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 608-827-7401, 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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TONIGHT   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore, create, and collaborate in MinecraftEdu. Ages 8-15. The Middleton Public Library Media Maker Lab is a hands-on, mentor-led 21st century technology learning environment for youth. Please register to join us for a variety of events in the lower level computer lab.


Sunday March 26   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Chess Club (All ages) Sunday, March 26, 1:30-3:30pm Sunday, April 23, 1:30-3:30pm Sunday, May 7, 1:30-3:30pm Chess lessons will begin at 1:30pm followed by open play. All ages and skill levels are welcome.


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

Make-it-Monday: String Art (Grades K-5) Monday, March 27, 1:00-2:30pm Create your String Art Masterpiece using a corkboard tile, pins and colored string. Drop in anytime but allow at least 30min to complete the project. Registration is required - space is limited.


Wednesday March 29   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Books & Cooks (Grades 3-6) Put on your chef’s hat and grab your books! Every month we’ll make a new recipe, then chow down while we talk about books. Read one or more of the suggested books prior to the meeting or choose your own. Registration is required - space is limited. Special Lunch Edition: Wed, Mar 29, 12-1pm: Theme: Games & Gamers – Recipe: Tex-Mex Pinwheels Memory Wall by Lev AC Rosen Insert Coin to Continue by John David Anderson Slacker by Gordon Korman Monday, April 24, 6-7pm: Theme: Poetry Slam! - Recipe: Pumpkin cheesecake Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein Unbound: A Novel in Verse by Ann E. Burg Any Poetry or Novel-in-Verse Book of Your Choice. Monday, May 15, 6-7pm: Theme: Favorite-Book-Ever! - Recipe: Cake-in-a-Mug Bring the best book you’ve ever read with you to share with the group. It can be absolutely anything from picture books to epic sagas. We’ll create our summer reading list from your suggestions!


Saturday April 1   Sign-up Required
 
In the Storytime Room

Dogs on Call: Read with Me (All ages) Saturday, April 1, 2:30-4:00pm Saturday, May 6, 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.


Tuesday April 4   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Have fun with a rotating showcase of new technologies! Topics include: Video Editing Green Screen WeVideo Adding music, pics, transitions Photo-editing Making yourself into a cartoon GIFs Selection Tools Animal Mash-ups Movie posters Programming App Inventor - Create your own app! Code Combat Scratch Sphero Robots Web Design Creating a website with Google Sites HTML 3D Modeling Creating pieces to a marble run Game Design Sploder Scratch Ages 8-15. The Middleton Public Library Media Maker Lab is a hands-on, mentor- led 21st century technology learning environment for youth. Please register to join us for a variety of events in the lower level computer lab.


Thursday April 6   Sign-up Required
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore, create, and collaborate in MinecraftEdu. Ages 8-15. The Middleton Public Library Media Maker Lab is a hands-on, mentor-led 21st century technology learning environment for youth. Please register to join us for a variety of events in the lower level computer lab.


Thursday April 6   
 
In the Mack Reading Room

Bring your 3DS and games for the group to share!


Friday April 7   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Chapter Book Champions Club (Grades K-3) Whether you are just starting to read chapter books or have already mastered reading chapter books on your own, this book club is for you! Each month we’ll discuss our favorite books and do a project, experiment or activity based on a particular theme. Registration is required. Friday, April 7, 3:30-4:15pm Theme: More Mo! Read any book written by Mo Willems, author of the Pigeon books, the Elephant & Piggie series, Knuffle Bunny, and many more books! Bring the book with you to share with the group. Friday, May 12, 3:30-4:15pm Theme: May the Force be with You! Read any book set in the Star Wars world – stories or non- fiction. Bring the book with you to share with the group.


Monday April 10   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

little om BIG OM presents Yoga for young kids and families. Recommended for families and toddlers. Registration does fill up for this event every month, so please remember to cancel if you are unable to attend. Even the morning of the event is not too late for someone on the waiting list to fill your spot. Thank you all for your support and cooperation.


Monday April 10   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Pigeon Gets a Party! (All ages) Monday, April 10, 6-7pm Celebrate the 14th anniversary of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, the book that started it all. We’ll read some of our favorite Mo Willems stories, watch a few movie versions, and do some Pigeon-inspired projects.


Monday April 10   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Middleton Public Library transforms, 90 years in the making! Come help celebrate the Library’s birthday with cake and music!


Monday April 17   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Monday, April 17 @ 10:30am (For ages 2-5) Professionals from i9Sports will be here to teach us some introductory Soccer & Basketball Drills. Registration is appreciated so we know how many kids to prepare for.


Monday April 17   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Chia Creatures! (All ages) Monday, April 17, 6-7:30pm Celebrate Earth Day by creating your own little piece of green. Drop in anytime but allow 30 min to complete the project. Registration is required.


Tuesday April 18   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Have fun with a rotating showcase of new technologies! Topics include: Video Editing Green Screen WeVideo Adding music, pics, transitions Photo-editing Making yourself into a cartoon GIFs Selection Tools Animal Mash-ups Movie posters Programming App Inventor - Create your own app! Code Combat Scratch Sphero Robots Web Design Creating a website with Google Sites HTML 3D Modeling Creating pieces to a marble run Game Design Sploder Scratch Ages 8-15. The Middleton Public Library Media Maker Lab is a hands-on, mentor- led 21st century technology learning environment for youth. Please register to join us for a variety of events in the lower level computer lab.


Saturday April 22   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

“Krafty” Kids: Spring has Sprung (All ages) Saturday, April 22, 2:30-3:30pm Celebrate Spring! Choose from a variety of crafts, coloring sheets and sticker projects.


Sunday April 23   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Chess Club (All ages) Sunday, April 23, 1:30-3:30pm Sunday, May 7, 1:30-3:30pm Chess lessons will begin at 1:30pm followed by open play. All ages and skill levels are welcome.


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

Books & Cooks (Grades 3-6) Put on your chef’s hat and grab your books! Every month we’ll make a new recipe, then chow down while we talk about books. Read one or more of the suggested books prior to the meeting or choose your own. Registration is required - space is limited. Monday, April 24, 6-7pm - Theme: Poetry Slam! – Recipe: Pumpkin cheesecake Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein Unbound: A Novel in Verse by Ann E. Burg Any Poetry or Novel-in-Verse Book of Your Choice. Monday, May 15, 6-7pm - Theme: Favorite-Book-Ever! - Recipe: Cake-in-a-Mug Bring the best book you’ve ever read with you to share with the group. It can be absolutely anything from picture books to epic sagas. We’ll create our summer reading list from your suggestions!


Tuesday April 25   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Have fun with a rotating showcase of new technologies! Topics include: Video Editing Green Screen WeVideo Adding music, pics, transitions Photo-editing Making yourself into a cartoon GIFs Selection Tools Animal Mash-ups Movie posters Programming App Inventor - Create your own app! Code Combat Scratch Sphero Robots Web Design Creating a website with Google Sites HTML 3D Modeling Creating pieces to a marble run Game Design Sploder Scratch Ages 8-15. The Middleton Public Library Media Maker Lab is a hands-on, mentor- led 21st century technology learning environment for youth. Please register to join us for a variety of events in the lower level computer lab.


Thursday April 27   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore, create, and collaborate in MinecraftEdu. Ages 8-15. The Middleton Public Library Media Maker Lab is a hands-on, mentor-led 21st century technology learning environment for youth. Please register to join us for a variety of events in the lower level computer lab.




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