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

 

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Thursday, August 27 @ 2 PM

 

The Story of Land and Sea

by Katy Simpson Smith

Thursday, September 24 @ 2 PM

 

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.

 

 

Dowonton Abbey Tea Party Fundraiser

 

at The Sage Farmhouse

 

Thursday, September 10 @ 1 PM

 

Enjoy a full 3 course English Afternoon Tea with your friends and fellow Library patrons, while discussing the upcoming and final season of Downton Abbey. There will be trivia and a raffle of Downton Abbey Jewelry, a NEW Kindle Paperwhite, and tea for 2 at the Orchard Tea Room.

 

Tickets are $30 each

 

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All proceeds go towards more programming at the Library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Personalities and Their Perspectives of the American Civil War"

 

 Civil War 150th Anniversary Lecture Series 

 

Kerry Bryan

Friday, October 2 @ 2 PM

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Hugh Boyle

Friday, October 23 @ 2 PM

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Dan Cashin

Friday, November 6 @ 2 PM

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Michael Wunch

Saturday, November 14 @ 2 PM

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Fall Opera Series

"All Italian"

 

Thursday, September 17 & 25

Beatrice Di Tenda by Vincenzo Bellini

 

Thursday, October 8 & 15

Andrea Chenier by Umberto Giordano

 

Thursday, October 29 & November 5

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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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!!!!!!!

Limited to 12 people

 

Beginner Level

 

Wednesday, September 16 @ 10:15 AM

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Wednesday, November 4 @ 10:15 AM

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Zentangle Beyond the Basics:

 

Wednesday, September 30 @ 10:15 AM

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Wednesday, October 21 @ 10:15 AM

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Zentangle Special Project Workshops:

Fall Card 

Thursday, October 1 @ 10:15 AM

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TBA

Wednesday, December 2 @ 10:15 AM

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TBA 

Wednesday, December 16 @ 10:15 AM

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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, September 15 @ 10:30 AM

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

 

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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Movies @ Middletown

Aloha

A disgraced military defense contractor (Bradley Cooper) is rehired by an old boss to oversee the launch of a weapons satellite in Hawaii. Upon his arrival he reconnects with an old love (Rachel McAdams) but finds himself becoming increasingly attracted to an Air Force pilot (Emma Stone) assigned to watch over him. 

Monday, August 31 @ 2 PM

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Age of Adaline

Adaline (Blake Lively) has kept to herself for decades in order to keep secret the fact that she has remained 29-years-old for nearly a century. However, when she meets a handsome philanthropist named Ellis (Michiel Huisman), she strains against the self-imposed exile she's lived in. When her secret may become public, she is forced to take greater control over her life. Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker co-star.

Monday, September 14 @ 2 PM

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Cinderella

Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother (Cate Blanchett) after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source.

Monday, September 21 @ 2 PM

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Keep visiting this website for future dates for the viewing of the following movies:  Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, Max, etc. 

 

Step Back in Time:

Presentations By Rochelle Christopher

10 Formidable Warrior Women

 

Think only men go to war? These women you will learn about did far more than history books have given them credit for.

 

Friday, September 25 @ 2 PM

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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, September 11 @ 2 PM
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Please bring your laptop, tablet, IPad, smartphone, or whatever device you will be using Hoopla on.

 

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, September 9 @ 10:15 AM
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Wednesday, October @ 10:15 AM
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Wednesday, November @ 10:15 AM
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Wednesday, December @ 10:15 AM
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Please bring your own laptop if you have one!!

 

 

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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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, September 22 @ 2 PM

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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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Knitting @ Middletown

 

 

 

 

 

More projects and dates TBA

 

 

Plant Swap/Seed Exchange

 

Drop off your extra plants; Swap your plants, or both! Also, exchange your extra seeds! You don't have to bring something to take something.

Please identify your plants and seeds!

 

Thursday, September 17 @ 11-1 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. 


All skill levels welcome.

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

 

Donations of fabric are welcome!!

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

 

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!