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Holiday Story Time

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 10:15 - 10:45 am

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us as we share some of our favorite classic holiday stories followed by a holiday craft to take home.

A light snack will be provided!

This event is FREE!

For ages 3 - 5 years old.

Registration required: space is limited.

Questions? Please call 341-5470.
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Let's Count Sheep!

Mon., Dec. 23, 2019, 10:30 - 11:45 am

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us as we experience a fun read-aloud story together.

Each participant will receive a 15-inch fluffy furry sheep to stuff and make it "come alive" with your imagination!

Each sheep comes with its very own "Birth Certificate."

So, start thinking of some possible names for your new fluffy furry friend!

For ages 5 - 12 years old. This event is FREE! Registration required.

Registration begins Mon., Dec. 9.

Questions? Please call 341-5470.
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Middletown Thrall Library

Youth Council

Friday, December 6, 2019, 4 - 5 PM

in the 2nd floor Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Are you between the ages of 13 - 17?

Do you have great ideas for programs and events for teens at MTL?

If so, please join our Youth Council!

At our first meeting, we'll discuss how we can move forward with new ideas and programs for teens!

FREE! Registration is required.

Questions? Please call (845) 341-5470.
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Beaded Wire Bracelets

with Oluwafiropo Margaret Ibitoye, a local Orange County artist

Monday, November 4, 2019, 4 - 6 PM

in the Story Time Room at Thrall

Just in time for the holidays!

Join us and learn how easy it is to create the "perfect gift" - for someone or yourself!

We will design our very own bracelet using beads and memory wire!

This event is FREE! Registration required: space is limited, so please register early!

For ages: 8 - 13 years old.

Questions? Please call 341-5470.
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Drawing Haunted Houses

Presented by Cathy DeMaio

October 27, 2019, 2 - 3:30 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

We're kicking off the Halloween season with Haunted Houses!

Learn how you can draw a "creepy crawly" Haunted House with art instructor Cathy DeMaio!

For ages 6 - 13 years old.

FREE! Registration required.

Registration begins Monday, October 14, 2019.

Questions? Please call 341-5470.
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Peter Pan

A Traveling Lantern Theatre Performance

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1 PM

in our 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Witness this treasured tale of an adventurous boy "who never grows up" come to life through the very talented performers of Traveling Lantern Theatre!

In the performers' words: "Fly away with the Darling children to Neverland, where Peter battles with a band of pirates and his arch enemy: the villainous Captain Hook. Peter is a daring, courageous and mischievous boy - an incurable prankster with a valiant heart! This ageless story of love and bravery is one of our most popular shows!"

This event is free and open to the public!

No registration required. Questions? Please call 341-5470.
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Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Dept. and Encore Performing Arts proudly present...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Classic Tale of Mystery & Adventure

October 9, 2019, 1 PM

in our 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Experience Washington Irving's most famous American ghost story in a fresh and dynamic production, full of comedy and excitement!

Richard Stillman and Jonathan Luks will breathe new life into the humorous villagers of Sleepy Hollow.

Their memorable theatrical performance will be even further enhanced with mime, music, and dance!

This event is free and open to the public!

For more information, please call 341-5470.

For more on Encore Performing Arts: www.encoreperforming.com
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Experience the magic and joy of...

Story Time

Fall 2019

* Wednesdays in our Story Time Room

(* no session October 16, 2019)


Starting Sept. 25, 2019
Ending Nov. 5, 2019

Registration required.

Please choose from...
  1. "First Step Growing Time"

    Time: 9:30 AM - 10 AM
    For children ages 18 months through 35 months. This Story Time focuses on literacy through stories and play. At this stage in your toddler's life he or she is happiest playing alongside rather than with other children. "First Step" encourages independent play as well as social skills with other toddlers in a safe environment.
  2. "Explorers" Story Time & Craft

    Time: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    This fun event promotes creativity and a love of stories among participants of ages of 3 to 4 years old.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call us at (845) 341-5470.
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Knitting & Crochet

at Maple Hill Park

Thursday, September 26, 2019

from 12 noon to 4 PM

Please join us as we gather at the large shelter that is next to the big parking lot located on 105 California Avenue, Middletown, New York, 10940.

This is a FREE event. Registration required.

This event is open to all knitters and crocheters who would like to get together with other knitters and crocheters.

Please feel free to bring your own lunch as well as your projects. It will be a day of fun!

Questions? Please call 341-5470.
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Homework Help 2019-2020

Homework Help will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 4 PM to 7 PM

starting Tuesday, September 24, 2019

*in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please note:
This is for students in grades 1 to 6.

Yes, it's FREE! No registration required!


Please note: In 2020, Homework Help resumes on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Afterwards, no Homework Help on: Apr. 7 through Apr. 9, 2020.

Homework Help will then resume on Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2020 and conclude on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

Questions? Please call 341-5470.
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Four Fall 2019 Events

  1. Cooking it Up: Back to School with Healthy Snacks!

    Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11 AM - 12 Noon
    Young library patrons will learn how to prepare healthy snacks, including basic safe kitchen and food prep skills. Participants will get to prepare three tasty and healthy snacks (ham & pineapple tidbits, banana dippers, and apple slice donuts). For ages: 8-13. Registration required and begins on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
  2. Ghoulish Treats for Halloween!

    Saturday, October 26, 2019, 11 AM -12 Noon
    Participants will learn basic safe kitchen and food prep skills as we prepare not-so-scary eats (bloodshot eyeballs, bloody punch, and mini eye-popping pops). For ages: 8-13. Registration required and begins on Monday, October 7, 2019.
  3. Give Thanks for Super Spuds!

    Saturday, November 16, 2019, 11 AM - 12 Noon
    Participants will learn basic safe kitchen and food prep skills, and how to prepare basic baked potatoes. Set up toppings as well (grated cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, butter substitute, steamed broccoli, scallions, and flavored cream cheese). For ages 8 - 13. Registration required and begins on Monday, October 28, 2019.
  4. Celebrating the Holidays with Tasty Doughnuts!

    Saturday, December 7, 2019, 11 AM - 12 Noon
    Participants will learn basic safe kitchen/food prep skills, as we prepare quick and easy fried donuts using an electric skillet. We will make a glaze to drizzle over the warm doughnuts, then decorate with seasonal sprinkles or shake in a bag with powdered sugar or cinnamon & sugar. following cleanup, we'll enjoy eating yummy creations! For ages: 8-13. Registration required, and begins on Monday, November 18, 2019.

All four events will be held in the Story Time Room in our Children's Department.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Knitting & Crochet Workshops

Sept. - Dec. 2019


Individualized Instruction


"Sit 'n Knit" or "Sit 'n Crochet"


Afternoon Knitting + Crochet

*Please note: On Thursday, September 26, 2019, please join our Knit & Crochet Club for a special afternoon session held at Maple Hill Park (Large Shelter) from 12 - 4 PM. Registration required.


Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Craft Extravaganza Returns!

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
or
3 - 5 PM
in our Story Time Room at Thrall

Do-it-yourself crafts: Necklaces, pendants, bracelets, and more!

For ages 3 - 13.

This is a FREE event!

No registration required!

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Our Cosmic Neighbors

Animals in Constellations

Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 11 - 11:45 AM

in the Story Time Room at Thrall

What do you see when you look up at the night-time sky?

There's a whole menagerie up there!

Join us as we explore the origins of these constellations and learn to identify some of the many animals sharing the night sky!

For ages 5 - 13 years old.

A FREE event. Registration required.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Math Enrichment Program

Registration for all grades begins on Monday, July 22, 2019.

Participants, please select the grade you will attend this fall: Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Dept. Presents

A Universe of Stories

The 2019 New York State Summer Reading Program at Middletown Thrall Library

Our Summer Reading Program begins

Monday, July 1, 2019

and concludes

Friday, August 9, 2019


Our Schedule of Events at Thrall
this summer...

Registration for July 1 - July 5 programs
begins Monday June 17.

For additional registration dates for future programs, please keep reading.

Monday, July 1, 2019


Tuesday, July 2, 2019


* Thursday, July 4, 2019: Library Closed *


Friday, July 5, 2019


Registration begins Monday, July 1, 2019
for July 8 - July 12 Events


Monday, July 8, 2019


Tuesday, July 9, 2019


Wednesday, July 10, 2019


Thursday, July 11, 2019


Friday, July 12, 2019


Registration begins Monday, July 8, 2019
for July 15 - July 19 events.


Monday, July 15, 2019


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Thursday, July 18, 2019


Friday, July 19, 2019


Monday, July 22, 2018


Tuesday, July 23, 2019


Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Thursday, July 25, 2019


Friday, July 26, 2019


Registration begins Monday, July 22, 2019
for July 29 - August 2 events.


Monday, July 29, 2019


Tuesday, July 30, 2019


Wednesday, July 31, 2019


Thursday, August 1, 2019


Friday, August 2, 2019

REMINDER: ALL reading logs MUST
be handed in by Friday, Aug. 2)


Registration begins Monday, July 29, 2019
for August 5 - August 9 events.


Monday, August 5, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Thursday, August 8, 2019


Friday, August 9, 2019



Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call us at 341-5470.
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Learning How to Knit!

* Mondays, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

in the 2nd floor Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Let's kick off "A Universe of Stories" with Learning How to Knit!

So, is knitting only for girls? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Knitting is for everyone! For a great example, check out Brooklyn Boy Knits:
WHY learn to knit?
  1. Knitting can improve your concentration.
  2. Knitting can improve your reading skills.
  3. Knitting can help you to develop patience.
  4. Our "MTL" Kids Knitting Club encourages community with peers!
  5. All of this is FUN and completely FREE!

* MTL Kids Knitting Club will meet on the following Mondays:
Registration required. Registration begins Monday, June 17, 2019.

For ages 9 through 17. Questions? Please call 341-5470.
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2019 Battle of the Books Meeting/Orientation

Participants must be entering grades 6th - 12th.

Our first meeting will be on Tuesday, July 2nd, 6 - 6:30 PM. Additional dates and times will be discussed later.

To join the "Battle," participants must read 8 books (titles have been selected). "Battle of the Books" is a test of your comprehension of the 8 books you have read.

You will BATTLE against other library teams. Go BATTLE or go HOME!

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call us at 341-5470.
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Tween/Teen Student Volunteer Opportunities

@ Middletown Thrall Library

Student volunteers are accepted from 6th grade (must have completed the 6th grade) through 12th grade.

Interviews will be held for volunteer positions on Wednesday, June 26, Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28.

ALL interviews must be scheduled. To schedule an interview with Bridget, please call her at (845) 341-5470 after June 10, 2019.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call us at 341-5470.
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2019: A Universe of Stories!

The Official New York State Summer Reading Program at Thrall

Our summer reading program begins Monday, July 1, 2019, and concludes Friday, August 9, 2019.

Registration begins Monday June 17, 2019. Registration is in person only.

We will have events for pre-readers (6 years and under), parents / caregivers ("read to me"), as well as young readers in grades K through 7.

Please stay tuned for our full list of summer events!

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call us at 341-5470.
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National Volunteer Week 2019

National Volunteer Week runs April 7 - 13, 2019, and Youth Services at Thrall would like to take a moment to acknowledge - and to express our gratitude toward - all those who have offered their time and energy volunteering in our Children's Department. Thank you for your service to our community!
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Mother's Day Art Project

with Miss Rainbow of Creative Arts

Friday, May 10, 2019, 4 - 5:15 PM*

(* clean-up time 5:15 pm -5:45 pm)
in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Participants will create a work of art for Mom!

This is a FREE event!

Registration required.

For ages 6 - 13.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call us at 341-5470.
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Marie Segares

Knitting / Crochet Pro

of Underground Crafter

A Thrall Library Knit & Crochet Club Event

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12 noon - 3 pm

in our 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join our MTL Knit & Crochet Club as we welcome Marie Segares, who will present a hands-on workshop on Freeform Crochet & Knitting.

Freeform Crochet and Knit is a fiber art that includes a number of creative techniques using a variety of stitches without a pattern.

Registration required. $5.00 materials fee required at the time of registration. Workshop Requirements... The Day's Lineup... You don't want to miss this event! There will be give-aways and a FREE raffle provided by Marie Segares. A day filled with projects, patterns, food, and old and new friends!

Questions? Please visit or call our Children's Dept. at 341-5470.

About the Presenter: Marie shares free crochet and knitting patterns, sewing projects, and more on the Underground Crafter blog at undergroundcrafter.com. Marie Segares has been hooked on crochet since she learned from her grandmother when she was 9, and she conquered her fear of knitting in 2010. In addition to designing, Marie is a professional member of the Crochet Guild of America and is a Digital Content Creator member of the Association for Creative Industries. Beyond teaching crochet and knitting in her hometown of New York City, Marie has also taught at the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival, The North Jersey Fiber Arts Festival, and the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival.
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Spring Story Time

"Spring has sprung!"

Wednesdays in our Story Time Room at Thrall:

Registration required.

Choose from: Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call us at (845) 341-5470.
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FREE Popcorn + Movie

Bumblebee

Wednesday April 17, 2019, 1:30 PM

in our Story Time Room at Thrall

"Cybertron has fallen. When Optimus Prime sends Bumblebee to defend Earth, his journey to become a hero begins."

For ages 6 - 13. 113 minutes. Registration required.

Questions? Please contact our Children's Department: (845) 341-5470.
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Craft Extravaganza!

Friday, April 19, 2019

10:00 am - 12:00 noon
or 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

or Monday, April 29, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm in our Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

For ages: 3 - 13.

FREE! No registration required!

Questions? Please contact our Children's Department: (845) 341-5470.
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Winter Story Time 2019


Wednesdays in our Story Time Room at Thrall

Registration begins Monday, January 28, 2019.

Story Time starts Wednesday, February 13, 2019 and concludes Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Choose from:



Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Attention: All Knitters!!!

Learn to Knit Cables

Mon., March 4, 2019, 6 - 7:45 PM

We will be working on how to knit a Cabled Hat, Cabled Scarf, or a Cabled Cowl. You can choose your pattern (hat, scarf, or cowl)!

Registration required. Participants must be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

We will provide the pattern and light refreshments.

Registration begins on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.

When you register, you can select your FREE pattern. Based on your pattern selection, we will explain what you will need to complete your project.

Registration begins on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Arctic Animal Workshop

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, 3:30 - 4:45 PM

Build your very own arctic plush toy with its own birth certificate! For ages 5 to 13 years old. Registration required.

Please note: Due to popular demand for this workshop, we are asking anyone interested in this event, who also attended our Dec. 7, 2018 Winter Wonderland Workshop, to please register first to be on our wait list. As space becomes available, wait list persons will be called. In doing so, it is our hope our Children's Department can provide as many children as possible the opportunity to make their very own plush toy. Thank you very much for your interest, support, and understanding!

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Teen Book Club

Please join us for our next reading: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein.

About the book: "About the book: "Oct. 11th, 1943: A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun."

You can borrow or reserve free copies of the book through our library / library system. Ask a librarian about that!

Our Book Club will meet at 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm in our Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library on... Registration is required.

For students in grades 6 through 12.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Teen Book Club

Please join us for our next reading: Bone Gap by Laura Ruby.

About the book: "Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying."

You can borrow or reserve free copies of the book through our library / library system. Ask a librarian about that!

Our Book Club will meet at 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm in our Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library on... Registration is required.

For students in grades 6 through 12.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Homework Help 2019

Homework Help will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 4 PM to 7 PM, until Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Please note: There will be no Homework Help on Jan. 30, 2019.

This is for students in grades 1 to 6.

Yes, it's FREE! No registration required.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Homework Help when either the Middletown School District is CLOSED or when after-school activities are cancelled.

No Homework Help from April 15, 2019 through Apr. 22, 2019: Homework Help later resumes on Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019.

Questions? Please call 341-5470.
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