Reading Between the Wines was presented on April 28, 2022. A video of the event is now available on our YouTube page here. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our website donation page here. Thank you for helping make Reading Between the Wines 2022 a success! We'll see you at September 29th's Growing Through Literacy!

Join us as we celebrate a year of "Learning Together" at our 12th Annual Reading Between the Wines!

Adult learners will reflect on this year's event theme of "Learning Together" and share inspiring stories about their dreams and goals, including becoming U.S. citizens, earning their GEDs or HSEDs, securing improved job opportunities, and supporting their children’s health and educational needs. Register to participate in the online auction and attend or stream the live event.

Charles, Aurelia, and Gedi
Charles, Aurelia, and Gedi, featured at 2021's Reading Between the Wines

“My biggest personal goal is to continue my education and try to help
someone that was once in my place.”
- Charles



We are excited to offer dozens of wonderful auction items generously donated by local businesses! Auction bidding continues until Thursday, April 28, at 11:00 p.m. Register here!


Auction Guidelines:

  • Your bid is considered an intent to purchase.  As the winning bidder, you are committing to purchase the item.
  • Credit cards are vaulted for ease of payment but are not charged unless you are the highest bidder.
  • Buy Now ensures that the item is yours without competition.
  • The auction remains open 24 hours per day until 11:00 pm on Thursday, April 28.  You will be notified if you have a winning bid and credit card payment will be secured. Gift cards can be mailed; physical items require pick up at Literacy Network’s office.  The item pick-up date is Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (accommodations can be made for alternative pick-up if necessary).

Questions? Contact Margaret Franchino at 608-268-6578 or


Aldo Leopold Nature Center | 330 Femrite Dr | Monona, WI 53716

Tickets: $50 each for in-person* attendance. Includes hors d’oeuvres, wine sampling, nonalcoholic beverages, and Learning Together, a book of learner stories.

- Registration closes April 26 at 12:00 p.m. Capacity limited.

- We encourage guests to dress casually, comfortably, and appropriately for the weather during outdoor time on the covered deck.

- Free onsite parking.



5:30-6:15 p.m. | Outdoor social time: hors d’oeuvres and wine sampling

6:15-7:00 p.m. | Indoor program*: Learner readings, volunteer and donor stories, and staff and Executive Director updates


COVID-19 Policy
For everyone’s comfort and safety, all in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination upon entry. Guests are asked to wear a mask during the indoor portion of the program. Any current public health Madison and Dane County guidelines will be followed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


*For those who prefer to attend virtually, the indoor program will also be live streamed free of charge. Virtual registration closes Wednesday, April 27, at 5:00 p.m.


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Reading Between The Wines

12:00 PM April 14, 2022
11:00 PM April 28, 2022

Aldo Leopold Nature Center
330 Femrite Dr, Monona, WI 53716

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