Events for November 2015

Ongoing through November 24

Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Mark Blaney

Learning about Light
Mark Blaney presents watercolor and small oil studies exploring our relationship to the rest of nature.


Saturday, November 7, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Live Music in the Twain Room – The Paul Hawthorne/Tom Schneider Duo

Enjoy the smooth, collaborative sounds of Tom Schneideron piano and special guest Paul Hawthorne on vibes and vocals. Fresh arrangements of classic jazz standards are the forte of this well-known Cincinnati duo. They have graced the Queen City musical scene for over seventeen years. Vocals and piano with a silky smooth jazz vibe.*


Saturday, November 14, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Book Signing – Ben Newell
The Broad Road

Local author, Ben Newell, will sign copies of his new book, The Broad Road. Newell, a resident of Madison, Indiana, is a retired history teacher and coach. He is also the author of Major Sam Woodfill: The Greatest Soldier of WWI.


Saturday, November 14, 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.*


Thursday, November 19, 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 20, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Freethinkers Book Club

Freethinkers from the region plan to discuss Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, by Danielle Allen.


Saturday, November 28, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Small Business Saturday)
Indies First

with Author and Honorary Bookseller, Robyn Ryle, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

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. Cheryl Strayed, the bestselling author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, Torch, and the forthcoming Brave Enough, is the 2015 official spokesperson for Indies First. Village Lights is privileged to welcome local author, Robyn Ryle, as honorary bookseller for an afternoon. Her chapbook, The Face of Baseball, a collection of linked short stories, is soon to be released by Whiskey Paper Press and will launch at Village Lights. Come on in between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and let Robyn hand-sell you a book.


Monday, November 30, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cider Monday at Village Lights
On so-called “Cyber Monday,” we are partnering with The Red Roaster Coffee and Eatery 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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