Adult Programs at MFL

Middletown Free Library Author Luncheon & Fundraiser

Featuring New York Times Bestselling Author 

Beverly Lewis


Join the Middletown Free Library in welcoming New York Times Bestselling Author and Lancaster County native, Beverly Lewis to our Author Luncheon & Fundraiser.


Friday, September 12th @ 12-2:30 PM


Tickets are $25 per person 


Tickets are available for purchase either online (see below) or at the front desk of the Middletown Free Library. 


  • The luncheon will be located at the Tomezsko Classroom Building on the Penn State Brandywine Campus. Plenty of parking available!

  • The doors open at 12 noon, lunch will be served at 12:30 PM, and Beverly Lewis will speak around 1:30 PM and will be signing books afterwards.

  • Copies of her latest book, The River, will be available to purchase at the event to get signed by the author. (Cash, Check and Credit Cards will be accepted. Book price will range from $15-$25)

  • Raffles: There will be baskets raffled off to raise money for the Library. One of the baskets includes a gift certificate to Shady Maple Smorgasbord and Farm Market.


Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007 The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado.  For more information please visit her website:














If you have any questions about the event or if you have any dietary restrictions please contact Laura Kuchmay at the Middletown Free Library by calling 610-566-7828 or email





Friday History Forum


Each month a different historical topic from a different volunteer speaker.


Friday, August 22 @ 1 PM

“General Pickett"  by Dr. Gary Grove


Friday, September 19th @ 1 PM

“General Custer” by Dr. Sid Copel


Friday, October 10th @ 1 PM

"Infantry Jungle Operations of Vietnam" by Andrew Chernak


If you are interested in being a volunteer speaker on any historical topic, please contact Laura at or call the library at 610-566-7828.

Genealogy Research Workshops

Beginner and Intermediate Levels

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

Wed, June 11 + 25 @ 10:15 AM
Wed, July 9 + 16 @ 10:15 AM
Wed, August 6, 20 @ 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.



New Series begins in September! 


Please bring your own laptop if you have one!!

Movies @ Middletown


Winter's Tale

Wednesday, July 30 @ 2 PM


Muppets Most Wanted

Monday, August 18 @ 2 PM



Monday, September 8 @ 2 PM


Draft Day

Monday, September 15  @ 2 PM









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Book Clubs @ MFL

Reading Cafe Book Club


The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Thursday, August 28th @ 2 PM


The Absolutist by John Boyne

Thursday, Sept. 25th @ 3:30 PM


Hooked on Books Book Club  

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

Friday, June 13th @ 10:30 AM


Mrs. Lincoln's Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini

Friday, July 11th @ 10:30 AM

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Greek and Roman History Series


Presentations by Andrew Miller


The Ancient Greeks

Friday, June 6 @ 1-2:30 PM


Athens and Sparta at War

Friday, July 11 @ 1-2:30 PM


The Romans

Friday, July 25 @ 1-2:30 PM


Rome: Decline and Legacy

Thursday, August 7 @1-2:30 PM


This series is funded by the Friends of the Middletown Free Library


Registration is required!


Registration is required! Call 610-566-7828 or email to register!


Peculiar Philadelphia


Presentation by Rochelle Christopher


Learn about all the weird things you didn't know about Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs.


Friday, August 1 @ 2 PM




Quilting Bee Sessions


 Join us weekly starting in June for quilting bee sessions.


Bring your friends and join your fellow Library patrons in creating a community quilt to help raise money for the Library.


We will host quilting bee sessions every week.


No experience needed!


Our goal is to have the quilt done by October, so please join our community quilting bee!


Mondays @ 2 PM


Fridays @ 10:30 AM


Ages 10 and older.

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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Civil War

Come learn something new about the Civil War


Friday, August 8th @ 2 PM






Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

"Pathways of Faith"

Scholar-led Reading and Discussion Series

This reading and discussion series is open to all adults in the community and will occur this Fall on the following dates:

Saturday, September 6th @ 1 PM 

The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam by F. E. Peters

Saturday, September 27th @ 1 PM 

Muhammad: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan A. C. Brown

Saturday, October 25th @ 1 PM 

The Story of the Qur'an: Its History and Place in Muslim Life by Ingrid Mattson

Saturday, November 8th @ 1 PM 

The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter

Saturday, November 22nd @ 1 PM 

~ Rumi: Poet and Mystic edited and translated by Reynold A. Nicholson


The books will be available to borrow from the Middletown Free Library.


*** Registration is Required!! ***

To register or for more info contact Laura at 610-566-7828 or email





The Chronicles of YARNia

Join us for a fun afternoon as Michelle Sampson of The Meshed Up Owl Crocheted Creations shows you how to crochet different crafts.


Two Sundays a month @ 2-4 PM

New sessions begin in September!!


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


BYO Yarn and Hooks!


No new students till September.