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Event Schedule

October 18 Heretics with Steve and Ben Nadler
5 7 pm


The UW-Madison Friends of the Library welcomes Professor Steve Nadler

and artist Been Nadler to hear the story of how they put together this
entertaining, enlightening, and humorous graphic narrative of the dangerous
thinkers who laid the foundation of modern thought

October 19 Debussys Paris Piano
7 pm Portraits of the Belle
poque by Catherine
Readers will get a tour of Paris through detailed
descriptions of the citys diversions and the music
Debussy wrote reflecting them.

Catherine Katsky is chair of keyboard at

Lawrence University and has been lauded by
the New York Times as a pianist who can play
Mozart and Schubert as though their
sentiments and habits of speech coincided exactly with hers
October 20 Fresca Opera presents Opera
6 pm Storytellers!
Opera is a series of notes from the soul. Arias
performed with the most intimate of instruments: The
human voice. Accompanied by six strings and the
history behind the notes, Opera Storytellers presents
operatic music like you have never heard it before.
Acoustic. Pure. Naked. Opera Storytellers performs this
music the way it was intended to be. A connection without interference. Just
pure music.
October 24 Wine and Chocolate Oh My!
7 pm Meet new friends, greet your neighbors. Its
the Annual Dudgeon Monroe Fall Gathering!
October 25 Mystery to Me Book Club
6 pm Salems Cipher by Jess Lourey

October 26 Michael Stanley
7 pm
'A wonderful, original voice McCall Smith
with a dark edge and even darker underbelly
- Peter James

Under the African sun, Michael Stanleys

Detective Kubu investigates crimes as dark as
the darkest of Nordic Noir. Call it Sunshine
Noir, if you will a must read - Yrsa

October 29
Noon 4

Wear your Costumes!

Trick or Treat on Monroe Street
Nov. 1 Jeremi Suri discusses
7 pm
The Impossible
Presidency The Rise
and Fall of Americas
Highest Office
This book charts the rise and fall of the
American presidency, from the limited role
envisaged by the Founding Fathers to its
current status as the most powerful job in the
world. The Impossible Presidency traces
America's disenchantment with our recent
presidents to the inevitable mismatch between
presidential promises and the structural limitations of the office.

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in
Global Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the
university's Department of History and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. He
previously held a position in the History Department at the University of
Nov. 2 Wisconsin Book Festival
5:30 pm presents Jeremi Suri
(see description of book above)

Nov. 2 Wisconsin Science Festival
4 pm In cooperation with the Wisconsin
Book Festival
Promega Hood by Luke Timmerman
Lee Hood did that rarest of things. He enabled
scientists to see things they couldnt see before and
do things they hadnt dreamed of doing. Scientists
can now sequence complete human genomes in a
day, setting in motion a revolution that is
personalizing medicine.
Nov. 2 Wisconsin Science Festival
6 8 pm In cooperation with the Wisconsin Book Festival
Institute 6 pm We Have No
for Idea by Jorge Cham
Discovery and Daniel

7 pm Death and
Life of the Great
Lakes by Dan Egan
Nov. 4 Wisconsin Science Festival
10 am 7 In cooperation with the
pm Wisconsin Book Festival
Institute 10 am The
for Kelloggs by
11 am Flock
Together: A
Love Affair With Extinct Birds by
B.J. Hollars
12 noon Close Encounters Man by
Mark OConnell
3 pm Slow Medicine by Victoria Sweet
4 pm Geography of Madness by Frank Bures
5 pm The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell
6 pm The War on Science by Shawn Otto
Nov. 5 Wisconsin Science Festival
10 am In cooperation with the Wisconsin
Book Festival
Institute The Genome Factor by Jason
for Fletcher
Discovery The Genome Factor shows how genomics is
transforming the social sciencesand how social
scientists are integrating both nature and nurture
into a unified, comprehensive understanding of
human behavior at both the individual and society-
wide levels.

Nov. 5 Historys Mysteries Book Club
12:30 pm Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Nov. 7 UW-Madison
To be
Diversity Forum
UW- Walter Echo-Hawk, The Rise
Madison of Human Rights In Native

This book highlights steps that the

United States, as well as other nations,
must take to provide a more just society
and heal past injustices committed
against indigenous peoples.

Nov. 7 Madison Writers Studio
5:30 pm Students read from their work.
Public Welcome!
Nov. 8 Doug Moe interviews
7 pm
Martha Greene Phillips
A unique archival account of the early
twentieth-century north woods, with friends
and family, canoes, a ready wit, and a Graflex
Border Country is a collection of the
remarkable, handmade journals from
businessman Howard Greenes early 1900s
canoe trips to the north woods of Wisconsin,
Minnesota, Michigan, and Canada.
Reproduced with numerous photographs and maps, these journals are a window
into a world at once familiar and strange, the wilderness caught on the verge of
becoming the North Woods we know today.

Nov. 9 Nasty Women Poets
7 pm
An Unapologetic
Anthology of Subversive
Join poets Marilyn Taylor, Gillian Nevers,
Karla Huston, Allison Townsend and Cathryn

This collection of poems speaks not just to the

current political climate and the man who is
responsible for its title, but to the stereotypes
and expectations women have faced dating
back to Eve, and to the long history of women
resisting those limitations.

Nov. 10 Doug Moe interviews Authors
7 pm
Matt Goldman and
Wendy Webb
Gone to Dust -- A rare murder in a tranquil
suburban neighborhood in the dead of
winterthe body and house littered with dirt
from hundreds of emptied vacuum cleaner bags.
A page-turning first murder mystery novel from
former Minnesota resident and Emmy award-
winning TV writer and producer, Matt
End of Temperance Dare Meet Eleanor Harper, who recently left her crime-
writing job due to post traumatic stress disorder after too many years spent
covering gruesome cases. When the director of an artist's retreat decides to
retire, it seems like the perfect opportunity for Eleanor. But from the moment
she arrives at Cliffside Manor she is plunged into the building's dark past, one
that included the manor being used as a tuberculosis sanatorium, and decades
of mysterious deaths.

Thursday, November 23
Happy Thanksgiving

Closed Today

Nov. 24 Wow its the day after Thanksgiving
Open 10 am to 8 pm
Nov. 25
All day!

Nov. 26 Agatha Christie Book Club
3 pm Sad Cyprus
Nov. 27 Open Monday til 7pm
Nov. 29 Mystery to Me Book Club
6 pm Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Nov. 30 Rick Pifer discusses his
5 7 pm
book The Great War
Comes to Wisconsin
Memorial Sacrifice, Patriotism, and
Free Speech in a Time of
A Friends of
the Library Crisis
Event The book examines Wisconsins response to World
War I, the first "total war" of the twentieth century.
This book captures the homefront experience: the political debates over war
policy, the worry over loved ones fighting overseas, the countless everyday
sacrifices, and the impact of a wartime hysteria that drove dissent
underground. It also includes the voices of soldiers from Wisconsins famed
32nd Division, through extensively quoted letters and newspaper accounts.
Dec. 3 Monroe Street Christmas

1 pm 2 pm
Meet the author of State of Craft Beer,
Matt Janzen. His book will make a great gift for the beer lover in
your life!

Dec. 3 Historys Mysteries Book Club
12:30 pm Death Rides the Zephyr by Janet Dawson

Open Mondays in December!

Dec. 14 2018 Women Artists
6 pm
Join cover artist Lori Chilefone and poets
TENTATIVE Andrea Potos, Katrin Talbot, and Catherine
Jagoe. Theyll read from this delightful
Date changed collection of poems as well as from some of
from their own work.
Dec. 15 Madison Writers Studio
5:30 pm Students read from their work.
Public welcome.
December 16 Allen Eskens discusses
2 pm The Deep Dark Descending
A new mystery from the USA Today
bestselling author of The Life We Bury, The
Guise of Another and The Heavens May Fall.
His debut novel, The Life We Bury, has been
published in 16 languages and is being
developed for a feature film!

About the Book

Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully
accepted his wife's death, even when he
believed that a reckless hit and run driver was
the cause. But when he learns that in fact she
was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers.

December 25 Closed today to celebrate Christmas

December 26 Boxing Day yes, were open
Winter Hours Begin
Just a note Winter Hours
before we December 26 March 31
head into
Monday: Closed
Tuesday Saturday: 10 am 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am 4 pm