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ALL AGES
Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

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

Preschool Storytimes
Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m.
**No Storytime March 28**
Ideal for ages 4 and under. Stories, finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and crafts. No registration required.

Music & Movement Storytime
Mondays from 6:30-7 p.m.
Jan 29, Feb 12 & 26, Mar 5 & 19,
For ages 6 and under. Rhymes, stories, floor and lap games, action songs, and dancing.

Winter Read
January 15 – March 10
You can pick up a reading ticket starting January 15th. All you have to do is read five books, log them on your ticket, and bring your ticket back to the library before close on March 10 to get entered in a drawing for a prize basket.

Little Owl/Wise Owl Reading Program*
January 22 – March 10
Students in grades 7-12 are paired up with students in grades 1-3 for weekly one-on-one reading. Pairs are encouraged to meet at least 5 of the 7 weeks. Teens can earn volunteer credit. Applications will be available at the library starting January 3rd. This winter term is limited to 10 pairs.

Crazy 8s® Math Club*
Every Thursday in February, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
For kids in grades 3-5. You’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Please only sign up if you can commit to at least 3 of the 4 sessions.

The SPARK: Toddler Art*
Friday, February 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
For ages 3 and under. A painting program especially for the little ones. Things might get messy, so wear old clothes or just a diaper. Space is limited to 10 kids. Please call the library to register.
The SPARK: String Art Heart, Monday, February 5, 1-2 p.m. – For ages 7-11. Use a block of wood, hammer, nails, and strings to create a unique piece of art. Space is limited. Please call the library to register.

MHS Ag Presentation
1st Wed. of the month: February 7, March 7, 4-4:30 p.m.
For ages 7 and under. Milton HS Ag students will read a story, teach us a little bit about an ag-related topic, and lead us in a hands-on activity. No registration required.

BINGO and Board Games*
Thursday, February 22, 1-2 p.m.
For ages 4-11. We’ll set out an assortment of board games to play, add in some BINGO and refreshments…it’ll be a fun afternoon! Please call the library to register.

The SPARK: Winter Olympics Party*
Friday, February 23, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
For ages 5-9. Celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics with an assortment of STEAM challenges, art projects, and snacks. Please call the library to register.

The SPARK: Toddler Art*
Friday, March 2, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
For ages 3 and under. A painting program especially for the little ones. Things might get messy, so wear old clothes or just a diaper. Space is limited to 10 kids. Please call the library to register.

Little Lady & Little Gentleman Tea Party*
Thursday, March 8, 4-5 p.m.
Ages 4-7 are invited to our formal tea party. Let them dress in their fanciest/most dapper looks. We’ll sip on “tea”, eat cakes, and have other cultured fun for the little ladies and gentlemen who attend. Space is limited. Please call the library to register.

The SPARK: Mini-Pie Baking for Pi Day*
Wednesday, March 14, 4-5 p.m.
For ages 8-11. To celebrate Pi Day, we’ll bake two-ingredient mini apple pie cups and whip up some no-bake mini banana cream pies. Space is limited. Please call the library to register.

Spring Break Week @ MPL
March 26-30
As we get closer to spring break, check our Facebook page and website for fun and educational passive library programs to keep you busy during your week off.

 

TEENS

Teen Submissions, Design Team, & Editorial Board Needed for teen literary magazine. Click for details.

Submit to the Teen Literary Magazine!
Submit an original poem, piece of prose, illustration, comic, or book review for the library’s Teen Literary Magazine. Information on how to submit can be found at http://mplteensblog.tumblr.com/iris



Spark Supply Drive. View wishlist.

SPARK Mentorship (Volunteer Opportunity)
*
Have a skill or passion for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)? Want to share what you love with others? Become a SPARK Mentor at the Milton Public Library and create and lead a program in The SPARK, the library’s makerspace. Programs can be for any age and are approximately 45 minutes long. For more information and to submit your idea, please visit https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/mentors/

SPARK Supplies Drive
Help us equip The SPARK with tools, art supplies, and other materials so we can continue to provide unique programs for all ages. A wish list can be found at https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/spark-supply-drive/

Winter Read: Reading Passport
January 15 – March
10
Pick up a passport and read a book from 5 out of the 8 categories in the young adult book collection (realistic fiction, romance, sci-fi, suspense, fantasy, paranormal, graphic novel, and nonfiction). Complete the passport and hand it in for a free book and a chance to win the Teen Winter Read prize basket. For grades 12 to 18.

Little Owl/Wise Owl Reading Program
January 22 – March 10

Students in grades 7-12 are paired up with students in grades 1-3 for weekly one-on-one reading. Pairs are encouraged to meet at least 5 of the 7 weeks. Teens can earn volunteer credit. Applications will be available at the library starting January 3rd.

Afterhours @ The Library
Friday, February 2, 6:00-8:00 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 12-18.

The SPARK @ MPL: YouPaint
Saturday, February 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

With a blank canvas in front of you and a variety of paint colors, follow along with a YouTube video to create a work of art. Also enjoy a beverage themed around that day’s painting. For ages 12-18. Registration required. 

Self Defense Class (females only)
Monday, February 5, 6:00-7:00 p.m
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Master Michael Plessel from Integrity Martial Arts in Milton will host a free self-defense class. For ages 12-18. Space is limited and registration required. Waiver forms are required for all participants.

Self Defense Class (males and females)
Monday, February 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Master Michael Plessel from Integrity Martial Arts in Milton will host a free self-defense class. For ages 12-18. Space is limited and registration required. Waiver forms are required for all participants.

Instant Story Theater
Saturday, February 24, at 1:00 p.m.
J
oin Mary Ellen Graf to learn how to create short plays to share with audiences. Improvisational acting and storytelling come together to bring stories to life. We will have several stories ready to share by the end of the session. Mary Ellen has a diverse and dynamic background in theater and developed Instant Story Theater techniques while working as an Artist in Resident in Wisconsin schools.  For ages 12-18. Registration required.

Afterhours @ The Library
Friday, March 2, 6:00-8:00 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 12-18.

The SPARK @ MPL: YouPaint
Saturday, March 3, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

With a blank canvas in front of you and a variety of paint colors, follow along with a YouTube video to create a work of art. Also enjoy a beverage themed around that day’s painting. For ages 12-18. Registration required. 

Anime and Candy Sushi
Tuesday, March 27, 2:00-3:45 p.m.

Enjoy a recently released anime movie and make your own candy sushi out of Rice Krispy treats, Twizzlers, Fruit Roll-ups, and gummy worms. Call the library for movie title. For ages 12-18. Registration is required.

The SPARK @ MPL: Cardboard City
Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30

Come make a city out of your imagination and cardboard. Tools and supplies will be provided. Some teen SPARK helpers will also be available to lend a helping hand. For all ages.


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

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.

Winter Read: Beyond Borders Challenge
January 15 – March 10
Ages 18 & up. Adults, challenge yourself to read some of the best authors from around the globe. Check out and review one of the books listed on our Beyond Borders bookmark. Then enter your name in the drawing for a cool winter prize basket.
Download the booklist and review form here.

The SPARK: No Pressure Painting: Beginning Acrylics*
Monday, January 29 at 6 p.m.
Want to give acrylic painting a try but don’t know how to start? No worries, just come learn about basic materials and methods with other beginners. We will explore different techniques and help you gain the confidence you need to start painting. Adults 18 & up. Space is limited and registration is required.

The SPARK: Apps for Library Users*
Tuesday, January 30 at 6 p.m.
Discover new library apps and tools to get the most from your library experience and learn to access thousands of movies, music, books, and audiobooks anywhere. Get assistance with setup, browsing, and troubleshooting of Hoopla, Libby, Bookmyne and more. Simply bring your mobile device and curiosity. For adults 18 & up. Registration required.

Arrowhead Library System Seed Library
Begins February 2018.
Thanks to a grant applied for by the Rock Prairie Association of Master Gardeners, the Arrowhead libraries are able to begin a seed library. Patrons may checkout up to 5 seed packets to plant in their garden. Books and other resources will be available on how to then collect the seeds in the fall and begin the growing cycle again. Stop at the library for more information.
Visit the ALS Seed Library web page... coming soon.

Scrapbooking Sunday
February 4 from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Come to the library and enjoy free time to create pages. The library will provide basic tools such as scissors, trimmers, punches, etc. Bring your own photos, paper & embellishments. Have fun sharing ideas with other participants and let your creativity flow. For ages 13 and up.

The SPARK: DIY Wine Bottle Light*
Tuesday, February 6 at 6 p.m.
Turn an empty wine bottle into an illuminated work of art! For adults 18 & up. Space is limited and registration is required.

The SPARK: No Pressure Painting: Acrylic Landscape*
Monday, February 12 at 6 p.m.
Give different painting techniques and mediums a try as you create abstract landscapes. No experience needed, just a desire to be fearless with the paint! Adults 18 & up. Space is limited and registration is required.

Strings Attached: Knitting & Crocheting Club
Tuesday, February 13, 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. Tuesday
February 20, at 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Tuesday of each month for informal discussions. February’s title is The Yard by Alex Grecian. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.

The SPARK: No Pressure Painting: Paint Pouring*
Monday, February 26 at 6 p.m.
Forget the brushes and learn a whole new way to create a painting! No experience needed, but be prepared to experiment with different materials and get messy. Adults 18 & up. Space is limited and registration required.

Friends of Milton Public Library Book Sale
March 1 – 31.
Great selection and great prices! Sale will be open during regular library hours. All proceeds help fund library programs.

Scrapbooking Sunday
March 4 from 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Come to the library and enjoy free time to create pages. The library will provide basic tools such as scissors, trimmers, punches, etc. Bring your own photos, paper & embellishments. Have fun sharing ideas with other participants and let your creativity flow. For ages 13 and up.

Bricks & Mortar: the Milton College Campus*
Monday, March 5 at 6 p.m.
Join Judy Scheehle from the Milton College Preservation Society for a casual but informative presentation on the history of the Milton College campus, including the library. Learn all about the homes (and the people who lived in them) on College and Rogers Street as well as other features of this important place in our community. Please register.

Gather ‘Round Recipe Club*
Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.
Milton Public Library’s recipe club, where cooking enthusiasts meet to share and sample each other’s cuisine. Want to join the fun? Simply prepare a dish to pass that fits the theme and bring along a copy of the recipe. Adults 18 & older are welcome. Registration encouraged. This month’s theme is International Flavor.

Strings Attached: Knitting & Crocheting Club
Tuesday, March 13, 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.

Between the Wines Adult Coloring Night*
Thursday, March 15. 6 - 8 p.m.
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 coloring book. Wine and appetizers available for purchase. Adults 21 and older. Space is limited and registration is required by March 10th.

Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Tuesday of each month for informal discussions. March’s title is Wilde Lake by Laura Lipman. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.

Big Read 2018: Book Giveaway
Sunday, March 18 - Thursday, March 22
Kick-off the Big Read by entering your name at the library for a chance to win a copy of this year’s title, The Round House by Louise Erdrich. One entry per person. Winner will be drawn at 5 p.m. on March 22.

Big Read 2018: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
March 22 thru May 6
Join us in reading this National Book Award winner about the Ojibwe reservation in North Dakota. Pick up a copy at the library and participate in the online discussion on the Milton Reads-Wisconsin Facebook page. In partnership with UW-Whitewater and the National Endowment for the Arts.



SPARK Mentorship (Volunteer Opportunity)
*
Have a skill or passion for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)? Want to share what you love with others? Become a SPARK Mentor at the Milton Public Library and create and lead a program in The SPARK, the library’s makerspace. Programs can be for any age and are approximately 45 minutes long. For more information and to submit your idea, please visit https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/mentors .

 

 



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