OCTOBER 20-23, 2016

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

17

Jan

If Our Bodies Could Talk

James Hamblin

01/17/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Presented in Partnership with the UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, an enlightening book about how bodies work—and how to keep them working in a world full of myths and misinformation.
 

If Our Bodies Could Talk - James Hamblin - <span class="date-display-single">01/17/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

13

Mar

The Confessions of Young Nero

Margaret George

03/13/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

Behind each Roman Emperor’s climb to power lie the grand ambitions and chilling machinations of those closest to him. And none match the spectacularly theatrical and fraught sequences that carried the sixteen-year-old Nero from the periphery of the royal family directly into the palace and then placed him on its throne.

 

The Confessions of Young Nero - Margaret George - <span class="date-display-single">03/13/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

16

Mar

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite

Melissa Clark

03/16/2017 - 7:30pm

Central Library

More information to come.

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite - Melissa Clark - <span class="date-display-single">03/16/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

03

Apr

Hag-Seed & Technology: Revisiting The Tempest in the 21st Century

Margaret Atwood

04/03/2017 - 7:30pm

Union South - Wisconsin Union - Varsity Hall

Faced with the challenge of revisiting The Tempest as a 21st century novel – Hag-Seed – Margaret Atwood chose to cast Ariel as a hacker who uses modern audio visual and digital technology to create illusions. In this lecture, she will describe the process, and the problems she had to solve. If Shakespeare were alive today he'd be using holographs!

 

Hag-Seed & Technology: Revisiting The Tempest in the 21st Century - Margaret Atwood - <span class="date-display-single">04/03/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

14

Apr

Known and Strange Things

04/14/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Rooms 301-302

With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today’s most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W. G. Sebald to Instagram, Barack Obama, and Boko Haram.

Known and Strange Things -  - <span class="date-display-single">04/14/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

18

Apr

Lunch for Libraries

Richard Russo

04/18/2017 - 11:30am

Overture Center for the Arts

Madison Public Library Foundation's annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser is an opportunity for communty members who are committed to our libraries to come together to celebrate, support and invest in the future of our libraries.

 

This year's lunch will feature the Pulitzer Prize winning bestselling author of Empire Falls, Richard Russo. Russo will join us on Tuesday, April 18 at the Overture Center for the Arts to discuss his newest novel, Everybody's Fool.

 

Lunch for Libraries - Richard Russo - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2017 - 11:30am</span>


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