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ZERO PERSPECTIVE

A Book Talk + Reading + Signing with local author Lee Andrew Forman

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 6 PM

in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Horrid creatures...
Bizarre perils...
A journey into the depths of the unknown!

Attend a live first chapter reading of Lee A. Forman's new debut sci-fi / horror novella, Zero Perspective.

After the reading, there will be a book talk and signing.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more about Lee, please visit www.leeformanauthor.com

Questions? Please contact Gail Myker: thrall3@warwick.net or 341-5483.
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Middletown Thrall Library invites you to

Medicare 101

August 13, 2018, 6 - 7 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

This free workshop will explain Medicare Parts A, B, C and D.

Some of the topics to be covered will be... There will also be a question and answer period.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at thrall3@warwick.net or at (845) 341-5483.



This free workshop will be presented by Olivia Gordon- Michael, who works for Bankers Life in Wappingers Falls, NY.
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See a FREE Movie!

Hostiles

July 18, 2018, 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "An Army captain helps transport a Native American chief and his family from Arizona to Montana. Along the way, the group of soldiers and Native Americans must learn to work together in order to make their way through dangerous territory."

Directed by Scott Cooper. 2017. Rated R.

Starring: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Jesse Plemons, Adam Beach

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Questions? Please call 341-5483.
Questions?

See a FREE Movie!

Glory

July 5, 2018, 2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "Tsanko Petrov, a railroad worker, finds millions of leva on the train tracks. He decides to turn the money over to the police, for which the state rewards him with a new wristwatch that soon stops working. Meanwhile, Julia Staikova, head of the PR department of the Ministry of Transport, loses Petrov's old watch, a family relic. Here starts his desperate struggle to recover both his old watch and his dignity."

Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

Bulgarian with English subtitles. 101 min. Unrated.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Questions? Please call 341-5483.
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Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its Next Remarkable Reads Selection...

The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

Tue., July 31, 2018, 3 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, in our 2nd floor Community Room.

About the book (from the publisher's description): "This was meant to be the perfect trip. The Northern Lights. A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship. A chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in that has left her on the verge of collapse, and to work out what she wants from her relationship. Except things don't go as planned. Woken in the night by screams, Lo rushes to her window to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. But the records show that no-one ever checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat. Exhausted, emotional and increasingly desperate, Lo has to face the fact that her sleep problems might be driving her mad or she is trapped on a boat with a murderer - and she is the sole witness...."

Free copies of this book are available for borrowing or reserving at Middletown Thrall Library!

Please follow this link to search the library catalog for this book.

About the Presenter...
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Emergency Blood Drive

July 3, 2018, 12 PM - 6 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

New York Blood Center will conduct this drive.

Appointments or walk-ins are both welcome!

For appointments, please call 1-800-933-2566.

You can also sign up online via this link.

Medical Questions? Please call 1-800-688-0900.

Please remember to bring ID (donor card preferred), and please eat and drink before donating blood.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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Harmonica Virtuoso

Jia-Yi He

July 24, 2018, 6 - 7 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Jia-Yi He plays many different kinds of harmonicas...

chromatic, diatonic, tremolo, bass, as well as the largest and smallest harmonicas in the world!

Please join us for what promises to be a lively and inspiring musical performance unlike any other!

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Performer: "Jia-Yi He, a world-class harmonica virtuoso, has received numerous awards in international festivals and competitions in England, Germany, Israel, Japan and United States. He has served as a member of the judging committees in the Asia-Pacific Harmonica Competition in Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Hangzhou and Singapore. Mr. He has appeared as a soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra, China National Ballet Symphonic Orchestra and the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared at many television stations including ABC-news, News 12 Long Island, Queens Public Television and Sino Television in the United States. Mr. He has recorded harmonica music for a number of movies, radio stations and CDs. He was invited to perform at the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations."

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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A Musical History of the 50s

"From Dino to Doo Wop"
Presented by Joey G.

July 11, 2018, 6 - 7:15 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Enjoy a live, entertaining, musical story on how 1950s musical trends evolved from Big Band, to Pop, to Rock 'N Roll!

This event is FREE and open to the public!

About the Presenter: "Joey G. has been singing professionally since the age of 13 and opened for Broadway stars Andrea McArdle (Annie on Broadway), Paul Williams, and many of top acts of the 50s, among them Bobby Rydell, The Drifters, The Earls, and many more."

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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OverDrive eBooks Drop-In Support

June 2018

If you need help getting started with our eBook and eAudioBook service OverDrive, consider coming to a drop-in support session.

You will need to bring your fully charged device, and your valid and current library card. The sessions are first-come-first serve and will begin at the Reference Desk.

Librarians at the reference desk can always help you to navigate our website to: find our e-collection, get started and troubleshoot with OverDrive, and contact the OverDrive technical support desk. But, if you need more help, please come to one of our drop-in sessions.

Upcoming dates:
Questions?

See a FREE Movie!

Taco Shop

June 20, 2018, 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "Smokes quits his job as a taco shop employee to open up his own taco business. Things, however, get heated in the kitchen as a gourmet taco truck pulls up right across his joint. An all-out taco war follows as both shops compete for customers.""

Rated PG-13. 85 minutes.

Directed by Joaquin Perea. Starring: Tyler Posey, Eric Roberts, Laura Harring, Brian Huskey, Paula Jai Parker.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Questions? Please call 341-5483.
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Lying by the Side of the River

Presented by Brett David Black

June 30, 2018, 12:30 PM

in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

"During our time together we will examine the human experience. The human experience is narrated by our own personal conglomerate of ideas, judgments and beliefs. This narration provides us with a sense of identity that is intimately tied to our internal pain and life struggle. By shedding light on this human condition and our identification with it we will chip away at the stone of perception to reveal the sculpture underneath. This is an invitation to explore Truth beyond the relative. To maintain the integrity of the space, I will lead with a talk and then open the floor for questions and discussion. I look forward to meeting you all." - David

About the Presenter: "As a truth-seeker and world traveler, I have spent time in ashrams with spiritual gurus, been with shamans in the jungles of Peru, and I have attended sweat lodges and other Native American ceremonies. I am certified in polarity therapy, life coaching, as well as Yoga instruction." David also states he has a degree in psychology.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at thrall3@warwick.net or (845) 341-5483.
Questions?

The Best Worst Tank
and the Ship that Wasn't

July 17, 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Paul Mitura, 33-year Army Veteran and author, will present select stories from his book, The Best Worst Tank and The Ship That Wasn't.

We will also have a rare opportunity to hear Paul share personal experiences and insights from his extensive military career.

Paul's book brings together many interesting and unique tales along with compelling facts about our country's military history.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Presenter: Paul Mitura is an Army officer with over 30 years of service. He is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the Air War College. He also holds multiple advanced degrees. Mitura's service and passion for history blend together to provide a survey of little- known military stories from our country's history. His book will interest history enthusiasts, general readers, and veterans alike.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at thrall3@warwick.net or (845) 341-5483.
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The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Repair Café

Clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, toys, sharpening, etc.

June 16, 2018, 10 AM - 1 PM

in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

What do you do with Toss it away? No way!

Repair Café is Costs? A voluntary contribution.
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Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its Next Remarkable Reads Selection...

The Plot Against America

by Philip Roth

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

Tuesday, June 26, 3 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, in our 2nd floor Community Room.

About the book (from the publisher's description): "When the renowned aviation hero and rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh defeated Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 presidential election, fear invaded every Jewish household in America. Not only had Lindbergh, in a nationwide radio address, publicly blamed the Jews for selfishly pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but upon taking office as the thirty-third president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial 'understanding' with Adolf Hitler, whose conquest of Europe and virulent anti-Semitic policies he appeared to accept without difficulty. What then followed in America is the historical setting for this startling new book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Philip Roth, who recounts what it was like for his Newark family - and for a million such families all over the country - during the menacing years of the Lindbergh presidency, when American citizens who happened to be Jews had every reason to expect the worst."

Free copies of this book are available for borrowing or reserving at Middletown Thrall Library!

Please follow this link to search the library catalog for this book.

About the Presenter...
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See a FREE Movie!

Life Is Beautiful

June 7, 2018, 2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "An Italian Jew tries to protect his son in a Nazi concentration camp." Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

Rated PG-13. 116 minutes.

Directed by Roberto Benigni. Starring: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bustric.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Questions? Please call 341-5483.
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Reiki Healing Circle

May 29, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us and feel the difference reiki can make in your life by... This event is free and open to the public.

We do ask that you please register with Gail Myker at thrall3@warwick.net or (845) 341-5483.

About the Presenter: Kate Kusterbeck is an RN at the Danbury CT hospital. She is also a nurse coach. You can visit her website at www.HarvestMoonNurseCoaching.com.

For more about Reiki, visit nccih.nih.gov/health/reiki/introduction.htm.
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Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its Next Remarkable Reads Selection...

The Lost City of the
Monkey God: A True Story

by Douglas Preston

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

May 30, 2018, 3 PM (rescheduled)

NEW DATE: Monday, June 4, 3 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, in our 2nd floor Community Room.


About the book (from the publisher's description): "A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God - but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, The Lost City of the Monkey God is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century."

Free copies of this book are available for borrowing or reserving at Middletown Thrall Library!

Please follow this link to search the library catalog for this book.

About the Presenter...
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How to Create What
You Really, Really Want

An "Ordering from the Cosmic Kitchen" Workshop

June 9, 2018, 12 - 4 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

This workshop is based the book Ordering From the Cosmic Kitchen: The Essential Guide to Powerful, Nourishing Affirmations by Patricia J. Crane, and on the philosophy of Louise Hay, a well-known motivational/self-help writer, philosopher, and founder of Hay House.

Join us and discover... This event is free and open to the public.

We ask that you please register with Gail Myker at thrall3@warwick.net or (845) 341-5483.

About the Presenter: Kate Kusterbeck is an RN at the Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. She is also a Nurse Coach. Her website is HarvestMoonNurseCoaching.com.
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Charlie Lang in Concert

Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2:30 PM

Please join us for a magnificent afternoon of original songs and musical improvisation.

Artist Statement: "Improvisation is the act of making things up as you go along and knitting them all together to express the feelings in one's heart. All throughout my life I have been improvising music on the piano. My mind takes little pictures and images of things I've made up. These stills are then played back in all different orders in a single performance in motion pictures. I go with my best images of what I want to play, and I use my heart to regroup them. I started playing Billy Joel's finest songs at age 9. Later, I heard The Kohn Concert by Keith Jarrett at age 12 and began improvising. Musicians I like include Jim Croce, James Tayler, Billy and Elton, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Stravinsky, Eric Satie, Frank Zappa, also close friends' music, the music of Mike Ciliberto, Mark Davenport, Brad Scribner, and all the other songwriters and performers in the Hudson Valley. In past performances, I played three years at 88 Charles Street, Montgomery, NY (2006-2009), two years at Christie's Restaurant in Westtown, NY (1992,1993), Copley Plaza in Boston, and elsewhere. I was the Music Director for David Cohen's Theatre Improvisation troupe (1994) and the Music Director for Martin Moss (1983). I have composed many original songs, many versions of those songs, and have recorded three albums: Walking through Portraits, Turn the Music On, and FREE, all privately funded. I also enjoy exploring visual media. My art is surrealistic impressionism. I am a Colorist. My favorite artists include Picasso, Matisse (love cutouts) Pollack, and Basquiat." Charlie is currently working on a new album to be released later in 2018.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

You can listen to a select portion of Charlie's recent music at www.soundcloud.com/chazlang.
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See a Major Motion Picture for FREE:

Sully

May 16, 2018, 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "Biopic of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger depicts his emergency landing on the Hudson River in January 2009."

Rated PG-13. 96 minutes.

Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring: Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, Aaron Eckhart, Sam Huntington, Valerie Mahaffey

Questions? Please call 341-5483.
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OverDrive eBooks Drop-In Support

May 2018

If you need help getting started with our eBook and eAudioBook service OverDrive, consider coming to a drop-in support session.

You will need to bring your fully charged device, and your valid and current library card. The sessions are first-come-first serve and will begin at the Reference Desk.

Librarians at the reference desk can always help you to navigate our website to: find our e-collection, get started and troubleshoot with OverDrive, and contact the OverDrive technical support desk. But, if you need more help, please come to one of our drop-in sessions.

Upcoming dates:
Questions?
The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present
A Special Musical Performance by

Tim Quinn

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2 PM

in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us as Tim Quinn performs an eclectic acoustic mix of traditional, contemporary American, and Irish folk music.

Tim encourages his audience to clap along, sing along, and to enjoy themselves. His songs range from lighthearted to heartfelt.

There will be something for everyone! Bring the family!

This event is free and open to the public.
Questions?

Starting Your Own Business



Steven Lindner will conduct a free two-week seminar and introduce you to topics essential to launching a successful small business.

Anyone thinking of starting a retail or e-commerce based service - or a start-up manufacturing business - could benefit from this information!

This two-part seminar runs 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM: (There will be a break between 12:30 - 1:30 PM. Please bring your lunch.)

Topics to be discussed include: Prospective students should have a business idea in mind before attending this class and must plan on attending both seminars.

Free registration required.

To register, or for more information, please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.

Also required: notebook / paper, pen or pencil, and calculator.

About the Presenter: In addition to twenty years experience with design and product development, Steven Lindner has taught at the School of Design Strategies. He also served as a consultant for various clothing manufacturers.
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Join us as we celebrate

Spring, Tradition,
& Chinese Culture

May 5, 2018, 1 PM

in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Enjoy a Dragon Dance, traditional songs, a performance with an ancient ehru, pipa, dizi, and Guzheng, as well as calligraphy, Han Couture, creating lotus flowers and lanterns, a chopstick challenge, and the company of family and friends!

Presented by the Northern Academy of the Arts, Academic Department.
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Earlier Events at Thrall...


See a Major Motion Picture for FREE:

Phantom Thread

May 3, 2018, 2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "A tailor finds his meticulous professional life upended after he falls for a working-class woman."

Rated R. 130 minutes.

Directed by Joe Wright. Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford, Gina McKee.

Questions? Please call 341-5483.
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Start, Manage, & Grow
Your Business
with ReferenceUSA

Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:30 - 8 PM

in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us to learn more about how you can start using the *free ReferenceUSA service to improve and grow your business!

Guest speaker T.J. Pridell of ReferenceUSA will host an interactive lead generation marketing seminar for our local business community.

*To accommodate the needs of business owners, sales and marketing representatives, and job seekers, Middletown Thrall Library offers its members free access to an otherwise premium service called ReferenceUSA, an online provider of business and consumer information.

About the Database: ReferenceUSA can help you create marketing plans, conduct essential competitive analysis, and locate people in order to expand your business potential. Enjoy real-time access to data on more than 44 million businesses and 289 million consumers!

Active members of Thrall may access this amazing resource from either within the library or elsewhere online (e.g. at home or work) at www.thrall.org/refusa by logging in with their library card number. ReferenceUSA can also be reached through the library's home page via Business & Finance and then Business & Company Databases.

ReferenceUSA features ten detailed modules of information: U.S. Business, U.S. New Business, U.S. Historical Business, Canadian Business, U.S. Standard White Pages, U.S. Consumer/Lifestyles, U.S. Healthcare, U.S. New Movers/Homeowners, Canadian White Pages, and U.S. Jobs / Internships.

For more about this FREE public event, ReferenceUSA, or any other business or financial resources you might find potentially useful, please contact Middletown Thrall Library's Reference Department at 845-341-5461 - or ask us online.
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Gardening with Native Plants
to Attract Birds

A Special Presentation by Orange County Audubon Society & The Master Gardener Program, Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Orange County

May 2, 2018, 6:30 - 7:45 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Bird populations are declining as habitat and food sources are lost and non-native plants become more prevalent in our landscapes.

Native plants are the best, and, in most cases, only sources of food for indigenous insects. Many birds are dependent on these insects as food sources, particularly when feeding their young.

Please join us as we will learn how to select and use more native plants in our home gardens to help provide much-needed sustenance and habitat for birds.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at thrall3@warwick.net or (845) 341-5483.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month

April 28, 2018, 1 - 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us this April as we team up with local poet Amanda Galvan Huynh to celebrate National Poetry Month!

Whether you're a novice or an advanced writer, we invite you to bring your notebook and pen so you can be inspired and record your thoughts and words!

If you wish, you can come with a poem you'd like to share: either one you've written or one of your favorites.

You will also have a wonderful opportunity to participate in a supportive environment to create new poems and learn how you can share the love of poetry with friends and family!

For ages 16 to adult.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please contact Gail Myker to register: 845-341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.

For more about Amanda Galvan Huynh, please visit www.amandagalvanhuynh.com.
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Kayaking

How to Get Started: A Free Class

A Presentation by ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club), Mid-Hudson Chapter

April 26, 2018, 6 - 7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Always wanted to try kayaking but don't know where to start?

Adirondack Mountain Club trip leader and kayak instructor, Don Urmston, will tell you what gear you'll need, where to go paddling, where to meet other paddlers, and where to get instruction on your kayaking technique!

See and feel the difference in kayaks, paddles, and other equipment with our hands-on presentation. Special attention is given to kayak safety and choosing your first kayak.

Whether you just want to paddle occasionally or you want to become an expert sea kayaker, this program will get you started. This event is free to all!

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its Next Remarkable Reads Selection...

My Not So Perfect Life

by Sophie Kinsella

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

April 25, 2018, 3 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, in our 2nd floor Community Room.

About the book (from the publisher's description): "When Katie Brenner is fired from her dream job in advertising in London, she's desperate to get away from her mad boss Demeter, and her crush, Alex, who she thought shared her feelings of adoration but didn't. Seeking refuge, she goes home to her father's farm in Somerset to help make her stepmother's dream of turning their land into a camping retreat come true. Applying her savvy marketing smarts, Katie masterminds a glamorous upscale resort. But when Demeter shows up unannounced, with Alex not far behind, Katie is forced to rethink her revenge fantasies and her assumptions about family, love, and office politics and realize how much she may have misjudged everyone -- and everything -- around her."

Free copies of this book are available for borrowing or reserving at Middletown Thrall Library!

Please follow this link to search the library catalog for this book.

About the Presenter...
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TWO Afternoon Movies in April!


Movie #1: Dunkirk

April 5, 2018, 2-4 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "World War II thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat."

Rated PG-13. 106 minutes.

Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy, Tom Glynn-Carney

Movie #2: Darkest Hour

April 18, 2018, 3-5 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds."

Rated PG-13. 125 min.
Both of these movies are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Questions? Please call 341-5483.
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Two Flowers and a Bird

Watercolor Painting for the Joy of It

Three Sessions (5:30-7 PM):
April 10th, April 17, April 24

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Enjoy an informal atmosphere where you will get to learn the basics of watercolor painting without any pressure to create a "masterpiece."

Two sessions will focus on painting Spring flowers, and in another session, we will paint a cardinal.

Students will receive lightly sketched drawings of the subjects to be painted, so no drawing skills will be necessary!

There is a one-time materials fee of $15 per person to be collected upon registration. Students will receive a watercolor set, brush, and pad, which is theirs to keep!

This event is limited to 15 participants. Teens welcome!

Please contact Gail Myker to register t 341-5483 or at thrall3@warwick.net.

About the Presenter: For several years Patricia Foxx has taught a series of classes at Middletown Thrall Library, and she has also taught at Warwick Library, Ellenville Library, Florida Library, Tappan and the Highland Mills Library. Patricia was also an instructor at Orange County Community College over a five year period.

Patrica says, "I enjoy teaching the techniques of watercolor in a relaxed and accepting atmosphere. Beginners are pleased to discover that watercolors are not as challenging as they think. Every student leaves with a sense of accomplishment."
Questions?

OverDrive eBooks Drop-In Support

April 2018

If you need help getting started with our eBook and eAudioBook service OverDrive, consider coming to a drop-in support session.

You will need to bring your fully charged device, and your valid and current library card. The sessions are first-come-first serve and will begin at the Reference Desk.

Librarians at the reference desk can always help you to navigate our website to: find our e-collection, get started and troubleshoot with OverDrive, and contact the OverDrive technical support desk. But, if you need more help, please come to one of our drop-in sessions.

Upcoming dates:
Questions?

Career Coaching

April - June 2018

Receive free help so that, one day soon, you could hear the words "You're Hired!"

Learn about resumes, and more!

Sessions: Sessions will be held in the 1st Floor Board Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Free registration is required:

Please contact Gregg Knowles at (845) 325-9240 to register for a session.

About the Presenter: Gregg Knowles, career coach and resume writer with over 25 years of experience in human resources, will be your instructor.
Questions?
The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Brooklyn Baroque

Performing with Philip Anderson, tenor & Jeremy Rhizor, violinist

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us for an exquisite and memorable afternoon of beautiful baroque music.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more about Brooklyn Baroque, please visit www.rebeccapechefsky.com/brooklynbaroque.html.
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Past Lives

A Free Workshop Presented by Lisa Ann

April 12, 2018, 6 - 7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us as Lisa Ann begins her presentation with some amazing stories of past life experiences.

Lisa will help us explore the possibilities of our own past lives and how such things might be used to assist us or even begin to heal issues in our current lives.

Learn how past lives can affect the present, and have the chance to participate in a group regression.

This event is free and open to the public.

As seating is limited, we do encourage you to contact Gail Myker at 845-341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net to register for this event.

About the Presenter: "Lisa Ann is the owner of Spiritquest Healing Center. She is a psychic, medium, intuitive healer, Holistic Life Coach, Past Life Regression Facilitator, teacher, and speaker with over twenty years of experience. She is the author of Past Lives: Have I Been Here Before? and No Phones in Heaven." She also created a audio CD series of guided meditations.

For more information about Lisa Ann and her various works and services, you can visit her website: www.SpiritquestHealingCenter.com.
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Planning & Developing

Your Product

Ever have a "great idea" for a new product? This is your opportunity to find out if it could work!

Please join us as we explore the following topics: Attend this workshop series at Middletown Thrall Library and learn all about product development.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A ONE-TIME $5 MATERIALS FEE PER PERSON.

Please contact Gail Myker at 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net to register. You are encouraged to sign up as early as possible.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: please bring a notebook, pen, and calculator to each class.

Workshops will be held in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library on the following dates: About the Presenter: In addition to twenty years experience with design and product development, Steven Lindner has taught at the School of Design Strategies. He also served as a consultant for various clothing manufacturers.
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The Schuyler Sisters

& the Hamilton Musical

A Special Presentation by Rick Feingold
in honor of Women's History Month

March 27, 2018, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Four daughters of wealthy General Philip Schuyler ran away to elope with rich men, but Elizabeth Schuyler married Alexander Hamilton, a penniless orphan.

We will read the love letters Hamilton sent to Eliza during their courtship, and then we will meet two other women - Angelica Schuyler Church and Maria Reynolds - who were also after Alexander.

Experience and enjoy eight songs popularized in the Broadway sensation Hamilton, An American Musical (music from public sources) including The Schuyler Sisters, Helpless, Satisfied, and It's Quiet Uptown. A free guide on "How to Get Tickets to see Hamilton" will be provided!

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its Next Remarkable Reads Selection...

The Stranger in the Woods

The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

by Michael Finkel

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

March 28, 2018, 3 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, in our 2nd floor Community Room.

About the book (from the publisher's description): "For readers of Jon Krakauer and The Lost City of Z, a remarkable tale of survival and solitude - the true story of a man who lived alone in a tent in the Maine woods, never talking to another person and surviving by stealing supplies from nearby cabins for twenty-seven years. In 1986, twenty-year-old Christopher Knight left his home in Massachusetts, drove to Maine, and disappeared into the woods. He would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later when he was arrested for stealing food. Living in a tent even in winter, he had survived by his wits and courage, developing ingenious ways to store food and water, to avoid freezing to death. He broke into nearby cottages for food, clothes, reading material, and other provisions, taking only what he needed, but terrifying a community never able to solve the mysterious burglaries. Based on extensive interviews with Knight himself, this is a vividly detailed account of the why and how of his secluded life--as well as the challenges he has faced returning to the world. A riveting story of survival that asks fundamental questions about solitude, community, and what makes a good life, and a deeply moving portrait of a man who was determined to live his own way, and succeeded."

Free copies of this book are available for borrowing or reserving at Middletown Thrall Library!

Please follow this link to search the library catalog for this book.

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Create a Spring Wreath

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6 - 7 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Celebrate the first day of Spring with us as we create our very own wreaths!

This creative opportunity is free and open to the public!

Limited to 12 participants.

Please register with Gail Myker at 845-341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net
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Afternoon Movie

Dunkirk

March 21, 2018, 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "World War II thriller about the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat."

Rated PG-13. 105 minutes.

Directed by Christopher Nolan. Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy, Tom Glynn-Carney

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Questions? Please call 341-5483.
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The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Colonial Man

(A.K.A. Sam Ladley)

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Witness artifacts from America's past and hear stories of the early settlement of Orange County and the Bull Family.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

For more about Sam and his presentation, you can visit his website at colonialman.webs.com.
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Real Estate Staging

March 24, 2018, 1 - 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Thinking of selling your home? Want some professional advice?

Nancy LaBarbera, professional realtor and Betty Ross home stager, will help us to better understand the home-selling process. Nancy will also offer tips which might help you propel your home toward a speedier, top-dollar sale!

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or at thrall3@warwick.net.

For more on Nancy LaBarbera and Betty Ross Decorating you can visit www.bettyrossdecorating.com.
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Going Solar

March 6, 2018, 6 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Susannah Bradley, of Hudson Solar in Rhinebeck, NY, will introduce you to New York State's new Community Solar energy program.

Community Solar helps those who couldn't "go solar" before because of shading, roof concerns, not owning their own home, or having a historic property.

Susannah will also discuss electric bills, cost-cutting measures, and she will be happy to answer your questions.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at 845-341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net. or visit the following websites:
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Medicare 101

March 29, 2018, 1 - 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Lauren Granger, a field and service representative for Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, will conduct this educational presentation for Medicare-eligible persons.

Topics will include: the health insurance marketplace, resources which could help you make better decisions, Medicare enrollment, evaluating plans to determine which best fits you, election periods, Medigap policies, help for people with limited income, and more.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Presenter: Lauren A. Granger, Field Sales and Services Representative, has been with Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield for the past 9 years; however, she has been helping individuals with their Medicare benefit needs for the past 8 years.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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Reel Eclectic Film

Cantinflas

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 2 PM

in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Drama. 96 min. Directed by Sebastian del Amo. Spanish with English subtitles.

Official description: Harmonium "The true story of Cantinflas, the beloved Mexican comedy star who charmed all of Latin America before setting his sights on the bright lights of Hollywood." Starring: Oscar Jaenada, Michael Imperioli, Ilse Salas, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Gabriela de la Garza.

This film is free and open to the public!

For more information please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its Next Remarkable Reads Selection...

Truly Madly Guilty

by Liane Moriarty

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 3 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, in our 2nd floor Community Room.

About the book (from the publisher's description): "Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It's just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families. Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there's anything they can count on, it's each other. Clementine and Erika are each other's oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don't hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid's larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won't stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can't stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn't gone? In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don't say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm."

Free copies of this book are available for borrowing or reserving at Middletown Thrall Library!

Please follow this link to search the library catalog for this book.

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1959

"The Year that Changed Jazz"

Presented by Rick Feingold

Former Curator of the Cool Heat Jazz Series at
the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State University

February 20, 2018, 6 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

1959 was the year jazz broke away from bebop music to new forms. Four major jazz albums continue to be felt today: Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck's Time Out, Charles Mingus' Mingus Ah Um and Ornette Coleman's The Shape of Jazz to Come.

This program includes videos of interviews with Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Joe Morello (Brubeck's drummer) and Jimmy Cobb (the only surviving member of the Miles Davis band).

Rarely seen performances will also help bring this era back to life and reveal what made these albums vital in 1959 and today.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at 845-341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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Afternoon Movie

The Big Sick

New Date: Feb. 21, 2018, 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Synopsis: "Pakistani-American man falls for white grad student, and hides their romance from his family. However, their relationship gets more serious when she develops a mysterious illness, which in turn forces him to bond with her parents."

Rated R. 119 minutes.

Directed by Michael Showalter. Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, and Anupam Kher.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Questions? Please call 341-5483.
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Blood Drive

January 23, 2018, 12 PM - 6 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

New York Blood Center will conduct this drive.

Appointments or walk-ins are both welcome!

For appointments, please call 1-800-933-2566.

Medical Questions? Please call 1-800-688-0900.

Please remember to bring ID (donor card preferred), and please eat and drink before donating blood.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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Reel Eclectic Film

Harmonium

NEW DATE: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 2 PM

in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Drama. 118 min. Directed by Koji Fukada. Japanese with English subtitles.

Official description: Harmonium "captures the collapse of a seemingly ordinary Japanese family. Life for Toshio, his wife, and their younger daughter Hotaru carries on as usual until he hires the mysterious Mr. Yasaka, an old acquaintance dressed in white who has just been released from prison, in his workshop. Harmonium captivated critics and audiences alike during the 69th Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize."

This film is free and open to the public!

For more information please contact Gail Myker at (845) 341-5483 or thrall3@warwick.net.
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Free Health Education Event

on the Topics of Breast & Prostate Cancer

presented by Catskill Regional Medical Center, A Member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

The Catskill Regional Medical Center's "Breast and Prostate Cancer Education Program" is focused on raising awareness about: This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Gail Myker at thrall3@warwick.net or 845-341-5483.

For more about Catskill Regional Medical Center, please visit www.crmcny.org.
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Kestrels

"The Smallest Falcons"

Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

in our 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us for a wonderfully informative presentation provided by Orange County Audubon Society.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

For more details, please contact Gail Myker at thrall3@warwick.net or 845-341-5483.

For more about Orange County Audubon Society, please visit www.orangecountyNYaudubon.org.
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Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its Next Remarkable Reads Selection...

The Great Reckoning

by Louise Penny

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

Wed, Jan. 31, 2018, 3 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, in our 2nd floor Community Room.

About the book (from the publisher's description): "When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Surete du Quebec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Surete academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map."

Free copies of this book are available for borrowing or reserving at Middletown Thrall Library!

Please follow this link to search the library catalog for this book.

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