Events for September 2014

Ongoing through September 23

Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Lou Knoble

My Home Town 

Much-loved Madison painter Lou Knoble presents abstract works, rendered in oil on canvas. Lou, since turning the age of eighty-three, takes daily morning walks through his beloved hometown and along the Ohio River. On each walk he sees something he never knew existed, which he then abstracts in his paintings.


Saturday, September 6, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Live Music in the Twain Room – Jimmy Storms

90-year-oldJimmy Storms, former member of the Red Skelton Orchestra and backup pianist for Pat Boone, Connie Francis, and Fred Astaire, plays a wide selection of old standards on the Steinway grand.*


Saturday, September 13, All Day

Roald Dahl Day

On the birthday of the World's No. 1 Storyteller, Village Lights will discount all Roald Dahl titles 10%. In 2014 we are celebrating 32 years of the swizzfiggling Big Friendly Giant.

Friday, September 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Freethinkers Book Club

Freethinkers from the region plan to discuss Man Made God, by Barbara G. Walker.


Saturday, September 20, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider
Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider serves up his mesmerizing mélange of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on our Steinway grand.*


Saturday, September 20, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Village Lights Bookmaking Workshop – Sandra and Lara Tokarski

Learn the basic skills of bookbinding and create your own hand-bound journal. You can stop by Village Lights to see an example before registering. Workshop instructors are Sandra Tokarski, Bloomington-based bookbinder and longstanding teacher of book arts at Pygmalion’s Art Supply, andLara Tokarski, bookbinder and book repair specialist and a conservation technician with Indiana University Libraries Preservation Lab. Cost for the workshop is $65 per person, with all materials included. A 50% deposit is requested at the time of registration. Space is limited. Advance registration required.


Saturday, September 20, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Live Music in the Twain Room – Jimmy Storms

Grab this chance to hear Jimmy Storms play a second time in one month.*


Sunday, September 21 – Saturday, September 27

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Banned Books Week is observed during the last week of September each year. Observed since 1982, the event reminds Americans not to take for granted their precious democratic freedom to read. Watch for our display and enjoy 10% off the price of any banned or challenged book during that week.


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

Kids’ Storytime

Kriss Luckett Ziesemerwill read to your young bibliophiles. Selections tailored to the ages of the audience. Requests taken! Coffee and tea available for grown-ups.


Friday, September 26, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Fourth Friday Downtown)
Art Opening Reception – Bob Saueressig and Tanya Saueressig Nevin
Connections & Reflections
Bob Saueressig and Tanya Saueressig Nevin open their show in our Twain Room and Atrium galleries. This first-time father/daughter collaboration offers representations and interpretations of environments that the family has shared over the decades. Come by to check out their work and enjoy some refreshments. Bob’s and Tanya’s exhibit will run through the end of the year.


Saturday, September 27, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Chautauqua)
Village Lights Bookstore 4th Annual Regional Author Book Day

Local/regional self-published and independent authors will perform a “round robin” of readings and book signings on two floors of the Village Lights building.


Saturday, September 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. 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 Fourth Friday Art Jams under licenses held by the City of Madison with ASCAP, BMI, and SEASAC.


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