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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Middletown Free Library

FREE Summer Music Festival

Enjoy some good music from local musicians with your friends and family this summer at your local library!

 

– Singer Songwriter Night –

Tuesday, June 14 @ 6:30 PM

Jessica Graae, Leigh Goldstein, Betsy Robinson, Ray Naylor,

Aaron Nathans, Jeff Twardzik

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– World Music Day –

Love Songs, Latin, Broadway, Folk and more…

Tuesday, June 21 @ 6:30 PM

with Vincent James & Friends from “Keep Music Alive”

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– Broadway/Show Tunes & Jazz –

Tuesday, June 28 @ 6:30 PM

Brooke Falls, Andre Maranhao, Nancy Huebner, TBD1

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– Country Music –

Tuesday, July 5 @ 6:30 PM

Julia Zane, Sara Spicer, Jeff Twardzik, TBD1

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Georgia O'Keeffe Inspired Pastel Drawing Workshop

 

Learn oil pastel techniques while exploring the art of Georgia O'Keeffe's flower paintings. Create your own oil pastel drawing of an enlarged flower with the guidance of an experienced artist.


Thursday, June 2 @ 6:30 PM

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Zentangle Workshops

 

Spring Zentangle Series

 

Tuesday, May 24 @ 6:30-8:30 PM

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Tuesday, May 31 @ 6:30-8:30 PM

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Tuesday, June 7 @ 6:30-8:30 PM

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Relax and practice mindfulness through creative pattern drawing in this 3 week Zentangle series. 

Enjoy a weekly reprieve from stress and learn to draw intricate, abstract works of art with simple pen strokes.

In this course we will explore some of the endless possibilites the meditative art form of Zentangle has to offer. Each session we will learn something new. 

 

Limited to 16 people so sign up now!

 

Must be able to attend all 3 sessions

 

Class will start on time!!


 Instructor: Sheryl Bruck, CZT, at: www.ZenWithPen.com

Registration Required!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

Reading Cafe Book Club

 

 

The Taliban Shuffle/Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by Kim Barker

Thursday, May 26 @ 2 PM

 

The Night Trilogy (Night, Dawn, and Day) by Elie Wiesel

Thursday, June 23 @ 2 PM

 

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

History @ Middletown

History Presentations by Local Scholars

These Honored Dead

 Memorial Day was created to honor our military dead. The customs and methods of such respect have changed greatly, from the French and Indian War to today's conflicts.  Come and see how, why and where and help show respect to those to whome we owe our contry and so much more.

Thursday, June 2 @ 2 PM

Presentation by Nancy Webster

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Meet John G Nicolay, Private Secretary to President Lincoln

Come meet John G. Nicolay who served as secretary to President Abraham Lincoln, and later co-wrote a 10-volume biography on the president, Abraham Lincoln: A History.

Friday, June 3 @ 2 PM

Presentation by John Voris

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A Salute to Old Glory: A History of the American Flag

This timely presentation, occurring between Memorial Day and Flag Day, will include an overview of the evolution of ensigns/flags leading up to the Stars & Stripes as we know it today.  The program will also provide information as to the history of “The Star Spangled Banner” (both the actual flag and the anthem), the sobriquet ‘Old Glory,’ the Pledge of Allegiance and more.  We will follow the history of the American flag and other icons of American patriotism from our country’s inception to the present day. You are invited to show up wearing something red, white, and blue if you are so inclined!

Monday, June 6 @ 2 PM

Presentation by Kerry Bryan

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Historic Street Food In America

Food trucks are nothing new! From medieval times to the present, this presentation will show what was popular street foods, who sold them and why, how one ate them and how Philadelphia led the pack in our early history. 

Thursday, July 7 @ 2 PM

Presentation by Nancy Webster

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The Traditional Agricultural Year

  "To everything there is a season..." but do you know when and why? Without computers, our ancestors kept track of a complicated schedule of farm chores, community duties, planting and harvesting of multiple crops and the management of livestock.  Using pictures from her years of experience at Colonial Williamsburg and her family's local farms, the speaker will lead us through the agricultural year and its traditions.

Thursday, August 4 @ 2 PM

Presentation by Nancy Webster

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DIY Windchimes

a Makery @ Middletown Project

 
Join us as we make beautiful windchimes using items we have around the house or craft room. We will be upcycling old sivlerware and old keys, ribbons, beads, etc. 

 

They are perfect to hang in your garden, windows, or anywhere you enjoy the spring breeze

 

All the money raised goes back to the library to fund programs, supplies, repairs, etc. 


Wednesday, June 8 @ 10:30 AM

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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!

 

Join us this month as we do a group coloring project of a 4X4 ft. Mandala that will be hung in the Library.

 

Tuesday, June 7 @ 1:30 PM

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Tuesday, June 21 @ 1:30 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, June 14 @ 10:30 AM

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Tuesday, June 28 @ 10:30 AM

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

Plant Swap

Thursday, June 2 @ 11-1 PM

 

 

 

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, May 12 @ 1 PM

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We'll be watching a drama

 

Thursday, June 9 @ 1 PM

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We'll be watching a Mystery

 

Thursday, July 14 @ 1 PM

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We'll be watching a drama

 

Thursday, August 11 @ 1 PM

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We'll be watching a Mystery

 

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


Movies @ Middletown

 

 

Creed

Monday, May 23 @ 2 PM

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Risen

Monday, June 13 @ 2 PM

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Race

Monday, June 20 @ 2 PM

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Monday, July 11 @ 2 PM

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Monday, July 18 @ 2 PM

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Miracles From Heaven

Monday, July 25 @ 2 PM

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Readers Advisory Club

 

Wednesday, May 25 @ 10:30 AM

 

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Looking for some good books to read this Spring? 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!!

"DIY Terrariums"

a Makery @ Middletown Project

Join us as Susan Purcell shows us how to create our very own terrariums. 

Terrariums are simple to make and maintain, and are perfect for placing next to a desk, bed, or by the kitchen window where they can be admired and enjoyed.

All materials will be provided. 

 

Limited to 10 people so please sign up today!


Friday, May 20 @ 10:15 AM

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Monday, June 6 @ 6:30 PM

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The Linvilla Bluebird Trail


Pamela Dimeler will present a lecture featuring her photography of the Eastern Bluebirds.  Pamela and her husband Scott maintain and monitor twenty three nesting boxes located on the Linvilla  Orchard property in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. During the 2015 nesting season thirty-six baby Bluebirds successfully fledged along with several Tree Swallows.   Many aspects of the Eastern Bluebird will be discussed including their nesting habits, Bluebird Conservation and  how to monitor a Bluebird box.

 

Wednesday, June 22 @ 10:30 AM

 

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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, June 1 @ 10:15 AM
 
Wednesday, August 3 @ 10:15 AM

 

 

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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Hoopla Workshop

 

Do YOU want to be able to stream movies, tv shows, cds, audio books, comic books, and e-books for FREE while you travel or simply relax this summer???

 

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!  

Please bring your laptop, tablet, IPad, smartphone, or whatever device you will be using Hoopla on.

 
Wednesday, June 15 @ 10:30 AM
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The Chronicles of YARNia

 

Join us for a fun afternoon of crafts with Michelle Sampson of The Meshed Up Owl Crocheted Creations. In addition to the bi-weekly projects, the group wil continue to make items for local organizations.

 

Two Sundays a month @ 1:30-3 PM

 

May 1

May 22

 

Experienced crocheters only!

 (With chaining, single crochet and double crochet)

 

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

 

BYO Yarn and Hooks!

Gentle Yoga

 

Have you been wanting to try Yoga and see what all the fuss is about?

Would your body appreciate some feel good stretching and strengthening?

Do your joints need some movement and TLC?

Could you use some peace, calm, and relaxation in your life?

Then come experience Gentle Yoga at MFL when registered yoga instructor Lisa Dombroski leads this free one hour mat practice appropriate for all levels including Beginners. Bring your own mat or use one of the library's.

 
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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.

 

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