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 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 June 19    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

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 in the Archer Room.


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Thursday June 20     

Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station at the Farmers' Market on Thursday, June 20 between 9:30-11:30am for this free, family-friendly event! 

The Middleton Public Library will bring free books for kids (while supplies last) and a variety of outdoor toys for kids to enjoy . Don't forget to bring your shopping bag and stop by all of the wonderful vendors at the farmers' market, which is open from 8-1pm. 

Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. 

PLEASE NOTE: this event is weather permitting.


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

Join us for a discussion of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin (2022).

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

On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom.

These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts.

Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love.


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Thursday June 20     
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 #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college as she presents lessons and knowledge from her new book Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School

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

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/49360

 

About the Author: Tiffany Jewell is a Black biracial writer, twin sister, first-generation American, cisgender mama, anti-bias antiracist (ABAR) educator, and consultant. She is the author of the #1 New York Times and #1 Indie Bestseller, This Book Is Anti-Racist, a book for young folks and everyone to wake up, take action, and do the work of becoming antiracist as well as The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism the recently released Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School (2024).

 

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


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

*This program has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 10 at 9:30am*

The federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) created incentives that reduce the cost of clean energy projects for businesses, nonprofits and even local governments. In some cases federal funding can be as much as 70% of the project costs! Coupled with increasingly-affordable technologies, this means there’s never been a better time to pursue projects that reduce operating costs and emissions. 

Kathy Kuntz, Director of the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change, will talk about how organizations can leverage IRA funding for solar, energy efficiency, electrification and more. Her presentation will include specific local examples and plenty of time for audience questions.

Kathy Kuntz is the Director of the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change in Madison, Wisconsin where she leads climate action efforts across Dane County. Kathy has 30 years of experience implementing programs focused on resource efficiency and climate action. Prior to joining Dane County Kathy led Cool Choices, a nonprofit that worked with businesses and local governments on sustainable practices and prior to that Kathy led Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program.


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Friday June 21     
Outside the Library

Make Music Middleton is a free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts and live music on streets, sidewalks, and parks across Downtown Middleton.

For a full listing of venues, performers, and times, please visit https://www.makemusicday.org/middleton


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Monday June 24    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 June 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


 more info...


Tuesday June 25     
In the Main Level Programming Room

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

June & July: Fen, Bog & Swamp by Annie Proulx

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


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Wednesday June 26     

Visit the Middleton Public Library on June 26, July 10 and July 24 at the Summer Meal Program in the Middleton High School cafeteria!  

The Summer Meal Program runs June 24 through August 1, from 11-12:30pm, and all MCPASD students ages 18 and younger can receive free meals. Please note that all meals must be eaten on-site & carry out meals are not available.  

Students can choose a free book on the days the Middleton Public Library will be visiting the program, while supplies last.

The Middleton High School cafeteria is located at 2100 Bristol Street and the cafeteria entrance is near the indoor pool.


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Wednesday June 26     
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 June 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...


Friday June 28    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Read with Rooney!

Rooney is a 4-year-old professional therapy dog who was previously a diabetes-alert service dog. He has been working in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District since February, visiting schools and working with students. He helps students build empathy and compassion, provides emotional support for those in distress, and models kindness and unconditional love. He enjoys meeting with children, getting lots of pets, and being read to by students. Rooney is a yellow labrador retriever, and his favorite toy is a soccer ball. 

Registration required. Your time slot will be provided to you via email after you register. 

If you have any questions email kaganser@midlibrary.org

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


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Friday June 28     
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Friday Family Movie: Wonka (All Ages)

Friday, June 28 @ 1:30pm

Join us for a fun musical fantasy adventure following Willy Wonka's rise to stardom! 

Rated PG


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Saturday June 29    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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Tuesday July 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 July 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 July 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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Monday July 8    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

Documentary, 2018.  Not Rated. 1 hr 21 minutes.


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Tuesday July 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 July 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 visit to Deckawoo Drive with everyone’s favorite adventure loving pig, Mercy Watson! Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo will be sharing the stories behind the creation of her early chapter book series, the original Mercy Watson, and the follow up series, Tales from Deckawoo Drive. We will also be celebrating the publication of the final book in the Mercy Watson series! 

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

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/49998

 

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the award-winning author of over 30 books for children. She served as the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress. Several of her books have been turned into movies, and one was even adapted as an opera. She grew up in Florida and currently lives in Minnesota.


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Tuesday July 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 July 10     

Visit the Middleton Public Library on June 26, July 10 and July 24 at the Summer Meal Program in the Middleton High School cafeteria!  

The Summer Meal Program runs June 24 through August 1, from 11-12:30pm, and all MCPASD students ages 18 and younger can receive free meals. Please note that all meals must be eaten on-site & carry out meals are not available.  

Students can choose a free book on the days the Middleton Public Library will be visiting the program, while supplies last.

The Middleton High School cafeteria is located at 2100 Bristol Street and the cafeteria entrance is near the indoor pool.


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

Join us as we explore and learn how to use the database Creativebug. 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 class will be in the Archer Room.


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Wednesday July 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.


 more info...


Thursday July 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


 more info...


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

Read with Rooney!

Rooney is a 4-year-old professional therapy dog who was previously a diabetes-alert service dog. He has been working in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District since February, visiting schools and working with students. He helps students build empathy and compassion, provides emotional support for those in distress, and models kindness and unconditional love. He enjoys meeting with children, getting lots of pets, and being read to by students. Rooney is a yellow labrador retriever, and his favorite toy is a soccer ball. 

Registration required. Your time slot will be provided to you via email after you register. 

If you have any questions email kaganser@midlibrary.org

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


 more info...


Friday July 12     
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Friday Family Movie: Lyle Lyle Crocodile (All Ages)

Friday, July 12  @ 1:30pm

After moving to New York City, the Primm family discovers they're sharing their apartment with Lyle the singing crocodile! Based on the book by Bernard Warber.

Rated PG

 


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

Zoozort is a wildly unique opportunity to learn about special abilities, behavior, and habitat of some of the world’s most amazing animals from licensed animal educator, Noelle Bezio. Meet Wanda the Wallaby, Bob the Tegu, Oliver the kinkajou, Montgomery the python, and many more Zoozort animals! 

*Please note that seating will primarily be on the floor for this event. Registration opens June 13.*


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Tuesday July 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


 more info...


Wednesday July 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.


 more info...


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

Join us for a discussion of West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge (2021).

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

Woodrow Wilson Nickel, age 105, feels his life ebbing away. But when he learns giraffes are going extinct, he finds himself recalling the unforgettable experience he cannot take to his grave.

It’s 1938. The Great Depression lingers. Hitler is threatening Europe, and world-weary Americans long for wonder. They find it in two giraffes who miraculously survive a hurricane while crossing the Atlantic. What follows is a twelve-day road trip in a custom truck to deliver Southern California’s first giraffes to the San Diego Zoo. Behind the wheel is the young Dust Bowl rowdy Woodrow. Inspired by true events, the tale weaves real-life figures with fictional ones, including the world’s first female zoo director, a crusty old man with a past, a young female photographer with a secret, and assorted reprobates as spotty as the giraffes.

Part adventure, part historical saga, and part coming-of-age love story, West with Giraffes explores what it means to be changed by the grace of animals, the kindness of strangers, the passing of time, and a story told before it’s too late.


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Thursday July 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


 more info...


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

This presentation will outline the stormwater and erosion control permit requirements for new development, as well as discuss the future initiatives that LWRD aims to achieve. Presented by Elliott Mergen, Water Resource Engineer with the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department.


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Friday July 19     

Visit the Middleton Public Library at Capital Flight's annual Rock the Ramp event on Friday, July 19 from 5-10pm! Capital Flight is located at:  8264 Airport Road, Middleton.

Rock the Ramp is the World’s largest re-Oshkosh/EAA fly-in, concert and airshow hosted by Capital Flight at the Middleton Municipal Airport/Morey Field and the City of Middleton’s largest single day gathering. 

Spectator admission is FREE and ALL proceeds are directed to Badger Honor Flight, an organization working to ensure that World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and terminally ill veterans from any war have the opportunity to see the memorials that have been erected in their honor.

Enjoy an aerobatic airshow, live Music from the Jake Maurer Band, Michael Goulian, food trucks to purchase food, huge silent auction, tons of AMAZING aircraft, face painting, family friendly activities, and a surprise evening event to wrap up the night!

Visit www.capital-flight.com/airport-events for more information.


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Saturday July 20    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Build your cat (or other small pet) a castle! Supplies will be provided. Children are welcome to participate with an adult.

*We are offering this program at 10am, 11am, and 1pm. Please only register for one session*

Registration opens 6/20/24.


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Saturday July 20    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Build your cat (or other small pet) a castle! Supplies will be provided. Children are welcome to participate with an adult.

*We are offering this program at 10am, 11am, and 1pm. Please only register for one session*

Registration opens 6/20/24.


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Saturday July 20    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Build your cat (or other small pet) a castle! Supplies will be provided. Children are welcome to participate with an adult.

*We are offering this program at 10am, 11am, and 1pm. Please only register for one session*

Registration opens 6/20/24.


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Saturday July 20     
In the Main Level Programming Room

Stop by the Middleton Public Library to “Meet and Greet" some adoptable cats from Madison's Shelter From the Storm animal shelter. 

Visit www.sftsrescue.org to learn more about Shelter From the Storm's adoption process and to see all of the animals up for adoption. 

This event will be located in the Main Level Corner Conference Room of the library. 

Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to enter the “Meet and Greet” space. Also, library staff will be limiting the number of people who enter the “Meet and Greet” space at one time so there may be a short wait. 


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

Over the course of ten days and 435 miles, an unbreakable bond is forged between pro adventure racer Michael Light (Mark Wahlberg) and a scrappy street dog companion dubbed Arthur. Based on an incredible true story, ARTHUR THE KING follows Light, desperate for one last chance to win, as he convinces a sponsor to back him and a team of athletes (Simu Liu, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Ali Suliman) for the Adventure Racing World Championship in the Dominican Republic. As the team is pushed to their outer limits of endurance in the race, Arthur redefines what victory, loyalty and friendship truly mean.

Rated PG-13, runtime 107 minutes


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Monday July 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 July 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 July 24     

Visit the Middleton Public Library on June 26, July 10 and July 24 at the Summer Meal Program in the Middleton High School cafeteria!  

The Summer Meal Program runs June 24 through August 1, from 11-12:30pm, and all MCPASD students ages 18 and younger can receive free meals. Please note that all meals must be eaten on-site & carry out meals are not available.  

Students can choose a free book on the days the Middleton Public Library will be visiting the program, while supplies last.

The Middleton High School cafeteria is located at 2100 Bristol Street and the cafeteria entrance is near the indoor pool.


 more info...


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

The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world on your computer. More than a search engine, the portal provides innovative ways to search and scan through millions of items, including by timeline, map, virtual bookshelf, format, and subject. Join us as we learn how to use this free online database! This class will be live on Zoom.


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Wednesday July 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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Thursday July 25     

Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station at the Farmers' Market on Thursday, July 25 between 9:30-11:30am for this free, family-friendly event! 

The Middleton Public Library will bring free books for kids (while supplies last) and a variety of outdoor toys for kids to enjoy . Don't forget to bring your shopping bag and stop by all of the wonderful vendors at the farmers' market, which is open from 8-1pm. 

Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. 

PLEASE NOTE: this event is weather permitting.


 more info...


Thursday July 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


 more info...


Friday July 26    Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the Main Level Programming Room

Read with Rooney!

Rooney is a 4-year-old professional therapy dog who was previously a diabetes-alert service dog. He has been working in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District since February, visiting schools and working with students. He helps students build empathy and compassion, provides emotional support for those in distress, and models kindness and unconditional love. He enjoys meeting with children, getting lots of pets, and being read to by students. Rooney is a yellow labrador retriever, and his favorite toy is a soccer ball. 

Registration required. Your time slot will be provided to you via email after you register. 

If you have any questions email kaganser@midlibrary.org

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


 more info...


Friday July 26     
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Friday Family Movie: Kung Fu Panda 4(All Ages)

Friday, July 26  @ 1:30pm

Po, the Dragon Warrior is expected to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. A big change from his usual death-defying adventures. Po knows nothing about being a spiritual leader, and he has to train a new Dragon Warrior before he can live out his days in peace.

Rated PG


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

Ocean Odyssey: Sting Rays (All Ages)

Saturday, July 27 11am & 1pm

Break down the misconceptions surrounding rays with The National Mississippi River Museum as they bring their traveling touch tank back to the library! This year, they'll feature sting rays! Participants will have the chance to touch the rays at the end of each program!

Registration Required.


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

Ocean Odyssey: Sting Rays (All Ages)

Saturday, July 27 11am & 1pm

Break down the misconceptions surrounding rays with The National Mississippi River Museum as they bring their traveling touch tank back to the library! This year, they'll feature sting rays! Participants will have the chance to touch the rays at the end of each program!

Registration Required.


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Tuesday July 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 July 30     
In the Main Level Programming Room

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

June & July: Fen, Bog & Swamp by Annie Proulx

August & September: What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Enigmatic Birds by Jennifer Ackerman 

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


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Tuesday July 30     
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 this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.

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

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/51282

 

About the Author

Dan Santat is a Caldecott Medal winner, a National Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels. Santat created the animated television show, "The Replacements," as well. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.


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Tuesday July 30    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Have you thought about getting backyard chickens but don't know where to start? Join us for an informative talk about regulations, housing needs, feeding, chicken behavior, and more!


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Wednesday July 31     
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 August 1     
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 August 1     
Outside the Library

Circus Cameron: A One-Man Marvel

Thursday, August 1 @ 6pm

Come laugh, cheer, and become a part of the action! Cameron's One-Man Circus Show is packed with family friendly comedy. Watch as he balances atop wobbling props, performs incredible acrobatics, and juggles clubs as razor sharp as his wit. This charming show will inspire all and leave you with a new best friend in the circus world.

Time for photos with performer after the show!

This event will take place in the green space across the street from the library.


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Monday August 5    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Monk is a frustrated novelist who's fed up with the establishment that profits from Black entertainment that relies on tired and offensive tropes. To prove his point, he uses a pen name to write an outlandish Black book of his own, a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

Rated R, runtime 116 minutes


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

ChatGPT and other generative AI tools have already started to change the world. Introduced less than two years ago, these resources promise to grow both in capability and use in the coming years. But what are their limitations and ethical problems, if any? How can these tools be harnessed by professionals in their jobs, or by individuals for fun? This session will cover the nuts and bolts of what these programs are, what they can do, and how you can start to integrate them into your career or personal life. Just as importantly, we'll discuss where these tools fall short and discuss the nuances and ethics of responsible AI use. By the end of the session, you'll be prepared to decide for yourself if we should start believing in Generative AI as the next step in technology development.

Kris Turner is the Associate Director of Public Services at the University of Wisconsin Law Library. He began working at the Law School Library in January 2012 as a Circulation Assistant and Daytime Supervisor, and also worked as the Reference and Technology Services Librarian and the Head of Reference before becoming the Associate Director of Public Services. Kris is responsible for managing the reference and circulation departments and enhancing the legal research services that the library offers or may offer in the future.  Kris also teaches Law Practice Technologies, a course focused on the use of technology and AI in law firms and co-teaches Advanced Legal Research with a focus on ethical and practical generative AI use.


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Wednesday August 7     
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.

Revealing a new perspective into the world of space exploration and the daring astronauts who make it possible, Dr. Levasseur will guide you through the Smithsonian’s Behind the Scenes at the Space Station and take you on a once-in-a-lifetime virtual tour of the International Space Station. 

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

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/52453

 

About the Author: Dr. Jennifer Levasseur is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan (BA, 1999). She received an MA from George Washington University (2002) and a PhD from George Mason University (2014). Her first book, published in 2020, examined the cultural significance of astronaut photography. She is the responsible curator for the Museum's astronaut cameras, chronographs, the Space Shuttle, and International Space Station programs. In 22 years at NASM, Jennifer has worked on artifact loans, a biennial museums conference, and numerous digital projects. She curated the 2015 exhibit Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity, co-curated One World Connected, and is lead curator for the forthcoming At Home in Space gallery.

 

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


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Wednesday August 7     

Visit the Middleton Public Library at National Night Out, a free event held annually at Lakeview Park from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, August 7.  

Lakeview Park is located at 6300 Mendota Avenue in Middleton.  Weather permitting.


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Wednesday August 7     
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 August 7      - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

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 all devices welcome. This class will be in the Archer Room in the lower level.


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Thursday August 8     
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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Monday August 12    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 August 13     
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 August 13     
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 August 14     
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 August 14    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Search millions of business and resident listings in the United States with this powerful, easy-to-use directory. Download records in Excel or other formats for easy business marketing or personal address lists. This class will be in the Archer Room on the lower level.


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

Join us in person to discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

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

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.


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Thursday August 15     
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.

Another college application season is around the corner, and stress is already beginning to ratchet up for teens and their parents. You’re invited to join us for this must-watch talk by Irena Smith, PhD. You will hear about constructive and healthy ways to approach the college application process, preserve your relationship with your teen, and help them define success on their terms instead of chasing the elusive “golden ticket.”

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

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/52884

 

About the Author: Irena Smith is an author, former Stanford admissions officer, independent college counselor, and mother of three extraordinary children. She emigrated from the former Soviet Union with her parents when she was nine years old. In spite of her fierce insistence that she would never, not ever, learn English, she went on to earn a BA in English and then a PhD in Comparative Literature (both from UCLA, where she received a Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award and Dissertation Year Fellowship). Irena taught literature and composition at UCLA and Stanford before transitioning to college admissions, college advising, and writing. Her recently published memoir, The Golden Ticket: A Life in College Admissions Essays is the winner of the Story Circle Network's Gilda Award, named in honor of comedian Gilda Radner to recognize honest, authentic writing that "makes us laugh even when we want to cry." It's been described by Forbes as “captivating and smart… a potential antidote to the fevered belief that being admitted to an elite college will spell the difference between a successful life vs. a doomed future.” 

 

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


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

The federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) created new tax credits and rebates that will reduce the cost of clean energy projects for homeowners, landlords and tenants. Attend to find out about the programs that can benefit your household. Kathy Kuntz, Director of the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change, will talk about how households can leverage IRA funding for solar, energy efficiency, electrification and more. The presentation will include plenty of time for audience questions.

 

Kathy Kuntz is the Director of the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change in Madison, Wisconsin where she leads climate action efforts across Dane County. Kathy has 30 years of experience implementing programs focused on resource efficiency and climate action. Prior to joining Dane County Kathy led Cool Choices, a nonprofit that worked with businesses and local governments on sustainable practices and prior to that Kathy led Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable energy program.


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Saturday August 17    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."


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Tuesday August 20     
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 August 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.

We invite you to join us as we chat with the amazing New York Times bestselling author Shelby Van Pelt about her beloved novel Remarkably Bright Creatures. You don’t want to miss this deep-dive exploration of friendship, reckoning, hope, and so much more!

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

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/53315

 

About the Author: Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel, REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES, was published by Ecco/HarperCollins (US) and Bloomsbury (UK) in Spring 2022 and was an Instant New York Times bestseller and has sold a million and a half copies. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she’s now missing the mountains in the Chicago area with her husband and two children.

 

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


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Thursday August 22    Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!  
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

In an American desert town in the mid-fifties, the Junior Stargazer Convention attracts stargazers of different ages. A group of students and their parents visit the town to attend the event. What follows is an unexpected exchange of ideas and experiences that lead to eye-opening revelations. 

Rated PG-13, runtime 105 minutes


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Thursday August 22     
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 August 24     

Visit the Middleton Public Library at the Good Neighbor Fest on Saturday, August 24! 

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 between the carnival and the large pavilion at Fireman's Park.

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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Saturday August 24    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.


 more info...


Tuesday August 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 August 27     
In the Main Level Programming Room

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

August & September: What an Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Enigmatic Birds by Jennifer Ackerman 

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


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Wednesday August 28    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 point of view and narrators.  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 point of view, 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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Thursday August 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...