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November 2017

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7:00 pm
Mystery Book Discussion of And She Was by Alison Gaylin

Mystery Book Discussion of And She Was by Alison Gaylin

Sequoya Library
11/01/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a book discussion of titles in the mystery genre. New members are always welcome. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the Ask Here desk while supplies last.

Tags:
Adult - Books
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10:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
11/02/2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival returns for a 4-day festival jam packed featuring authors from Wisconsin and all over the world. Go to wisconsinbookfestival.org for more information.

Thursday, November 2 10am-10pm
Friday, November 3 10am-11pm
Saturday, November 4 9am-11pm
Sunday, November 5, 10am-5pm

Tags:
Adult - Books, Families or All Ages
 
6:30 pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of "Freedom"

Lakeview Book Discussion of "Freedom"

Lakeview Library
11/02/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us around the fireplace to discuss "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen. Copies available at the library.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
Peace & Justice Book Circle Group

Peace & Justice Book Circle Group

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/02/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Sympathizer . . by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Peace and Justice Book Circle meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of every month from 6:30 to 7:45p.m. at the Goodman South Madison Library, 2222 S Park St., Madison. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation if you are interested in the topic regardless of whether or not you have read the book.

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Adult - Books
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9:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Book Festival

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
11/03/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

hold date

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Adult - Books
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
11/03/2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival returns for a 4-day festival jam packed featuring authors from Wisconsin and all over the world. Go to wisconsinbookfestival.org for more information.

Thursday, November 2 10am-10pm
Friday, November 3 10am-11pm
Saturday, November 4 9am-11pm
Sunday, November 5, 10am-5pm

Tags:
Adult - Books, Families or All Ages
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9:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival

Wisconsin Book Festival

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
11/04/2017
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

hold date

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Adult - Books
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
11/04/2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival returns for a 4-day festival jam packed featuring authors from Wisconsin and all over the world. Go to wisconsinbookfestival.org for more information.

Thursday, November 2 10am-10pm
Friday, November 3 10am-11pm
Saturday, November 4 9am-11pm
Sunday, November 5, 10am-5pm

Tags:
Adult - Books, Families or All Ages
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10:00 am
Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Wisconsin Book Festival 2017

Central Library, Alicia Ashman Library, Goodman South Madison Library, Hawthorne Library, Lakeview Library, Meadowridge Library, Monroe Street Library, Pinney Library, Sequoya Library, Readmobile
11/05/2017
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Wisconsin Book Festival returns for a 4-day festival jam packed featuring authors from Wisconsin and all over the world. Go to wisconsinbookfestival.org for more information.

Thursday, November 2 10am-10pm
Friday, November 3 10am-11pm
Saturday, November 4 9am-11pm
Sunday, November 5, 10am-5pm

Tags:
Adult - Books, Families or All Ages
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7:30 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Lauren Gunderson

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Lauren Gunderson

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
11/07/2017
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lauren Gunderson is currently America's most-produced living playwright. Her play Silent Sky captivated local audiences when it was produced by Forward Theater Company in 2015. Forward is bringing Lauren back to Madison in conjunction with their November 2017 production of her prize-winning play I & You. In this free public talk, Lauren will discuss her playwriting process and career, and her experiences as a woman writer in America. Presented in partnership between Forward Theater, the UW Arts Institute, and the UW-Madison University Lectures Committee.

Tags:
Adult - Books
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12:00 pm
Daytime Book Discussion of "At Home: A Short History of Private Life"

Daytime Book Discussion of "At Home: A Short History of Private Life"

Lakeview Library
11/09/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Read the book, join the discussion. "At Home: A Short History of Private Life" by Bill Bryson. Copies available at the library.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
2:00 pm
Book Discussion of "Notorious RBG"

Book Discussion of "Notorious RBG"

Alicia Ashman Library
11/09/2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join the Thursday Afternoon Book Group for a discussion of "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg" by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik. The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the reference desk while supplies last.

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Adult - Books
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10:00 am
Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group--LONDON RAIN by Nicola Upson

Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group--LONDON RAIN by Nicola Upson

Alicia Ashman Library
11/13/2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join the Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group for discussions of mysteries, thrillers, and suspense titles. Be ready to share with the group recent reads in these genres. Our next title will be available for pick-up following today's discussion, with extra copies available while supplies last.

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Adult - Books
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12:00 pm
Meet the Author: Shoshauna Shy

Meet the Author: Shoshauna Shy

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/14/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library are co-hosting this brown bag lunch series at the Central Library. Local poet and author, Shoshauna Shy, will discuss her new collection of poetry "The Splash of Easy Laughter." The poems are about childhood, parenting, and navigating the parental terrain in marriage. Bring your lunch and join us for a lively discussion!

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Adult - Books
 
7:00 pm
Book Discussion of Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Book Discussion of Snow by Orhan Pamuk

Alicia Ashman Library
11/14/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the Tuesday Evening Book Group for a discussion of a variety of books, both fiction and non-fiction (generally older titles). The next title will be available for pick-up following the discussion, with extra copies available at the reference desk while supplies last. There will be no discussion in December, our next discussion will take place on January 9, 2018.

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Adult - Books
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6:00 pm
Book Discussion of Tribe by Sebastian Junger

Book Discussion of Tribe by Sebastian Junger

Hawthorne Library
11/15/2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Decades before the American Revolution, Benjamin Franklin lamented that English settlers were constantly fleeing over to the Indians-but Indians almost never did the same. Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. The most recent example of that attraction is combat veterans who come home to find themselves missing the incredibly intimate bonds of platoon life. The loss of closeness that comes at the end of deployment may explain the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by military veterans today.

Combining history, psychology, and anthropology, TRIBE explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning. It explains the irony that-for many veterans as well as civilians-war feels better than peace, adversity can turn out to be a blessing, and disasters are sometimes remembered more fondly than weddings or tropical vacations. TRIBE explains why we are stronger when we come together, and how that can be achieved even in today's divided world.

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Adult - Books
 
 
7:00 pm
Book Discussion of The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Book Discussion of The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/15/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ngyuen’s Pulitzer Prize winning debut novel unfurls in the voice of a conflicted Vietnamese communist sympathizer- a double agent spy. This fictional captain of the Vietnamese Army writes his narrative in the form of a confession- with the novel’s tone shifting from tragicomic to picaresque to dark and tense. Join us for discussion and dessert!

Tags:
Adult - Books
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1:00 pm
Sequoya Book Discussion

Sequoya Book Discussion

Sequoya Library
11/16/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a discussion of (books to be announced). New members always welcome. Copies of the current book are available at the Ask Here Desk while supplies last.

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
5:00 pm
On the Trail of African Americans in 20th Century Denmark

On the Trail of African Americans in 20th Century Denmark

Central Library
11/16/2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Walking through a cemetery in Copenhagen in 2013 Dr. Ethelene Whitmire noticed a name that seemed out of place. Come hear about her surprising discovery and the basis for her latest line of research on the African American diaspora in Denmark during the Jazz Age, including what led them there and some of their experiences and achievements abroad. Sponsored by the International Division, along with cosponsors Scan|Design and Wisconsin Fulbright Association

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "Instruments of Darkness"

Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "Instruments of Darkness"

Lakeview Library
11/16/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us around the fireplace to discuss mysteries! "Instruments of Darkness" by Imogen Robertson. Copies available at the library.

Tags:
Adult - Books
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7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Alexander McCall Smith

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Alexander McCall Smith

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
11/17/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The acclaimed author reads from his latest book, THE HOUSE OF UNEXPECTED SISTERS. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family--both the one you're born with and the one you choose.

Tags:
Adult - Books
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1:30 pm
Goodman South Book Club

Goodman South Book Club

Meeting Room 115, Goodman South Madison Library
11/18/2017
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Come join the book club for lively, thoughtful discussions of our monthly book selection. Everyone welcome to our public group. Please find our books for the club on the display between the hold shelf and the green study room near the circulation desk.

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Adult - Books
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7:00 pm
Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Book Discussion of UW-Madison's 2017 Go Big Read: Hillbilly Elegy

Pinney Library
11/28/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join in the discussion of UW-Madison’s 2017 Go Big Read Book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance.

This New York Times bestseller is personal reflection on upward mobility in America seen through the lens of a white, working-class family in the Midwest. Author J.D. Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq, then went on to graduate from Ohio State University and Yale Law School. He has since become a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm and a contributing writer to the National Review. Through his memoir, he shares experiences from his difficult childhood and how they have shaped his life. His story has resonated with many people and has sparked discussion about social, economic, and political issues nation-wide - and was chosen as the 2017 Go Big Read title to keep the conversation going. Visit http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read to find more information, including other discussion dates, related events, and suggestions for further reading.

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Adult - Books
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7:00 pm
Monroe Street Library book discussion

Monroe Street Library book discussion

Monroe Street Library
11/29/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an informal book discussion. Copies of the book will be available in advance at the library.

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Adult - Books
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6:30 pm
The Salad Days Book Club - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

The Salad Days Book Club - Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Hawthorne Library
11/30/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for Hawthorne Library's monthly book club, The Salad Days! This group is tailored to (but by no means limited to!) readers of the millennial generation looking to explore books and popular culture. We meet the fourth Thursday of each month at The Daisy Cafe and Cupcakery (2827 Atwood Ave). You can pick up books at Hawthorne Library.

A hilarious, thoughtful, and in-depth exploration of the pleasures and perils of modern romance from Aziz Ansari, the star of Master of None and one of this generation’s sharpest comedic voices.

At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what people did even just decades ago. Single people today have more romantic options than at any point in human history. With technology, our abilities to connect with and sort through these options are staggering. So why are so many people frustrated?

Tags:
Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
Meadowridge Book Group

Meadowridge Book Group

Study Room A (Blue), Meadowridge Library
11/30/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Meadowridge Book Group meeting to discuss The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander.

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Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
Author Visit: An Evening with Mary Gordon

Author Visit: An Evening with Mary Gordon

Alicia Ashman Library
11/30/2017
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A native of New York and the McIntosh Professor of English at Barnard College, Mary Gordon is an award-winning author of novels, short fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, with themes of women, religion, and history. She will read from her latest novel, There Your Heart Lies, a story about an American woman's experience during the Spanish Civil War, and her legacy to her granddaughter. Gordon will discuss her process of writing fiction with historical elements, and provide time for audience Q/A. Don't miss this opportunity to share an evening with this much-beloved author, professor, and lover of literature and libraries!

Tags:
Adult - Books, Adult - Seniors
 
 
7:00 pm
Wisconsin Book Festival presents Rickey Laurentiis

Wisconsin Book Festival presents Rickey Laurentiis

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
11/30/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented in partnership with FELIX & UW Creative Writing. Rickey Laurentiis will read from his collections of poetry.

Rickey Laurentiis was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, to love the dark. He is the author of Boy with Thorn, winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and the Levis Reading Prize, and a finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery award, as well as named one of the top ten debuts of 2015 by Poets & Writers Magazine and a top 16 best poetry books by Buzzfeed, among other distinctions. His poetry has been supported by several foundations and fellowships, including the Lannan Literary Foundation, Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Italy, Poetry International Rotterdam, the National Endowment for the Arts, Cave Canem Foundation, and the Poetry Foundation, which awarded him a Ruth Lilly Fellowship in 2012. In 2016, he traveled to Palestine as an invited reader for the Palestine Festival of Literature. He received his MFA in Writing from Washington University in St Louis, where he was a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow, and his Bachelors in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College, where he read literature and queer theory.

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Adult - Books
 
 
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