Past Library Programs: 2012
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Middletown Thrall Library Presents

Meditation Is the Key

A Free Workshop Presented

by Lisa Ann, Psychic

Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:30 - 8 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Thrall

Our workshop will include... This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call 341-5483.
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Afternoon Movies 2012

Movies are shown at Middletown Thrall Library in the 2nd floor Community Room on the 3rd Wednesday of each month through 2012.

All movies are FREE and begin at 2 PM.

Here is our schedule:

Due to licensing restrictions, we cannot publicize film titles outside of the library. Please call (845) 341-5485 for more details or send e-mail to thrall7@warwick.net.
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Reel Ecclectic Film Series 2012

"Reel Eclectic" is Middletown Thrall Library's year-long art / independent / international film festival.

Throughout this series we present thought-provoking, unique, and critically-acclaimed films, many of which are international in scope.

If mature entertainment of a truly different order is what you crave, this series should appeal to you!

Here is our film schedule for 2012 (on the first Thursday of each month): All films begin at 7 PM, and admission is always free! Films are shown in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Most of these films are not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America and are intended for for adult audiences. Additional information for some films in this series may be found online at: www.filmmovement.com or www.imdb.com.

Due to licensing restrictions, we cannot publicize film titles outside of the library. Please call (845) 341-5485 for more details or send e-mail to thrall7@warwick.net.
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You & Your Landlord

"The Rights and Responsibilities of Tenants"

Monday, December 3, 2012, 7 - 8:30 PM

in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Presented by Jaime Samarel, a staff attorney in the Housing Unit of the Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (Newburgh office) since November 1999. He has represented tenants in eviction proceedings in courts located throughout Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Rockland and Sullivan Counties.

Have your questions answered by an expert! Discover your rights and legal options when dealing with evictions, timely notifications, privacy, safety issues, Section 8 housing, seniors and disabled renters, mobile homes, and more.

This is a free event. For more information, please call (845) 341-5483.
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The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

A Visit to the Galapagos Islands

Presented by William Fiero

Photographer, Ornithologist, Naturalist

Sunday, November 18th, 2 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

This event is free and open to the public.
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Paranormal Event

(rescheduled - please see below)

Ghost Investigator

Tuesday, October 30th, 7 PM (rescheduled)

New date: Wednesday, November 7th, 7 PM
(* due to weather)

New date: Tuesday, November 13th, 7 PM
(* due to weather concerns)

at Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Presented by Linda Zimmermann


Linda will discuss her investigations in the local area and explain how to find photographic and audio evidence that a home is haunted. You will also learn how to research the history of the location.

About the Presenter

Linda Zimmermann is the author of many books, is a popular speaker, and has made numerous appearances on television and radio. Her most popular books are in her Ghost Investigator series, which describe her personal investigations of haunted sites throughout the northeast. Her books will be available for purchase.

For more information about this event, please call 341-5483.
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(cancelled)

HBO Alzheimer's Project Film Series

The "HBO Alzheimer's Project" is an award-winning documentary series that educates the general public about Alzheimer's disease.

"Caregivers" highlights the sacrifices and successes of people who experience their loved ones' gradual descent into dementia.

"Memory Loss Tapes" provides an up-close and personal look at seven individuals living with Alzheimer's, across the full spectrum of the progression of the disease.

Both events will be held in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Registration is required: please call 1-800-272-3900 by November 5th.

This event is co-hosted by the Alzheimer's Association and Middletown Thrall Library.
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Music Event

The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Ellen Kaye with the Moscow 57 Band

Ice Wine

Songs for a Late Fall Afternoon

Sunday, October 28th, 2 PM

This event will be held in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library.
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Please note...

Movie Event Update

The movie Game Change, which was originally scheduled to be shown on October 9th at Thrall, will not be playing.

Another movie involving similar themes will be shown instead.

Please call (845) 341-5483 for the title.
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Artistic Event

Update (Oct. 2, 2012):

This program is currently filled. If you would like to be placed on a pending/waiting list, please contact our Adult Program Coordinator at (845) 341-5483.


A Charcoal Workshop

Saturday, October 27th, 1 - 2:30 PM

Presented by Diane Ouzoonian

at Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Learn contour drawing, shading, determining relative values using a kneaded eraser and charcoal. Diane will also demonstrate drawing using fruits and vegetables as subjects.

Students will complete a picture by the end of the session.

All required materials will be freely provided for participants.

Registration Required. Please call (845) 341-5483 to register for this free class.
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Red, White, and Blue

Fall 2012 Book Discussions at Thrall

Movie event: All above events will be held from 7 - 9 PM in the 2nd floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

For more information, please call 341-5483.
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Irish Culture Event

OrangeREADS

and Middletown Thrall Library Present

Forever

Immortality, Ireland, magic, myth...

Join us as we celebrate the epic tale of Forever, the award-winning novel by Pete Hamill, and accompany Irish immigrant Cormac O'Connor on his incredible journey through centuries of New York. The schedule of events follows...

Saturday, September 29th, 2 PM: Keynote Speech

Andrew Tomko, Ph.D. of Bergen Community College to speak. At Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd floor Community Room.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 7 PM: Book Discussion

We will discuss Forever by Pete Hamill. Presented by Mary Langton. At Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd floor Community Room.

Saturday, October 20th, 7 PM: Pete Hamill & Performers

Bagpipes from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, theatrical interpretations, an address from the author, and a book signing. Refreshments served. This event will be held at the Pavilion Theatre at the Sugarloaf Performing Arts Center (formerly the Lycian) in Sugarloaf , NY. A limited number of free tickets will be distributed for this event.

Thursday, October 25th, 7 PM: Mysts and Magick Drums, Songs, and Stories from Ireland

at Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd floor Community Room.

For the full listing of Forever events at all participating libraries, please click here to download the OrangeREADS flyer (Adobe PDF format).

For more information, please call 341-5483.
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Food Event (Updated - please see below)

Update (Sept. 6, 2012): this program is currently filled. If you would like to be placed on a pending/waiting list, please contact our Adult Program Coordinator at (845) 341-5483.

Cooking Class

John Moultrie will offer a cooking class on September 22nd, from 1 to 4 PM. The theme is "Easy, Frugal French" and includes a potato ragout (stew), glazed carrots, and chicken with a dijon mustard sauce.

This event is free and will be held in our 2nd floor Community Room. Participants will enjoy the food he cooks, and he will give copies of his recipes.

This class is limited to 25 people.

To register for this event, contact Gail Myker at 341-5483.
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Music Event

The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

LATIN JAZZ

Sunday, September 23, 2012, 2 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

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

Blood Drive

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

at Middletown Thrall Library in the 2nd Floor Community Room

Our library will host a blood drive with New York Blood Center from 12 - 6 PM.

Each donor will receive a free movie ticket!

Please contact Gail Myker at the library or at 341-5483 if you would like to make an appointment.

Walk-ins are welcome as well!
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Essential Oils Workshop

Spiritscents

Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 7 - 8:30 PM

Presented by Lisa Ann
of Spiritquest Healing Center

Learn about... Guests will recieve a free sample of Spiritessents!
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Digital Photography Class

Digital Photography

An Introduction to Photoshop

Presented by Sally Delmerico

August 14, 2012, 7 - 9 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

This program is for the photo enthusiast interested in learning how to improve and enhance their photos using their computer. It is geared for the individual with little or no experience with either computers or software.

You will gain an understanding as to what you can accomplish using photo editing software and how to get started. You will take with you practical skills you can immediately put to use.

The live demonstration begins with the tool bar. What the symbols mean and the effect they will have on your photo. Working with palates, such as the history palate, will be discussed. With this basic knowledge we can begin to edit and enhance photos.

Adjusting contrast and brightness, cropping, red eye removal, removing dust, changing backgrounds, converting a color image to black and white, and sizing for email, will be demonstrated.

With this basic information, you will be on your way to creating images that you will be eager to show off.

For more on the presenter, please visit sdelmericophoto.com.
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Learn about Crystals!

Crystal Magic

Presented by Cephora of Crystal Connection in Wurtsboro

August 7, 2012, 7 - 9 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room
at Middletown Thrall Library The presenter will... About the Presenter

Cephora is a Certified Crystal Healing Facilitator From the Crystal Academy of Advanced Healing Arts.

For more about the presenter, please visit www.crystalconnectioncenter.com
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Family Budget Workshops

We invite you to attend a free financial management workshop provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension-Orange County:

Managing Your Money Wisely

Attend one of our free workshops on any of the following dates at 7 PM: These workshops will be held in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Thrall.

For more information, please call 341-5485.
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May Music Event

The Friends Of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

"Some Kinda Fun"

Music of the 50s & 60s

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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Baroque Music Concert

The Friends Of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Brooklyn Baroque

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library, 2nd Floor Community Room

Starring:
Andrew Bolotowsky, Baroque flute
Rebecca Pechefsky, harpsichord
David Bakamjian, Baroque cello
(Special Guest) Rachel Evans, Baroque violin

Join us for a wonderful music concert!

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

For more information on Brooklyn Baroque, please click here.
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Poetry Event

In Celebration of National Poetry Month

Middletown Thrall Library Proudly Presents

Traction

A Poetry Reading by Mary Makofske

Wednesday, April 25th, 7 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Thrall

Mary Makofske will read and discuss poems from her newest book, Traction, on Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Thrall Public Library. There will be time for questions and answers after the reading. Traction, winner of the Snyder Prize, was published in 2011 by Ashland Poetry Press.

Makofske retired from Orange County Community College in 2006. She has taught literature, Freshman English, writing skills, and creative writing and is the author of three books of poetry. She has led book discussions at the Thrall, Wisner, Chester, Moffit, Woodbury, Newburgh, Ellenville, and Goshen libraries.

Marge Piercy praised Traction as "a collection... that repays attention. Makofske ranges widely from moving meditations on prehistory to an homage to Walt Whitman, love poems, family poems, poems about nature, mortality, and growing up in the fifties. These poems are not just for the eye but sound in the ear."
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Free Legal Checkup

Peace of Mind

Elder Law 2012

...and put your mind (and your family) at ease!

Hosted by Mary Fern Breheney

Monday, April 16, 2012, at 11 AM
in the 2nd Floor Community Room
at Middletown Thrall Library

Learn about wills, health care proxies, powers of attorney, how to choose an agent for health care proxies or powers of attorney, probate, and guardianship issues.

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

Now in its seventeenth year, Decision Making Day is a volunteer-driven public service of the Elder Law and Health Law Sections 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.
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What Is It Worth?

The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library invite you to attend

Antique Appraisal Day

Sunday, March 25, 1:30 - 4 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Thrall.

Bill and Andy Jenack of William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers will appraise antiques, art, tools, jewelry, coins, and toys.

If an item you would like to have appraised is too big to carry to the library, you can provide a photograph or digital photo (e.g. via a laptop or iPad) along with the physical dimensions of the item.

Appraisals are limited to three items per individual. Cost is $3 per item. Light refreshments will be served.
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Free Music Event

In Celebration of Black History Month
The Friends of Middletown Thrall Library, Inc. Present

Kofi & Sankofa

African Drum

& Dance Ensemble

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 2 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library
in the 2nd Floor Community Room

Sankofa consists of four drummers and three dancers led by Kofi (an Asante prince from Ghana) and Yacin (a Wollof princess from Senegal).

Sankofa, which means "going back to the roots" in the Twi language from Ghana, West Africa, is very symbolic in promoting personal and community awareness of the positive role of the arts in the villages in West Africa. This positivity is demonstrated and preserved through the rich cultural values passed on to us by our great ancestors, the Nananom.

Kofi & Sankofa, originally formed in the summer of 1997 from community drum circles in Allentown and Stroudsburg Pennsylvania, teaches togetherness in diversity and empowerment of the individual self-image as well as community building and teamwork through African drumming and dance.

Our performances generate a community spirit of sharing, oneness, joy and love, where everyone gets involved.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information about the performer, please visit www.bak2roots.com.
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