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Alder Ledell Zellers

Alder Ledell Zellers

Home Address:
510 N Carroll St
Madison , WI 53703

Phone: 608-417-9521
Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
Fax: (608) 267-8669
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Madison Public Library's new Central Library Grand Opening Sept 21

September 16, 2013 9:57 AM

I am excited to announce that Madison Public Library's new Central Library will open to the public on September 21, 2013.  We'll kick off the library's opening with a Grand Opening Weekend of community celebration.

On Grand Opening Day - September 21

Mayor Soglin will join library and Foundation dignitaries for a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 am followed by a full day (9 am - 5 pm) of family friendly activities including music, food carts, free coffee samples, face painting and chalk art on the blocked off street between the library and Overture Center for the Arts. The fun continues inside with character appearances in the children's room, a family-friendly hard hat tour, giveaways, building tours, technology and art demonstrations, history programming, and drop-in activities highlighting the library's vision of being a place for all to learn, share and create. 

The library will be open special hours on Saturday evening to host internationally best-selling author Jojo Moyes for a Wisconsin Book Festival event at 7 pm (reception 6-7 pm).  Registration is free but limited due to demand; please register online at

The celebration will continue Sunday afternoon, September 22, with highlights including a hard hat tour for children and families (complete with hard hats!), an art tour with gallery director Trent Miller, more hands-on activities, and a presentation of the library's history by historian and retired Municipal Reference Service librarian, Ann Waidelich. 

Information available online at 

Central Library is located at 201 W. Mifflin Street in downtown Madison.  Open hours will be Monday-Thursday 9-9, Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 1-5 (Sept-May).

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