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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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