Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – John Huntoon Cesura
Hoosier photographic artist, John Huntoon,presents nature-oriented works in color and B&W, produced
using a digital SLR in moments of “complete pause” in the out-of-doors. Exhibit
will run through May 19th.
Saturday, May 2, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Daylong Celebration – Independent Bookstore Day 400
bookstores nationwide. Exclusive books and art pieces. One day only. Join the
party! As members of the Great Lakes
Independent Booksellers Association, Village Lights is joining independent
bookstores all over the country in celebrating Independent Bookstore Day. Opening at 9am with “early bird” coffee
& baked goodies by Angie Chandler. We’ll have special author events, signed
and collectible IBD merchandise (while it lasts!), face painting, chair massages,
all-day poetry open mic, River Valley Reads bake sale, Blind Date with a Book, bargain
used book sale, and giveaways. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate our
nation’s independent bookstores. One day
only. Join the party!
Saturday, May 2, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Special Author
Event (and Taekwondo Demonstration) – Mike
Mullin The Ashfall Trilogy
We welcome Mike Mullin, author of the hugely
popular, young adult, post-apocalyptic Ashfall trilogy. Taylor’s Taekwondo Academy will present
a series of demos at Noon, after which Mike will perform a part of Ashfall and finish up by attempting to
smash a brick with his bare hand! He will then attempt to sign books. All of
this outside in front of our store, weather permitting.
Saturday, May 2, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Meet the Author –
Tricia Fields, Mystery Writer The Josie Gray Mysteries Celebrated mystery writer Tricia Fields, winner of the Tony
Hillerman Prize, will be with us to read, talk about her writing, and sign
books. Firebreak, the fourth book in
the Josie Gray Mystery series, has just been released. Tricia Fields was born
in Hawaii but has spent most of her life in small-town Indiana, where her
husband is a state trooper.
Friday, May 15, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Freethinkers Book Club
Freethinkers from the region plan to discuss Virus of the Mind, by Richard Brodie.
Friday, May 22, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Fourth Friday Downtown) 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, May 22 (Fourth Friday Downtown), 7:00 –
Art Opening Reception – 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
Saturday, May 23, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Live Music – John Sheckler
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.*
Thursday, May 28, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
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, May 29, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Book Launch Reception and Author Reading & Signing
– Jack Ramey Eavesdropping in Plato’s Café A resident of Madison, Indiana, Jack Ramey is a poet, performer, and
Professor of Writing at Indiana University Southeast. His latest book of
poetry, Eavesdropping in Plato’s Café(Springwood Press), is a
collection of lyrical, elegiac, and dramatic poems that are at once
philosophical and personal, encompassing the broad sweep of history from
ancient Greece to post-millennial America. The poems are filtered through an
understanding that we as human beings are all temporal creatures striving
toward some understanding of why we are here and where we are going. They touch
the intellect as well as the heart. Jack Ramey will sign books and give
readings throughout the evening.
May 30, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider presents hispotpourri
playlist of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin,
blues, and jazz on our 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.