OCTOBER 15-18, 2020

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Event Search

2/28

The Odyssey -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/28/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

The Odyssey

Emily Wilson

7:30 PM - Emily Wilson describes her approach to translating The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Emily Wilson

3/6

The Crown -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/06/2019 - 10:00am</span>

The Crown

Derrick Barnes

10:00 AM - A high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys.

The Crown

Derrick Barnes

3/8

Survival Math -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/08/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

Survival Math

Mitchell Jackson

6:00 PM - A candid, lyrical, and thrillingly alive portrait of a family, a community, and a nation.

Survival Math

Mitchell Jackson

3/8

BAM Slam -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/08/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

BAM Slam

7:30 PM - A two day spoken word poetry competition where 30 award-winning poets from around the country

BAM Slam

3/11

The Body Is Not an Apology -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/11/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Body Is Not an Apology

Sonya Renee Taylor

7:00 PM - Reconnect with the radical origins of minds & bodies and celebrate our collective, enduring strength

The Body Is Not an Apology

Sonya Renee Taylor

3/12

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/12/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood

Tiana Clark

7:00 PM - CANCELED - Due to illness, our event with Tiana Clark has been canceled.

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood

Tiana Clark

3/13

Era of Ignition -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/13/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Era of Ignition

Amber Tamblyn

7:00 PM - A passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times.

Era of Ignition

Amber Tamblyn

3/25

2019 UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/25/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

2019 UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

Rebecca Bedell, Christopher Greggs, Rebekah Denison Hewitt, Wes Holtermann, Kabel Mishka Ligot, Alexis Sears

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

2019 UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

Rebecca Bedell, Christopher Greggs, Rebekah Denison Hewitt, Wes Holtermann, Kabel Mishka Ligot, Alexis Sears

4/8

A Small Place -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/08/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

A Small Place

Jamaica Kincaid

7:30 PM - CANCELED - DUE TO ILLNESS, JAMAICA KINCAID WILL NOT BE ABLE TO APPEAR AT THIS EVENT.

A Small Place

Jamaica Kincaid

4/9

The Bird King -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/09/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Bird King

G. Willow Wilson

7:00 PM - An epic adventure from an essential voice in American fiction.

The Bird King

G. Willow Wilson

4/15

Doomstead Days -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/15/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Doomstead Days

Brian Teare

7:00 PM - Through these poems, we experience the pleasure and pain of being a body during climate change.

Doomstead Days

Brian Teare

4/18

Look -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Look

Solmaz Sharif

7:00 PM - Solmaz Sharif’s astonishing first book asks us to see the ongoing costs of war.

Look

Solmaz Sharif

4/24

Little Faith -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/24/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Little Faith

Nickolas Butler

7:00 PM - A Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith.

Little Faith

Nickolas Butler

4/25

2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/25/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Aria Aber, Chekwube Danladi, Natasha Oladokun, Emily Shetler, Lucy Tan, Mary Terrier, Kate Wisel

7:00 PM - Poetry and fiction from the 2018-19 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows.

2019 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

Aria Aber, Chekwube Danladi, Natasha Oladokun, Emily Shetler, Lucy Tan, Mary Terrier, Kate Wisel

4/29

Greek to Me -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/29/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Greek to Me

Mary Norris

7:00 PM - Mary Norris is again delighting readers with her wit, knowledge, and exploration of language.

Greek to Me

Mary Norris

4/30

Native Country of the Heart -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/30/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Native Country of the Heart

Cherríe Moraga

7:00 PM - A reckoning with white American history and a piercing love letter from a fearless daughter.

Native Country of the Heart

Cherríe Moraga

5/2

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/02/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

7:00 PM - The 2019 undergraduate and graduate creative writing awards ceremony.

Creative Writing Awards Ceremony

5/8

Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/08/2019 - 10:00am</span>

Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes

Renee Graef

10:00 AM - Sport's adventures while discovering how lighthouse tender ships helped keep the Great Lakes safe.

Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes

Renee Graef

5/8

We Want To Do More Than Survive -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/08/2019 - 6:30pm</span>

We Want To Do More Than Survive

Bettina Love

6:30 PM - An alternative to traditional modes of educational reform that expands our ideas of civic engagement

We Want To Do More Than Survive

Bettina Love

5/15

Little Fires Everywhere -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/15/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

12:00 PM - The Madison Public Library Foundation presents the 2019 Lunch For Libraries.

Little Fires Everywhere

Celeste Ng

5/28

A Good American Family -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/28/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

A Good American Family

David Maraniss

7:00 PM - A tale of fear, paranoia, and injustice—and at the heart is the story of Maraniss’s father.

A Good American Family

David Maraniss

6/6

The Stiehl Assassin -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/06/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Stiehl Assassin

Terry Brooks

7:00 PM - Terry Brooks will discuss the latest installment in the Fall of Shannara saga with Patrick Rothfuss

The Stiehl Assassin

Terry Brooks

6/25

We've Been Here All Along -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/25/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

We've Been Here All Along

Richard Wagner

7:00 PM - An illuminating and nuanced picture of Wisconsin's gay history.

We've Been Here All Along

Richard Wagner

9/13

Kochland -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/13/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Kochland

Christopher Leonard

7:00 PM - Christopher Leonard reveals the secrets of Koch industries and the pitfalls of Corporate America

Kochland

Christopher Leonard

9/19

For the Good of the Game -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/19/2019 - 5:00pm</span>

For the Good of the Game

Bud Selig

5:00 PM - Bud Selig provides unprecedented insight into the world of professional baseball

For the Good of the Game

Bud Selig

9/19

America That Island off the Coast of France & Strike -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/19/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

America That Island off the Coast of France & Strike

Jesse Lee Kercheval, Rebecca Dunham

7:00 PM - A poetic reflection on the impossibility of emigration and an exploration of citizenry

America That Island off the Coast of France & Strike

Jesse Lee Kercheval, Rebecca Dunham

9/20

Advantages of Being Evergreen -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/20/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

Advantages of Being Evergreen

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Jennifer Nelson

6:00 PM - A joint reading by Oliver Baez Bendorf and Jennifer Nelson.

Advantages of Being Evergreen

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Jennifer Nelson

9/24

The Education of an Idealist -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/24/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Education of an Idealist

Samantha Power

7:00 PM - An unforgettable account of the power of idealist and the fierce determination to make a difference

The Education of an Idealist

Samantha Power

9/26

The Bone and Sinew of the Land  -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/26/2019 - 5:30pm</span>

The Bone and Sinew of the Land

Anna-Lisa Cox

5:30 PM - Whitewashing the American Frontier: Historians and the Dangerous Myth of a White Midwestern Past

The Bone and Sinew of the Land

Anna-Lisa Cox

10/2

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/02/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

Aaron Bobrow-Strain

7:00 PM - The human consequences of militarizing what was once a more forgiving border.

The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez

Aaron Bobrow-Strain

10/11

Masters of Empire -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2019 - 4:30pm</span>

Masters of Empire

Michael McDonnell

4:30 PM - McDonnell gives us a radical reinterpretation of early American history from a native point of view

Masters of Empire

Michael McDonnell

10/15

Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/15/2019 - 9:30am</span>

Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament

Kim Long

9:30 AM - The perfect adventure for middle grade readers who like scavenger hunts and puzzle-solving.

Lexi Magill and the Teleportation Tournament

Kim Long

10/15

Go Big Read: The Poison Squad -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/15/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Go Big Read: The Poison Squad

Deborah Blum

7:00 PM - The dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States.

Go Big Read: The Poison Squad

Deborah Blum

10/16

Nina Soni, Former Best Friend -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2019 - 3:00pm</span>

Nina Soni, Former Best Friend

Kashmira Sheth

3:00 PM - The series’ first book, Nina Soni, Former Best Friend, is a STEAM lover's delight.

Nina Soni, Former Best Friend

Kashmira Sheth

10/16

Friends of the Memorial Library Book Sale  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2019 - 4:00pm</span>

Friends of the Memorial Library Book Sale

Friends of UW Libraries

4:00 PM - Thousands of books at unbelievably low prices!

Friends of the Memorial Library Book Sale

Friends of UW Libraries

10/17

2019 Friends of the Central Library Book Sale  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 9:00am</span>

2019 Friends of the Central Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

9:00 AM - Thousands of gently used books, DVDs and other materials. 

2019 Friends of the Central Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

10/17

Outspoken -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 5:30pm</span>

Outspoken

Veronica Rueckert

5:30 PM - A timely examination of how women can learn to love her voice and harness its power

Outspoken

Veronica Rueckert

10/17

When Death Becomes Life -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 5:30pm</span>

When Death Becomes Life

Josh Mezrich

5:30 PM - A Doctor's stories from his own work and a history of the medical advances that have extended lives

When Death Becomes Life

Josh Mezrich

10/17

Dead of Winter -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 5:30pm</span>

Dead of Winter

Annelise Ryan

5:30 PM - Medicolegal death investigator Mattie Winston has a new home, a new marriage, and a new family.

Dead of Winter

Annelise Ryan

10/17

The History of Living Forever -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 5:30pm</span>

The History of Living Forever

Jake Wolff

5:30 PM - A globe-trotting, century-spanning adventure story into the deep mysteries of life

The History of Living Forever

Jake Wolff

10/17

Everything Must Go & Odes for You -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Everything Must Go & Odes for You

Kevin Coval, Shira Erlichman, Angel Nafis

7:00 PM - A joint reading to start the Wisconsin Book Festival off right!

Everything Must Go & Odes for You

Kevin Coval, Shira Erlichman, Angel Nafis

10/17

Milwaukee Noir -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Milwaukee Noir

Christi Clancy, Vida Cross, Tim Hennessy, Jennifer Morales, Nicholas Petrie, Mary Thorson

7:00 PM - New stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within Milwaukee

Milwaukee Noir

Christi Clancy, Vida Cross, Tim Hennessy, Jennifer Morales, Nicholas Petrie, Mary Thorson

10/17

Big Ideas, Busy People: Water, Water, Everywhere -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Big Ideas, Busy People: Water, Water, Everywhere

7:00 PM - Fun and facts about Wisconsin’s lakes, rivers, faucets, snow and more

Big Ideas, Busy People: Water, Water, Everywhere

10/17

Doing Harm -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Doing Harm

Maya Dusenbery

7:00 PM - A clear-eyed, multifaceted exploration of inequalities against women within the healthcare system

Doing Harm

Maya Dusenbery

10/17

2019 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

2019 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Kate DiCamillo

7:30 PM - Children's book author, Kate DiCamillo, will be presenting the 2019 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture.

2019 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Kate DiCamillo

10/18

The Ideas that Made America  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 4:30pm</span>

The Ideas that Made America

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

4:30 PM - An exciting history of the vibrant and powerful ideas that have shaped the United States.

The Ideas that Made America

Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen

10/18

Watershed -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 4:30pm</span>

Watershed

Mark Barr

4:30 PM - Watershed delivers a gripping story of characters whose ambitions and yearnings threaten to overflow

Watershed

Mark Barr

10/18

Reclaiming Community  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 4:30pm</span>

Reclaiming Community

Bianca J. Baldridge

4:30 PM - Stories of loss and resistance amidst external political pressure on Black Youth

Reclaiming Community

Bianca J. Baldridge

10/18

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2019 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 5:00pm</span>

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2019 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

Steve Fox , Nikki Kallio, Michael Hopkins, Robert Russell, Mary Wehner, Jeri McCormick, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

5:00 PM - A reading featuring the winners of the statewide 2019 Fiction & Poetry Contests

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2019 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

Steve Fox , Nikki Kallio, Michael Hopkins, Robert Russell, Mary Wehner, Jeri McCormick, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

10/18

More News Tomorrow -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

More News Tomorrow

Susan Richards Shreve

6:00 PM - A thrilling and richly drawn family drama about a daughter’s quest to understand her mother’s fate

More News Tomorrow

Susan Richards Shreve

10/18

Writing Books for Children -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

Writing Books for Children

Kevin Henkes

6:00 PM - How do you write for different aged readers?

Writing Books for Children

Kevin Henkes

10/18

Fentanyl, Inc.  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

Fentanyl, Inc.

Ben Westhoff

6:00 PM - A deeply human deep-dive investigation of a hazardous industry that has created a worldwide epidemic

Fentanyl, Inc.

Ben Westhoff

10/18

The Future of Another Timeline -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

The Future of Another Timeline

Annalee Newitz

7:00 PM - An intelligent, gut-wrenching glimpse of how tiny actions can have large consequences

The Future of Another Timeline

Annalee Newitz

10/18

The Meritocracy Trap  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

The Meritocracy Trap

Daniel Markovits

7:30 PM - A revolutionary new argument attacking the false promise of meritocracy in America

The Meritocracy Trap

Daniel Markovits

10/18

Inland  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

Inland

Téa Obreht

7:30 PM - A mythical re-imagining of true events of the American West

Inland

Téa Obreht

10/18

Crisis of Conscience  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

Crisis of Conscience

Tom Mueller

7:30 PM - Tom Mueller delves into the many factors which bring us to today's political climate

Crisis of Conscience

Tom Mueller

10/18

Initiated: Memoir of a Witch -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2019 - 9:00pm</span>

Initiated: Memoir of a Witch

Amanda Yates Garcia

9:00 PM - A mystical memoir about finding meaning, beauty, and power through a life in witchcraft.

Initiated: Memoir of a Witch

Amanda Yates Garcia

10/19

2019 Friends of the CCBC Fall Book Sale -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 9:00am</span>

2019 Friends of the CCBC Fall Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

9:00 AM - THOUSANDS of new and gently used books for children and teens!

2019 Friends of the CCBC Fall Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

10/19

The Invention Hunters -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 10:00am</span>

The Invention Hunters

Korwin Briggs

10:00 AM - A simple, fun way for curious kids to learn more about science, physics, engineering and history

The Invention Hunters

Korwin Briggs

10/19

How We Win -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 10:30am</span>

How We Win

Farah Pandith

10:30 AM - A groundbreaking set of solutions for the crisis of radicalization and extremist threats

How We Win

Farah Pandith

10/19

Dear Delia -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 10:30am</span>

Dear Delia

Micheal J. Larson, John David Smith

10:30 AM - Dear Delia chronicles the story of Henry F. Young, an officer in the famed Iron Brigade,

Dear Delia

Micheal J. Larson, John David Smith

10/19

Suicide Woods -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 10:30am</span>

Suicide Woods

Benjamin Percy

10:30 AM - A potent brew of horror, crime, and weird happenings in the woods.

Suicide Woods

Benjamin Percy

10/19

What the Bleep is Women's Fiction? -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 10:30am</span>

What the Bleep is Women's Fiction?

Susan Gloss, Kelly Harms

10:30 AM - What does "women's fiction" mean for booksellers, librarians, publishers, and the people who read

What the Bleep is Women's Fiction?

Susan Gloss, Kelly Harms

10/19

Progressives in Navy Blue -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 11:00am</span>

Progressives in Navy Blue

Scott Mobley

11:00 AM - How intellectual and institutional developments transformed the U.S. Navy from 1873 to 1898.

Progressives in Navy Blue

Scott Mobley

10/19

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 11:00am</span>

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon

Dean Robbins

11:00 AM - Journey to the moon on the Apollo 12 mission with Alan Bean!

The Astronaut Who Painted the Moon

Dean Robbins

10/19

First Cell -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

First Cell

Azra Raza

12:00 PM - These moving, true stories of patients explore cancer from every angle.

First Cell

Azra Raza

10/19

Among the Wonders of the Dells  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

Among the Wonders of the Dells

J Tyler Friedman

12:00 PM - Never-before-seen photographs and essays sure to delight history enthusiasts and vacationers alike

Among the Wonders of the Dells

J Tyler Friedman

10/19

Driving in Cars with Homeless Men  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

Driving in Cars with Homeless Men

Kate Wisel

12:00 PM - Kate Wisel's debut novel is a gut-punching, razor sharp examination four women's love and rage

Driving in Cars with Homeless Men

Kate Wisel

10/19

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Minyon Moore

12:00 PM - The four most powerful African American women in politics share their story.

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics

Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Minyon Moore

10/19

Rebel Poet -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

Rebel Poet

Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)

12:00 PM - An intimate delve into family, community, grief and struggle for a 21st Century Indian

Rebel Poet

Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)

10/19

The Painted Forest -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 1:30pm</span>

The Painted Forest

Krista Eastman

1:30 PM - The Painted Forest upends easy narratives of place, embracing tentativeness and erasing boundaries

The Painted Forest

Krista Eastman

10/19

Lights All Night Long -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 1:30pm</span>

Lights All Night Long

Lydia Fitzpatrick

1:30 PM - A rich tale of belonging and the pull of homes both native and adopted

Lights All Night Long

Lydia Fitzpatrick

10/19

Shadow Network -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 1:30pm</span>

Shadow Network

Anne Nelson

1:30 PM - How the collapse of American local journalism laid the foundation for the right's disinformation war

Shadow Network

Anne Nelson

10/19

Proof! -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 1:30pm</span>

Proof!

Amir Alexander

1:30 PM - Amir Alexander traces how geometry has shaped our history and societies

Proof!

Amir Alexander

10/19

The Stakes  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 1:30pm</span>

The Stakes

Robert Kuttner

1:30 PM - CANCELED - Due to unforeseen circumstances, Robert Kuttner is no longer able to appear

The Stakes

Robert Kuttner

10/19

Food Politics -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 1:30pm</span>

Food Politics

Jennifer Gaddis, Monica White, Anna Zeide

1:30 PM - Three of the country's foremost authors on Food Politics discuss the transformative power of food.

Food Politics

Jennifer Gaddis, Monica White, Anna Zeide

10/19

Long Way Round -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 3:00pm</span>

Long Way Round

John Hildebrand

3:00 PM - Cobbling rivers together, Hildebrand navigates the beautiful but complicated territory of home.

Long Way Round

John Hildebrand

10/19

Silver, Sword, and Stone -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 3:00pm</span>

Silver, Sword, and Stone

Marie Arana

3:00 PM - Arana writes on of the roles of trade, warfare, and religion in the history of Latin America

Silver, Sword, and Stone

Marie Arana

10/19

After the Flood -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 3:00pm</span>

After the Flood

Kassandra Montag

3:00 PM - A riveting epic saga of a world forever transformed by rising waters and the treacheries that ensue

After the Flood

Kassandra Montag

10/19

The Deer Camp -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 3:00pm</span>

The Deer Camp

Dean Kuipers

3:00 PM - A story of fathers, sons, and the beauty and magic of the natural world.

The Deer Camp

Dean Kuipers

10/19

Health Justice Now -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 3:00pm</span>

Health Justice Now

Timothy Faust

3:00 PM - Timothy Faust advocates for healthcare reform and a single payer system

Health Justice Now

Timothy Faust

10/19

Beautiful on the Outside -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 4:30pm</span>

Beautiful on the Outside

Adam Rippon

4:30 PM - Adam Rippon reveals his harrowing journey to Olympic dreams

Beautiful on the Outside

Adam Rippon

10/19

Home Remedies -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 4:30pm</span>

Home Remedies

Xuan Juliana Wang

4:30 PM - An illuminating insight into the faces and stories of a new generation of Chinese youth

Home Remedies

Xuan Juliana Wang

10/19

The Watershed -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 4:30pm</span>

The Watershed

James Arthur, Anders Carlson-Wee, Jeffrey Levine

4:30 PM - Three award-winning poets visit Madison for this special Watershed Reading.

The Watershed

James Arthur, Anders Carlson-Wee, Jeffrey Levine

10/19

Wit's End -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 4:30pm</span>

Wit's End

James Geary

4:30 PM - A demonstration that wit and wisdom are really the same thing.

Wit's End

James Geary

10/19

Deep River -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

Deep River

Karl Marlantes

6:00 PM - A timely exploration of the individual & the immigrant, in an America still defining its identity

Deep River

Karl Marlantes

10/19

Make it Scream, Make it Burn  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

Make it Scream, Make it Burn

Leslie Jamison

6:00 PM - A fascinating collection of essays exploring the dynamics of haunting and obsession

Make it Scream, Make it Burn

Leslie Jamison

10/19

Fighting for Space & Breaking the Chains of Gravity -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 6:00pm</span>

Fighting for Space & Breaking the Chains of Gravity

Amy Shira Teitel

6:00 PM - Amy discusses the history of space flight, the space program, and all things Vintage Space.

Fighting for Space & Breaking the Chains of Gravity

Amy Shira Teitel

10/19

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood & Gloss -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood & Gloss

Tiana Clark, Rebecca Hazelton

7:30 PM - Two decorated graduates from the UW Program in Creative Writing share from newest works

I Can't Talk About the Trees Without the Blood & Gloss

Tiana Clark, Rebecca Hazelton

10/19

Unfollow -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

Unfollow

Megan Phelps-Roper

7:30 PM - A gripping memoir of escaping the extremism of the Westboro Baptist Church and falling in love

Unfollow

Megan Phelps-Roper

10/19

What My Mother and I Don't Talk About -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2019 - 9:00pm</span>

What My Mother and I Don't Talk About

Michele Filgate, Tiana Clark, Leslie Jamison, Brandon Taylor, Xuan Juliana Wang

9:00 PM - A collection of writers shatter the silence and delve into their relationships with their mothers

What My Mother and I Don't Talk About

Michele Filgate, Tiana Clark, Leslie Jamison, Brandon Taylor, Xuan Juliana Wang

10/20

The Glass Forest -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2019 - 10:30am</span>

The Glass Forest

Cynthia Swanson

10:30 AM - The Glass Forest is a suspenseful literary tale of love and betrayal, marriage and motherhood

The Glass Forest

Cynthia Swanson

10/20

Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2019 - 10:30am</span>

Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook

Kristine Hansen

10:30 AM - Stunning photos and diverse recipes bursting with innovation and Wisconsin cheese tradition

Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook

Kristine Hansen

10/20

Dairylandia -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2019 - 10:30am</span>

Dairylandia

Steve Hannah

10:30 AM - Dairylandia recounts Hannah’s love for his adopted state, Wisconsin.

Dairylandia

Steve Hannah

10/20

Plagued By Fire -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

Plagued By Fire

Paul Hendrickson, David Maraniss

12:00 PM - A biography about premier American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Plagued By Fire

Paul Hendrickson, David Maraniss

10/20

Undocumented -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

Undocumented

Oscar Mireles, Denise Sweet, Wendy Vardaman, Ron Riekki

12:00 PM - Regional poets laureate writing on subjects critical to social justice in the Great Lakes Region.

Undocumented

Oscar Mireles, Denise Sweet, Wendy Vardaman, Ron Riekki

10/20

Real Queer America -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2019 - 12:00pm</span>

Real Queer America

Samantha Allen

12:00 PM - An unexpected, culture-shifting portrait of Queer America

Real Queer America

Samantha Allen

10/20

A Dream of Lightning Bugs -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2019 - 1:30pm</span>

A Dream of Lightning Bugs

Ben Folds

1:30 PM - Folds looks back at his life so far in a charming and wise chronicle of his artistic coming of age.

A Dream of Lightning Bugs

Ben Folds

10/20

Future of Fiction -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2019 - 1:30pm</span>

Future of Fiction

Tia Clark, Barrett Swanson, Rachel Swearingen, Brandon Taylor

1:30 PM - An exciting peek into some of the most dazzling and formidable new voices on the literary horizon.

Future of Fiction

Tia Clark, Barrett Swanson, Rachel Swearingen, Brandon Taylor

10/29

A Year Without a Name -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/29/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

A Year Without a Name

Cyrus Dunham

7:00 PM - Cyrus Dunham discusses their new book which honors the story of their transition with honesty

A Year Without a Name

Cyrus Dunham

10/31

Sophisticated Giant -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/31/2019 - 7:30pm</span>

Sophisticated Giant

Maxine Gordon

7:30 PM - The life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon, one of the major innovators of modern jazz.

Sophisticated Giant

Maxine Gordon

11/11

Information Wars -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/11/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Information Wars

Richard Stengel

7:00 PM - Richard Stengel offers an insightful glimpse into the perils of disinformation

Information Wars

Richard Stengel

11/19

Secondhand  -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/19/2019 - 7:00pm</span>

Secondhand

Adam Minter

7:00 PM - A fascinating investigation into the question: where does all of our junk go?

Secondhand

Adam Minter

2/10

Homie -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/10/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Homie

Danez Smith

7:00 PM - A magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship.

Homie

Danez Smith

2/13

Black Leopard, Red Wolf -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/13/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James

7:00 PM - Myth, fantasy, and history explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James

2/20

The Genius of Women -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/20/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

The Genius of Women

Janice Kaplan

7:00 PM - Genius isn't just about talent. It's about having that talent recognized, nurtured, and celebrated.

The Genius of Women

Janice Kaplan

3/3

We Ride Upon Sticks -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/03/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

We Ride Upon Sticks

Quan Barry

7:00 PM - A comic novel about a 1980s field hockey team that will do anything to make it to the State Finals.

We Ride Upon Sticks

Quan Barry

3/4

Trace Elements -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/04/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Trace Elements

Donna Leon

7:00 PM - Donna Leon engages our sensibilities about the differences between guilt and responsibility

Trace Elements

Donna Leon

3/11

A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/11/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump

David Plouffe

7:00 PM - A voter's playbook on making a difference in the 2020 election and beyond.

A Citizen's Guide to Beating Donald Trump

David Plouffe

3/12

Real Life -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/12/2020 - 6:00pm</span>

Real Life

Brandon Taylor

6:00 PM - A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town.

Real Life

Brandon Taylor

4/4

Celebrate Poetry! -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/04/2020 - 2:00pm</span>

Celebrate Poetry!

Angie Trudell Vasquez, Sarah Busse, Fabu, Dasha Kelly, Peggy Rogza

2:00 PM - Come celebrate poetry with the City of Madison Poet Laureate, Angela Trudell Vasquez and guests!

Celebrate Poetry!

Angie Trudell Vasquez, Sarah Busse, Fabu, Dasha Kelly, Peggy Rogza

4/8

Chosen Ones -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/08/2020 - 1:00pm</span>

Chosen Ones

Veronica Roth

1:00 PM - Veronica Roth will appear live online at twitch.tv/vrothbooks to talk about her new novel

Chosen Ones

Veronica Roth

4/14

The Coyotes of Carthage -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/14/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

The Coyotes of Carthage

Steven Wright

7:00 PM - A biting novel about a political operative running a dark money campaign for his corporate clients.

The Coyotes of Carthage

Steven Wright

4/20

My Dark Vanessa -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/20/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

My Dark Vanessa

Kate Elizabeth Russell

7:00 PM - An era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects our shifting cultural mores.

My Dark Vanessa

Kate Elizabeth Russell

4/23

Inside Stories -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/23/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Inside Stories

Takeyla Benton, Jen Rubin

7:00 PM - Inside Stories podcast explores Madison one story at a time.

Inside Stories

Takeyla Benton, Jen Rubin

4/29

Mystery Writers of America -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/29/2020 - 11:00am</span>

Mystery Writers of America

Allen Eskens, Matt Goldman

11:00 AM - Mystery writers Allen Eskens and Matt Goldman talk about their new novels

Mystery Writers of America

Allen Eskens, Matt Goldman

5/1

Vote at Home -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/01/2020 - 9:00pm</span>

Vote at Home

Amber McReynolds, Jesse Wegman, Ian Haney López

9:00 PM - What are the pathways to making vote-by-mail widely available? What are the challenges?

Vote at Home

Amber McReynolds, Jesse Wegman, Ian Haney López

5/7

The LIfe and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/07/2020 - 6:00pm</span>

The LIfe and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly

Jamie Pacton, Lizzie Mason

6:00 PM - A hilarious rom-com with the smash-the-patriarchy heart of Moxie.

The LIfe and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly

Jamie Pacton, Lizzie Mason

5/7

Unrigging the Rules for the Rising American Electorate -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/07/2020 - 9:00pm</span>

Unrigging the Rules for the Rising American Electorate

David Daley, Steve Phillips, Rebecca Nagle

9:00 PM - Who has the potential to reshape our political landscape, just by exercising the right to vote?

Unrigging the Rules for the Rising American Electorate

David Daley, Steve Phillips, Rebecca Nagle

5/14

Courts, COVID-19 & Voter Suppression -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/14/2020 - 9:00pm</span>

Courts, COVID-19 & Voter Suppression

Richard Hasen, Alan Hirsch, Abdi Soltani, Lala Wu

9:00 PM - A conversation on the courts' role in protecting our right to vote amid the pandemic.

Courts, COVID-19 & Voter Suppression

Richard Hasen, Alan Hirsch, Abdi Soltani, Lala Wu

5/19

We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/19/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders

Linda Sarsour

7:00 PM - How she became a globally recognized activist for marginalized communities across the globe.

We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders

Linda Sarsour

5/26

One Person, No Vote YA Edition -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/26/2020 - 11:00am</span>

One Person, No Vote YA Edition

Carol Anderson

11:00 AM - An essential explanation of the history of voting rights—and a call to action for a better future.

One Person, No Vote YA Edition

Carol Anderson

5/28

One Person, No Vote 2020 -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/28/2020 - 9:00pm</span>

One Person, No Vote 2020

Carol Anderson

9:00 PM - how voter suppression has worked in the past and, most importantly, what we can do now to deny it.

One Person, No Vote 2020

Carol Anderson

6/4

Quichotte -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/04/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Quichotte

Salman Rushdie

7:00 PM - A wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse.

Quichotte

Salman Rushdie

6/8

Good Boy -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/08/2020 - 6:00pm</span>

Good Boy

Jennifer Finney Boylan

6:00 PM - Boylan’s account of transition from young boy to middle-aged woman and the 7 dogs who stood by her.

Good Boy

Jennifer Finney Boylan

6/18

Lunch for Libraries - Mark Bittman -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/18/2020 - 12:00pm</span>

Lunch for Libraries - Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman

12:00 PM - Clear, no-nonsense perspective on food and diet.

Lunch for Libraries - Mark Bittman

Mark Bittman

6/18

Our Time Is Now -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/18/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Our Time Is Now

Stacey Abrams

7:00 PM - A blueprint to end voter suppression, empower our citizens, and take back our country.

Our Time Is Now

Stacey Abrams

6/22

The Lightness -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/22/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

The Lightness

Emily Temple, Chloe Benjamin

7:00 PM - a stylish and suspenseful meditation on adolescent desire, friendship, and the female body.

The Lightness

Emily Temple, Chloe Benjamin

6/29

The Second Home -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/29/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

The Second Home

Christi Clancy

7:00 PM - Second homes, second families, and second chances.

The Second Home

Christi Clancy

6/30

How to Begin: Writing Seminar -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/30/2020 - 10:30am</span>

How to Begin: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

10:30 AM - What elements make a powerful start and how to convince yourself to take the leap.

How to Begin: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

6/30

Point of View and Voice: Writing Seminar -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/30/2020 - 10:30am</span>

Point of View and Voice: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

10:30 AM - How to inhabit your character and look at how voice drives a story independently of plot.

Point of View and Voice: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

6/30

Setting: Writing Seminar -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/30/2020 - 10:30am</span>

Setting: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

10:30 AM - Setting is more than landscape!

Setting: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

6/30

Maintaining Your Practice: Writing Seminar -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/30/2020 - 10:30am</span>

Maintaining Your Practice: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

10:30 AM - Keep your writing fresh, try out new ideas, and use some some of our favorite prompts.

Maintaining Your Practice: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

6/30

Building Character: Writing Seminar -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/30/2020 - 11:00am</span>

Building Character: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

11:00 AM - How to take the skills you already have and use them to create a person on the page

Building Character: Writing Seminar

Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen

7/14

The Yellow House -   - <span class="date-display-single">07/14/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

The Yellow House

Sarah Broom, Lisa Lucas

7:00 PM - The story of her family’s yellow camelback shotgun house set against the canvas of national history.

The Yellow House

Sarah Broom, Lisa Lucas

7/23

In Praise of Walking & The Nature Fix -   - <span class="date-display-single">07/23/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

In Praise of Walking & The Nature Fix

Shane O'Mara, Florence Williams

7:00 PM - Two leading scientists investigate our interactions with the natural world.

In Praise of Walking & The Nature Fix

Shane O'Mara, Florence Williams

7/29

Demagogue -   - <span class="date-display-single">07/29/2020 - 6:00pm</span>

Demagogue

Larry Tye

6:00 PM - When the subcommittee doors slammed shut, Chairman McCarthy came unhinged.

Demagogue

Larry Tye

9/23

Coming Out, Moving Forward -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/23/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

Coming Out, Moving Forward

Richard Wagner

7:00 PM - The second volume in R. Richard Wagner’s groundbreaking work on gay history in Wisconsin

Coming Out, Moving Forward

Richard Wagner

10/17

An Evening with Neil Gaiman -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2020 - 8:00pm</span>

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

8:00 PM - He will tell stories and read stories, answer questions, and “amaze, befuddle and generally delight"

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman

10/20

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2020 - 7:00pm</span>

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

Joy Harjo

7:00 PM - An evening of poetry and conversation with United States Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo.

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through

Joy Harjo

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