Carpe Librum Book Group
Thursday, August 27 @ 6:00 PM
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Join the Carpe Librum Book Discussion Group for a conversation about Irene Nemirovsky's epic French masterpiece discovered 62 years after it was written. Set during the Nazi occupation, this brilliant novel was authored during World War II and is especially poignant knowing Nemirovsky perished at Auschwitz.
Film – Chasing Ice
September 1st @ 6:30 PM
In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment forNational Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk. This is a “don’t miss” film!
Thursday, September 10 @ 9:30 AM
Please call 798-3881 to sign up.
There’s more love and laughter as Sonny (Dev Patel) prepares to expand the “Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful” while planning his impending wedding to Sunaina (Tena Desae) in this sequel that reteams director John Madden and screenwriter Ol Parker. Back again are the all-star ensemble cast, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy, along with new arrival, Richard Gere. Rated PG13. Run time is 123 minutes. Coffee is ready at 9:00 AM!
Open Music Jam
Do you have a guitar gathering dust? Are you a harmonica player without a band? Don’t play an instrument, but like to sing or simply listen? Stop by the library on Thursday nights at 6:00 and join other area musicians in a weekly music jam! From beginner to way good, all abilities welcome!
Beyond the Page
Join the Beyond the Page campaign, a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County – forever. Please help support our library's access to funding for future programs.
- Learn more here
- Listen to an interview about the campaign with Tom Linfield of the Madison Community Foundation, Verona Public Library's director, Brian Simons, and NPR's Kathleen Dunn.
- Read WISC Editorial Director Neil Heinen's editorial about the campaign.
The library system's Overdrive eBook collection is now compatible with the Kindle, Nook, and Reader as well as other mobile devices. To get started right away go to the Digital Download Center.