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Apr

Lunch for Libraries: Nosh with Nevada

Nevada Barr

04/24/2014 - 11:30am

Central Library - Community Room

Join the Madison Public Library Foundation for its third annual Lunch for Libraries fundraiser! New York Times best-selling mystery author, Nevada Barr will speak about her upcoming novel, Destroyer Angel, the eighteenth book in her Anna Pigeon series.  

 

Lunch for Libraries: Nosh with Nevada - Nevada Barr - 04/24/2014 - 11:30am

24

Apr

Biggest Book Club Ever with Nevada Barr

Nevada Barr

04/24/2014 - 6:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Join other mystery and book club enthusiasts and bestselling author Nevada Barr for the biggest book club ever! This free event begins at 6 pm with a library facilitated book discussion of THE ROPE by Nevada Barr. At 7:30, Nevada Barr will give a brief reading followed by a question and answer session using questions identified in book group discussions. Mystery to Me bookstore will sell books at the event and a book signing to follow.
 

Biggest Book Club Ever with Nevada Barr - Nevada Barr - 04/24/2014 - 6:00pm

28

Apr

Struck By Genius

Jason Padgett

04/28/2014 - 7:30pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

No one else sees the world the way Jason Padgett does. Water pours from the faucet in crystalline patterns, numbers call to mind distinct geometric shapes, and intricate fractal patterns emerge from the leaves and branches of trees, revealing the intrinsic mathematical designs hidden in the objects around us.

 

Struck By Genius - Jason Padgett - 04/28/2014 - 7:30pm

06

May

Shotgun Lovesongs

Nick Butler

05/06/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

A blue collar guy from the Midwest, Butler spent October and November driving to bookstores in the Heartland: Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio and Kentucky—at least 80 stores—giving out copies of the galley and spending time with booksellers. They all connected to the same thing: the idea (or idealization) of small town America, which is so beautifully realized in the book.

 

Shotgun Lovesongs - Nick Butler - 05/06/2014 - 7:00pm

04

Apr

Praying Drunk

Kyle Minor

04/04/2014 - 8:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Join the Wisconsin Book Festival and The Bubbler for a Night Light event as author, Kyle Minor, reads from his new collection of short stories Praying Drunk

 

Praying Drunk - Kyle Minor - 04/04/2014 - 8:00pm

31

Mar

Pearls Falls Fast

Stephan Pastis

03/31/2014 - 6:00pm

Room of One's Own

The Wisconsin Book Festival is excited to be partnering with A Room of One's Own Bookstore to welcome Stephan Pastis, creator of the popular Pearls Before Swine comic strip and Timmy Failure, a hilarious book for kids! Stephan will be giving a sidesplitting slideshow for his latest Pearls Before Swine collection, Pearls Falls Fast, for a reading and book signing.

 

Pearls Falls Fast - Stephan Pastis - 03/31/2014 - 6:00pm

05

Mar

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine

Erika Janik

03/05/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Chiropractic care, herbal remedies, and the mantra “eight glasses of water a day” are commonplace today, but these and many other modern-day staples of healthy living were originally devised by the outcasts of nineteenth-century medicine, as Erika Janik reveals in Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine.

TO BE RESCHEDULED: Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine - Erika Janik - 03/05/2014 - 7:00pm

26

Feb

Bread & Butter

Michelle Wildgen

02/26/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Join Michelle Wildgen and the Wisconsin Book Festival to celebrate the release of Michelle's new novel, Bread & Butter.  Filled with hilarious insider detail--the one-upmanship of staff meals before the shift begins, the rivalry between bartender and hostess, the seedy bar where waitstaff and chefs go to drink off their workday--Bread and Butter is both an incisive novel of family and a gleeful romp through the inner workings of restaurant kitchens. 

 

Bread & Butter - Michelle Wildgen - 02/26/2014 - 7:00pm

31

Jan

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

01/31/2014 - 7:00pm

Central Library - 3rd floor Community Room

Join Children's Theater of Madison for an evening with acclaimed author Lois Lowry in a special event at the Central Library previewing CTM's production of “The Giver. Ms. Lowry will be joined by APT actor Paul Bentzen, who plays the title role in the stage adaptation of Ms. Lowry's award-winning book. The evening will feature readings from the novel and the play, comments by Ms. Lowry regarding the process of adapting her novel to stage and screen, and a Q&A session with the audience. Ms. Lowry will sign books after the event.

Curtain’s Up with CTM presents: An Evening with Lois Lowry -  - 01/31/2014 - 7:00pm


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