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O&W

The New York, Ontario
& Western Railway

A Presentation by Ray Kelley

March 29, 2016, 6 PM - 8 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Ray Kelly, local railroad and trolley historian, will present a program on the New York, Ontario and Western Railway, more commonly known as the O&W or NYO&W, a regional railroad that ran throughout New York, including Middletown, Cornwall, and Kingston.

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

Author & Local Historian

Lisa Melville

and her book

The Grace Murder Case

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 6 PM - 7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

The Grace Murder Case was the "Lizzie Borden" case of Walden, New York.

From the book description: "Murder was a rare occurrence in the small village of Walden, New York, 60 miles north of Manhattan. The Grace case was scandalous, involving sex, lies and a violent murder which rocked Walden, a small riverside community known for manufacturing knives."

Lisa Melville will discuss this case and her book, The Grace Murder Case, which will also be available for signing.

About the Presenter: Lisa Melville is a local historian. She grew up in Walden and currently lives there with her husband and daughter.

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

Presented by Master Gardener, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Orange County

Wednesday, March 9,2016, 6 PM - 7 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Have stuff too cool to throw away?

Need "something" to perk up your garden, or for a unique gift that keeps on giving?

Get inspired with ideas using old but loved or found items to create charm and whimsy in the garden!

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

Hypnosis

A Lecture by Brian Kastan

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6 PM - 8 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Learn what hypnosis is and is not. Brian will explain what hypnotists call "The Mind Model," a tool that can simply explain how the conscious, subconscious and the unconscious work.

Learn how the mind operates and how hypnosis can be a catalyst to make any desired change in behavior quick, effortless, and benefit long-term individual success.

Brian will also demonstrate relaxation techniques and how everyone can learn to practice simple self-hypnosis techniques to benefit their lives now, such as how to accomplish goals at work, become a better student, and how to relax in a stressful situation.

About the Presenter: Brian Kastan is a certified clinical hypnotist, author of a book called "Target Talking" and Director of the Warwick Hypnosis Center. His sessions help clients to stop smoking, heal trauma, stop bad habits, release creativity, create peak performance, reduce stress and help develop coping skills needed for any situation.

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

Reflections of a Love Supreme

Motown through the Eyes of Fans

A Book Talk by Tom Ingrassia

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, 6 PM - 7 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Tom Ingrassia will present his new book, Reflections of a Love Supreme: Motown Through the Eyes of Fans.

Tom's book includes over 140 photographs with captions telling Motown's story from the perspectives of fans back to the 1960s.

About the Author: Tom Ingrassia's first book, One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity by Following Your Dreams, which he co-authored with Jared Chrudimsky, received a National Indie Excellence Award in 2014. Tom is already at work on his third book, The Passion of Teaching: How Professors Inspire Their Students, which he is co-authoring with Dr. Arni Arnthorsson.

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

Meet Author A. R. Bodon

as he presents his latest novel Nephilim: The Last Son of God

Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 1 PM - 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

About the book: "What happens when a fallen angel regrets the decision to rebel against God? What if other fallen ones felt the same? Meet Declaris, a fallen angel, whose sole mission through the ages is to help other angels find their way home. But what happens when there are no more fallen angels left and he is the last..."

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

F.I.G.H.T.

Family Inspires Great Hope Together

A Book Talk by Joe Bagnato

February 6, 2016, 1 PM - 2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library F.I.G.H.T. (Family Inspires Great Hope Together): How We Fight is a powerful story that takes you through a battle with Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma through the eyes of a loving father seeking to find both answers and strength for his wife and daughters. His daughter Caitlyn died from this rare form of liver cancer.

About the Presenter: Joe Bagnato's daughter Hailee was born deaf and Caitlyn lost to cancer in 2009 at 15 years old. How Joe and his family handle life's challenges is truly inspiring and it defines them for who they are: a family.

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

Reel Eclectic Film

February 2016

Our Reel Eclectic series features independent as well as acclaimed feature films of interest to art and foreign film buffs and cinematic connoisseurs alike. If mature entertainment of a truly different order is what you crave, this series might appeal to you! Admission is always free. Our film series continues with...

The Colors of the Mountain

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, ** 2 PM ** (new time!)

Playing in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

* Admission is FREE! *

Spanish with English subtitles. 93 min. Directed by Carlos Cesar Arbelaez
Official Selection of the Miami International Film Festival

Description from publisher: "Young Manuel lives with his hard-working farmer parents in the remote, mountainous region of the Colombian countryside. While the adults in their lives try to avoid both the armed military and the guerrilla rebels fighting each other in the area, Manuel and his friend Julian are obsessed with playing soccer any chance they get. Shortly after his birthday, the new ball Manuel received as a gift gets kicked off to a minefield, and he, Julian and their albino friend Poca Luz will do everything in their power to recover their prized belongings an essential part of their everyday lives and dreams."

Our Reel Eclectic film series continues throughout 2016 on the first Thursday of each month - now at 2 PM!

Please note: Most films in this series are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and are intended for adult audiences. Additional information for some films in this series can usually be found online at www.imdb.com.

For more information please call (845) 341-5483 or send email to thrall3@warwick.net.
Questions?
Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its February 2016 Remarkable Reads Selection...

One Plus One

by Jojo Moyes

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 3 PM

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

Free refreshments to be served!

About the book (from the publisher's description): "Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied, and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can't afford to pay for. That's Jess's life in a nutshell-until an unexpected knight in shining armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess's knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages. Maybe ever. One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You'll laugh, you'll weep, and when you flip the last page, you'll want to start all over again."

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...
Consider joining our Remarkable Reads Group on Facebook.
Questions?

OverDrive eBooks Drop-In Support

February 2016

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?

Afternoon Movies 2016

All movies are intended for adults, FREE, and play at 3 PM on the third Wednesday of every month in our 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Our 2016 Schedule of Films: Please note: due to licensing restrictions, movie titles cannot be publicized outside the library or the library's website.
Questions?


Recent Past Events


Middletown Thrall Library Invites You to Meet

Author Phil Murphy

as he discusses his new book

Product of Determination: The College Years

Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1 - 2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Phil Murphy, former basketball player and alumnus of Middletown High School, will discuss his new book, which tells about his recovery from a near-fatal AK-47 gunshot wound, his promising basketball career, and the adversity he overcame to graduate from Texas Tech University.

Guests will have the opportunity to have an autographed copy of his book and to participate in a book discussion.

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

Blood Drive

Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 12 - 6 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

New York Blood Center will sponsor this free blood drive at our library.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome!

To make an appointment, please call 1-800-933-BLOOD (2566) or (845) 341-5483.

For medical eligibility questions, please call 1-800-688-0900.

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

OverDrive eBooks Drop-In Support

January 2016

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?
Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its January 2016 Remarkable Reads Selection...

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Rebecca Skloot

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 3 PM

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

Free refreshments to be served!

About the book (from the publisher's description): "Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells -- taken without her knowledge in 1951 --became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew."

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...
Consider joining our Remarkable Reads Group on Facebook.
Questions?

Reel Eclectic Film

January 2016

Our Reel Eclectic series features independent as well as acclaimed feature films of interest to art and foreign film buffs and cinematic connoisseurs alike. If mature entertainment of a truly different order is what you crave, this series might appeal to you! Admission is always free. Our film series continues with...

Little Sparrows

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, ** 2 PM ** (new time!)

Playing in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

* Admission is FREE! *

Drama. 85 min. Not rated. Official Selection Palm Springs Int'l. Film Festival.

Australia. English. Directed by Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen.

Description from publisher: "In the middle of an Australian summer, we meet three sisters. Nina is widowed with two young children. Anna is an aspiring actress unhappily married to a filmmaker. Christine is a med student who has yet to fully come to terms with her sexuality. When their mother Susan's breast cancer returns, the family is faced with the reality of their last Christmas together. As each daughter confronts personal change and growth, Susan guides them by revealing a secret of her own."

Our Reel Eclectic film series continues throughout 2016 on the first Thursday of each month - now at 2 PM!

Please note: Most films in this series are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and are intended for adult audiences. Additional information for some films in this series can usually be found online at www.imdb.com.

For more information please call (845) 341-5483 or send email to thrall3@warwick.net.
Questions?






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