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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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TONIGHT
Those interested in joining the group should contact Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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Thursday October 19
Traveling from California to New Hampshire, and parts in between, a man asks people about the major issues of the day, offering an intimate portrait of America as ahead of the historic 2016 presidential election. This feature-length documentary is an official selection of the Oneota, Twin Cities Film Fest and River’s Edge International Film festivals. Filmmaker Marc Kornblatt will lead a Q&A after the film.
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Sunday October 22
Drop by Study Room A for a one on one, thirty minute tech help session on the topic of your choice!
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Tuesday October 24
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 October 24
In this second class we continue true basics for Mac. We will be looking at essential applications like Safari, Mail, Messages, Calendar, and more.Note: The software version used in this class will be Sierra. Mac Basics Part I is recommended before taking this class.
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Thursday October 26
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
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Saturday October 28
Huma Siddiqui returns to the library to prepare that most popular of Pakistani/Indian appetizers: the samosa! A samosa is a deep-fried pastry filled with spicy potatoes popular in Indian/Pakistani and Middle Eastern cuisine.Also on the menu: Cholay (Garbanzo beans in a flavorful tomato sauce with cilantro and Garam Masala) and Raita (a yogurt sauce with whole cumin and cilantro.) Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required for this event. Beginning Monday, September 18th, at 9 AM you may register using the link above or by emailing info@midlibrary.org Huma Siddiqui is a mother, accountant, entrepreneur, author, cooking instructor, and former host of ‘White Jasmine Everyday Cooking’ a weekly cooking show on TVW- Ch 14 in Madison, WI.Huma has a passion for cooking great food and bringing family and friends together. She is the author of ‘Jasmine in Her Hair: Culture and Cuisine from Pakistan’ and the president and founder of White Jasmine, a family business based in Mount Horeb that offers gourmet Pakistani-Indian spice blends. For recipes and more, visit www.whitejasmine.com.
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Thursday November 2
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 November 2
John Dunne from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison will speak about their interdisciplinary approach to the study of mindfulness in a lecture entitled "Awareness without Fixation: the Benefits of Mindfulness in Everyday Life." John Dunne is the Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities at UW-Madison’s Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. He also holds a co-appointment in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature. His work focuses on Buddhist philosophy and contemplative practice, especially in dialog with Cognitive Science and Psychology. His publications appear in venues ranging across both the Humanities and the Sciences, and they include works on Buddhist philosophy, contemplative practice and their interpretation within scientific contexts.   The final lecture of 2017 in our 'Scholar'd for Life' series. More details to come!
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Tuesday November 7
We will be learning how to sign up for a flicker account, navigate the website, upload photos, save them, and how to share them with friends and family. Managing your digital photos can be tedious, this is just one website that can help you out!
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Wednesday November 8
Kathleen Ernst returns to the Middleton Public Library to discuss her latest Chloe Ellefson mystery, Mining for Justice, the eighth in the series, set at the historic Pendarvis site in Mineral Point, WI. Kathleen's books will be available for purchase at the event, and the evening will conclude with a book-signing. From the publisher's description of Mining for Justice: "Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin’s early Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of an old Cornish cottage, Chloe reluctantly agrees to mine the historical record for answers. She soon finds herself in the center of a heated and deadly controversy that threatens to close Pendarvis. While struggling to help the historic site, Chloe must unearth dark secrets, past and present . . . before a killer comes to bury her." Kathleen Ernst is an award-winning and bestselling author, educator, and social historian. She has published over thirty novels and two nonfiction books. Her books for young readers include the Caroline Abbott series for American Girl. Honors for her children's mysteries include Edgar and Agatha Award nominations. Kathleen worked as an Interpreter and Curator of Interpretation and Collections at Old World Wisconsin, and her time at the historic site served as inspiration for the Chloe Ellefson mysteries. The Heirloom Murders won the Anne Powers Fiction Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, and The Light Keeper's Legacy won the Lovey Award for Best Traditional Mystery from Love Is Murder. Ernst served as project director/scriptwriter for several instructional television series, one of which earned her an Emmy Award. She lives in Middleton, Wisconsin. For more information, visit her online at KathleenErnst.com.
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Thursday November 9
What do you do with all those recipes that you’ve printed, cut out, or copied? Are they crumpled in a ball or tucked away in a cluttered folder? Come and craft with us and let’s organize them into a recipe scrapbook for you or your loved ones. Ages 16 and over. Space is limited so registration is required. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Middleton Public Library. Registration for this event will start on Oct. 12th.
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Wednesday November 15
Those interested in joining the group should contact Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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Sunday November 19
"Living well with Dementia" is a free community event for patients, caregivers, and advocates held at the Middleton Performing Arts Center (2100 Bristol St. in Middleton) from 12pm to 5:30pm. Highlights include 4 panel discussions throughout the afternoon and a keynote address at 12:30 by Susan H. McFadden, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Psychology at UW-Oshkosh, and founder of the Fox Valley Memory Project. Additionally, a resource fair will be held in the lobby of the PAC featuring advocates, attorneys, and care communities and community organizations, as well as representatives from the Aging & Disability Resource Center, the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, and the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/dementia-friendly-middleton
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Monday November 20
Join us as we explore Gmail and other applications Google has to offer, such as: Google Drive, Google Calendar, and more! You are welcome to bring your tablets, and laptops if you have them.
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Tuesday November 28
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 November 28
Join us for our 3rd annual Wisconsin Film Festival Pop-up Screening sponsored by Beyond the Page! This year, we'll be screening the 2016 French film Things to Come (L'avenir), in which a passionate middle-aged philosophy professor (Isabelle Huppert) rethinks her already much-examined life after an unforeseen divorce. The film played to sold out audiences at the 2017 Wisconsin Film Fest earlier this year. Drinks, popcorn, and movie concessions will be provided! This special screening is made possible by a grant from Beyond the Page, an endowment funding humanities programs at Dane County public libraries. More information at www.beyondthepage.info Registration is appreciated for this event. Register online using the link above or email the reference desk at info@midlibrary.org Rated PG-13. Runtime: 102 min.
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Wednesday November 29
In recognition of the centennial anniversary of America's entry into The First World War, the Library is pleased to welcome author, historian, and archivist Richard L. Pifer to discuss his new book, The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism, and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis. Often called "The War to End All Wars" or "The Great War," World War I was the first "total war" of the twentieth century, a war so large that it engaged virtually the entire world. This book captures the American homefront experience through a Wisconsin lens: the political debates over war policy, the worry over loved ones fighting overseas, the countless everyday sacrifices, and the impact of a wartime hysteria that drove dissent underground. The book also includes letters and accounts from soldiers fighting the war from Wisconsin's famed 32nd Division. Richard L. Pifer retired in 2015 from his position as Director of Reference and Public Services for the Wisconsin Historical Society's Library-Archives Division. He received a PhD in American history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His historical research was focused on homefront history in Wisconsin during the First and Second World Wars. Dr. Pifer is also the author of City at War: Milwaukee During World War II. Copies of the book will be available for purchase courtesy of the publisher, Wisconsin Historical Society Press. The evening will conclude with a Q&A and book signing. Registration is appreciated: Online using the link above or by email at info@midlibrary.org
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Thursday November 30
A Man Called Ove by Fredrick Backman
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Thursday November 30
Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St, Middleton) to discuss Daniel Kahneman's "Thinking, Fast and Slow." All adults are welcome. Amazon Best Books of the Month, November 2011: Drawing on decades of research in psychology that resulted in a Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, Daniel Kahneman takes readers on an exploration of what influences thought example by example, sometimes with unlikely word pairs like "vomit and banana." System 1 and System 2, the fast and slow types of thinking, become characters that illustrate the psychology behind things we think we understand but really don't, such as intuition. Kahneman's transparent and careful treatment of his subject has the potential to change how we think, not just about thinking, but about how we live our lives. Thinking, Fast and Slow gives deep--and sometimes frightening--insight about what goes on inside our heads: the psychological basis for reactions, judgments, recognition, choices, conclusions, and much more. -JoVon Sotak
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