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Knit 1, Read Too! - Olive Kitteridge

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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Author: 
Elizabeth Strout
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Olive Kitteridge

At the edge of the continent, in the small town of Crosby, Maine, lives Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher who deplores the changes in her town and in the world at large but doesn't always recognize the changes in those around her. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Olive Kitteridge

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Frankenstein

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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0141439475
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Author: 
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Frankenstein

The world's most famous monster comes to life in this 1818 novel, a tale that combines Gothic romance and science fiction to tell of a young doctor's attempts to breath life into an artificial man. Despite the doctor's best intentions, the experiment goes horribly wrong. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Frankenstein

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Knit 1, Read Too! - The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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0679450041
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Author: 
Michael Chabon
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The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He is looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a collaborator to create the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Out of their fantasies, fears, and dreams, Joe and Sammy weave the legend of that unforgettable champion the Escapist. And inspired by the beautiful and elusive Rosa Saks, a woman who will be linked to both men by powerful ties of desire, love, and shame, they create the otherworldly mistress of the night, Luna Moth. As the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe and the world, the Golden Age of comic books has begun.  Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

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Literary Giants - Run

Date: 
Monday, August 31, 2009 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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ISBN: 
0061340634
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Author: 
Ann Patchett
Title: 
Run

Boston lawyer and ex-politician Bernard Doyle has nurtured his three sons -- Sullivan and adopted brothers Tip and Teddy -- since the death of his wife 15 years ago. Then, one snowy evening, Tip is pushed out of the way of an oncoming vehicle by a woman, herself hit and badly injured, who turns out to be the boys' birth mother and who's been watching the boys for years, along with her 11-year-old daughter, Kenya. The drama of a single day is given an unreal quality by the snow that curtails normal activity, as these vividly portrayed characters struggle with their circumstances. Read more about Literary Giants - Run

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Loving Frank

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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9780345494993
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Author: 
Nancy Horan
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Loving Frank

Four years earlier, in 1903, Mamah and her husband, Edwin, had commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design a new home for them. During the construction of the house, a powerful attraction developed between Mamah and Frank, and in time the lovers, each married with children, embarked on a course that would shock Chicago society and forever change their lives. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Loving Frank

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PageTurners Book Club - The Billionaire's Vinegar

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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ISBN: 
9780307338778
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Author: 
Benjamin Wallace
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The Billionaire's Vinegar

In 1985, at a heated auction, a 1787 bottle of Chateau Lafite Bordeaux - one of a cache of bottles unearthed in a bricked-up Paris cellar and supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson - went for $156,000 to a member of the Forbes family. But rumors about the bottle soon arose. Why wouldn't Rodenstock reveal the exact location where it had been found? Was it part of a smuggled Nazi hoard? Or did his reticence conceal an even darker secret?  Read more about PageTurners Book Club - The Billionaire's Vinegar

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Knit 1, Read Too! - Stone Diaries

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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ISBN: 
0670853097
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Author: 
Carol Shields
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The Stone Diaries

This fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life. What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy’s vividly described inner life—from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death. Read more about Knit 1, Read Too! - Stone Diaries

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PageTurners Book Club - The Soloist

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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9780399155062
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Author: 
Steve Lopez
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The Soloist

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 more about PageTurners Book Club - The Soloist

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Friends of the Madison Library

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Repeats every month on the second Tuesday until Tue Dec 07 2010 .
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Monthly meeting for the Friends of the Madison Branch Library. This group now meets the second Tuesday of every month. Read more about Friends of the Madison Library

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Read the Movie! - My Sister's Keeper

Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2009 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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Author: 
Jodi Picoult
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My Sister's Keeper

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? Read more about Read the Movie! - My Sister's Keeper

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