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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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Tuesday June 27
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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Wednesday June 28
Join us for a panel discussion on the future of solar energy with a focus on exciting projects happening right here in Middleton! Our panel includes representatives from the City as well as engineers and industry experts. A policy expert from the Wisconsin Energy Institute will share his thoughts on the future of solar energy in the Midwest and the country as a whole. Also at this event, the City of Middleton will unveil a new solar energy initiative: The extension of the City of Madison's MadiSUN solar panel group purchase program to City of Middleton residents! Katherine Klausing from RENEW Wisconsin will be on hand to answer questions about the program. Panelists scheduled to attend: Mike Davis, Middleton City Administrator Spencer Schumacher, Chair of the City's Sustainability Committee Michael Vickerman, Program and Policy Director at RENEW Wisconsin David B. Toso, Senior Engineer at Madison Gas & Electric Gary Radloff, UW-Madison researcher and Director of Midwest Energy Policy Analysis at the Wisconsin Energy Institute The City of Middleton has long been a leader in sustainable energy, especially when it comes to solar power. In 2009, the City adopted a 25 x 25 resolution stating that the City will procure 25% of municipal electricity needs and 25% of municipal transportation fuels from renewable resources by 2025. The next year, the City adopted a comprehensive Sustainable City Plan. In 2014, the City installed the first first City-owned solar project on the Terrace Avenue Pavilion. And late last year, engineers completed construction of a 500-kilowatt (kW) solar array on the roof of the City's Municipal Operations Center. MG&E made the energy produced by this array available to customers through a pilot project called Shared Solar, in which utility customers purchased shares of locally generated solar power.
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Thursday June 29

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Thursday July 6
3DS Club (All ages)Thursdays: June 1, July 6, August 3, 6:30-8:30pmMack Reading Room (Main Level)Bring your 3DS and games for the group to share!
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Wednesday July 12
Celebrated rural historian and environmental writer Jerry Apps returns to the Middleton Public Library, this time with his daughter, Susan Apps-Bodilly, to discuss their newest book, Old Farm Country Cookbook: Recipes, Menus, and Memories Inspired by dishes made by his mother, Eleanor, and featuring recipes found in her well-worn recipe box, Jerry and his daughter, Susan, take us on a culinary tour of life on the farm during the Depression and World War II. Seasoned with personal stories, menus, and family photos, Old Farm Country Cookbook recalls a time when electricity had not yet found its way to the farm, when making sauerkraut was a family endeavor, and when homemade ice cream tasted better than anything you could buy at the store. Preparing food from scratch was just the way things were done, and people knew what was in their food and where it came from. Delicious meals were at the center of every family and social affair, whether it be a threshing-day dinner with all the neighbors, the end-of-school-year picnic, or just a hearty supper after chores were done. As Jerry writes, "For me food will always be associated with times of good eating, storytelling, laughter, and good-hearted fun." Copies of Jerry's books will be available for purchase courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The evening will conclude with a book signing. Registration is encouraged for this event. Register online using the link above or email info@midlibrary.org
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Tuesday July 18
Part of the Library's Moneysmart Middleton series. This class will cover the basic decisions of estate planning as it relates to your retirement, investments, financial planning, and your desired legacy. The course is appropriate for everyone concerned with what will happen to their money once they are gone or die unexpectedly, as well as those who have family members with special needs. We will discuss the importance of wills and trusts and how to avoid making common mistakes in relation to your money. Resources for further information will also be available. Presented by Laurie Ellis-McLeod, an independent financial advisor specializing in estate planning, long-term investment strategies, and planning for long-term care. A former instructor at UW-Madison, Laurie holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Delaware.
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Wednesday July 19
Part of the Library's Moneysmart Middleton series. Financial advisers provide a great service in helping people reach their financial goals. However not all advisers are the same, and not all of them always have the client’s best interest in mind. This presentation will provide participants with some knowledge on what to look for when selecting an adviser; some basic questions they can ask to ensure the adviser is adding value for them; some research-based evidence on how financial advisers perform; and some simple finance advice that could help some participants manage their own finances and/or save on advising fees. Dr. Arjan Premti is an Assistant Professor of Finance at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. After graduating from Menomonee Falls High School, he went on to study Finance, earning a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree, and a Ph.D., all in Finance. Arjan came to the U.S. alone at the age of 17, speaking broken English, and had only $1,000 with him. The financial knowledge he gained through his education and personal experiences helped him conmplete 10 years of university education and manage to graduate with $0 in debt. Given his experience, he is passionate about helping others reach their financial goals, and commonly shares financial planning advice with his students and his friends. Arjan currently teaches courses related to Banking, Financial Markets, International Finance, and Capital Budgeting. His research has been published in several journals, including The Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Review, International Review of Financial Analysis, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance.
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Wednesday July 19
Those interested in joining the group should contact Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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Thursday July 20
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
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Tuesday July 25
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 July 25
Part of the Library's Moneysmart Middleton series. Whether you're just starting out with a young family or approaching retirement age, planning for your future financial security doesn't have to be hard. Join us for this free seminar where you’ll take a look at the past as you plan your financial future. You'll receive a detailed workbook that will focus on your needs and provide an important step toward a financially secure future, no matter where you’re starting from. Topics will include retirement planning, property protection, income protection, education funding, being prepared for health issues and creating a tangible financial plan. Presented by Katie Myers of Country Financial.
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Wednesday July 26
Join us for step-by-step instructions on how to download free library eBooks and audio books on your tablet. We’ll show you how to download the NEW Libby app, navigate, search for books, and download them to your device. Users of any tablet are welcome.
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Thursday July 27
Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St, Middleton) to discuss Paul Beatty's The Sellout, winner of the Man Booker Prize. All adults are welcome. “The first 100 pages of [Paul Beatty's] new novel, The Sellout, are the most caustic and the most badass first 100 pages of an American novel I've read in at least a decade. I gave up underlining the killer bits because my arm began to hurt . . . [They] read like the most concussive monologues and interviews of Chris Rock, Richard Pryor and Dave Chappelle wrapped in a satirical yet surprisingly delicate literary and historical sensibility . . . The jokes come up through your spleen . . . The riffs don't stop coming in this landmark and deeply aware comic novel . . . [It] puts you down in a place that's miles from where it picked you up.” ―Dwight Garner, The New York Times
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