Middleton Public Library
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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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Tuesday March 9

Public Meeting, Everyone Welcome. 

*NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC MEETING* 

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89897169653?pwd=Q0xVUk0yZ3pYT1FBVmdZM0dCNlprZz09 

Meeting ID: 898 9716 9653 

Password: 755113 

or Call in by phone +1 (301)715-8592 (same Meeting ID and Password) 

Monthly library board meeting, agenda and minutes at midlibrary.org/board


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Wednesday March 10

Read your favorite magazines on your tablet for free by using your library card! We have two great databases available to Middleton Public Library cardholders. We will learn how to use both Flipster and Overdrive Magazines and search for your favorites. Click on the link below to join the class: 

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Tuesday March 16

Join us to discuss “The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett (2019).

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email info@midlibrary.org.*

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.


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Thursday March 18

Join us to discuss “The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett (2019).

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email info@midlibrary.org.*

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.


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Tuesday March 23

Join us to discuss “The Dutch House" by Ann Patchett (2019).

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email info@midlibrary.org.*

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.


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Wednesday March 24

Join us as we take a look at the newspaper resources Middleton Library provides online for all to use. If you haven't been able to read certain papers because of the pandemic, you can find it online free to read! Use this link to join: 

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Meeting ID: 599 374 6465

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Meeting ID: 599 374 6465

 

 

 


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Wednesday April 7

Pinterest is a website that collects and shares web images, simply it operates as a place to bookmark/collect items. We will cover creating an account, learn to navigate the page, how to make and use boards, and learn what pinning is.


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Thursday April 8

Spring and summer are on their way and Wisconsin’s woods, prairies, and wetlands are waking up with the color and song of returning birds. Join Caitlyn Schuchhardt from Madison Audubon to learn about the variety of spring migrants you might find, from small colorful warblers to majestic wading birds. She’ll also share some tips about getting started with birding and a list of must-visit destinations to make the most of your spring and summer birding adventures. 

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the event


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Tuesday April 13

Public Meeting, Everyone Welcome. 

*NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC MEETING* 

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89897169653?pwd=Q0xVUk0yZ3pYT1FBVmdZM0dCNlprZz09 

Meeting ID: 898 9716 9653 

Password: 755113 

or Call in by phone +1 (301)715-8592 (same Meeting ID and Password) 

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


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Thursday April 15

Join us to discuss Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land (2019).

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email info@midlibrary.org.*

Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society.

While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.
 

 


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Tuesday April 20

Join us to discuss Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land (2019).

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email info@midlibrary.org.*

Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society.

While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.
 

 


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Wednesday April 21

Join us as we learn how to create a free account, navigate, and use Mango Languages. This is an online language-learning system for help learning languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.


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Monday April 26

Join us to discuss Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive by Stephanie Land (2019).

*Please register to receive the Zoom link before the discussion. To pick up a copy of the book using curbside service, please call 608-827-7403 or email info@midlibrary.org.*

Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society.

While she worked hard to scratch her way out of poverty as a single parent, scrubbing the toilets of the wealthy, navigating domestic labor jobs, higher education, assisted housing, and a tangled web of government assistance, Stephanie wrote. She wrote the true stories that weren't being told. The stories of overworked and underpaid Americans.
 

 


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Thursday April 29

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

This book group meets 4 times a year (on Zoom for now) to discuss cookbooks that share a common theme. This month’s theme is “Gluten Free Cooking”. You can choose ANY cookbook you like that focuses on or includes recipes that are gluten free. If you need some suggestions check out this booklist. 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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Tuesday May 11

Public Meeting, Everyone Welcome. 

*NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC MEETING* 

Join Zoom Meeting by clicking https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89897169653?pwd=Q0xVUk0yZ3pYT1FBVmdZM0dCNlprZz09 

Meeting ID: 898 9716 9653 

Password: 755113 

or Call in by phone +1 (301)715-8592 (same Meeting ID and Password) 

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


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Wednesday May 12

Ever had problems replacing a toilet, sink or faucet? Learn the basics, the importance of the right tools and things to look out for. Also receive info on how to deal with drain problems and maintain your drainage system.

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