OCTOBER 20-23, 2016

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

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May

The Last Bookaneer

Matthew Pearl

05/05/2016 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Rooms 301 & 302

London, 1890—Pen Davenport is the most infamous bookaneer in Europe. A master of disguise, he makes his living stalking harbors, coffeehouses, and print shops for the latest manuscript to steal. But this golden age of publishing is on the verge of collapse. For a hundred years, loose copyright laws and a hungry reading public created a unique opportunity: books could easily be published abroad without an author’s permission.

The Last Bookaneer - Matthew Pearl - <span class="date-display-single">05/05/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

12

May

Happy Money

Michael Norton

05/12/2016 - 4:00pm

Monona Terrace - Lecture Hall

In partnership with the Madison Community Foundation, the Wisconsin Book Fesitval presents Michael Norton in conversation with WPR's Anne Strainchamps. With Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending, Norton and co-author, Elizabeth Dunn, provide fascinating and cutting-edge research in behavioral science to explain how money can buy happiness—if you follow five core principles of smart spending.  Most people recognize that they need professional advice on how to earn, save, and invest their money. When it comes to spendingthat money, most people just follow their intuitions.

Happy Money - Michael Norton - <span class="date-display-single">05/12/2016 - 4:00pm</span>

16

May

Born Survivors

Wendy Holden

05/16/2016 - 6:00pm

Room of One's Own

A Room of One's Own and the Wisconsin Book Festival welcome author Wendy Holden and special guests Dr. Mark Olsky and Larry Koskiek for a reading and discussion of her important biography Born Survivors. The Nazis murdered their husbands but concentration camp prisoners Priska, Rachel, and Anka would not let evil take their unborn children too—a remarkable true story that will appeal to readers of The Lost and The Nazi Officer’s Wife, Born Survivors celebrates three mothers who defied death to give their children life.
 

Born Survivors - Wendy Holden - <span class="date-display-single">05/16/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

18

May

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman

05/18/2016 - 7:30pm

Barrymore Theater

Presented in partnership with WORT, join us for a celebration of the acclaimed television and radio news program Democracy Now! and the extraordinary movements and heroes who have moved our democracy forward.  In 1996 Amy Goodman began hosting a show on Pacifica Radio called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues and movements that are too often ignored by the corporate media. Today Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the US, broadcasting on over 1,400 public television and radio stations around the world, with millions accessing it online at DemocracyNow.org.

Democracy Now! - Amy Goodman - <span class="date-display-single">05/18/2016 - 7:30pm</span>


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