Events & Programs

Tuesday, October 3rd @ 7:00pm

Tales from the Desert: Solo Instrumental Guitar

Peter Biedermann will be focusing on pieces from his latest recording, Tales from the Desert, performing on a variety of 6 and 12 string guitars in unique tunings. The program encourages questions from the audience and will also include some of the history and evolution of steel string guitar playing over the last 50-plus years. Fans of fellow guitarists Leo Kottke, the British School (Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Davy Graham), Ralph Towner, Michael Hedges, and Pierre Bensusan will enjoy this music. Mr. Biedermann is a solo instrumental guitarist based in Green Valley, Arizona. He has been composing and performing for over 40 years and will be appearing for the first time at the Madison Public Library. CDs will be for sale after the performance. Please join us for this free program. Registration preferred, but drop-ins welcome as seating space permits. Register here.
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Ghosthunting New Jersey and New York City

Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00pm

Founder and director of the New Jersey Ghost Hunters Society, L'Aura Hladik Hoffman hosts a program based on the stories in her Haunted New Jersey and New York books as part of America's Haunted Roadtrip Series. Ghosthunter, researcher and author, L'Aura details the history and haunts of Jersey and the Big Apple. Included for this updated version of this presentation are Charlie Brown's Restaurant, the Hotel Belvidere, the Proprietary House, Hart Island, the Van Courtlandt Mansion and the Palace Theater. Free.

Register here.

Wednesday Night Films at the Library

  Free. No registration required. 
   (Film synopses derived from IMDb.)

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Wednesday, August 23rd at 7pm

Ride the Pink Horse

Dir. Robert Montgomery. Stars Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix, Thomas Gomez

Lucky Gagin arrives in San Pablo, a New Mexico border town, searching for the mobster who has wronged him. Is he just after revenge, or does he also have extortion on his mind?

Be sure to attend and get your free pink horse refrigerator magnet courtesy of the Library's 3D printer!
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Wednesday, September 6th at 7pm

Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House

Stars Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas

A man and his wife decide they can afford to build a house in the country. It's a lot more trouble than they think.
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Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm

The Wrong Man

Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Stars Henry Fonda, Vera Miles

In 1953, an innocent man named 'Manny' Balestreros is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.
Wednesday, October 4th at 7pm


Dir. Alfred Hitchcock. Stars Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine

A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect that he is planning to murder her.
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Wednesday, October 25th at 7pm

Cat People

Dir. Jacques Tourneur. Stars Simone Simon, Tom Conway

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.