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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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Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Outreach-Slide @ Springtree 2018

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach: 4k Celebration

Outreach: 4k Celebration

Outreach: 4k Celebration

Outreach-KEVA Day with Dad

Outreach-KEVA Day with Dad

Outreach-KEVA Day with Dad

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Read With a Cop at YMCA Sauk Trail

Read With a Cop at YMCA Sauk Trail

Outreach @ YMCA Northside

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-Summer Youth Center

Outreach-Summer Youth Center

Outreach - Nanny Day Training

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Slide Into a Good Book Springtree

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach-Kids' Day Event 2016

Outreach: Day of Caring

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach: Poolalooza!

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach - Voss Haus

Outreach - Teen Pool Night

Outreach-Splash Pad

Outreach Visit-Youth Center

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach

Outreach

Outreach

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Promote Early Literacy
  • Reach Non-Users and Underserved
  • Connect With Schools and Afterschool Sites
  • Attend Special Events
  • Collaborate with Community Groups,
       Businesses, and Other City Departments

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UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS



TODAY   
 
We’re giving away free books this summer at Springtree Apartments (located at Maywood Avenue & Amherst Road in Middleton.) See below for directions. Visit the Middleton Public Library Outreach Librarian and Sauk Trail Elementary School Librarian at Springtree Apartments on July 18 from 5:30-7pm to choose some free books to keep! All Middleton students in grades K-4 are invited. DIRECTIONS: If coming from Sauk Trail Elementary on Branch Street, at stop sign make a right onto Maywood Avenue from Branch Street and go .2 miles. Look for us at the playground, which is on the left just past Amherst Road and in the middle of a cluster of apartments. If coming from Allen Boulevard, go .1 miles towards 6300 Maywood Avenue and the playground is on the right in the middle of a cluster of apartments. Plenty of street parking available on Maywood Avenue! For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Thursday July 19   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St.) to discuss Zadie Smith's first novel, "White Teeth." Copies of the book are available at the library's reference desk. All adults are welcome! Zadie Smith’s dazzling debut caught critics grasping for comparisons and deciding on everyone from Charles Dickens to Salman Rushdie to John Irving and Martin Amis. But the truth is that Zadie Smith’s voice is remarkably, fluently, and altogether wonderfully her own. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. At the center of this invigorating novel are two unlikely friends, Archie Jones and Samad Iqbal. Hapless veterans of World War II, Archie and Samad and their families become agents of England’s irrevocable transformation. A second marriage to Clara Bowden, a beautiful, albeit tooth-challenged, Jamaican half his age, quite literally gives Archie a second lease on life, and produces Irie, a knowing child whose personality doesn’t quite match her name (Jamaican for “no problem”). Samad’s late-in-life arranged marriage (he had to wait for his bride to be born), produces twin sons whose separate paths confound Iqbal’s every effort to direct them, and a renewed, if selective, submission to his Islamic faith. Set against London’ s racial and cultural tapestry, venturing across the former empire and into the past as it barrels toward the future, White Teeth revels in the ecstatic hodgepodge of modern life, flirting with disaster, confounding expectations, and embracing the comedy of daily existence. (Amazon.com)


Thursday July 26   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad in Lakeview Park! (6300 Mendota Ave. & Allen Blvd) Sign up for Summer Reading, get a library card, or choose a free book. We will bring hula-hoops, sidewalk chalk, and a surprise craft activity (while supplies last). The Splash Pad is a free, outdoor sprinkler park in Lakeview Park in Middleton. Look for us under the large pavilion or near the Splash Pad. (Weather permitting.)


Wednesday August 1   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at this year's National Night Out annual event at Lakeview Park from 5:30-7:30pm. We'll bring a lot of books about first responders, emergency vehicles, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, and more! Don't forget to bring your library card. Other activities include: • Free Food and Beverages! • Police Cars • Med Flight and DEA Helicopters • Police K-9 • Madison PD Mounted Patrol • Police Motorcycle • Middleton Fire Department • Middleton EMS Look for the library by the playground nearest the tennis courts. See you there!


Wednesday August 8   
 
We’re giving away free books this summer! Visit staff from the Middleton Public Library, Elm Lawn Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, and Kromrey Middle School at Parkside Heights Park on August 8 from 1-2:30pm to choose free books to keep and to play in the park! All Middleton students in grades K-12 are invited! Parkside Heights Park is located at 3201 Northbrook Drive in Middleton, just off Donna Drive, two blocks from Kromrey Middle School. Plenty of street parking available! For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Thursday August 9   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series held a the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, August 9 between 8-1pm for the third event in the Greenway Station Playdate Series! Once a month (June through October), the Greenway Station Playdate Series will host different partners who will provide a variety of free activities for kids. Make sure to visit the Middleton Public Library at Greenway Station on August 9, and again on September 13 from 8-1pm for book checkout (and some free ones too), outdoor toys to play with, and simple crafts to try. Other Greenway partners will provide lots of fun free offerings too. For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com. Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. Plenty of free parking available! Weather permitting.


Thursday August 23   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at the Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center (2400 Park Lawn Place in Middleton) for Teen Pool Night! Teens 10-14 years old will have full use of the pool at this annual event hosted by the Middleton Recreation Department. The library will bring lots of free books to choose from (and keep!), plus when you're not splashing around in the pool, enjoy some yummmy food specials, a bean bag tournament, music, plus many more activities! PLEASE NOTE: Admission is $3. This event is ONLY for teens and the pool will be closed to all others. Visit http://www.ci.middleton.wi.us/170/Aquatic-Center for more information about event location, admission fees, and event times.


Thursday September 13   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series held a the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 13 between 8-1pm for the fourth event in the Greenway Station Playdate Series! Once a month (June through October), the Greenway Station Playdate Series will host different partners who will provide a variety of free activities for kids. Make sure to visit the Middleton Public Library at Greenway Station on September 13 from 8-1pm for book checkout (and some free ones too), outdoor toys to play with, and simple crafts to try. Other Greenway partners will provide lots of fun free offerings too. Mark your calendar for the final event in the Greenway Station Playdate Series on Thursday, October 4 which will have the Middleton Public Library host a storytime at 10am with a craft activity plus free gourds for each child to decorate beforehand!(while supplies last) For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com. Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. Plenty of free parking available! Weather permitting.


Thursday September 20   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St.) to discuss Kelly Link's "Get In Trouble: Stories." Copies of the book are available at the library's reference desk. All adults are welcome! She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In “The Summer People,” a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In “I Can See Right Through You,” a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost- hunting reality show. In “The New Boyfriend,” a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life- size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty— and the hidden strengths—of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. (Amazon.com)


Thursday October 4   
 
The Middleton Public Library is excited to return to the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, October 5 from 8-1pm for the final event in the Greenway Station Playdate Series! You won’t want to miss the craft activities, storytime, Library Princess meet and greet, outdoor games, children’s books to borrow, the majestic pumpkin tower, plus all of the yummy things the farmers are selling at the market. This final Greenway Station Playdate starts at 8am and the first 400 kids to attend will receive a free cookie and mini gourd to decorate at the library’s booth area. We’ll have lots of stickers and markers kids can use to create their own unique gourd. We can’t wait to see your creations! We’ll also bring hula hoops, zoom sliders, hopscotch, stacking cones, and other outdoor games for kids to explore. Then at 10am, Miss Lori will lead an interactive story storytime followed by a craft activity! Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on during storytime. Stick around until 11am to meet our Library Princess. Take a photo with her if you like or tell her about your favorite book. We’ll even have some princess and fall themed books available for checkout…don’t forget to bring your library card! Library staff, volunteers, and the Library Princess can’t wait to attend the final Greenway Station Playdate on Thursday October 5th from 8-1pm. We hope to see you there! This event takes place outdoors. Event will be cancelled for severe weather. Plenty of free onsite parking available. For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com.


Thursday November 29   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St.) to discuss Naomi Alderman's novel, "The Power." Copies of the book are available at the library's reference desk. All adult are welcome! What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power? In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways. (Amazon.com)