Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
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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TODAY     
In the Main Level Programming Room

Do you want to learn CPR but don’t have time for an extensive course, or are hesitant to provide mouth-to-mouth resuscitation? Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective in the first few minutes, as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest. This class will teach you two easy steps that can double or triple a teen or adult cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.


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Tuesday February 27     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday February 27     
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for lively discussion about nature in all genres. 

Please contact group leader, Troy Hess, at troy@ontheyahara.com to register.


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Tuesday February 27     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Monthly library board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.  Agenda and minutes at midlibrary.org/board  

Public Meeting, Everyone Welcome. 


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Tuesday February 27    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

This will be a Seafaring adventure for characters levels 5-10. Help Captain Blackblade fight seemingly insurmountable odds against cultists and capitalists to save the seas!  The session will run February 13, February 27, and March 12 from 5:30-7:30pm. Please register for all 3 dates.


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Tuesday February 27    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Dennis Hiorns, owner of The Hardwood Craftsman, will describe and demonstrate various hand tools in woodworking.

Topics:

- Advantages of using hand tools

- Types of tools and their uses (demos)

- Historical furniture joinery (samples)

- Included demos:

  - Workholding

  - Ripping lumber with a hand saw

  - Hand Planing vs Power Sanding

  - Making a tongue & groove joint

  - Making an ogee molding (time permitting)


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Wednesday February 28     
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

Why is feedback so difficult, and how can we make it easier? The idea is simple: You don't have to choose between being a pushover and a jerk. Kim Scott, New York Times bestselling author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity, will explain the Radical Candor feedback framework and how you can practice it today. She'll offer practical, tactical tips for how to solicit criticism, give praise and criticism, gauge how what you're saying is landing, and build a culture of Radical Candor. She'll also discuss ensuring that bias, prejudice, and bullying don't masquerade as feedback.

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/39726

 

Thanks to the Friends of the Middleton Public Library for sponsoring this series.


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Wednesday February 28     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

To register, please call Bex Fabrizio at the Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email bex@litnetwork.org.


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Thursday February 29     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Thursday February 29    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Join us for a short and sweet craft on Leap Day! We'll be making no-knit miniature winter hats that can be used as ornaments, bottle toppers, and so much more!


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Saturday March 2    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Do you want to learn how to knit? Or did you know how to knit at one time but have since forgotten? In this 3-hour class, students will learn:

Cast On

Knit Stitch

Purl Stitch

Binding Off

Knitting Resources

No experience necessary. Ages 16+. All materials provided. 

Mary Jo Harris has been a teacher all of her adult life and has formally taught knitting for about 15 years at various Sheep and Wool Festivals, Fiber Festivals, Knit-In's, and teaches locally for Olbrich Gardens, and Sunset Yarns.  She added Chair Caning classes to her teaching repertoire about 10 years ago.  Mary Jo designs knitting patterns and under her designer name of Jo Harris, has written a book entitled Double Knitting - Inside Out. As a member of the Madison Knitters’ Guild, she has an almost constant opportunity to discuss anything and everything knitting-related. 


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Monday March 4    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be. Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or game over (Rated R, 100 min.).


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Tuesday March 5     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday March 5     
In the Main Level Programming Room

Do you like working in a coffee shop, but don't like paying for coffee?  Drop by the library any time from 4pm-7pm for a Coffee Shop Night!  There will be space set aside for working and socializing, and light refreshments will be provided.


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Wednesday March 6     
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. 

Four years before Nina Totenberg was hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty-two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. 

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/40909

 

Thanks to the Friends of the Middleton Public Library for sponsoring this series.


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Wednesday March 6    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Margo Nelson will present an overview of hoarding disorder including symptoms, decluttering strategies, strengths of people with hoarding disorder, and potential reasons behind collections of stuff. She will be answering your questions as time allows. 

Margo Nelson is psychotherapist who specializes in hoarding disorder. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Art from UW Madison, and Master of Science in Counseling from UW Whitewater. Margo opened her private practice, Courage Counseling, in 2017. She works with people who have hoarding disorder as well as those who are impacted by the hoarding behaviors of a loved one. Her work also focuses on depression, anxiety, and grief. Based in Madison, she provides services throughout the state of Wisconsin.


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Wednesday March 6     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

To register, please call Bex Fabrizio at the Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email bex@litnetwork.org.


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Saturday March 9    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

An afternoon of D&D at the library! Sign up to come play a stand alone adventure. Want to play with friends? Sign up as a group! Don't have anyone to play with? Sign up anyway! Have kids? Sign up as a family! We will have multiple tables running the same game, so whether you want to play with people you know or be paired up and meet other players, you're good!

Tables will seat 6. Please include everyone who will be playing in your registration.

Children under 9 must have an adult at the table with them - please register for 1 if you plan to share the same character, or 2 if you each will play your own character.

You are welcome to bring your own level 3 character made using and standard D&D sources (Player's Handbook, DnDBeyond, official sources such as THC, XGE, etc.) We will also have premade characters ready to go, so don't worry if you don't have one!


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

How it works: Teams are assigned a new, unopened 1000-piece puzzle. Each team receives the same puzzle. Teams have two hours to complete the puzzle. The winner is the first team to finish or, if no puzzles are completed, the team with the fewest remaining puzzle pieces.  

Teams may have up to four players. Please indicate the number of players when registering for the event.  Individuals players may be assigned to a team. Ages 16+. Registration is required as space is limited.

 


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Monday March 11     
In the Upper Level Library

Make an original shoebox-sized diorama with PEEPS as the main characters!
Pick up your starter kit at the library starting March 11 and return by March 30.

One kit per household while supplies last.

Kits include one shoebox and 1 package of Peeps. You may use any of your own materials to create your diorama. Dioramas will be on display at the library April 1 - April 13 so library patrons can vote for the Peep-le's Choice Awards.


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Tuesday March 12     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday March 12     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Monthly library board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.  Agenda and minutes at midlibrary.org/board  

Public Meeting, Everyone Welcome. 


 more info...


Tuesday March 12    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

This will be a Seafaring adventure for characters levels 5-10. Help Captain Blackblade fight seemingly insurmountable odds against cultists and capitalists to save the seas! The session will run February 13, February 27, and March 12 from 5:30-7:30pm. Please register for all 3 dates.


 more info...


Tuesday March 12    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

As a caregiver, you may be skilled in providing essential, meaningful care for others — but when it comes to self-care, it may feel unnatural or even selfish. On the contrary, caring for yourself is an instrumental part of avoiding burnout as a caregiver and being able to help others thrive. Join Joey Donovan Guido, author of the book, GUTS: Getting Under The Surface to Prevent Burnout, Reduce Stress & Boost Resilience, and host of the GUTS podcast, as he shares how to create sustainable self-care practices including mindfulness, meditation and healthy relationships. You’ll gain a clear understanding of acceptance, resistance and fear, and the role each may play in your mental health and wellness, while learning the benefits of awareness, consciousness, and the “Yes, and” philosophy.

Joey’s road to facilitating Getting Under The Surface programs began with his own self-care journey, when he nearly died from a condition called Crohn’s disease in 1998. Since then, he has been practicing mindfulness and meditation, and is a long-time student on the subjects of self-care, neuroplasticity, trauma, psychology, spirituality, goals, and relationships. These studies have drastically improved the quality of Joey’s life and overall health.

In 2017, his desire to dig deeper into these practices increased when his wife became sick with a severe case of fibromyalgia. In a very short time, work and home life were turned upside down, and the importance of self-care once again became increasingly clear. These experiences led Joey to create his GUTS podcast, GUTS programs — and write the book, GUTS: Getting Under The Surface to Prevent Burnout, Reduce Stress & Boost Resilience. His goal is to share his experiences, and what he’s learned, in order to help others on their path.


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Wednesday March 13     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

To register, please call Bex Fabrizio at the Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email bex@litnetwork.org.


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Wednesday March 13    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

In this class we will explore Virtual Reality technology by playing with a VR mask in different games like slicing fruit as a ninja, playing beat saber, racing, or flying like an Eagle. Come have some fun!


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Thursday March 14     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Thursday March 14     
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

Join us as we chat with master storyteller and internationally bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh, a stunning continuation of the epic fantasy. In this gripping novel starring one of the most popular characters from Christopher Paolini’s blockbuster Inheritance Cycle, a Dragon Rider must discover what he stands for in a world that has abandoned him.

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/41280


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Thursday March 14    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Come celebrate Pi Day with a Pi Day Party! 

Stop by the library from 3:14p to 4:14p to make a Pi Day pin, write Pi-ku's and grab a slice of pie! Registration is appreciated, but not required. Pie and pins available while supplies last.


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Friday March 15    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Homeschool Hangout: Library Life

Friday, March 15 1pm

Ever wondered what librarians do all day? Or wanted a closer look at the library's automatic sorter? Homeschool families with kids of all ages are invited to join us for a discussion with librarians, a tour of the library, and a library scavenger hunt!

Registration appreciated.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please call 608-827-7403, or email info@midlibrary.org


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Saturday March 16    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Join Inga Witscher, host of the PBS television series, Around the Farm Table, for an educational and entertaining cooking demonstration. Inga will be making Irish Soda Bread using locally grown and milled flour. Special guests, Rochelle and Evan Schnadt, farmer owners of Heartland Craft Grains in Lodi, WI will join Inga to talk about their farm and farming techiques. Learn about Wisconsin Agriculture and find out how to turn local, seasonal ingredients into delicious dishes. 

Rochelle & Evan Schnadt raise unique grains on their family farm and offer a variety of products from their farmstead mill, Heartland Craft Grains, in Lodi, WI. Their farm practices focus on creating healthier soil, in turn growing nutrient-dense and flavorful grains to be enjoyed in the kitchen with family and friends. Their homegrown grains range from blue and polenta corns, to ancient grains (like spelt and einkorn), and modern oats and wheat for pantry staples. To learn more about Heartland Craft Grains and see a full list of products, visit CraftGrainsWI.com. 


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Saturday March 16    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. Starring Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn, Saniyya Sidney (Rated PG-13, 144 min.).


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Tuesday March 19     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


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Wednesday March 20    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Part 1 of a 2 part series on "ADHD and Relationships."

Part 1: “Finding Calm in the Chaos, Parenting with ADHD”

Parenting is a challenging adventure for even the most typical of brains. Add (untreated) Adult ADHD into the mix and the overwhelm can magnify exponentially. BUT! It doesn’t have to. Learn how to access supports, build systems, and harness the gifts of your unique brain (and your children’s’ as well) to create a compassionate, empathetic, nurturing, and stable home.

Coming in April: Part 2: “Love in Focus, Partnering with ADHD”

Learn how the symptoms of ADHD (emotional dysregulation, rejection sensitivity, time blindness, impaired working memory, and an interest-driven nervous system) can impact communication and intimacy in relationships and what to do about it to keep the love alive.

Kelly A. Pickens, APNP, FNP-BC, ADC-C, ADHD-CCSP is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She holds two certifications in the evaluation and management of ADHD. After the surprise discovery of her own diagnosis of ADHD at the age of 48, Kelly has devoted herself to learning everything about it, caring for those affected, and spreading awareness in an effort to combat misinformation and bias, and improve empathy for those who struggle with ADHD.


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Wednesday March 20     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

To register, please call Bex Fabrizio at the Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email bex@litnetwork.org.


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Thursday March 21    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Discussion of “Hamnet” by Maggie O'Farrell.  Copies of the book are available at the library's service desks.

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The bestselling author of The Marriage Portrait delivers a luminous portrait of a marriage, a family ravaged by grief, and a boy whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time. • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here is a novel ... so gorgeously written that it transports you." —The Boston Globe  

England, 1580: The Black Death creeps across the land, an ever-present threat, infecting the healthy, the sick, the old and the young alike. The end of days is near, but life always goes on.

A young Latin tutor—penniless and bullied by a violent father—falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman. Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon, she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is just taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever. (Amazon.com)


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Thursday March 21     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


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Thursday March 21    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Learn about the Community Water Monitoring Network (CWMN) and the volunteer monitoring efforts that are happening in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy. 

Presented by:

Helen Schlimm, Center for Limnology at UW-Madison

Herb Garn, retired Professional Hydrologist from U. S Geological Survey, and Co-chair of Watershed Committee, Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy

Rick Eilertson, Consulting Engineer and Watershed Committee member, Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy

 

 

 

 


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Thursday March 21     
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

You’re invited to a fascinating exploratory conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her body of work and her process in retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction.

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/41651


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Monday March 25      - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Family Bingo! 

Monday, March 25, 2pm - 3pm

BINGO! Join us for a fun hour of Bingo for all ages! Prizes awarded for each round. 

Registration appreciated.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7403.


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Monday March 25    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Join MogaMind cofounder Patrick Cunningham for MogaMove, a gentle flow-based yoga and mindfulness class accessible for all ages, body types, and abilities. All are welcome!

Registration is required, as space is limited.


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Tuesday March 26     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday March 26     
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for lively discussion about nature in all genres. 

Please contact group leader, Troy Hess, at troy@ontheyahara.com to register.


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Wednesday March 27     
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Mark Hayward: Yo-Yo Guy!

Wednesday, March 27 @ 2pm

Mark’s comedy yo-yo performance consists of an amusing combination of comedy and object manipulation. He uses props such as yo-yos, tops and juggling equipment, as well as nontraditional performing props like a mousetrap, in a fun and witty style for a show that can be enjoyed by anyone. His show has been a favorite at comedy nights, family weekends, and special events around the country.


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

Discover the basics of stop-motion animation! We will use Legos to create subjects for our movies and will start by brainstorming ideas and creating storyboards. Then we will use iPads with Stop Motion Studio to animate our story and make a finished movie. This is an in-person workshop in the Archer Room.


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Wednesday March 27    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Interested in creative writing?  Join us for a beginner-friendly workshop! This month's topic will be settings and description.  We will read and discuss a few short pieces, then have some time to practice your own writing.  No experience necessary - all skill levels welcome!

Registration is required.

Please note, this workshop will include some of the same material as the 2023 workshop on “place," as well as some new material.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7403.


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Wednesday March 27     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

To register, please call Bex Fabrizio at the Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email bex@litnetwork.org.


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Thursday March 28    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Upper Level Library

Welcome to the 2024 Middleton Public Library Mario Kart Tournament!

This year we have not one, not two, but THREE different tournaments. Choose the one right for you! Do you like to race, but don't have a lot of experience? Do you regularly take gold on 200cc? No problem! All ages and experience levels are welcome, from those who have never played to those who hold all the high scores. We will race using Mario Kart 8 on the Library's Nintendo Switch, located in the Teen Area.

The Short Story Cup will start at 10AM and will race at 50cc. The courses will be chosen from the Mushroom Cup, the Flower Cup, or the Star Cup, to be announced on the day.

The Novella Cup will begin at 1PM, with a speed of 100cc and the course to be announced from any of the standard Mario Kart 8 Grand Prix sets (Mushroom, Flower, Star, Special, Shell, Banana, Leaf, Lightning, Egg, Triforce, Crossing, or Bell).

The Novel Cup will begin at 6PM, and will be at 150cc, featuring a course selected from the course Booster Pack, to be announced on the day.

All racers will use controllers provided by the library, no personal controllers please. Racers are encouraged to chose the Cup best for them. Or, if you wish to challenge yourself, sign up for more than one!

Registration required for participation, but everyone is welcome to come watch!


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Thursday March 28    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Upper Level Library

Welcome to the 2024 Middleton Public Library Mario Kart Tournament!

This year we have not one, not two, but THREE different tournaments. Choose the one right for you! Do you like to race, but don't have a lot of experience? Do you regularly take gold on 200cc? No problem! All ages and experience levels are welcome, from those who have never played to those who hold all the high scores. We will race using Mario Kart 8 on the Library's Nintendo Switch, located in the Teen Area.

The Short Story Cup will start at 10AM and will race at 50cc. The courses will be chosen from the Mushroom Cup, the Flower Cup, or the Star Cup, to be announced on the day.

The Novella Cup will begin at 1PM, with a speed of 100cc and the course to be announced from any of the standard Mario Kart 8 Grand Prix sets (Mushroom, Flower, Star, Special, Shell, Banana, Leaf, Lightning, Egg, Triforce, Crossing, or Bell).

The Novel Cup will begin at 6PM, and will be at 150cc, featuring a course selected from the course Booster Pack, to be announced on the day.

All racers will use controllers provided by the library, no personal controllers please. Racers are encouraged to chose the Cup best for them. Or, if you wish to challenge yourself, sign up for more than one!

Registration required for participation, but everyone is welcome to come watch!


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Thursday March 28     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Thursday March 28    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Upper Level Library

Welcome to the 2024 Middleton Public Library Mario Kart Tournament!

This year we have not one, not two, but THREE different tournaments. Choose the one right for you! Do you like to race, but don't have a lot of experience? Do you regularly take gold on 200cc? No problem! All ages and experience levels are welcome, from those who have never played to those who hold all the high scores. We will race using Mario Kart 8 on the Library's Nintendo Switch, located in the Teen Area.

The Short Story Cup will start at 10AM and will race at 50cc. The courses will be chosen from the Mushroom Cup, the Flower Cup, or the Star Cup, to be announced on the day.

The Novella Cup will begin at 1PM, with a speed of 100cc and the course to be announced from any of the standard Mario Kart 8 Grand Prix sets (Mushroom, Flower, Star, Special, Shell, Banana, Leaf, Lightning, Egg, Triforce, Crossing, or Bell).

The Novel Cup will begin at 6PM, and will be at 150cc, featuring a course selected from the course Booster Pack, to be announced on the day.

All racers will use controllers provided by the library, no personal controllers please. Racers are encouraged to chose the Cup best for them. Or, if you wish to challenge yourself, sign up for more than one!

Registration required for participation, but everyone is welcome to come watch!


 more info...


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

Life Size Battle Ships (Ages 8 & up)

Friday, March 29 @ 10am

Two teams will compete in a life size version of the classic game Battleship! Work together to sink the opposing team's ships before your ships are sunk! 

Registration Required.


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Saturday March 30    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Upper Level Library

Come play board games at the library! We will have a selection of NEW (and old!) board games available for you to play around the library. Bring your family and friends, and settle in for some quality game time.

Registration appreciated, but not required.


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Saturday March 30    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join your fellow crafters at the library! Drop in to work on projects and maybe exchange some tips and tricks. Please bring your own supplies and materials. The library will provide light refreshments.


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Saturday March 30    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Upper Level Library

Nerf at the Library (Ages 12 & Up)

Join us for this epic Nerf battle between the stacks of the Middleton Library. We'll gather after-hours in the library for an evening of battle fun with Nerf Outings Madison! Bring your own Nerf blasters or borrow one from NOMAD (supplies are limited). 

This event is for ages 12 & up. Each participant must have a signed waiver, which will be sent in the week leading up to the event. Those under 18 must have the waiver signed by a guardian.


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Monday April 1    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Join us for the next lecture in our ongoing Scholar for Life series, in partnership with Badger Talks! 

This talk introduces the stars, constellations, and interesting objects of the current season sky. We’ll talk about observing the brighter planets and how to find them in the night sky, along with other objects suitable for amateur observing. We’ll also feature any important eclipses, meteor showers, or other interesting astronomical events visible in the near future, as well as observing tips and the astronomical use of telescopes and binoculars. Presented by Dr. Jim Lattis.

Jim Lattis holds a Ph.D. in History of Science from UW–Madison and is the author of many publications in that field. He helped create UW Space Place, the outreach and public education center of the UW–Madison Astronomy Department and has directed it since its founding. He manages historic Washburn Observatory, teaches courses in introductory astronomy and its history, gives frequent public talks, and consults widely for the media (including UW Communications, Wisconsin and National Public Radio, and other national networks and newspapers).


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Tuesday April 2     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday April 2     
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

Virtually step into the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History with Curator Paula Johnson as she discusses the book Smithsonian American Table: The Foods, People, and Innovations That Feed Us.

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/44586/register

During this event, Johnson will engage viewers in discovering the connections between food and American history:

  • How immigration and migration has shaped (and continues to shape) American tables,
  • How food companies have influenced home cooks through advertising, from Jell-O salads to Crock-pots.
  • How individuals from Brownie Wise to James Beard and Julia Child inspired generations of cooks and eaters across the United States.
  • And show viewers how uniting in the kitchen can change the shape of our collective futures, specifically highlighting growers and chefs who are reclaiming and reinventing regional and cultural traditions, including Indigenous ingredients and cooking techniques.

 

Paula Johnson is a Curator in the Division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and is responsible for strengthening and maintaining the food history and marine resources collections. She is also the Project Director for the Smithsonian's multi-faceted American Food History Project and director and co-curator for the exhibition, FOOD: Transforming the American Table, which opened in 2012; a refresh of the exhibition was completed in 2019. As one of the curators who collected Julia Child’s home kitchen in 2001, she was also on the team that developed the exhibition Bon Appetit! Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian, on view from 2002 to 2012. Over more than three decades at the Smithsonian, Johnson has collected a wide range of artifacts and archives reflecting the work and experiences of diverse Americans and communities. 
 

Thanks to the Friends of the Middleton Public Library for sponsoring this series.


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Tuesday April 2     
In the Main Level Programming Room

Do you like working in a coffee shop, but don't like paying for coffee?  Drop by the library any time from 4pm-7pm for a Coffee Shop Night!  There will be space set aside for working and socializing, and light refreshments will be provided.


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Wednesday April 3     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

To register, please call Bex Fabrizio at the Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email bex@litnetwork.org.


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Thursday April 4     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday April 9     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday April 9     
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind conversation with National Book Award-winner Colum McCann as he is joined by Diane Foley, the inspiration behind the heartrending book American Mother.

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/44991

American Mother is the story of a mother who, in the course of confronting her son’s killer, gets to the elemental heart of violence and forgiveness. Diane Foley is the mother of Jim, a freelance journalist captured and beheaded by ISIS in 2014, an image that became one of the most iconic of the 21st century. Seven years later, Diane gets the chance to spend three days with the murderer of her son in a Virginia courthouse, inspiring her to tell her life story. What unfolds is one of the most compelling narratives in recent literary history, channeled into searing reality by New York Times bestselling author Colum McCann, who brings us on a journey of strength, resilience, and radical empathy. You are sure to be moved by McCann's writing and Foley’s uncompromising love, register now! 

About the Authors

Colum McCann is the author of seven novels, three collections of stories and two works of non-fiction. Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, he has been the recipient of many international honors, including the U.S National Book Award, the International Dublin Literary Prize, a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French government, election to the Irish Arts Academy, several European awards, the 2010 Best Foreign Novel Award in China, and an Oscar nomination. In 2017 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts.  His work has been published in over 40 languages.  He is the President and co-founder of the non-profit global story exchange organization, Narrative 4. He is the Thomas Hunter Writer in Residence in Hunter College, in New York, where he lives with his wife Allison and their family.  His most recent novel, Apeirogon, became an immediate New York Times best-seller and won several major international awards.  His first major non-fiction book, American Mother, will be published in March 2024.


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Tuesday April 9     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Monthly library board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.  Agenda and minutes at midlibrary.org/board  

Public Meeting, Everyone Welcome. 


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Wednesday April 10     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

To register, please call Bex Fabrizio at the Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email bex@litnetwork.org.


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

In this class we will combine technology and crafts to learn about the Cricut craft cutting machine. In the presentation you will learn the basics of using the machine. You will gain confidence as we spend an hour together exploring Design Space, basic tools, and the materials you can work with. 


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Thursday April 11    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

A lone astronaut is left behind on the hostile surface of Mars after an exploratory mission goes awry, and must use his ingenuity to create a habitat where he can survive. Meanwhile, his crewmates and a team of scientists work to rescue him, in defiance of NASA protocol. Rated PG-13, run time 141 min.


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Thursday April 11     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


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Saturday April 13    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Do you think you're not crafty? No worries! Come make this super-easy Spring centerpiece using vases, jelly beans, and, of course, PEEPS! 


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Tuesday April 16     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


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Tuesday April 16    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

This is a beginning vegetable fermentation class for folks who are unfamiliar or not confident with fermentation methods but interested in learning more and increasing their confidence to ferment at home. The class will cover the science and methods of fermentation, a demonstration of the process, and recipes and inspiration to bring with you.

Emma Kloes sees cooking and food preservation as a pathway to connect further with self, community, and land. She has been an organic vegetable farmer for over four years at local Dane County farms and at her home-based subsistence farm. Opportunity to utilize an abundance of produce sparked intrigue in canning and fermenting. Emma hopes to share what she’s learned after years of accumulating mistakes and successes.


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Wednesday April 17     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

To register, please call Bex Fabrizio at the Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email bex@litnetwork.org.


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Wednesday April 17     
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Crafting and technology collide at the library as we use Cricut craft cutting machines to decorate wood welcome signs.  All supplies are provided. If you have your own Cricut machine, you are welcome to bring your own, but the library will have a few available to be shared between crafters. It is recommended to attend the “Introduction to Cricut” class first or have some prior knowledge of the Cricut craft cutting machines. 


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Wednesday April 17     
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last. 

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/45396

Anita de Monte Laughs Last is a propulsive, witty examination of power, love, and art, daring to ask who gets to be remembered and who is left behind in the rarefied world of the elite. In 1985. Anita de Monte, a rising star in the art world, is found dead in New York City; her tragic death is the talk of the town. Until it isn’t. By 1998 Anita’s name had been all but forgotten―certainly by the time Raquel, a third-year art history student was preparing her final thesis. On College Hill, surrounded by privileged students whose futures are already paved out for them, Raquel feels like an outsider. Students of color, like her, are the minority there, and the pressure to work twice as hard for the same opportunities is no secret. But when Raquel becomes romantically involved with a well-connected older art student, she finds herself unexpectedly rising up the social ranks. As she attempts to straddle both worlds, she stumbles upon Anita’s story, raising questions about the dynamics of her own relationship, which eerily mirrors that of the forgotten artist.

Moving back and forth through time and told from the perspectives of both Anita and Raquel, this is sure a novel (and a conversation) that you don’t want to miss. Register now!

About the Author: Xochitl Gonzalez is the New York Times bestselling author of Olga Dies Dreaming. Named Best of 2022 by The New York Times, TIME, Kirkus, Washington Post, and NPR, Olga Dies Dreaming was the winner of the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize in Fiction and the New York City Book Award. Gonzalez is a 2021 MFA graduate from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her nonfiction work has been published in Elle Decor, Allure, Vogue, Real Simple, and The Cut. Her commentary writing for The Atlantic was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. A native Brooklynite and proud public school graduate, Gonzalez holds a BA from Brown University and lives in her hometown of Brooklyn with her dog, Hectah Lavoe.


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Thursday April 18    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Join us for a discussion of Orbital by Samantha Harvey (2023).

*Copies of the book are available at both service desks.

“Orbital is an eloquent meditation on space and life on our planet through the eyes of six astronauts circling the earth in twenty-four hours.  Selected for one of the last space station missions of its kind before the program is dismantled, these astronauts and cosmonauts-from America, Russia, Italy, Britain, and Japan-have left their lives behind to travel at warp speed as the earth reels below.  Their experiences of sixteen sunrises and sunsets and the bright, blinking constellations of the galaxy are at once breathtakingly awesome and surprisingly intimate. So are the marks of civilization far below, encrusted on the planet on which we live. Profound, contemplative, and gorgeous, Orbital is a moving elegy to our humanity, environment, and planet.”


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Thursday April 18     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


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Thursday April 18    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

We will explore Key avoidable consequences of not planning for your health, how to make smart medicare choices, and why it’s almost never too late to preserve assets when immediate care needs occur.  Plus, time for questions with the experts. Presented by Laurie Ellis-McLeod, AERIE Preferred Financial Group and Sharon Shenberger, CEO of Senior Health Insurance Connections.


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Monday April 22    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Pour paint to make a spectacular galaxy work of art! Your creation will be truly out of this world.

Children 8 and younger must be actively assisted by an adult.

Registration required.


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Monday April 22    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Pour paint to make a spectacular galaxy work of art! Your creation will be truly out of this world.

Children 8 and younger must be actively assisted by an adult.

Registration required.


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Monday April 22    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Pour paint to make a spectacular galaxy work of art! Your creation will be truly out of this world.

Children 8 and younger must be actively assisted by an adult.

Registration required.


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Monday April 22    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Join MogaMind cofounder Patrick Cunningham for MogaMove, a gentle flow-based yoga and mindfulness class accessible for all ages, body types, and abilities. All are welcome!

Registration is required, as space is limited.


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Tuesday April 23     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Wednesday April 24     
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

To register, please call Bex Fabrizio at the Literacy Network at (608) 268-6425 or email bex@litnetwork.org.


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

 “Love in Focus: Partnering with ADHD”

Learn how the symptoms of ADHD (emotional dysregulation, rejection sensitivity, time blindness, impaired working memory, and an interest-driven nervous system) can impact communication and intimacy in relationships and what to do about it to keep the love alive.

Kelly A. Pickens, APNP, FNP-BC, ADC-C, ADHD-CCSP is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over 20 years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She holds two certifications in the evaluation and management of ADHD. After the surprise discovery of her own diagnosis of ADHD at the age of 48, Kelly has devoted herself to learning everything about it, caring for those affected, and spreading awareness in an effort to combat misinformation and bias, and improve empathy for those who struggle with ADHD.


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Thursday April 25     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


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Thursday April 25    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Join us for an “out of this world” craft event making galaxy-patterned bags!  We will be dying small, clutch-size bags using sharpies and fabric paint - please wear clothes you don't mind getting stained, since we will be working with permanent ink and fabric paint.

Registration required.


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

Mark Moran returns to the Middleton Public Library to appraise antiques! 

*Participants should register for ONE of the following time slots: 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm and will have their item appraised in the order they arrive. Registration opens April 15, 2024. One item per person. Contact Liz Zimdars at lzimdars@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7423 with any questions.*

Excluded items: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.

Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal.

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis., Mark Moran has been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and as editorial director of F+W Media's Antiques Group. 

Moran was also a guest expert on the PBS program, Antiques Roadshow, for 9 seasons and he is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles

 

 


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

Mark Moran returns to the Middleton Public Library to appraise antiques! 

*Participants should register for ONE of the following time slots: 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm and will have their item appraised in the order they arrive. Registration opens April 15, 2024. One item per person. Contact Liz Zimdars at lzimdars@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7423 with any questions.*

Excluded items: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.

Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal.

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis., Mark Moran has been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and as editorial director of F+W Media's Antiques Group. 

Moran was also a guest expert on the PBS program, Antiques Roadshow, for 9 seasons and he is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles

 


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

Mark Moran returns to the Middleton Public Library to appraise antiques! 

*Participants should register for ONE of the following time slots: 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm and will have their item appraised in the order they arrive. Registration opens April 15, 2024. One item per person. Contact Liz Zimdars at lzimdars@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7423 with any questions.*

Excluded items: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.

Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal.

Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis., Mark Moran has been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and as editorial director of F+W Media's Antiques Group. 

Moran was also a guest expert on the PBS program, Antiques Roadshow, for 9 seasons and he is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles

 


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Saturday April 27    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join your fellow crafters at the library! Drop in to work on projects and maybe exchange some tips and tricks. Please bring your own supplies and materials. The library will provide light refreshments.


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

J. Robert Oppenheimer played an integral role in developing the first atomic bomb. Throughout the development of the bomb, Oppenheimer struggled with justifying a creation that came to cause so much damage. He questions whether he owes it to scientific discovery to create something capable of so much power. Rated R, run time 180 min.


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Tuesday April 30     
In the Lower Level Library

Sign up for these 30-minute-or-less computer classes by calling 827-7403, stopping by the library's Reference Desk, or emailing info@midlibrary.org.   E-readers and laptops are welcome at our sessions; please let staff know at sign-up if you plan to bring your own equipment. 

Topics Could Include:
How to use a mouse, laptop/phone/tablet basic questions
Help navigating the new LINKcat catalog
Signing up for an email/social networking account (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
Opening and attaching email files
Scanning photographs and basic editing
Accessing full-text magazine articles online
Sprucing up your resume with style formatting 
Using Libby/Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


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Tuesday April 30     
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for lively discussion about nature in all genres. 

Please contact group leader, Troy Hess, at troy@ontheyahara.com to register.


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