August Brings Music and More to Main Street’s Village Lights Bookstore

August 1, 2018


Turn on your local village lights in August if you like reading.

Or perhaps you like stitching, live music, poetry, coffee and/or conversation?

Below is a schedule of events happening at Madison’s Downtown Book Shop and Village Hang:

Every Saturday, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Saturday Night Stitchers

Stitchers of all stripes are welcome to meet in the Reading Room for a nip and a natter. BYO needles!

Tom Schneider

Saturday, August 4, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom Schneider, piano

Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider presents his potpourri playlist of American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin, blues, and jazz on their Steinway grand.

 Saturday, August 11, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

John Sheckler and a kid

Live Music – John Sheckler, dulcimer

“Not your granny’s dulcimer.”

Local folk musician John Sheckler plays original and traditional songs on a mountain lap dulcimer crafted with his own hands.

Also, Sing-alongs for the kids.

Tuesday, August 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

A Book

Freethinkers Book Group

Coffee and conversation.

Freethinkers from the area will discuss Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman.


Jill Kelly Koren

Friday, August 24 (Fourth Friday Downtown), 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.Village Lights Poetry Nights (with special guest Chris Mattingly)
Open sign-up; open mic.

Everyone is invited to participate.

Read your own work or that of a favorite poet.

Readers are welcome to draw from our shelves.

MC for Village Lights Poetry Nights is well-known Madison poet, Jill Kelly Koren.

Chris Mattingly


Chris Mattingly will be reading from and signing his latest book, The Catalyst, as well as several of his earlier works.

A poet and bookmaker from Louisville, Kentucky, he is the author of two full-length collections of poems and several chapbooks.

He holds an MFA in Poetry from Spalding University and currently teaches literature and writing at Indiana University Southeast and Bellarmine University.

Village Lights Bookstore is located at 110 East Main Street in Madison, Indiana.

They claim to be algorithm free and human intelligence driven.

Local sources believe this to be true due to their access to real books and real people.