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Free Jazz Concert

Program date: November 22, 2009

The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Peter Einhorn

Sunday, November 22nd, 2 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us for a free jazz concert
in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Thrall.

Refreshments will be served.

About the Performer Peter Einhorn, a graduate of the University of Miami's jazz guitar program, holds a Masters degree in Composition. He is an award-winning composer who has scored dozens of documentaries. His work can also be heard on radio, national television, and other multimedia formats.

For more information on Peter Einhorn, you can visit his website at www.petereinhorn.com
Questions?

Mark Twain Talks

Program date: October 25, 2009

The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. present

Mark Twain Talks

Sunday, October 25, 2009, at 2 PM

Experience the wit and wisdom of this American humorist.

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

"Reel Eclectic" Film

November 5, 2009

Our Art and Foreign Film Festival continues on

November 5, 2009

Please call 341-5454, ext. 5479 for title and complete movie information.

All films are shown in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Please note: Most of these films are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America and are intended for adult audiences. Additional information for some of the films in this series may be found online at www.filmmovement.com or www.imdb.com. Film annotations provided by RB Publishing and Film Movement.
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Help for Job Seekers

Posted on October 2, 2009 (see program dates below)

Middletown Thrall Library Hosts
Ramapo Catskill Library System

Help For You - Job Consultations

Middletown Thrall Library will host FREE individual job consultations for up to twelve job seekers on October 21 and 22, 2009.

Two employment specialists will provide participants with tools to help them get a job in today's market. Participants will be able to meet one-on-one with a consultant.

Please note: Advanced registration is required (see directions below).

Specific and practical ideas will be shared by the consultants on creating a job ready resume, removing barriers to employment, and acing the interview.

One-hour consultations will be available on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, October 22 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

To register for this service: Please contact the Library Director's Office at (845)341-5485. Employment specialists Eleanor Speier and Evelyn Fields will lead these workshops.

This program has been partially funded by the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) Coordinated Outreach Grant from the New York State Education Department, Division of Library Development.
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"Reel Eclectic" Film

October 1, 2009

Our Art and Foreign Film Festival continues on

October 1, 2009

Please call 341-5454, ext. 5479 for title and complete movie information.

All films are shown in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Please note: Most of these films are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America and are intended for adult audiences. Additional information for some of the films in this series may be found online at www.filmmovement.com or www.imdb.com. Film annotations provided by RB Publishing and Film Movement.
Questions?


Back by Popular Demand: Henry Hudson and His World

(see program date below)

Henry Hudson and His World

The Place Where America Began

Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 7 - 8 PM


Presented by historian Tony Nappo. Questions to follow.

If you missed Tony's multi-media lecture in May, or would enjoy hearing it again, with added enhancements, here is your opportunity. During Henry Hudson's three week voyage of exploration in September 1609 he claimed the river, fertile valley, and riches of timber and beaver for the Netherlands. Within 20 years a thriving colony and cosmopolitan city (New Amsterdam, now Manhattan) had been established. You will discover this vital, little known period in pre-English colonial America - a dynamic, diverse and tolerant society - when New Amsterdam became the gateway to a vast mixture of people who would come to define a nation.

Tony Nappo recently retired as a teacher in the Middletown City School District. He holds an MA in Soviet-American Relations from John Carroll University, as well as an MA in Instructional Technology from the New York Institute of Technology. Tony has taught American History, World History, International Politics, and Futuristics to secondary and college students for over 35 years. He is excited by the opportunity to share new insights and historical interpretation surrounding the earliest settlement of New Amsterdam, and its evolution to the New York City of today.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from Orange County Planning, the County of Orange, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Environmental Protection fund.

Also: Meet special guest "Henry Hudson" in costume this evening!
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Free Musical Peformance: Inspiring Songs

(see program dates below)

The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. present a musical peformance:

Between Heaven and Earth

An Afternoon of Inspiring Song

Starring

Eileen Mackintosh, Soprano
Louis Menendez, Pianist


Sunday, September 20, 2009, 2:00 PM
at Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Join us for what the performers describe as "thoughtful art songs, inspiring sacred masterpieces, traditional Scottish music, and powerful opera favorites."

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


Fall 2009 Book Discussion Series + Films

(see program dates below)

Stories into Screen

Do Good Books Make Good Movies?

The answer to this question must, of course, be "sometimes." In this series, we invite you to read four acclaimed books that have been made into movies and join us for great scholar-led book discussions.

Evaluate each book and its impact. Come and share your own conclusions, then attend the accompanying film the following week and compare it to the book. If you just want to relax and enjoy the film, regardless if it's true to the original or not, then just come and enjoy it!

In either case, we will take the films on their own merits, as a genre different from the literary.

Here is the schedule of book discussions and film showings:
Books Available Copies of each book can be requested at any time and in any order you wish using your RCLS library card. We will have copies of each title at Thrall at least 3 weeks prior to the discussion

When available we will have copies in various formats (large print, CD, cassette).

For more information, please call (845) 341-5454 ext. 5479 or send e-mail to thrall16@warwick.net.
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"Baseball: America's Pastime" Series

(see program dates below)

Baseball: America's Pastime

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Join us and discover little-known connections between baseball's early years and Middletown players and the story behind baseball's greatest scandal - the 1919 'Black Sox' World Series.

All 4 programs are FREE and will be held in the 2nd floor meeting room at Middletown Thrall Library. Here is the schedule:

For more details, please call (845) 341-5454, ext. 5479.
Questions?


"Reel Eclectic" Film

Art and Foreign Film Festival - July, August, September (see dates below)

Our film series continues throughout the summer!

Please join us for free films and refreshments on these dates: All films are shown in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Please call 341-5454, ext. 5479 for titles and complete movie information.

Please note: Most of these films are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America and are intended for adult audiences. Additional information for some of the films in this series may be found online at www.filmmovement.com or www.imdb.com. Film annotations provided by RB Publishing and Film Movement.
Questions?


Brooklyn Baroque Music Concert

Program date: May 31, 2009, 2 PM

The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Brooklyn Baroque

A Free Music Concert at the Library
Sunday, May 31, 2 PM
in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

"Bach and His Contemporaries"

Music of Bach, Handel, Telemann, and Boismortier, including the sublime Trio Sonata from the Musical Offering, one of Telemann's joyous Paris Quartets, selections from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, and sonatas by Handel and Boismortier.

The concert celebrates the release of two new CDs: Andrew Bolotowsky's recording of Bach's Flute Sonatas and Rebecca Pechefsky's recording of the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I. CDs will be available at the concert.

Brooklyn Baroque will be joined by acclaimed Baroque violinist Claire Jolivet.

This concert is open to the public. All may attend! Light refreshments will be served.
Questions?


"Reel Eclectic" Film

Program date: June 4, 2009, 7 PM

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

Please call 341-5454, ext. 5479 for complete movie information.

Please note: Most of these films are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America and are intended for adult audiences. Additional information for some of the films in this series may be found online at www.filmmovement.com or www.imdb.com. Film annotations provided by RB Publishing and Film Movement.
Questions?


"Reel Eclectic" Film

Program date: May 7, 2009, 7 PM

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

Please call 341-5454, ext. 5479 for complete movie information.

Please note: Most of these films are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America and are intended for adult audiences. Additional information for some of the films in this series may be found online at www.filmmovement.com or www.imdb.com. Film annotations provided by RB Publishing and Film Movement.
Questions?


Hudson's Valley (three programs)

Program dates: (listed below)


Middletown Thrall Library Presents

Hudson's Valley

Middletown Thrall Library celebrates the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage of discovery and exploration with three special programs!

All programs are free and will be held in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Here is the schedule: For more information, please call (845) 341-5454, ext. 5479, or send e-mail to thrall16@warwick.net.
Questions?


Music + Poetry Performance

Program date: April 19, 2009, 2 PM

Friends of the Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present Ada Margoshes' "Cummings and Goings"

...featuring the poetry of E. E. Cummings combined with music...

April 19, 2009, 2 PM, in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Singer Julie Ziavras will perform a theatrical work by composer Ada Margoshes entitled "Cummings and Goings,???¢?¢?€ð?¬?‚?? written to the poetry of E.E. Cummings.

Performers will include baritone Elex Vann, and other singers and instrumentalists.

This concert is free and open to the public. Refreshements will be served.
Questions?


"Reel Eclectic" Film

Program date: April 2, 2009, 7 PM

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

Please call 341-5454, ext. 5479 for complete movie information.

Please note: Most of these films are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America and are intended for adult audiences. Additional information for some of the films in this series may be found online at www.filmmovement.com or www.imdb.com. Film annotations provided by RB Publishing and Film Movement.
Questions?


Elder Law 2009: Peace of Mind!

Program date: Thursday, April 16, 2009, 11:00 AM to Noon

Attend our "free legal checkup" and put your mind (and your family) at ease!

This program will be held in the 2nd Floor Meeting Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Learn about wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, probate, guardianship issues, what documents to keep and for how long.

A volunteer lawyer will explain it all so you can begin to make more informed personal health care and financial decisions!

Now in its fifteenth year, Decision Making Day is a volunteer, public-service project of the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Handouts and sample documents will be given out to the audience to assist people in making informed decisions about important legal issues.

For more information please call the library at (845) 341-5454, ext. 5479.
Questions?


Spring 2009 Book Discussion Series: "Favorite Fiction"

Program dates: Please see below

"Favorite Fiction: An Eclectic Selection"

from David, Mary, Chris, and Peggy

This book discussion series highlights some favorite novels from some of our favorite scholars. (We might also discover other titles that are scholar favorites.) With these examples of good literature we are given an opportunity to transcend ourselves - our time, our place, our backgrounds to discover characters of depth and substance. Join us and read any or all of these titles and see if you agree with the scholars' choices.



All programs are FREE, and light refreshments, courtesy of The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc., will be served.

Books Available

Copies of each book can be requested at any time and in any order you wish using your RCLS library card. We will have copies of each book at Thrall about three weeks before each discussion.

When available, we will also try to have copies of each title in different formats - large print, book on CD or cassette. For more information, please call 341-5454, ext. 5479.
Questions?


"Reel Eclectic" Film:
(Call 341-5454, ext. 5479 for title)

Program date: March 5, 2009, 7 PM

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

Due to licensing restrictions, the title of the film cannot be published. Please call 341-5454, ext. 5479 for complete movie information.

Please note: Most of these films are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America and are intended for adult audiences. Additional information for some of the films in this series may be found online at www.filmmovement.com or www.imdb.com. Film annotations provided by RB Publishing and Film Movement.
Questions?


Gravikord Duo: February 22, 2009

Program date: February 22, 2009, 2 PM

The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. present "Gravikord Duo."

This group will perform contemporary, folk, traditional, and Celtic music.

The program will be held in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Statement from the performers: "This program is made possible, in part, with funds from Orange County Tourism, Orange County Arts, and the County of Orange."

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