NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

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9/21

The Girl You Left Behind -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/21/2013 - 7:00pm</span>

The Girl You Left Behind

Jojo Moyes

7:00 PM - A spellbinding love story of two women separated by time, but united in a fight for what they love.

The Girl You Left Behind

Jojo Moyes

10/4

Still Dreaming - Canceled -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/04/2013 - 7:00pm</span>

Still Dreaming - Canceled

7:00 PM - Congressman Luis Gutierrez’s frank, hilarious memoir of political awakening and savvy activism.

Still Dreaming - Canceled

10/5

The Year of Billy Miller -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/05/2013 - 2:00pm</span>

The Year of Billy Miller

Kevin Henkes

2:00 PM - Kevin Henkes delivers a short, satisfying, laugh-out-loud-funny school and family story.

The Year of Billy Miller

Kevin Henkes

10/8

My Race: A Jewish Girl Growing Up Under Apartheid in South Africa -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/08/2013 - 4:00pm</span>

My Race: A Jewish Girl Growing Up Under Apartheid in South Africa

Lorraine Abramson

4:00 PM - The memoir of a gifted Jewish athlete growing up under the apartheid system of South Africa.

My Race: A Jewish Girl Growing Up Under Apartheid in South Africa

Lorraine Abramson

10/17

Friends of UW Libraries Book Sale 2013 -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2013 - 10:30am</span>

Friends of UW Libraries Book Sale 2013

Friends of UW Libraries

10:30 AM - The largest used-book sale in Wisconsin!

Friends of UW Libraries Book Sale 2013

Friends of UW Libraries

10/17

Expecting Better -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2013 - 11:30am</span>

Expecting Better

Emily Oster

11:30 AM - Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong—and What You Really Need to Know.

Expecting Better

Emily Oster

10/17

Friends of Madison Public Library Book Sale -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2013 - 12:00pm</span>

Friends of Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

12:00 PM - Friends of the Madison Public Library will host its first big book sale in the new Central Library!

Friends of Madison Public Library Book Sale

Friends of Madison Public Library

10/17

Philosophical Portraits: Descartes & Nietzsche -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2013 - 5:30pm</span>

Philosophical Portraits: Descartes & Nietzsche

Steven Nadler & Jennifer Ratner Rosenhagen

5:30 PM - A conversation about two thinkers who mark the beginning and end of modern philosophy.

Philosophical Portraits: Descartes & Nietzsche

Steven Nadler & Jennifer Ratner Rosenhagen

10/17

Public Enemy -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2013 - 7:00pm</span>

Public Enemy

Bill Ayers

7:00 PM - Ayers charts his life as he becomes the GOP’s flaunted “domestic terrorist" and "public enemy."

Public Enemy

Bill Ayers

10/17

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2013 - 7:00pm</span>

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire

Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

7:00 PM - Britain seemingly should have won the Revolutionary War. How did they manage to lose America?

The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire

Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

10/17

Hip Hop Arts Showcase -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2013 - 7:30pm</span>

Hip Hop Arts Showcase

First Wave

7:30 PM - Hear visiting youth poetry slam champions and hip hop artists from cities across the Midwest.

Hip Hop Arts Showcase

First Wave

10/17

2013 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/17/2013 - 7:30pm</span>

2013 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Leonard Marcus

7:30 PM - Why Picture Books Matter - A lecture on the role of picture books in the modern age.

2013 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Leonard Marcus

10/18

High School Friday -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 9:00am</span>

High School Friday

Jessie Garcia, Library as Incubator Project, First Wave

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

High School Friday

Jessie Garcia, Library as Incubator Project, First Wave

10/18

My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 4:00pm</span>

My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting

Jessie Garcia

4:00 PM - Behind-the-microphone insights on the Green Bay Packers and other Wisconsin teams and athletes.

My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting

Jessie Garcia

10/18

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2013 -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 5:00pm</span>

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2013

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

5:00 PM - Reading by winners of the Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine statewide fiction and poetry contests

Wisconsin People & Ideas Writing Contest Reading 2013

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

10/18

Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 5:00pm</span>

Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State

Thomas Purnell, Eric Raimy, & Joseph Salmons

5:00 PM - What is a bubbler? Get answers to this and many other questions about why we speak the way we do.

Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State

Thomas Purnell, Eric Raimy, & Joseph Salmons

10/18

The American Craft Beer Cookbook -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 5:00pm</span>

The American Craft Beer Cookbook

John Holl

5:00 PM - Learn about the rise of craft beer, how you can cook with beer, and, of course, have a sample or two

The American Craft Beer Cookbook

John Holl

10/18

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 5:30pm</span>

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better

Clive Thompson

5:30 PM - It’s undeniable: technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better?

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better

Clive Thompson

10/18

Performance Poetry -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 5:30pm</span>

Performance Poetry

First Wave

5:30 PM - This event will point to some of the ways back, bring "page" poets and "stage" poets together.

Performance Poetry

First Wave

10/18

Stay Awake -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 5:30pm</span>

Stay Awake

Dan Chaon

5:30 PM - In these stories, the world appears to be quiet. But you are up, unable to sleep. So you stay awake.

Stay Awake

Dan Chaon

10/18

Monsters of Poetry Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 6:30pm</span>

Monsters of Poetry Reading

Adam Fell, Kara Candito, Christopher Mohar

6:30 PM - Monsters of Poetry Reading Series curators will be stepping up to the mic to read from their work

Monsters of Poetry Reading

Adam Fell, Kara Candito, Christopher Mohar

10/18

I Believe in Zero: Learning From The World's Children -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 7:00pm</span>

I Believe in Zero: Learning From The World's Children

Caryl Stern

7:00 PM - A moving memoir about UNICEF's mission to eliminate preventable deaths of children under five.

I Believe in Zero: Learning From The World's Children

Caryl Stern

10/18

Line Breaks Rewind -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 8:00pm</span>

Line Breaks Rewind

First Wave

8:00 PM - Selected works and excerpts from the annual Line Breaks Festival.

Line Breaks Rewind

First Wave

10/18

Lost at Sea -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2013 - 8:30pm</span>

Lost at Sea

Jon Ronson

8:30 PM - Ronson writes about the dark, uncanny sides of humanity with clarity and humor.

Lost at Sea

Jon Ronson

10/19

Friends of the CCBC Book Sale -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 8:00am</span>

Friends of the CCBC Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

8:00 AM - Book sale featuring new and gently used children's and young adult books at bargain prices.

Friends of the CCBC Book Sale

Friends of the CCBC

10/19

Kids in the Rotunda - Return of the Glass Slipper -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 9:30am</span>

Kids in the Rotunda - Return of the Glass Slipper

MadCap

9:30 AM - A retelling of Cinderella with a twist!

Kids in the Rotunda - Return of the Glass Slipper

MadCap

10/19

Letters Home to Sarah: The Civil War Letters of Guy C. Taylor, Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers  -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 10:00am</span>

Letters Home to Sarah: The Civil War Letters of Guy C. Taylor, Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers

Kevin & Patsy Alderson

10:00 AM - A collection of newly discovered letters that captures the experiences of the Civil War.

Letters Home to Sarah: The Civil War Letters of Guy C. Taylor, Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers

Kevin & Patsy Alderson

10/19

Farm Fresh and Fast -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 10:00am</span>

Farm Fresh and Fast

Fairshare CSA Coalition

10:00 AM - The Fairshare CSA Coalition will discuss thier newest cookbook, Farm Fresh and Fast.

Farm Fresh and Fast

Fairshare CSA Coalition

10/19

Library as Art Space Drop-In Workshops -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 10:00am</span>

Library as Art Space Drop-In Workshops

Library as Incubator Project

10:00 AM - The Library as Incubator Project team will teach you many new ways of experiencing a library!

Library as Art Space Drop-In Workshops

Library as Incubator Project

10/19

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 10:30am</span>

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Emma Straub

10:30 AM - A Wisconsin girl escapes family tragedy and becomes a movie star during Holllywood's Golden Age.

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures

Emma Straub

10/19

Madison Print & Resist -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 11:00am</span>

Madison Print & Resist

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

Madison Print & Resist

10/19

Lawyers Who Shaped Dane County -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 11:00am</span>

Lawyers Who Shaped Dane County

Tom Ragatz, Paul Humphrey

11:00 AM - A complete retrospective on lawyers and lawyering in Dane County from the early 1800s to the present

Lawyers Who Shaped Dane County

Tom Ragatz, Paul Humphrey

10/19

Personal Effects -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 11:00am</span>

Personal Effects

E.M. Kokie, Nick Podehl

11:00 AM - The author and audiobook narrator of this gripping YA novel come together.

Personal Effects

E.M. Kokie, Nick Podehl

10/19

ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America's Next Leaders -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 12:00pm</span>

ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America's Next Leaders

Rebecca Ryan

12:00 PM - If you knew the future, what would you do differently?

ReGENERATION: A Manifesto for America's Next Leaders

Rebecca Ryan

10/19

Sons of the Prophet -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 12:00pm</span>

Sons of the Prophet

Verse Wisconsin, Forward Theater Company

12:00 PM - Forward Theater Company & Verse Magazine present scenes and original poems for Sons of the Prophet

Sons of the Prophet

Verse Wisconsin, Forward Theater Company

10/19

Queen of the Air -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 1:00pm</span>

Queen of the Air

Dean Jensen

1:00 PM - She was simply known as Leitzel. Her feats as an aerialist mesmerized crowds across the globe.

Queen of the Air

Dean Jensen

10/19

ROY G. BIV -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 1:00pm</span>

ROY G. BIV

Jude Stewart

1:00 PM - Picture these: a blackened tomato or the word YELLOW written in blue type. Color means something.

ROY G. BIV

Jude Stewart

10/19

Jane Addams Book Awards Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 1:00pm</span>

Jane Addams Book Awards Reading

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

1:00 PM - A reading from and discussion of the 60th annual Jane Addams Award-winning children's books.

Jane Addams Book Awards Reading

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

10/19

The Conditions of Love -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 1:00pm</span>

The Conditions of Love

Dale Kushner

1:00 PM - An exploration of love, loss and resiliency in this debut novel.

The Conditions of Love

Dale Kushner

10/19

The Center Holds -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 1:30pm</span>

The Center Holds

Jonathan Alter

1:30 PM - A dramatic look at the last part of Obama’s first term and successful reelection in 2012.

The Center Holds

Jonathan Alter

10/19

Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 2:30pm</span>

Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere

Lucas Mann

2:30 PM - An unforgettable chronicle of a year of minor-league baseball in a small Iowa town.

Class A: Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere

Lucas Mann

10/19

Illustration Conversation -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 2:30pm</span>

Illustration Conversation

Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Lynda Barry, Ivan Brunetti, Chris Ware

2:30 PM - An intimate conversation about illustration with some of the most respected illustrators in America.

Illustration Conversation

Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Lynda Barry, Ivan Brunetti, Chris Ware

10/19

Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 3:00pm</span>

Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice

Jody LePage

3:00 PM - The oral history of an extraordinary individual seeking justice for her brother's murder.

Sister: An African American Life in Search of Justice

Jody LePage

10/19

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 4:00pm</span>

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Reading

Max Garland

4:00 PM - 2013-14 Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Max Garland, will read a selection of his poetry.

Wisconsin Poet Laureate Reading

Max Garland

10/19

Attempts at Love in Greece -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 4:00pm</span>

Attempts at Love in Greece

John D'Agata

4:00 PM - Plutarch may have been one of the world's most innovative essayists. John D'Agata explains why.

Attempts at Love in Greece

John D'Agata

10/19

Graphic Novelist Panel -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 4:00pm</span>

Graphic Novelist Panel

Lynda Barry, Ivan Brunetti, Chris Ware

4:00 PM - Celebrated graphic novelists, Lynda Barry, Ivan Brunetti, and Chris Ware will discuss their work.

Graphic Novelist Panel

Lynda Barry, Ivan Brunetti, Chris Ware

10/19

Sea Creatures -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 5:30pm</span>

Sea Creatures

Susanna Daniel

5:30 PM - In this riveting novel, a mother must make the unthinkable choice between her husband and her son.

Sea Creatures

Susanna Daniel

10/19

Lemon -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 6:00pm</span>

Lemon

Lemon Andersen

6:00 PM - A documentary about Lemon Andersen's struggle to free his family from poverty and pain.

Lemon

Lemon Andersen

10/19

The Book of Matt -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 7:00pm</span>

The Book of Matt

Stephen Jimenez

7:00 PM - A provocative and spellbinding examination of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.

The Book of Matt

Stephen Jimenez

10/19

Passing the Mic Tribute Showcase -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 8:00pm</span>

Passing the Mic Tribute Showcase

Lemon Andersen, Gia Scott-Heron

8:00 PM - A special evening will celebrate the lives, achievements and legacies of three pioneers.

Passing the Mic Tribute Showcase

Lemon Andersen, Gia Scott-Heron

10/19

Michelle Wildgen's Humor Writing Showcase -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/19/2013 - 8:30pm</span>

Michelle Wildgen's Humor Writing Showcase

Emma Straub, Lucas Mann, Michelle Wildgen, Lindsay Hunter

8:30 PM - A showcase of humor writing by Wisconsin Book Festival authors

Michelle Wildgen's Humor Writing Showcase

Emma Straub, Lucas Mann, Michelle Wildgen, Lindsay Hunter

10/20

Wheel Fever -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 10:00am</span>

Wheel Fever

Jesse Gant & Nicholas Hoffman

10:00 AM - A historical bike ride through downtown Madison beginning and ending at Madison Central Library.

Wheel Fever

Jesse Gant & Nicholas Hoffman

10/20

Jewelweed -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 10:00am</span>

Jewelweed

David Rhodes

10:00 AM - Jewelweed returns us to the magic places and characters of Wisconsin's Driftless Region.

Jewelweed

David Rhodes

10/20

Writing the Unthinkable -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 11:00am</span>

Writing the Unthinkable

Dan Chaon, Lynda Barry

11:00 AM - This workshop is about a way of creating a sustainable writing practice for anyone at any level.

Writing the Unthinkable

Dan Chaon, Lynda Barry

10/20

In Search of Golianthus Hercules -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 11:30am</span>

In Search of Golianthus Hercules

Jennifer Angus

11:30 AM - Jennifer Angus will read and show illustrations from her debut novel.

In Search of Golianthus Hercules

Jennifer Angus

10/20

Saige Paints the Sky Movie -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 11:30am</span>

Saige Paints the Sky Movie

Jessie Haas

11:30 AM - Girl of the Year, Saige, in her very own movie!

Saige Paints the Sky Movie

Jessie Haas

10/20

Public Poets Conversation -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 11:30am</span>

Public Poets Conversation

Max Garland, Wendy Vardaman, Sarah Busse

11:30 AM - Poets from all walks of life gather for a conversation on what it means to be a public poet

Public Poets Conversation

Max Garland, Wendy Vardaman, Sarah Busse

10/20

Saige: Girl of the Year -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 1:00pm</span>

Saige: Girl of the Year

Jessie Haas

1:00 PM - Come learn about Saige, a spirited girl whose passions inspire actions.

Saige: Girl of the Year

Jessie Haas

10/20

What Would Frodo Do? Faith, War, and the Birth of Modern Fantasy Literature -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 1:00pm</span>

What Would Frodo Do? Faith, War, and the Birth of Modern Fantasy Literature

G. Willow Wilson

1:00 PM - What is the relationship between faith and fantasy? Between conflict and great fantasy literature?

What Would Frodo Do? Faith, War, and the Birth of Modern Fantasy Literature

G. Willow Wilson

10/20

From Scratch: Inside the Food Network -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2013 - 2:30pm</span>

From Scratch: Inside the Food Network

Allen Salkin

2:30 PM - Come close the festival with the definitive history of the Food Network!

From Scratch: Inside the Food Network

Allen Salkin

10/28

An Evening With Ruth Ozeki -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/28/2013 - 7:00pm</span>

An Evening With Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki

7:00 PM - Join the Wisconsin Book Festival for the public presentation of this year's Go Big Read book.

An Evening With Ruth Ozeki

Ruth Ozeki

11/6

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/06/2013 - 7:00pm</span>

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

Kelly Harms

7:00 PM - Janine Brown just won a brand-new, fully-loaded dream home. But is it for Janey Brown or Nean Brown?

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

Kelly Harms


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