Adult Programs at MFL

Ugly Christmas Sweater Craft and Contest

Thursday, December 11th @ 3:30-5 PM

You bring the sweater, We bring the ugly!
Registration required!


The "ugliest" sweater wins a prize!



Fall Bake Sale

Don't want to bake for Thanksgiving? Buy your pies and holiday goodies at the Library.

Help your Library raise money by purchasing and eating delicious baked goods!


Monday, November 24th
Monday, November 25th

@ 10-7 PM

If interested in volunteering to bake something to be sold, please call 610-566-7828 or visit the Library to sign up!


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Step Back in Time


“The Movies of Jimmy Stewart”

Friday, Nov 7 @ 2 PM



Friday, Nov 21 @ 2 PM

Maritime disasters off of New Jersey


“The French in Philadelphia”

Friday, Dec 5 @ 2 PM


“Charles Dickens: A Life”

Friday, Dec 12 @ 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.)

Wed, September 3, 17 @ 10:15 AM
Wed, October 1, 15, 29 @ 10:15 AM
Wed, November 5, 19 @ 10:15 AM
Wed, December 3, 17 @ 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.


Tuesday, September 9th @ 6 PM

Tuesday, October 14th @ 6 PM

Tuesday, November 11th @ 6 PM

Tuesday, December 9th @ 6 PM


Please bring your own laptop if you have one!!

DIY Crafts

Maple Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

Wednesday, November 12 @ 10:30 AM


Mason Jar Snow Globes

Wednesday, December 10 @ 10:30 AM


There will be a $5 fee for supplies


You MUST register for this program!






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Movies @ Middletown


Jersey Boys

Monday, November 17 @ 2 PM



Monday, November 24 @ 2 PM


The Hundred Foot Journey
Monday, December 8 @ 2 PM


Registration required!


****Special Holiday Movie****


National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation


Monday, December 15 @ 2 PM


Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation Lecture Series

“Breadbasket of the World”
Friday, November 14th @ 2-3 PM

A lecture covering the origins and techniques of historic flour milling in the Delaware Valley.
Registration required!


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Book Clubs @ MFL

Reading Cafe Book Club


Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland

Thursday, November 20th @ 2 PM


People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Thursday, December 18th @ 2 PM


Hooked on Books Book Club  

Sisters of Treason By Elizabeth Fremantle

Tuesday, November 11 @ 3 PM


The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson

Tuesday, December 9 @ 3 PM




Friday History Forum


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


Friday, December 19 @ 1 PM


"Challenge the Deadlock: the Tactical and Technical Innovations of the Great War by Phil Caldwell


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.

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


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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. 

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.


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

Sunday, November 23

Sunday, December 7

Sunday, December 21



More in the New Year!


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


BYO Yarn and Hooks!


Learn to knit hats for the homeless as well!