Events for July 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.


Friday, July 17, 6:00 – 9:00  p.m.
Freethinkers Book Club

Freethinkers from the region plan to discuss Life Driven Purpose, by Dan Barker.


Saturday, July 18, 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.*


Saturday, July 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Book Launch Reception and Author Reading & Signing – Jill Kelly Koren
The Work of the Body
Jill Kelly Koren, emerging Indiana poet and native of Madison, graduated from Yale University and earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Spalding University in poetry and non-fiction. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College. Her poems have appeared in The Louisville Review, Literary Mama, Flowers and Vortexes, the poetry podcast RedLion Sq., and the anthology Women. Period. She has published a chapbook, While the Water Rises Around Us (Finishing Line Press), and is now launching her first book of poetry, The Work of the Body, from Dos Madres Press. Jill will sign books and give readings throughout the evening.

Tuesday, July 21, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Kids’ Storytime

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


Friday, July 24 (Fourth Friday Downtown), 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Live Music – Yvonne Davis

Join us for some hot and lively jazz with Madison’s own Yvonne Davis on our Steinway grand. Requests encouraged! Yvonne appears as part of the Fourth Friday Downtown line-up of musicians.*


Friday, July 24 (Fourth Friday Downtown), 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Art Opening Reception – Steven Grant Smith
The Face of Nature
Better known as a singer/songwriter who has performed at the Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, Kentucky and Madison's own Music in the Park series, Steven Grant Smith has turned an artistic eye back to his original passion: Photography.  Following a debilitating stroke on St. Patrick's Day in 2014, he traded in his guitar in favor of a Nikon camera and began a serious study of photographing the local flora and fauna. In The Face of Nature, Steven presents photographic images of the plain and forest… from boletes to birds and ticks to tigers. Exhibit will run through September 22nd.


Saturday,July 25, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider
Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider serves up a mélange magnifique of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on our 1897 Steinway grand.*




* 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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