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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Saturday February 4   
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Come play some board games at the library! We'll have a selection of games available for you to choose from. Bring friends or family to play with, or meet new people at the library!




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

It's National Pizza Day! Stop in for a pizza taste test at the library - who does the best pizza in Middleton? Vote for your favorites! We'll also have some pizza themed activities.

Pizza taste testing will begin at 4, while supplies last.

Registration required, please note any food allergies.




Tuesday February 14   
 
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. 




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

Join the Teen Advisory Committee downstairs in the Archer Rooms, where we'll catch up, talk books, hang out, and plan future library events. Attending the T.A.Co. counts towards volunteering.

For ages 13-19.  Registration not required, but appreciated.

There will be snacks!




Thursday February 23   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us each month for adventures from The Lost Mines of Phandelver.

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.

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 January 26th.




Sunday February 26   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Upper Level Library

Come one, come all! Celebrate the end of the Winter Reading Program with a library carnival and mini golf! The carnival is open to all, with games, snacks, and more.

Library Mini Golf requires registration - please register the number of people in your group, as well as your preferred tee time window: 1:00, 2:00, or 3:00. We'll send out a notification of your tee time before the event.

See you there!

 




Tuesday February 28   
 

Get your reading logs turned in by the time the library closes today! Winners of the grand prize drawings will be notified after March 1st.




Tuesday February 28   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Chess Club at Middleton Public Library! Come enjoy a game of chess in a relaxed environment. No experience necessary, we'll have instructions available. No formal chess instruction will be provided - this is meant to be a relaxed, social experience. We'll be meeting downstairs in the Archer Room.

Please list all players' ages and approximate experience levels.

All ages welcome, those under 8 with an adult accompanying them in the room.




Saturday March 4   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Brooke Saucier Author Visit (All ages)

Saturday, March 4, 11:00am

Join author Brooke Saucier and illustrator Matthew LaFleur for a fun interactive event for all ages as they discuss the creation of their book The Isle of Stuck Faces. 

The Isle of Stuck Faces is an epic poem which tells the legendary tale of Steve “Stick” Vizage, a young boy who loves to express himself—not always pleasantly—by making faces. Stick learns about the consequences when he comes face to face with his babysitter, the imposing Madame Mugg, who warns him that his facial features could freeze in place, given a certain situation. Adventure ensues as she decides to teach him an important lesson about manners, mannerisms, and treating others with respect. Come along for the ride of a lifetime with The Isle of Stuck Faces, a book for kids of all ages, and adults with maturity issues.

AUTHOR BROOKE SAUCIER has been molding and twisting the English language to suit his needs-prose, poetry, puns, Dad jokes-for most of his life. Born and raised in Memphis, Brooke ventured north for his education at the University of Illinois, where he acquired his first of many winter coats. He has been cold ever since, with a three-decade stop in Chicago and Evanston as a precursor to settlingdown with his wife, cat, and two dogs in Madison, Wisconsin, where he found a closet large enough for his impressive, suited-for-all-climates coat collection. Over the years, Brooke has held many titles-connector, banker, membership director, distiller, brand ambassador, preschool teacher, property manager - but his absolute favorite is used only by his amazing daughter, Julia: Dad.

ILLUSTRATOR MATTHEW LaFLEUR was born with a crayon in his hand, dimples in his grin and goofiness in his soul. An illustrator for over two decades, Matthew has drawn from the creative well to create various artwork that has appeared on beer cans and bottles, baseball trivia books, board games, whodunits, greeting cards, MENSA puzzle books, and The Wall Street Journal. Matthew recently reached new heights, bringing to life Ultimate Treehouse, a fun and family-friendly tabletop game. Matthew draws most of his breaths just north of Chicago, and is the proud father of two art- and music-loving kids.

 




Saturday March 4   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Come play some board games at the library! We'll have a selection of games available for you to choose from. Bring friends or family to play with, or meet new people at the library!

Featured Game: Munchkin, at 1:30pm.




Tuesday March 7   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.




Thursday March 9   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Think you know a lot about movies? Come prove it at teen trivia! Form a team and play together, find a team at the event, or be brave and go it solo!

Registration appreciated, but not required. For ages 13-19.




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

Bring the whole family to see the Trinity Irish Dancers perform at the Middleton Public Library! This 30-minute performance will be followed by an Irish Jig lesson for those ages 3-10. What a festive way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!




Tuesday March 14   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Join the Teen Advisory Committee downstairs in the Archer Room, where we'll catch up, talk books, hang out, and plan future library events. Attending the T.A.Co. counts towards volunteering.

This month we'll be celebrating Pie Day (3.14) as a treat!

For ages 13-19.  Registration not required, but appreciated, especially if you have any food sensitivities.

There will be snacks!




Tuesday March 14   
 
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 23   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us each month for adventures from The Lost Mines of Phandelver.

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.

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 on March 1st.




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

Monday Movie Marathon (All ages)

Monday, March 27

12:00pm: Ferdinand PG

2:00pm: The Bad Guys PG

Come for one or both movies! Movie snacks will be provided. 




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

As a member of the Hawkins MS AV club, you are distraught to hear that your friend Will has gone missing. You and the remaining members of the party find yourselves in the principal’s office, where you discover a police file along with a strange locked box that you realize contains the mysterious portal between you and Will. Upon closer examination of the evidence in the file, you realize that Will is trying to communicate with you from the Upsidedown. Can you decipher his messages, and get him back to the portal before it closes for good?

Registration required. Please register for only 1 session of the escape rooms, ages 13-19.




Thursday March 30   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Test your Mario Kart 8 skills - think you have what it takes to win 1st place? Race to claim your title!

12 players will face off across 3 rounds, earning points for wins. The top 4 will go on to race for the trophy!

Registration required, for ages 13-19.






All Programs at the library are funded by the Friends of the Middleton Public Library. Become a Friends Member today!