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

 

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

Thursday, April 28 @ 2 PM

 

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.

Altered Book Pages Workshop

 

An altered book is a book changed through artistic process using multiple art materials. Learn about a variety of artist-produced altered books then create your own altered book page.

Anyone with or without artistic ability is welcome in this class designed to build creative skills.


Friday, April 29 @ 2 PM

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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.

 
Saturday, April 30 @ 2:45 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!!!!!!!

 

 

 

History @ Middletown

History Presentations by Local Scholars

 

Smith's Rebellion of 1765

Dr. Gary Grove will discuss how the burning of some illegal trade goods by James Smith and his Black Boys on March 6, 1765 has affected the course of American history and raised issues that are still being debated today. Although Hollywood has created a fictionalized version of these events, the real story is even more amazing.

Presentation by Dr. Gary Grove 
Friday, May 13 @ 2 PM

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History of the Life and Times of Victorian Children

Join us as we learn about the clothing and the life & times of the children- education, home life, toys & games, etc. You will get a chance to handle and view have original pieces from the Civil War era to the early 1900's.  

Presentation by Lynda Doran

Wednesday, May 18 @ 11 AM

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Empires Collide:  The French and Indian War
A discussion of the causes, progress, and results of the French and Indian War.  Known in Europe as the Seven Years War, this massive conflict expanded the British Empire, embittered the French, and led to the American Revolution.

Presentation by Andrew Miller
Friday, May 20 @ 2 PM

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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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"Upcycle a Porcelian Tile for the Library"

a Makery @ Middletown Project and Fundraiser

 
Join in the fun of being a part of YOUR library community room by buying and decorating a tile that will be hung up along the floorboards.Please help us beautify our room where your favorite programs take place, and feel like a piece of you is what makes our library so wonderful!

 

 

There will be different decorating stations with a variety of ways your can expresss your creativity.

 

$5 a tile

 

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


Wednesday, May 11 @ 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, May 3 @ 1:30 PM

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Tuesday, May 17 @ 1:30 PM

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Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

 

More than Folklore: Medicinal Herbs in the 18th Century

Presented by Barbara Corson

 

Learn about the techniques that colonial farmers used to treat everything from boils to broken bones. 

 
Monday, May 16 @ 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, May 10 @ 10:30 AM

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Tuesday, May 24 @ 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, 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

 

 

Room

Monday, May 2 @ 2 PM

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Anne Frank Remembered - Documentary

Thursday, May 5 @ 2 PM

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The Choice

Monday, May 9 @ 2 PM

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TBA

Monday, May 23 @ 2 PM

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Risen

Monday, June 13 @ 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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Home Safety and Fall Prevention Tips

 

Thursday, May 12 @ 10:30 AM

 

Join us as Dana Quierdo, of Accessible Home Designs, Inc. will be giving a presentatio about modifying the home to decrease the risk of falls. She will be stressing preventative changes so that falls are less likely. No medical advice will be given. She will be mainly talking about small less expensive changes anyone can do to their homes. Dana's qualifications are CAPS ( Certified Aging in Place Specialist) , ECHM certified ( executive certificate of home modification) and MPT ( Masters of Physical Therapy) Registration required!

 

 

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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, May 4 @ 10:15 AM
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Wednesday, June 1 @ 10:15 AM
Wednesday, July 6 @ 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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Gardening @ Middletown

 

Join us for a variety of presentations and crafts by the Delaware County Master Gardeners  

 

Container Gardening
Saturday, April 30 @ 2 PM
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Join us Master Gardener Joseph Daniels teaches us the ins and outs of container gardening. He will explain what are the best plants to plant, where to put your containers, when to put them out or bring them inside, and many more tips to having success in growing plants in pots. 

 

Green Secrets of Master Gardeners
Friday, May 6 @ 2 PM
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Join us Master Gardener Joseph Daniels shares with us some gardening secrets of Delaware County Master Gardeners. Learn about the tried and true plants that Master Gardeners like to plant in their gardens. 
 
Decoupage Clay Pots
Saturday, May 7 @ 1 PM
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Join us Master Gardener Joseph Daniels teaches us how to decoupage garden pots. This fun project is a great way to jazz up your garden or patio. 

Limited to 15 people so sign up today!!

Plant Swap

Thursday, May 5 @ 11-1 PM

 

 

 

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!

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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