Live Irish Acoustic Music
Enjoy some live Irish music in the Library while enjoying coffee and treats with your friends and fellow Library patrons.
ALL ages welcome!!!
Thursday, March 31
@ 6:45 PM
"Personalities and Their Perspectives of the American Civil War"
2015 Spring Civil War 150th Anniversary Lecture Series
"Meet Mrs. Elizabeth Hutter"
Saturday, March 7 @ 1 PM
"19th Century Women who made a difference"
(Will be escorted by General George Meade aka Dr. Andy Waskie)
Saturday, March 14 @ 1 PM
"April 14, 1865, A Nations Tragedy"- The Assassination of
Saturday, March 21 @ 1 PM
“"That Nation Might Live - A Story of Motherhood, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War"
Thursday, April 9 @ 6 PM
"The Inquirer's Live Coverage of the American Civil War"
Friday, April 10 @ 1 PM
"Civil War Medicine"
Saturday, April 18 @ 1 PM
"General A.A. Humphries"
Saturday, May 16 @ 1 PM
"Philip Sheridan and the Valley Campaign, 1864"
Friday, June 5 @ 2 PM
"Abraham Lincoln & The Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, June 1864"
Saturday, June 6 @ 1 PM
Meet and Read Local Authors
“Still Standing: Surviving Custer's Last Battle”
Thursday, February 26 @ 2 PM
Downton Abbey Inspired Fascinators/Headbands
Thursday, March 12 @ 10:30 AM
We will provide some trimmings, but feel free to bring in your own if you want to really personalize your hat.
There will be a $5 fee for supplies
You MUST register for this program!
How to Listen to Music and Grow Your Brain: A Brief History of Written Music Up to 1750
Presentation by Susan Dodson
Wednesday, March 11 @ 11 AM
After a brief history of written music we’ll cover up through the
Baroque Period with emphasis, as requested, on instruments.
Learn to draw intricate designs with simple strokes of a pen. Easy and fun! Nurture your creativity, relax, and increase mindfulness.
Wednesday, April 15 @ 10:15 AM
Limited to 20 people
Step Back in Time
“10 Extremely Awesome Presidents”
Friday, February 13 @ 2 PM
“10 Unsung Heroes of Colonial America”
Friday, March 6 @ 2 PM
“American Southwest Travelogue”
Friday, March 13 @ 2 PM
“10 Forgotten Facts About Historical Events”
Friday, April 3 @ 2 PM
“Supernatural Lore: Pennsylvania”
Friday, April 24 @ 2 PM
“8 People Who Overcame Huge Obstacles to Become Famous”
Friday, May 8 @ 2 PM
What is Zen Meditation?
Soji Zen Center Meditation Training
Looking for ways to de-stress? Manage chronic pain? Join us to learn about Zen Meditation and how it can help you gain perspective, dial down the stress in your life, and manage chronic pain.
Thursday, April 23 @ 6:15 PM
Limited to 20 people
"Peaking Into the Past":
Family and Local History Series
Learn how to go beyond the basics in learning about your family's history by hearing from experts from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and local scholars.
"Research and Resources of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania" By Lee Arnold
Friday, March 27 @ 2 PM
"How to Add Biography to Your Genealogy" By David Haugaard from Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Friday, April 17 @ 2 PM
"Researching Your Family's Military History" by Dr. Gary Grove
Friday, May 15 @ 2 PM
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!
Saturday, May 16 @ 11-1 PM
Thursday, June 4 @ 11-1 PM
Thursday, September 17 @ 11-1 PM
Movies @ Middletown
Monday, February 9 @ 2 PM
Monday, February 23 @ 2 PM
The Theory of Everything
Monday, March 2 @ 2 PM
Monday, March 30 @ 2 PM
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Holocaust Survivor Talk
Presentation by TBA
Thursday, April 16 @ 3 PM
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.)
Please bring your own laptop if you have one!!
Intro to Genealogy
Learn how to get started in researching your family history.
Tuesday, March 10th @ 6 PM
“Military Records and Other Research Databases”
Tuesday, April 14th @ 6 PM
Please bring your own laptop if you have one!!
Making Alcohol in Colonial Times
Presentation by Tony Shahan, Director of Newlin Gristmill
Monday, April 20 @ 2 PM
Historian Tony Shahan will discuss how early beverages were produced with a focus on brewing, distilling whiskey, and producing rum. The presentation will include a discussion of working historic breweries and distilleries.
Spring Opera Series
Giovanna d’Arco by Giuseppe Verdi - Italian
Thursday, April 9 + 16 @ 12-2 PM
Le Roi De Lahore by Jules Massenet– French
Thursday, April 30 + May 7 @ 12-2 PM
Boris Godunov by Modeste Mussorgsky - Russian
Thursday, May 21 + 28 @ 12-2 PM
*** Registration is Required!! ***
Book Clubs @ MFL
Reading Cafe Book Club
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Thursday, February 19th @ 2 PM
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
Thursday, March 19th @ 2 PM
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
Thursday, April 30th @ 2 PM
Lunchtime Book Club
Feel free to bring a bag lunch to eat while discussing the books.
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Wednesday, February 11 @ 12 PM
Ordinary Grace By William Kent Krueger
Wednesday, March 11 @ 12 PM
Someone By Alice McDermott
Wednesday, April 8 @ 12 PM
DELCO Gardens Series
Longwood Gardens Community Read Book Discussion w/ Master Gardener Joseph Daniels
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Thursday, April 23 @ 2 PM
Call the Library to put hold on copy of book.
Master Gardeners Lecture Series
Preparing Your Garden for Spring
Presentation by Joseph Daniels
Thursday, April 2 @ 10:30 AM
Presentation by Holly Thorpe
Thursday, May 7 @ 3PM
Attracting Birds and Butterflies to Your Garden
Presentation by Kathy Hornberger
Thursday, May 21 @ 3PM
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
March 8th and 29th
April 12th and 26th
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!
Learn how to utilize the databases available to Delaware County and Middletown Free Library patrons
MUST have an active email address and beyond basic computer skills.
Wednesday, April 1 @ 10:15 AM
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.