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Go Big Read

Book Club Kit

Each year Madison Public Library partners with UW-Madison to extend the perennially popular Go Big Read program into the broader community with book discussion groups and programs at our libraries.

The 2018-2019 Go Big Read selection is The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, a portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes written by two-time Pulitzer-Prize finalist and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Dan Egan. Read more about the selection in the press release from UW-Madison.

Madison Public Library will be hosting discussions of the book throughout the fall of 2018. Books for these discussions will be available at the library one month before that library’s discussion date.

Dan Egan will host a keynote event at Memorial Union, Shannon Hall on October 16, 7PM. Free to attend, no tickets required. 

If you have your own book group that would like to discuss this title, there will be more than 100 copies of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes in the book club kit collection available. Call the Central Library at 608-266-6300 to request a book club kit.

Find discussion dates and more information at: madisonpubliclibrary.org/go-big-read

This program was made possible in part by generous support from Friends of Madison Public Library and University of Wisconsin-Madison

October 15, 2018