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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Wednesday June 19   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Let your creativity run wild, with this classic string wrapping craft! Go for an abstract spiral, or try a rainbow heart - there's no wrong answers! All supplies will be provided, along with some basic tutorials. Registration required, ages 12-19.




Thursday June 20   
 

Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station at the Farmers' Market on Thursday, June 20 between 9:30-11:30am for this free, family-friendly event! 

The Middleton Public Library will bring free books for kids (while supplies last) and a variety of outdoor toys for kids to enjoy . Don't forget to bring your shopping bag and stop by all of the wonderful vendors at the farmers' market, which is open from 8-1pm. 

Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. 

PLEASE NOTE: this event is weather permitting.




Thursday June 20   
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

This session is canceled, sign up for a session in the upcoming weeks!

Join us this summer for an ongoing foray into the world of  Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion!

This is a fully stand alone and cooperative campaign game of tactical combat. Players will assume the roles of 4 hardened mercenaries and work together to fight through a campaign full of choices, challenges, and twists. 

Registration is required for each session, and opens 2 weeks in advance. No need to register for all sessions, each week will be one self contained mission.

Ages 12-19.




Friday June 21   
 
Outside the Library

Make Music Middleton is a free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts and live music on streets, sidewalks, and parks across Downtown Middleton.

For a full listing of venues, performers, and times, please visit https://www.makemusicday.org/middleton




Saturday June 22   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Deep in the jungle lies an ancient temple. A mysterious disease has inflicted a town. It's up to you to investigate, before the rot escapes the jungle…

Join us for this D&D oneshot adventure! No experience needed, though it may be helpful. Players are welcome to bring their own level 8 characters, using any officially published D&D 5e materials. Premade characters will also be available.

Registration required, ages 12-19.




Wednesday June 26   
 

Visit the Middleton Public Library on June 26, July 10 and July 24 at the Summer Meal Program in the Middleton High School cafeteria!  

The Summer Meal Program runs June 24 through August 1, from 11-12:30pm, and all MCPASD students ages 18 and younger can receive free meals. Please note that all meals must be eaten on-site & carry out meals are not available.  

Students can choose a free book on the days the Middleton Public Library will be visiting the program, while supplies last.

The Middleton High School cafeteria is located at 2100 Bristol Street and the cafeteria entrance is near the indoor pool.




Wednesday June 26   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Whether used as a wind chime, a wall hanging, or a sun catcher, these bright beaded strings are eye catching! If you prefer something more portable, key chains are also available. All supplies will be provided, along with some basic tutorials. Registration required, ages 12-19.




Thursday June 27   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us this summer for an ongoing foray into the world of  Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion!

This is a fully stand alone and cooperative campaign game of tactical combat. Players will assume the roles of 4 hardened mercenaries and work together to fight through a campaign full of choices, challenges, and twists. 

Registration is required for each session, and opens 2 weeks in advance. No need to register for all sessions, each week will be one self contained mission.

Ages 12-19.




Friday June 28   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Read with Rooney!

Rooney is a 4-year-old professional therapy dog who was previously a diabetes-alert service dog. He has been working in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District since February, visiting schools and working with students. He helps students build empathy and compassion, provides emotional support for those in distress, and models kindness and unconditional love. He enjoys meeting with children, getting lots of pets, and being read to by students. Rooney is a yellow labrador retriever, and his favorite toy is a soccer ball. 

Registration required. Your time slot will be provided to you via email after you register. 

If you have any questions email kaganser@midlibrary.org

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




Friday June 28   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Friday Family Movie: Wonka (All Ages)

Friday, June 28 @ 1:30pm

Join us for a fun musical fantasy adventure following Willy Wonka's rise to stardom! 

Rated PG




Tuesday July 2   Sign-up Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Want to create your own D&D character, but aren't sure where to start? Have you done it before, but want to try something new? Come to this hands-on workshop, where we'll have everything you need to make a new character from scratch (or level up a current character). Dungeon Master Jenn will be available to assist and answer questions. No prior D&D experience needed!

Ages 12-19, registration appreciated.




Saturday July 6   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

After being stripped of all their possessions, a mage, a warrior, an elf, and a dwarf are forced to go rob the local Magic Maze shopping mall for all the equipment necessary for their next adventure. They agree to map out the labyrinth in its entirety first, then find each individual’s favorite store, and then locate the exit. In order to evade the surveillance of the guards who eyed their arrival suspiciously, all four will pull off their heists simultaneously, then dash to the exit. That's the plan anyway…but can they pull it off?

In this real-time, cooperative game, all players will work together to move the pieces and reach the goals. But after the first round…talking isn't allowed! Can you work together to get your equipment and get out?

Registration required, ages 12-19.




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

Legends of an ancient ruined city are familiar to a select few scholars and fortune seekers, who know of it, but not always exactly where it is. Even more mysterious, lying somewhere within or beneath the ruins, is a hidden shrine said to be dedicated to Zotzilaha, the vampire god of the underworld…

Players are welcome to create their own level 7 characters, or use a premade one provided. Players will also be required to create a free Roll20 account, and provide an email address in advance for access to the game. More details will be sent to registered attendees.

This adventure will run four weeks in July, with August 6 as a potential overflow/backup date. Please plan to attend all four sessions - signing up for the first one registers you for the full series.

Ages 13-19, registration required.




Tuesday July 9   
 
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

Join us for a visit to Deckawoo Drive with everyone’s favorite adventure loving pig, Mercy Watson! Newbery Medal winning author Kate DiCamillo will be sharing the stories behind the creation of her early chapter book series, the original Mercy Watson, and the follow up series, Tales from Deckawoo Drive. We will also be celebrating the publication of the final book in the Mercy Watson series! 

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/49998

 

About the Author

Kate DiCamillo is the award-winning author of over 30 books for children. She served as the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, appointed by the Library of Congress. Several of her books have been turned into movies, and one was even adapted as an opera. She grew up in Florida and currently lives in Minnesota.




Tuesday July 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. 




Wednesday July 10   
 

Visit the Middleton Public Library on June 26, July 10 and July 24 at the Summer Meal Program in the Middleton High School cafeteria!  

The Summer Meal Program runs June 24 through August 1, from 11-12:30pm, and all MCPASD students ages 18 and younger can receive free meals. Please note that all meals must be eaten on-site & carry out meals are not available.  

Students can choose a free book on the days the Middleton Public Library will be visiting the program, while supplies last.

The Middleton High School cafeteria is located at 2100 Bristol Street and the cafeteria entrance is near the indoor pool.




Wednesday July 10   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

How it works: Teams are assigned a new 1000-piece puzzle. Each team receives the same puzzle. Teams have two hours to complete the puzzle. The winner is the first team to finish or, if no puzzles are completed, the team with the fewest remaining puzzle pieces.  

Teams may have up to four players. Please indicate the number of players when registering for the event.  Solo individual players may be assigned to a team. Ages 12-19, registration required.




Thursday July 11   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us this summer for an ongoing foray into the world of  Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion!

This is a fully stand alone and cooperative campaign game of tactical combat. Players will assume the roles of 4 hardened mercenaries and work together to fight through a campaign full of choices, challenges, and twists. 

Registration is required for each session, and opens 2 weeks in advance. No need to register for all sessions, each week will be one self contained mission.

Ages 12-19.




Friday July 12   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Read with Rooney!

Rooney is a 4-year-old professional therapy dog who was previously a diabetes-alert service dog. He has been working in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District since February, visiting schools and working with students. He helps students build empathy and compassion, provides emotional support for those in distress, and models kindness and unconditional love. He enjoys meeting with children, getting lots of pets, and being read to by students. Rooney is a yellow labrador retriever, and his favorite toy is a soccer ball. 

Registration required. Your time slot will be provided to you via email after you register. 

If you have any questions email kaganser@midlibrary.org

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




Friday July 12   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Friday Family Movie: Lyle Lyle Crocodile (All Ages)

Friday, July 12  @ 1:30pm

After moving to New York City, the Primm family discovers they're sharing their apartment with Lyle the singing crocodile! Based on the book by Bernard Warber.

Rated PG

 




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

Zoozort is a wildly unique opportunity to learn about special abilities, behavior, and habitat of some of the world’s most amazing animals from licensed animal educator, Noelle Bezio. Meet Wanda the Wallaby, Bob the Tegu, Oliver the kinkajou, Montgomery the python, and many more Zoozort animals! 

*Please note that seating will primarily be on the floor for this event. Registration opens June 13.*




Tuesday July 16   
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Legends of an ancient ruined city are familiar to a select few scholars and fortune seekers, who know of it, but not always exactly where it is. Even more mysterious, lying somewhere within or beneath the ruins, is a hidden shrine said to be dedicated to Zotzilaha, the vampire god of the underworld…

Players are welcome to create their own level 7 characters, or use a premade one provided. Players will also be required to create a free Roll20 account, and provide an email address in advance for access to the game. More details will be sent to registered attendees.

This adventure will run four weeks in July, with August 6 as a potential overflow/backup date. Please register for the first session to sign up for the full series.

Ages 13-19, registration required.




Friday July 19   
 

Visit the Middleton Public Library at Capital Flight's annual Rock the Ramp event on Friday, July 19 from 5-10pm! Capital Flight is located at:  8264 Airport Road, Middleton.

Rock the Ramp is the World’s largest re-Oshkosh/EAA fly-in, concert and airshow hosted by Capital Flight at the Middleton Municipal Airport/Morey Field and the City of Middleton’s largest single day gathering. 

Spectator admission is FREE and ALL proceeds are directed to Badger Honor Flight, an organization working to ensure that World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War and terminally ill veterans from any war have the opportunity to see the memorials that have been erected in their honor.

Enjoy an aerobatic airshow, live Music from the Jake Maurer Band, Michael Goulian, food trucks to purchase food, huge silent auction, tons of AMAZING aircraft, face painting, family friendly activities, and a surprise evening event to wrap up the night!

Visit www.capital-flight.com/airport-events for more information.




Saturday July 20   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Build your cat (or other small pet) a castle! Supplies will be provided. Children are welcome to participate with an adult.

*We are offering this program at 10am, 11am, and 1pm. Please only register for one session*

Registration opens 6/20/24.




Saturday July 20   
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Stop by the Middleton Public Library to “Meet and Greet" some adoptable cats from Madison's Shelter From the Storm animal shelter. 

Visit www.sftsrescue.org to learn more about Shelter From the Storm's adoption process and to see all of the animals up for adoption. 

This event will be located in the Main Level Corner Conference Room of the library. 

Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver to enter the “Meet and Greet” space. Also, library staff will be limiting the number of people who enter the “Meet and Greet” space at one time so there may be a short wait. 




Tuesday July 23   
 
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat!

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/50854

 

About the Author:  Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Carnegie medal, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award. She is also the author of numerous other titles including Family Lore; With the Fire on High, which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal; and Clap When You Land, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her husband.

 

Thanks to the Friends of the Middleton Public Library for sponsoring this series.




Tuesday July 23   
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Legends of an ancient ruined city are familiar to a select few scholars and fortune seekers, who know of it, but not always exactly where it is. Even more mysterious, lying somewhere within or beneath the ruins, is a hidden shrine said to be dedicated to Zotzilaha, the vampire god of the underworld…

Players are welcome to create their own level 7 characters, or use a premade one provided. Players will also be required to create a free Roll20 account, and provide an email address in advance for access to the game. More details will be sent to registered attendees.

This adventure will run four weeks in July, with August 6 as a potential overflow/backup date. Please register for the first session to sign up for the full series.

Ages 13-19, registration required.




Wednesday July 24   
 

Visit the Middleton Public Library on June 26, July 10 and July 24 at the Summer Meal Program in the Middleton High School cafeteria!  

The Summer Meal Program runs June 24 through August 1, from 11-12:30pm, and all MCPASD students ages 18 and younger can receive free meals. Please note that all meals must be eaten on-site & carry out meals are not available.  

Students can choose a free book on the days the Middleton Public Library will be visiting the program, while supplies last.

The Middleton High School cafeteria is located at 2100 Bristol Street and the cafeteria entrance is near the indoor pool.




Thursday July 25   
 

Bring your little sprouts to the Greenway Station at the Farmers' Market on Thursday, July 25 between 9:30-11:30am for this free, family-friendly event! 

The Middleton Public Library will bring free books for kids (while supplies last) and a variety of outdoor toys for kids to enjoy . Don't forget to bring your shopping bag and stop by all of the wonderful vendors at the farmers' market, which is open from 8-1pm. 

Greenway Station is located at 1650 Deming Way in Middleton. 

PLEASE NOTE: this event is weather permitting.




Thursday July 25   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us this summer for an ongoing foray into the world of  Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion!

This is a fully stand alone and cooperative campaign game of tactical combat. Players will assume the roles of 4 hardened mercenaries and work together to fight through a campaign full of choices, challenges, and twists. 

Registration is required for each session, and opens 2 weeks in advance. No need to register for all sessions, each week will be one self contained mission.

Ages 12-19.




Friday July 26   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Read with Rooney!

Rooney is a 4-year-old professional therapy dog who was previously a diabetes-alert service dog. He has been working in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District since February, visiting schools and working with students. He helps students build empathy and compassion, provides emotional support for those in distress, and models kindness and unconditional love. He enjoys meeting with children, getting lots of pets, and being read to by students. Rooney is a yellow labrador retriever, and his favorite toy is a soccer ball. 

Registration required. Your time slot will be provided to you via email after you register. 

If you have any questions email kaganser@midlibrary.org

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




Friday July 26   
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Friday Family Movie: Kung Fu Panda 4(All Ages)

Friday, July 26  @ 1:30pm

Po, the Dragon Warrior is expected to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. A big change from his usual death-defying adventures. Po knows nothing about being a spiritual leader, and he has to train a new Dragon Warrior before he can live out his days in peace.

Rated PG




Saturday July 27   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the downstairs Archer Room (through the lobby stairwell)

Ocean Odyssey: Sting Rays (All Ages)

Saturday, July 27 11am & 1pm

Break down the misconceptions surrounding rays with The National Mississippi River Museum as they bring their traveling touch tank back to the library! This year, they'll feature sting rays! Participants will have the chance to touch the rays at the end of each program!

Registration Required.




Tuesday July 30   
 
Virtual

Welcome to our new ongoing series of virtual author talks in partnership with the Library Speakers Consortium! Each month, enjoy talks and interactive Q&A sessions with bestselling-authors streamed live. Recordings will be available for viewing after live events.

Join this year’s winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Dan Santat, as he inspires tweens and teens to tell their own stories through graphic novels. His winning book, A First Time for Everything, is a graphic memoir based on his own awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.

Click on the link below to register and receive your unique link to join the discussion:

https://libraryc.org/midlibrary/51282

 

About the Author

Dan Santat is a Caldecott Medal winner, a National Book Award winner, and a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator. His artwork is also featured in numerous picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade novels. Santat created the animated television show, "The Replacements," as well. He lives in Southern California with his wife and two children.




Tuesday July 30   
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Legends of an ancient ruined city are familiar to a select few scholars and fortune seekers, who know of it, but not always exactly where it is. Even more mysterious, lying somewhere within or beneath the ruins, is a hidden shrine said to be dedicated to Zotzilaha, the vampire god of the underworld…

Players are welcome to create their own level 7 characters, or use a premade one provided. Players will also be required to create a free Roll20 account, and provide an email address in advance for access to the game. More details will be sent to registered attendees.

This adventure will run four weeks in July, with August 6 as a potential overflow/backup date. Please register for the first session to sign up for the full series.

Ages 13-19, registration required.




Thursday August 1   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

Join us this summer for an ongoing foray into the world of  Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion!

This is a fully stand alone and cooperative campaign game of tactical combat. Players will assume the roles of 4 hardened mercenaries and work together to fight through a campaign full of choices, challenges, and twists. 

Registration is required for each session, and opens 2 weeks in advance. No need to register for all sessions, each week will be one self contained mission.

Ages 12-19.




Thursday August 1   
 
Outside the Library

Circus Cameron: A One-Man Marvel

Thursday, August 1 @ 6pm

Come laugh, cheer, and become a part of the action! Cameron's One-Man Circus Show is packed with family friendly comedy. Watch as he balances atop wobbling props, performs incredible acrobatics, and juggles clubs as razor sharp as his wit. This charming show will inspire all and leave you with a new best friend in the circus world.

Time for photos with performer after the show!

This event will take place in the green space across the street from the library.




Saturday August 3   Registration Required   - Click Here to Register Online!
 
In the Main Level Programming Room

It’s the 90s and girl power is taking over the screens and stage, boy bands are the hottest thing since bucket hats, and rap is all the rage. After a fairly dramatic sweep of victories at the Music Awards, hit band The Space Girls headed to the after party of the year to let their hair down and show how good they are!

…but not everyone is a fan, and before the night is over, someone may end up dead…

Character assignments will be emailed out two weeks before the party - costumes are encouraged!

Ages 12-19, registration required.




Wednesday August 7   
 

Visit the Middleton Public Library at National Night Out, a free event held annually at Lakeview Park from 5:00-7:00pm on Wednesday, August 7.  

Lakeview Park is located at 6300 Mendota Avenue in Middleton.  Weather permitting.




Tuesday August 13   
 
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. 




Saturday August 24   
 

Visit the Middleton Public Library at the Good Neighbor Fest on Saturday, August 24! 

There will be free books for all ages (while supplies last)! Learn more about upcoming library events. Get a library card! 

The library will be located between the carnival and the large 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.