Events for June 2015

Ongoing through July 21

Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Steve Bickis

Madison Plein Air
Well-known Madison artist, Steve Bickis, presents watercolor works created en plein air in the Madison area. Exhibit will run through July 21st.


Saturday, June 13, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider
Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider presents his potpourri playlist of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on our Steinway grand.*


Friday, June 19, 6:00 – 9:00  p.m.
Freethinkers Book Club

Freethinkers from the region plan to discuss God’s Problem, by Bart Ehrman.


Tuesday, June 23, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Kids’ Storytime

Kriss Luckett Ziesemer will read to young book lovers. Selections will be tailored to the ages of the audience. Coffee and tea available for grown-ups.


Friday, June 26 (Fourth Friday Downtown), 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Village Lights Poetry Nights with Featured Guest Poet, Adam Day
Open sign-up; open mic. Everyone is invited to participate. Read your own work or that of a favorite poet. Readers are welcome to draw from our shelves. This month’s MC for Village Lights Poetry Nights is well-known Madison poet, Angela Elles. We are pleased to welcome a special guest poet. Adam Day is the author of Model of a City in Civil War (Sarabande Books), and is the recipient of a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship for Badger, Apocrypha, a PEN Emerging Writers Award, and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, Lana Turner, Poetry London, The Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He coordinates The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, Scotland, and the Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest. He is based in Louisville, Kentucky.


Saturday, June 27, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Live Music – John Sheckler

“Not your granny’s dulcimer.” Local folk musician John Sheckler plays original and traditional songs on a mountain lap dulcimer crafted with his own hands. Special sing-alongs for the kids.*




* All music routinely performed at Village Lights Bookstore is original, in the public domain, or licensed through the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Yvonne Davis appears during the Madison Main Street Program events under licenses held by the City of Madison with ASCAP, BMI, and SEASAC.


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