
Thursday, September 10
7:00 p.m.

Woody Guthrie wrote over 1000 folksongs in his lifetime including “This Land is Your Land,” possibly the best known American folksong. 

Miller performs folksongs and ballads that are the songs of American’s heritage—a window into the soul of our nation in its youth. “I have always had a great interest in how folksongs travel through history, and how history travels through folksongs,” he explains.

A performer who enlightens as well as entertains, Miller points out fascinating connections between events in history and the songs that survived them.  And he gives audiences the whole story—providing surprising origins of seemingly innocent folksongs.  His numerous appearances at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, the Tumbleweed Music Festival, the California Traditional Music Society’s Summer Solstice Festival, and the Kentucky Music Weekend have made him a national favorite.

Immersed in the oral tradition Miller is mostly self-taught, and learns just about everything by ear.  He began his lifelong pursuit of collecting old songs while still in grade school.  His childhood ambition was to learn every song he heard.  Now, he is a walking encyclopedia of American history and American folksongs.  Throughout his career, Miller has documented and kept alive thousands of songs and stories.  Some of the songs are so obscure that no one else sings them anymore.

This program is free and open to the public and is one in a series of programs the Public Library will offer in conjunction with “Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry” traveling exhibit that was developed by the American Library Association Public Programs Office in collaboration with the libraries of Oklahoma State University and Mount Holyoke College. The exhibition and tour were made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. This traveling exhibit will be at the Madison Public Library November/December 2015.

Fall Storytime!

As your fall calendar begins to fill up be sure to leave room for Storytime!
Beginning the week of October 5th children ages 3 thru 5 are welcome to join us during one of the following sessions:
Monday evenings
6:30-7:00pm 3 year olds
7:00-7:30pm 4 & 5 year olds
Tuesday mornings
11:00-11:30am 3 year olds
11:30am-noon 4 & 5 year olds.
Also, NEW this fall, watch for details for lap-sit Storytime (open for children birth-3 years old)! If you're interested in this or would like more details, please email Dana @ dana.neu@cityofmadisonsd.com or call 256-7525.