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OverDrive eBooks Drop-In Support

May 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?

Zentangle

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Zentangle is a creative meditation technique using elemental penstrokes.

The final product is a beautiful piece of artwork that looks complicated but can be accomplished by anyone with a pen and pencil.

This technique can be used for a variety of ages and abilities, and does not require any preexisting artistic training!

This event is free!

Please note: You must register for this program.

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

About the Presenter: Jennifer Wilken is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and has learned the patented method of Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas to engage the brain and hands in this meditative process.
Questions?
Have You Ever Wanted to Learn How to

Draw a Portrait?

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1 - 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Discover how to draw a portrait of the famous artist Eugene Delacroix!

You will learn placement of facial features and shading as demonstrated by local Warwick artist, Diane Kominick-Ouzoonian.

This event is free to attend!

Please note: free registration is required.

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

About the Presenter: Born in Portland, Maine, Diane moved to California to study at the University of California at Santa Cruz. After graduating Diane moved back east to study with Philip Guston and Gretna Campbell at the New York Studio School in Greenwich Village. At Montclair State University she received a teaching credential and taught art in the school system. www.kominick-ouzoonian.com
Questions?

What We Can Learn
about Our Health
from Spring Flowers

Presented by J. S. Shipman, Ph.D

Tuesday May 24, 2016, 6:30-7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Learn what chromatography and colors have o do with medicines, foods, and your health.

What can we learn from flowers? Come find out!

Free recipes will be given to the audience.

There will also be a PowerPoint presentation.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Presenter: J. S. Shipman, Ph.D grew up in Middletown, and has been an herbalist since she was a child. She has her doctorate in botany and plant pathology.

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

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

by Malcolm Gladwell

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

Tuesday, May 31, 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): "We all know that underdogs can win -- that's what the David versus Goliath legend tells us, and we've seen it with our own eyes. Or have we? In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell, with his unparalleled ability to grasp connections others miss, uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed. Gladwell examines the battlefields of Northern Ireland and Vietnam, takes us into the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, and digs into the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms all in an attempt to demonstrate how fundamentally we misunderstand the true meaning of advantages and disadvantages. When is a traumatic childhood a good thing? When does a disability leave someone better off? Do you really want your child to go to the best school he or she can get into? Why are the childhoods of people at the top of one profession after another marked by deprivation and struggle?"

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?

Job Search Workshops

One-on-One Coaching Sessions

Receive free personalized career coaching, learn about resume writing, and more! Please call Gregg Knowles at (845) 325-9240 to register for the Job Search Workshop and/or one of the one-on-one coaching sessions.

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

Making a Necklace

May 21, 2016, 1 - 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library Your teacher will be Oluwafiropo M. Ibitoye, who has taught classes at SUNY Orange.

She will bring the craft supplies.

Please note: you must register for this class.

To register, please call (845)341-5483.

There is a limit of 12 people, age 12 and older.

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

Kayaking

How to Get Started: A Free Class

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

Monday, May 16, 2016, 6:30 - 8 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 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.
Questions?
The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Julie Ziavras, Soprano

and composer / pianist

Steve Margoshes

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Soprano Julie Ziavras showcases her diversity in a refreshingly entertaining and varied recital program that offers a different take on the usual classical concert.

"The Compleat Julie" is a musical program that includes classical song, operatic arias, operetta, Broadway, folk ballads and Greek song and is sung in six languages. Composers include Mahler, R. Strauss, Schubert, Beethoven, Hadjidakis, Lorca, Mompou, Margoshes, DeAngelis, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Cole Porter, Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers & Hammerstein.

About the Performers: Julie is well-known as a multidisciplinary vocalist with a diverse and multi-genre repertory. Accompanying her is the celebrated pianist/composer and Broadway orchestrator Steve Margoshes, best known as the composer of FAME, The Musical. Julie Ziavras and Steve Margoshes are world class classical musicians who also have careers in musical theater, opera, folk music, ethnic music and rock opera.

This concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The audience is encouraged to come early to be ensured a seat.

For more about the performers, please visit:
Questions?

Emotional Freedom Techniques

May 14, 2016, 1 - 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us for "Releasing Trauma and Grief with Emotional Freedom Techniques."

This free two-hour presentation will show you how EFT works and why, where key "acupoints" are located, the "basic recipe" for application, how to focus on the issue at hand (questions to ask yourself),how to apply basic EFT to release trauma and grief, how to help your child or loved one release their grief with basic EFT.

There will also be a live demonstration with 2-3 volunteers.

Attendees will learn how to release negative emotions related to trauma and grief-more quickly than ever imagined and, in most cases, with permanent results.

About the Presenter: Debra is an advanced Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner working primarily with those suffering from trauma and grief. She is trained and certified through the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques (AAMET). She is also a meditation instructor, energy & light healer, Law of Attraction counselor, ordained spiritual life coach, award winning speaker and expert author on personal development.

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

Do-It-Yourself Essential Oils
Beauty Products

Monday, May 9, 2016, 6 PM - 7 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us for a fun-filled hands-on workshop. We will create organic, chemical-free beauty products that will include: body scrubs, bath soaks, and lotions.

This class will include free samples and recipe cards.

This event is free. Registration is encouraged to ensure adequate samples will be available for attendees.

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

Essential Oils & Your Health

Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1 PM - 3:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Come join us for an information workshop and learn about essential oils and how they can improve your well-being.

Share in the discovery and learn how essential oils can be used to enhance the quality of your life.

This event is free.

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

How the Erie Canal
Changed America

May 3, 2016, 6:30-7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

From the author of Folklore and and Legends of Rochester and other titles, comes The Psychic Highway: How the Erie Canal Changed America. Michael Keene's new book uncovers how the Erie Canal opened up vital passageways that led to the advent of the major social, political, and religious movements that swept through upstate New York during the 19th century."This powerful waterway carried a flotilla of radicals, visionaries, social reformers, and prophets bent on the idea of creating a new society. It was as if a bolt of electricity struck Western New York lighting it up as fertile ground for ideas and lifestyles that had never been expressed or attempted before."

About the Presenter: Although employed for twenty-five years in the financial services industry, Michael has combined his interests in local history, writing, and film making in order to explore unique and fascinating episodes of 19th-century New York history.

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


Local Authors & Illustrators Showcase

Saturday, April 30, 2016, 11 AM - 4 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Meet and speak with Sandra Bischoff, Frances Brown, Tom Ingrassia, Charles S. Isaacs, Tracey Lyons, Phil Murphy, and Marianne Sciucco, and many others!

Refreshments served. Enjoy raffles and mini-talks as well!

Please follow this link for more information and author/illustrator biographies.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Gail Myker at thrall3@warwick.net or (845) 341-5483.
Questions?

Meeting Your Guides & Angels

Presented by Lisa Ann of Spiritquest Healing Center

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 6 - 7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

According to Lisa Ann, "Angels, guides, and loved ones (who have passed) are always around you, supporting you throughout your life. They continue to work with you by offering you guidance and assisting you in understanding the lessons your experiences are teaching you."

Join Lisa Ann for this powerful journey! During this workshop Lisa will explain "how to connect with your guides and angels" and discuss "the many ways they send you messages."

This event is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served.

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

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 20 years of experience.
Questions?

Remarkable Reads

A Readers Advisory Workshop

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 3 PM

in our 2nd Floor Community Room

Are you stuck in a reading rut? Please join us for a very special Remarkable Reads "Readers Advisory Workshop" where attendees can share one or two titles or authors that they truly enjoyed and would like to recommend to our reading group.

Future reading group selections will be based on titles discussed at this workshop. Here is your chance to help the group discover some of your very own Remarkable Reads!

This free event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Questions?

Healthy Hair, Skin, & Nails

Saturday, April 23, 2016, 1-3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Michelle Jackson will discuss the ingredients in cosmetics, explain what labels mean, offer tips on how to shop for products on any budget, and explore kitchen products, home remedies, hair loss, vitamins, plastic surgery, and related topics.

About the Presenter: Michelle Jackson was educated at the Wilfred Academy of Beauty Culture in White Plains, NY, and is a Board Certified Beauty Consultant. She has six awards from the Wilfred Academy for Cosmetology Expertise.

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

Woodcarving as a Hobby

Presented by the MidHudson Woodcarvers Guild

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6 PM - 8 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

The MidHudson Woodcarvers Guild will introduce you to the wonderful hobby of woodcarving!

The Guild will display some of their projects in the library and conduct some woodcarving demonstrations.

This free event is for adults (18 or older).

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

About the Presenters: MidHudson Woodcarvers Guild meet weekly at the "Salt Box" in Museum Village to carve and exchange skills. You can learn more about the Guild at their website: mhwcg.weebly.com.
Questions?

Reel Eclectic Film

April 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...

Wolf Totem

Thursday, April 7, 2016, 2 PM

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

* Admission is FREE! *

Drama. Chinese with English subtitles. 121 min. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

Description from publisher: "In 1967, a young Beijing student, Chen Zhen, is sent to live among the nomadic herdsmen of Inner Mongolia. Caught between the advance of civilization from the south and the nomads' traditional enemies - the marauding wolves - to the north; humans and animals, residents and invaders alike, struggle to find their true place in the world."

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?

OverDrive eBooks Drop-In Support

April 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?

Watercolor Painting

April 5th, April 19th,
& April 26th, 5:30 - 7 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Enjoy the joy and pleasure of watercolor painting without the pressure of perfection.

It's stress-free and fun to learn the simple techniques of watercolors!

You will learn how to paint landscapes, still life, and flowers.

Classes are limited to 12 people.

Registration is required.

There is a non-refundable $15 materials fee for the entire series of classes payable on the day of registration.

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

About the Presenter: Pat Foxx has lived in Orange County for many years and is inspired by the beauty and variety of the countryside. Art has been a part of her life since childhood and continues to be a source of joy. She enjoys sharing with others her love of painting watercolors.
Questions?

The Joys of Hiking

Monday, April 18, 2016, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Peter Reiner will talk about how to get started in hiking and the trails in the lower Hudson Valley and northern New Jersey areas. He will describe hiking trails in many different parks. The presentation will also include a display of equipment such as back packs, hiking boots, hiking poles, maps and appropriate outdoor clothing.

Learn about typical hikes, how hikes are rated in terms of length and difficulty, what to bring along, how to use New York-New Jersey Trail Conference hiking maps, and how to use GPS devices to locate your position and relate GPS coordinates to trail maps.

You will also enjoy a slide show of some of the most beautiful mountain peaks in the area, rivers and valleys, as well as views from all four seasons of hiking.

After the presentation, Peter will answer your questions and tell you how to get started as a new hiker or someone with more experience.

Overall, this will be a lively, interesting presentation to get you thinking about spring hiking and enjoying the wonderful woods that surround our area.

About the Presenter: Peter Reiner is an avid hiker and hike leader of the Adirondack Mountain Club North Jersey Ramapo Chapter.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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

Singer / Songwriter Marc Berger

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1 - 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Singer / songwriter Marc Berger will bring his band and his vision of the American West to Thrall.

Marc is best known for his album Ride, which is based on his years of exploring the West.

Marc's influences include the fiction of western writer A. B. Guthrie, the films of John Ford, and the artwork of Frederick Remington.

This concert is free and open to the public!

Refreshments will be served.

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

For more about Marc Berger, please visit www.marcbergermusic.com.
Questions?

Job Search Workshops

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Looking for a job? Please consider attending our free job search workshop at the library.

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

Please note: Free registration is required.

Also available...

One-on-One Coaching Sessions

Receive free personalized career coaching, learn about resume writing, and more! Please call Gregg Knowles at (845) 325-9240 to register for the Job Search Workshop and/or one of the one-on-one coaching sessions.

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 Brawny Men of
Old New York and the
Alley Cats They Adored

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2 - 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

In the 1800s and early 1900s, when most New York City residents tossed stray cats (and dogs) into the rivers, many men - including sailors, firemen, policemen, politicians, and hoteliers - welcomed alley cats with open arms.

Peggy Gavan will wind the audience through the streets of Old New York and Brooklyn as she tells amazing stories of nine strapping men and the alley cats they adopted.

Hear about The Brooklyn Cat That Survived the USS Maine Explosion, The Cat That Flew Around the Statue of Liberty, The NYC Post Office Feline Police Force - and six more amazing tales!

Fun for cat fanciers and history fans alike!

Free registration is encouraged to ensure that adequate copies of handouts will be available to the audience.

This event is free and open to all ages. Refreshments will be served.

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

About the Presenter: Peggy Gavan, is the author of The Hatching Cat: True and Unusual Animal Tales of Old New York. You can learn more about the author through her website: www.hatchingcatnyc.com
Questions?
The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Brooklyn Baroque

with Theresa Salomon (violin) & Sarah Davol (oboe)

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us for a wonderful music concert featuring two centuries of Spanish chamber music.

This event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on Brooklyn Baroque, please visit:
Questions?
Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its Next Remarkable Reads Selection...

Yes Please

by Amy Poehler

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

Tuesday, March 29, 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): "IN A PERFECT WORLD... We'd get to hang out with Amy Poehler, watching dumb movies, listening to music, and swapping tales about our coworkers and difficult childhoods. Because in a perfect world, we'd all be friends with Amy - someone who seems so fun, is full of interesting stories, tells great jokes, and offers plenty of advice and wisdom (the useful kind, not the annoying kind you didn't ask for, anyway). Unfortunately, between her Golden Globe-winning role on Parks and Recreation, work as a producer and director, place as one of the most beloved SNL alumni and cofounder of the Upright Citizens Brigade, involvement with the website Smart Girls at the Party, frequent turns as acting double for Meryl Streep, and her other gig as the mom of two young sons, she's not available for movie night. Luckily, we have the next best thing: Yes Please, Amy's hilarious and candid book. A collection of stories, thoughts, ideas, lists, and haiku from the mind of one of our most beloved entertainers, Yes Please offers Amy's thoughts on everything from her 'too safe' childhood outside of Boston to her early days in New York City, her ideas about Hollywood and 'the biz,' the demon that looks back at all of us in the mirror, and her joy at being told she has a 'face for wigs.' Yes Please is a chock-full of words and wisdom to live by."

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?

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.
Questions?

Crystal Bowl Meditations

Presented by Corinne Smith of HopeStream

Saturday, March 19, 2016, 1-2 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us in experiencing the peace and vibrational resonance of crystal bowls and a crystal tuning fork.

Appreciate the possibility of finding emotional clarity, physical relief, and access to our higher wisdom.

Enjoy the "light bulb effect" of resolution of personal issues when we let go of the chaos that often exists in us in our busy lives.

And meet some wonderful kindred spirits as we share in this enjoyment.

About the Presenter: Corinne Smith, is the founder and president of HopeStream, which was established in 1998 in Wallkill, NY. HopeStream offers self-empowerment programs for children and adults.

This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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

Garden Salvage Art

Presented by a 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?

This event has been rescheduled:


Reflections of a Love Supreme

Motown through the Eyes of Fans

A Book Talk by Tom Ingrassia

Wed., March 23, 2016, 6 PM - 7 PM (new date)

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?

Reel Eclectic Film

March 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...

Days and Clouds

Thursday, March 3, 2016, ** 2 PM ** (new time!)

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

* Admission is FREE! *

Drama. Italian with English subtitles. 113 min. Directed by Silvio Soldini.

Description from publisher: ""Well-to-do and sophisticated couple, Elsa and Michele, have a twenty-year-old daughter, Alice, and enough money for Elsa to leave her job and fulfill an old dream of studying art history. After she graduates, their lives change. Michele confesses he hasn't worked in two months and was fired by the company he founded years ago. Elsa overcomes her initial shock by pouring extra energy into facing the crisis while Michele, exhausted by an unsuccessful job hunt, lets himself go, alternating between vivacity and apathy. The growing distance between them eventually leads to a break-up. Only when they part will they realize that they risk losing their most precious possession: the love that binds them."

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?

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?

OverDrive eBooks Drop-In Support

March 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?

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Middletown Thrall Library Presents Its Next Remarkable Reads Selection...

One Plus One

by Jojo Moyes

A Book Discussion with Matt Pfisterer

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 3 PM (new date)

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?

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 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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