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Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org
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PROGRAMS & EVENTS FOR ADULTS Some programs require pre-registration. To register for these free programs, call 608-827-7403, email info@midlibrary.org, or stop by at the library's lower level Reference Desk.

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Wednesday December 20
Those interested in joining the group should contact Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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Thursday December 21
A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 10-minute memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Drop by or sign up in advance (608-827-7403) for a free memory screening. These free, fast, and fun screenings take about 15 minutes each. In study room C on the library's lower level.
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Thursday January 4
Join fellow portable gaming enthusiasts for an evening of multiplayer fun! We will be playing and sharing 3DS and Switch games. All ages welcome and encouraged to play!
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Monday January 8
Our annual Winter Reading Program for adults returns in 2017! Read 30 hours between now and February 28th, and become eligible for great prizes like Barnes & Noble gift cards, gift certificates to area restaurants, pies from Hubbard Ave Diner, and more. Stop by the lower-level reference desk to pick up your reading log and get started! The reading program is open to anyone age 18 or older. One entry per person.
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Thursday January 11
Join us for step-by-step instructions on how to download free library eBooks and audio books on your tablet using the NEW Libby app. We’ll show you how to download the app, set up your account and preferences, search for titles, and download them to your device. We'll also go over some features new to the Libby app. Users of Apple and Android devices are welcome. Libby is not currently available from he Kindle App Store, but will be soon. Libby is the new app from Overdrive that will eventually replace the Overdrive app for reading eBooks and listening to audio books on mobile devices. For the time being, the Overdrive app will continue to function and no firm date has been given for discontinuing it.
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Monday January 15
What social change in the world would you most like to see? Enter our teen essay contest on this theme by Jan. 8 for a chance at a $25 prize. (Grades 7-12, limit 2 pgs.) All ages are welcome to join us on Jan. 15 to hear some of Martin Luther King’s speeches, as well as our contest winner’s essay! We will also have the button-maker out for you to create buttons of your favorite quotes.
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Tuesday January 16
Join us for another installment of Forward Theater's Play Club: "It's like a book club for plays!" This time, we'll be discussing Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy," a play about the impending closure of a Chicago public high school, which will have its Wisconsin premier with Forward Theater running Jan 18 - Feb 4. Staff from Forward will lead the discussion and professional actors will act out scenes from the play. Registration is required for this discussion: online using the link above or by email at info@midlibrary.org. Or register in person at the lower level reference desk and pick up a copy of the play. Please be advised that the play contains strong language and is intended for an adult audience. About "Exit Strategy": The no-holds-barred story of a Chicago public high school slated for closure at the end of the year. The impending shut-down causes tensions in the school's already volcanic neighborhood to rise to the breaking point, but a small group of teachers launch a last-minute battle to save their school. Over the course of the year, they put their careers, their future and their safety in the hands of a fast-talking administrator who comes on strong: but might actually have no clue what he's doing. “At once poetic, political, sad, funny, timely, complex and compassionate… a thrilling, beautiful new play.”-- Chicago Tribune Play Club is made possible by the Friends of the Middleton Public Library, Beyond the Page, The Madison Community Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and Dane Arts.
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Wednesday January 17
Those interested in joining the group should contact Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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Thursday January 18
Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller
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Thursday January 18
Join us at The Free House Pub to discuss Joseph Heller's classic novel, "Catch-22." Fifty years after its original publication, Catch-22 remains a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time. In recent years it has been named to “best novels” lists by Time, Newsweek, the Modern Library, and the London Observer. Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him. But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service. Yet if Yossarian makes any attempt to excuse himself from the perilous missions he’s assigned, he’ll be in violation of Catch-22, a hilariously sinister bureaucratic rule: a man is considered insane if he willingly continues to fly dangerous combat missions, but if he makes a formal request to be removed from duty, he is proven sane and therefore ineligible to be relieved. - Amazon.com Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library's reference desk. All adults are welcome to join the discussion!
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Friday January 19
A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 10-minute memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Drop by or sign up in advance (608-827-7403) for a free memory screening. These free, fast, and fun screenings take about 15 minutes each. In study room C on the library's lower level.
 more info...


Saturday January 20
Join us for step-by-step instructions on how to download free library eBooks and audio books on your tablet using the NEW Libby app. We’ll show you how to download the app, set up your account and preferences, search for titles, and download them to your device. We'll also go over some features new to the Libby app. Users of Apple and Android devices are welcome. Libby is not currently available from he Kindle App Store, but will be soon. Libby is the new app from Overdrive that will eventually replace the Overdrive app for reading eBooks and listening to audio books on mobile devices. For the time being, the Overdrive app will continue to function and no firm date has been given for discontinuing it.
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Sunday January 21
Chess Club (All ages)Jan 21 Feb 18Mar 11Apr 15May 13Chess lessons will begin at 1:30pm followed by open play. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
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Tuesday January 23
Drop-in help with resumes, cover letters, interview skills, job searching and more! In study room B on the library's lower level. First-come, first served. Provided by staff from the Dane County Job Center.
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Tuesday January 30
Join us for step-by-step instructions on how to download free library eBooks and audio books on your tablet using the NEW Libby app. We’ll show you how to download the app, set up your account and preferences, search for titles, and download them to your device. We'll also go over some features new to the Libby app. Users of Apple and Android devices are welcome. Libby is not currently available from he Kindle App Store, but will be soon. Libby is the new app from Overdrive that will eventually replace the Overdrive app for reading eBooks and listening to audio books on mobile devices. For the time being, the Overdrive app will continue to function and no firm date has been given for discontinuing it.
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