Presenters needed for new outreach partnership with Madison libraries

Marc Gartler of the Madison Public Library has invited UW-Madison Science Alliance and the Biology Outreach Club to develop a new series of science presentations geared for general adult audiences. The series, called Discovery!Thursdays, will run Thursday evenings starting at 6:30 p.m. at various branches of the Madison Public Library.

If you’re familiar with PLATO Frontiers in Life Sciences, or at Wednesday Nite @ The Lab, you have a general idea what the new program entails. The format is a40 minute presentation, with power point if you like, followed by an open-ended period of Q&A and discussion.

Please share this invitation with friends, colleagues or co-workers whom you think might enjoy a chance to share their science with a general adult audience.

Please consider giving a talk at one of your neighborhood branches of the Madison Public Library.

For more information or to sign up contact:

Tom Zinnen, 608 265 2420,

Discovery!Thursdays at Branches of the Madison Public Library.

  • 21-Apr Sequoya: Michael Botts, Biomolecular Chemistry:
  • 28-Apr Alicia Ashman: Sharon Jaffe
  • 5-May Goodman South Madison: Dana Huebert Lima
  • 12-May Hawthorne: Tom Zinnen
  • 19-May Meadowridge
  • 26-May Pinney
  • 2-Jun Goodman South Madison
  • 9-Jun Lakeview

16-Jun Alicia Ashman

23-Jun Sequoya

30-Jun Hawthorne

7-Jul Meadowridge Ashlan Musante

14-Jul Lakeview

21-Jul Pinney

28-Jul Sequoya

4-Aug Goodman South Madison

11-Aug Alicia Ashman

18-Aug Hawthorne

25-Aug Meadowridge

1-Sep Goodman South Madison

If you’d like to present please email the following information to

1. title of your talk

2. a description of your talk

3. your bio, including your UW-Madison affiliation as you’d like it to appear on the schedule

4. a photo of yourself

5. 2 or 3 links to websites that would help learners find out more about your topic