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KIDS
Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

Little Owl/Wise Owl Reading Progra
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June 26 – August 18.
Teens in grades 7-12 are paired up with younger readers in grades 1-3
for weekly one-on-one reading. Pairs will also have the opportunity to work on their own picture ebook. Teen participants will earn volunteer hours. Applications will be available at the library starting June 1st.

Preschool Storytimes
Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m.
April 19- May 24
For ages 6 and under. Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a craft.

Music & Movement
Mondays from 6:30-7 p.m. ,
June 5, 12 & 26; July 10, 24 & 31; August 7, 14 & 28

Interactive program for kids who enjoy rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dancing.

Muffins with Mom
Friday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
Come enjoy spending some time with mom or grandma at the library. There will be muffins, photo opportunities, and crafts. Ages 6 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: Recycled Bottle Herb Planter
Tuesday, May 16 from 4-6 p.m.

Turn old an old plastic bottle into a planter, and plant an easy-to-grow herb. Ages 11 and under. Please call to register.

The SPARK @ MPL: Stop Motion Animation
Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-12 noon

Create stop motion animation videos using the iPads and things like LEGOs or PlayDoh. Ages 7- 11.

Summer Reading Challenge, June 13 – August 18
Sign up for the summer reading program, and receive a “My Shelfie” reading log. Fill up one “shelf” and receive a free book. Fill up all your “shelves” to be entered in a drawing for one of three literacy-themed prize baskets. Ages 11 and under.

Summer Reading Kick Off
Tuesday, June 13 from 12-2 p.m.
Come celebrate the start of another summer at the library! Join us on the lawn (weather permitting) for crafts, games, an obstacle course, and much more. You can also sign up for the summer reading program, and learn about all our program offerings. Ages 11 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: upcycle this
Every other Thursday from 2-3 p.m., June 15,
June 29, July 13, July 27 & August 10
Transform useless and unwanted items into new products…construct a planet using an old CD, turn an old t-shirt into a pillow, make toys from trash, and much more! Registration is required. Ages 7-11.

Donuts & a Movie
Friday, June 16 from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
We’ve got a great plan…let’s eat donuts and watch a movie at the library! Yep, that sounds good! Registration is required. Ages 8 and under.

LEGO Playdates
Saturdays from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 17-August 12
Meet your friends at the library, and build with LEGOs. Ages 11 and under.

Read with Maggie the Dog
Mondays from 1-2:30 p.m., June 19-August 14
Looking for a fun way to get your child to practice reading? Call to register for a 15-minute time slot with Maggie, our Tail Waggin’ Tutor. Ages 6-11.

Story at the Splash Pad
Every other Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m. June 22,
July 6, July 20, August 3 & August 17

Come listen to a story, play games, and do crafts. Ages 8 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: Artopia
June 23, July 21 & August 18 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Get in touch with your inner artist, and come to the SPARK for some unique art projects including Art Eyeballs, Quilling Birds, and Aztec Suns. Ages 6-11

Milton Mayhem
Saturday, June 24 from 10 a.m.-12 noon
You and a partner will bike to various places in Milton, complete an obstacle at each stop, and ride back to the library once you have visited
all seven locations. Participants must wear bike helmets. All ages are welcome, but please be advised that you will be riding around the city
and sharing streets with car traffic.

Sock Hop
Tuesday, June 27 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Put on your funkiest pair of socks, listen to stories, and dance, dance, dance! Bring a pair of new socks to donate to the local shelter.
Ages 8 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: Solar Hot Dog Cooker
Tuesday, July 11 from 1-2 p.m.
Cook your own hot dog lunch using a Pringles can and the power of the sun. Space is limited and registration is required. Ages 7-11

Yoga Storytime
Tuesday, July 18 at 6 p.m.
Join us for a special Storytime that incorporates a variety of yoga poses. Storytime will be led by Chris Bourgeois from Premier Tennis & Fitness. Ages 8 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: Tinker Trays
Tuesday, August 1 from 1-2 p.m.
A great opportunity for curious kids who like to build and create things to work on fine-motor skills. Ages 6 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: Marshmallow Shooters
Tuesday, August 8 from 1-2 p.m.
Learn to make a variety of different marshmallow shooters, and see which one works the best. Space is limited and registration is required. For ages 7-11

StoryWalk®
Monday, August 14 from 3-6 p.m.
Stroll through the library neighborhood and read a story as you go. Ages 8 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: iMovie Book Trailers
Tuesday, August 15 from 12-2 p.m.
Bring books to life using the iMovie app to create your own 30-second trailer for a book you’ve read. Since we have a limited number of iPads, please pre-register for a 30-minute time slot. For ages 7-11.


TEENS

SPARK Buddies*

Teens in grades 9-12 will be paired up with tweens in grades 4-6 for weekly STEAM activities. Pairs will meet from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on April 3, 17, and 24, and May 1. Space is limited and applications will be available starting March 13.

The SPARK @ ID Bracelets
Monday, May 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Stamp a metal blank with your name and an emergency number, then turn it into a bracelet with a variety of cords, beads, and more. Perfect for runners, walkers, or for everyday wear. For ages teens 12 and up and adults. Space is limited and registration is required.

The SPARK @ MPL: Slime Afternoon
Friday, May 26 from 1-3 p.m.
It’s going to messy. It’s going to be slimy. It’s going to be great. Make a variety of slime using the materials provided. Come in anytime or stay for the whole time. For ages 12 to 17.

Literacy Club @ MHS
Wednesday, May 24 from 3-4 p.m.
The Literacy Club is a collaboration between the Milton Public Library and the Milton High School. Come join us the fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Milton High School Library to talk about books, authors, and ways to spread literacy. For high school students.

3rd Annual Rock County Teen Battle of the Books
Starting May 15
Sign up for Rock County Teen Battle of the Books to represent Milton Public Library at the final battle on Thursday, July 20. Read six books, make team t-shirts, and answer questions using Kahoot and various other methods. A list of books, rules, and registration forms can be found at rockcountybattleofthebooks.tumblr.com and at the library. Let’s bring the trophy back to Milton! For ages 11 to 15.


Summer Reading Challenge, June 13 – August 18
Sign up for the summer reading program and receive two book reports. Read two books at least 250 pages long and fill out the reports to get a free book. For every additional book read and report completed, your name is entered into a prize drawing for a prize basket that includes a 7 inch Kindle Fire. Additionally, attend at least 3 programs and receive another free book.

Summer Reading Kick Off (Teens Only)
Tuesday, June 13, 4-6 p.m.
Another summer at the library has begun! Come play a variety of large-scale backyard games, including dice, dominos, checkers, tic-tac-toe and
more. The Teen Advisory Board will also be selling hot dogs, chips, and beverages. Use this time to also sign up for the summer reading program and all the programs offered this summer. Books will be periodically given away throughout the event.

GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)
Wednesday, June 14, at 3 p.m.
The GSA brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support each other and provide a safe place to socialize. For grades 7-12.

Quidditch
Thursdays, June 15 – August 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Every Thursday, weather permitting -- come play Quidditch outside on the Library Lawn. All equipment will be provided.

The SPARK @ MPL: Fabric Slashing
Friday, June 16 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Using a sewing machine and fabric scraps, make an interesting piece of wall art that involves tearing fabric. Space is limited and registration is required.

GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)
Wednesday, June 28 at 3 p.m.
The GSA brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support each other and provide a safe place to socialize. For grades 7-12.

Write On: Writing Workshop
Tuesday, June 20 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Join others for a fun, creative, and welcoming writing workshop. Spend the hour and a half writing based on different prompts and share what you’ve written with others. Bring a laptop if you wish, but notebooks and pencils will be available. Snacks, coffee, and other beverages also provided.

Mocktails and Trivia
Thursday, June 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Come to the library afterhours for a night of mocktails (non-alcoholic fancy drinks) and trivia. As teams of four or less, answer questions from entertainment, science, math, sports, and more. Members of the winning team will receive championship medals. A popcorn bar will also be available. Registration is required by Wednesday, June 21.

The SPARK @ MPL: Making Mozzarella
Friday, June 30 from 3-4:30 p.m.
Learn how to make delicious mozzarella. For ages 12 to 17. Space is limited and registration is required.

Reading Rebels Book Club
Wednesday, July 5 from 5-6 p.m.
Read and discuss young adult books that are frequently banned and challenged in schools and libraries. Explore why they were challenged and the importance of freedom to read. Copies of the month’s title will be available at the library. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For teens ages 13 to 18.

Lock-In - July 7-8
From 8:30 p.m. July 7 to 7 a.m. July 8.
The Teen Advisory Board is hosting a slumber party at the library! From 8:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. participate in a variety of activities throughout the night, including a movie marathon, games, crafts, and more. Pizza, snacks, and beverages will be provided. Bring a book (or two!). Space is limited and registration is required by July 5. Permission slips and agreement forms must be signed by participants. For ages 12 to 17.

Tweens Who Code: SPARK Camp
Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 3-4 p.m.
Learn about coding through various means, from no-tech activities using Post-It notes to high-tech activities such as HTML. Space is limited to 12 participants and everyone is highly encouraged to attend at least 3 out of the 4 weeks. Open to tweens ages 9 to 12. Registration is required by Thursday, July 6. SPARK Camp schedule:
July 10 – No-tech coding with Post-It notes and a board game.
July 17 – Coding using Spheros, an app-enabled robotic ball.
July 24 – Coding using Code.org (One Hour of Code) and Scratch.
July 31 – Experiment with HTML.

The SPARK @ MPL: Woodworking – Tic Tac Toe
Tuesday, July 11 from 4-5 p.m.
Make a wooden tic tac toe board out of the supplies provided. Space is limited and registration is required.

GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)
Wednesday, July 12 at 3 p.m.
The GSA brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support each other and provide a safe place to socialize. For grades 7-12.

Write On: Writing Workshop
Tuesday, July 18 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Join others for a fun, creative, and welcoming writing workshop. Spend the hour and a half writing based on different prompts and share what you’ve written with others. Bring a laptop if you wish, but notebooks and pencils will be available. Snacks, coffee, and other beverages also provided. Registration required. For ages 12 to 17.

GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)
Wednesday, July 26 at 3 p.m.
The GSA brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support each other and provide a safe place to socialize. For grades 7-12.

Afterhours @ The Library
Friday, August 4 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Come to the library afterhours to play video games on the library’s Wii U, computer games such as Drawful and Fibbage, and a variety of board games, including Superfight, Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, and more. Registration is required. For ages 12 to 17.

Reading Rebels Book Club
Wednesday, August 2 from 5-6 p.m.
Read and discuss young adult books that are frequently banned and challenged in schools and libraries. Explore why they were challenged and the importance of freedom to read. Copies of the month’s title will be available at the library. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For teens ages 13 to 18.

The SPARK @ MPL: Wet-on-Wet Painting
Saturday, August 5 from 1-2 p.m.
Come make a unique piece of art using a wet-on-wet painting technique with a paintbrush and your fingers. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required. For ages 12 to 17.

The SPARK @ MPL: DIY Sundial
Tuesday, August 8 at 5 p.m.
Make your own sundial and tell time the old-fashioned way. For teens and adults, age 12 and up. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration required by August 4.

GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance)
Wednesday, August 9 at 3 p.m.
The GSA brings together LGBTQI+ and straight students to support each other and provide a safe place to socialize. For grades 7-12.

Write On: Writing Workshop
Tuesday, August 15 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Join others for a fun, creative, and welcoming writing workshop. Spend the hour and a half writing based on different prompts and share what you’ve written with others. Bring a laptop if you wish, but notebooks and pencils will be available. Snacks, coffee, and other beverages also provided. Registration required. For ages 12 to 17.


ADULTS
Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

Strings Attached: Knitting & Crocheting Club
2nd Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.
Bring your current knitting, crocheting, or fiber arts project and your supplies. Laugh with people who share a similar interest and lend a helping hand if needed. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Mystery Book Club
3rd Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoyable and informal discussions with Milton mystery buff, Ethel Himmel. Anyone who has read the book is welcome to attend. Books are available at the library in advance.

2017 Book Schedule:

May 17 - Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel
June 21 - Invisible City by Julia Dahl
July 19 - The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
August 16 - The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney
September 20 - The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly
October 18 - Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton
November 15 - Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen

Debut Author Challenge. June 13 – August 18
Ages 18 & up. Hey grown-ups, we dare you to try something new and different! Pick up a Debut Author Challenge bookmark and read at least one of the listed titles. Each is a first time (debut) novel by a brand new author. Fill out the review portion and be entered in a drawing for a gift card to Book World. Read and review at least 2 of them and pick a free book as well.

SPARK Parents: Bored No More Jar
Monday, June 19, at 6 p.m.
Be ready this summer when the kids say those inevitable words, “I’m bored”. Decorate a jar, then fill it with ideas for chores and activities for children. Great tool for parents, grandparents, and babysitters. For ages 18 and up. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Please register by June 16.

Between the Wines: Adults Only Coloring Night at Northleaf Winery
Thursday, June 29, at 6 p.m.
It’s back! Adults 21 and older are invited to enjoy the cozy atmosphere of Northleaf Winery while coloring with friends. Coloring pages and pencils will be provided by the library, or feel free to bring your favorite supplies. Wine and appetizers will be available for purchase. Space is limited and fills quickly. Registration is necessary and ends June 23.

SPARK Parents: Toymaker
Monday, July 3, at 6 p.m.
Join us as we make a toy car launcher out of simple craft and office supplies. Then take your creation home and show the kids how to send those cars sailing. You can even help them make their own. For ages 18 and up. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Please register by June 30.

SPARK: Etched Wine Bottle Vase
Monday, July 17 at 6 p.m.
Cut and etch an empty wine bottle to turn it into a personalized flower vase. All supplies provided, but you may bring your own empty bottle if you desire. For ages 18 & up. Space is limited and registration is required.

SPARK Parents: Chills & Thrills
Monday, July 31 at 6 p.m.
Beat the summer heat with some icy fun. We will discuss all kinds of ice-based activities to do with the kids and maybe even play with some dry ice. Also try your hand at making ice cream in a bag for a cool treat. For ages 18 & up. Space is limited and registration is required by July 28.

Just Beecause: an Adult Spelling Bee
Friday, August 11 from 6-8 p.m.
Are you a good speller? Now is your chance to prove it. Sign up to participate in this friendly competition or just come and watch to see who takes home the grand prize. Enjoy some fun, old school refreshments too. Open to ages 16 and up. Space is limited. Please register to either compete or attend as an audience member by August 9.


Individual Technology Instruction
Call the library to register for a half hour or one hour one-on-one instruction on a variety of computer topics, including email, Microsoft Office, computer basics, Overdrive, mobile devices, and more.

Please specify your training interest when you register.


 
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