Madison Public Library

PageTurners: Angela's Ashes

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 12:30am - 1:30pm

The McCourts began their family in poverty in Brooklyn, yet when Angela slipped into depression after the death of her only daughter (four of eight children survived), the family reversed the tide of emigration and returned to Ireland, living on public assistance in Limerick. McCourt's story is laced with the pain of extreme poverty, aggravated by an alcoholic father who abandoned the family during World War II.

Literary Giants: The Memory Keeper's Daughter

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Literary Giants: The Glass Castle

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

In The Glass Castle, Walls chronicles her upbringing at the hands of eccentric, nomadic parents--Rose Mary, her frustrated-artist mother, and Rex, her brilliant, alcoholic father. To call the elder Walls's childrearing style laissez faire would be putting it mildly. As Rose Mary and Rex, motivated by whims and paranoia, uprooted their kids time and again, the youngsters (Walls, her brother and two sisters) were left largely to their own devices.

Madison Murder, Ink.: Case Histories: a novel

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

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Grapes of Wrath

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

Set during the Great Depression, it traces the migration of an Oklahoma Dust Bowl family to California and their subsequent hardships as migrant farm workers.

Knit 1, Read Too!: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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

PageTurners: The Worst Hard Time

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

PageTurners: Julie and Julia

Location: Madison Public Library
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The author recounts how she escaped the doldrums of an unpromising career by mastering every recipe in Julia Child's 1961 classic, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," a year-long endeavor that transformed her life.

Closed for Christmas Eve

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, December 24, 2010 (All day)Saturday, December 24, 2011 (All day)Monday, December 24, 2012 (All day)

All branches are closed for Christmas.

Closed for Thanksgiving

Location: Main Library
Date: Friday, November 26, 2010 (All day)

All branches are closed for Thanksgiving

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