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Special Events

Meg Medina Public Lecture
9/24/2018 - 9/24/2018
Meg Medina is an award-winning Cuban American author of picture books, middle grade novels, and teen fiction. She was the 2016 recipient of the Pura Belpré Honor medal for her picture book Mango, Abuela and Me, the 2014 recipient of the Pura Belpré Medal for her young adult novel Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass, and the 2012 recipient of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writers Medal for her picture book Tía Isa Wants a Car. Meg’s most recent young adult novel, Burn Baby Burn, was long-listed for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Kirkus Prize.

Meg's books will be for sale from A Room of One's Own, and she will sign following the lecture.

This free public lecture is sponsored by the CCBC, the Friends of the CCBC, Madison Public Library and the Wisconsin Book Festival.
Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street, Madison
7 p.m.
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Charlotte Zolotow Lecture Featuring Benjamin Alire Sáenz
10/12/2018 - 10/12/2018
Benjamin Alire Sáenz will deliver the 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture on Friday evening, October 12, 7:30 p.m., at Varsity Hall, Union South, on the UW-Madison campus.

Mr. Sáenz is the author of a number of illuminating young adult novels, including Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood;, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, winner of the the Pura Belpré Author Award, the Lambda Literary Award and the Stonewall Award, in addition to being a Printz Award honor book; and The Inexplicable Logic of My Life.

This is a free public lecture cosponsored by the Friends of the CCBC. Books will be available for purchase from A Room of One's Own; a signing will follow the lecture.

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Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton Street, Madison
7:30 p.m.
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2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award Presentation
10/12/2018 - 10/12/2018
Join us as we honor author Bao Phi for his picture book A Different Pond, winner of the 2018 Charlotte Zolotow Award for outstanding writing in a picture book, at the award ceremony on Friday, October 12, 5 p.m., in Varsity Hall of Union South on the UW-Madison campus. Zolotow Award Honor book recipients Gaia Cornwall, Amy Hest and Bob Raczka will also be present. A reception will follow the award event.

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Varsity Hall, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton Street, Madison
5 - 6 p.m.
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Charlotte Zolotow Symposium:
Illuminating Experience
10/13/2018 - 10/13/2018
This daylong conference celebrating more than 20 years of the Charlotte Zolotow Award and Lecture features children's and young adult book creators Angie Thomas, Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Candace Fleming, Crescent Dragaonwagon, Eric Rohmann and Javaka Steptoe, and editors Anne Hoppe and Neal Porter, as well as book discussions, practitioner-led breakouts, and more!

Registration is now open! Click on "more info" below for details and registration link.
Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Friends of the CCBC Fall Book Sale
11/10/2018 - 11/10/2018
The Friends of the CCBC Fabulous Fall Book Sale will be Saturday, November 10, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. (8-9 for Friends members only; anyone can join at the door!).

Get great deals on new and gently used books for children and teens. Stock will be replenished throughout the morning!

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CCBC Elizabeth Burr Conference Room, Room 401 Teacher Education, 225 N. Mills Street, Madison
8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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