Madison Library meeting room

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

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 Book Club: Three Cups of Tea

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

One day in 1993, high up in the world's most inhospitable mountains, Greg Mortenson wandered lost and alone, broken in body and spirit, after a failed attempt to climb K2, the world's deadliest peak. When the people of an impoverished village in Pakistan took him in and nursed him back to health, Mortenson made an impulsive promise: He would return one day and build them a school.

PageTurners Book Club: The World Is Flat

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

In this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, and answering the questions he has been most frequently asked by parents across the country, this third edition also includes two new chapters--on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures.

PageTurners Book Club: Stiff

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

"Uproariously funny" doesn't seem a likely description for a book on cadavers. However, Roach, a Salon and Reader's Digest columnist, has done the nearly impossible and written a book as informative and respectful as it is irreverent and witty. In her droll, intimate voice, Roach conducts an oddly compelling, often hilarious forensic exploration of the strange lives of bodies postmortem.

PageTurners Book Club: The Nine

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important - and secret - legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court's history and the trajectory of its future, Toobin creates a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today.

PageTurners: In Cold Blood

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Two two-time losers living in a lonely house in western Kansas are out to make the heist of their life, but when things don't go as planned, the robbery turns ugly. From there, the book is a real-life look into murder, prison, and the criminal mind. 

PageTurners Book Club: Omnivore's Dilemma

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

Pollan writes about the ecology of the food humans eat and why--what it is, in fact, that we are eating. Discussing industrial farming, organic food, and what it is like to hunt and gather food, this is a surprisingly honest and self-aware account of the evolution of the modern diet. 

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.

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