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Event Schedule

August 6
Historys Mysteries Book Club
12:30 pm Valley of the Shadow by Peter Tremayne

August 9
Lesley Kagen at the Sun Prairie
6 pm Public Library
Bestselling and award-winning Wisconsin author, Lesley
Kagen, will discuss her amazing career as a writer, actress,
& voice-over talent in a program that's sure to
"Wow!" Copies of her books will be available for purchase
(Mystery to Me!), with a fun-filled book signing to
follow! Free and open to the public! Light refreshments

August 10
Allyson K. Abbott (AKA
7 pm Annelise Ryan) discusses A
Toast to Murder

Vicki Fee will be here to

discuss her new book One
Fete in the Grave
August 12
May I Have A Word,
2 pm illustrated by Andy Rash
K accuses C of theft. Everybody knows the K
sound is my sound. Every time you start one
of my K words, you just CONFUSE

Kirkus Review says Keen and Clever!

August 12 Play Like a Girl by Ellie Roscher
5:30 pm Growing up and living in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was
well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due
to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being raised
by his aunts, mother, and grandmother
and having a daughter himself, he felt
that he needed to make a difference.

Play Like a Girl tells the Kibera Girls

Soccer Academy story through Abduls
voice and vision and the stories of key
staff and students. Author Ellie Roscher
conducted two summers of research at
the school.

In August the current director of the

school Richard Teka, former student
Asha Jaffar and the foundation director
Shannon Murphy will be in Madison,
Wisconsin. They will be here to talk
about Ellies book.
August 13 Craig Johnson of
6:30 pm
Longmire fame!
We learned that Craig was going to be in
Green Bay so we asked if he might drop down
to Madison to see us. And he said yes. His
new book, Western Star is not scheduled for
release until September 5 but Im sure hed
love to talk about it with you

Book plates will be available for him to sign for any books you pre-order.
August 23
7 ATE 9
10:30 am Skype with author Tara Lazar.

The Madison Reading Project will be here

with related activities for the kids!

August 23
Mystery to Me Book Club
6 pm Raven Black by Ann Cleeves
August 25
William Kent Krueger is
7 pm back with his next Cork
OConnor Mystery,
Sulfur Springs
Cork OConnors search for a missing man
in the Arizona desert puts him at the
center of a violent power struggle along
the Mexican border, a struggle that might
cost Cork everything and everyone he
holds most dear.

RSVPs via Eventbrite will be appreciated.

Sept. 10
Kevin Henkes and Laura
2 pm Dronzek
In the Middle of Fall
Everything is yellow, red, orange.
Everything is chilly, frisky, gusty. Everything
is changing, turning.
Its the middle of Fall. Can you see it? Can
you taste it? Can you smell it? Can you
imagine it?

Sept. 10
Historys Mysteries Book Club
12:30 pm Chiefs by Stuart Wood
Its Madison Bicycle Bingo! Bikers!
October 31 Get your stamp here!
Sept. 12
Robert Madygan discusses
7 pm The Solace of Trees
Described from the perspective of a child
victim, The Solace of Trees is the lesser-told
story of the tragedy of war, from the Bosnian
War to the US policy of government-
sponsored abductions. A tale shared by
countless victims in countless times and
places, The Solace of Trees is at once a page-
turner and a work of beauty and insight. It is a
sobering look at a hidden cost of war and an
affirmation of the human spirit from those
who survive the ordeal.
Sept. 13
State of Craft Beer
7pm Doug Moe interviews author and
photographer Matthew Janzen and
microbrewer Garth Beyer!

State of Craft Beer is a journey through

Wisconsin that captures the people and
places behind the states extensive craft
beer industry. The photos and stories
explore every aspect of the brewing
process, documenting the fields and
factories that supply breweries with
everything from hops and barley to brewing
equipment and tap handles.

Sept. 15
Open tonight until 8pm
Sept. 16
Monroe Street Festival
10 5
Sept. 19
Arrows of Light by
7 pm Andrea Potos
In Arrows of Light, Andrea Potos lets us dwell
in those fragile moments between day and
night, love and loss, living and death. In the
stillness of a blue scarf lake, the pale ochre
walls of Van Gogh's rooms, the light that
pours through her Yaya's kitchen windows,
Potos takes us to the cusp of the unknowable.
Pulled through by the thread of her mother's
illness and eventual death, this small, elegant
collection shines its gold light on those
stunning, ephemeral details -- her mother's
coral lipstick, blueberries like small sapphires,
laundry flapping on the line like angel wings -- that seem to give us tidings of
the world beyond and its fluid relationship with what we know now and will
always remember.
Sept. 23
Peanut of Blind Faith
2 pm Farm by Jim
This is the joyful and true story
about how a lamb overcame a lot of
hard challenges to become a happy
and healthy member of her flock.
And she also became the star of
Blind Faith Farm.

Sept. 24
Agatha Christie Book Club
3 pm
Sept. 27
Mystery to Me Book Club
7 pm Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
Sept. 28
Kathleen Ernst is here to
6:00 pm discuss her new Chloe
Ellefson novel Mining For
Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about
Wisconsins Cornish immigrants and mining
history while on temporary assignment at
Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral

October 1
Historys Mysteries Book Club
12:30 pm Zoo Station by David Downing
October 4
Saving Sadie How a Dog
7 pm That No One Wanted
Inspired the World
Joal Derse Dauer thought she was just donating
blankets at a local no-kill shelter in 2012 when a
disabled and despondent dog caught her eye.
With three fur babies already at home, Joal
wasnt looking to adopt another dog, but there
was something special about Sadie, a shepherd
mix who had been shot and left for dead in the
hills of Kentucky after giving birth.

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
6 pm
Fresca Opera presents Opera

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

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

Nov. 1 Jeremi Suri discusses The
7 pm
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 Wisconsin-Madison.
Nov. 2
Wisconsin Book Festival
5:30 pm presents Jeremi Suri (see
description of book above)

Community Room, Madison

Public Library
Nov. 5 Historys Mysteries Book Club
12:30 pm Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Nov. 10 Authors Matt Goldman and Wendy Webb
7 pm

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.
Nov. 11 2018 Women Artists
2 pm
Join cover artist Lori Chilefone and poets
Andrea Potos, Katrin Talbot, and Catherine
Jagoe. Theyll read from this delightful
collection of poems as well as from some of
their own work.

Thursday, November 23
Happy Thanksgiving

Closed Today

Nov. 24 After Thanksgiving.
Open 10 am to 8 pm
Nov. 25 Small Business Saturday
All day!
Nov. 26 Agatha Christie Book Club
3 pm
Nov. 29 Mystery to Me Book Club
6 pm Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Dec. 3 Monroe Street Christmas Walk
Dec. 3 Historys Mysteries Book Club
12:30 pm Death Rides the Zephyr by Janet Dawson

Open Mondays in December!

Allen Eskens discusses The
16 Deep Dark Descending
2 pm 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.

Closed for the Christmas Holiday