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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Wednesday December 2

Join us as we explore and learn how to use the NEW database Creative Bug.This database is all about crafting. Use it to get ideas, patterns, watch video classes, and be able to save them in one place to get back to when you need it. If you are looking for some make-it-yourself gift ideas, this will help you out this holiday season! We will be live on Zoom. Here is the link for the class:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82049814559

Meeting ID: 820 4981 4559

 

 


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Thursday December 3

We will be meeting to talk about and share books we have been reading during Covid.


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Monday December 7

Interested or Intrigued by coding/programming? Have you heard of the Hour of Code? Curious about new ways to challenge yourself? Come and check out some free activities that introduce and practice computer coding and programming with an experienced teacher. 

Register online to receive Zoom link in your email!


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Tuesday December 8

Participants will learn age appropriate concepts of Computer Science. This is a perfect introduction to the world of coding and programming. We will use some age appropriate computer programs to practice concepts. As a group, we will also discuss 'unplugged' coding activities that do not use technology.

Parent participation is strongly encouraged!

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Tuesday December 8

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the award-winning design and build of ETC’s latest addition to its headquarters building located right here in Middleton.  Not only did the North Addition Project win In Business Magazine’s 2019 Commercial Design Awards (CDA) for Best New Development, Most Innovative Feature, and Project of the Year, it was also named CDA Project of the Decade in 2020!  Find out what it took to turn this “in the box” concept into reality.

*Please register to receive Zoom link before the event*

Cindy Rhyner is an HR Generalist and has been with ETC since 1997. In addition to the 2018 North Addition project, she has led numerous other building projects for ETC including the 2004 relocation into the headquarters building, 2013 remodel of the Mazomanie building, 2016 Quad Container Prototype Project, and 2020 remodel of the headquarters building.


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Wednesday December 16

Access to genealogy databases are available through the library. We will look at Ancestry, Heritage Quest, and others, as well as learn some BASIC tips and skills to search and view information to start your genealogy project. This class will be live on Zoom. Here is the link for the class:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86235863710

Meeting ID: 862 3586 3710

 

 

 


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Saturday December 19

All Ages Winter Reading Program
December 19 – February 27

How it works:

BINGO! Everyone gets their own Bingo card. Each square describes a type of book. To “fill” the square, just read a book that fits the square’s criteria and write in the title. Once you’ve completed a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line – claim your Bingo prize!

Want to keep going? Fill ALL 25 squares for a BLACKOUT! A Blackout Bingo will get you an entry into a Grand Prize Drawing. 

Some Rules: 

  • Only one Bingo can be claimed per card.
  • Book titles may be used only once per card.
  • Only one card per person. 
  • You are on your honor to read books before adding them to your card.
  • Deadline: all Bingos must be turned in before 5pm, Saturday, February 27, 2021 

How do I submit my Bingo to get my prize?

  • Fill out the online card at midlibrary.org
  • Put your card in the drop box – during curbside hours only
  • Mail it to: Middleton Public Library * 7425 Hubbard Ave * Middleton, WI 53562 * Attn: WRP 

What are the prizes?

Children & Teens

  • Bingo = choice of book* and a coupon for a scoop of Culver’s Custard
  • BLACKOUT Bingo = entry into the Grand Prize Drawing

*Prize Book Menus are online at midlibrary.org/children & midlibrary.org/teen

Adults

  • Bingo = Coupon for a Free Scoop of Culver’s Custard
  • BLACKOUT Bingo = Entry into the Grand Prize Drawing

Booklists & Suggestions

Almost every square of the online card has links to three booklists, one each for children, teens, and adults. Need more suggestions? Fill out a Librarian’s Choice Request at midlibrary.org. Want to explore on your own? Try Novelist Plus on the library’s Online Resources page.


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Monday January 4

All Ages Winter Reading Program
December 19 – February 27

How it works:

BINGO! Everyone gets their own Bingo card. Each square describes a type of book. To “fill” the square, just read a book that fits the square’s criteria and write in the title. Once you’ve completed a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line – claim your Bingo prize!

Want to keep going? Fill ALL 25 squares for a BLACKOUT! A Blackout Bingo will get you an entry into a Grand Prize Drawing. 

Some Rules: 

  • Only one Bingo can be claimed per card.
  • Book titles may be used only once per card.
  • Only one card per person. 
  • You are on your honor to read books before adding them to your card.
  • Deadline: all Bingos must be turned in before 5pm, Saturday, February 27, 2021 

How do I submit my Bingo to get my prize?

  • Fill out the online card at midlibrary.org
  • Put your card in the drop box – during curbside hours only
  • Mail it to: Middleton Public Library * 7425 Hubbard Ave * Middleton, WI 53562 * Attn: WRP 

What are the prizes?

Children & Teens

  • Bingo = choice of book* and a coupon for a scoop of Culver’s Custard
  • BLACKOUT Bingo = entry into the Grand Prize Drawing

*Prize Book Menus are online at midlibrary.org/children & midlibrary.org/teen

Adults

  • Bingo = Coupon for a Free Scoop of Culver’s Custard
  • BLACKOUT Bingo = Entry into the Grand Prize Drawing

Booklists & Suggestions

Almost every square of the online card has links to three booklists, one each for children, teens, and adults. Need more suggestions? Fill out a Librarian’s Choice Request at midlibrary.org. Want to explore on your own? Try Novelist Plus on the library’s Online Resources page.


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Wednesday January 6

Join us for step-by-step instructions on how to download free library eBooks and audio books on your tablet. We’ll show you how to download the Libby app, search for books, and download them to your device. Users of Android and Apple tablets welcome, the app is not yet available for Kindle Fire. Here is the link to join: Meeting ID:


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Thursday January 14

Join us to discuss “So You've Been Publicly Shamed" by Jon Ronson (2015).

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. A limited number of books are available for curbside library pickup. Please call 608-827-7403 or email info@midlibrary.org to reserve a copy.*


 
For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us – people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they’re being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job.
 
A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people’s faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control.
 
Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws – and the very scary part we all play in it. (Penguin Random House)

 


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Tuesday January 19

Join us to discuss “So You've Been Publicly Shamed" by Jon Ronson (2015).

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. A limited number of books are available for curbside library pickup. Please call 608-827-7403 or email info@midlibrary.org to reserve a copy.*


 
For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us – people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they’re being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job.
 
A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people’s faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control.
 
Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws – and the very scary part we all play in it. (Penguin Random House)


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Wednesday January 20

Join us as we explore and learn how to use the Consumer Reports database. Use it to compare products such a washing machines, dryers, fans, cars, and much more! To join the class click this link:  Meeting ID: 


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Monday January 25

Join us to discuss “So You've Been Publicly Shamed" by Jon Ronson (2015).

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. A limited number of books are available for curbside library pickup. Please call 608-827-7403 or email info@midlibrary.org to reserve a copy.*


 
For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us – people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they’re being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job.
 
A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people’s faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control.
 
Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws – and the very scary part we all play in it. (Penguin Random House)


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Thursday January 28

Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Middleton Public Library Virtual Cookbook Book Group!

This book group will meet 4 times a year and we will get together on Zoom to discuss cookbooks that share a common theme. This month’s theme is “Healthy Cooking for the New Year”. You can choose ANY cookbook you like whether it is vegetarian/vegan, paleo, Atkins or reduced sugar baking, whatever appeals to you! 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.


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