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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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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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TODAY
Help the Friends of the Library celebrate the official opening of the new book store location! Stop by the store on the main level of the library for refreshments and fun throughout the day. Ribbon cutting ceremony and cake at 4:30pm.
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Wednesday October 23
Join us for another installment of Forward Theater's Play Club, an interactive discussion that's like a book club, but for plays! Staff from Forward Theater will lead the discussion and professional actors will act out scenes from the play. Refreshments will be provided. *Pick up a copy of the play at the lower-level Reference Desk.* Ann and her four siblings gather at their childhood home to crack jokes, argue politics, and share stories. For Ann, each reminiscence brings her back to a favorite childhood memory: her star turn as Peter Pan on their hometown stage. Soon, these brothers and sisters hear the call of Neverland, a magical place where the refusal to grow up does battle with the inevitability of growing old. A loving mixture of deathbed vigils, marching bands, the aches and pains of aging and the miracle of flight, 'For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday' celebrates all the magic that theater – and life – have to offer.
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Thursday October 24
30 minute Drop-In tech help! First Come, first serve. Topics could include: How to use a mouse, Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog, Using an e-mail/Facebook/Twitter or other social media account, Opening and attaching e-mail files, Accessing full-text magazine and newspaper articles on-line, Sprucing up your resume with templates and formatting, Applying for jobs online, Using Overdrive on your computer or mobile device, Using other library databases And more! Come downstairs to Study Room A!
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Thursday October 24
Nothing says “I love you” like a bouquet of handmade, realistic roses that are guaranteed never to wilt! We’re starting up our hot glue guns once again, so join us at Middleton Public Library to learn how to make a bouquet of paper roses. They’re perfect for decorating your home, adorning your favorite vase, or giving as a gift to someone you love (even yourself!). Whether you’re an experienced crafter or still learning, once you start building roses, you won’t want to stop! Thanks to the Friends of Middleton Public Library for sponsoring this event.
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Tuesday October 29
Join us as we continue our month of new technology by working with Sphero robots, spheres that move around the room. We will be using iPads to communicate to the Spheros. All tech abilities welcome!
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Tuesday November 5
A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory. It also creates a baseline so future changes can be monitored. Specialists from the Aging & Disability Resource Center will provide these free 15-minute memory screenings and will have information about memory, memory clinics, brain health and local resources that are available. Sign up in advance by calling the library's reference desk at 608-827-7403. Screenings will be held in study room C on the library's lower level.
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Tuesday November 5
In this class we will learn about one of the language databases availablewith your Middleton Public Library card. The database keeps track of yourprogress in the lessons with multiple languages available.
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Thursday November 7
Topics can include: Finding job postings Online job applications Resume content/formatting Setting up email addresses Writing a cover letter An appointment is required. Please register by phone at 608-827-7403, by email at info@midlibrary.org, or in person at the Reference Desk on the lower level.
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Thursday November 7
3DS & Switch Club (all ages)Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm: November 7, December 5[New Meeting Room across from Archer Room]Bring your 3DS, Switch and games for the group to share!
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Thursday November 7
Known for his heroic work as a former Milwaukee Firefighter, Gregory Renz was inducted into the Wisconsin Fire and Police Hall of Fame in 2006 following the dramatic rescue of two little boys from their burning basement bedroom. Learn about his long career as a Fire Captain with the Milwaukee Fire Department, as well as his gripping debut novel, "Beneath the Flames". Book sale and signing will follow the event.
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Wednesday November 13
Join Huma Siddiqui for some great food and wonderful life stories. On the menu will be Vegetarian Tagine - garbanzo beans, zucchini, red peppers, tomatoes, and red onions in a tomato sauce and served on couscous with cilantro and green onions with Sajji Masala. Space and supplies are limited, so registration is required for this event. Register online using the link above or email 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. *Registration opens October 13th*
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Thursday November 14
Bobbie Malone reaches beyond the quilts to tell Rumi O’Brien’s own story, from her initial foray into the quilting world to her developed dedication to the craft. Contributions from leaders in the art, textile and quilting community, including Melanie Herzog and Marin Hanson, contextualize O’Brien’s work in the greater community of quilt-makers and artists. This book celebrates the life and ingenuity of a Japanese-born American immigrant whose oeuvre is equally Japanese and Wisconsinite—and entirely distinctive. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Bobbie Malone is a historian, author, and editor, and former director of the Office of School Services at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Artist Rumi O’Brien’s quilts are intimate narratives of her life. Whether set in her everyday world of Madison, Wisconsin or in an imaginary landscape, the quilts are always deeply personal.
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Thursday November 14
Join Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator Jamie Statz-Paynter to create free-standing mini calendars with cat and dog themes. These make wonderful gifts!  Each participant will make 2 calendars. All materials are provided. Ages 16+. Space is limited.
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Tuesday November 19
Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference between news that's well researchedand news that's false or misleading on the internet. In this presentation you'lllearn techniques for evaluating the credibility of news stories online and learnthe importance of getting information from multiple reliable sources.
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Wednesday November 20
A year-long series of educational events for families, friends, and caregivers of those with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Free and open to the public. No registration required. For our final session of 2019, we'll offer tips to help you and your loved one stay safely and independently in your own home. If you need assistance or have questions about the programs, contact the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin at 608-232-3400 or toll-free at 888-308-6251 or support@alzwisc.org For additional classes in this series, visit the ADAW's event calendar at http://www.alzwisc.org/Education%20calendar.htm
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Wednesday November 20
Those interested in joining the group should contact group leader Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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Thursday November 21
Join us at the Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St, Middleton) to discuss "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI" by David Grann. A limited number of copies are available for checkout at the library's reference desk. Please RSVP if you plan to join the discussion. From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history. (Amazon.com)
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Tuesday December 3
In this class we will explore Virtual Reality technology by playing witha VR mask in different scenes, like being an eagle flying over Paris,viewing the night sky constellations, or exploring the sunken Titanic ona submarine. Come have some fun!
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Thursday December 5
ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by GAIL HONEYMAN. Eleanor Oliphant , the friendless 29-year-old finance clerk in a small Scottish graphics design firm, feels safest in the cocoon of strict routines both at work and at home. Unfazed by office gossip about her peculiarities (she acknowledges that her coworkers have a point), Eleanor's careful firewalls start to crack. She simultaneously develops a crush on a bar musician and is reluctantly drawn into a tentative friendship with Raymond, the new IT guy, and with Sammy, an older man whose life she and Raymond save. Without a shred of self-pity and lacking nearly all social skills (but willing to learn them) owing to her shocking, savage past, Eleanor is unaware of her ability to charm and inspire those who want to help her and those who grow to care for her. VERDICT Honeyman's exquisite, heartbreaking, funny, and irresistible novel brings to life a character so original and pitch-perfect that it is nearly impossible to believe this is a debut. Surprises abound as the author boldly turns literary expectations upside down and gives to her readers Eleanor Oliphant , who, yes, is completely , beautifully fine (LIBRARY JOURNAL).
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Thursday December 5
3DS & Switch Club (all ages)Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm: December 5[New Meeting Room across from Archer Room]Bring your 3DS, Switch and games for the group to share!
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Thursday December 12

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Tuesday December 17
Join us as we explore Gmail and other applications Google has tooffer, such as: Google Drive, Google Calendar, and more! You arewelcome to bring your tablets, and laptops if you have them.
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Wednesday December 18
Those interested in joining the group should contact group leader Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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All Programs at the library are funded by the Friends of the Middleton Public Library. Become a Friends Member today!