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Inferno by Dan Brown
Thursday, November 16th- 1:30 PM
In his international blockbusters The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, and The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Thursday, November 16th- 7:00 PM
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition – its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.
At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance; a former student who has lost the will to live; Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and her husband, Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.
As the townspeople grapple with their problems, mild and dire, Olive is brought to a deeper understanding of herself and her life – sometimes painfully, but always with ruthless honesty. Olive Kitteridge offers profound insights into the human condition – its conflicts, its tragedies and joys, and the endurance it requires.
2017 Library Reading Challenge
Gearing up for Thanksgiving, I decided to ask the fellow librarian’s of the Madison Public Library what they are thankful for.. specifically, why they were thankful to be a librarian/ why they were thankful for the library. Here are there answers below!
“Reading and learning are a valuable investment in one’s self. As a librarian I love having the chance to help facilitate opportunities for individuals who are seeking to improve their future by expanding their knowledge.” -Joy
“I am thankful as a librarian because my job is always interesting and ever changing. No two days are alike. I learn something every day. I’m thankful for the particular smell that is the library’s. “It was good to walk into the library again; it smelled like home.” -Elizabeth Kostova” - Nancy
“I’m thankful for libraries because of the opportunity for endless possibilities.” -Mel
“I’m grateful to work in a place with a good boss and great coworkers.”- Pat
“ I’m thankful that every day I work at the library, I learn something and become a better version of me. I am thankful for libraries because they never give up working for a better democracy. In these times libraries remain committed to accurate information, listening to concerns, and giving everyone a voice. “ -Lisa
“I’m thankful for the chance to work in such a beautiful building with wonderful people. I love that I get to create and dream in a place filled with so much imagination and so many adventures. There is truly no joy like being surrounded by books.” -Anne
We would love to invite YOU to tell us what you are thankful for! Stop in to the library this month and fill out a card by the “turkey” and drop it in the box!
Characters for a Cause
The teen advisory board wants YOU to vote during the month of November– vote for your favorite character, that is. Each week in the month of November there will be two characters set up and you are to vote for which one you like better using a can of food. All food will be given to the Food Pantry. Choices to vote for include Harry Potter vs. Percy Jackson, Pinkypie vs. Deadpool, etc.
Song and Stage: A Holiday Sampler
Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00 pm
Members of the Madison Master Singers as well as the DSU drama production of A Christmas Carol will perform a free preview of their upcoming holiday shows followed by a short Q&A period. All attentive ages are welcome.
Looking Forward to December
Coming in December! Cookies with Santa, Teen Christmas Party, Santa’s Workshop (Christmas Crafts), Christmas Bingo. Look for more information to come!