Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org


Thursday April 15
<p>Join us to discuss <i>Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive</i> by Stephanie Land (2019).</p><p>*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email <a href="mailto:info@midlibrary.org">info@midlibrary.org</a>.*</p><p><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);color:rgb(24,24,24);">Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In </span><i>Maid,</i><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);color:rgb(24,24,24);"> she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society.</span><br><br><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);color:rgb(24,24,24);">While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.</span><br>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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Tuesday April 20
<p>Join us to discuss <i>Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive</i> by Stephanie Land (2019).</p><p>*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email <a href="mailto:info@midlibrary.org">info@midlibrary.org</a>.*</p><p><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);color:rgb(24,24,24);">Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In </span><i>Maid,</i><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);color:rgb(24,24,24);"> she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society.</span><br><br><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);color:rgb(24,24,24);">While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.</span><br>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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Monday April 26
<p>Join us to discuss <i>Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive</i> by Stephanie Land (2019).</p><p>*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email <a href="mailto:info@midlibrary.org">info@midlibrary.org</a>.*</p><p><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);color:rgb(24,24,24);">Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In </span><i>Maid,</i><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);color:rgb(24,24,24);"> she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society.</span><br><br><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);color:rgb(24,24,24);">While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.</span><br>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>
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Thursday April 29
<p><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">Join us for the second meeting of the Middleton Public Library Virtual Cookbook Book Group!</span></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">*Please register to receive the Zoom link</span></p><p><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">This book group meets 4 times a year (on Zoom for now) to discuss cookbooks that share a common theme. This month’s theme is “Gluten-Free Cooking.” You can choose <strong>ANY</strong> cookbook you like that focuses on or includes recipes that are gluten free. If you need some suggestions check out this </span><a target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://library.booksite.com/7434/nl/?list=CNL1&amp;group=EB355"><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;"><u>booklist</u></span></a><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#000000;">. Ideally you will make a few different recipes from your chosen book and bring one along to the meeting. We’ll come together on Zoom to share what we learned, what works well, what fell flat and enjoy some of our creations together.</span></p>
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Tuesday May 18
<p>Join us to discuss <i>Behold the Dreamers</i> by Imbolo Mbue (2017).</p><p>*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email <a href="mailto:info@midlibrary.org">info@midlibrary.org</a>.*</p><p>Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.<br><br>However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.<br><br>When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.</p>
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Monday May 24
<p>Join us to discuss <i>Behold the Dreamers</i> by Imbolo Mbue (2017).</p><p>*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email <a href="mailto:info@midlibrary.org">info@midlibrary.org</a>.*</p><p>Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.<br><br>However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.<br><br>When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.</p>
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