Madison Public Library

Knit 1, Read Too! - Olive Kitteridge

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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.

Knit 1, Read Too! - Frankenstein

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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.

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

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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.

Literary Giants - Run

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, August 31, 2009 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.

Knit 1, Read Too! - Loving Frank

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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.

PageTurners Book Club - The Billionaire's Vinegar

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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? 

Knit 1, Read Too! - Stone Diaries

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

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.

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! - 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.

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