Award Winning Author Carla Kelly

Award Winning Author Carla Kelly

Award Winning Author Carla Kelly will be joining us here at the Library

She is well known among many for her Regency Romance novels, but she has also written Westerns, Historical and short stories.

She has won Best Regency of the Year, Best Historical Novel, and many other awards

She will be here: Friday, October 20th, at 7:00 pm, in the Community Room

With music from “My Loving Vigil Keeping” performed by Eryri



All-Day Saturday Day O’ Fun!

All-Day Saturday Day O’ Fun!

Saturday, June 24th, will be a great day to come to the library for some fun demos and information. All activities will either meet in the Community Room or be held there.  Here is the schedule:

  • 9:00 am – Outdoor Sketching
  • 11:00 am – Towel Origami (bring your own towel and washcloth)
  • 1:00 pm – Fly Tying Demonstration
  • 2:00 pm – Movie Making Tips with Dean Lake

All activities are available for teens and adults (ages 12 and older); the towel origami can also be enjoyed by tweens through adults (ages 9 and older).

Service Projects for the Summer!

Service Projects for the Summer!


You can build a better world this summer by participating in one of the library’s service projects.  To get involved, come to one of the introductory sessions in our Community Room.  We’ll give you all the details then:

STITCHERS (for teens and adults ONLY – ages 12-Adults):

  • Friday, June 9th, at 11:00 am
  • Monday, June 12th, at 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 15th, at 8:00 pm

READERS (for tweens, teens, and adults – ages 9-Adult):

  • Friday, June 9th, at 11:30 am
  • Monday, June 12th, at 3:30 pm
  • Thursday, June 15th, at 8:30 pm
Goodreads Spring Challenge Starts March 1

Goodreads Spring Challenge Starts March 1

We’re about to start our next Seasonal Reading Challenge!

Each season (Winter, Spring, and Fall) a new challenge with a series of reading related tasks is posted. Each task is assigned a point level and then it’s up to you to decide which tasks you’ll attempt (or if you want to try to finish them all) and then find the books that fit. This challenge is a great way to discover new books as well as to have a chance to win some great prizes.

The Spring Challenge runs from March 1 through May 31.  Any books read during that time period can be used to complete tasks.  For example, if you don’t join until May 1st, you can still count any book you’ve read since March 1.

The Challenge is open to any patron over the age of 10 who has a library card at the Madison Library District. When you join, please give us your library card number, so we can verify you are one of our patrons.  We have a Goodreads table in the library with brochures explaining how to play and books that fit some of the tasks.  You can chose to play with paper forms (which will be available on the Goodreads table) or online at The Madison Library District Goodreads Seasonal Challenge.

If you have any questions feel free to ask a librarian next time you visit the library.  We hope you’ll all play!


“The Black Prism” by Brent Weeks

“The Black Prism” by Brent Weeks


I am an avid fantasy reader, having read books by JRR Tolkien, Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Terry Brooks, Margaret Weis, and Terry Hickman.

The Black Prism series is a must read for all fantasy lovers. The book is set in a world where being able to see color is everything. The magical system comes from those who are able to see the different shades of color in the color wheel. Sounds kind of lame, right? WRONG! It’s awesome. The story follows Kip, who is the outcast of his town and makes a living with his mom by scavenging old battle grounds. He later discovers he might also have the magical power of controlling color and creating with it.
He then begins his battle for his own confidence and saving his family and newfound friends from renegade magicians and political intrigue.

This book weaves action, adventure and finding out your true potential in great depth.

Brent Weeks is an author who is up there with all other fantasy authors. If you want a fast-paced, epic fantasy, this is a read for you.

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