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September 2017

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7:00 pm
Mystery Book Discussion of Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

Mystery Book Discussion of Skeleton Road by Val McDermid

Sequoya Library
09/06/2017
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.

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Adult - Books
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2:00 pm
Book Discussion of "Between the World and Me"

Book Discussion of "Between the World and Me"

Alicia Ashman Library
09/07/2017
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Join the Thursday Afternoon Book Group for a discussion of "Between the World and Me", by Ta-Nehisi Coates. 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
 
6:30 pm
Lakeview Book Discussion of "We Need New Names"

Lakeview Book Discussion of "We Need New Names"

Lakeview Library
09/07/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us around the fireplace to discuss "We Need New Names" by NoViolet Bulawayo. Copies available at the library.

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Adult - Books
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10:00 am
Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group--A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny

Alicia Ashman Mystery Book Group--A GREAT RECKONING by Louise Penny

Alicia Ashman Library
09/11/2017
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 at Madison Senior Center

Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center

Central Library
09/12/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library are co-hosting this brown bag lunch series at the Madison Senior Center.
Oscar Mireles was voted one of greater Madison's most influential people by InBusiness. He is the Director of Madison's Omega school and is Madison's current poet laureate.
Please note: event is at the Madison Senior Center, one block from the library: 330 W Mifflin St.

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Adult - Books, Adult - Seniors
 
7:00 pm
Book Discussion of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John LeCarre

Book Discussion of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John LeCarre

Alicia Ashman Library
09/12/2017
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.

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Adult - Books
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1:30 pm
Goodman South Book Club

Goodman South Book Club

Goodman South Madison Library
09/16/2017
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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2:30 pm
MSCR afterschool

MSCR afterschool

Community Room A, Meadowridge Library
09/18/2017
2:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Afterschool

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Adult - Books
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6:00 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"

Hawthorne Library
09/20/2017
6:00 pm - 7:00 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
 
 
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"

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
09/20/2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 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. Join us for discussion and dessert!

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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6:30 pm
Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "All the Missing Girls"

Lakeview Mystery Book Discussion of "All the Missing Girls"

Lakeview Library
09/21/2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us around the fireplace to discuss mysteries! "All the Missing Girls" by Megan Miranda. Copies available at the library.

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Adult - Books
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1:00 pm
Get Published! Panel Discussion

Get Published! Panel Discussion

Pinney Library
09/23/2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Panelists Fabu Phillis Carter, Lori M. Lee, and Sarah White will share tips and tricks for getting published. Bring your questions to this Wisconsin Book Festival Event!

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Adult - Books
 
2:30 pm
Pinney Mini Book Festival

Pinney Mini Book Festival

Pinney Library
09/23/2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get inspired at the 4th annual Pinney Mini Book Festival. Where else can you meet 6 authors in 2 hours?
2:30 Nancy Stanton
2:45 Eric Schlehlein
3:00 Jelissa Edwards
3:15 Carl Fuerst
3:30 F.J. Bergmann
3:45 Carole Madrzak
4:00-4:30 Author Meet & Greet

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12:00 pm
Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center Presents Diana Konkle

Meet the Author at Madison Senior Center Presents Diana Konkle

Central Library
09/26/2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Madison Senior Center and Madison Public Library are co-hosting this brown bag lunch series at the Madison Senior Center.
Diana Konkle, formerly the owner of Diana's Confection Connection in Sun Prairie, will be talking about her new book Baking with Einkorn: Modern Recipes for an Ancient Grain, which guides readers in baking with better-for-you ingredients.
Please note: event is at the Madison Senior Center, one block from the library: 330 W Mifflin St.

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Adult - Books, Adult - Seniors
 
6:30 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

Alicia Ashman Library
09/26/2017
6:30 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
 
7:00 pm
Pinney Book Group: LaRose

Pinney Book Group: LaRose

Pinney Library
09/26/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly, informal discussion. Copies of books are usually available at the reference desk.

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Adult - Books
 
 
7:00 pm
Reading from Banned Books

Reading from Banned Books

Central Library, Meeting Room 301
09/26/2017
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrate the freedom to read, as we mark this year’s Banned Books Week.

Community readers will read passages from books that have been challenged or banned for their content.

Refreshments will be served

co-sponsored by ACLU of Wisconsin Foundation

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7:00 pm
Monroe Street Library book discussion

Monroe Street Library book discussion

Monroe Street Library
09/27/2017
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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1:00 pm
Sequoya Book Discussion

Sequoya Book Discussion

Sequoya Library
09/28/2017
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.

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Adult - Books
 
6:30 pm
The Salad Days Book Club - Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

The Salad Days Book Club - Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Hawthorne Library
09/28/2017
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.

"In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying, but before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in a ways she can scarcely imagine.

Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future." (Goodreads, 2017.)

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2:00 pm
Beyond the Page-Author visit

Beyond the Page-Author visit

Central Library, Meeting Rooms 301 & 302
09/30/2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Author Visit

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Adult - Books
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