Madeline is available for book club meetings in the Madison, Wisconsin, area. She also does presentations including: “International Education,” “Traveling Solo: A Woman’s Guide,” “Education in Japan,” “Peace Corps in Your Senior Years,” “Saturdays Were for Funerals: HIV-AIDS in Southern Africa,” and speaks on other international travel and education topics.

Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

September 2018

A Rainbow of Madison’s Families: Sequoya’s Tibetan American Neighbors

September 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sequoya Public Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53711
+ Google Map

PROGRAM TITLE: A Rainbow of Madison’s Families: Sequoya’s Tibetan American Neighbors. DESCRIPTION: Around every library in Madison live a diversity of wonderful families. Sequoya Library welcomes the family of Tenzin and Migmar, who are ‘stars’ in the recently published book by Madeline Uraneck, How to Make a Life: A Tibetan American Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted, from Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Find out more »

Book Reading from How to Make A Life at Arcadia Books (Spring Green, WI)

September 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Arcadia Books, 102 E. Jefferson St.
Spring Green, Wisconsin 53588
+ Google Map
Madeline Uraneck, author

Join us for a book reading at Arcadia Books on Sunday, September 30, as author Madeline Uraneck shares excerpts from her newly published memoir, How to Make A Life, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. The book event will be followed by an optional tour of Global View (4:15–5:00 p.m.). Spring Green's indie bookstore Arcadia Books welcomes Ms. Uraneck, who will be joined by Tibetan medicine Doctor Yangbhum Gyal and members of the Tibetan American family featured in How to Make…

Find out more »

November 2018

Oakwood Village Helps “To Make A Life”

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53705
+ Google Map
How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

Oakwood Village Helps "To Make A Life" Presenter: Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted Learn how one "hello" by a Madison woman opened doors to Madison's Tibetan community and sent her on an unexpected journey to three countries. One now-grown daughter of the family and other Oakwood Village staff will add their perspectives to the story of coming to America as refugees. When: Thursday, November 1, 2018,…

Find out more »

A Refugee Story

November 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Hudson Public Library, 700 First Street
Hudson, Wisconsin 54016
+ Google Map
How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

A Refugee Story Presenter: Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted With 68 million people in the world forcibly displaced, what should be the response of those of us comfortable in our homes? Madeline Uraneck adopted a refugee family who came to Madison, Wisconsin, and they changed her life more than she expected, taking her to three countries and giving her, a single woman, extended family on two…

Find out more »

Rotary and Refugees

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am
How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

Rotary and Refugees Presenter: Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted Rotary Club projects have reached some of the 6 million forcibly displaced people in the world. Madeline Uraneck, Author of How To Make A Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted, will bring T. Tamdin to River Falls, one of the grown-up kids from a refugee family Ms. Uraneck adopted two years ago. Hear…

Find out more »

A Woman, A Boy, A Refugee Story

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
River Falls Public Library, 140 Union Street
River Falls, Wisconsin 54022
+ Google Map
How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

A Woman, A Boy, A Refugee Story Presenter: Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted We live in comfortable homes, trying not to think too much about 68 million people who are forcibly displaced around the world. Madeline Uraneck, educator and world traveler, and Tenzin Tamdin, a now-grown-up "kid" from a Tibetan refugee family in Madison, WI, share challenges and gifts from their 25-year friendship. When: Tuesday, November…

Find out more »

A Woman, A Boy, and a Refugee Story

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Forest Lodge Library, 13450 Co Hwy M
Cable, Wisconsin 54821
+ Google Map
How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

A Woman, A Boy, and a Refugee Story Presenter: Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted We live in comfortable homes, trying not to think too much about 68 million people who are forcibly displaced around the world. Madeline Uraneck, educator and world traveler, and Tenzin Tamdin, a now-grown-up “kid” from a Tibetan refugee family in Madison, Wisconsin, share the challenges and gifts from their 25-year friendship. Because…

Find out more »

Common Book Books – Madeline Uraneck, “How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted

November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Common Good Books, 38 S Snelling Ave
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105
+ Google Map
How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

Common Good Books Presenter: Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted Madeline Uraneck, author, and Tenzin Tamdin, “son” in the family we meet in Ms. Uraneck's book, share readings and anecdotes from How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted, an immigration story of crossing cultural bridges and finding family. The program is at 7:00pm, Friday, November 16th, 2018, at Common…

Find out more »

Crossing Bridges & Finding Family

November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
+ Google Map
How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

Crossing Bridges & Finding Family Presenter: Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted Come hear an endearing tale of how one "hello" to the refugee family next door lead the author to explore three countries, acquire an expanded family on two continents, and ponder life-changing steps. Author Madeline Uraneck reads from How to Make a Life: A Tibetan American Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted. Family member,…

Find out more »

December 2018

UW Students – Doctors without Borders

December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
UW Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
+ Google Map
How to Make a Life, by Madeline Uraneck

UW Students - Doctors without Borders Presenter: Madeline Uraneck, author of How to Make a Life: A Tibetan Refugee Family and the Midwestern Woman They Adopted Accompanied by a member of Madison's Tibetan American community, the author will talk about how far-ranging her friendship with one local refugee family has taken her. She'll also describe her path that led to work abroad, travel, and study in 64 countries. When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 7:00 PM Where: UW Memorial Union, 800…

Find out more »
+ Export Events