Madison Library meeting room

After opening the external doors of the library, the meeting room is located on your right.

Friends of the Madison Library

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, February 9, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, March 9, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, April 13, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, May 11, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, June 8, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, July 13, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, August 10, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, September 14, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, October 12, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pmTuesday, November 9, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Monthly meeting for the Friends of the Madison Branch Library. This group now meets the second Tuesday of every month.

Read the Movie! - The Reader

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, March 9, 2009 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

A provocative story of a young boy's erotic awakening in a passionate, clandestine love affair with an older woman, and what happens to them both when the secrets in her past are revealed. Film released January 9, 2009.

Read the Movie! - Angels and Demons

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, April 13, 2009 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

An ancient secret brotherhood. A devastating new weapon of destruction. An unthinkable target. When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to his first assignment to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol -- seared into the chest of a murdered physicist -- he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth.

Read the Movie! - The Soloist

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, May 11, 2009 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

The true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who becomes schizophrenic and homeless, and his friendship with Steve Lopez, the Los Angeles columnist who discovers and writes about him in the newspaper. Film released April 24, 2009.

Read the Movie! - My Sister's Keeper

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, June 8, 2009 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Imagine that you were conceived to be the donor of bone marrow and platelets for your older sister, who has a rare form of cancer. Imagine what it would be like to grow up in a family where everyone is constantly aware of one child's deadly illness, so that all decisions must be filtered through what will work for her treatment or her most recent medical emergency. How can a 12-year-old decide against donating a kidney to her older sister?

PageTurners: Into the Wild

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Admitting an interest that borders on obsession, Krakauer searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled 24-year-old Chris McCandless to leave civilization behind and head into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Four months later, McCandless's emaciated corpse was found at his campsite by a hunter. Mesmerizing and heartbreaking, Krakauer's powerful and luminous storytelling blaze through every page.

PageTurners Book Club: Reading Lolita in Tehran

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled artistic expression, the girls in Azar Nafisi's living room risked removing their veils and immersed themselves in the worlds of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov.

PageTurners: Shadow Divers

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery surrounding the wreckage of a World War II German U-boat off the coast of New Jersey, its ruined interior a macabre wasteland of twisted metal, tangled wires, and human bones.

PageTurners Book Club: Escape

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Choosing freedom from polygamy over fear, Carolyn Jessop flees her life within the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and now tells her harrowing story. Not only did she manage a daring escape from a brutal environment, she became the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS.

PageTurners: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between the Merced Community Medical Center in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy.

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