Winter Reading Program for Adults

Winter Reading Program for Adults

January 1, 2019 – February 28, 2019

Sign up starts January 2, 2019 for Winter Reads! When you sign up, you receive a tote bag* to carry home those great books from the library! You will also receive a bookmark to keep track of the books. Librarians will punch or stamp your bookmark for each book you read.

Get a Winter Reads mug* upon completion of reading 8 books!

*Offer good while supplies last.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Program Overview

One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid reading foundation, a key to school and learning success. By reading less than 3 stories a day, you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year! Not to mention, sharing stories together is fun. 

How the program works:

Register and receive your library bag

Read to your child

Record each book read to your child

When you finish 500 books your child will receive a prize

After finishing 1,000 books your child will receive

1-A graduation party

2-A certificate of completion

3-An awesome jump start on success in school

Please contract the Madison Public Library (320) 598-7938 with any questions about the program.

       

Madison Library Book Club – Second Tuesday at 7:15 PM

Madison Library Book Club meets the second Tuesday of every month, starting at 7:15 p.m.

This book club primarily reads fiction, and is open to anyone who is interested.

Ask at the adult circulation desk for a copy of this month’s book to get started.

Breakfast Book Club

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00 AM.

Come alone. Come with a friend. Everyone welcome!

Get your copy to use at the library.

See our reading list

Matthew Sanford’s inspirational story about the car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down is a superbly written memoir of healing and journey–from near death to triumphant life.

Matt Sanford’s life and body were irrevocably changed at age 13 on a snowy Iowa road. On that day, his family’s car skidded off an overpass, killing Matt’s father and sister and left him paralyzed from the chest down, confining him to a wheelchair. His mother and brother escaped from the accident unharmed but were left to pick up the pieces of their decimated family.

This pivotal event set Matt off on a lifelong journey, from his intensive care experiences at the Mayo Clinic to becoming a paralyzed yoga teacher and founder of a non-profit organization. Forced to explore what it truly means to live in a body, he emerges with an entirely new view of being a “whole” person.

Waking is a chronicle of that process. By turns agonizingly personal, philosophical, and heartbreakingly honest, this groundbreaking memoir takes the reader inside the body, heart, and mind of a boy whose world has been shattered. The author allows us to follow with him as he rebuilds from the ground up, searching for “healing stories” to help him reconnect his mind and his body. To do so, he must reject much of what traditional medicine tells him and instead turn to yoga as a centerpiece of his daily practice. The author finds not only a better life, but meaning and purpose in the mysterious distance that we all experience between mind and body.

In searing candid, frequently poetic language, Sanford pulls back the curtain on what it means to survive devastating trauma, from returning to a broken life to the uncertainty of finding sexual intimacy with a paralyzed body. But first and foremost the author offers a powerful message about the endurance of the human spirit, and the body that houses it.

from Google Books



MN Writes MN Reads

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by Minnesota libraries.

For helpful hints click here


StoryLibrary.org


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