OCTOBER 15-18, 2020

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

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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

6/8

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

Good Boy

Jennifer Finney Boylan

6:00 PM - ** POSTPONED **

Good Boy

Jennifer Finney Boylan

6/17

Quichotte -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/17/2020 - 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

6/18

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

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

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

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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