PageTurners

PageTurners

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Daddy is going to camp. That's what I told my children. A child psychologist suggested it. “Words like prison and jail conjure up dangerous images for children,” she explained. But it wasn't camp . . .

PageTurners

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm

How much of an impact can an animal have? How many lives can one cat touch? How is it possible for an abandoned kitten to transform a small library, save a classic American town, and eventually become famous around the world? You can't even begin to answer those questions until you hear the charming story of Dewey Readmore Books, the beloved library cat of Spencer, Iowa. Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. Only a few weeks old, on the coldest night of the year, he was stuffed into the returned book slot at the Spencer Public Library.

PageTurners: The Other Wes Moore

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In 2000, Wes Moore had recently been named a Rhodes Scholar in his final year of college at Johns Hopkins University when he read a newspaper article about another Wes Moore who was on his way to prison. It turned out that the two of them had much in common, both young black men raised in inner-city neighborhoods by single mothers.

PageTurners: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells-taken without her knowledge-became one of the most important tools in medicine.

PageTurners: With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

 

PageTurners: Same Kind of Different As Me

Location: Madison Meeting Room
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

 

PageTurners: The Lost City of Z

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In 1925, renowned British explorer Col. Percy Harrison Fawcett embarked on a much publicized search to find the city of Z, site of an ancient Amazonian civilization that may or may not have existed. Fawcett, along with his grown son Jack, never returned, but that didn't stop countless others, including actors, college professors and well-funded explorers from venturing into the jungle to find Fawcett or the city. Among the wannabe explorers is Grann, a staff writer for the New Yorker, who has bad eyes and a worse sense of direction.

PageTurners: House of Cards

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

A blistering narrative account of the negligence and greed that pushed all of Wall Street into chaos and the country into a financial crisis.

PageTurners: The Worst Hard Time

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Egan tells an extraordinary tale in this visceral account of how America's great, grassy plains turned to dust, and how the ferocious plains winds stirred up an endless series of "black blizzards" that were like a biblical plague: "Dust clouds boiled up, ten thousand feet or more in the sky, and rolled like moving mountains" in what became known as the Dust Bowl.

PageTurners: No Meeting

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Book club will return in January. Contact 461-0046 for more information.

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