Adult Programs at MFL

Registration is required for all programs!

Please register by either calling 610-566-7828 or email mireference@delcolibraries.org

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"Personalities and Their Perspectives of the American Civil War"

 

2015 Spring Civil War 150th Anniversary Lecture Series 

 

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

 

 

The Motown Sound

 w/ John Turk

 

Enjoy a performance featuring your favorite Motown songs this evening at the Library. Sing and dance along (if you'd like), while between songs, learn some interesting facts on Motown's history.

ALL AGES WELCOME!


Thursday, June 11 @ 6:30 PM

 

Registration required!

 

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"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

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Zentangle Workshops

 

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

Beginner Level

 

Thursday, May 14 @ 10:30 AM

(Registration Filled)

 

Wednesday, June 17 @ 10:15 AM

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Advanced Class:

Wednesday, June 3 @ 10:15 AM

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Registration Required!!!!!!!

Limited to 12 people

 

 

Step Back in Time

Presentations

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“Supernatural Lore: Pennsylvania”

Friday, April 24 @ 2 PM

 

“8 People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles to Become Famous”

Friday, May 8 @ 2 PM

 

 


Movies @ Middletown

 

Wedding Ringer

Monday, May 4 @ 2 PM

 

Blackhat

Monday, May 18 @ 2 PM

 

American Sniper

Monday, June 1 @ 2 PM

 

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!! ***
 

 

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

 

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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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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

Genealogy Research Workshops

Beginner and Intermediate Levels


(Come in the library to make use of the Ancestry.com 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!!

How to Listen to Music and Grow Your Brain:

A Brief History of Written Music Continued

Presentation by Susan Dodson


Wednesday, May 13 @ 11 AM
 
Registration required!

Knitting @ Middletown

Sit n'Knit

Attention all knitters! Bring your knitting project, sit back and chat with  fellow knitters. 

 

All ages and levels welcome!

 

Thursdays @ 1 PM starting in June
 

Beginner Knitting Lessons

(4 part series)

TBA

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Our Sun, Our Star: Solar Viewing

Solar Astronomy Program

See exciting solar activity on the surface of the sun with special telescopes that will not harm your eyes. Learn about the sun, test your sun knowledge, and talk with the solar exerts.  FREE multigenerational program is presented by the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project.

 

Sunday, May 3 @1 –3 PM

 

ALL AGES WELCOME!

 

 

Reading Cafe Book Club

 

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

Thursday, April 30th @ 2 PM

 

At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

Thursday, May 21 @ 2 PM

 

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Thursday, June 18 @ 2 PM

 

The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows

Thursday, July 23 @ 2 PM

 

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Thursday, August 27 @ 2 PM

 

 

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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. 


All skill levels welcome.

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

Donations of fabric are welcome!!

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!