Each year Madison Public Library partners with UW-Madison to extend the perennially popular Go Big Read program into the broader community.
The 2021-2022 Go Big Read selection is the novel Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi, which uses a fictional story to explore the very real issues of race, immigration, science, faith and family. Read more about the selection of this title in the UW-Madison press release.
New book club kits for the 2021-2022 UW-Madison Go Big Read title are available now for checkout. Want to read it with your book club? Call the Central Library at 608-266-6300 to request a kit. Please have your library card number ready when you call.
Already read the book? You can sign up for a book discussion! We're hosting 10 discussions (9 in-person, 1 virtual) from September 23 through January 19.
Sequoya Library, Thursday, September 23, 2021, 1pm
Sequoya Library, Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7pm
Pinney Library, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 2:30pm
Goodman South Madison Library, Saturday, October 16, 2021, 1:30pm
Alicia Ashman Library, Thursday, November 4, 2021, 2pm
Meadowridge Library, Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 6pm
Hawthorne Library, Thursday, December 2, 2021, 6pm
Lakeview Library, Thursday, January 6, 2022, 6:30pm
Central Library, Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 7pm
Online Discussion: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7pm
Keynote Event with Yaa Gyasi
November 3, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm
Memorial Union Theater
No Tickets Required