Quarter-Life Crisis: Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Countless writers and artists have spoken for a generation, but no one has done it quite like Chuck Klosterman -- with an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and a seemingly effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter. Whether deconstructing Saved by the Bell episodes or the artistic legacy of Billy Joel, the symbolic importance of The Empire Strikes Back or the Celtics/Lakers rivalry of the 1980s, Chuck will make you think, he'll make you laugh, and he'll drive you insane -- usually all at once.

LearningQuest Board Meeting

Location: Main Library
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Contact: Joyce Howell, (256) 503-1967

Adult Services programming

Location: Main Library
Date: Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Literary Giants: Little Bee

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, August 30, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

From the author of the international bestseller "Incendiary" comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.

Madison Movie: When in Rome (2009)

Location: Madison Meeting Room
Date: Monday, July 19, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Madison Movie: Wolfman (2010)

Location: Madison Meeting Room
Date: Monday, July 5, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm


S2S B2B: Chosen

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The inspirational first novel from the #1 "Essence"-bestselling author's series based on the popular biblical kings David and Solomon. After Dave Mitchell abandons his wife and business partner Madeline and their four children for a younger woman, the battle between his two families begins.

S2S B2B: Big Girls Do Cry

Location: Showers Center Library
Date: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

In his "New York Times"-bestselling novel "Something on the Side," Weber introduced readers to the Big Girls Book Club. In this fast-paced follow-up, the BGBC has a new chapter, but the biggest drama isn't between the pages, it's among the members themselves.

Bailey Cove Evenings: In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Presents an account by a former publisher of New Orleans magazine of the time he spent in the prison known as the Long Center, the nation's last leper colony, for white-collar criminal activities, and the lessons he learned there about life's priorities.

Bailey Cove Classics: The Aspern Papers

Location: Bailey Cove Branch Library
Date: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am

With a decaying Venetian villa as a backdrop, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest for the personal documents of a deceased Romantic poet, one Jeffrey Aspern. Led by his mission into increasingly unscrupulous behavior, he is ultimately faced with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it at an overwhelming price.

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