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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Sunday August 18   
 
Stop by the Bock Community Garden on Sunday, August 18 any time between 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. Learn why pollinators are crucial to growing healthy gardens, learn the basic anatomy of a flower, how a plant is pollinated, and what occurs after pollination. Special guest, Jacki Whisenent will help us identify some pollinators inside the Bock Children’s Garden. Learn what you can do in your own yard or community to encourage healthy, happy pollinators! 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, however trails within garden are unpaved. Bike rack available 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.


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

Interested in gaming and ESports? Have tons of fun while playing age-appropriate games in a supportive environment. Most gaming will happen on the Nintendo Switch, but there will be opportunities for some online gaming as well. All games will be rated E for Everyone. Example games include Rocket League Racing, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and MarioKart. For ages 8-14. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 7/25/19


Thursday August 22   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, August 22 between 9-10:30am for this free, family-friendly event! There will be a variety of fun and free activities for families to enjoy brought to you by Greenway Station, Madison Moms Blog, and the Middleton Public Library! The theme for August is “Out of this World Playdate" and the Madison Moms Blog has a great selection of activities lined up such as Outerspace Story with Engineering for Kids, Rocket Launch with Engineering for Kids, and a Reach for the Stars Craft. The Middleton Public Library will also have books for checkout and a variety of outdoor toys to play with. For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com. Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. Plenty of free parking available! PLEASE NOTE: For inclement weather, this event will be held inside a vacant store space at Greenway Station. Signs will be posted at Greenway Station Farmers' Market.


Thursday August 22   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 8-14. Registration is required. Registration for this event opens on 7/25/19.


Saturday August 24   
 
Visit the Middleton Public Library at the Good Neighbor Fest on Saturday, August 24! There will be free books for babies to adults and outdoor toys to enjoy! Learn more about the Next Chapter! Get a library card! The library will be located by the basketball court under the smaller 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.


Monday August 26   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Lower Level Computer Lab

Interested in gaming and ESports? Have tons of fun while playing age-appropriate games in a supportive environment. Most gaming will happen on the Nintendo Switch, but there will be opportunities for some online gaming as well. All games will be rated E for Everyone. Example games include Rocket League Racing, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and MarioKart. For ages 8-14. Registration required. Space is limited. Registration for this event opens on 7/25/19


Thursday August 29   Registration Required
 
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 8-14. Registration is required. Registration for this event opens on 7/25/19.


Thursday September 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 8/25/19.


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


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

Family & Toddler Yoga (ages 2 & up) Monday, September 9 @ 10:30am Monday, October 7 @ 10:30am & 6pm 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.


Wednesday September 11   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 September 11   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
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 September 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 8/25/19.


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

‘Tween Artists (ages 9-12) Part 1: Monday, September 16, 6-7pm Part 2: Monday, September 30, 6-7pm Paint on glass, using a faux stained-glass art technique. At Part 1, we’ll paint the black outlines. We’ll fill in the colors at Part 2. Registration is required – space is limited. Registering for Part I reserves your spot for Part II. Please register only 'Tween participants.


Monday September 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 8/25/19.


Wednesday September 18   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 September 18   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 September 19   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, September 19 between 9-10:30am for this free, family-friendly event! There will be a variety of fun and free activities for families to enjoy brought to you by Greenway Station, Madison Moms Blog, and the Middleton Public Library! The theme for September is “Back to School” and the Madison Moms Blog has a great selection of activities lined up such as a Book Worm Story Time and a School Craft. The Middleton Public Library will also have books for checkout and a variety of outdoor toys to play with. For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com. Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. Plenty of free parking available! PLEASE NOTE: For inclement weather, this event will be held inside a vacant store space at Greenway Station. Signs will be posted at Greenway Station Farmers' Market.


Thursday September 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 8/25/19.


Friday September 20   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, Sept. 20, 4:15-5pm: LEGO Mindstorms 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 for all party members - kids & adults.


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

Kindermusik (all ages) Monday, September 23 @ 10:30am A fun interactive exploration of music and rhythm lead by the professionals from Musical Pathways Foundation. Please register. Please register all members of your party - kids & adults.


Monday September 23   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 8/25/19.


Wednesday September 25   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 September 25   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 September 26   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 8/25/19.


Monday September 30   Registration Required
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

‘Tween Artists (ages 9-12) Part 1: Monday, September 16, 6-7pm Part 2: Monday, September 30, 6-7pm Paint on glass, using a faux stained-glass art technique. At Part 1, we’ll paint the black outlines. We’ll fill in the colors at Part 2. Registration is required – space is limited. Attendance at Part I is required for attending Part II.


Monday September 30   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 8/25/19.


Wednesday October 2   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!


Thursday October 3   
 
Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station Playdate Series at the Greenway Station Farmers’ Market on Thursday, October 3 between 9-10:30am for the final free, family-friendly event in this Playdate Series! There will be a variety of fun and free activities for families to enjoy brought to you by Greenway Station, Madison Moms Blog, and the Middleton Public Library! The theme for October is “Princesses + Pirates” - wear a costume if you like! There will be a fun storytime at 9:30am with Miss Lori (no in-library Storytimes today) followed by a Pumpkin Crown craft activity. The Madison Moms Blog has also invited a Princess and Pirate to visit! The Middleton Public Library will also have books for checkout and a variety of outdoor toys to play with. For complete details about this free, family-friendly event series, visit the library’s outreach page at www.midlibrary.org/Outreach or Greenway Station’s website at www.greenwayshopping.com. Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. Plenty of free parking available! PLEASE NOTE: For inclement weather, this event will be held inside a vacant store space at Greenway Station. Signs will be posted at Greenway Station Farmers' Market that morning with more info.


Thursday October 3   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.


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


Monday October 7   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Family & Toddler Yoga (ages 2 & up) Monday, October 7 @ 10:30am & 6pm 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.


Wednesday October 9   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 9   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 10   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.


Sunday October 13   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Chess Club (all ages) Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm: 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 October 14   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 16   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 16   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 17   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 18   Sign-up 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, 11am-2pm 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   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!




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