OCTOBER 16-19, 2014

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

Previous 2014 Wisconsin Book Festival Events

1/31

Curtain’s Up with CTM presents: An Evening with Lois Lowry -   - <span class="date-display-single">01/31/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Curtain’s Up with CTM presents: An Evening with Lois Lowry

7:00 PM - Newbery Medal award winning author Lois Lowry joins CTM for a unique event celebrating The Giver.

Curtain’s Up with CTM presents: An Evening with Lois Lowry

2/26

Bread & Butter - Michelle Wildgen - <span class="date-display-single">02/26/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Bread & Butter

Michelle Wildgen

7:00 PM - Join Michelle Wildgen to celebrate the release of Michelle's her novel, Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

Michelle Wildgen

3/31

Pearls Falls Fast - Stephan Pastis - <span class="date-display-single">03/31/2014 - 6:00pm</span>

Pearls Falls Fast

Stephan Pastis

6:00 PM - Join the Pearls family as they face many more misadventures!

Pearls Falls Fast

Stephan Pastis

4/4

Praying Drunk - Kyle Minor - <span class="date-display-single">04/04/2014 - 8:00pm</span>

Praying Drunk

Kyle Minor

8:00 PM - Join us as author Kyle Minor reads from his new collection of short stories PRAYING DRUNK!

Praying Drunk

Kyle Minor

4/24

Lunch for Libraries: Nosh with Nevada - Nevada Barr - <span class="date-display-single">04/24/2014 - 11:30am</span>

Lunch for Libraries: Nosh with Nevada

Nevada Barr

11:30 AM - Join the Madison Public Library Foundation for its third annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser!

Lunch for Libraries: Nosh with Nevada

Nevada Barr

4/24

Biggest Book Club Ever with Nevada Barr - Nevada Barr - <span class="date-display-single">04/24/2014 - 6:00pm</span>

Biggest Book Club Ever with Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr

6:00 PM - Join bestselling author Nevada Barr for the biggest book club ever! Registration required.

Biggest Book Club Ever with Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr

4/28

Struck By Genius - Jason Padgett - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2014 - 7:30pm</span>

Struck By Genius

Jason Padgett

7:30 PM - Jason Padgett can see mathematical designs hidden in every day objects, but he wasn't born this way!

Struck By Genius

Jason Padgett

5/6

Shotgun Lovesongs - Nick Butler - <span class="date-display-single">05/06/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Shotgun Lovesongs

Nick Butler

7:00 PM - Debut Wisconsin author reads from his highly-acclaimed new novel, Shotgun Lovesongs

Shotgun Lovesongs

Nick Butler

5/16

The Artist's Library - Erinn Batykefer - <span class="date-display-single">05/16/2014 - 7:30pm</span>

The Artist's Library

Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore

7:30 PM - A book launch celebration featuring projects led by Erinn Batykefer and Laura Damon-Moore!

The Artist's Library

Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore

5/19

Madison Authors Reading - Kara Candito - <span class="date-display-single">05/19/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Madison Authors Reading

Kara Candito, Chloe Benjamin

7:00 PM - Join Madisonians Chloe Krug Benjamin and Kara Candito for readings from their new books.

Madison Authors Reading

Kara Candito, Chloe Benjamin

5/20

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour - Joshua Ferris - <span class="date-display-single">05/20/2014 - 6:00pm</span>

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Joshua Ferris

6:00 PM - Come to A Room of One's Own Bookstore to see New York Times Bestselling author, Joshua Ferris read!

To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

Joshua Ferris

7/19

Going Somewhere Ride & Read - Brian Benson - <span class="date-display-single">07/19/2014 - 1:00pm</span>

Going Somewhere Ride & Read

Brian Benson

1:00 PM - Ride with the author from Pinney Library to Central and hear Brian Benson read from his new memoir

Going Somewhere Ride & Read

Brian Benson

8/21

Read-a-Romance Month Book Discussions -   - <span class="date-display-single">08/21/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Read-a-Romance Month Book Discussions

7:00 PM - August is Read-a-Romance month. We're celebrating with four romance genre discussions.

Read-a-Romance Month Book Discussions

9/18

The Body in Bodega Bay - Betsy Draine - <span class="date-display-single">09/18/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

The Body in Bodega Bay

Betsy Draine

7:00 PM - These Wisconsin authors join us to present the second novel in their exciting mystery series

The Body in Bodega Bay

Betsy Draine

9/24

Take It Off the Shelf! - Forward Theater Company - <span class="date-display-single">09/24/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Take It Off the Shelf!

Forward Theater Company

7:00 PM - Celebrate Banned Books Week (September 21-27) with Forward Theatre’s Take It Off the Shelf! Banned B

Take It Off the Shelf!

Forward Theater Company

9/27

The Quirks in Circus Quirkus - Erin Soderberg - <span class="date-display-single">09/27/2014 - 10:30am</span>

The Quirks in Circus Quirkus

Erin Soderberg

10:30 AM - Celebrate Central Library's 1st Anniversary with a reading from this fun tale of a quirky family!

The Quirks in Circus Quirkus

Erin Soderberg

9/27

Pinney Mini Book Festival -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/27/2014 - 1:00pm</span>

Pinney Mini Book Festival

1:00 PM - The Pinney Mini Book Festival is a fast-paced author slam featuring fifteen local authors.

Pinney Mini Book Festival

10/3

A Sudden Light - Garth Stein - <span class="date-display-single">10/03/2014 - 7:30pm</span>

A Sudden Light

Garth Stein

7:30 PM - Join New York Times-bestselling author Garth Stein for a reading from his stirring new novel.

A Sudden Light

Garth Stein

10/15

Some Things Go Together: Making Books with Charlotte Zolotow - Paul Fleischman - <span class="date-display-single">10/15/2014 - 7:30pm</span>

Some Things Go Together: Making Books with Charlotte Zolotow

Paul Fleischman

7:30 PM - Paul Fleischman discusses his career as a children's book author and relationship with his editor

Some Things Go Together: Making Books with Charlotte Zolotow

Paul Fleischman

10/16

Elementary School Thursday - Gustafer Yellowgold - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 9:00am</span>

Elementary School Thursday

Gustafer Yellowgold, Susan Apps-Bodilly, Julie Mata

9:00 AM - Elementary School Thursday has been postponed. We will reschedule this event for later in the year.

Elementary School Thursday

Gustafer Yellowgold, Susan Apps-Bodilly, Julie Mata

10/16

StoryBook: Warrington Colescott’s Venice - Rick Axsom - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 12:30pm</span>

StoryBook: Warrington Colescott’s Venice

Rick Axsom

12:30 PM - Richard H. Axsom will engage artist Warrington Colescott in a conversation about "Death of Venice"

StoryBook: Warrington Colescott’s Venice

Rick Axsom

10/16

Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot - Sir Peter Crane - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 3:30pm</span>

Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot

Sir Peter Crane

3:30 PM - World renowned botanist, Sir Peter Crane, teaches us about a prehistoric tree thriving in our midst.

Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot

Sir Peter Crane

10/16

Bending the Frame - Fred Ritchin - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 4:00pm</span>

Bending the Frame

Fred Ritchin

4:00 PM - How are innovative practitioners using imagery today in response to our most pressing issues.

Bending the Frame

Fred Ritchin

10/16

Barracuda in the Attic - Kipp Friedman - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 5:00pm</span>

Barracuda in the Attic

Kipp Friedman

5:00 PM - A tribute to growing up in a family of artists swept up in the whirlwind of the NYC arts scene.

Barracuda in the Attic

Kipp Friedman

10/16

How Not to Be Wrong - Jordan Ellenberg - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 5:30pm</span>

How Not to Be Wrong

Jordan Ellenberg

5:30 PM - Jordan Ellenberg shows us how Math touches everything we do.

How Not to Be Wrong

Jordan Ellenberg

10/16

Devil's Lake Reading - Danielle Evans - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 6:30pm</span>

Devil's Lake Reading

Danielle Evans, Rebecca Dunham

6:30 PM - Deveil's Lake Driftless Prize judges, Danielle Evans and Rebecca Dunham, read from their work.

Devil's Lake Reading

Danielle Evans, Rebecca Dunham

10/16

Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage - Molly Wizenberg - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 6:30pm</span>

Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage

Molly Wizenberg

6:30 PM - Join the author of this funny, frank, & tender memoir about a pizza restaurant and a young marriage.

Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage

Molly Wizenberg

10/16

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico - Amy Greenberg - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

Amy Greenberg

7:00 PM - Amy S. Greenberg's definitive history of the oft-forgotten 1846 conflict paints

A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico

Amy Greenberg

10/16

To Dwell in Darkness - Deborah Crombie - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 7:30pm</span>

To Dwell in Darkness

Deborah Crombie

7:30 PM - New York Times bestselling author Deborah Crombie presents her new novel To Dwell in Darkness

To Dwell in Darkness

Deborah Crombie

10/16

Passing the Mic/All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase featuring Midwest Hip Hop All Stars - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2014 - 8:00pm</span>

Passing the Mic/All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase featuring Midwest Hip Hop All Stars

First Wave, reg e gaines, Chinaka Hodge

8:00 PM - OMAI presents a special evening with reg e gaines, Chinaka Hodge, and the Midwest Hip Hop All Stars

Passing the Mic/All Elements Hip Hop Arts Showcase featuring Midwest Hip Hop All Stars

First Wave, reg e gaines, Chinaka Hodge

10/17

High School Friday 2014 - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 9:00am</span>

High School Friday 2014

First Wave, Jordan Ellenberg

9:00 AM - High School Friday brings 150 students to the Festival for a full school day of book programming.

High School Friday 2014

First Wave, Jordan Ellenberg

10/17

Performance Poetry 2014 - First Wave - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 5:00pm</span>

Performance Poetry 2014

First Wave

5:00 PM - This event will point to some of the ways back, bring "page" poets and "stage" poets together.

Performance Poetry 2014

First Wave

10/17

A Good Year - Andrea Potos - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 5:00pm</span>

A Good Year

Andrea Potos, Evie Robillard, Katrin Talbot, Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva

5:00 PM - Four vastly different Madison poets, all with new chapbooks to celebrate.

A Good Year

Andrea Potos, Evie Robillard, Katrin Talbot, Rosemary Zurlo-Cuva

10/17

We Make Beer - Sean Lewis - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 5:00pm</span>

We Make Beer

Sean Lewis

5:00 PM - An eye-opening journey into craft beer–making in America, and what you can find in the quest to brew

We Make Beer

Sean Lewis

10/17

Snow in May - Kseniya Melnik - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 5:30pm</span>

Snow in May

Kseniya Melnik

5:30 PM - A Siberian town with darkly fascinating history teems with life in this luminous story collection.

Snow in May

Kseniya Melnik

10/17

Missing Class: How Seeing Class Cultures Can Strengthen Social Movement Groups - Betsy Leondar-Wright - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 5:30pm</span>

Missing Class: How Seeing Class Cultures Can Strengthen Social Movement Groups

Betsy Leondar-Wright

5:30 PM - Written for activists & social scientists, the book describes class differences in paths to activism

Missing Class: How Seeing Class Cultures Can Strengthen Social Movement Groups

Betsy Leondar-Wright

10/17

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2014 - Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, &amp; Letters - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 5:30pm</span>

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2014

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

5:30 PM - Reading by winners of the Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine statewide fiction and poetry contests.

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2014

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

10/17

Where Are Children's Books Going? - B. G. Hennessy - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 5:30pm</span>

Where Are Children's Books Going?

B. G. Hennessy

5:30 PM - A lecture on the future of children's books to celebrate the grand opening of the new CCBC!

Where Are Children's Books Going?

B. G. Hennessy

10/17

Dappled Things - Robin Chapman - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Dappled Things

Robin Chapman

7:00 PM - Dappled Things pairs the poetry of Robin Chapman with the photogravures of Peter Miller.

Dappled Things

Robin Chapman

10/17

Underground: New and Selected Poems - Jim Moore - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Underground: New and Selected Poems

Jim Moore

7:00 PM - Underground is the long overdue career retrospective of Jim Moore, a poet of great depth.

Underground: New and Selected Poems

Jim Moore

10/17

Daring: My Passages - Gail Sheehy - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 7:30pm</span>

Daring: My Passages

Gail Sheehy

7:30 PM - A fascinating, no-holds-barred memoir and testament to guts, resilience, smarts, and daring.

Daring: My Passages

Gail Sheehy

10/17

Science of the Supper Club - Terese Allen - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 8:00pm</span>

Science of the Supper Club

Terese Allen, Ron Faiola, Robin Shepard

8:00 PM - Wisconsin Book Festival authors share their perspectives on Wisconsin's culinary legacy.

Science of the Supper Club

Terese Allen, Ron Faiola, Robin Shepard

10/17

Monsters of Poetry 2014 - Monsters of Poetry - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 8:00pm</span>

Monsters of Poetry 2014

Monsters of Poetry

8:00 PM - Monsters of Poetry Reading Series presents 4 great authors!

Monsters of Poetry 2014

Monsters of Poetry

10/17

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory - Caitlin Doughty - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2014 - 9:00pm</span>

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Caitlin Doughty

9:00 PM - Join mortician & author Caitlin Doughty for stories from her new book on life in the death business.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Caitlin Doughty

10/18

Eyes Wide Open - Paul Fleischman - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 10:00am</span>

Eyes Wide Open

Paul Fleischman

10:00 AM - Giving readers 14 and up the briefing they need to comprehend their moment in history.

Eyes Wide Open

Paul Fleischman

10/18

2014 Friends of UW Libraries Semiannual Book Sales - Friends of UW Libraries - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 10:00am</span>

2014 Friends of UW Libraries Semiannual Book Sales

Friends of UW Libraries

10:00 AM - One of the largest used-book sales in Wisconsin

2014 Friends of UW Libraries Semiannual Book Sales

Friends of UW Libraries

10/18

Armed with Nonviolence: Stories from the Fight for Human Rights - Ann Bausum - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 10:30am</span>

Armed with Nonviolence: Stories from the Fight for Human Rights

Ann Bausum

10:30 AM - This program for teens & adults explores uses of nonviolent resistance in the fight for human rights

Armed with Nonviolence: Stories from the Fight for Human Rights

Ann Bausum

10/18

Vintage - Susan Gloss - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 10:30am</span>

Vintage

Susan Gloss

10:30 AM - At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell.

Vintage

Susan Gloss

10/18

Difficult Fruit  - Lauren Alleyne - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 11:00am</span>

Difficult Fruit

Lauren Alleyne

11:00 AM - A collection of poems about self-knowledge, of fighting for and winning personhood as a woman.

Difficult Fruit

Lauren Alleyne

10/18

Alamo Doughboy - Jennifer Rude Klett - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 11:00am</span>

Alamo Doughboy

Jennifer Rude Klett

11:00 AM - A solid military history, told through family interviews, Army histories, letters, & service records

Alamo Doughboy

Jennifer Rude Klett

10/18

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy - B. G. Hennessy - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 11:00am</span>

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy

B. G. Hennessy

11:00 AM - A heartwarming story about the power of hope, perseverance, and friendship.

A Christmas Wish for Corduroy

B. G. Hennessy

10/18

Sisterland and the Madison Writers' Studio Conversation - Curtis Sittenfeld - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 11:30am</span>

Sisterland and the Madison Writers' Studio Conversation

Curtis Sittenfeld, Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen, Mary Kay Zuravleff

11:30 AM - A novel about the obligation we have towards others and the responsibility we take for our actions.

Sisterland and the Madison Writers' Studio Conversation

Curtis Sittenfeld, Susanna Daniel, Michelle Wildgen, Mary Kay Zuravleff

10/18

The Sleeve Waves - Angela Sorby - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 12:00pm</span>

The Sleeve Waves

Angela Sorby

12:00 PM - the poems in The Sleeve Waves meditate on how almost everything comes to us in waves.

The Sleeve Waves

Angela Sorby

10/18

My Family and Other Hazards - June Melby - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 12:00pm</span>

My Family and Other Hazards

June Melby

12:00 PM - A heartwarming memoir about saying goodbye to a childhood home - in this case, a mini golf course.

My Family and Other Hazards

June Melby

10/18

Double Exposure - Bridget Birdsall - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 1:00pm</span>

Double Exposure

Bridget Birdsall

1:00 PM - A stunning young adult novel that brings to light complex gender issues and teenage insecurities.

Double Exposure

Bridget Birdsall

10/18

Painted Cities - Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 1:30pm</span>

Painted Cities

Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski

1:30 PM - Author Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski shares from his book of stories about the city.

Painted Cities

Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski

10/18

Son of Fortune - Victoria McKernan - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 1:30pm</span>

Son of Fortune

Victoria McKernan

1:30 PM - An unforgettable YA novel about a boy's dangerous life importing guano.

Son of Fortune

Victoria McKernan

10/18

The Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government - Aneesh Chopra - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 1:30pm</span>

The Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

Aneesh Chopra

1:30 PM - America's first Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra describes a new revolution in America.

The Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

Aneesh Chopra

10/18

Further Joy - John Brandon - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 2:30pm</span>

Further Joy

John Brandon

2:30 PM - A stunning assortment of men and women at the edge of possibility.

Further Joy

John Brandon

10/18

2014 South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Ceremony     - Elizabeth Suneby - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 3:00pm</span>

2014 South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Ceremony

Elizabeth Suneby, Jennifer Bradbury, Farhana Zia

3:00 PM - This year's ceremony honors Elizabeth Suneby, Jennifer Bradbury, and Farhana Zia

2014 South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature Ceremony

Elizabeth Suneby, Jennifer Bradbury, Farhana Zia

10/18

 Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin - Patty Loew - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 3:00pm</span>

Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin

Patty Loew

3:00 PM - UW-Madison Professor Patty Loew presents her book about Wisconsin's Native people and sustainability

Seventh Generation Earth Ethics: Native Voices of Wisconsin

Patty Loew

10/18

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements - Linda Gordon - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 3:00pm</span>

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements

Linda Gordon, Astrid Henry

3:00 PM - The American women’s movement is shrouded in myth. Feminism Unfinished is a much-needed corrective.

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements

Linda Gordon, Astrid Henry

10/18

How to Sell Your Novel - Chloe Benjamin - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 3:30pm</span>

How to Sell Your Novel

Chloe Benjamin, Ashley Ream, Judith Claire Mitchell

3:30 PM - Three Madison authors discuss a novel's path to publication with readings by each author.

How to Sell Your Novel

Chloe Benjamin, Ashley Ream, Judith Claire Mitchell

10/18

Marketplace of the Marvelous - Erika Janik - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 4:00pm</span>

Marketplace of the Marvelous

Erika Janik

4:00 PM - Discover how unorthodox nineteenth-century methods influence modern-day medical theory and practice.

Marketplace of the Marvelous

Erika Janik

10/18

Man Alive! - Mary Kay Zuravleff - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 4:30pm</span>

Man Alive!

Mary Kay Zuravleff

4:30 PM - A warm, funny, and profoundly original novel about a family dealing with disaster.

Man Alive!

Mary Kay Zuravleff

10/18

Alena - Rachel Pastan - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 5:30pm</span>

Alena

Rachel Pastan

5:30 PM - Listen to author Rachel Pastan as she shares from her evocative new novel Alena.

Alena

Rachel Pastan

10/18

House of Coates Revisited: Lester B. Morrison, Little Brown Mushroom, and Other Lost Broken Men - Brad Zellar - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 5:30pm</span>

House of Coates Revisited: Lester B. Morrison, Little Brown Mushroom, and Other Lost Broken Men

Brad Zellar

5:30 PM -

House of Coates Revisited: Lester B. Morrison, Little Brown Mushroom, and Other Lost Broken Men

Brad Zellar

10/18

All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 6:00pm</span>

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

6:00 PM - A beautiful WWII novel about the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

10/18

Wisconsin Book Festival Arts Reception - Andy Adams - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 6:30pm</span>

Wisconsin Book Festival Arts Reception

Andy Adams, Laura Damon-Moore, Filter Photo Festival

6:30 PM - Spend the early evening on the third floor celebrating photography, art, and library programs!

Wisconsin Book Festival Arts Reception

Andy Adams, Laura Damon-Moore, Filter Photo Festival

10/18

The Liar's Wife - Mary Gordon - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 7:30pm</span>

The Liar's Wife

Mary Gordon

7:30 PM - Mary Gordon presents four wonderful novellas of Americans abroad and Europeans in America.

The Liar's Wife

Mary Gordon

10/18

NerdNite - Jordan Ellenberg - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 8:00pm</span>

NerdNite

Jordan Ellenberg

8:00 PM - Nerds and non-nerds alike gather to meet, drink and learn something new.

NerdNite

Jordan Ellenberg

10/18

OMAI’s Passing the Mic Tribute Showcase - Chinaka Hodge - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 8:00pm</span>

OMAI’s Passing the Mic Tribute Showcase

Chinaka Hodge, Dasha Kelly

8:00 PM - Tribute showcase and tribute honoring Nakila Robinson and the children of Central America.

OMAI’s Passing the Mic Tribute Showcase

Chinaka Hodge, Dasha Kelly

10/18

101 Two-Letter Words - Stephin Merritt - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2014 - 9:00pm</span>

101 Two-Letter Words

Stephin Merritt

9:00 PM - From Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields comes a unique, witty book about 2-letter words!

101 Two-Letter Words

Stephin Merritt

10/19

The FlakPhoto Booklist  - Andy Adams - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 9:00am</span>

The FlakPhoto Booklist

Andy Adams

9:00 AM - FlakPhoto creator, Andy Adams, selects photo book highlights from the Library's collections

The FlakPhoto Booklist

Andy Adams

10/19

PhotoBook Exhibition - Filter Photo Festival - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 9:00am</span>

PhotoBook Exhibition

Filter Photo Festival

9:00 AM - A survey exhibition of the contemporary photo book presented by FilterPhoro Festival

PhotoBook Exhibition

Filter Photo Festival

10/19

 Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan - Kevin Miyazaki - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 9:30am</span>

Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan

Kevin Miyazaki

9:30 AM - "A contemporary portrait of Lake Michigan" from Wisconsin photographer Kevin Miyazaki.

Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan

Kevin Miyazaki

10/19

Run for Literacy - Literacy Network - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 10:30am</span>

Run for Literacy

Literacy Network

10:30 AM - Money raised from this scenic run will support Literacy Network’s programs in Dane County.

Run for Literacy

Literacy Network

10/19

How Many Words is a Picture Really Worth? Writing From Photographs - Brad Zellar - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 11:00am</span>

How Many Words is a Picture Really Worth? Writing From Photographs

Brad Zellar

11:00 AM - In this workshop, Brad Zellar will lead participants in creating their own writing/photo books.

How Many Words is a Picture Really Worth? Writing From Photographs

Brad Zellar

10/19

Photos From Home - Michael Forster Rothbart - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 11:00am</span>

Photos From Home

Michael Forster Rothbart, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Scott Strazzante

11:00 AM - 3 documentary photographers explore home and how lives change when the home/land changes.

Photos From Home

Michael Forster Rothbart, Danny Wilcox Frazier, Scott Strazzante

10/19

The Scavengers - Michael Perry - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 11:00am</span>

The Scavengers

Michael Perry

11:00 AM - Check out this imaginative and hilarious middle grade novel from a NYT-bestselling Wisconsin author.

The Scavengers

Michael Perry

10/19

The Dog Year - Ann Garvin - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 12:30pm</span>

The Dog Year

Ann Garvin

12:30 PM - Check out this Wisconsin author's heartwarming novel involving a four-legged friend.

The Dog Year

Ann Garvin

10/19

The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County - Jerry Apps - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 12:30pm</span>

The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County

Jerry Apps

12:30 PM - The latest installation in the Ames County saga takes on the duel between preservation and progress.

The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County

Jerry Apps

10/19

2014 Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale - Friends of Madison Public Library - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 1:00pm</span>

2014 Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

1:00 PM - The Friends of the Madison Public Library will be hosting a book sale at our Book Store at Central!

2014 Friends of the Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

10/19

It's an Orange Aardvark - Michael Hall - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2014 - 1:00pm</span>

It's an Orange Aardvark

Michael Hall

1:00 PM - Michael Hall delivers a funny and suspenseful story about colors, ants, aardvarks, and rainbows!

It's an Orange Aardvark

Michael Hall

10/23

Studying Wisconsin - Paul G. Hayes - <span class="date-display-single">10/23/2014 - 6:30pm</span>

Studying Wisconsin

Paul G. Hayes, Martha Bergland

6:30 PM - The life of Increase Lapham, early chronicler of plants, rocks, rivers, & all things Wisconsin.

Studying Wisconsin

Paul G. Hayes, Martha Bergland

10/24

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande

7:00 PM - In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande tackles how medicine can not only improve life but also its ending.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande

10/27

Go Big Read Keynote Lecture - Shiza Shahid - <span class="date-display-single">10/27/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Go Big Read Keynote Lecture

Shiza Shahid

7:00 PM - Shiza Shahid gives the Go Big Read keynote speech about I Am Malala.

Go Big Read Keynote Lecture

Shiza Shahid

11/1

2014 Madison Print & Resist -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/01/2014 - 11:00am</span>

2014 Madison Print & Resist

11:00 AM - Madison Print & Resist is a one-day show of posters, stickers, zines, journals, and books.

2014 Madison Print & Resist

11/6

The Final Silence - Stuart Neville - <span class="date-display-single">11/06/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

The Final Silence

Stuart Neville

7:00 PM - Northern Ireland author Stuart Neville discusses his new book, "The Final Silence" at Mystery to Me.

The Final Silence

Stuart Neville

11/10

Created Equal: Risking Everything: The Story of Freedom Summer - Michael Edmonds - <span class="date-display-single">11/10/2014 - 6:30pm</span>

Created Equal: Risking Everything: The Story of Freedom Summer

Michael Edmonds

6:30 PM - The UW-Madison's Freedom Summer archives provided rich material for this book of eyewitness accounts

Created Equal: Risking Everything: The Story of Freedom Summer

Michael Edmonds

11/18

Committee of One - Patricia Holt - <span class="date-display-single">11/18/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Committee of One

Patricia Holt

7:00 PM - The Wisconsin Book Festival and the Madison-Rafah Sister City Project presents Patricia Holt

Committee of One

Patricia Holt

11/20

Edges - Leora Skolkin-Smith - <span class="date-display-single">11/20/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

Edges

Leora Skolkin-Smith

7:00 PM - travel back to an Israel before walls separated Arab from Jew and be transported by this novel

Edges

Leora Skolkin-Smith

11/29

The Slow Regard of Silent Things - Patrick Rothfuss - <span class="date-display-single">11/29/2014 - 7:00pm</span>

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Patrick Rothfuss

7:00 PM - Rothfuss brings us into the world of one of The Kingkiller Chronicle’s most enigmatic characters

The Slow Regard of Silent Things

Patrick Rothfuss


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