Events for November 2014

Ongoing through December 31

Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Bob Saueressig and Tanya Saueressig Nevin

Bob & Tanya: A Father and Daughter Collaboration
Bob Saueressig and Tanya Saueressig Nevin present this father/daughter joint exhibit, offering representations and interpretations of environments that their family has shared over the decades.


Monday, November 3, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Preview and Reception - Shanren

Hailing from ethnic minority groups who live in the mountains of Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, Shanren, a folk-fusion band, presents the rich but largely unknown heritage of Southwestern China. Through original compositions and traditional songs, the four musicians fuse their indigenous music with modern styles from around the globe. The group will be performing on the Hanover College campus on November 8, as part of the Community Arts Series.


Thursday, November 13, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Hanover Literary Evening

Students from the Creative Writing Program at Hanover College present their works in poetry and prose.


Friday, November 14, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Main Street Holiday Open House)

Live Music – Yvonne Davis
Drop in during the Main Street Holiday Open House for some festive seasonal music with the one and only Yvonne Davis on the ivories. Requests encouraged! *


Saturday, November 15, 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.*


Friday, November 21, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Freethinkers Book Club

Freethinkers from the area will discuss Why Christianity Must Change or Die, by John Shelby Spong.


Saturday, November 22, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Village Lights Bookmaking Workshop – Sandra and Lara Tokarski

Participants will learn the basic skills of bookbinding and create their own hand-bound journals. Workshop instructors are Sandra Tokarski, Bloomington-based bookbinder and longstanding teacher of book arts at Pygmalion’s Art Supply, and Lara Tokarski, bookbinder and book repair specialist and a conservation technician with Indiana University Libraries Preservation Lab. Registration is now full, but we have started a waiting list. Cost for the workshop is $65 per person, with all materials included.


Tuesday, November 25, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 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.


Saturday, November 29, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Small Business Saturday/Indies First
Come out to support your locally owned, independent businesses.


Saturday, November 30, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Small Business Saturday)
Indies First – Author and Guest Bookseller, Jack Ramey

In 2013, Sherman Alexie, acclaimed author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, launched “Indies First,” calling on his fellow authors to join a grassroots movement and show their support for independent booksellers by “volunteering” to work at their favorite indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday. This year, bestselling author Neil Gaiman and musician-author Amanda Palmer are leading the call. Village Lights is privileged to welcome poet and novelist, Jack Ramey, as guest bookseller for an afternoon. Come on in between 12:00 and 3:00 and let Jack hand-sell you a book.


Saturday, November 29, 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, November 29, 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.*


Monday, December 1, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cider Monday at Village Lights

On so-called “Cyber Monday,” we are partnering with Bray Orchards & Roadside Market to offer “Cider Monday.” Log out and drop in for some free hot cider and a few moments of relaxation, courtesy of your locally owned, independent businesses.     


* 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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