Adult Programs at MFL

Registration is required for all programs!

Please register by either calling 610-566-7828 or email

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Reading Cafe Book Club


The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Thursday, October 15 @ 2 PM


The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

Thursday, November 19 @ 1 PM


Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

Thursday, December 17 @ 2 PM


You must read the book in order to participate.




The Lenni-Lenape of Pennsylvania

Local Native Americans Lecture Series


 "Lenni-Lenape Legacy: The Life of Indian Hannah Freeman" 

Presentation By Robyn Young

Saturday, October 24 @ 1 PM

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"Northeastern Woodland Program"

Interactive hands-on experience learning the history and culture of the Lenape/Delaware for children and adults alike.

Presentation by Museum of Indian Culture

Monday, November 2 @ 2 PM

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"The Lenape (“Delaware”) of Pennsylvania: Indians as Part of the Colonial Economy"

Presentation by Marshall Becker

Thursday, November 12 @ 6 PM

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Fall Opera Series

"All Italian"


Thursday, September 17 & 24 – @ 12-2 PM

Beatrice Di Tenda by Vincenzo Bellini


Thursday, October 8 & 15 – @ 12-2 PM

Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano


Thursday, October 29 & November 5 – @ 12-2 PM

Il Trittico  by Giacomo Puccini

– This contains 3 one act operas which are;

                       Il Tabarro  (The Cloak)

                       Suor Angelica

                       Gianni Schicchi


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"Personalities and Their Perspectives of the American Civil War"


 Civil War 150th Anniversary Lecture Series 


April 14, 1865, A Nations Tragedy, The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

Presentation by Hugh Boyle

Friday, October 23 @ 2 PM

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When did the Civil War really end?

Presentation by Dan Cashin

Friday, November 6 @ 2 PM

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Abraham Lincoln & The Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, June 1864

Michael Wunsch

Saturday, November 14 @ 2 PM

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Life and Times of Mrs. Elizabeth Hutter

Presentation by Kerry Bryan

Monday, November 30 @ 2 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, October 13@ 10:30 AM

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Tuesday, November 10 @ 10:30 AM

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Tuesday, December 8 @ 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!!!!!!!


Beginner Level


Wednesday, November 4 @ 10:15 AM

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Limited to 20 people


Zentangle Beyond the Basics:


Wednesday, September 30 @ 10:15 AM

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Limited to 20 people



Zentangle Special Project Workshops:


Fall Theme Renaissance Tiles

Thursday, October 1 @ 10:15 AM

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Limited to 12 people


Zentanlged Mini Pumpkins

Wednesday, October 21 @ 10:15 AM

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Limited to 12 people


Zentangled Holiday Cards

Wednesday, December 2 @ 10:15 AM

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Limited to 12 people


Zentangled Holiday Ornament 

Wednesday, December 16 @ 10:15 AM

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Limited to 12 people


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, October 20 @ 1:30 PM

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Tuesday, November 17 @ 1:30 PM

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Tuesday, December 15 @ 1:30 PM

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Paddlewheel Strutters


Mummers Music Trio Performance


Join us as we enjoy the Philadelphia New Years muisc you love with a splash of Dixieland. Come On Get Happy!


Tuesday, November 10@ 6:30 PM

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Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Presentation


Monday, November 9 @ 2 PM












Norman Lewis (1909 – 1979) was a pivotal figure in American art, a participant in the Harlem art community, an innovative contributor to abstract expressionism, and a politically-conscious activist. This lecture will focus on Norman Lewis’s life, body of work, and the heart of his artistic practice from the early 1930s through the late 1970s.  The “procession” in the exhibition’s title evokes Lewis’ evolving painterly process and highlights a prominent thread that runs through his oeuvre: the procession ritual. Processions were both celebratory and terrifying for Lewis, equally carrying allusions to carnevale and Ku Klux Klan marches. In discussing Procession, this lecture will consider how Lewis integrated social issues with abstraction and will highlight the surprising and expressive palette the artist championed throughout his career.

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Step Back in Time:

Presentations By Rochelle Christopher


Castles of the Empire State


A look at some of the most beautiful castles in New York State, many accessible for visitors for only a few hours. 

Friday, October 9 @ 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, October 2 @ 2 PM
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Please bring your laptop, tablet, IPad, smartphone, or whatever device you will be using Hoopla on.


Movies @ Middletown


Love and Mercy

Bill Pohlad's Love & Mercy, a biopic of Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson, focuses on two distinct periods in the songwriter's life. One timeline follows Wilson (played as a younger man by Paul Dano) as he quits performing live in order to focus on the creation of the album Pet Sounds, the single "Good Vibrations," and the eventually discarded album Smile. During this period of intense work, Wilson's mental-health issues grow worse. The other section of the film features John Cusack as an older Wilson, as he attempts to escape the influence of a manipulative doctor (Paul Giamatti) who has become a totalitarian guru to him. Helping him in this endeavor is a car saleswoman named Melinda (Elizabeth Banks).

Monday, October 5 @ 2 PM

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When a scientifically minded teenager (Britt Robertson) discovers a technologically advanced trinket that provides an astounding glimpse of the future, she enlists the help of a reclusive inventor (George Clooney) to make "Tomorrowland" a reality today. 

Monday, October 19 @ 2 PM

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Jurassic World

In this thrilling fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" franchise, two young brothers (Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson) visit their Aunt Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) who's an executive at Jurassic World, a theme park populated with genetically resurrected dinosaurs. But chaos erupts when a newly created dino escapes its enclosure, forcing the park's animal behaviorist Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) to save the day. 

Monday, October 26 @ 2 PM

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Keep visiting this website for future dates for movies.

Local Architecture Through History


Presentations by Nancy Webster


Settlement/Early Colonial

Thursday, October 1 @ 2 PM

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18th Century to Federal

Thursday, October 22 @ 2 PM

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Boom Time to Civil War

Thursday, November 12 @ 2 PM

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Late Victorian to 1960s

Thursday, November 19 @ 2 PM

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Commercial and Industrial Architecture

Thursday, December 3 @ 2 PM

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Educational and Cultural Architecture

Thursday, December 10 @ 2 PM

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Genealogy Research Workshops

Beginner and Intermediate Levels

(Come in the library to make use of the 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, October 14 @ 10:15 AM
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Wednesday, November 18 @ 10:15 AM
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Wednesday, December 9 @ 10:15 AM
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Please bring your own laptop if you have one!!



Maker Mondays: Adult STE(A)M Labs


Interested in learning about new technologies, crafts and other kinds of making? Do you like to share knowledge and skills with others and to apply this knowledge and skill by creating things? Then join us we learn and create one Monday a month this Fall.


Monday, October 12 @ 2PM

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Monday, November 16 @ 2 PM

Monday, December 21 @ 2 PM


***MUST have basic computer skills and an active email. 

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Introduction to Modular Origami


Participants will learn how to make an octahedron with 12 pieces of paper and no glue - perfect for gifts or holiday decorations. 

Friday, November 13 @ 2 PM

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Dickens Christmas


Celebrate this holiday season with us as we enjoy a thrilling production of Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" acted by Stephen Anderson. We will also learn about the life and times of Charles Dickens and the inspirations behind his popular stories.


Sweet Treats and warm drinks will be served. 


Fun for the whole family!!


Saturday, December 12 @ 1 PM

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Knitting @ Middletown


Beginner Knitting Series: How to Knit a Scarf

Knitting for the Tentative Knitter

(Multi- part series taught by Susan Purcell)

Just in time for cold weather! Make a fringed, ribbed scarf in this beginner-level class for wanna-be knitters with little or no knitting experience.  Participants will learn the basic skills of casting on, casting off, and knit and purl stitches. Optional knitting techniques will be shown for those who want to build their skills.

Bring 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (#4) or bulky weight #5 yarn (Patton’s Roving would be a good choice) and size 10 needles (preferably Clover Brand Bamboo) to the first class. A light or medium color yarn will make it easier to see your stitches and a wool/acrylic blend will be easier to use.

The class will run for 4 consecutive weeks.

Participants must be able to attend at least the first 3 classes.

Open to teens and adults.  

Registration is required and the class will be limited to first 8 registrants.  

Tuesday, October 13, 20, 27, November 3
@ 3 PM

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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 @ 1:30-4:30 PM

October 11

November 15

November 29

December 6

December 20


Experience crocheting is required!


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


BYO Yarn and Hooks!

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. 

All skill levels welcome.

Wednesday and Friday mornings @ 10:30 AM
Fabric, needles, and thread are provided.


Donations of fabric are welcome!!