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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Reading Cafe Book Club

 

House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure

Thursday, February 25 @ 2 PM

 

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff

Thursday, March 24 @ 2 PM

 

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

Thursday, April 28 @ 2 PM

 

Email mireference@delcolibraries.org or call Laura at 610-566-7828 to sign up or if you have any questions.

 

 

 

Shakespeare Read Aloud

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Join the Shakespeare Read Aloud each month at the Middletown Free Library as we read and act out  one of Shakespeare's’ plays. 


Copies of the plays will be available at the event on IPads or before hand by downloading the e-book using Overdrive or hardcopy by visiting www.delcolibraries.org or by calling 610-566-7828.

 

Props will be provided and encouraged!

Laughter and merriment is expected!

 

Julius Caesar 

Thursday, March 3 @ 2 PM

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Valentines Day Card Craft Corner

 

Get crafty in showing your love for a loved one at the Middletown Free Library!  With a range of craft supplies a beautiful token of your affection can be created.


Friday, February 12 @ 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.

 

Registration Required!!!!!!!

 

Beyond Basics Level

Valentines Day Card Zentangle Workshop

Wednesday, February 10 @ 10:15 AM

For those who have already taken at least the beginner level class and want to zentangle a card.

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Limited to 15 people

 

Beyond Basics Zentangle Workshop

Wednesday, February 24 @ 10:15 AM

For those who have already taken the beginner level class.

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Limited to 15 people

 

Nature's Medicine Cabinet 

Essential Oils Workshop

 

Wednesday, February 17 @ 10:30 AM

 

If you are interested in learning about natural ways to take care of your/your family's health and well-being or just want to know more about essential oils, join us for this fun, free class!

At this introductory workshop, we'll be sharing:
* What essential oils are
* How they work and all the wonderful physical and emotional benefits
* Natural solutions for your health
* How to use essential oils in your home

You'll be able to experience several essential oils at this hands-on workshop, have all your questions answered, and be walk away with some amazing tools to help you and your family experience optimal health.


Registration Required!

 

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The 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. 

 

Perfect way to get in the spirit for St. Patrick's Day!


Tuesday, March 8 @ 6:30 PM

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The Art of Drawing Birds

 

Beginner Drawing Workshop

 

Join us as Veronica Batter of the Rockdale Arts Center gives a FREE drawing workshop on drawing feathers and birds. We'll look at the art of Audubon then she'll lead participants through drawing feathers, wings & birds.


Thursday, February 18 @ 2 PM

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"The Beauty of the Harp"

Celtic Harp Music


Pamela Dimeler will present “The Beauty of the Harp” on March 14th at 2 PM at the Middletown Free Library. Pam will play several Celtic tunes and will share information about her musical instrument and also talk about the history of the harp and the pieces she plays. With St. Patrick’s day a few days away, Pam will have a sing a long including “When Irish Eye’s are Smiling” and “Danny Boy”.  

 


Monday, March 14 @ 2 PM

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DELCO Author Spotlight: Doreen McGettigan

 

Join us at the Middletown Free Library as we celebrate the release of Delaware County Author Doreen McGettigan's, second book The Stranger In My Recliner, with a wine and cheese reception. 

 

Doreen will give a reading and talk about the book, her writing process, and the relavent themes addressed in the book like homelessness and mental illness. There will be copies of the book available for purchase at the event.


Friday, February 26 @ 6-7:30 PM

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Zentangle Club

Come practice your tangles with other tanglers. Bring your own zentangle kits or borrow some of our supplies. We will put out a variety of Zentangle books to pick out some tangles to practice. Zentangle Workshop instructor Sheryl Bruck might stop by to Zentangle with the group. 

Keep up your Zentangle skills!

 

Tuesday, February 9 @ 10:30 AM

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Tuesday, February 23 @ 10:30 AM

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If you have questions call 610-566-7828 or email Laura at mireference@delcolibraries.org. 

A Cup of Tea and the BBC

Once a month we will watch a BBC movie or mini-series while enjoying a cup of tea. We will pick a either a Drama or Mystery. It will be a surprise!

 

Tea will be served, but feel free to bring some sweet treats in to share with the group.

 

Thursday, February 11 @ 1 PM

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We'll be watching a mystery

 

Thursday, March 10 @ 1 PM

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Thursday, April 14 @ 1 PM

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If you have questions call 610-566-7828 or email Laura at mireference@delcolibraries.org. 


Movies @ Middletown

 

Suffragette

 

Friday, February 12 @ 2 PM

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Spectre (James Bond)

 

Monday, February 22 @ 2 PM

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The 33

 

Monday, February 29 @ 2 PM

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The Danish Girl

 

Monday, March 7 @ 2 PM

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Adult Coloring Club

 

Join us as we set aside an hour for adults to color! Many adults (including some librarians!) use coloring as a way to relax and relieve stress. Drop in to do some coloring with provided sheets and coloring materials or bring your own materials to work with. 

Enjoy some chocolate while you color as well!

 

Tuesday, February 2 @ 1:30 PM

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Tuesday, February 16 @ 1:30 PM

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Hollywood Marines

History Lecture by Dr. Gary Grove

 

Join us at the Middletown Free Library as we learn about a range of Hollywood Celebrities who have served in the United States Marines. 

 
Friday, February 26 @ 2 PM
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Hoopla Workshop

The Middletown Free Library now offers you the ability to stream music, movies, TV shows and audiobooks wherever you are with your library card!  Hoopla features a multi-user model so you never have to wait for a title you want to become available!

 

Sign up today for this workshop to learn how to use this program and start enjoying movies, music & books at home & on the go!  

 
Friday, February 19 @ 2 PM
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Please bring your laptop, tablet, IPad, smartphone, or whatever device you will be using Hoopla on.

 

You Got This: Tips to Easier Stress Management

 

Presentation by Deborah Mantegna, RN, MSN

 

Everyone experiences some level of stress in their life whether it be due to a relationship conflict, accident or impending change. And, some level of stress can be healthy causing you to react with new coping skills and an invigorated energy. It is when stress becomes prolonged and interferers in your everyday life hindering the ability to cope with daily activities  that there is a problem. Join us to educate yourself on the importance of stress management. 

 

Brought to by Riddle Hospital and Main Line Health

 
Friday, March 18 @ 2 PM
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Rails to Trails: Chester Creek Trail Development Update

Presentation by John Paulson, FOCCB Treasurer

 

Inspired by Grandma Gatewood’s Walk and how her act of walking focused much-needed attention on conditions and rallied support for the Appalachian Trail, the Middletown Free Library has invited the Friends of the Chester Creek Trail to give an update on the development of the Chester Creek Trail. The Chester Creek Trail is a proud member of the Circuit Coalition! The Circuit Coalition aims to build a 750-mile trail network in the Greater Philadelphia region. Learn more at connectthecircuit.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After nearly twenty long years of feasibility studies, grant-writing, and securing of approvals, the end is finally in sight! Come learn how our community will soon have the first 2.8 mile phase of a beautiful paved trail that we can enjoy for cycling, running, and strolling.

 
Monday, March 21 @ 2 PM
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This program is in conjunction with our partnership with the Longwood Community Read Series

 

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, March 2 @ 10:15 AM
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Wednesday, April 6 @ 10:15 AM
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Please bring your own laptop if you have one!!

 

 

Spring Opera Series

Presentations by Joseph Erdeljac

 

Thursday, March 24 – La Boheme by Puccini 

Thursday, March 31 – La Boheme by Puccini 

 

 

Thursday, April 21 – La Traviata by Verdi

Thursday, April 28 – La Traviata by Verdi

 

Thursday, May 19 – The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach

Thursday, May 26 – The Tales of Hoffmann by Offenbach

 

 

@ 12– 2 PM

***PLEASE feel free to bring a lunch. Drinks and light pastries served at every session.

 
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Grandma Gatewood's Walk Book Discussion

 

as part of Longwood Gardens' Community Read

 

Join us at the Middletown Free Library as we read and discuss New York Times BestsellerGrandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery. 

 

Thursday, April 7 @ 2 PM

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In Grandma Gatewood's Walk, Ben Montgomery traces the story of an unlikely heroine—a woman who, to escape personal struggles, in 1955 embarks on a journey of several thousand miles of rugged terrain and often ill-marked trails…alone…without any equipment…at the age of 67. Achieving more than escape or solitude, she becomes the first woman to through-hike the 2,100 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Her act of walking became an inspiration to others. She began to focus much-needed attention on Appalachian Trail conditions and rallied support for the Trail.

 

Put a hold on your copy of the book today by calling 610-566-7828 or by visiting www.delcolibraries.org

 

or contact Laura by emailing mireference@delcolibraries.org to receive a copy from the Book Club in a Bag starting on Tuesday, March 8. 

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 @ 1:30-4:30 PM

 

 

Experienced crocheters only!

 

 If you have one, bring a hook.( "G, H or I" hook)

 

BYO Yarn and Hooks!

Readers Advisory Club

 

 

Wednesday, March 23 @ 10:30 AM

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Looking for some good books to read this Winter? Are you looking for some new titles for your book club?

 

The library will host a reader’s advisory program for adults bi-monthly. Attendees will participate in a “round-robin” series of short conversations, discussing and recommending books to each other by different genres. Laura will also be participating to help you discover new books and genres you will love!

 

Registration required!!

 

 

Sit and Knit

 

Bring your knitting and crocheting projects to work on while enjoying the company of other knitters and crocheters. Share your knowledge, skills, tips, and passion for yarn crafts with your fellow library patrons. 

 

Thursday, February 25 @ 10:30 AM

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Registration is required for all programs!

 

If your plans change and you can not come to a program you have signed up for, please let us know ASAP so we can notify the next person on the waitlist.

 

Thanks!