NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

and year round




Kids in the Rotunda

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

10/28/2017 - 9:30am

Overture Center for the Arts - Rotunda Stage

Join Sparky and Rhonda Rucker for an uplifting presentation of toe-tapping music spiced with storytelling, humor and history. Their songs span over three centuries of traditional American music from slavery to freedom, including guitar, harmonica, banjo, spoons and bones. 


Sparky and Rhonda will put on three performances: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (This show will be American sign language translated).

Kids in the Rotunda -  - <span class="date-display-single">10/28/2017 - 9:30am</span>



2017 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Jason Reynolds

11/02/2017 - 7:30pm

Union South - Wisconsin Union - Varsity Hall

Jason Reynolds burst onto the writing scene in 2014 with the publication of When I Was the Greatest, which won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award. Since then he has written seven highly acclaimed novels for children and teens, including The Boy in the Black Suit (2015), All American Boys (2015), As Brave as You (2016), Ghost (2016), Miles Morales: Spider-Man (2017), Patina (2017), and Long Way Down (2017). A dynamic and compelling writer and speaker, in just four years he has become one of the brightest stars in the field of children’s and young adult literature.


The annual Charlotte Zolotow Lecture is sponsored by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with support from the Friends of the CCBC. There will be a free reception in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Charlotte Zolotow Lecture prior to the lecture from 6:00-7:30 mp. Email to RSVP for the reception.

2017 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture -  - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:30pm</span>



High School Friday 2017

Jason Reynolds Amy Rose Capetta

11/03/2017 - 9:00am

Central Library - Community Rooms 301 & 302

This is a great opportunity for high school students in Madison to experience a wide-range of book-related programming and see many of the exciting programs offered by Madison Public Library. A program-rich schedule is designed to engage students in the Wisconsin Common Core Standards within a dynamic learning environment. Through meaningful interaction with authors, poets, and peers, students will see themselves as active members of the Madison community. They will gain confidence, exposure, and insight while applying skills in reading, writing, language, speaking, and listening in the real world.  The focus of this year’s High School Friday is to highlight the diverse ways cultural programs encourage students to edify, educate, and explore.


Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to 200 students. Register by emailing Conor Moran at


Giving Voice: First Wave Performance


High School Friday 2017 -  - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 9:00am</span>



2017 Friends of the CCBC Fall Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

11/04/2017 - 9:00am

Cooperative Children's Book Center - Room 401

Don't miss the Friends of the Cooperative Children's Book Center’s Fall Book Sale! Get super bargains on brand-new and gently used hardcover and paperback books for children and young adults. Save even more by joining the Friends of the CCBC. Pre-sale for Friends of the CCBC members only begins at 8:00 a.m. Visitors may join the Friends of the CCBC at the sale. 


Free weekend parking for visitors in UW Lots 33 and 45.


Visit for more information.

2017 Friends of the CCBC Fall Book Sale -  - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 9:00am</span>



Look Up! and The Magic Rabbit

Annette LeBlanc Cate

11/04/2017 - 10:30am

Central Library - The Children's Section

Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Museum's Story Saturday, Annette LeBlanc Cate reads from her two celebrated children's books, Look Up! and The Magic Rabbit.


About Look Up!: This conversational, humorous introduction to bird-watching encourages kids to get outdoors with a sketchbook and really look around. Quirky full-color illustrations portray dozens of birds chatting about their distinctive characteristics, including color, shape, plumage, and beak and foot types, while tongue-in-cheek cartoons feature banter between birds, characters, and the reader ("Here I am, the noble spruce grouse. In a spruce grove. Eatin’ some spruce. Yep."). Interactive and enjoyable tips bring an age-old hobby to new life for the next generation of bird-watchers.


Look Up! and The Magic Rabbit -  - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703


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