SPECIAL EVENTS FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES Some programs require pre-registration. To register for these free programs, use the online link in the program description below, or call 608-827-7402, email info@midlibrary.org, or stop by at the library's upper level Help Desk.

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TODAY   
 
In the Friends Sale Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Help the Friends of the Library celebrate the official opening of the new book store location! Stop by the store on the main level of the library for refreshments and fun throughout the day. Ribbon cutting ceremony and cake at 4:30pm.


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

LC3 = Loosely Controlled Chaos Club (Grades K-6) Friday, October 18, 4:15-5pm: SLIME! Calling all MAD SCIENTISTS! Join forces to explore and create. Adults, please don your own goggles to assist the younger scientists. Registration is required – space is limited. Please register all party members - kids & adults.


Saturday October 19   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Crafty Kids: Happy Halloween! (all ages) Saturday, October 19, 3-4pm Crafts and fun for everyone! Wear your costumes! Doors open at 3pm. Drop in anytime, but be sure to allow yourself enough time to complete your craft by 4pm.


Monday October 21   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

‘Tween Mystery Night (Grades 3-6) Monday, October 21, 6-7pm Do you have what it takes to solve A Mansion Mystery? You are part of the action! Everyone will have a role to play - you might even be the culprit! Analyze the clues, hear from witnesses, interrogate the suspects…and solve the mystery! Registration is required – space is limited to 20 suspects...I mean, participants. Please register participants only.


Monday October 21   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore a variety of activities teaching kids to program and code. Activities include: Scratch, Kodu, game creation, Sphero, and Code.org programs. Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace to learn these important and fun skills. For ages 7-13. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 9/25/19.


Wednesday October 23   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Outside the Library

Pokemon Go Walking Club (all ages) Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm September 11 – October 30 Catch Pokemon, spin Stops, battle in gyms, and maybe take on a high-level raid! Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone must use his or her own device. Registration and signed waiver are required. Adults and teens welcome!


Wednesday October 23   Registration Required
 
In the Upper Level Library

Dungeons and Dragons for ‘Tweens (ages 9-12) Wednesdays, September 11, 18, 25; October 9, 16, 23 6:30-8:00pm Join us for this classic role-playing fantasy game. All skill levels welcome! Registration is required - space is limited to 5. Registering for the September 11 date signs you up for the entire six-week series. *No meeting October 2.


Thursday October 24   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

This incredibly popular club allows kids to have fun while interacting with peers in our Creative Library Minecraft Server. This program is for ages 7-13. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 9/25/19.


Friday October 25   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Downtown Annual Trick-or-Treat (all ages) Friday, October 25, 3pm-5pm Dress up in your Halloween costumes and Trick-or-Treat Downtown Middleton. Stop by the library for treats and a photo booth! Businesses displaying the orange pumpkin are participating.


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

Kindermusik (all ages) Monday, October 28 @ 9:30am A fun interactive exploration of music and rhythm led by the professionals from Musical Pathways Foundation. Please register. Please register all members of your party - kids & adults.


Monday October 28   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore a variety of activities teaching kids to program and code. Activities include: Scratch, Kodu, game creation, Sphero, and Code.org programs. Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace to learn these important and fun skills. For ages 7-13. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 9/25/19.


Wednesday October 30   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
Outside the Library

Pokemon Go Walking Club (all ages) Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm September 11 – October 30 Catch Pokemon, spin Stops, battle in gyms, and maybe take on a high-level raid! Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone must use his or her own device. Registration and signed waiver are required. Adults and teens welcome!


Monday November 4   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Family & Toddler Yoga (ages 2 & up) Monday, November 4 @ 10:30am Monday, December 2 @ 10:30am & 6pm Fun songs and poses for families with younger children! Registration is required – space is limited. Please register for only 1 class per month. Please register all members of your party - kids & adults.


Monday November 4   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore a variety of activities teaching kids to program and code. Activities include: Scratch, Kodu, game creation, Sphero, and Code.org programs. Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace to learn these important and fun skills. For ages 7-13. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 10/25/19.


Wednesday November 6   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell)

LEGO Mindstorms (Grades 2-6) Wednesdays, 4:15pm: November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18; Build and program robots with LEGO Mindstorms. Each class will be a mix of building and/or programming. Younger kids will need adult assistance. Please register all members of your party. Registration is required for each week – space is limited.


Thursday November 7   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

*This event is cancelled due to parent/teacher conferences* This incredibly popular club allows kids to have fun while interacting with peers in our Creative Library Minecraft Server. This program is for ages 7-13. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 10/25/19.


Thursday November 7   
 
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell)

3DS & Switch Club (all ages) Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm: November 7, December 5 [New Meeting Room across from Archer Room] Bring your 3DS, Switch and games for the group to share!


Monday November 11   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Escape Room: Locked in Mr. Lemoncello’s Library (Ages 9-12) Monday, November 11 2 Sessions: 4:30pm-5:30pm and 6pm-7pm You and your friends accidentally got locked in the library! Fortunately, others have gotten locked in before, so Mr. Lemoncello has left clues on how to escape. Crack the code, solve the puzzles, figure out how to escape before time runs out! Registration is required – space is limited.


Monday November 11   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore a variety of activities teaching kids to program and code. Activities include: Scratch, Kodu, game creation, Sphero, and Code.org programs. Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace to learn these important and fun skills. For ages 7-13. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 10/25/19.


Wednesday November 13   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell)

LEGO Mindstorms (Grades 2-6) Wednesdays, 4:15pm: November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18; Build and program robots with LEGO Mindstorms. Each class will be a mix of building and/or programming. Younger kids will need adult assistance. Please register all members of your party. Registration is required for each week – space is limited.


Thursday November 14   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

This incredibly popular club allows kids to have fun while interacting with peers in our Creative Library Minecraft Server. This program is for ages 7-13. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 10/25/19.


Friday November 15   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

LC3 = Loosely Controlled Chaos Club (Grades K-6) Friday, November 15, 4:15-5pm: Erupting Fruit Volcanoes! Calling all MAD SCIENTISTS! Join forces to explore and create. Adults, please don your own goggles to assist the younger scientists. Registration is required – space is limited. Please register all party members - kids & adults.


Saturday November 16   Registration Required
 
In the Upper Level Library

Young Entrepreneurs’ Craft Fair (Ages 9-18) Applications Due Friday, November 1 by 6pm Saturday, Nov 16, 2-4pm It’s a craft fair featuring items made by YOU! If you’d like to sell items you’ve made, sign up to host a table at our Young Entrepreneurs’ Craft Fair. Details and applications are available at the Main Level Service Desk. Space is limited. Applications are due by November 1, but the event may fill up before then. All ages are welcome to shop at the fair; cash only.


Sunday November 17   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Chess Club (all ages) Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm: November 17, December 15 Chess lessons will begin at 1:30pm followed by open play. All ages and skill levels are welcome.


Monday November 18   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Monday, Nov 18 @ 10:30am (For ages 3-5) Professionals from i9 Sports will be here to teach introductory Soccer & Basketball Drills. Registration is limited to 22 children. Adults do not need to register


Monday November 18   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore a variety of activities teaching kids to program and code. Activities include: Scratch, Kodu, game creation, Sphero, and Code.org programs. Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace to learn these important and fun skills. For ages 7-13. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 10/25/19.


Wednesday November 20   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell)

LEGO Mindstorms (Grades 2-6) Wednesdays, 4:15pm: November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18; Build and program robots with LEGO Mindstorms. Each class will be a mix of building and/or programming. Younger kids will need adult assistance. Please register all members of your party. Registration is required for each week – space is limited.


Friday November 22   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Friday Fun-Day! Ages 2-5 Friday, Nov 22, 10:30am Enjoy a variety of active games and free play at the library. Registration is limited to 30 children. Adults do not need to register.


Monday November 25   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore a variety of activities teaching kids to program and code. Activities include: Scratch, Kodu, game creation, Sphero, and Code.org programs. Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace to learn these important and fun skills. For ages 7-13. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 10/25/19.


Wednesday November 27   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Up Close with Magnum Opus Ballet (All ages) Wednesday, November 27, 11:30am-12pm Enjoy a beautiful selection of dances from their holiday production, Full Light, followed by learning creative ballet steps yourself! Magnum Opus is the newest professional ballet company in Wisconsin. Please register. (Photo by Kat Stiennon)


Monday December 2   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Family & Toddler Yoga (ages 2 & up) Monday, December 2 @ 10:30am & 6pm Fun songs and poses for families with younger children! Registration is required – space is limited. Please register for only 1 class per month. Please register all members of your party - kids & adults.


Monday December 2   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore a variety of activities teaching kids to program and code. Activities include: Scratch, Kodu, game creation, Sphero, and Code.org programs. Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace to learn these important and fun skills. For ages 7-13. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 11/25/19.


Wednesday December 4   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell)

LEGO Mindstorms (Grades 2-6) Wednesdays, 4:15pm: November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18; Build and program robots with LEGO Mindstorms. Each class will be a mix of building and/or programming. Younger kids will need adult assistance. Please register all members of your party. Registration is required for each week – space is limited.


Thursday December 5   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

This incredibly popular club allows kids to have fun while interacting with peers in our Creative Library Minecraft Server. This program is for ages 7-13. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 11/25/19.


Thursday December 5   
 
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell)

3DS & Switch Club (all ages) Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm: December 5 [New Meeting Room across from Archer Room] Bring your 3DS, Switch and games for the group to share!


Saturday December 7   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

MAGIC + MUSIC = FUN! Join Sauk Trail and Kromrey music teacher John Becker for a fun afternoon of professional magic tricks and original music for children of all ages. Come ready to laugh, be amazed, and enjoy the "magic" of music.


Monday December 9   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

*This event is cancelled due to parent/teacher conferences* Explore a variety of activities teaching kids to program and code. Activities include: Scratch, Kodu, game creation, Sphero, and Code.org programs. Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace to learn these important and fun skills. For ages 7-13. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 11/25/19.


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

Mason Jar Edibles (All ages) Monday, Dec 9, 6-7pm Create a sweet or savory treat in a jar! Follow the recipe and layer ingredients in a mason jar to give as gift or keep for yourself! Participants are encouraged to bring a clean quart-sized jar with a lid. Drop in any time, but expect to spend about 20 minutes filling and decorating your jar. Please register by December 5 for planning purposes.


Wednesday December 11   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell)

LEGO Mindstorms (Grades 2-6) Wednesdays, 4:15pm: November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18; Build and program robots with LEGO Mindstorms. Each class will be a mix of building and/or programming. Younger kids will need adult assistance. Please register all members of your party. Registration is required for each week – space is limited.


Wednesday December 11   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

’Tween Books & Cooks (Grades 3-6) Wednesday, December 11, 6-7pm Theme: Winter Break Reads Recipe: Cookie Dough! Put on your chef’s hat and grab your books! Mix up a batch of delicious chocolate chip cookie dough to take home. We’ll talk about books while we eat cookies! Bring book suggestions to share. Registration is required: space is limited.


Thursday December 12   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

This incredibly popular club allows kids to have fun while interacting with peers in our Creative Library Minecraft Server. This program is for ages 7-13. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 11/25/19.


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

LC3 = Loosely Controlled Chaos Club (Grades K-6) Friday, December 13, 4:15-5pm: Egg Drop Challenge! Calling all MAD SCIENTISTS! Join forces to explore and create. Adults, please don your own goggles to assist the younger scientists. Registration is required – space is limited. Please register all party members - kids & adults.


Sunday December 15   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Chess Club (all ages) Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm: September 15, October 13, November 17, December 15 Chess lessons will begin at 1:30pm followed by open play. All ages and skill levels are welcome.


Monday December 16   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Monday, Dec 18 @ 10:30am (For ages 3-5) Professionals from i9Sports will be here to teach introductory Soccer & Basketball Drills. Registration is limited to 22 children. Adults do not need to register.


Monday December 16   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Explore a variety of activities teaching kids to program and code. Activities include: Scratch, Kodu, game creation, Sphero, and Code.org programs. Participants will have the opportunity to work at their own pace to learn these important and fun skills. For ages 7-13. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 11/25/19.


Wednesday December 18   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs New Programming Room (through the lobby stairwell)

LEGO Mindstorms (Grades 2-6) Wednesdays, 4:15pm: November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18; Build and program robots with LEGO Mindstorms. Each class will be a mix of building and/or programming. Younger kids will need adult assistance. Please register all members of your party. Registration is required for each week – space is limited.


Thursday December 19   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

This incredibly popular club allows kids to have fun while interacting with peers in our Creative Library Minecraft Server. This program is for ages 7-13. Registration is required and space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 11/25/19.


Friday December 27   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Leonardo’s Rockin’ Noon Year’s Eve Party (All ages) Friday, December 27, 11am-Noon Sing, dance and party in the “Noon” Year with Leonardo! Balloon drop at the stroke of noon!




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