OCTOBER 16-19, 2014

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The Owls Are Not What They Seem

Brad Dukes

02/06/2015 - 8:00pm

Central Library - Third Floor

The Wisconsin Book Festival and The Bubbler present this Twin Peaks themed Night LIght event with Brad Dukes, author of Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks.  Reflections examines David Lynch and Mark Frost's legendary television series that aired on the ABC network from 1990-91. As the mystery of "Who Killed Laura Palmer?" played out on television sets across the world, another compelling drama was unfolding in the everyday lives of the show's cast and crew.

The Owls Are Not What They Seem - Brad Dukes - <span class="date-display-single">02/06/2015 - 8:00pm</span>



As You Wish

Cary Elwes

02/13/2015 - 6:30pm

- Lecture Hall

Celebrate Valentine's Day with one of the greatest love stories of our time.  Cary Elwes, Westley in The Princess Bride, has written AS YOU WISH, the ultimate account of the film that has captured the hearts of viewers for generations with never-before-told stories from Cary and his extraordinary co-stars.  Join the Wisconsin Book Festival for a screening of the Princess Bride at 6:30, followed by a conversation with Cary Elwes about the inconceivable secrets behind the making of the film.


As You Wish - Cary Elwes - <span class="date-display-single">02/13/2015 - 6:30pm</span>



The Little French Bakery Cookbook

Susan Holding

02/19/2015 - 5:30pm

- Nonn's Design Showplace -


The Little French Bakery Cookbook - Susan Holding - <span class="date-display-single">02/19/2015 - 5:30pm</span>




Ruth Reichl

06/02/2015 - 7:30pm

Central Library - Community Room

Billie Breslin has traveled far from her home in California to take a job at Delicious!, New York’s most iconic food magazine. Away from her family, particularly her older sister, Genie, Billie feels like a fish out of water—until she is welcomed by the magazine’s colorful staff. She is also seduced by the vibrant downtown food scene, especially by Fontanari’s, the famous Italian food shop where she works on weekends. Then Delicious! is abruptly shut down, but Billie agrees to stay on in the empty office, maintaining the hotline for reader complaints in order to pay her bills.


Delicious! - Ruth Reichl - <span class="date-display-single">06/02/2015 - 7:30pm</span>

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