Lunch for Libraries with Emily St. John Mandel

April 17 @ 12:00 pm  1:15 pm

Lunch for Libraries with Emily St. John Mandel

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Lunch for Libraries featuring Emily St. John Mandel will take place at noon on Monday, April 17. She’ll speak about her latest novel, Sea of Tranquility.

Our 12th annual spring fundraiser will be held at Monona Terrace Convention Center with check-in at 11:30, and the program running from noon–1:15 p.m. If you’re a table captain and need to access important information about the event, view our Table Captain Information Sheet. 

If you’re an event sponsor, view our Sponsorship Levels & Benefits document for details.

All event proceeds will support free, year-round Wisconsin Book Festival programming and Madison Public Library youth literacy efforts.

Sea of Tranquility is a novel of art, time, love, and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon five hundred years later, unfurling a story of humanity across centuries and space. 

St. John Mandel’s five previous novels include The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, has been translated into thirty-two languages, and is the basis for the HBO Max series by the same name. 



April 17


12:00 pm – 1:15 pm


Monona Terrace

1 John Nolen Drive

Madison, 53703 United States


Madison Public Library Foundation

Phone: 608.266.6318