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Middleton Public Library
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Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org

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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Wednesday June 3
Read your favorite magazines on your tablet for free by using your library card! We have two databases available to Middleton Public Library cardholders. We will look at both and learn how to use them and search for your favorites. Bring your tablets to the class to follow along as we learn about RB Digital and Flipster.
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Thursday June 11
This talk will focus on the qualities characterizing a healthy mind such as optimism and mindfulness. Based on the latest research, Dr. Kesebir will share practical tips to learn to better manage our thoughts and emotions, so that we can become more resilient and live more fulfilled lives. *Please register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the event* Pelin Kesebir received her PhD in Social Psychology and Personality from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and currently works as a scientist at the Center for Healthy Minds at UW-Madison. She studies happiness and virtues, and the different ways in which we can cultivate our well-being skills.
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Tuesday June 16
Discussion on The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Zoom Meeting: Middleton Public Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Adult Book DiscussionTime: Jun 16, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada) Every month on the Third Tue, until Nov 17, 2020, 6 occurrence(s) Jun 16, 2020 10:00 AM Jul 21, 2020 10:00 AM Aug 18, 2020 10:00 AM Sep 15, 2020 10:00 AM Oct 20, 2020 10:00 AM Nov 17, 2020 10:00 AMPlease download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.Monthly: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/tZIpcOuurzkoHd3bltu3WR1uANTTvzHkwQXH/ics?icsToken=98tyKuGuqjwoHNWXsh6ORpwABo_Ca-7zmHpBgqcOnhPxFnNkUFLjF8x2BqRlONPH Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86472612279 Meeting ID: 864 7261 2279Password: 321572One tap mobile+13017158592,,86472612279# US (Germantown)+13126266799,,86472612279# US (Chicago) Dial by your location +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)Meeting ID: 864 7261 2279Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdQhtg8XWS
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Wednesday June 17
Join us for step-by-step instructions on how to download free library eBooks and audio books on your tablet. We’ll show you how to download the NEW Libby app, search for books, and download them to your device. Users of Android and Apple tablets welcome, the app is not yet available for Kindle Fire.
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Thursday June 18
What does a political scientist think about the 2020 presidential election? Professor Burden will offer an analysis of the Democratic presidential nomination and the November general election. The presentation will illuminate the ways that the current campaign reflects and deviates from previous election cycles and what factors are likely to drive the results in Wisconsin and across the country. *Please register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the event* Barry Burden is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Elections Research Center, and the Lyons Family Chair in Electoral Politics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Burden’s research and teaching focus on U.S. elections, public opinion, representation, and the U.S. Congress. His recent research has centered on aspects of election administration and voter participation. He has testified as an expert witness in several election law cases around the country. He is the author of Personal Roots of Representation, co-editor with Charles Stewart of The Measure of American Elections, co-author with David Kimball of Why Americans Split Their Tickets, and editor of Uncertainty in American Politics. Burden has published articles in journals such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly, and Election Law Journal.
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Thursday June 25
*Please register to receive the Zoom link via e-mail before the event* Dr. Christine Whelan is an author, professor and speaker. She’s the author of five books, most recently, The Big Picture: A Guide to Finding Your Purpose in Life (Templeton Press, 2016). As a Clinical Professor in the School of Human Ecology at UW-Madison, Dr. Whelan teaches classes on happiness and well-being, and directs the Money, Relationships and Equality Initiative. In her consulting and media outreach, Dr. Whelan is a nationally recognized thought leader who has worked with major healthcare companies, financial firms and universities to bring purpose and joy into the workplace. Dr. Whelan earned a masters and a doctorate from the University of Oxford, and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University. Professionally, her motto comes from Seneca: “Not for school but for life we learn,” so she’s been passionate about translating academic research for the broader public for more than 15 years, publishing in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times, and appearing on live TV and radio programs across the nation. For more, visit http://www.christinewhelan.com.
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Thursday July 9
The election of President Trump has led to the appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch and the abolition of the filibuster in the Senate for Supreme Court nominations. What will be the likely impact of that appointment on the development of constitutional doctrine, the politics of Supreme Court nominations, and the future of the Court? How many more picks is President Trump likely to get, and what might be the impact of their appointments going forward? Professor Howard Schweber received his PhD in Government from Cornell University and an MA in History from the University of Chicago after spending five years practicing law in Seattle and San Francisco. Schweber teaches courses focusing on constitutional law and legal and political theory. He is the author of “Democracy and Authenticity” (Cambridge, 2012), “The Language of Liberal Constitutionalism” (Cambridge, 2007), “The Creation of American Common Law”(Cambridge, 2004), and “Speech, Conduct, and the First Amendment” (Peter Lang, 2003) as well as articles, essays and book chapters on a variety of related topics. His current areas of research include comparative constitutional law and democratic theories of representation.
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Monday July 13
Sand art, visors, sea creatures and more! Drop in anytime, but allow at least 20 minutes to complete your crafts.
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Monday July 13
This class is accessible to all levels, connecting the breath and body through the movement of yoga postures. Registration is required: space is limited.
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Wednesday July 15
Whether you're new to Medicare or have had it for years, most people have questions. Come join us and learn the details of Medicare. There are always changes happening, so bring your questions and have them answered by licensed professionals. This is an educational seminar and there will be no products marketed or sold.
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Wednesday July 15
Those interested in joining the group should contact group leader Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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Thursday July 16
Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
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