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.
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.
a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day This first
Saturday in December marks the fifth annual TYCBD, Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, observed by bookstores from every US state, seven Canadian provinces, England,
Australia, and Germany. More
info at www.takeyourchildtoabookstore.org.
Saturday, December 6,
2:00 9.m. Pete the Catin Christmas Parade The
beloved children’s book character, Pete the Cat, will represent Village Lights
Bookstore in the Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade.
December 6, After
the Christmas Parade Pete the Cat at Village Lights After
the Christmas parade, and in observation of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day,Pete the Cat will be at Village Lights Bookstore for a full hourto meet and greet his young
fans in furry,
December 13, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom
Schneider Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider offers a festive array of seasonal American Songbook
standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on the
Steinway grand. He’s got the white beard thing going; maybe he’ll wear his
Saturday, December 13, 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.*
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Special Author Event – Lloyd Holm
The Elbe Resolution
observation of the centennial anniversary of the Christmas Truce of 1914, well-known
former Madison resident, Lloyd Holm,
will be at Village Lights signing his newest book, a sequel to The Ledger. Picking up where the first
book leaves off, The Elbe Resolution posits a totally fictional account as to
why Eisenhower halted the Allied advance to Berlin in of 1945 at the river
Elbe. The author will also be
signing copies of The Ledger and his children’s
Christmas book, Mr. Fox and Mr. Raccoon
Go to Bethlehem.
Wednesday, December 17, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Seasonal Student Piano Recital
students of Lynn Maricle present their annual “Christmas Share” in the Twain
Friday, December 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Freethinkers Book Club
from the area will discuss Why Does the World Exist?, by Jim Holt.
Saturday, December 20, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Pretty Barn CD Release Party – John
Local folk musician John Sheckler, who plays a mountain lap dulcimer crafted with his own hands, calls his performances “Not Your Granny’s Dulcimer,” because his
playing style breaks many of the rules of traditional playing. His new album, Pretty
Barn, is no exception. There are a few traditional favorites on the
disc, but most of the material is consists of happy songs he has written for
children.Sheckler has another claim to fame… when he performs locally, he
often shares home-baked rye bread pretzels. He will bring a batch to the
release party, as well as hot cider for all. And, as always, there will be
sing-alongs for the kids.*
Tuesday, December 23, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
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.
Wednesday, December 24,
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. “The Night
Before Christmas” by Clement Moore
At 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Village Lights will present our annual
on-air reading of A Visit from St. Nicholas and other seasonal favorites on WORX, 96.7 FM.
* 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.