Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Bob Saueressig and Tanya Saueressig Nevin
Bob & Tanya: A Father and Daughter
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.
Saturday, March 7, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Special Author Event – Storytelling with Philip Gulley A Place Called Hope Philip
Quaker pastor, writer, progressive theologian, and humorist from central
Indiana, has authored 18 books, including the acclaimed Harmony series of novels, chronicling life in the eccentric Quaker
community of Harmony, Indiana, and the best selling Porch Talk series of inspirational and humorous stories. A Place Called Hope is his most recent
work of fiction. He and co-author James Mulholland describe their progressive
worldview in their books, If Grace Is
True and If God Is Love, followed
by Gulley's books, If the Church
Were Christianand The Evolution of Faith, which
propose a fresh direction for Christianity. In addition to his appearance at
Village Lights, Philip Gulley will bring the message from the pulpit at 10:30
a.m. on Sunday, March 8th, at First Christian Church in Madison. The
public is invited to attend.
Friday, March 13, 6:00 p.m. – Saturday, March 14,
6:00 p.m. Rock ’n’ Read Around The Clock! As part of the NEA's Read Across America
campaign, Village Lights will host our annual 24-hour reading marathon and
children’s book drive to promote literacy and benefit The Clearinghouse. The marathon will kick off with an aloud reading
for kids of Oh, the Places You’ll Go!,
by Dr. Seuss. Rock ‘n’ Read has become a Madison favorite. So run, don’t walk,
to Village Lights to sign up for one or more 30-minute intervals to sit in a
rocking chair in our front window and silently read books, your own or borrowed
from our shelves. We are collecting donations of gently read or new children's
books, which will be distributed by The Clearinghouse to charities in the
region. Bring them in and drop them in the basket on our front table beginning
Monday, March 2nd. Those wishing to purchase their donations at Village Lights
will receive a discount.
Friday, March 20, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Freethinkers Book Club Freethinkers
from the region plan to discuss The
Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science, by Will Storr.
Saturday, March 21, 1:00 – 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.*
Tuesday, March 24, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kids’ Madison Staycation Storytime
Kriss Luckett Ziesemerwill read to young book lovers from the opus of Dr. Seuss, who was born in the
month of March. Selections will be tailored to the ages of the audience. Coffee
and tea available for grown-ups.
Friday, March 27, 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, March 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Fourth Friday Downtown) Art Opening Reception – 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, March 28, 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.*
Friday, April 3 – Saturday, April 4 POETPALOOZA 2015: A Tri-State Poetry Summit Village Lights will host POETPALOOZA 2015: A Tri-State Poetry Summit, Friday evening, April
3rd, through Saturday, April 4th, with hourly readings and signings by
acclaimed poets from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, including published poets
from Madison and Poets Laureate of Kentucky and Indiana. All are invited to
participate in Friday’s 5pm Open Mic Kick-Off. A special feature of this year’s
event will be two 9pm screenings of the award-winning independent film, Proud Citizen, sponsored by the
Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County. The screenings are free
and open to the public.
4:00p Richard Taylor,
Kentucky Poet Laureate, 1999-2001
5:00p Frederick Smock
6:00p Curtis Crisler
7:00p Book Launch, Jack
8:00p The Reservoir
(Jason Ammerman, Tony Brewer, Matthew D.
Jackson, Joseph Kerschbaum)
9:00p Film Screening, “Proud Citizen”
* 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.