OCTOBER 17-20, 2019

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Event Search

11/4

We Are All Criminals -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

We Are All Criminals

Emily Baxter, Corey Saffold

12:00 PM - One in four people in the US has a criminal record; four in four have a criminal history.

We Are All Criminals

Emily Baxter, Corey Saffold

11/4

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Kathleen Rooney

12:00 PM - A portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America.

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Kathleen Rooney

11/4

Thousand-Miler -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Thousand-Miler

Melanie Radzicki McManus

12:00 PM - A memoir that follows the author through Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail.

Thousand-Miler

Melanie Radzicki McManus

11/4

Infamous Mothers -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

Infamous Mothers

Sagashus Levingston

1:30 PM - Read their stories and witness how 20 women who make a difference in this world.

Infamous Mothers

Sagashus Levingston

11/4

Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels

Michael Edmonds

1:30 PM - Meet the mayors, ministers, mystics, murderers, & more whose lives influenced and defined Wisconsin.

Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels

Michael Edmonds

11/4

Not A Scientist -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

Not A Scientist

Dave Levitan

1:30 PM - An exploration of the ways politicians can turn scientific facts into fiction.

Not A Scientist

Dave Levitan

11/4

The Mirror Thief -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

The Mirror Thief

Martin Seay

1:30 PM - A thriller about how we are haunted by our own reflections.

The Mirror Thief

Martin Seay

11/4

Hidden Voices -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

Hidden Voices

Fabu, Sherry Lucille, Catrina Sparkman

3:00 PM - Three Madison-area African American writers discuss their writing in relation literary giants

Hidden Voices

Fabu, Sherry Lucille, Catrina Sparkman

11/4

The Pox Lover -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

The Pox Lover

Anne-Christine d'Adesky

3:00 PM - A personal history of the turbulent 1990s in New York and Paris by a pioneering AIDS journalist.

The Pox Lover

Anne-Christine d'Adesky

11/4

The Mountain -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

The Mountain

Paul Yoon

3:00 PM - Six thematically linked stories set across several continents.

The Mountain

Paul Yoon

11/4

How To Be An Indian In The 21st Century -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

How To Be An Indian In The 21st Century

Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)

3:00 PM - One man's life-long journey, in prose and verse, to discover what it means to be an American Indian.

How To Be An Indian In The 21st Century

Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)

11/4

Slow Medicine -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

Slow Medicine

Victoria Sweet

3:00 PM - Unforgettable stories of the teachers, doctors, nurses, and patients who show that time indeed heals

Slow Medicine

Victoria Sweet

11/4

Crossings -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

Crossings

Jon Kerstetter

3:00 PM - A doctor-soldier writes about his medical and war experiences as a way to heal.

Crossings

Jon Kerstetter

11/4

The American Dream in Wisconsin -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 4:00pm</span>

The American Dream in Wisconsin

Terese Agnew, Patty Loew, Jesus Salas

4:00 PM - A panel discussion exploring what it means to be an American today.

The American Dream in Wisconsin

Terese Agnew, Patty Loew, Jesus Salas

11/4

The Geography of Madness -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 4:00pm</span>

The Geography of Madness

Frank Bures

4:00 PM - An investigation of “culture-bound” syndromes.

The Geography of Madness

Frank Bures

11/4

Spy Schools -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Spy Schools

Daniel Golden

4:30 PM - Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage.

Spy Schools

Daniel Golden

11/4

The Hearts of Men -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

The Hearts of Men

Nickolas Butler

4:30 PM - A novel about friendships and families in a Wisconsin boy scouts troop.

The Hearts of Men

Nickolas Butler

11/4

Dead Presidents -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Dead Presidents

Brady Carlson

4:30 PM - An exploration of the way we memorialize our greatest leaders.

Dead Presidents

Brady Carlson

11/4

The Water Will Come -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 5:00pm</span>

The Water Will Come

Jeff Goodell

5:00 PM - The definitive account of rising sea levels, how this will happen, and what it will all mean.

The Water Will Come

Jeff Goodell

11/4

Janesville: An American Story -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein

6:00 PM - An account of why it’s hard to recreate a prosperous, healthy working class

Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein

11/4

The War On Science -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

The War On Science

Shawn Otto

6:00 PM - An investigation of why authoritarians are trusted when scientists aren't

The War On Science

Shawn Otto

11/4

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Ada Calhoun

6:00 PM - Ruminations and advice on successful modern marriage.

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Ada Calhoun

11/4

There Your Heart Lies -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

There Your Heart Lies

Mary Gordon

6:00 PM - A novel that intertwines memories of the Spanish Civil War with modern hardships,

There Your Heart Lies

Mary Gordon

11/4

Close Enough For The Angels -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

Close Enough For The Angels

Paul Madonna

7:30 PM - Paul Madonna discusses his two new illustrated novels in conversation with Paul Buhle.

Close Enough For The Angels

Paul Madonna

11/4

The Odyssey of Echo Company -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

The Odyssey of Echo Company

Doug Stanton

7:30 PM - The story of a small platoon of Americans and their fight for survival during the Vietnam War.

The Odyssey of Echo Company

Doug Stanton

11/4

One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 9:00pm</span>

One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter

Scaachi Koul

9:00 PM - Essays that capture a hilarious, scathing, and honest look at modern life.

One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter

Scaachi Koul

11/5

The Genome Factor -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 10:00am</span>

The Genome Factor

Jason Fletcher

10:00 AM - The latest discoveries at the scientific frontier where genomics and the social sciences intersect.

The Genome Factor

Jason Fletcher

11/5

100 Things To Do In Madison Before You Die -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 10:30am</span>

100 Things To Do In Madison Before You Die

Katie Vaughn

10:30 AM - This book is a starting point for exploring this vibrant, independently spirited city.

100 Things To Do In Madison Before You Die

Katie Vaughn

11/5

Preservation -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 10:30am</span>

Preservation

Christina Ward

10:30 AM - A survey of methods that will ensure your preservation projects are safe and delicious.

Preservation

Christina Ward

11/5

A Year in the Wilderness -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 10:30am</span>

A Year in the Wilderness

Amy and Dave Freeman

10:30 AM - A passionate and beautifully illustrated account of a year in the Boundary Waters.

A Year in the Wilderness

Amy and Dave Freeman

11/5

Faces of a Fish Empire -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Faces of a Fish Empire

Joe Kutchera

12:00 PM - A visual history of Empire Fish Company that captures the many changes in Milwaukee, WI

Faces of a Fish Empire

Joe Kutchera

11/5

Montaigne in Barn Boots -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Montaigne in Barn Boots

Michael Perry

12:00 PM - A humorous tour through a 16th century philosoper's relevance to today.

Montaigne in Barn Boots

Michael Perry

11/5

The Driftless Reader -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 1:00pm</span>

The Driftless Reader

Curt Meine

1:00 PM - A collection of nature writing from around the Midwest

The Driftless Reader

Curt Meine

11/5

Don't Call Us Dead -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

Don't Call Us Dead

Danez Smith

1:30 PM - A poetry collection that confronts an America where every day is too often a funeral

Don't Call Us Dead

Danez Smith

11/5

A House Among the Trees -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

A House Among the Trees

Julia Glass

1:30 PM - The story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant.

A House Among the Trees

Julia Glass

11/7

I & You -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/07/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

I & You

Lauren Gunderson

7:30 PM - An ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

I & You

Lauren Gunderson

11/17

The House of Unexpected Sisters -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/17/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall Smith

7:00 PM - The latest installment of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall Smith

1/17

The Immortalists -   - <span class="date-display-single">01/17/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

7:00 PM - If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

1/31

Eternal Life -   - <span class="date-display-single">01/31/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Eternal Life

Dara Horn

7:00 PM - A novel that explores what it might mean to live forever.

Eternal Life

Dara Horn

2/1

Bright Dead Things -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/01/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Bright Dead Things

Ada Limón

7:00 PM - The latest poems from National Book Award Finalist, Ada Limón

Bright Dead Things

Ada Limón

2/19

The Philosopher's Flight -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/19/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

The Philosopher's Flight

Tom Miller

6:00 PM - A fantastical reimagining of American history and a beautifully composed coming-of-age tale.

The Philosopher's Flight

Tom Miller

3/6

American Philosophy: A Love Story -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/06/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

American Philosophy: A Love Story

John Kaag

7:00 PM - The epic wisdom contained in a lost library helps the author turn his life around.

American Philosophy: A Love Story

John Kaag

3/12

The Gender Effect -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/12/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

The Gender Effect

Kathryn Moeller

7:00 PM - UW Professor, Kathryn Moeller, discusses her exploration of women and girls in the new world economy

The Gender Effect

Kathryn Moeller

3/19

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/19/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

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

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

3/22

Core Samples From The World -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/22/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

Core Samples From The World

Forrest Gander

6:00 PM - New poems from one of our most formally restless poets.

Core Samples From The World

Forrest Gander

4/5

2018 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/05/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

2018 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

7:00 PM - Poetry and fiction from the 2017-18 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows

2018 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

4/12

Gold Fame Citrus -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/12/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Gold Fame Citrus

Claire Vaye Watkins

7:00 PM - Unrelenting drought has transfigured Southern California into a surreal, phantasmagoric landscape.

Gold Fame Citrus

Claire Vaye Watkins

4/13

Clean -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/13/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

Clean

David Sheff

12:00 PM - A powerful rethinking of the greatest public health challenge of our time.

Clean

David Sheff

4/18

Sleeping Giant -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Sleeping Giant

Tamara Draut

7:00 PM - How a newly energized working class is far along in the process of changing America for the better.

Sleeping Giant

Tamara Draut

4/19

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/19/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

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

UW Fiction MFA Graduates Reading

4/26

When -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/26/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

When

Dan Pink

12:00 PM - Unlock the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home.

When

Dan Pink

4/26

When -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/26/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

When

Dan Pink

7:00 PM - A public event with Dan Pink about he scientific secrets to good timing.

When

Dan Pink

4/27

The Intellectual in Public Life -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/27/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

The Intellectual in Public Life

Alexander Star

7:00 PM - What is the role of intellectual expertise and debate in public life?

The Intellectual in Public Life

Alexander Star

5/3

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/03/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

Carrie Lorig

7:00 PM - The 2018 undergraduate and graduate creative writing awards ceremony, featuring poet Carrie Lorig

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

Carrie Lorig

5/19

Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/19/2018 - 1:00pm</span>

Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists

Andrea-Teresa Arenas & Eloisa Gómez

1:00 PM - Celebrate the progress of this important oral history project!

Somos Latinas: Voices of Wisconsin Latina Activists

Andrea-Teresa Arenas & Eloisa Gómez

6/20

So You Want To Talk About Race -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/20/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

7:00 PM - A book for people of all colors and backgrounds.

So You Want To Talk About Race

Ijeoma Oluo

6/23

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/23/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

Cecile Richards, Lauren Peterson

7:00 PM - Richards presents a timely and important message: To make change, you have to make trouble.

Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead

Cecile Richards, Lauren Peterson

8/30

Pieces of Her -   - <span class="date-display-single">08/30/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Pieces of Her

Karin Slaughter

7:00 PM - Can you ever truly escape your past?

Pieces of Her

Karin Slaughter

9/7

Between Gravity and What Cheer -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/07/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Between Gravity and What Cheer

Barry Phipps

7:00 PM - Iowa-based photographs of abstract shapes and colors, artful signs, and the occasional resident.

Between Gravity and What Cheer

Barry Phipps

9/21

Love, InshAllah -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/21/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Love, InshAllah

Nura Maznavi

7:00 PM - Romance, dating, sex and - Muslim women? 25 American Muslim writers sweep aside stereotypes.

Love, InshAllah

Nura Maznavi

9/24

Collected Works of Meg Medina -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/24/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Collected Works of Meg Medina

Meg Medina

7:00 PM - A Latina writer of books for kids of all ages.

Collected Works of Meg Medina

Meg Medina

9/25

Burn Baby Burn -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/25/2018 - 1:15pm</span>

Burn Baby Burn

Meg Medina

1:15 PM - Meg Medina will visit schools in the Madison area.

Burn Baby Burn

Meg Medina

9/26

There There -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/26/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

There There

Tommy Orange

7:00 PM - A voice full of poetry and rage, a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide.

There There

Tommy Orange

9/27

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/27/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

6:00 PM - The grown-up story behind the most influential childhood epic of pioneer life.

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Caroline Fraser

10/7

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment & Ambush -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/07/2018 - 10:00am</span>

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment & Ambush

James Patterson

10:00 AM - The world's #1 bestselling author has teamed up with the world's most famous genius.

Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment & Ambush

James Patterson

10/9

How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping with a New Reality -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/09/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping with a New Reality

Erin Clune

7:00 PM - Priceless stories of own experiences leaving New York for her hometown in Wisconsin.

How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping with a New Reality

Erin Clune

10/10

2018 Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/10/2018 - 4:00pm</span>

2018 Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale

Friends of UW Libraries

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

2018 Friends of UW-Madison Libraries Book Sale

Friends of UW Libraries

10/10

The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/10/2018 - 4:30pm</span>

The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University

Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

4:30 PM - The 2018 James Madison Lecture about Thomas Jefferson’s revolutionary ideas about higher education

The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University

Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

10/11

2018 Friends of Madison Public Library Book Sale -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 9:00am</span>

2018 Friends of Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

9:00 AM - Find great bargains for your home library and support the library!

2018 Friends of Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

10/11

The Motherhood Affidavits -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 5:30pm</span>

The Motherhood Affidavits

Laura Jean Baker

5:30 PM - A beautiful and brave memoir of motherhood and its discontents.

The Motherhood Affidavits

Laura Jean Baker

10/11

Madison in the Sixties -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 5:30pm</span>

Madison in the Sixties

Stu Levitan

5:30 PM - Madison in the Sixties details the ten tumultuous years that changed Madison forever

Madison in the Sixties

Stu Levitan

10/11

The Great Believers -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 5:30pm</span>

The Great Believers

Rebecca Makkai

5:30 PM - A story of survivors who were forever affected by the AIDS crisis.

The Great Believers

Rebecca Makkai

10/11

The Tangled Tree -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

The Tangled Tree

David Quammen

6:00 PM - Recent discoveries in molecular biology can change our understanding of evolution and life's history

The Tangled Tree

David Quammen

10/11

Passing the Bass -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Passing the Bass

7:00 PM - celebration of the life and legacy of world-renowned 2014 NEA Jazzmaster Richard Davis

Passing the Bass

10/11

Debut YA Writers Panel -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Debut YA Writers Panel

Amelia Brunskill, Adrianne Finlay, Madeline Reynolds

7:00 PM - A panel discussion of debut YA writers living in the Midwest.

Debut YA Writers Panel

Amelia Brunskill, Adrianne Finlay, Madeline Reynolds

10/11

Big Ideas for Busy People: Contagion -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Big Ideas for Busy People: Contagion

7:00 PM - 5 minute talks from some of UW-Madison’s biggest brains turning a microscope on microbes

Big Ideas for Busy People: Contagion

10/11

Citizen Illegal -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Citizen Illegal

José Olivarez

7:00 PM - Glimpses into life as a first generation immigrant.

Citizen Illegal

José Olivarez

10/11

The Immortalists -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

7:00 PM - If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?

The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin

10/11

How Are You Going to Save Yourself -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 8:30pm</span>

How Are You Going to Save Yourself

JM Holmes

8:30 PM - Four young friends coming of age in the postindustrial enclave of Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

How Are You Going to Save Yourself

JM Holmes

10/12

Life in the Anthropocene -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 2:00pm</span>

Life in the Anthropocene

Erle Ellis

2:00 PM - A discussion of our role in shaping the planet, and how it will influence our future on many fronts

Life in the Anthropocene

Erle Ellis

10/12

Love, Hate and Other Filters -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 4:30pm</span>

Love, Hate and Other Filters

Samira Ahmed

4:30 PM - A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl whose world is rocked by a domestic terrorism attack.

Love, Hate and Other Filters

Samira Ahmed

10/12

Writing the Unseen -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 4:30pm</span>

Writing the Unseen

Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva , Katrin Talbot, Andrea Potos

4:30 PM - How do we write about experience that ties us to something beyond our material lives?

Writing the Unseen

Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva , Katrin Talbot, Andrea Potos

10/12

Science on Paper -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 4:30pm</span>

Science on Paper

Jacki Whisenant

4:30 PM - A look at how science has been visually communicated through the ages.

Science on Paper

Jacki Whisenant

10/12

2018 Charlotte Zolotow Awards -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 5:00pm</span>

2018 Charlotte Zolotow Awards

Bao Phi

5:00 PM - The Charlotte Zolotow Award is given annually to the author of the best picture book text in the US.

2018 Charlotte Zolotow Awards

Bao Phi

10/12

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 5:00pm</span>

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2018 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 2018 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

10/12

Black Queer Hoe -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

Black Queer Hoe

Britteney Black Rose Kapri

6:00 PM - A refreshing, unapologetic look at the line between sexual freedom and sexual exploitation.

Black Queer Hoe

Britteney Black Rose Kapri

10/12

What We Were Promised -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

What We Were Promised

Lucy Tan

6:00 PM - An exploration of what we owe to our country, our families, and ourselves.

What We Were Promised

Lucy Tan

10/12

Storm Lake -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

Storm Lake

Art Cullen

6:00 PM - A forward-thinking, hopeful vision of rural America.

Storm Lake

Art Cullen

10/12

White Dancing Elephants -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

White Dancing Elephants

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

7:00 PM - Centered on the experiences of diverse women of color facing sexual harassment and racial violence.

White Dancing Elephants

Chaya Bhuvaneswar

10/12

A Lucky Man -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 7:30pm</span>

A Lucky Man

Jamel Brinkley

7:30 PM - In a world shaped by race, gender, and class—luck may be the greatest fiction of all.

A Lucky Man

Jamel Brinkley

10/12

Where Did You Get This Number? -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 7:30pm</span>

Where Did You Get This Number?

Anthony Salvanto

7:30 PM - For any American who wants to get a better read on what America is thinking.

Where Did You Get This Number?

Anthony Salvanto

10/12

The Radium Girls -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 7:30pm</span>

The Radium Girls

Kate Moore

7:30 PM - The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger.

The Radium Girls

Kate Moore

10/12

2018 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/12/2018 - 7:30pm</span>

2018 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Benjamin Alire Saenz

7:30 PM - A lecture by multi-award-winning novelist and poet Benjamin Alire Saenz

2018 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Benjamin Alire Saenz

10/13

Call Me When You Want to Talk about the Tombstones -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 10:30am</span>

Call Me When You Want to Talk about the Tombstones

Cynthia Marie Hoffman

10:30 AM - A mother and daughter embark on a moving quest to reconstruct their family history.

Call Me When You Want to Talk about the Tombstones

Cynthia Marie Hoffman

10/13

Fearless Women in SF&F -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 10:30am</span>

Fearless Women in SF&F

Mary Robinette Kowal, Mirah Bolender, K Arsenault Rivera

10:30 AM - Three fearless women writers discuss the state of writing (and reading) Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Fearless Women in SF&F

Mary Robinette Kowal, Mirah Bolender, K Arsenault Rivera

10/13

Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 10:30am</span>

Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party

Megan McDonald

10:30 AM - Judy Moody is in a royal purple-mountain-majesties mood. Make that Majesty with a capital M!

Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party

Megan McDonald

10/13

The Gift of Our Wounds -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 10:30am</span>

The Gift of Our Wounds

Pardeep Singh Kaleka, Arno Michaelis

10:30 AM - The powerful story of a friendship between two men—one Sikh and one skinhead.

The Gift of Our Wounds

Pardeep Singh Kaleka, Arno Michaelis

10/13

Home of the Braves -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 10:30am</span>

Home of the Braves

Patrick Steele

10:30 AM - Why did the Boston Braves leave Milwaukee?

Home of the Braves

Patrick Steele

10/13

Where Honeybees Thrive -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 11:00am</span>

Where Honeybees Thrive

Heather Swan

11:00 AM - A luminous, global journey from the worlds of honey producers, urban farmers, and mead makers.

Where Honeybees Thrive

Heather Swan

10/13

Interior States -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

Interior States

Meghan O'Gieblyn

12:00 PM - What does it mean to be a believing Christian and a Midwesterner in an increasingly secular America?

Interior States

Meghan O'Gieblyn

10/13

Daughter in Retrograde -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

Daughter in Retrograde

Courtney Kersten

12:00 PM - Kersten charts the uncertainty of her midwestern homeland by looking to the stars and planets.

Daughter in Retrograde

Courtney Kersten

10/13

Raising the Dad -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

Raising the Dad

Tom Matthews

12:00 PM - A novel that exposes all-too-familiar forces that hasten the decline of the average American family.

Raising the Dad

Tom Matthews

10/13

Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime

Tommy Thompson, Doug Moe

12:00 PM - Former WI governor Tommy Thompson's journey from boyhood to politics to the world stage.

Tommy: My Journey of a Lifetime

Tommy Thompson, Doug Moe

10/13

Play On -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 1:00pm</span>

Play On

Jeff Bercovici

1:00 PM - A deeply reported tour of the science helping athletes redefine the notion of “peak age.”

Play On

Jeff Bercovici

10/13

White Kids -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 1:30pm</span>

White Kids

Margaret Hagerman

1:30 PM - A clear-eyed and sometimes shocking account of how white kids learn about race.

White Kids

Margaret Hagerman

10/13

Realer Than Real: Writing With All Five Senses -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 1:30pm</span>

Realer Than Real: Writing With All Five Senses

Michelle Wildgen, Susanna Daniel

1:30 PM - A workshop about sensory writing and how to use it in your fiction and nonfiction.

Realer Than Real: Writing With All Five Senses

Michelle Wildgen, Susanna Daniel

10/13

Indictus -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 1:30pm</span>

Indictus

Natalie Eilbert

1:30 PM - This book attempts to indict us, so that the wounded might one day be free.

Indictus

Natalie Eilbert

10/13

Love Wisconsin -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 1:30pm</span>

Love Wisconsin

Megan Monday, Brijetta Hall Waller

1:30 PM - Love Wisconsin is a storytelling project all about the people of Wisconsin.

Love Wisconsin

Megan Monday, Brijetta Hall Waller

10/13

Wisconsin Translators Panel -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 1:30pm</span>

Wisconsin Translators Panel

Diane Grosklaus Whitty, Dong Isbister, Daniel Youd

1:30 PM - Translators are an indispensable link between authors and their foreign readers.

Wisconsin Translators Panel

Diane Grosklaus Whitty, Dong Isbister, Daniel Youd

10/13

The Man Who Caught the Storm -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 2:00pm</span>

The Man Who Caught the Storm

Brantley Hargrove

2:00 PM - A biography that chronicles the life and death of the greatest storm chaser who ever live.

The Man Who Caught the Storm

Brantley Hargrove

10/13

The Fall of Wisconsin -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 3:00pm</span>

The Fall of Wisconsin

Dan Kaufman

3:00 PM - The untold story behind the most shocking political upheaval in the country.

The Fall of Wisconsin

Dan Kaufman

10/13

Severance -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 3:00pm</span>

Severance

Ling Ma

3:00 PM - A moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire.

Severance

Ling Ma

10/13

Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 3:00pm</span>

Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times

Jerry Apps

3:00 PM - Farm boy professor and celebrated rural historian shares the life lessons he learned.

Once a Professor: A Memoir of Teaching in Turbulent Times

Jerry Apps

10/13

Lost Connections -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 3:00pm</span>

Lost Connections

Johann Hari

3:00 PM - A radically new way of thinking about an epidemic sweeping across the United States.

Lost Connections

Johann Hari

10/13

The Power of Presence -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 3:00pm</span>

The Power of Presence

Joy Thomas Moore, Doug Nelson

3:00 PM - The seven pillars of presence that all parents can use to positively influence their kids.

The Power of Presence

Joy Thomas Moore, Doug Nelson

10/13

Wisconsin State Parks -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 4:00pm</span>

Wisconsin State Parks

Scott Spoolman

4:00 PM - An examination of geologic processes to the landscape to understand of our state's natural history

Wisconsin State Parks

Scott Spoolman

10/13

This Radical Land -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 4:30pm</span>

This Radical Land

Daegan Miller

4:30 PM - If you know where to look, you can uncover a different history, one that's mostly forgotten.

This Radical Land

Daegan Miller

10/13

Everyone Knows You Go Home -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 4:30pm</span>

Everyone Knows You Go Home

Natalia Sylvester

4:30 PM - A novel about immigration and the depths one Mexican American family will go for forgiveness.

Everyone Knows You Go Home

Natalia Sylvester

10/13

Consent on Campus -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 4:30pm</span>

Consent on Campus

Donna Freitas

4:30 PM - A call to action for university administrators, faculty, parents, and students themselves.

Consent on Campus

Donna Freitas

10/13

American Wolf -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 5:00pm</span>

American Wolf

Nate Blakeslee

5:00 PM - Before men ruled the earth, there were wolves.

American Wolf

Nate Blakeslee

10/13

The World in a Grain -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

The World in a Grain

Vince Beiser

6:00 PM - It's the ingredient that makes possible our lives--and our future, and we're running out of it.

The World in a Grain

Vince Beiser

10/13

Paris by the Book -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

Paris by the Book

Liam Callanan

6:00 PM - A missing person, a grieving family, a curious clue: a half-finished manuscript set in Paris.

Paris by the Book

Liam Callanan

10/13

Good and Mad -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

Good and Mad

Rebecca Traister

6:00 PM - A glimpse into the galvanizing force of women’s anger, which, when harnessed, can change history

Good and Mad

Rebecca Traister

10/13

Milk! -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Milk!

Mark Kurlansky

7:00 PM - Profoundly intertwined with human civilization, milk has a compelling story to tell.

Milk!

Mark Kurlansky

10/13

One Person, No Vote -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 7:30pm</span>

One Person, No Vote

Carol Anderson

7:30 PM - The astonishing history of government-dictated racial discrimination and voting requirements.

One Person, No Vote

Carol Anderson

10/13

While I Have Your Attention -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 7:30pm</span>

While I Have Your Attention

John Roach

7:30 PM - Musings on everything from politics and religion to family and cabin life to sports.

While I Have Your Attention

John Roach

10/13

Gastropod Live! -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 8:00pm</span>

Gastropod Live!

Cynthia Graber, Nicola Twilley

8:00 PM - Gastropod is the award-winning podcast that looks at food through the lens of science and history.

Gastropod Live!

Cynthia Graber, Nicola Twilley

10/13

BookMarks -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/13/2018 - 9:00pm</span>

BookMarks

Chloe Benjamin, Mark Kurlansky, Natalia Sylvester, Rebecca Traister

9:00 PM - Stories mined from our secret lives as readers.

BookMarks

Chloe Benjamin, Mark Kurlansky, Natalia Sylvester, Rebecca Traister

10/14

Big Game -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/14/2018 - 10:30am</span>

Big Game

Mark Leibovich, David Maraniss

10:30 AM - Politics, football, and the inevitable intersection of the two in today's heated cultural atmosphere

Big Game

Mark Leibovich, David Maraniss

10/14

Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/14/2018 - 10:30am</span>

Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat

Amy Pearce-Hayden, Kelly DiNardo

10:30 AM - A Sunday morning brief intro into the sutras and a guided meditation.

Living the Sutras: A Guide to Yoga Wisdom Beyond the Mat

Amy Pearce-Hayden, Kelly DiNardo

10/14

The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/14/2018 - 10:30am</span>

The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook

Amelia Levin

10:30 AM - A cookbook that brings the lakeshore’s flavors and charm to you year-round, wherever you are.

The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook

Amelia Levin

10/14

My Own Devices -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/14/2018 - 10:30am</span>

My Own Devices

Dessa

10:30 AM - An uncompromising and candid account of a life in motion, in music, and in love.

My Own Devices

Dessa

10/14

Summer Hours at the Robber's LIbrary -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/14/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

Summer Hours at the Robber's LIbrary

Sue Halpern

12:00 PM - An unforgettable tale of family… the kind you come from and the kind you create.

Summer Hours at the Robber's LIbrary

Sue Halpern

10/14

Celebrating Wisconsin People -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/14/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

Celebrating Wisconsin People

Fabu, Kim Blaeser, Max Garland, Denise Sweet, Karla Huston, Marilyn Taylor

12:00 PM - State and local poets laureate read to celebrate the poetry and people of Wisconsin.

Celebrating Wisconsin People

Fabu, Kim Blaeser, Max Garland, Denise Sweet, Karla Huston, Marilyn Taylor

10/14

Joyful -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/14/2018 - 12:00pm</span>

Joyful

Ingrid Fetell Lee

12:00 PM - How small changes to our surroundings can lead us to happier, healthier, more satisfying lives.

Joyful

Ingrid Fetell Lee

10/14

NBF Presents Making Sense of One Another: Literature and Connection -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/14/2018 - 1:30pm</span>

NBF Presents Making Sense of One Another: Literature and Connection

Karen Bender, Chris Bachelder

1:30 PM - A panel discussion on Literature & Connection.

NBF Presents Making Sense of One Another: Literature and Connection

Karen Bender, Chris Bachelder

10/16

Go Big Read: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Go Big Read: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan

7:00 PM - Go Big Read presents an ode to the majesty and history of this national treasure: The Great Lakes.

Go Big Read: The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan

10/16

Virgil Wander -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Virgil Wander

Leif Enger

7:00 PM - A swift, full journey into the heart and heartache of an often overlooked American Upper Midwest.

Virgil Wander

Leif Enger

10/18

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2018 - 10:00am</span>

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

Don Zolidis

10:00 AM - Seven breakups. Seven makeups.

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

Don Zolidis

10/26

We Can't Breathe -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/26/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

We Can't Breathe

Jabari Asim

7:00 PM - Essays that reveal black voices telling their own stories.

We Can't Breathe

Jabari Asim

11/7

Speak the Truth -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/07/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Speak the Truth

Gyasi Ross

7:00 PM - One of the best storytellers and one of the sharpest young intellectuals in this time

Speak the Truth

Gyasi Ross

11/12

The Library Book -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/12/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

7:00 PM - A dazzling love letter to a beloved institution—our libraries.

The Library Book

Susan Orlean

11/14

The Splendor Before the Dark -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/14/2018 - 6:00pm</span>

The Splendor Before the Dark

Margaret George

6:00 PM - Ascending to the throne was only the beginning...

The Splendor Before the Dark

Margaret George

12/1

The Snowy Nap -   - <span class="date-display-single">12/01/2018 - 10:00am</span>

The Snowy Nap

Jan Brett

10:00 AM - Children's author Jan Brett discusses a prequel to the bestselling picture book, The Hat.

The Snowy Nap

Jan Brett

12/5

Ghosts in the Schoolyard -   - <span class="date-display-single">12/05/2018 - 7:00pm</span>

Ghosts in the Schoolyard

Eve Ewing

7:00 PM - A book about what schools really mean to Americans and to African-Americans in particular.

Ghosts in the Schoolyard

Eve Ewing

2/6

An Orchestra of Minorities -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/06/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

An Orchestra of Minorities

Chigozie Obioma

7:00 PM - A heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination.

An Orchestra of Minorities

Chigozie Obioma

2/7

The Banished Immortal -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/07/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Banished Immortal

Ha Jin

7:00 PM - Due to weather and travel conditions, this event has been CANCELED.

The Banished Immortal

Ha Jin

2/9

Settlin' -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/09/2019 - 3:00pm</span>

Settlin'

Muriel Simms

3:00 PM - Stories of twenty-five African Americans whose families arrived, survived, and thrived in Madison.

Settlin'

Muriel Simms

2/12

The Curiosities -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/12/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Curiosities

Susan Gloss

7:00 PM - A charming story of artists, inspiration, and how to reinvent your life with purpose and flair.

The Curiosities

Susan Gloss

2/15

Gaylord Schanilec: A Natural History -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/15/2019 - 5:00pm</span>

Gaylord Schanilec: A Natural History

Gaylord Schanilec

5:00 PM - Art book exhibit focused on the landscape, natural history, and culture of the upper Mississippi.

Gaylord Schanilec: A Natural History

Gaylord Schanilec

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