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It’s National Library Week!

And we love our libraries!

The country's more than 16,000 public libraries are non-partisan and home-grown, made to serve all of us from cradle to grave.

For National Library Week, we look at some of Madison Central Library's programs as examples of how libraries reflect the unique communities they serve.

What does a librarian who worked at the central branch for more than 25 years see coming in the future?

How does the Wisconsin Book Festival push boundaries at the newly renovated facility?

What is it like to be the Artist In Residence as part of The Bubbler, a nationally celebrated series of innovative library programs?

What great ideas might be funded through the brand new grant available, Pop! Challenge?

Keep reading...

Petri and Obey in Mercer, WI
What if it was your job to be a politician?

This month, former Wisconsin Congressmen David Obey and Tom Petri began a road trip around Wisconsin coordinated by one of our Working Lives Project partners, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS).

When working together, the Former Congressmen did not always agree. David Obey is a Democrat and Tom Petri is a Republican. However, above all, they are dedicated public servants. They believe that, no matter how messy, politics is a better alternative to war.

And that is why they are hitting the road, talking with young people, encouraging others to consider a career in public service.

They acknowledge that current political partisanship is making the job appear somewhat undesirable for the next generation of leaders. And it worries them.

Keep reading here.

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