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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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Monday August 21
Join us outside to view the partial solar eclipse or watch live streaming of the Total Solar Eclipse on monitors in the library! Partial Solar Eclipse - local info:Begins at 11:50 amMaximum at 1:15 pm (85% of sun covered by moon)Ends at 2:37 pm Participants will receive a free pair of special protective solar eyeglasses (while supplies last). It is NOT SAFE to look directly at the sun during an eclipse without the proper protection. Regular sunglasses are not enough. Protect Your Eyes!Never look directly at the Sun, eclipsed or otherwise, without any protective eyewear. The Sun’s UV radiation can burn the retinas in the eyes leading to permanent damage or even blindness. The only way to safely watch a total solar eclipse is to wear protective eclipse glasses or to project an image of the eclipsed Sun using a pinhole projector.How to make a pinhole projector
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Tuesday August 22
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 August 22
Instagram is a popular photo-sharing social app and website. It is used in conjunction with smartphones. We will learn how to navigate it and use it to have some fun with photos. You are welcome to bring your phones along. *Please note you need a smartphone to sign up for the account.
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Wednesday August 23
This presentation covers the many benefits and challenges of living mindfully. Strategies and pathways for mindfully savoring life will be discussed. The practice of meditation also has many benefits and can assist with mindfulness. The presentation will include a discussion and experience of meditation. Presenter Robert McGrath, Psy D, ABPP is a licensed psychologist providing Mind/Body Wellness Services at University Health Services. Robert has expertise in health psychology, positive psychology, authentic happiness, mind/body wellness and stress management. This class is part of the Library's Wellness Wednesdays series.
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Wednesday August 30
Loving the part of your body that is giving you pain and slowing you down is the last thing most of us want to do. In this evening workshop, we will be drawing from discoveries in neuroscience made over the past 15 years that allow us to do just that. We'll learn the 3 most powerful principles for developing a great relationship with your back, improving your movement, and transitioning to a healing mindset. Andrea Carvin, OTR/L Occupational Therapist and Women’s Health & Leadership Coach is the owner of InnerSparks Rehab Gym and Spa. Her Radiant Health Programs help people especially women leaders who have chronic health challenges. Her work centers around teaching her clients how to create healing relationships and grow in the important business of living vibrant and fabulous lives. Her clients are from as far away as England, Mexico, Canada, Australia, the Caribbean and the USA. In her 33 years of experience, she has trained in energetic psychology, Reiki, Life Coaching, Group Facilitation, Z-Health Brain Based Personal Training, and most recently added Feminine Power Global Leadership to her vast list of certifications. This class is part of the Library's Wellness Wednesdays series.
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Thursday August 31
Last day to turn in completed reading logs for a chance to win great prizes in the Adult Summer Reading Program!
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Wednesday September 6
Microsoft Excel is a powerful tool that helps you create spreadsheets to keep track of all kinds of numerical data simply and easily. Class participants will learn how to make a simple spreadsheet, create formulas to automatically update data, and more.
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Thursday September 7
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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Thursday September 7
The Library is excited to welcome Wisconsin's newest Poet Laureate, Karla Huston, for a poetry reading and Q&A. More info coming soon!
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Friday September 8
For the second year in a row, the Library will feature live jazz as part of the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium's "Strollin' Middleton" event. The Jazz Consortium’s popular Strollin’ series features almost 8 hours of continuous and stylistically diverse live jazz at multiple venues, indoors and outdoors, in this downtown Middleton. Stroll from venue to venue to hear bands that you know and love and sample music from bands that are new to you, all with no cover charges. Scheduled to perform at the Library: Betsy Ezell Quartet - 6pm Panchromatic Steel Band - 7pm Rick Flowers and the Floroq Sound - 8pm Refreshments will be provided. No registration required--Drop by any time between 6 and 9 PM* *The Library normally closes at 6 PM on Fridays, but the main level will remain open for this special event. The lower level, including the computer lab and reference desk, will be inaccessible during this time.
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Wednesday September 13
Join us for a community workshop exploring the impact of living such "busy" lives on our overall well-being. Through a mixture of didactic learning and interactive activities, we will look at your values and passions and see how they align with your current lifestyle as well as think about ways to shift our lifestyle from one that is busy to intentional and fulfilling. Presenter Kyira Hauer is an artist, public speaker, mental health professional and community advocate. With a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, her mission is to use her education and experiences to inspire & empower people to express themselves freely, take the next steps in their journey to self-discovery & celebrate their inherent worth. She specializes in eating disorders, body image and self esteem work and infuses her own experiences and lessons learned in all she does as a way to join with her audience and remind them, even at different points of the process, we are all on this journey together. This class is part of the Library's Wellness Wednesdays series.
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Tuesday September 19
This course, designed for intermediate users, goes beyond the basics to help you get more utility and efficiency out of your Excel use. Participants will explore advanced formulas and multiple spreadsheets, and will learn to create visual representations of data by using charts and graphs.
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Wednesday September 20
Those interested in joining the group should contact Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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Wednesday September 20
“It is not necessary to be strong or flexible to do yoga. It is not even necessary to sit on the floor. In yoga we start where we are.” If you think you can't do yoga, please join us for an introduction to the basics using breath, posture, movement, and mindful transitions. We will begin seated in a chair and move into simple standing poses and will also suggest movements to use at home. Because we are each physically unique, modifications will be presented as well. Instructor Iris Mickey, RYT E-500, CYT (Certified Yoga Therapist) began her studies in Kripalu Hatha Yoga and is a teacher registered with Yoga Alliance since 2003. She has continued her education over the years in multiple trainings and in May 2015 she completed an advanced 2 year Essential Yoga Therapy program. Her passion is therapeutic yoga and meeting the student ‘right where they are’. Instructor Sue Carpenter, RYT 200, will be assisting and is a registered teacher with Yoga Alliance since 2014. Space is limited and registration is required for this class. register online using the link above starting July 15th. This class is part of the Library's Wellness Wednesdays series.
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Thursday September 21
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
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Thursday September 21
The 4th lecture in our year-long Scholar'd for Life series! Laura Albert, Assistant Dean at UW-Madison's School of Engineering, presents a lecture entitled "Advanced analytics for supporting public policy, bracketology, and beyond!" Professor Albert will talk about how engineers use math to solve problems and design better systems. She will provide an overview of her discipline of operations research and advanced analytics and will discuss its wide ranging applications, focusing on examples from her research that address problems in homeland security, emergency response, and bracketology. Laura Albert is an Assistant Dean in the School of Engineering and an expert in the fields of operations research and advanced analytics. Her research focuses on modeling and solving real-world discrete optimization problems with application to homeland security, disasters, emergency response, public services, and healthcare. She is also interested in sports analytics and bracketology and writes the blog "Punk Rock Operations Research" at punkrockor.com "Scholared for Life" is a lecture series presented by the Middleton Public Library in partnership with the UW Madison Speaker's Bureau. Taking the "Wisconsin Idea" as its starting point, this series aims to promote lifelong learning, intellectual curiosity, and engagement between academics and the community as a whole.
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Tuesday September 26
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 September 27
Interest rates fluctuate over time and these fluctuations can provide an opportunity for homeowners to refinance their mortgage. Additionally, homeowners of a certain age may chose to "reverse" their mortgage and use it as a source of income. This presentation takes an objective look at mortgage refinance and reverse mortgages with the goal of providing potential home buyers and current home owners with a better understanding of effective interest rate, mortgage basics, refinancing, and reverse mortgages. Presented by Mohammad Jafarinejad and Bakhtear Talukdar, Assistant Professors of Finance at UW-Whitewater. Dr. Mohammad Jafarinejad is an Assistant Professor of Finance at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. After earning his Bachelor’s degree in IT Engineering, Mohammad moved to the U.S. to pursue his Master’s, and eventually his Ph.D., in Finance. Mohammad currently teaches undergraduate and graduate course related to Financial Management, Investments and Banking. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals, including International Review of Financial Analysis, and Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. Dr. Bakhtear Talukdar is an Assistant Professor of Finance at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He teaches courses related to Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Business Valuation, and Security Analysis. His research interests are in the areas of Corporate Governance, Behavioral Finance, International Corporate Finance, Stock Market Volatility, and Implied Volatility (VIX). His research has been published in the peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Futures Markets, Journal of Finance and Accountancy, International Journal of Finance, and International Review of Economics & Finance.
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Thursday September 28
Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St, Middleton) to discuss The Girls by Emma Cline. All adults are welcome. “Spellbinding . . . A seductive and arresting coming-of-age story hinged on Charles Manson, told in sentences at times so finely wrought they could almost be worn as jewelry . . . [Emma] Cline gorgeously maps the topography of one loneliness-ravaged adolescent heart. She gives us the fictional truth of a girl chasing danger beyond her comprehension, in a Summer of Longing and Loss.” —The New York Times Book Review
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Friday September 29
Considering a new career but feeling overwhelmed and confused about how to get started? Are you looking for specific ideas and steps to take to get the career change process started? Wondering about what resources are available and how to use them effectively? This is the workshop for you! At this orientation workshop you will learn about: -the career planning process -local and online resources available to you -clarifying a path to a more fulfilling career -taking your career in a new direction Career Change 101 is facilitated by experienced, caring career counselors from UW-Madison's Adult Career and Special Student Services. We look forward to helping adults seeking a more fulfilling work life. Note: The focus of this workshop is not job-search related.
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