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18

Sep

The Body in Bodega Bay

09/18/2014 - 7:00pm

Sequoya Library

In partnership with the UW-Madison Retirement Association and UW Press, the Wisconsin Book Festival presents an event with authors Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden.

 

The Body in Bodega Bay -  - 09/18/2014 - 7:00pm

24

Sep

Take It Off the Shelf!

Forward Theater Company

09/24/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Celebrate Banned Books Week (September 21-27) at the Central Library with the kickoff event of an eight performance run of Forward Theatre’s Take It Off the Shelf!  This event will feature Forward Theatre actors performing monologues reflecting on banned books throughout the ages from various points of view.  The first performance will occur at the Central Library on September 24 at 7 pm.  Take It Off the Shelf!

Take It Off the Shelf! - Forward Theater Company - 09/24/2014 - 7:00pm

27

Sep

The Quirks in Circus Quirkus

Erin Soderberg

09/27/2014 - 10:30am

Central Library - Children's Program Room

Just as the Quirk family was settling into Normal... Ta da! The circus comes to town! The three Quirk children—Molly, Penelope, and Finn—are learning circus skills in gym class. But true to their quirky nature, they bring what they’ve learned at school back home with them. Except who has time to practice circus acts when their nosey neighbor won’t stay out of their business? Molly, Penelope and Finn need to keep Mrs. DeVille from finding out their family secrets, or else they might have move away from Normal and onto town number 28.

The Quirks in Circus Quirkus - Erin Soderberg - 09/27/2014 - 10:30am

03

Oct

A Sudden Light

Garth Stein

10/03/2014 - 7:30pm

Central Library - Community Room

When a boy tries to save his parents’ marriage, he uncovers a legacy of family secrets in a coming-of-age ghost story by the author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon, The Art of Racing in the Rain.

 

A Sudden Light - Garth Stein - 10/03/2014 - 7:30pm

31

Jan

Curtain’s Up with CTM presents: An Evening with Lois Lowry

01/31/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - 3rd floor Community Room

Join Children's Theater of Madison for an evening with acclaimed author Lois Lowry in a special event at the Central Library previewing CTM's production of “The Giver. Ms. Lowry will be joined by APT actor Paul Bentzen, who plays the title role in the stage adaptation of Ms. Lowry's award-winning book. The evening will feature readings from the novel and the play, comments by Ms. Lowry regarding the process of adapting her novel to stage and screen, and a Q&A session with the audience. Ms. Lowry will sign books after the event.

Curtain’s Up with CTM presents: An Evening with Lois Lowry -  - 01/31/2014 - 7:00pm

26

Feb

Bread & Butter

Michelle Wildgen

02/26/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Join Michelle Wildgen and the Wisconsin Book Festival to celebrate the release of Michelle's new novel, Bread & Butter.  Filled with hilarious insider detail--the one-upmanship of staff meals before the shift begins, the rivalry between bartender and hostess, the seedy bar where waitstaff and chefs go to drink off their workday--Bread and Butter is both an incisive novel of family and a gleeful romp through the inner workings of restaurant kitchens. 

 

Bread & Butter - Michelle Wildgen - 02/26/2014 - 7:00pm

31

Mar

Pearls Falls Fast

Stephan Pastis

03/31/2014 - 6:00pm

Room of One's Own

The Wisconsin Book Festival is excited to be partnering with A Room of One's Own Bookstore to welcome Stephan Pastis, creator of the popular Pearls Before Swine comic strip and Timmy Failure, a hilarious book for kids! Stephan will be giving a sidesplitting slideshow for his latest Pearls Before Swine collection, Pearls Falls Fast, for a reading and book signing.

 

Pearls Falls Fast - Stephan Pastis - 03/31/2014 - 6:00pm

04

Apr

Praying Drunk

Kyle Minor

04/04/2014 - 8:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Join the Wisconsin Book Festival and The Bubbler for a Night Light event as author, Kyle Minor, reads from his new collection of short stories Praying Drunk

 

Praying Drunk - Kyle Minor - 04/04/2014 - 8:00pm

24

Apr

Lunch for Libraries: Nosh with Nevada

Nevada Barr

04/24/2014 - 11:30am

Central Library - Community Room

Join the Madison Public Library Foundation for its third annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser! New York Times best-selling mystery author, Nevada Barr will speak about her upcoming novel, Destroyer Angel, the eighteenth book in her Anna Pigeon series.  

 

Lunch for Libraries: Nosh with Nevada - Nevada Barr - 04/24/2014 - 11:30am

24

Apr

Biggest Book Club Ever with Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr

04/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Join other mystery and book club enthusiasts and bestselling author Nevada Barr for the biggest book club ever! This free event begins at 6 pm with a library facilitated book discussion of THE ROPE by Nevada Barr. At 7:30, Nevada Barr will give a brief reading followed by a question and answer session using questions identified in book group discussions. Mystery to Me bookstore will sell books at the event and a book signing to follow.
 

Biggest Book Club Ever with Nevada Barr - Nevada Barr - 04/24/2014 - 6:00pm

28

Apr

Struck By Genius

Jason Padgett

04/28/2014 - 7:30pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

No one else sees the world the way Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the leaves and branches of trees, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us.

 

Struck By Genius - Jason Padgett - 04/28/2014 - 7:30pm

06

May

Shotgun Lovesongs

Nick Butler

05/06/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

A blue collar guy from the Midwest, Butler spent October and November driving to bookstores in the Heartland: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio and Kentucky—at least 80 stores—giving out copies of the galley and spending time with booksellers. They all connected to the same thing: the idea (or idealization) of small town America, which is so beautifully realized in the book.

 

Shotgun Lovesongs - Nick Butler - 05/06/2014 - 7:00pm

16

May

The Artist's Library

Erinn Batykefer Laura Damon-Moore

05/16/2014 - 7:30pm

Central Library - Madison Room

Creativity, like information, is free to everyone who steps into a library. An offshoot of the Library as Incubator Project, The Artist’s Library offers that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and provides the guidance and resources to make libraries come alive as spaces for art-making and cultural engagement.

The Artist's Library - Erinn Batykefer - 05/16/2014 - 7:30pm

19

May

Madison Authors Reading

Kara Candito Chloe Benjamin

05/19/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

Join Madisonites Chloe Krug Benjamin and Kara Candito for readings from their new books. Benjamin will read from her first novel, The Anatomy of Dreams, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster (September 2014). Candito will read from her second collection of poetry, Spectator (May 2014), winner of the 2013 Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize. Copies of Spectator will be available for purchase at the event.

Madison Authors Reading - Kara Candito - 05/19/2014 - 7:00pm

20

May

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Joshua Ferris

05/20/2014 - 6:00pm

Room of One's Own

Paul O'Rourke is a man made of contradictions: he loves the world, but doesn't know how to live in it. He's a Luddite addicted to his iPhone, a dentist with a nicotine habit, a rabid Red Sox fan devastated by their victories, and an atheist not quite willing to let go of God.

 

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Joshua Ferris - 05/20/2014 - 6:00pm

19

Jul

Going Somewhere Ride & Read

Brian Benson

07/19/2014 - 1:00pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

The Wisconsin Book Festival, in partnership with the Wisconsin Bike Federation, presents a guided bike ride and reading with Brian Benson for his new bicycle memoir, GOING SOMEWHERE.  Join us at Pinney library at 1:00 pm for a ride with the author to Central Library where Brian Benson will read from his book and talk about his remarkable journey by bicycle from Wisconsin across the American West at 2:00 pm.

 

Going Somewhere Ride & Read - Brian Benson - 07/19/2014 - 1:00pm


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