NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

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in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

28

Apr

A Conversation with Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell

04/28/2017 - 10:00am

Central Library - Community Rooms 301 & 302

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED ON APRIL 26 DUE TO PRESENTER ILLNESS. INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED TO THE WEB SITE IF THIS EVENT CAN BE RESCHEDULED.

An interactive conversation with Kevin Powell, author of 12 books, including The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood, author of an upcoming biography of Tupac Shakur, activist, public speaker, and co-founder of BK Nation and BKNation.org.

 

A Conversation with Kevin Powell - Kevin Powell - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2017 - 10:00am</span>

28

Apr

What Do We Do Now?: America in the Age of Trump

Kevin Powell

04/28/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELED ON APRIL 26 DUE TO PRESENTER ILLNESS. INFORMATION WILL BE ADDED TO THE WEB SITE IF THIS EVENT CAN BE RESCHEDULED.

 

Join Kevin Powell for a community conversation about state of the America seen through the lens of his experiences traveling the country and engaging with people.

 

About The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy’s Journey into Manhood:

 

What Do We Do Now?: America in the Age of Trump - Kevin Powell - <span class="date-display-single">04/28/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

04

May

Imagine Wanting Only This

Kristen Radtke

05/04/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301

 

Imagine Wanting Only This - Kristen Radtke - <span class="date-display-single">05/04/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

10

May

Pandora's Lab

Paul Offit

05/10/2017 - 7:00pm

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery - DeLuca Forum

What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating—and significant—missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria.

Pandora's Lab - Paul Offit - <span class="date-display-single">05/10/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

18

May

Chuck Klosterman X

Chuck Klosterman

05/18/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room

Chuck Klosterman X collects Chuck's most intriguing pieces along with fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished structures, passages, and digressions.

Chuck Klosterman X - Chuck Klosterman - <span class="date-display-single">05/18/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

03

Jun

Testimony

Scott Turow

06/03/2017 - 7:00pm

Central Library - Community Room 301 & 302

Bill ten Boom has walked out on everything he thought was important to him: his career, his wife, Kindle County, even his country. Still, when he is tapped to examine the disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp – unsolved for ten years – he feels drawn to what will become the most elusive case of his career. In order to uncover what happened during the apocalyptic chaos after the Bosnian War, Boom must navigate a host of suspects ranging from Serb paramilitaries to organized crime gangs to the U.S.

Testimony - Scott Turow - <span class="date-display-single">06/03/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

10

Jun

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

06/10/2017 - 7:00pm

- Gates of Heaven Synagogue - James Madison Park

Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear.

Here I Am - Jonathan Safran Foer - <span class="date-display-single">06/10/2017 - 7:00pm</span>


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