NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

07

Jul

The Hour of Land

Terry Tempest Williams

07/07/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Rooms 301 & 302

America’s national parks are breathing spaces in a world in which such spaces are steadily disappearing, which is why more than 300 million people visit the parks each year. Now Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the environmental classic Refuge and the beloved memoir When Women Were Birds, returns with The Hour of Land, a literary celebration of our national parks and an exploration of what they mean to us and what we mean to them.

 

The Hour of Land - Terry Tempest Williams - <span class="date-display-single">07/07/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

20

Jul

Kevin Hearne in Conversation with Patrick Rothfuss

Kevin Hearne Patrick Rothfuss

07/20/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Madison Room

The ancient gods are alive and well in the modern world in this hilarious, action-packed collection of original short stories featuring Atticus O’Sullivan, the handsome, tattooed, two-thousand-year-old Irishman with extraordinary magic powers from Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid Chronicles. 

 

Kevin Hearne in Conversation with Patrick Rothfuss - Kevin Hearne - <span class="date-display-single">07/20/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

10

Aug

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Caren Stelson

08/10/2017 - 10:00am

Central Library - Room 302

This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui’s survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945, and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. Having conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, Caren Stelson chronicles Sachiko’s long journey toward peace. This special book offers readers a remarkable new perspective on the final moments of World War II, the fifty years that followed, and the courage it took for one woman to tell her story of nuclear war and peace.

 

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story - Caren Stelson - <span class="date-display-single">08/10/2017 - 10:00am</span>


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