"Personalities and Their Perspectives of the American Civil War"
2015 Spring Civil War 150th Anniversary Lecture Series
"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
The Motown Sound
w/ John Turk
Enjoy a performance featuring your favorite Motown songs this evening at the Library. Sing and dance along (if you'd like), while between songs, learn some interesting facts on Motown's history.
ALL AGES WELCOME!
Thursday, June 11 @ 6:30 PM
"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.
“How to Identify Your Family History Through Photographs” by Nancy Webster
Wednesday, June 10 @ 10:30 AM
Learn to draw intricate designs with simple strokes of a pen. Easy and fun! Nurture your creativity, relax, and increase mindfulness.
Wednesday, June 17 @ 10:15 AM
Wednesday, June 3 @ 10:15 AM
Wednesday, July 15 @ 10:15 AM
Zentangle Apron Desgin Workshop:
Wednesday, July 22 @ 10:15 AM
Zentangle for Kids and Families
Wednesday, August 19 @ 10:15 AM
Limited to 12 people
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!! ***
Movies @ Middletown
Monday, June 1 @ 2 PM
Monday, June 15 @ 2 PM
Monday, July 20 @ 2 PM
Knitting @ Middletown
Beginner Knitting Series: How to Knit a Sweater
(Multi- part series taught by Fran Poole)
Attention all want-to-be knitters! Spend Thursday mornings this summer learning to knit a sweater step by step with the help of a knowledgable knitter.
Your choice to make an adult or children's size sweater.
This is a great beginners project for all ages!
Thursday, June 11, 18, July 2, 9, 16, and August 6, 13
@ 10:30-11:30 AM
Supplies You Will Need to Bring
Size 6 and 8 Knitting Needles
4 4oz. scans of worsted weight yarn for Adult sweater, more if larger than size 12 sweater.
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, June 4 @ 11-1 PM
Thursday, September 17 @ 11-1 PM
Divine Philly: Philadelphia's Key Role in Christian America
Presentation by Local Author Dave Emmi
Friday, June 12th @ 2 PM
Join us at the Middletown Free Library as local author Dave Emmi discusses Philadelphia’s Key Role in Christian America before the Papel visit during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia later this year in September.
Did you know?
1) By the mid-19th century the Philadelphia Diocese was the largest Catholic Diocese in the US.
2) The Catholic diocesan school system was created in Philadelphia.
3) Dozens were killed or injured in the Nativist Riots of Philadelphia in 1844 when Catholic churches and homes were burned down amidst rising religious tensions.
4) The first canonized American saint was Bishop John Neumann of Philadelphia.
5) Catholicism is currently the largest religious denomination in the US, comprising roughly one third of the populous.
These topics, as well as many compelling others, are discussed in Dave Emmi’s, “Divine Philly: Philadelphia’s Vital Role in Christian America.” This historical narrative skirts religious theology in favor of investigating the seedlings, and contentious expansion, of Catholicism in a once dominant, (and often violent), Protestant America. The recent closing of St. John Neumann’s favorite church, and the difficult plight of Irish coal miners, are used as story telling devices in this gripping saga. Visit www.daveemmi.com for more information.
Call 610-566-7828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!
Reading Cafe Book Club
At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
Thursday, May 21 @ 2 PM
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Thursday, June 18 @ 2 PM
The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
Thursday, July 23 @ 2 PM
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Thursday, August 27 @ 2 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
May 17 and 31
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!