Madison Public Library

Madison Murder, Ink.: Metzger's Dog

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

When Leroy "Chinese" Gordon and his friends break into a professor's lab at the University to steal pharmaceutical cocaine, they find a blueprint for throwing a large city into chaos. But how is the CIA to be persuaded to pay a suitable ransom unless someone actually uses the plan--throwing Los Angeles into chaos, for instance?

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm--and into Edgar's mother's affections.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Dracula

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Dracula chronicles the vampire's journey from Transylvania to the nighttime streets of London. There, he searches for the blood of strong men and beautiful women while his enemies plot to rid the world of his frightful power. In it, Stoker created a new word for terror, a new myth to feed our nightmares, and a character who will outlive us all.

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Magician's Assistant

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

A secretive magician's death becomes the catalyst for his partner's journey of self-discovery.

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Piano Teacher

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In 1942, Englishman Will Truesdale falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese as World War II overwhelms their part of the world. Ten years later, Claire Pendleton comes to Hong Kong to work as a piano teacher and also begins a fateful affair. As the threads of this spellbinding novel intertwine, impossible choices emerge-between love and safety, courage and survival, the present, and above all, the past.

Knit 1, Read Too!: Cutting for Stone

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Knit 1, Read Too!: Elegance of the Hedgehog

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Knit 1, Read Too!: Children of God

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the Society of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future. Old friends, new discoveries and difficult questions await Emilio as he struggles for inner peace and understanding in a moral universe whose boundaries now extend beyond the solar system and whose future lies with children born in a faraway place.

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Perhaps the best-loved nineteenth-century American novel, Mark Twain's tale of boyhood adventure overflows with comedy, warmth, and slapstick energy. It brings to life and array of irresistible characters—the awesomely self-confident Tom, his best buddy Huck Finn, indulgent Aunt Polly, and the lovely, beguiling Becky—as well as such unforgettable incidents as whitewashing a fence, swearing an oath in blood, and getting lost in a dark and labyrinthine cave. This novel is the 2010 selection for Alabama's state-wide The Big Read.

Knit 1, Read Too: The Help

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.

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