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

Learn about the reptiles and amphibians that call Minnesota and Wisconsin home. The audience will get to debunk turtle myths, touch snakes, watch a salamander eat, and more! We bring a tiger salamander, 1-2 native turtles, 3-4 native snakes, and 2-4 exotic reptiles (just for fun). Presented by Snake Discovery. 

*We are offering this program at 10am and 1pm. Please only register for one session*


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Tuesday June 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday June 28    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
Online

Join us via Zoom to discuss Children of the Land by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo (2020).

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

An acclaimed Mexican-born poet's account of the sometimes-overwhelming struggles he and his parents faced in their quest to become American citizens.Hernandez Castillo (Cenzontle, 2018, etc.) first came to the United States with his undocumented Mexican parents in 1993. But life in the shadows came at a high price. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided their home on multiple occasions and eventually deported the author's father back to Mexico. In this emotionally raw memoir, Hernandez Castillo explores his family's traumas through a fractured narrative that mirrors their own fragmentation. Honest and unsparing, this book  offers a detailed look at the dehumanizing immigration system that shattered the author's family while offering a glimpse into his own deeply conflicted sense of what it means to live the so-called American dream. A heartfelt and haunting memoir just right for the current political and social climate. (Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2019) 


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Thursday June 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday July 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday July 5    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Want to be part of an ongoing Dungeons and Dragons Campaign? Pull up a chair! An ongoing D&D 5th Edition campaign set in Waterdeep around the events of Dragon Heist. If you have not played with us yet, reserve a spot and bring a character up to level 3. If you don't know where to start or need help creating your character feel free to check out our Monthly one shot!
 

 Registration is required as space is limited.


 more info...


Thursday July 7     
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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Saturday July 9    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Give old craft supply clutter a new life at our Stash Swap!  Bring donations of unused materials and incomplete projects to this event, and exchange them for new-to-you supplies and renewed inspiration. Plus: make a bonus mini “Chaotic Creation Craft” when you're done swapping.

For ages 16 - Adult.

Registration required.

 


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Saturday July 9    Sign-up Required  
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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday July 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday July 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. 


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Wednesday July 13    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
Online

Canva is a wonderful online designing tool that can help you make a wide range of things, from posters to business cards and tri-fold brochures to  birthday cards and wedding invitations. We will look at this web-based service and learn the basics to create things that you may not know how to make from scratch. This class will be live on Zoom. 


 more info...


Thursday July 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Saturday July 16    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Upper Level Library

Challenge friends and family to new and classic tabletop board games. Choose from our collection or bring your family's favorite to play. We'll even have some giant board games set up for larger-than-life fun!

I'm Board will be presenting game demos of new games throughout the afternoon. 

 Registration not required, but appreciated.

 


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Saturday July 16    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard, or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game in this one-shot adventure. No D&D experience necessary - all skill levels welcome! You can create a level 1 character using any of the Wizards of the Coast D&D 5th edition material, or come for the character creation half hour and we'll have everything you need. Registration is required as space is limited.

Character creation: 1-1:30pm

Game play: 1:30-4pm


 more info...


Tuesday July 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday July 19    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Want to be part of an ongoing Dungeons and Dragons Campaign? Pull up a chair! An ongoing D&D 5th Edition campaign set in Waterdeep around the events of Dragon Heist. If you have not played with us yet, reserve a spot and bring a character up to level 3. If you don't know where to start or need help creating your character feel free to check out our Monthly one shot!
 

 Registration is required as space is limited.


 more info...


Tuesday July 19    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

*Registration opens June 20*

Join National Heritage Fellow Karen Ann Hoffman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin for a conversation about Contemporary Native Art, Issues and (Mis-)Understandings. 

The gathering will begin with community building over a sampling of traditional Oneida food and tea prepared by Karen Ann. She will share a presentation of her art, songs and stories focusing on a 2 way discussion comparing the ways Western and Native cultures understand the role of Art. The broad ranging conversation will include an in-depth discussion of her multi-year efforts to raise awareness about the Mass Native burial site on the grounds of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. We’ll also touch on the ongoing tragedy of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the discovery of children’s graves at Residential Schools. Karen Ann will also encourage attendees to “Ask an Indian Anything!” as a way of openly and gently addressing questions and concerns and (mis-)understandings they may have. 

Registration is required as space is limited.

Karen Ann Hoffman has been beading peace, beauty, and meaning through her Haudenosaunee Raised Beadwork since the 1990s. Haudenosaunee Raised Beadwork (also known as Iroquois Raised Beadwork) is unique to the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, characterized by lines of beads that arch above the textile surface for a three-dimensional effect, typically sewn onto velvet. Hoffman is a respected national leader in this art, known for reimagining existing forms to expand their significance for today and the future.

Hoffman pursues her twin goals of strengthening Haudenosaunee Raised Beadwork within the Haudenosaunee community and gaining recognition for it more widely. She produces two to three large pieces each year, with some in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Field Museum, the Iroquois Indian Museum, and the Oneida Nation Museum. She teaches and hosts a beading circle at her home. She is a co-organizer of the annual International Iroquois Beadwork Conference and has curated multiple exhibits of work by Native artists.

Find out more about Ripple Project events at www.beyondthepage.info/Ripple-Project


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Wednesday July 20     
In the Main Level Programming Room

Those interested in joining the group should contact group leader Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net


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

Join us in person to discuss Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach (2021).

*Copies of the book are available at both service desks

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.

Roach tags along with animal-attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and "danger tree" faller blasters. Intrepid as ever, she travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter’s Square in the early hours before the pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. She taste-tests rat bait, learns how to install a vulture effigy, and gets mugged by a macaque.

Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and trespassing squirrels, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers. When it comes to "problem" wildlife, she finds, humans are more often the problem―and the solution. Fascinating, witty, and humane, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.


 more info...


Thursday July 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Monday July 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.


 more info...


Tuesday July 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday July 26    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
Online

Join us via Zoom to discuss Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law by Mary Roach (2021).

*Copies of the book are available at both service desks

What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of human behavior and wildlife biology.

Roach tags along with animal-attack forensics investigators, human-elephant conflict specialists, bear managers, and "danger tree" faller blasters. Intrepid as ever, she travels from leopard-terrorized hamlets in the Indian Himalaya to St. Peter’s Square in the early hours before the pope arrives for Easter Mass, when vandal gulls swoop in to destroy the elaborate floral display. She taste-tests rat bait, learns how to install a vulture effigy, and gets mugged by a macaque.

Combining little-known forensic science and conservation genetics with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and trespassing squirrels, Roach reveals as much about humanity as about nature’s lawbreakers. When it comes to "problem" wildlife, she finds, humans are more often the problem―and the solution. Fascinating, witty, and humane, Fuzz offers hope for compassionate coexistence in our ever-expanding human habitat.


 more info...


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

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of every month for this new Puzzles and Podcasts program! 

Enjoy a variety of puzzles either solo or with others while listening to fun podcasts.  Puzzles provided. 

 


 more info...


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

Adults can have fun with technology too! We will be playing with Mindstorm Lego Labs to build robots, and then control them with commands from laptops. All abilities are welcome, no need to be a tech whiz!


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Thursday July 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Thursday July 28    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

For the first time ever the cookbook book group will be meeting in person! We hope you will join us in reading  In Bibi’s Kitchen and trying a few of the recipes. On Thursday, July 28, we will come together for a potluck to try some of the foods and talk about what we learned.

In this incredible volume, Somali chef Hawa Hassan and food writer Julia Turshen present 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (or grandmothers) from eight African nations. The grandmothers welcome us into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue. 

The eight countries: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, and Eritrea are at the backbone of the spice trade, many of them exporters of things like pepper and vanilla, so we should be in for some culinary treats!

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


 more info...


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

Join us for an interactive sing-along viewing of Encanto! Registration not required, but appreciated.


 more info...


Tuesday August 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


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

Want to be part of an ongoing Dungeons and Dragons Campaign? Pull up a chair! An ongoing D&D 5th Edition campaign set in Waterdeep around the events of Dragon Heist. If you have not played with us yet, reserve a spot and bring a level 1 character. If you don't know where to start or need help creating your character feel free to check out our Monthly one shot!
 

 Registration is required as space is limited.


 more info...


Thursday August 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Saturday August 6     
In the Upper Level Library

Summer Reading Program 2022!
June 10 – August 6
Everyone is invited to join the Summer Reading Program. All you need is a Reading Log: pick one up at the Summer Reading Station in the library or print one out online by visiting www,midlibrary.org.

Set your own reading goal – aim high! Earn prizes when you reach your goal.


 more info...


Tuesday August 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday August 9     
In the Mack Reading Room

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...


Wednesday August 10    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Friends Community Room (through the lobby stairwell)

The internet is an increasingly important part of everyday life for people around the world. But if you've never used the Internet before, all of this new information might feel a bit confusing at first. In this class we'll learn how the Internet works, how to connect to the Internet, and how to browse the Web. This class will be in the Friends Community Room on the lower level.


 more info...


Thursday August 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday August 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday August 16    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Want to be part of an ongoing Dungeons and Dragons Campaign? Pull up a chair! An ongoing D&D 5th Edition campaign set in Waterdeep around the events of Dragon Heist. If you have not played with us yet, reserve a spot and bring a level 1 character. If you don't know where to start or need help creating your character feel free to check out our Monthly one shot!
 

 Registration is required as space is limited.


 more info...


Wednesday August 17     
In the Main Level Programming Room

Those interested in joining the group should contact group leader Kathy Steffen at kathysteffen@charter.net


 more info...


Thursday August 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Saturday August 20    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Are you a Rogue, a Wizard, or a Warrior? Play your part in the classic role-playing fantasy game in this one-shot adventure. No D&D experience necessary - all skill levels welcome! You can create a level 1 character using any of the Wizards of the Coast D&D 5th edition material, or come for the character creation half hour and we'll have everything you need. Registration is required as space is limited.

Character creation: 1-1:30pm

Game play: 1:30-4pm


 more info...


Monday August 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.


 more info...


Tuesday August 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday August 23    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Topics will include: 

• Wisconsin is not next-of-kin for POAs 

• Gift tax scenarios 

• Probate vs. Non-probate 

• Elder financial abuse prevention 

• Naming beneficiaries properly 

• Passing along ownership of a 529/Education account 

Presented by: 

Estate Planning Attorney- Daniel Purtell, Wilson Law Group

Wealth Planning – Dr. Laurie Ellis-McLeod,  AERIE Preferred Financial Group


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Wednesday August 24    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us on the fourth Wednesday of every month for this new Puzzles and Podcasts program! 

Enjoy a variety of puzzles either solo or with others while listening to fun podcasts.  Puzzles provided. 

 


 more info...


Wednesday August 24    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
Online

There's almost no limit to what you can do online. The Internet makes it possible to access information quickly, communicate around the world, and much more. Unfortunately, the Internet is also home to certain risks, such as malware, spam, and phishing. If you want to stay safe online, you'll need to understand these risks and learn how to avoid them. Join us in learning some tips to stay safe on the internet. This class will be live on Zoom.


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

Join us in person to discuss The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig (2020).

*Copies of the book are available at both service desks

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.


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Thursday August 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


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Saturday August 27     

Visit the Middleton Public Library at the Good Neighbor Fest on Saturday, August 27! 

There will be free books for all ages (while supplies last)! Learn more about upcoming library events. Get a library card! 

The library will be located near the carnival.

See you there, neighbors! The Good Neighbor Fest is located at Fireman's Park, 7400 Lee Street, adjacent to Middleton High School.


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Tuesday August 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 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 Overdrive (e-books, downloadable audiobooks) on your computer or mobile device


 more info...


Tuesday August 30    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
Online

Join us via Zoom to discuss The Midnight Library by Matthew Haig (2020).

*Copies of the book are available at both service desks

Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?

In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.


 more info...


Tuesday August 30    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Upper Level Library

Want to be part of an ongoing Dungeons and Dragons Campaign? Pull up a chair! An ongoing D&D 5th Edition campaign set in Waterdeep around the events of Dragon Heist. If you have not played with us yet, reserve a spot and bring a level 1 character. If you don't know where to start or need help creating your character feel free to check out our Monthly one shot!
 

 Registration is required as space is limited.


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