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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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