Adult Programs at MFL

Meet and Read Local Authors

 

 

Dave Emmi

“Divine Philly: Philadelphia’s Vital Role in Christian America”

Tuesday, January 27 @ 6:30 PM

 

Don Solenberger

“Still Standing: Surviving Custer's Last Battle”

Thursday, February 26 @ 2 PM

 

 

Harriet Tubman

 

Presentation by Dr. Daisy Century

Historical Interpreter, Actress, Educator and Writer

 

Friday, February 6 @ 2 PM

 

Come learn about the life and times of Harriet Tubman, the

Underground Railroad, and how she was an inspiration for future generations.

 

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Step Back in Time

Presentations

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“10 Extremely Awesome Presidents”

Friday, February 13 @ 2 PM

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“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

 

 

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, January 7, 21 @ 10:15 AM
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.

 

“How to use Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org”

Tuesday, January 13th @ 6 PM

 

“Getting the Most Info From Census Records”

Tuesday, February 10th @ 6 PM

 

“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!!

DIY Crafts

Clothes Pin Picture Wreath

Wednesday, January 28 @ 10:30 AM

 

Recycled Books Valentines Day Themed Craft

Wednesday, February 11 @ 10:30 AM

 

There will be a $5 fee for supplies

 

You MUST register for this program!

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Making Alcohol in Colonial Times

 
Presentation by Tony Shahan, Director of Newlin Gristmill


Saturday, February 7 @ 1 PM

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!

 


Movies @ Middletown

 

This is Where I Leave You

Monday, January 5 @ 2 PM

 

When The Game Stands Tall

Monday, January 12 @ 2 PM

 

Walk Among the Tombstones

Monday, January 26 @ 2 PM

 

Lucy
Monday, February 2 @ 2 PM

 

The Judge
Monday, February 9 @ 2 PM

"The Joy of Word Play - Scrabble & Crossword Solving Secrets Revealed"

Improve Your Scrabble Playing &

Crossword Solving Skills

 

Workshop by Doug Landman

 

Learn how to become better Scrabble players and crossword puzzle solvers. Doug will demonstrate 10 proven ways to boost one's Scrabble scores, plus insight regarding the mindset and skills needed to solve the "grandaddy" of all crosswords, the New York Times Crossword Puzzle.

 

Thursday, February 5 @ 2 PM

 

Sunday, February 8 @ 2 PM

 

Registration required!!!

 


 

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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

 

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All Delco Reads Program:

Ordinary People Can Change the World

 

Join your fellow Delaware County citizens in reading
 

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

and then join the discussion at either of the two times below.

ALL ages welcome!!! 

Thursday, January 29
@ 2 PM
and 
@ 6:30 PM

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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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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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

 

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!