Read Together - Middleton-Cross Plains
Join the Cross Plains and Middleton Public Libraries in an exploration of Harper Lee's iconic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Many events are being planned in conjunction with the book and it's themes.
"You never really know a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. "
April 7th @ 6:30 PM
Join us as we explore the natural beauty and environmental crisis surrounding the Great Lakes when we screen WATERLIFE. This acclaimed documentary follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean. From the icy cliffs of Lake Superior to the ornate fountains of Chicago to the sewers of Windsor, this feature-length documentary tells the story of the last huge supply (2%) of fresh water on Earth. Filled with fascinating characters and stunning imagery, WATERLIFE is an epic cinematic poem about the beauty of water and the dangers of taking it for granted. Run time is 109 minutes.
Thursday, April 9th at 9:30 AM
Join us for a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy as Maggie, a single mother, who moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year-old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a desire for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair and adventures abound as Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man while Oliver begins to see Vincent for who he really is: a misunderstood man with a good heart. Also starring Naomi Watts and Chris Dowd. Rated PG-13. Run time is 102 minutes. The coffee is hot at 9:00 AM! Please call 798-3881 to sign up!
Carpe Librum Book Discussion
Thursday, April 30 at 6:00 PM
Arcadia, by Lauren Groff
Join us to discuss Lauren Groff's timeless and vast novel, Arcadia. This beautifully crafted novel follows Bit Stone, the first child to be born in the late 1960s on an upstate New York commune called Arcadia, from childhood through the year 2018.
Open Music Jam
Do you have a guitar gathering dust? Are you a harmonica player without a band? Don’t play an instrument, but like to sing or simply listen? Stop by the library on Thursday nights at 6:00 and join other area musicians in a weekly music jam! From beginner to way good, all abilities welcome!
Beyond the Page
Join the Beyond the Page campaign, a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation to create a permanent endowment that will support humanities programming in all 28 public libraries in Dane County – forever. Please help support our library's access to funding for future programs.
- Learn more here
- Listen to an interview about the campaign with Tom Linfield of the Madison Community Foundation, Verona Public Library's director, Brian Simons, and NPR's Kathleen Dunn.
- Read WISC Editorial Director Neil Heinen's editorial about the campaign.
The library system's Overdrive eBook collection is now compatible with the Kindle, Nook, and Reader as well as other mobile devices. To get started right away go to the Digital Download Center.