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Middleton Public Library
Address: 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608-831-5564     Email: info@midlibrary.org
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3rd Annual Fire Station Storytime

3rd Annual Fire Station Storytime

3rd Annual Fire Station Storytime

3rd Annual Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series October

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series October

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series October

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series October

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series October

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series October

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series August

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate Series August

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Summer Youth Center 2018

National Night Out

National Night Out

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Greenway Station Playdate Series Visit 2

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Slide Into a Good Book @ Parkside Heights Park

Outreach-Slide @ Springtree 2018

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Outreach-Greenway Station Playdate June

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Splash Pad Visit 2018

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach @ the Splash Pad

Outreach: 4k Celebration

Outreach: 4k Celebration

Outreach-KEVA Day with Dad

Outreach-KEVA Day with Dad

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Outreach @ KEVA - Storytime

Read With a Cop at YMCA Sauk Trail

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-2017 Fire Station Storytime

Outreach-Summer Youth Center

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach - 2017 Kids Day

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Slide Into a Good Book Springtree

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach: Parkside Heights Park

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach-Kids' Day Event 2016

Outreach: Day of Caring

Outreach Splash Pad

Outreach-Splash Pad

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Promote Early Literacy
  • Reach Non-Users and Underserved
  • Connect With Schools and Afterschool Sites
  • Attend Special Events
  • Collaborate with Community Groups,
       Businesses, and City Departments

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UPCOMING OUTREACH EVENTS



Thursday March 28   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Outside the Library

Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St, Middleton) to discuss Mary Karr's memoir, "The Liar's Club." All adults are welcome to join the discussion! A limited number of copies will be available for checkout at the library's reference desk. Registration for this event is appreciated. The Liars’ Club took the world by storm and raised the art of the memoir to an entirely new level, bringing about a dramatic revival of the form. Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town brings us characters as darkly hilarious as any of J. D. Salinger’s—a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all. This unsentimental and profoundly moving account of an apocalyptic childhood is as “funny, lively, and un-put-downable” (USA Today) today as it ever was. (Amazon.com)


Monday April 1   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Overcome cabin fever and celebrate Spring during this free Storytime Event at KEVA Sports Center! (www.kevasports.com) Join Miss Lori on the basketball court at 10:30am for Storytime! After storytime, enjoy open play on one of KEVA's huge indoor soccer fields or choose to participate in a small multi-sport class.(This multi-sport class is limited to 16 participants.) Sign up for multi-sport class at the event. This free event does NOT require a KEVA membership so come on out to enjoy all of the fun things KEVA has to offer! Before participating in this event, all attendees must complete a KEVA waiver form. This waiver will be available at the event or you can pick one up at the Middleton Public Library Help Desk before the event if you want to fill it out ahead of time and bring with you. This event is best for 2-4 year olds, but all are welcome! KEVA is located at 8312 Forsythia Street in Middleton. Plenty of free parking!


Saturday April 20   
 
Day with Dad at KEVA Sports Center Saturday, April 20, 1-4pm Visit the Middleton Public Library at this family event at KEVA Sports Center located at 8312 Forsythia Street in Middleton (www.kevasports.com). Dad can't make it? Come anyway! Everyone is welcome! Free admission! Activities include a variety of sports, inflatables, DJ and music, library craft area, plus much much more! At this event, KEVA is also collecting non-perishable food items to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin and gently used books to donate for Reach-a-Child. Please consider bringing something to add to the collection! There will also be great books to borrow at the library's table so don’t forget to bring your library card! Plenty of FREE parking available!


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

Join us at The Free House Pub (1902 Parmenter St, Middleton) to discuss Carmen Maria Machado's book of short stories, "Her Body and Other Parties." All adults are welcome to join the discussion! A limited number of copies will be available for checkout at the library's reference desk. Registration for this event is appreciated. In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes. Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction. (Amazon.com)


Saturday June 15   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at this year's Cops and Bobbers event held at Lakeview Park in Middleton (6300 Mendota Ave) on June 15 from 8-12pm. Hosted by the Middleton Optimist Club, this FREE event is fun for the whole family and is a great way to spend time with family over Father’s Day weekend. First 150 kids age 15 and under receive a free fishing rod, reel & bobber or bring your own fishing gear if you have it! Fun contests & prizes including BIG & Little fish contest & more. Free food and beverages too! Visit the library's table to choose a free book, to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, or to just say hi!


Sunday June 23   
 
Join the Middleton Public Library at the Bock Community Garden (5606 Highland Way in Middleton) on Sunday, June 23 from 6-7pm for their Summer Learning Series! These classes are FREE and open to the public. There are two events happening on June 23. One is for kids ages 4-12 years old and the second is for teens and adults. BUGS IN THE GARDEN (ages 4-12) Show appreciation for the diversity of insects found in the garden! Special guest, Jacki Whisenent, will help us observe, classify and illustrate insects found inside the Bock Community Children’s Garden! Jacki holds a Master’s certificate in Science Illustration from the University of California - Monterey Bay and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Entomology at UW-Madison. Join us in the garden as we’re introduced to new insects! ORGANIC WEED & PEST CONTROL (teens & adults) Growing healthy organic produce can prove to be a difficult task! In this class, Educational Coordinator, Kathleen, will go over efficiently managing common weeds and pests we find in the Bock Community Garden. Bring your questions and your own knowledge of organic gardening as we discuss how to overcome these challenges. This class is designed for adult and teen gardeners of all skill levels and welcomes members and non-members. The library will bring a variety of books on gardening, pollinators, flowers, vegetables, etc., so don't forget to bring your library card! The Bock Community Garden is located at 5606 Highland Way in Middleton. PLEASE NOTE: The Bock Community Garden is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, however trails within garden are unpaved. Bike rack available at one of the garden entrances. Dogs are not permitted. Parental supervision of children is required at all times. No bathroom facilities on site. Street parking only. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.


Tuesday June 25   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm on June 25, July 2, July 16, July 23, and July 30.


Tuesday July 2   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm on July 2, July 16, July 23, and July 30.


Tuesday July 9   
 
Outside the Library

We’re giving away free books this summer! Visit staff from the Middleton Public Library, Elm Lawn Elementary School, Northside Elementary School, and Kromrey Middle School at Parkside Heights Park on July 9 and August 13 from 1-2:30pm to choose free books to keep and to play in the park! All Middleton students in grades K-12 are invited! Parkside Heights Park is located at 3201 Northbrook Drive in Middleton, just off Donna Drive, two blocks from Kromrey Middle School. Plenty of street parking available! For more information, please contact the Outreach Librarian from the Middleton Public Library at (608) 827-7402.


Tuesday July 16   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm on July 16, July 23, and July 30.


Sunday July 21   
 
Join the Middleton Public Library at the children's garden at the Bock Community Garden on Sunday, July 21 from 6-7pm for their Summer Learning Series! These classes are FREE and open to the public. Classes are recommended for young gardeners, ages 4-12. Explore the elements found inside a garden! A fun scavenger hunt will guide young gardner’s in their discovery! Gardens can be created almost anywhere! Plant a seed and take it home and you’re well on your way to becoming a Master Gardener! You can start a garden in your backyard or on a windowsill as long as you have sunlight, water, and room to grow! The Middleton Public Library will bring a variety of books on gardening, pollinators, flowers, vegetables, etc., so don't forget to bring your library card! The Bock Community Garden is located at 5606 Highland Way in Middleton. PLEASE NOTE: The Bock Community Garden is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers and there is a bike rack at one of the garden entrances. Dogs are not permitted. Parental supervision is required at all times. No bathroom facilities on site. Street parking only. Event will be cancelled in case of inclement weather.


Tuesday July 23   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm on July 23, and July 30.


Tuesday July 30   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at Fireman's Park next to Middleton High School this summer during the free summer lunch and park program supervised by the Youth Center Staff. The free lunch program is from 11:15-1:15pm and is open to any student under 18 years old. The Middleton Public Library will bring books for teen and 'tween readers, some games, and other hands on activities (while supplies last) from 12:15-1:15pm.