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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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Tuesday October 23
Drop-in help with resumes, cover letters, interview skills, job searching and more! In study room B on the library's lower level. First-come, first served. Provided by staff from the Dane County Job Center.
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Tuesday October 23
Access to ancestry.com is available here at the library (in house only) to use! We will learn to navigate the site, as well as learn some BASIC tips and skills to search and view information to get started.
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Wednesday October 24
Music Theatre of Madison presents: Beyond The Ingenue, a curated revue of songs that celebrate the complex roles of women in musical theatre, beyond just the ladies who pine for a man! The show will use musical theatre pieces,some new, some unknown, and perhaps a familiar one or two, to explore the myriad of issues women in our society face, including friendships, objectification, motherhood, workplace struggles, aging, and general female empowerment. The show is for anyone who admires strong women and wants to learn about exciting, powerful female characters in musicals. Registration is appreciated for this event. Online using the link above or via email at info@midlibrary.org.
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Thursday October 25

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Friday October 26
We dare you to come to the Library this Halloween! All ages welcome, lights on version for children during the first 15 min.
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Tuesday October 30
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. There will be no products marketed or sold. Please feel free to bring a family member or friend. To register for this program, email info@midlibrary.org or call 608-827-7403. Presented by The Retirement Classroom - www.theretirementclassroom.com
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Tuesday October 30
Annuities are one of the most common yet least understood financial products. In this class, we take a critical and objective look at them, examining the pros and cons of annuities, the different types, and what they can be used for. Jesse Grutz of the Retirement Classroom developed this course in response to questions from attendees of past workshops. This an educational presentation to help consumers distinguish between different types of annuities and other financial products. This is NOT a sales presentation. No financial products will be marketed or sold.
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Thursday November 1

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Monday November 5
Live at the library: The Heartland Marimba Quartet! The Heartland Marimba Quartet is Matthew Coley, Michael J. Jones, Joe Millea, and Andrew Veit (and Abby Fisher, first call sub). HMQ is a dynamic ensemble made up of four of the most creative forces in the percussion world today. The performers of HMQ showcase their excitingly different backgrounds and styles of performance together in over 30 events a season. In concerts at universities, art galleries, and performance halls; university master classes and high school presentations; and the many varied events of the annual Heartland Marimba Festival, HMQ is busy bringing the possibilities of the marimba to communities all over year-round. The members serve as the primary teachers to the students each summer at the Heartland Marimba Festival. HMQ seeks to give a platform to the music of American composers in its programming, but performs works by composers worldwide. More information at the Heartland Marimba Festival's website
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Tuesday November 6
What is the cloud? What does it do? Come learn what the cloud is and how it works. We will also take a look at some common cloud applications that are available on the internet.
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Monday November 12
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. This month's topic "Communication & emotion in late stage" will teach you how to communicate with someone in the late stages of Alzheimer's or dementia and to understand their emotions. 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 14
Those interested in joining the group should contact Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net
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Wednesday November 14
Journalist and local historian Stuart Levitan visits the library to discuss his new book Madison in the Sixties, published this month by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Mr. Levitan will share a presentation entitled "Madison: 1968" about that tumultuous time, 50 years ago this year, in the history of the Greater Madison Area, our state, and our nation as a whole. Copies of the book will be available for purchase courtesy of Mystery to Me bookstore. The evening will conclude with a Q&A and book signing. From the publisher: "Madison, Wisconsin, made history in the tumultuous 1960s. Landmark civil rights laws were passed. Pivotal campus protests were waged. A spring block party turned into a three-night riot. Factor in urban renewal troubles, a bitter battle over efforts to build Frank Lloyd Wright's Monona Terrace, and the expanding influence of the University of Wisconsin, and the decade assumes legendary status. In this first-ever comprehensive narrative of these issues, and these times, Madison historian Stuart D. Levitan chronicles the birth of modern Madison with style and well-researched substance, including account of everything from politics to public schools, construction to crime, and more. This heavily illustrated book also features annotated photographs that document the dramatic changes occurring downtown, on campus, and to the Greenbush neighborhood throughout the decade. Madison in the Sixties is an absorbing account of 10 years that changed the city--and the country--forever." Stuart D. Levitan is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and has been a mainstay of Madison, Wis., media and government since 1975. He is the author of Madison: The Illustrated Sesquicentennial History, Vol. 1, and his articles on the history of Madison have appeared in Madison Magazine, On Wisconsin, Isthmus, and The Capital Times.
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Tuesday November 27
Drop-in help with resumes, cover letters, interview skills, job searching and more! In study room B on the library's lower level. First-come, first served. Provided by staff from the Dane County Job Center.
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Tuesday November 27
Join us as we learn how to create a free account, navigate, and use Mango Languages. This is an online language-learning system for help learning languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
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Thursday November 29
THE STORY OF ARTHUR TRULUV BY ELIZABETH BERG. Berg's (The Dream Lover; Durable Goods) latest is the sweet, sentimental tale of an elderly man and a teenager coming into each other's lives at just the right moment. Arthur is mourning the passing of his beloved wife, Nola. Despite the weather, every single day he packs his lunch and takes the bus to the cemetery to chat with Nola while he eats. Maddy is a 16-year-old with a nose ring who gets harshly bullied in school. Her single father isn't capable of parenting her, so she acts out by skipping class and spending time in the cemetery, which she finds calming. After eyeing each other for days, the duo finally start talking. Once she gets to know him, Maddy anoints Arthur with the surname "Truluv." After a particularly difficult turn of events in Maddy's life, she moves in with Arthur, as does his nosy neighbor Lucille, a master baker who spreads her love with cookies and caramel bars.
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Thursday November 29
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)
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