SPECIAL EVENTS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES Some programs require pre-registration. To register for these free programs, use the online link in the program description below, or call 608-827-7402, email info@midlibrary.org, or stop by at the library's upper level Help Desk.

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2017 Mar-May Events Brochure (pdf)
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2017 Summer Events (pdf)
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Saturday June 24   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

“Krafty” Kids: Under the Sea (All ages) Saturday, June 24, 2:30-3:30pm Choose from a fun variety of ocean-inspired crafts!


Monday June 26   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Make-it-Mondays: Strawbees Structures (All ages) Monday, June 26, 12:30-2pm Using special connectors and straws, kids can explore and create super-cool structures. Build up and break down as many projects as you like. Everyone will get to take one small project home. Registration is required for planning purposes.


Tuesday June 27   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Little om BIG OM: Yoga for ‘Tweens (Grades 3-6) Tuesdays: June 13, 20 & 27, 1pm Whether you’re trying yoga for the first time or are a seasoned yogi, this three-week session is just right for you! Registration is required for each week – space is limited.


Tuesday June 27   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Get a library card! Choose a book! We’ll also bring hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, lots of freebies for kids, and surprise activities for you to try out (while supplies last). Library Splash Pad visits will take place on: Tuesdays: June 13 & June 27, 1-3pm Fridays: July 14 & July 28, 9:30-11:30am The Splash Pad is a free, outdoor sprinkler park located in Middleton at Lakeview Park, 6300 Mendota Avenue & Allen Boulevard. Lots of free Parking available! When weather's good, find us between the Splash Pad and the American Girl Playground. For questionable weather, find us under the pavilion near the restrooms. For stormy weather, event will be cancelled.


Tuesday June 27   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Intro to Photoshop: explore the basics and start learning the work space with some quick projects. Please register to join us in the lower level computer lab.


Wednesday June 28   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Book Bunch & Lunch: The BFG (Grades K-5) Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm June 21 - July 26 Bring a sack lunch to eat while we read from a classic tale of imagination and adventure, The BFG by Roald Dahl. After lunch, we’ll do crafts and activities. At our final meeting, we’ll watch, The BFG: the movie! Registration is appreciated, but not required.


Wednesday June 28   
 
We’re giving away free books this summer! Amy Perry, the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library and Ann O'Rourke, the Librarian at Sauk Trail Elementary School are visiting the Springtree Apartments the fourth Wednesday in June and July. All Middleton students in grades K-4 are invited to stop by to choose some free books to keep. Find a new favorite book! Sign up for Summer Reading! Create chalk art! Hula hoop for as long as humanly possible! Visit us on: Wednesday, June 28th from 1-2:30pm Wednesday, July 26th from 5:30-7pm Springtree Apartments is located at 2615 Amherst Road in Middleton, between Pheasant Lane & Century Avenue. Looks for us in the courtyard! Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402. Keep reading over the long summer break!


Friday June 30   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

The Ribbles Build a Residence (All ages) Friday, June 30, 2pm By playing interactive games and discovering basic building techniques, you will help draw a ground plan while Thia Tweet the bird architect and Gerry the Ant Contractor assist the Ribbles in building a new home for a better world!


Wednesday July 5   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Book Bunch & Lunch: The BFG (Grades K-5) Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm June 21 - July 26 Bring a sack lunch to eat while we read from a classic tale of imagination and adventure, The BFG by Roald Dahl. After lunch, we’ll do crafts and activities. At our final meeting, we’ll watch, The BFG: the movie! Registration is appreciated, but not required.


Thursday July 6   
 
In the Mack Reading Room

3DS Club (All ages) Thursdays: June 1, July 6, August 3, 6:30-8:30pm Mack Reading Room (Main Level) Bring your 3DS and games for the group to share!


Friday July 7   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Ed-ZOO-Cation: A Visit from the Henry Vilas Zoo (All ages are welcome; recommended for Grades 2-6) Friday, July 7, 2pm Learn amazing new facts and take a closer look at some of the animals from the Henry Vilas Zoo.


Monday July 10   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Intro to Coding: Sphero programming, coding apps, exploring careers in coding. Ages 8-15. Please register to join us in the lower level computer lab.


Monday July 10   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Duke Otherwise in Concert (All ages) Monday, July 10, 6pm Duke Otherwise, a playful wordsmith, spirited performer, skilled guitarist and captivating tap-dancer, sings his hilarious and imaginative songs! Visit http://www.dukeotherwise.com to learn more.


Tuesday July 11   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Learning Scratch & Kodu: explore game creation. Ages 8-15. Please register to join us in the lower level computer lab.


Tuesday July 11   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

3 Week Poetry & Performance Class (Grades 3-6) Tuesdays, July 11, 18 & 25, 1:30-3pm Discover your unique and powerful voice by writing and performing poetry! Learn about famous poets, express your thoughts and feelings through the written and spoken word, and create a book of poems to take home. Registration is required – space is limited. Sign up for each week.


Tuesday July 11   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Photoshop Animal Mashups: Build on some Photoshop basics to create animal mash-ups and much more! Please register to join us in the lower level computer lab.


Wednesday July 12   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Intro to Python: explore coding language. Ages 8-15. Please register to join us in the lower level computer lab.


Wednesday July 12   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Book Bunch & Lunch: The BFG (Grades K-5) Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm June 21 - July 26 Bring a sack lunch to eat while we read from a classic tale of imagination and adventure, The BFG by Roald Dahl. After lunch, we’ll do crafts and activities. At our final meeting, we’ll watch, The BFG: the movie! Registration is appreciated, but not required.


Thursday July 13   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Writing Code in Python Ages 8-15. Please register to join us in the lower level computer lab.


Thursday July 13   
 
KEEP READING OVER THE LONG SUMMER BREAK! Visit staff from the Middleton Public Library, Deb Dagitz from Elm Lawn Elementary School, Laura Allord from Northside Elementary School, and Nanci Marshall from Kromrey Middle School at Parkside Heights Park the second Thursday in July and August when we give away free books to Middleton students. Find a new favorite book! Sign up for Summer Reading! Create chalk art! Hula hoop for as long as humanly possible! Thursday, July 13th from 1-2:30pm Thursday, August 10th from 1-2:30pm Parkside Heights Park is located at 3201 Northbrook Drive in Middleton, just off Donna Drive, two blocks from Kromrey Middle School. All Middleton area students in grades K-12 are invited to stop by to choose some free books and to have fun in the park! Lots of street parking available. (Weather permitting.) For more information, please contact the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Friday July 14   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Get a library card! Choose a book! We’ll also bring hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, lots of freebies for kids, and surprise activities for you to try out (while supplies last). Library Splash Pad visits will take place on: Tuesdays: June 13 & June 27, 1-3pm Fridays: July 14 & July 28, 9:30-11:30am The Splash Pad is a free, outdoor sprinkler park located in Middleton at Lakeview Park, 6300 Mendota Avenue & Allen Boulevard. Lots of free Parking available! When weather's good, find us between the Splash Pad and the American Girl Playground. For questionable weather, find us under the pavilion near the restrooms. For stormy weather, event will be cancelled.


Friday July 14   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Going Forward with Python Ages 8-15. Please register to join us in the lower level computer lab.


Friday July 14   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Jeopardy! (Grades 3-6) Friday, July 14, 2pm Knowing the answer is easy. But do you know the question? Form teams and compete in the classic gameshow – just like on TV! Registration is required.


Saturday July 15   Registration Required
 
In the Storytime Room

Dogs on Call: Read with Me (All ages) Saturday, July 15, 2:30-4:00pm Read with a trained therapy dog or cat at the library! Bring a favorite book from home, or choose one at the library. All ages are welcome; sign up for a 15-minute time slot by calling (608) 827-7402.


Monday July 17   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Great Scott! Character Construction Magic Show Monday, July 17, 6pm (All ages) Laugh & be inspired by Scott’s positive messages and amazing magic tricks!


Tuesday July 18   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

3 Week Poetry & Performance Class (Grades 3-6) Tuesdays, July 11, 18 & 25, 1:30-3pm Discover your unique and powerful voice by writing and performing poetry! Learn about famous poets, express your thoughts and feelings through the written and spoken word, and create a book of poems to take home. Registration is required – space is limited. Sign up for each week.


Tuesday July 18   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Photoshop and Your Imagination: Create a world like no other using Photoshop basics. Please register to join us in the lower level computer lab.


Wednesday July 19   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Book Bunch & Lunch: The BFG (Grades K-5) Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00pm June 21 - July 26 Bring a sack lunch to eat while we read from a classic tale of imagination and adventure, The BFG by Roald Dahl. After lunch, we’ll do crafts and activities. At our final meeting, we’ll watch, The BFG: the movie! Registration is appreciated, but not required.


Monday July 24   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Make-it-Mondays: Rock Structures (All ages) Monday, July 24, 12:30-2pm What will you build using rocks and mortar? A house? A tower? A walled-in garden? Let your imagination run wild! Drop-in anytime but allow 30-45min to complete your project. Registration is required for planning purposes.


Tuesday July 25   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

3 Week Poetry & Performance Class (Grades 3-6) Tuesdays, July 11, 18 & 25, 1:30-3pm Discover your unique and powerful voice by writing and performing poetry! Learn about famous poets, express your thoughts and feelings through the written and spoken word, and create a book of poems to take home. Registration is required – space is limited. Sign up for each week.


Tuesday July 25   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Music Video Creation: green screen, music creation, and video editing! Please register to join us in the lower level computer lab.


Wednesday July 26   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Book Bunch & Lunch (Grades K-5) This is our final meeting! Bring your lunch as usual, but we'll be watching the 2016 movie - Th BFG (rated PG).


Wednesday July 26   
 
We’re giving away free books this summer! Amy Perry, the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library and Ann O'Rourke, the Librarian at Sauk Trail Elementary School are visiting the Springtree Apartments the fourth Wednesday in June and July. All Middleton students in grades K-4 are invited to stop by to choose some free books to keep. Find a new favorite book! Sign up for Summer Reading! Create chalk art! Hula hoop for as long as humanly possible! Visit us on: Wednesday, June 28th from 1-2:30pm Wednesday, July 26th from 5:30-7pm Springtree Apartments is located at 2615 Amherst Road in Middleton, between Pheasant Lane & Century Avenue. Looks for us in the courtyard! Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402. Keep reading over the long summer break!


Friday July 28   
 
Cool off this summer by visiting the Middleton Public Library at the Splash Pad. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program! Get a library card! Choose a book! We’ll also bring hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, lots of freebies for kids, and surprise activities for you to try out (while supplies last). Library Splash Pad visits will take place on: Tuesdays: June 13 & June 27, 1-3pm Fridays: July 14 & July 28, 9:30-11:30am The Splash Pad is a free, outdoor sprinkler park located in Middleton at Lakeview Park, 6300 Mendota Avenue & Allen Boulevard. Lots of free Parking available! When weather's good, find us between the Splash Pad and the American Girl Playground. For questionable weather, find us under the pavilion near the restrooms. For stormy weather, event will be cancelled.


Friday July 28   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Bug Out! Insects Up Close (Grades 2-6; all ages welcome) Friday, July 28, 2pm The University of Wisconsin’s Department of Entomology is visiting the library! You’ll learn amazing new facts about insects and have the chance to view (and hold!) a variety of bugs.


Saturday July 29   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

“Krafty” Kids: CRAFT-O-RAMA! (All ages) Saturday, July 29, 2:30-3:30pm We’re cleaning out the craft closet! There’ll be a lot of fun projects to choose from.




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