NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Event Search

10/20

Examples of Anything -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 9:00am</span>

Examples of Anything

Will Santino

9:00 AM - Examples of Anything is unlike anything you've ever read. It's a novel, it's a poem, it's a painting

Examples of Anything

Will Santino

10/20

James Madison Lecture -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 4:30pm</span>

James Madison Lecture

Gordon Wood

4:30 PM - Dr. Wood will share insights from his lifelong Study of the American Revolution

James Madison Lecture

Gordon Wood

10/20

America Invertida -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

America Invertida

Jesse Lee Kercheval

5:30 PM - Kercheval pairs Spanish poems & English translations to introduce Uruguay’s vibrant literary scene

America Invertida

Jesse Lee Kercheval

10/20

The Making of a Book: Writing, Editing, and Small Press Publication -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

The Making of a Book: Writing, Editing, and Small Press Publication

Jeremiah Lewis

5:30 PM - Snow Creek Press founders discuss the long journey they took publishing their first book.

The Making of a Book: Writing, Editing, and Small Press Publication

Jeremiah Lewis

10/20

Writing Professionals Panel -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

Writing Professionals Panel

Amy Hassinger, Michelle Wildgen, Susan Gloss

5:30 PM - The Day Job: How To Make Money And Write And Not Lose Your Mind

Writing Professionals Panel

Amy Hassinger, Michelle Wildgen, Susan Gloss

10/20

Scriptorium: Poems -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Scriptorium: Poems

Melissa Range

7:00 PM - Range shares poetry on religious & linguistic authority from medieval England to modern Appalachia

Scriptorium: Poems

Melissa Range

10/20

All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase 2016 -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase 2016

First Wave

7:00 PM - Experience visiting youth poetry slam champions and hip hop artists from cities across the Midwest.

All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase 2016

First Wave

10/20

Hidden Thunder -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Hidden Thunder

Robert Boszhardt, Geri Schrab

7:00 PM - Schrab & Boszhardt research, document and interpret petroglyphs and pictographs from past millenia

Hidden Thunder

Robert Boszhardt, Geri Schrab

10/20

The Excellent Lombards -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

The Excellent Lombards

Jane Hamilton

7:30 PM - Best-selling author Hamilton shares her latest coming-of-age novel

The Excellent Lombards

Jane Hamilton

10/20

2016 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

2016 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Jacqueline Woodson

7:30 PM - Young People's Poet Laureate, Jacqueline Woodson, childhood unfolds in poems.

2016 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Jacqueline Woodson

10/20

You Can't Touch My Hair -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2016 - 9:00pm</span>

You Can't Touch My Hair

Phoebe Robinson

9:00 PM - An utterly modern essay collection: one that examines our cultural climate and skewers our biases

You Can't Touch My Hair

Phoebe Robinson

10/21

High School Friday 2016 -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 9:00am</span>

High School Friday 2016

9:00 AM - A great opportunity for high school students in Madison to experience a wide-range of programming!

High School Friday 2016

10/21

Some Like it Cold -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

Some Like it Cold

Larry Williams

3:00 PM - Surfing legend Williams shares the true story of how he transformed Sheboygan into a surf destinatio

Some Like it Cold

Larry Williams

10/21

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2016 -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2016

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

5:30 PM - Readings from this year's poetry and prose Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest.

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2016

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

10/21

First Wave Voices -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

First Wave Voices

First Wave

5:30 PM - First Wave poets put their spin on the global languages of hip hop with responses by artists.

First Wave Voices

First Wave

10/21

Barcadia! Arcade-Era Cocktails Re-Imagined -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 5:30pm</span>

Barcadia! Arcade-Era Cocktails Re-Imagined

Andre Darlington

5:30 PM - Darlington shows how to mix craft cocktails and gives the history of classic recipes & spirits

Barcadia! Arcade-Era Cocktails Re-Imagined

Andre Darlington

10/21

Wisconsin on the Air -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Wisconsin on the Air

Jack Mitchell

6:00 PM - Peek behind the microphones in this history of Wisconsin Public Radio.

Wisconsin on the Air

Jack Mitchell

10/21

Under the Harrow -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Under the Harrow

Flynn Berry

6:00 PM - Flynn Berry presents her debut novel, a chilling story with a sharpness Gillian Flynn fans will love

Under the Harrow

Flynn Berry

10/21

The Pleasure of His Company -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

The Pleasure of His Company

Randall Duk Kim, Anne Occhiogrosso

7:00 PM - Performance pieces combine Shakespearean dramatic scenes and celebrations of his literature.

The Pleasure of His Company

Randall Duk Kim, Anne Occhiogrosso

10/21

Tetris: The Games People Play -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Tetris: The Games People Play

Box Brown

7:30 PM - Brown untangles Tetris’ complex history and delves into games’ role in art, culture, and commerce

Tetris: The Games People Play

Box Brown

10/21

American Panic -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

American Panic

Mark Stein

7:30 PM - Stein gets to the heart of what drives American political panic and why certain people succumb to it

American Panic

Mark Stein

10/21

Murder on the Quai -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Murder on the Quai

Cara Black

7:30 PM - Black presents her latest Aimée Leduc mystery

Murder on the Quai

Cara Black

10/21

Everything We Always Knew Was True -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

Everything We Always Knew Was True

James Galvin

7:30 PM - Galvin turns to highly imagistic yet intimate narratives to rain down compassion within isolation.

Everything We Always Knew Was True

James Galvin

10/21

A Perfect Score -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

A Perfect Score

Craig Hall

7:30 PM - Hall recounts his climb to receiving an elusive perfect score from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A Perfect Score

Craig Hall

10/21

Making Waves Across The World -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 8:00pm</span>

Making Waves Across The World

First Wave, Toni Blackman, Xuman

8:00 PM - Celebrate the arrival of First Wave’s 10th cohort through a special showcase performance

Making Waves Across The World

First Wave, Toni Blackman, Xuman

10/21

Last Night's Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 9:00pm</span>

Last Night's Reading

Kate Gavino

9:00 PM - Gavino shares her book; a love letter to the joy of seeing your favorite author up close & personal

Last Night's Reading

Kate Gavino

10/22

Friends of the Cooperative Children's Book Center’s Fall Book Sale -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 9:00am</span>

Friends of the Cooperative Children's Book Center’s Fall Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

9:00 AM - Friends of the CCBC are happy host their Fall Book Sale with super bargains on books for a cause.

Friends of the Cooperative Children's Book Center’s Fall Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

10/22

Hip Hop Education Summit -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:00am</span>

Hip Hop Education Summit

Jeff Chang, Chris Emdin, First Wave, Brian Mooney, Toni Blackman

10:00 AM - Workshops and break outs showcasing the power and potential of using hip hop in the classroom.

Hip Hop Education Summit

Jeff Chang, Chris Emdin, First Wave, Brian Mooney, Toni Blackman

10/22

Be A Friend / Penguin's Christmas Wish -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Be A Friend / Penguin's Christmas Wish

Salina Yoon

10:30 AM - Salina Yoon presents her two latest children's books.

Be A Friend / Penguin's Christmas Wish

Salina Yoon

10/22

On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota

Don Sanford

10:30 AM - The story of the people, places, and events that have shaped the shoreline of Lake Mendota.

On Fourth Lake: A Social History of Lake Mendota

Don Sanford

10/22

I Will Send Rain -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

I Will Send Rain

Rae Meadows

10:30 AM - Meadows shares a piercing story of family, resilience, and fierce love set in the Dust Bowl years

I Will Send Rain

Rae Meadows

10/22

The Song Poet -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

The Song Poet

Kao Kalia Yang

10:30 AM - The story of Bee Yang, a song poet who sacrificed much to build a future for his children in America

The Song Poet

Kao Kalia Yang

10/22

I'm Judging You -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

I'm Judging You

Luvvie Ajayi

10:30 AM - Culture blogger at AwesomelyLuvvie.com gives advice for the masses in this hilarious book of essays

I'm Judging You

Luvvie Ajayi

10/22

Miss Paul and The President & Two Friends -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Miss Paul and The President & Two Friends

Dean Robbins

10:30 AM - Alice Paul shows voters-to-be how important it is to never back down from a cause you believe in!

Miss Paul and The President & Two Friends

Dean Robbins

10/22

Weapons of Math Destruction -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil

12:00 PM - O’Neil digs into the mathematical engines running the modern world; a warning of software’s tyranny

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil

10/22

The Fever of 1721 -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

The Fever of 1721

Stephen Coss

12:00 PM - Coss discusses The Boston smallpox epidemic of 1721, a prominent turning point in American history

The Fever of 1721

Stephen Coss

10/22

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay

Kelly Harms

12:00 PM - Madison author Kelly Harms trains her eye on the love lives of Lily Stewart and Ben Hutchinson.

The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay

Kelly Harms

10/22

The Way to the Spring -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

The Way to the Spring

Ben Ehrenreich

12:00 PM - Ordinary Palestinians and telling their story with surpassing literary power and grace.

The Way to the Spring

Ben Ehrenreich

10/22

The 100 Year Miracle -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:00pm</span>

The 100 Year Miracle

Ashley Ream

1:00 PM - Ashley Ream presents her latest whip-smart, powerful and captivating novel: The 100 Year Miracle

The 100 Year Miracle

Ashley Ream

10/22

Utopia is Creepy -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

Utopia is Creepy

Nicholas Carr

1:30 PM - Utopia Is Creepy compels us to question the technological momentum that has trapped us in its flow

Utopia is Creepy

Nicholas Carr

10/22

The Midnight Star -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

The Midnight Star

Marie Lu

1:30 PM - The thrilling finale to the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series.

The Midnight Star

Marie Lu

10/22

Days of Awe -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

Days of Awe

Lauren Fox

1:30 PM - Fox brings us a daring book that explores marriage, motherhood, and the surprising shape of new love

Days of Awe

Lauren Fox

10/22

Fates & Traitors -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

Fates & Traitors

Jennifer Chiaverini

1:30 PM - A riveting work of historical fiction about John Wilkes Booth and the four women who kept his secret

Fates & Traitors

Jennifer Chiaverini

10/22

America's War for the Greater Middle East -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 2:00pm</span>

America's War for the Greater Middle East

Andrew Bacevich

2:00 PM - Colonel & author Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East

America's War for the Greater Middle East

Andrew Bacevich

10/22

Thrill Me -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

Thrill Me

Benjamin Percy

3:00 PM - Percy discovers how contemporary writers engage writing in service of one dictum: Thrill the reader

Thrill Me

Benjamin Percy

10/22

We Gon' Be Alright -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

We Gon' Be Alright

Jeff Chang

3:00 PM - Powerful essays taking a wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests

We Gon' Be Alright

Jeff Chang

10/22

Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

Thomas Pecore Weso

3:00 PM - Tribal member Thomas Pecore Weso takes readers on a cook's journey through Wisconsin's north woods.

Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir

Thomas Pecore Weso

10/22

Finding an Agent Workshop -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

Finding an Agent Workshop

Chloe Benjamin

3:00 PM - How does an author find an agent?

Finding an Agent Workshop

Chloe Benjamin

10/22

The Hopefuls -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

The Hopefuls

Jennifer Close

3:00 PM - A glorious send­up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage­.

The Hopefuls

Jennifer Close

10/22

The Sacred Disease -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 3:00pm</span>

The Sacred Disease

Kristin Seaborg

3:00 PM - A memoir of discovery, acceptance, and hope.

The Sacred Disease

Kristin Seaborg

10/22

After the Dam -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 4:30pm</span>

After the Dam

Amy Hassinger

4:30 PM - A gripping novel depicting the transformative power of motherhood with honesty, wit, and compassion.

After the Dam

Amy Hassinger

10/22

Against Everything -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 4:30pm</span>

Against Everything

Mark Greif

4:30 PM - Essays address key topics in the cultural and intellectual life of our time.

Against Everything

Mark Greif

10/22

The Millionaire and The Bard -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 4:30pm</span>

The Millionaire and The Bard

Andrea Mays

4:30 PM - The miraculous and romantic story of Shakespeare’s First Folio.

The Millionaire and The Bard

Andrea Mays

10/22

Children of the New World -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 5:00pm</span>

Children of the New World

Alexander Weinstein

5:00 PM - Weinstein grapples with how our ever-growing dependence on new technologies shapes our society

Children of the New World

Alexander Weinstein

10/22

The Politics of Resentment -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

The Politics of Resentment

Kathy Cramer

6:00 PM - The Politics of Resentment shows that rural resentment plays a major role in dividing America.

The Politics of Resentment

Kathy Cramer

10/22

Lions -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Lions

Bonnie Nadzam

6:00 PM - An arresting novel about a young couple whose love is threatened by the arrival of a stranger.

Lions

Bonnie Nadzam

10/22

Teaching Hip Hop Culture -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Teaching Hip Hop Culture

Brian Mooney, Chris Emdin

6:00 PM - Two leading hip hop scholars put forward innovative approaches to transforming education.

Teaching Hip Hop Culture

Brian Mooney, Chris Emdin

10/22

Mapping the Heavens -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 6:00pm</span>

Mapping the Heavens

Priyamvada Natarajan

6:00 PM - Yale professor Natarajan discusses her book on the “greatest hits” of cosmological discoveries

Mapping the Heavens

Priyamvada Natarajan

10/22

Big Ideas, Busy People: Shakespeare's Genome? -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Big Ideas, Busy People: Shakespeare's Genome?

Joshua Calhoun

7:00 PM - Five leading thinkers will feature their groundbreaking work at this unique event.

Big Ideas, Busy People: Shakespeare's Genome?

Joshua Calhoun

10/22

The Sympathizer & Nothing Ever Dies -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 7:30pm</span>

The Sympathizer & Nothing Ever Dies

Viet Thanh Nguyen

7:30 PM - Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will discuss his two latest books

The Sympathizer & Nothing Ever Dies

Viet Thanh Nguyen

10/22

Hue-Man -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 8:00pm</span>

Hue-Man

Rain Wilson

8:00 PM - Perform pieces that will broaden, deepen, and stimulate conversations about policing.

Hue-Man

Rain Wilson

10/22

Finding the Flavors We Lost -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 8:00pm</span>

Finding the Flavors We Lost

Patric Kuh

8:00 PM - An exploration of our cultural demand for “artisanal” foods in a world dominated by corporate food.

Finding the Flavors We Lost

Patric Kuh

10/22

Atlas Obscura -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/22/2016 - 9:00pm</span>

Atlas Obscura

Ella Morton

9:00 PM - Anyone can be a tourist. Atlas Obscura is for the explorer.

Atlas Obscura

Ella Morton

10/23

North of Dixie -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 10:30am</span>

North of Dixie

Mark Speltz

10:30 AM - Speltz adds to the scope of the civil rights movement with images of activists outside the South

North of Dixie

Mark Speltz

10/23

Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company

Michael Lenehan

10:30 AM - Much Ado provides an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the lauded American Players Theatre

Much Ado: A Summer with a Repertory Theater Company

Michael Lenehan

10/23

Run for Literacy 2016 -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Run for Literacy 2016

Literacy Network

10:30 AM - Support the Literacy Network's effort to support adults in Dane County to learn literacy skills.

Run for Literacy 2016

Literacy Network

10/23

Braving It -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 10:30am</span>

Braving It

James Campbell

10:30 AM - An ode to disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on the role of nature in a child's life.

Braving It

James Campbell

10/23

The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting

Anne Trubek

12:00 PM - Trubek argues that the decline of handwriting in daily life does not signal civilization's decline.

The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting

Anne Trubek

10/23

Performing New Lives -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

Performing New Lives

Jonathan Shailor

12:00 PM - Shailor discusses his new book on the first years of The Shakespeare Prison Project

Performing New Lives

Jonathan Shailor

10/23

Book of Hulga -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 12:00pm</span>

Book of Hulga

Rita Mae Reese

12:00 PM - Reese shares her latest book of poetry that wrestles with the long shadow of Flannery O'Connor

Book of Hulga

Rita Mae Reese

10/23

All the Little Liars -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 1:30pm</span>

All the Little Liars

Charlaine Harris

1:30 PM - Charlaine Harris presents the latest novel in the Aurora Teagarden mystery series

All the Little Liars

Charlaine Harris

10/23

One In A Billion -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2016 - 2:00pm</span>

One In A Billion

Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher

2:00 PM - Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists chronicle the story of Nic Volker.

One In A Billion

Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher

11/1

Evicted -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/01/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

Evicted

Matthew Desmond

7:00 PM - In partnership with Go Big Read, Wisconsin Book Festival presents Matthew Desmond for Evicted

Evicted

Matthew Desmond

11/9

I Must Be Living Twice -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/09/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

I Must Be Living Twice

Eileen Myles

7:00 PM - Eileen Myles discusses her 1994 novel and latest book of poetry

I Must Be Living Twice

Eileen Myles

11/12

2016 Pinney Mini Book Festival -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/12/2016 - 1:00pm</span>

2016 Pinney Mini Book Festival

1:00 PM - During our author slam, seven local authors will each present and sign books afterwards.

2016 Pinney Mini Book Festival

11/19

Empire of Imagination -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/19/2016 - 4:00pm</span>

Empire of Imagination

Michael Witwer

4:00 PM - Pioneering biography of geek and gaming culture's mythic icon, Gary Gygax, and Dungeons & Dragons

Empire of Imagination

Michael Witwer

1/17

If Our Bodies Could Talk -   - <span class="date-display-single">01/17/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

If Our Bodies Could Talk

James Hamblin

7:00 PM - James Hamblin presents a book about how bodies word in a world full of myths and misinformation.

If Our Bodies Could Talk

James Hamblin

2/13

Spiral Staircase -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/13/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Spiral Staircase

Sho Sugita

7:00 PM - The first definitive volume of Hirato Renkichi’s futurist poems to appear in English.

Spiral Staircase

Sho Sugita

2/16

Learning to Stay -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/16/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Learning to Stay

Erin Celello, James Devita

7:00 PM - Author Erin Celello and playwright James DeVita discuss adapting Celello’s novel for the stage.

Learning to Stay

Erin Celello, James Devita

2/20

Bobby Kennedy -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/20/2017 - 6:30pm</span>

Bobby Kennedy

Larry Tye

6:30 PM - Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singular figure

Bobby Kennedy

Larry Tye

2/23

Lace & Pyrite -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/23/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Lace & Pyrite

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

7:00 PM - An evening of collaborative poetry and creative nonfiction.

Lace & Pyrite

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

3/2

Night At The Fiestas -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Night At The Fiestas

Kirstin Valdez Quade

7:00 PM - Unforgettable stories chart the passions and obligations of family life.

Night At The Fiestas

Kirstin Valdez Quade

3/8

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/08/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar

Jamey Stillings

7:00 PM - An aerial exploration over what has become the world's largest concentrated solar power plant.

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar

Jamey Stillings

3/9

Harmless Like You -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/09/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Harmless Like You

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

7:00 PM - How does a mother desert her son?

Harmless Like You

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

3/13

The Confessions of Young Nero -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/13/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Confessions of Young Nero

Margaret George

7:00 PM - Author Margaret George discusses her book "The Confessions of Young Nero" about Nero's rise to power

The Confessions of Young Nero

Margaret George

3/16

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/16/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite

Melissa Clark

7:30 PM - More information to come.

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite

Melissa Clark

4/3

UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/03/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

7:00 PM - A reading from the graduating MFA cohort in poetry.

UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

4/3

Hag-Seed & Technology: Revisiting The Tempest in the 21st Century -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/03/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

Hag-Seed & Technology: Revisiting The Tempest in the 21st Century

Margaret Atwood

7:30 PM - Margaret Atwood discusses her book "Hag-Seed" alongside Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

Hag-Seed & Technology: Revisiting The Tempest in the 21st Century

Margaret Atwood

4/6

Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/06/2017 - 1:00pm</span>

Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies

John Jennings

1:00 PM - The event has been canceled due to illness. We are working to reschedule.

Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies

John Jennings

4/6

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/06/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix

John Jennings

6:00 PM - The event has been canceled due to illness. We are working to reschedule.

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix

John Jennings

4/8

The Collapsing Empire -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/08/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Collapsing Empire

John Scalzi

7:00 PM - John Scalzi returns with the beginning of an exciting new saga: ​The Collapsing Empire.

The Collapsing Empire

John Scalzi

4/13

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/13/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

7:00 PM - Poetry and fiction from the 2016-17 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

4/14

Known and Strange Things -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/14/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Known and Strange Things

Teju Cole

7:00 PM - Teju Cole will discuss his book "Known and Strange Things," a collection of his works.

Known and Strange Things

Teju Cole

4/18

Lunch for Libraries -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2017 - 11:30am</span>

Lunch for Libraries

Richard Russo

11:30 AM - This year's Lunch for Libraries will feature author Richard Russo and his book "Everybody's Fool"

Lunch for Libraries

Richard Russo

4/18

Everybody's Fool -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Everybody's Fool

Richard Russo

7:00 PM - Pulitzer-Prize winner, Richard Russo returns to Bath and revisits beloved characters.

Everybody's Fool

Richard Russo

4/28

What Do We Do Now?: America in the Age of Trump -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

What Do We Do Now?: America in the Age of Trump

Kevin Powell

7:00 PM - A community conversation about the state of America.

What Do We Do Now?: America in the Age of Trump

Kevin Powell

5/4

Imagine Wanting Only This -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/04/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Imagine Wanting Only This

Kristen Radtke, Jamel Brinkley

7:00 PM - A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief.

Imagine Wanting Only This

Kristen Radtke, Jamel Brinkley

5/7

Listen to Your Grandmothers -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/07/2017 - 1:00pm</span>

Listen to Your Grandmothers

1:00 PM - A gala for Listen to Your Grandmothers and a celebration of the Raging Grannies

Listen to Your Grandmothers

5/10

Pandora's Lab -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/10/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Pandora's Lab

Paul Offit

7:00 PM - What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction?

Pandora's Lab

Paul Offit

5/18

Chuck Klosterman X -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/18/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Chuck Klosterman X

Chuck Klosterman

7:00 PM - A tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.

Chuck Klosterman X

Chuck Klosterman

6/3

Testimony -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/03/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Testimony

Scott Turow

7:00 PM - The newest novel by "the master of the courtroom drama."

Testimony

Scott Turow

6/10

Here I Am -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/10/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

7:00 PM - Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet.

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

6/14

Illusion of Justice -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/14/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Illusion of Justice

Jerome Buting

7:00 PM - A tour-de-force from a relentless and eloquent advocate for justice.

Illusion of Justice

Jerome Buting

7/7

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

The Hour of Land

Terry Tempest Williams

7:00 PM - A meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

The Hour of Land

Terry Tempest Williams

7/20

Besieged -   - <span class="date-display-single">07/20/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Besieged

Kevin Hearne, Patrick Rothfuss

7:00 PM - Short stories from the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles in conversation with Patrick Rothfuss

Besieged

Kevin Hearne, Patrick Rothfuss

8/10

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

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Caren Stelson

10:00 AM - A reconstruction of an atomic bomb survivor's memories of perseverance.

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Caren Stelson

9/23

2017 Pinney Mini Book Festival -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/23/2017 - 1:00pm</span>

2017 Pinney Mini Book Festival

1:00 PM - Wisconsin authors will reveal tips for getting published followed by our Author Blitz and reception

2017 Pinney Mini Book Festival

9/28

Why Did You Name Me Javier, Dad? -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/28/2017 - 9:00am</span>

Why Did You Name Me Javier, Dad?

Oscar Mireles

9:00 AM - Oscar Mireles will visit schools to share poetry and talk about Hispanic writing.

Why Did You Name Me Javier, Dad?

Oscar Mireles

9/28

The Blood of Emmett Till -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/28/2017 - 5:00pm</span>

The Blood of Emmett Till

Tim Tyson

5:00 PM - A reconstruction of a crucial moment in America's civil rights history.

The Blood of Emmett Till

Tim Tyson

10/5

Forest Dark -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/05/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

7:00 PM - A novel about the personal transformation of an old lawyer and a young novelist.

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

10/9

Dinner at the Center of the Earth -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/09/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Nathan Englander

7:00 PM - A political thriller that unfolds in the charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Nathan Englander

10/10

My Book Of Beautiful Oops -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/10/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

My Book Of Beautiful Oops

Barney Saltzberg

12:00 PM - Barney Saltzberg will visit schools around the Madison area.

My Book Of Beautiful Oops

Barney Saltzberg

10/11

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2017 - 4:00pm</span>

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

Annette Gordon-Reed

4:00 PM - A character study that reveals the sometimes contradictory third American president.

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

Annette Gordon-Reed

10/16

How the Right Lost Its Mind -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

How the Right Lost Its Mind

Charles Sykes

7:00 PM - A popular conservative voice wonders what has happened to the right.

How the Right Lost Its Mind

Charles Sykes

10/27

Bringing It Home -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/27/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Bringing It Home

Gail Simmons

7:00 PM - A cookbook from the judge who makes delicious food and inspired cooking accessible for home cooks.

Bringing It Home

Gail Simmons

10/28

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

Kids in the Rotunda

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

9:30 AM - An uplifting presentation of toe-tapping music spiced with storytelling, humor and history.

Kids in the Rotunda

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

11/1

2017 Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/01/2017 - 4:00pm</span>

2017 Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale

Friends of UW Libraries

4:00 PM - The largest used book sale in Wisconsin returns this fall!

2017 Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale

Friends of UW Libraries

11/2

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 9:00am</span>

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

9:00 AM - Find great bargains at the Friends' Book Sale.

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

11/2

Hood -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 4:00pm</span>

Hood

Luke Timmerman

4:00 PM - A revealing portrait of one of the most influential biologists of our time and a deeply human look a

Hood

Luke Timmerman

11/2

Heretics!  -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 5:30pm</span>

Heretics!

Steven Nadler, Ben Nadler

5:30 PM - This graphic narrative tells the story of the seventeenth-century thinkers who challenged authority.

Heretics!

Steven Nadler, Ben Nadler

11/2

The Dark Net -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 5:30pm</span>

The Dark Net

Benjamin Percy

5:30 PM - A novel about the anonymous and criminal arena that exists in the secret reaches of the web.

The Dark Net

Benjamin Percy

11/2

The Impossible Presidency -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 5:30pm</span>

The Impossible Presidency

Jeremi Suri

5:30 PM - A reassessment of presidential history that argues they aren't able to meet expectations

The Impossible Presidency

Jeremi Suri

11/2

We Have No Idea -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

We Have No Idea

Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

6:00 PM - An entertaining illustrated science primer about questions physicists are still trying to answer.

We Have No Idea

Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

11/2

Death in Cold Water -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Death in Cold Water

Patricia Skalka

7:00 PM - The third installment in a murder mystery set on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Death in Cold Water

Patricia Skalka

11/2

The Politics of Value -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Politics of Value

Jane L. Collins

7:00 PM - A new framework for viewing economic value.

The Politics of Value

Jane L. Collins

11/2

America: The Cookbook -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

America: The Cookbook

Gabrielle Langholtz, Christine Muhlke, Ari Weinzweig

7:00 PM - The United Recipes of America: A Culinary Road Trip Through the 50 States.

America: The Cookbook

Gabrielle Langholtz, Christine Muhlke, Ari Weinzweig

11/2

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan

7:00 PM - An ode to the majesty and history of this national, natural treasure.

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan

11/2

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

2017 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Jason Reynolds

7:30 PM - A lecture by one of the brightest stars in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

2017 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Jason Reynolds

11/2

It Devours! -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 8:30pm</span>

It Devours!

Jeffrey Cranor, Joseph Fink

8:30 PM - A page-turning mystery from the creators of Welcome to Night Vale.

It Devours!

Jeffrey Cranor, Joseph Fink

11/3

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

High School Friday 2017

Jason Reynolds, Amy Rose Capetta

9:00 AM - A great opportunity for high school students to experience a wide-range of book-related programming.

High School Friday 2017

Jason Reynolds, Amy Rose Capetta

11/3

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 9:00am</span>

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

9:00 AM - Find great bargains at the Friends' Book Sale.

Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

11/3

Lawyers Who Write -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Lawyers Who Write

Susan Gloss, E.M. Kokie, Jay Ranney, Carl Rasmussen, Dean Strang

4:30 PM - A panel discussion by Madison-area lawyers who have found a successful second career as writers.

Lawyers Who Write

Susan Gloss, E.M. Kokie, Jay Ranney, Carl Rasmussen, Dean Strang

11/3

Homing Instincts -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Homing Instincts

Sarah Menkedick

4:30 PM - Essays that explore the disorienting time before and after becoming a mother.

Homing Instincts

Sarah Menkedick

11/3

Stars Over Clear Lake -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Stars Over Clear Lake

Loretta Ellsworth

4:30 PM - A novel of memories, romance, and fate, inspired by a real-life ballroom and POW camp in Iowa.

Stars Over Clear Lake

Loretta Ellsworth

11/3

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2017 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 5:00pm</span>

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2017 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

5:00 PM - A reading from the winners of the Wisconsin People and Ideas fiction and poetry contest.

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2017 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

11/3

Life In A Northern Town -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 5:00pm</span>

Life In A Northern Town

Mary Dougherty

5:00 PM - A happy hour book talk about a one-of-a-kind collection of globally and regionally inspired recipes

Life In A Northern Town

Mary Dougherty

11/3

King of Spies -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

King of Spies

Blaine Harden

6:00 PM - The shocking, gripping account of the most powerful American spy you’ve never heard of.

King of Spies

Blaine Harden

11/3

The Far Away Brothers -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

The Far Away Brothers

Lauren Markham

6:00 PM - An investigation of the unaccompanied migrant minor crisis told through the stories of two brothers.

The Far Away Brothers

Lauren Markham

11/3

Unbranded -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Unbranded

Ben Masters

6:00 PM - A report from an epic 3,000-mile journey through the most pristine backcountry

Unbranded

Ben Masters

11/3

The Bedlam Stacks -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Bedlam Stacks

Natasha Pulley

7:00 PM - A story of a great friendship and a treacherous quest in the magical landscape of nineteenth-century

The Bedlam Stacks

Natasha Pulley

11/3

Policing the Black Man -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

Policing the Black Man

Angela J. Davis

7:30 PM - A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Policing the Black Man

Angela J. Davis

11/3

Away With Words -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 9:00pm</span>

Away With Words

Joe Berkowitz

9:00 PM - An irreverent tour through the world of pun competitions.

Away With Words

Joe Berkowitz

11/4

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

2017 Friends of the CCBC Fall Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

9:00 AM - Super bargains on brand-new and gently used hardcover and paperback childrens and YA books.

2017 Friends of the CCBC Fall Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

11/4

Nomadland -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

Nomadland

Jessica Bruder

10:30 AM - A journalistic account of a new kind of nomad: older Americans.

Nomadland

Jessica Bruder

11/4

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

Look Up! and The Magic Rabbit

Annette LeBlanc Cate

10:30 AM - A humorous introduction to bird-watching and the story of a magician and his bunny.

Look Up! and The Magic Rabbit

Annette LeBlanc Cate

11/4

The Storm Before The Storm -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

The Storm Before The Storm

Mike Duncan

10:30 AM - The story of the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.

The Storm Before The Storm

Mike Duncan

11/4

You, Beast -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

You, Beast

Nick Lantz

10:30 AM - Poetry that explores the roots and limits of human empathy

You, Beast

Nick Lantz

11/4

Cataclysm -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

Cataclysm

Zeynab Ali

10:30 AM - A memoir about a Kenyan-born Somali refugees' experience growing up in the United States.

Cataclysm

Zeynab Ali

11/4

Flock Together -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 11:00am</span>

Flock Together

B. J. Hollars

11:00 AM - A moving elegy to extinct birds.

Flock Together

B. J. Hollars

11/4

Writing Home Ground -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Writing Home Ground

Robin Chapman, Catherine Jagoe, Alison Townsend

12:00 PM - Three Wisconsin authors talk about writing that evokes specific places

Writing Home Ground

Robin Chapman, Catherine Jagoe, Alison Townsend

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