EVENTS FOR TEENS and PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE 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 jksenn@midlibrary.org, or stop by at the library's Service Desk. 
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In the Main Level Programming Room

Do you want to learn CPR but don’t have time for an extensive course, or are hesitant to provide mouth-to-mouth resuscitation? Hands-Only CPR has been shown to be as effective in the first few minutes, as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest. This class will teach you two easy steps that can double or triple a teen or adult cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival.




Tuesday February 27   
 
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. 




Friday March 1   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Want to volunteer at the library?  Come hangout and catch up with other volunteers, and hear about the upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Registration appreciated, but not required. If you haven't previously volunteered, but are interested, come join us! For ages 13-18.

There will be snacks!

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7403.




Thursday March 7   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us for ongoing adventures from The Lost Mines of Phandelver and Dragons of Icespire Peak.

Players are welcome to create their own level 1 character using any materials from the Player's Handbook, 5th edition, or they may request a help creating a character. Please do not use materials from other sources without clearing it with Jenn first!

No experience is needed, all supplies will be available along with pre-made characters for anyone who wants them.

While this will be an ongoing campaign, it is not necessary to attend every month - it's structured so that players can join when they are able, but it won't cause issues if someone can't make it.

Registration is required, and opens 1 month in advance.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org, or 608-827-7403.




Saturday March 9   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

An afternoon of D&D at the library! Sign up to come play a stand alone adventure. Want to play with friends? Sign up as a group! Don't have anyone to play with? Sign up anyway! Have kids? Sign up as a family! We will have multiple tables running the same game, so whether you want to play with people you know or be paired up and meet other players, you're good!

Tables will seat 6. Please include everyone who will be playing in your registration.

Children under 9 must have an adult at the table with them - please register for 1 if you plan to share the same character, or 2 if you each will play your own character.

You are welcome to bring your own level 3 character made using and standard D&D sources (Player's Handbook, DnDBeyond, official sources such as THC, XGE, etc.) We will also have premade characters ready to go, so don't worry if you don't have one!




Monday March 11   
 
In the Upper Level Library

Make an original shoebox-sized diorama with PEEPS as the main characters!
Pick up your starter kit at the library starting March 11 and return by March 30.

One kit per household while supplies last.

Kits include one shoebox and 1 package of Peeps. You may use any of your own materials to create your diorama. Dioramas will be on display at the library April 1 - April 13 so library patrons can vote for the Peep-le's Choice Awards.




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

It is the first Saturday in March in Nome, Alaska. Sunlight makes the snow sparkle. Tomorrow is the big race, the Iditarod. The race committee is making final preparations. But a dark cloud hangs over the race. The Widow’s Lamp is missing. This lantern is lit at the start of the race and is not extinguished until the last musher is off the trail. The race cannot begin without the lantern. It must be found immediately.

Can you solve the puzzles and find the lamp before time runs out? 

Registration required, ages 13-19.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7403.




Tuesday March 12   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Sophomores, sign up now for a free ACT diagnostic test! While the juniors are taking their ACT, get a head start for your own test. The library is partnering with Galin Education to offer a realistic ACT experience. This diagnostic will help you work out some test-taking jitters as well as help you focus your studying.

Students are encouraged to bring their own calculator - please see www.act.org/calculator-policy.html for current information on which calculators are permitted.

Registration required.




Tuesday March 12   
 
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. 




Thursday March 14   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Come celebrate Pi Day with a Pi Day Party! 

Stop by the library from 3:14p to 4:14p to make a Pi Day pin, write Pi-ku's and grab a slice of pie! Registration is appreciated, but not required. Pie and pins available while supplies last.




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

Homeschool Hangout: Library Life

Friday, March 15 1pm

Ever wondered what librarians do all day? Or wanted a closer look at the library's automatic sorter? Homeschool families with kids of all ages are invited to join us for a discussion with librarians, a tour of the library, and a library scavenger hunt!

Registration appreciated.

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




Saturday March 16   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Uh oh! You are a magical familiar, accompanying your adventuring companion to the Annual Arcane Olympics, but they have wandered off and FORGOT TO BRING YOU WITH THEM! This is a disaster! You and your fellow familiars must find them before the competitions start without you!

We'll be playing using the Familiar Problem rule set created by Marisha Ray (Critical Role) and designed by Grant Howitt (Honey Heist). All you need to do is show up and decide what kind of familiar animal you are!

Registration required.




Thursday March 21   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us for ongoing adventures from The Lost Mines of Phandelver and Dragons of Icespire Peak.

Players are welcome to create their own level 1 character using any materials from the Player's Handbook, 5th edition, or they may request a help creating a character. Please do not use materials from other sources without clearing it with Jenn first!

No experience is needed, all supplies will be available along with pre-made characters for anyone who wants them.

While this will be an ongoing campaign, it is not necessary to attend every month - it's structured so that players can join when they are able, but it won't cause issues if someone can't make it.

Registration is required, and opens 1 month in advance.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org, or 608-827-7403.




Monday March 25      - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Family Bingo! 

Monday, March 25, 2pm - 3pm

BINGO! Join us for a fun hour of Bingo for all ages! Prizes awarded for each round. 

Registration appreciated.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7403.




Tuesday March 26   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Queen Gimnax has ordered the reclamation of the northern lands. As a cartographer in her service, you are sent to map this territory, claiming it for the Kingdom of Nalos. Through official edicts, the queen announces which lands she prizes most, and you will increase your reputation by meeting her demands. But you are not alone in this wilderness. The Dragul contest your claims with their outposts, so you must draw your lines carefully to reduce their influence. Reclaim the greatest share of the queen’s desired lands and you will be declared the greatest cartographer in the kingdom.

Players compete to earn the most reputation stars by the time four seasons have passed. Each season, players draw on their map sheets and earn reputation by carrying out the queen's edicts before the season is over. The player with the most reputation stars at the end of winter wins!

Join us for this map making game and show off your quick thinking and strategic planning!

Registration appreciated, if only so the snack supply is adequate.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7403.




Wednesday March 27   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Mark Hayward: Yo-Yo Guy!

Wednesday, March 27 @ 2pm

Mark’s comedy yo-yo performance consists of an amusing combination of comedy and object manipulation. He uses props such as yo-yos, tops and juggling equipment, as well as nontraditional performing props like a mousetrap, in a fun and witty style for a show that can be enjoyed by anyone. His show has been a favorite at comedy nights, family weekends, and special events around the country.




Thursday March 28   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Upper Level Library

Welcome to the 2024 Middleton Public Library Mario Kart Tournament!

This year we have not one, not two, but THREE different tournaments. Choose the one right for you! Do you like to race, but don't have a lot of experience? Do you regularly take gold on 200cc? No problem! All ages and experience levels are welcome, from those who have never played to those who hold all the high scores. We will race using Mario Kart 8 on the Library's Nintendo Switch, located in the Teen Area.

The Short Story Cup will start at 10AM and will race at 50cc. The courses will be chosen from the Mushroom Cup, the Flower Cup, or the Star Cup, to be announced on the day.

The Novella Cup will begin at 1PM, with a speed of 100cc and the course to be announced from any of the standard Mario Kart 8 Grand Prix sets (Mushroom, Flower, Star, Special, Shell, Banana, Leaf, Lightning, Egg, Triforce, Crossing, or Bell).

The Novel Cup will begin at 6PM, and will be at 150cc, featuring a course selected from the course Booster Pack, to be announced on the day.

All racers will use controllers provided by the library, no personal controllers please. Racers are encouraged to chose the Cup best for them. Or, if you wish to challenge yourself, sign up for more than one!

Registration required for participation, but everyone is welcome to come watch!




Friday March 29   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Life Size Battle Ships (Ages 8 & up)

Friday, March 29 @ 10am

Two teams will compete in a life size version of the classic game Battleship! Work together to sink the opposing team's ships before your ships are sunk! 

Registration Required.




Saturday March 30   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Upper Level Library

Come play board games at the library! We will have a selection of NEW (and old!) board games available for you to play around the library. Bring your family and friends, and settle in for some quality game time.

Registration appreciated, but not required.




Saturday March 30   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Upper Level Library

Nerf at the Library (Ages 12 & Up)

Join us for this epic Nerf battle between the stacks of the Middleton Library. We'll gather after-hours in the library for an evening of battle fun with Nerf Outings Madison! Bring your own Nerf blasters or borrow one from NOMAD (supplies are limited). 

This event is for ages 12 & up. Each participant must have a signed waiver, which will be sent in the week leading up to the event. Those under 18 must have the waiver signed by a guardian.




Thursday April 4   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us for ongoing adventures from The Lost Mines of Phandelver and Dragons of Icespire Peak.

Players are welcome to create their own level 1 character using any materials from the Player's Handbook, 5th edition, or they may request a help creating a character. Please do not use materials from other sources without clearing it with Jenn first!

No experience is needed, all supplies will be available along with pre-made characters for anyone who wants them.

While this will be an ongoing campaign, it is not necessary to attend every month - it's structured so that players can join when they are able, but it won't cause issues if someone can't make it.

Registration is required, and opens 1 month in advance.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org, or 608-827-7403.




Friday April 5   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Want to volunteer at the library?  Come hangout and catch up with other volunteers, and hear about the upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Registration appreciated, but not required. If you haven't previously volunteered, but are interested, come join us! For ages 13-18.

There will be snacks!

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7403.




Saturday April 6   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

You have just set foot onto a spaceship.

But let’s back up to the beginning of the story. A few days ago, a spaceship landed on Earth. At first, people shied away, but suddenly, a cackling sound cut through the air and you heard a computer-like voice.

“Please help us. We are from a distant galaxy. Our ancestors told us that we must solve the mysteries of the stars to open this box to save our planet from disaster. We cannot do it alone. Please help us.”

Although there were many debates about the authenticity of the message, the leaders of the world have finally decided to assemble a team to examine this spaceship. What will you find? Can you help the aliens?

As you take your first steps onto the ship, it becomes obvious that it was abandoned long ago, but the box is still there. Can you figure out what is in it and solve the mystery?

Registration required, for ages 13-19.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org or 608-827-7403.




Tuesday April 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. 




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

Hang out, eat pizza, and paint! Follow along with a beginners paint along at the library.

Paint materials will be supplied and no previous experience needed!

Registration Required Ages 13-19




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

Show off your peep engineering skills and build the tallest peep tower! Then show off EVEN MORE peep engineering skills, and build a peep catapult to knock it down.

There will be peep prizes for the Tallest Tower, Farthest Catapult, Sturdiest Tower and Most Accurate Catapult.

Registration required, please note any food sensitivities at the time of registration. Ages 12-19.




Thursday April 18   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us for ongoing adventures from The Lost Mines of Phandelver and Dragons of Icespire Peak.

Players are welcome to create their own level 1 character using any materials from the Player's Handbook, 5th edition, or they may request a help creating a character. Please do not use materials from other sources without clearing it with Jenn first!

No experience is needed, all supplies will be available along with pre-made characters for anyone who wants them.

While this will be an ongoing campaign, it is not necessary to attend every month - it's structured so that players can join when they are able, but it won't cause issues if someone can't make it.

Registration is required, and opens 1 month in advance.

If you need accommodations to attend this event, please contact info@midlibrary.org, or 608-827-7403.




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

Pour paint to make a spectacular galaxy work of art! Your creation will be truly out of this world.

Children 8 and younger must be actively assisted by an adult.

Registration required.




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

Pour paint to make a spectacular galaxy work of art! Your creation will be truly out of this world.

This session is for Teens ages 13-19.

Registration required.




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

Pour paint to make a spectacular galaxy work of art! Your creation will be truly out of this world.

Children 8 and younger must be actively assisted by an adult.

Registration required.