Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 9:30am

Have an idea for an event that you’ve always wanted to host? Madison Public Library wants you to TAKEOVER the library! You pitch your idea, we’ll commit $2500 + time + space + local experts to help you make it happen.

What: Library Takeover, a six-week event planning bootcamp that results in three large-scale event

Who: Three teams of 3-5 adults in Madison. Entire teams should not be officially affiliated with a non-profit or institution

When: Bootcamp sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 pm October 18-November 22  (and one Wednesday - November 9; no meeting on Election Day, November 8). Childcare, dinner, and bus passes/parking reimbursement will be provided. Events will be scheduled by each team and held before May 2017.

Where: Bootcamp sessions will be held at the Central Library; events will be held at the Central, Meadowridge, and Pinney Libraries

Why: To encourage the community to TAKEOVER the library! We hope that by providing space, time, and resources for community members to host their own events, we'll not only have fun, exciting events, but we'll also be setting the stage for future library programming that involves and reflects all of Madison.

How: Library Takeover is based on an original idea from Apples & Snakes and Half-Moon Theatre in the UK.

The program is made possible by generous support from the Madison Public Library Foundation.

Learn more and apply at the program website.

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