NOVEMBER 2-5, 2017

and year round

in partnership with the MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION

9/23

2017 Pinney Mini Book Festival -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/23/2017 - 1:00pm</span>

2017 Pinney Mini Book Festival

1:00 PM - Wisconsin authors will reveal tips for getting published followed by our Author Blitz and reception

2017 Pinney Mini Book Festival

9/28

The Blood of Emmett Till -   - <span class="date-display-single">09/28/2017 - 5:00pm</span>

The Blood of Emmett Till

Tim Tyson

5:00 PM - A reconstruction of a crucial moment in America's civil rights history.

The Blood of Emmett Till

Tim Tyson

10/5

Forest Dark -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/05/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

7:00 PM - A novel about the personal transformation of an old lawyer and a young novelist.

Forest Dark

Nicole Krauss

10/9

Dinner at the Center of the Earth -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/09/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Nathan Englander

7:00 PM - A political thriller that unfolds in the charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Nathan Englander

10/10

My Book Of Beautiful Oops -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/10/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

My Book Of Beautiful Oops

Barney Saltzberg

12:00 PM - Barney Saltzberg will visit schools around the Madison area.

My Book Of Beautiful Oops

Barney Saltzberg

10/11

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2017 - 4:00pm</span>

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

Annette Gordon-Reed

4:00 PM - A character study that reveals the sometimes contradictory third American president.

Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

Annette Gordon-Reed

10/16

How the Right Lost Its Mind -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/16/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

How the Right Lost Its Mind

Charles Sykes

7:00 PM - A popular conservative voice wonders what has happened to the right.

How the Right Lost Its Mind

Charles Sykes

10/27

Bringing It Home -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/27/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Bringing It Home

Gail Simmons

7:00 PM - A cookbook from the judge who makes delicious food and inspired cooking accessible for home cooks.

Bringing It Home

Gail Simmons

10/28

Kids in the Rotunda -   - <span class="date-display-single">10/28/2017 - 9:30am</span>

Kids in the Rotunda

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

9:30 AM - An uplifting presentation of toe-tapping music spiced with storytelling, humor and history.

Kids in the Rotunda

Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

11/2

The Impossible Presidency -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 5:30pm</span>

The Impossible Presidency

Jeremi Suri

5:30 PM - A reassessment of presidential history that argues they aren't able to meet expectations

The Impossible Presidency

Jeremi Suri

11/2

The Dark Net -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 5:30pm</span>

The Dark Net

Benjamin Percy

5:30 PM - A novel about the anonymous and criminal arena that exists in the secret reaches of the web.

The Dark Net

Benjamin Percy

11/2

Heretics!  -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 5:30pm</span>

Heretics!

Steven Nadler, Ben Nadler

5:30 PM - This graphic narrative tells the story of the seventeenth-century thinkers who challenged authority.

Heretics!

Steven Nadler, Ben Nadler

11/2

We Have No Idea? -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

We Have No Idea?

Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

6:00 PM - An entertaining illustrated science primer about questions physicists are still trying to answer.

We Have No Idea?

Jorge Cham, Daniel Whiteson

11/2

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan

7:00 PM - An ode to the majesty and history of this national, natural treasure.

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

Dan Egan

11/2

The Politics of Value -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Politics of Value

Jane L. Collins

7:00 PM - A new framework for viewing economic value.

The Politics of Value

Jane L. Collins

11/2

America: The Cookbook -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

America: The Cookbook

Gabrielle Langholtz, Christine Muhlke, Ari Weinzweig

7:00 PM - ‘What is American food?’: this conversation will explore ideas surrounding American food culture.

America: The Cookbook

Gabrielle Langholtz, Christine Muhlke, Ari Weinzweig

11/2

Death in Cold Water -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Death in Cold Water

Patricia Skalka

7:00 PM - The third installment in a murder mystery set on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Death in Cold Water

Patricia Skalka

11/2

2017 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

2017 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Jason Reynolds

7:30 PM - A lecture by one of the brightest stars in the field of children’s and young adult literature.

2017 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Jason Reynolds

11/2

It Devours! -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/02/2017 - 8:30pm</span>

It Devours!

Jeffrey Cranor, Joseph Fink

8:30 PM - A page-turning mystery from the creators of Welcome to Night Vale.

It Devours!

Jeffrey Cranor, Joseph Fink

11/3

Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm

Sarah Menkedick

4:30 PM - Essays that explore the disorienting time before and after becoming a mother.

Homing Instincts: Early Motherhood on a Midwestern Farm

Sarah Menkedick

11/3

Stars Over Clear Lake -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Stars Over Clear Lake

Loretta Ellsworth

4:30 PM - A novel of memories, romance, and fate, inspired by a real-life ballroom and POW camp in Iowa.

Stars Over Clear Lake

Loretta Ellsworth

11/3

Lawyers Who Write -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Lawyers Who Write

Susan Gloss, E.M. Kokie, Jay Ranney, Carl Rasmussen, Dean Strang

4:30 PM - A panel discussion by Madison-area lawyers who have found a successful second career as writers.

Lawyers Who Write

Susan Gloss, E.M. Kokie, Jay Ranney, Carl Rasmussen, Dean Strang

11/3

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2017 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 5:00pm</span>

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2017 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

5:00 PM - A reading from the winners of the Wisconsin People and Ideas fiction and poetry contest.

Wisconsin People & Ideas 2017 Fiction and Poetry Contest Reading

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, & Letters

11/3

Life In A Northern Town -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 5:00pm</span>

Life In A Northern Town

Mary Dougherty

5:00 PM - A happy hour book talk about a one-of-a-kind collection of globally and regionally inspired recipes

Life In A Northern Town

Mary Dougherty

11/3

King of Spies -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

King of Spies

Blaine Harden

6:00 PM - The shocking, gripping account of the most powerful American spy you’ve never heard of.

King of Spies

Blaine Harden

11/3

The Far Away Brothers -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

The Far Away Brothers

Lauren Markham

6:00 PM - An investigation of the unaccompanied migrant minor crisis told through the stories of two brothers.

The Far Away Brothers

Lauren Markham

11/3

Unbranded -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Unbranded

Ben Masters

6:00 PM - A report from an epic 3,000-mile journey through the most pristine backcountry

Unbranded

Ben Masters

11/3

The Bedlam Stacks -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Bedlam Stacks

Natasha Pulley

7:00 PM - A story of a great friendship and a treacherous quest in the magical landscape of nineteenth-century

The Bedlam Stacks

Natasha Pulley

11/3

Policing the Black Man -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

Policing the Black Man

Angela J. Davis

7:30 PM - A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Policing the Black Man

Angela J. Davis

11/3

Away With Words -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/03/2017 - 9:00pm</span>

Away With Words

Joe Berkowitz

9:00 PM - An irreverent tour through the world of pun competitions.

Away With Words

Joe Berkowitz

11/4

The Kelloggs -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:00am</span>

The Kelloggs

Howard Markel

10:00 AM - The saga of these two extraordinary men who changed America’s notion of health and wellness.

The Kelloggs

Howard Markel

11/4

You, Beast -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

You, Beast

Nick Lantz

10:30 AM - Poetry that explores the roots and limits of human empathy

You, Beast

Nick Lantz

11/4

Look Up! and The Magic Rabbit -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

Look Up! and The Magic Rabbit

Annette LeBlanc Cate

10:30 AM - A humorous introduction to bird-watching and the story of a magician and his bunny.

Look Up! and The Magic Rabbit

Annette LeBlanc Cate

11/4

The Storm Before The Storm -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

The Storm Before The Storm

Mike Duncan

10:30 AM - The story of the tumultuous years that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.

The Storm Before The Storm

Mike Duncan

11/4

Cataclysm -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

Cataclysm

Zeynab Ali

10:30 AM - A memoir about a Kenyan-born Somali refugees' experience growing up in the United States.

Cataclysm

Zeynab Ali

11/4

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 10:30am</span>

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Jessica Bruder

10:30 AM - A journalistic account of a new kind of nomad: older Americans.

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century

Jessica Bruder

11/4

Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 11:00am</span>

Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds

B. J. Hollars

11:00 AM - A moving elegy to extinct birds.

Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds

B. J. Hollars

11/4

Not A Scientist -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Not A Scientist

Dave Levitan

12:00 PM - An exploration of the ways politicians can turn scientific facts into fiction.

Not A Scientist

Dave Levitan

11/4

We Are All Criminals -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

We Are All Criminals

Emily Baxter, Corey Saffold

12:00 PM - One in four people in the US has a criminal record; four in four have a criminal history.

We Are All Criminals

Emily Baxter, Corey Saffold

11/4

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Kathleen Rooney

12:00 PM - A portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America.

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Kathleen Rooney

11/4

Writing Home Ground -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Writing Home Ground

Robin Chapman, Catherine Jagoe, Alison Townsend

12:00 PM - Three Wisconsin authors talk about writing that evokes specific places

Writing Home Ground

Robin Chapman, Catherine Jagoe, Alison Townsend

11/4

Thousand-Miler -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Thousand-Miler

Melanie Radzicki McManus

12:00 PM - A memoir that follows the author through Wisconsin's Ice Age Trail.

Thousand-Miler

Melanie Radzicki McManus

11/4

The American Dream in Wisconsin -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

The American Dream in Wisconsin

Terese Agnew, Patty Loew, Jesus Salas

12:00 PM - A panel discussion exploring what it means to be an American today.

The American Dream in Wisconsin

Terese Agnew, Patty Loew, Jesus Salas

11/4

The Close Encounters Man -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

The Close Encounters Man

Mark O'Connell

12:00 PM - A biography of the man who popularized UFOs

The Close Encounters Man

Mark O'Connell

11/4

The Inheritace -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

The Inheritace

Niki Kapsambelis

12:00 PM - An intimate portrayal of the global epidemic of alzheimers and the race to cure it

The Inheritace

Niki Kapsambelis

11/4

The Mirror Thief -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

The Mirror Thief

Martin Seay

1:30 PM - A thriller about how we are haunted by our own reflections.

The Mirror Thief

Martin Seay

11/4

Infamous Mothers -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

Infamous Mothers

Sagashus Levingston

1:30 PM - Read their stories and witness how 20 women who make a difference in this world.

Infamous Mothers

Sagashus Levingston

11/4

Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels

Michael Edmonds

1:30 PM - Meet the mayors, ministers, mystics, murderers, & more whose lives influenced and defined Wisconsin.

Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels

Michael Edmonds

11/4

Crossings -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

Crossings

Jon Kerstetter

3:00 PM - A doctor-soldier writes about his medical and war experiences as a way to heal.

Crossings

Jon Kerstetter

11/4

How To Be An Indian In The 21st Century -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

How To Be An Indian In The 21st Century

Louis V. Clark III

3:00 PM - One man's life-long journey, in prose and verse, to discover what it means to be an American Indian.

How To Be An Indian In The 21st Century

Louis V. Clark III

11/4

The Pox Lover -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

The Pox Lover

Anne-christine d'Adesky

3:00 PM - A personal history of the turbulent 1990s in New York and Paris by a pioneering AIDS journalist.

The Pox Lover

Anne-christine d'Adesky

11/4

The Mountain -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

The Mountain

Paul Yoon

3:00 PM - Six thematically linked stories set across several continents.

The Mountain

Paul Yoon

11/4

Hidden Voices -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

Hidden Voices

Fabu, Sherry Lucille, Catrina J. Sparksman

3:00 PM - Three Madison-area African American writers discuss their writing in relation literary giants

Hidden Voices

Fabu, Sherry Lucille, Catrina J. Sparksman

11/4

Slow Medicine -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 3:00pm</span>

Slow Medicine

Victoria Sweet

3:00 PM - Unforgettable stories of the teachers, doctors, nurses, and patients who show that time indeed heals

Slow Medicine

Victoria Sweet

11/4

The Geography of Madness -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 4:00pm</span>

The Geography of Madness

Frank Bures

4:00 PM - An investigation of “culture-bound” syndromes.

The Geography of Madness

Frank Bures

11/4

The Hearts of Men -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

The Hearts of Men

Nickolas Butler

4:30 PM - A novel about friendships and families in a Wisconsin boy scouts troop.

The Hearts of Men

Nickolas Butler

11/4

Spy Schools -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Spy Schools

Daniel Golden

4:30 PM - Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage.

Spy Schools

Daniel Golden

11/4

Dead Presidents -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 4:30pm</span>

Dead Presidents

Brady Carlson

4:30 PM - An exploration of the way we memorialize our greatest leaders.

Dead Presidents

Brady Carlson

11/4

The Water Will Come -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 5:00pm</span>

The Water Will Come

Jeff Goodell

5:00 PM - The definitive account of rising sea levels, how this will happen, and what it will all mean.

The Water Will Come

Jeff Goodell

11/4

Janesville: An American Story -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein

6:00 PM - An account of why it’s hard to recreate a prosperous, healthy working class

Janesville: An American Story

Amy Goldstein

11/4

The War On Science -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

The War On Science

Shawn Otto

6:00 PM - An investigation of why authoritarians are trusted when scientists aren't

The War On Science

Shawn Otto

11/4

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Ada Calhoun

6:00 PM - Ruminations and advice on successful modern marriage.

Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give

Ada Calhoun

11/4

There Your Heart Lies -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

There Your Heart Lies

Mary Gordon

6:00 PM - A novel that intertwines memories of the Spanish Civil War with modern hardships,

There Your Heart Lies

Mary Gordon

11/4

Close Enough For The Angels -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

Close Enough For The Angels

Paul Madonna

7:30 PM - Paul Madonna discusses his two new illustrated novels in conversation with Paul Buhle.

Close Enough For The Angels

Paul Madonna

11/4

The Odyssey of Echo Company -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

The Odyssey of Echo Company

Doug Stanton

7:30 PM - The story of a small platoon of Americans and their fight for survival during the Vietnam War.

The Odyssey of Echo Company

Doug Stanton

11/4

One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/04/2017 - 9:00pm</span>

One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter

Scaachi Koul

9:00 PM - Essays that capture a hilarious, scathing, and honest look at modern life.

One Day We'll All Be Dead And None Of This Will Matter

Scaachi Koul

11/5

The Genome Factor -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 10:00am</span>

The Genome Factor

Jason Fletcher

10:00 AM - The latest discoveries at the scientific frontier where genomics and the social sciences intersect.

The Genome Factor

Jason Fletcher

11/5

100 Things To Do In Madison Before You Die -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 10:30am</span>

100 Things To Do In Madison Before You Die

Katie Vaughn

10:30 AM - This book is a starting point for exploring this vibrant, independently spirited city.

100 Things To Do In Madison Before You Die

Katie Vaughn

11/5

A Year in the Wilderness -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 10:30am</span>

A Year in the Wilderness

Amy and Dave Freeman

10:30 AM - A passionate and beautifully illustrated account of a year in the Boundary Waters.

A Year in the Wilderness

Amy and Dave Freeman

11/5

Preservation: The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation, and Dehydration -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 10:30am</span>

Preservation: The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation, and Dehydration

Christina Ward

10:30 AM - A survey of methods that will ensure your preservation projects are safe and delicious.

Preservation: The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation, and Dehydration

Christina Ward

11/5

Faces of a Fish Empire -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Faces of a Fish Empire

Joe Kutchera

12:00 PM - A visual history of Empire Fish Company that captures the many changes in Milwaukee, WI

Faces of a Fish Empire

Joe Kutchera

11/5

The Driftless Reader -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

The Driftless Reader

Curt Meine

12:00 PM - A collection of nature writing from around the Midwest

The Driftless Reader

Curt Meine

11/5

Montaigne in Barn Boots -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 12:00pm</span>

Montaigne in Barn Boots

Michael Perry

12:00 PM - A humorous tour through a 16th century philosoper's relevance to today.

Montaigne in Barn Boots

Michael Perry

11/5

A House Among the Trees -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

A House Among the Trees

Julia Glass

1:30 PM - The story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant.

A House Among the Trees

Julia Glass

11/5

Don't Call Us Dead -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/05/2017 - 1:30pm</span>

Don't Call Us Dead

Danez Smith

1:30 PM - A poetry collection that confronts an America where every day is too often a funeral

Don't Call Us Dead

Danez Smith

11/7

I & You -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/07/2017 - 7:30pm</span>

I & You

Lauren Gunderson

7:30 PM - An ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

I & You

Lauren Gunderson

11/17

The House of Unexpected Sisters -   - <span class="date-display-single">11/17/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall Smith

7:00 PM - The latest installment of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

The House of Unexpected Sisters

Alexander McCall Smith

Previous 2017 Wisconsin Book Festival Events

1/17

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

If Our Bodies Could Talk

James Hamblin

7:00 PM - James Hamblin presents a book about how bodies word in a world full of myths and misinformation.

If Our Bodies Could Talk

James Hamblin

2/13

Spiral Staircase -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/13/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Spiral Staircase

Sho Sugita

7:00 PM - The first definitive volume of Hirato Renkichi’s futurist poems to appear in English.

Spiral Staircase

Sho Sugita

2/16

Learning to Stay -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/16/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Learning to Stay

Erin Celello, James Devita

7:00 PM - Author Erin Celello and playwright James DeVita discuss adapting Celello’s novel for the stage.

Learning to Stay

Erin Celello, James Devita

2/20

Bobby Kennedy -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/20/2017 - 6:30pm</span>

Bobby Kennedy

Larry Tye

6:30 PM - Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singular figure

Bobby Kennedy

Larry Tye

2/23

Lace & Pyrite -   - <span class="date-display-single">02/23/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Lace & Pyrite

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

7:00 PM - An evening of collaborative poetry and creative nonfiction.

Lace & Pyrite

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

3/2

Night At The Fiestas -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/02/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Night At The Fiestas

Kirstin Valdez Quade

7:00 PM - Unforgettable stories chart the passions and obligations of family life.

Night At The Fiestas

Kirstin Valdez Quade

3/8

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/08/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar

Jamey Stillings

7:00 PM - An aerial exploration over what has become the world's largest concentrated solar power plant.

The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar

Jamey Stillings

3/9

Harmless Like You -   - <span class="date-display-single">03/09/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Harmless Like You

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

7:00 PM - How does a mother desert her son?

Harmless Like You

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

3/13

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

The Confessions of Young Nero

Margaret George

7:00 PM - Author Margaret George discusses her book "The Confessions of Young Nero" about Nero's rise to power

The Confessions of Young Nero

Margaret George

3/16

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

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite

Melissa Clark

7:30 PM - More information to come.

In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite

Melissa Clark

4/3

UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/03/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

7:00 PM - A reading from the graduating MFA cohort in poetry.

UW Poetry MFA Graduates Reading

4/3

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

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

Margaret Atwood

7:30 PM - Margaret Atwood discusses her book "Hag-Seed" alongside Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

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

Margaret Atwood

4/6

Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/06/2017 - 1:00pm</span>

Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies

John Jennings

1:00 PM - The event has been canceled due to illness. We are working to reschedule.

Canceled Due to Illness: Black Comix, Social Justice, and Visual Ideologies

John Jennings

4/6

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/06/2017 - 6:00pm</span>

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix

John Jennings

6:00 PM - The event has been canceled due to illness. We are working to reschedule.

Canceled Due To Illness: The Soul of Black Comix

John Jennings

4/8

The Collapsing Empire -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/08/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Collapsing Empire

John Scalzi

7:00 PM - John Scalzi returns with the beginning of an exciting new saga: ​The Collapsing Empire.

The Collapsing Empire

John Scalzi

4/13

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/13/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

7:00 PM - Poetry and fiction from the 2016-17 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows

Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

4/14

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

Known and Strange Things

Teju Cole

7:00 PM - Teju Cole will discuss his book "Known and Strange Things," a collection of his works.

Known and Strange Things

Teju Cole

4/18

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

Lunch for Libraries

Richard Russo

11:30 AM - This year's Lunch for Libraries will feature author Richard Russo and his book "Everybody's Fool"

Lunch for Libraries

Richard Russo

4/18

Everybody's Fool -   - <span class="date-display-single">04/18/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Everybody's Fool

Richard Russo

7:00 PM - Pulitzer-Prize winner, Richard Russo returns to Bath and revisits beloved characters.

Everybody's Fool

Richard Russo

4/28

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

A Conversation with Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell

10:00 AM - An interactive conversation with Kevin Powell

A Conversation with Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell

4/28

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

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

Kevin Powell

7:00 PM - A community conversation about the state of America.

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

Kevin Powell

5/4

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

Imagine Wanting Only This

Kristen Radtke, Jamel Brinkley

7:00 PM - A gorgeous graphic memoir about loss, love, and confronting grief.

Imagine Wanting Only This

Kristen Radtke, Jamel Brinkley

5/7

Listen to Your Grandmothers -   - <span class="date-display-single">05/07/2017 - 1:00pm</span>

Listen to Your Grandmothers

1:00 PM - A gala for Listen to Your Grandmothers and a celebration of the Raging Grannies

Listen to Your Grandmothers

5/10

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

Pandora's Lab

Paul Offit

7:00 PM - What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction?

Pandora's Lab

Paul Offit

5/18

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

Chuck Klosterman X

Chuck Klosterman

7:00 PM - A tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times.

Chuck Klosterman X

Chuck Klosterman

6/3

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

Testimony

Scott Turow

7:00 PM - The newest novel by "the master of the courtroom drama."

Testimony

Scott Turow

6/10

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

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

7:00 PM - Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet.

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

6/14

Illusion of Justice -   - <span class="date-display-single">06/14/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Illusion of Justice

Jerome Buting

7:00 PM - A tour-de-force from a relentless and eloquent advocate for justice.

Illusion of Justice

Jerome Buting

7/7

The Hour of Land -   - <span class="date-display-single">07/07/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

The Hour of Land

Terry Tempest Williams

7:00 PM - A meditation and a manifesto on why wild lands matter to the soul of America.

The Hour of Land

Terry Tempest Williams

7/20

Besieged -   - <span class="date-display-single">07/20/2017 - 7:00pm</span>

Besieged

Kevin Hearne, Patrick Rothfuss

7:00 PM - Short stories from the world of the Iron Druid Chronicles in conversation with Patrick Rothfuss

Besieged

Kevin Hearne, Patrick Rothfuss

8/10

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story -   - <span class="date-display-single">08/10/2017 - 10:00am</span>

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Caren Stelson

10:00 AM - A reconstruction of an atomic bomb survivor's memories of perseverance.

Sachiko: a Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story

Caren Stelson


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