Adult Programs at MFL

Registration is required for all programs!

Please register by either calling 610-566-7828 or email


"Personalities and Their Perspectives of the American Civil War"


2015 Spring Civil War 150th Anniversary Lecture Series 


Kerry Bryant

"Meet Mrs. Elizabeth Hutter"

Saturday, March 7 @ 1 PM


Carol Neumann

"19th Century Women who made a difference" 

(Will be escorted by General George Meade aka Dr. Andy Waskie)

Saturday, March 14 @ 1 PM


Hugh Boyle

"April 14, 1865, A Nations Tragedy"- The Assassination of

Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, March 21 @ 1 PM


Jeff Oppenheimer

“"That Nation Might Live - A Story of Motherhood, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War"

Thursday, April 9 @ 6 PM


Ed Colimore

"The Inquirer's Live Coverage of the American Civil War"

Friday, April 10 @ 1 PM


Herb Kauffman

"Civil War Medicine"

Saturday, April 18 @ 1 PM


Dan Rolph

My Brother’s Keeper: Union and Confederate Soldiers’ Acts of Mercy during the Civil War

Friday, May 1 @ 2 PM


Jerry McCormack

"General A.A. Humphries"

Saturday, May 16 @ 1 PM


Andrew Miller

"Philip Sheridan and the Valley Campaign, 1864"

Friday, June 5 @ 2 PM


Mike Wunsch

"Abraham Lincoln & The Great Central Sanitary Fair,  Philadelphia, June 1864"

Saturday, June 6 @ 1 PM





Derry Minstrels:

Live Irish Acoustic Music


Enjoy some live Irish music in the Library while enjoying coffee and treats with your friends and fellow Library patrons.

ALL ages welcome!!! 

Thursday, March 31
@ 6:45 PM

Book Discussion:

Maus by Art Spiegelman


 Read and discuss the award winning graphic novel Maus by Art Spielman. Maus  is a graphic novel completed in 1991 by American cartoonist Art Spiegelman. It depicts Spiegelman interviewing his father about his experiences as a Polish Jew and Holocaust survivor. The book uses postmodern techniques—most strikingly in its depiction of races of humans as different kinds of animals, with Jews as mice, Germans as cats and non-Jewish Poles as pigs. Maus has been described as memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. In 1992 it became the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize.


Tuesday, April 14 @ 2 PM



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Documentary Viewing

"Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport"

Narrated by Judi Dench


Friday, April 3 @ 10:30 AM


The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.



Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Survivor Talk


Anne Fox

Anne will share her experiences of growing up in Berlin, experiencing Kristallnacht and the Kindertransport.



Thursday, April 16 @ 3 PM


Registration required!


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Zentangle Workshop


Learn to draw intricate designs with simple strokes of a pen. Easy and fun! Nurture your creativity, relax, and increase mindfulness.


Wednesday, April 15 @ 10:15 AM


Registration Required!!!!!!!

Limited to 12 people



What is Zen Meditation?

Soji Zen Center Meditation Training


Looking for ways to de-stress? Manage chronic pain? Join us to learn about Zen Meditation and how it can help you gain perspective, dial down the stress in your life, and manage chronic pain.


Thursday, April 23 @ 6:15 PM


Registration Required!!!!!!!

Limited to 20 people



Step Back in Time



“10 Extremely Awesome Presidents”

Friday, February 13 @ 2 PM


“10 Unsung Heroes of Colonial America”

Friday, March 6 @ 2 PM


“American Southwest Travelogue”

Friday, March 13 @ 2 PM


“10 Forgotten Facts About Historical Events”

Friday, April 3 @ 2 PM


“Supernatural Lore: Pennsylvania”

Friday, April 24 @ 2 PM


“8 People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles to Become Famous”

Friday, May 8 @ 2 PM



Plant Swap/Seed Exchange


Drop off your extra plants; Swap your plants, or both! Also, exchange your extra seeds! You don't have to bring something to take something.

Please identify your plants and seeds!


Saturday, May 16 @ 11-1 PM

Thursday, June 4 @ 11-1 PM

Thursday, September 17 @ 11-1 PM

"Peaking Into the Past":

Family and Local History Series


Learn how to go beyond the basics in learning about your family's history by hearing from experts from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and local scholars. 


"Research and Resources of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania" By Lee Arnold

Friday, March 27 @ 2 PM


"How to Add Biography to Your Genealogy"  By David Haugaard from Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Friday, April 17 @ 2 PM


"Researching Your Family's Military History" by Dr. Gary Grove

Friday, May 15 @ 2 PM


“How to Identify Your Family History Through Photographs” by Nancy Webster

Wednesday, June 10 @ 10:30 AM

Movies @ Middletown



Monday, March 30 @ 2 PM


“Into the Arms of Strangers:

Stories of the Kindertransport”

Documentary Viewing

Narrated by Judi Dench

Friday, April 3 @ 10:30 AM


Into the Woods

Monday, April 13 @ 2 PM


Genealogy Research Workshops

Beginner and Intermediate Levels

(Come in the library to make use of the Library Edition and get help with your research.)


Bring your family tree questions! Get help to break down those brick walls in your research!

Wednesday, February 4, 18 @ 10:15 AM
Wednesday, March 4, 18 @ 10:15 AM
Wednesday, April 8, 22 @ 10:15 AM



Please bring your own laptop if you have one!!


Intro to Genealogy


Learn how to get started in researching your family history.


“Immigration Records”

Tuesday, March 10th @ 6 PM


“Military Records and Other Research Databases”

Tuesday, April 14th @ 6 PM


Please bring your own laptop if you have one!!

Spring Opera Series


Giovanna d’Arco by Giuseppe Verdi  -  Italian

Thursday, April 9 + 16 @ 12-2 PM


Le Roi De Lahore  by Jules Massenet– French

Thursday, April 30 + May 7 @ 12-2 PM


Boris Godunov by Modeste Mussorgsky  -  Russian

Thursday, May 21 + 28 @ 12-2 PM



*** Registration is Required!! ***


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Making Alcohol in Colonial Times

Presentation by Tony Shahan, Director of Newlin Gristmill

Monday, April 20 @ 2 PM

**rescheduled date**

Historian Tony Shahan will discuss how early beverages were produced with a focus on brewing, distilling whiskey, and producing rum. The presentation will include a discussion of working historic breweries and distilleries.
Registration required!


Book Clubs @ MFL

Reading Cafe Book Club


All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Thursday, February 19th @ 2 PM


Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

Thursday, March 19th @ 2 PM


Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Thursday, April 30th @ 2 PM


Lunchtime Book Club

Feel free to bring a bag lunch to eat while discussing the books.


The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Wednesday, February  11 @ 12 PM


Ordinary Grace By  William Kent Krueger

Wednesday, March 11 @ 12 PM


Someone By  Alice McDermott

Wednesday, April 8 @ 12 PM



DELCO Gardens Series

Longwood Gardens Community Read Book Discussion w/ Master Gardener Joseph Daniels


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Thursday, April 23 @ 2 PM


Call the Library to put hold on copy of book.


Master Gardeners Lecture Series

Preparing Your Garden for Spring

Presentation by Joseph Daniels   

Thursday, April 2 @ 10:30 AM  


Herbs/Beverage Garden

Presentation by Holly Thorpe

Thursday, May 7 @ 3PM


Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden

Presentation by Kathy Hornberger

Thursday, May 21 @ 3PM


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The Chronicles of YARNia


Join us for a fun afternoon of crafts as Michelle Sampson of The Meshed Up Owl Crocheted Creations shows you how to crochet and do a basic craft. In addition to the bi-weekly projects, the group will all continue to make HATS FOR THE HOMELESS, as well as scarves, mittens, etc.  We have plenty of yarn that has been donated to keep many heads, necks and hands warm!  The Chronicles of Yarnia...have been busy creating hats and scarves for the Homeless. We have 10 scarves and over 40 hats for men, women, children and babies. Our crocheted items will be delivered to the Family Management Center in Chester.

Two Sundays a month @ 2-4 PM


February 8 

February 22

March 8th and 29th 
April 12th and 26th


All skill levels welcomed! If you have one, bring a hook.( "G, H or I" hook)


BYO Yarn and Hooks!


Learn to crochet hats for the homeless as well!

Database Workshop


Learn how to utilize the databases available to Delaware County and Middletown Free Library patrons


MUST have an active email address and beyond basic computer skills.


Wednesday, April 1 @ 10:15 AM


Quilting/Sewing Bee Sessions


Sewers and quilters are getting together twice a week to create projects that the Library can either sell or raffle off to raise money for the Middletown Free Library. 

Right now we are sewing together beautiful pillows that will be sold to raise money this Fall. We are is desperate need for battingto fill the pillows. If you would like to donate batting please bring it to the front desk of the Library. 

All skill levels welcome.

Friday mornings @ 10:30 AM
Fabric, needles, and thread are provided.

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