Events for August 2015

Ongoing through September 22

Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Steven Grant Smith

The Face of Nature
Steven Grant Smith presents photographic images of the plain and forest… from boletes to birds and ticks to tigers. Exhibit will run through September 22nd.


Friday, August 21, 6:00 – 9:00  p.m.
Freethinkers Book Club

Freethinkers from the region plan to discuss Beware of God, by Shalom Auslander.


Saturday, August 22, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider
Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider serves up a mélange magnifique of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on our 1897 Steinway grand.*


Tuesday, August 25, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Kids’ Storytime

Kriss Luckett Ziesemer will read to young book lovers. Selections will be tailored to the ages of the audience. Coffee and tea available for grown-ups.


Friday, August 28 (Fourth Friday Downtown), 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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, August 28 (Fourth Friday Downtown), 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Village Lights Poetry Nights with Featured Reader, Joshua Hamilton
Open sign-up; open mic. Everyone is invited to participate. Read your own work or that of a favorite poet. Readers are welcome to draw from our shelves. The MC for Village Lights Poetry Nights is well-known Madison poet, Jill Kelly Koren. We are pleased to feature a special reader, Joshua Hamilton. His first collection of poetry, Slow Wind, still in manuscript form, is slated for publication by Finishing Line Press.

Saturday, August 29, 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. Special sing-alongs for the kids.*


Saturday, August 29, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Special Author Event – Julia Karr
XVI  and  Truth

We welcome Julia Karr, native Hoosier and Penguin-published author of young adult dystopian fiction. She will be with us to read, talk about her writing, and sign books. As with the best of the genre, her books, XVI and Truth, use compelling narrative and a futuristic setting to address social issues of contemporary relevance. Julia was born in Seymour, Indiana and now lives in Bloomington. She is currently working on her next book, which will complete the trilogy.




* 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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