Madison Library meeting room

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

PageTurners Book Club - The Soloist

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

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.

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: Bringing Down the House

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

Welcome to the world of a group of audacious MIT math geniuses who legally took the Las Vegas casinos for over three million dollars -- and still found time for keg parties, football games, and final exams. The students were handpicked for a decades-old underground blackjack club dedicated to beating the system. While classmates worked long hours in labs and libraries, they traveled to gambling locales with hundreds of thousands of dollars from shady investors taped to their bodies.

PageTurners: Founding Mothers

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

In the histories of the American Revolution, much has been written about America's founding fathers, yet the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters who supported, encouraged, and even advised them have been virtually ignored. While the men went off to war or to Congress, the women managed their husbands' businesses, ran the farms, and raised their children. These women who sacrificed for the fledgling nation spent months or even years apart from their husbands, at a time when letters were their only form of contact. 

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.

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