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Letters to the North Pole



Send letters to the North Pole right here at the library!

You can find the special mailbox right within our Children's Dept. on the 2nd floor.

Letters will be picked up by December 8, 2017, so please hurry!

Special thanks to the Middletown Recreation Department!
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Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Dept. invites you to "Movie -N- Popcorn!"

Deep

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, 1 PM - 2:32 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Rated PG. 92 minutes. FREE! No registration required!

Children 8 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

For more information, please visit our Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.
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A Christmas Carol

December 15, 2017, 4 PM

2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us as Traveling Lantern Theatre Company brings to life, in their own amazing and memorable way, the perennial holiday classic story of A Christmas Carol.

This is a free family event for all ages!

No registration required. Everyone is welcome!

For more information, please visit our Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.
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Let's Give Thanks

Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:30 - 11 AM

in our Story Time Room at Thrall Please join us for this very special Story Time as we celebrate Thanksgiving with stories!

For ages 18 months through four years old.

This event is FREE!

NO registration required.

For more information, please visit our Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.
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Special Tour

with our

Knit & Crochet Club

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 10:30 AM

Our Youth Services Dept. has arranged for a special tour of Rock Ridge Alpacas Farm! We'll learn about... *** Please note the location of this event: ***

229 Gibson Hill Road
Chester, New York 10918

Telephone: (845) 469-6196

This tour is FREE (although the Farm does accept donations).

For more information, please visit our Children's Dept. or call (845) 341-5470. Ask for Betsy or Lu.

You can learn more about Rock Ridge Alpacas Farm at www.rockridgealpacas.com.
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AVID Readers

Book Discussion Group

Friday, December 1, 2017, 4:15 PM - 5 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us as we read and discuss Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk.

This Newbery Honor book covers issues such as bullying and cruelty while also exploring themes such as kindness, compassion, and hope.

For ages 9 - 12 years (reading level T - W).

This is a FREE event!

Registration required.

Registration begins Monday, November 13, 2017.

For more information, please call 341-5470 or visit our Children's Dept. at Thrall.
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Fall into Books!

Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:15 PM - 5 PM

in Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us for a fun-filled book discussion!

Registered participants will get to read books from the Cam Jansen series.

For ages 7 & 8 (grades 3 & 4).

This event is FREE!

Free registration required.

Registration begins Monday, October 23, 2017.

For more information, please visit our Children's Department or call 341-5470.
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A Special Story Time

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 10:30 am - 11 am

in the Story Time Room at Thrall

Join us as we read some of our favorite Halloween Tales!

This event is free! No registration required!

For ages 18 months through four years old.

And, if you want, come dressed up in your Halloween Costume!

For more information, please visit our Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.
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"Come Draw with Me!"

with Cathy DeMaio

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

in our Story Time Room

We will have fun drawing a spooky haunted house!

FREE! For ages 6 -10.

Registration required.

Registration starts Mon., October 2, 2017. Please note: space is limited.

For more information, please visit our Children's Dept. or call (845) 341-5470.
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FREE MOVIE!

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol.2

from Marvel Studios

Friday, September 22, 2017, 1 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

No registration is required.

For ages 8 and up.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

For more information, please visit the Children's Department at Middletown Thrall Library or call us at 341-5470.

For more information, please visit the Children's Department or call 341-5470.
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Robin Hood

Live Theatrical Performance

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1 PM in our 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Learn about the heroic outlaw "Robin Hood" as presented by the Traveling Lantern Theatre Company.

This event is funded by the Friends of Middletown Thrall Library.

For all ages - a family event!

No registration required.
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Join Middletown Thrall Library's

Homeschooler's Science Club

October 2017 - June 2018

Our Homeschooler's Science Club will meet on the third Friday of the month, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, in our 2nd Floor Community Room at Thrall (except in Feb. 2018): If you have any questions about our club, please call 341-5470.

The main contact person for the Club is Ms. Tammy Sabat. For more details, such as participant ages, projects, Themes = or for registration - please contact her at (914) 772-0180 or tambourine@gmail.com.
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Spanish Story Time

Join us this fall for stories in Spanish for elementary school students!

Ms. Hanna will read aloud some of her favorite stories in Spanish.

Dates:
Sessions: Each session will be held in our Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

This is a FREE program. No registration is required.

Space is limited to first-come first-serve basis.
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Fall Story Time

Registration begins on Monday, August 28, 2017.

Story Time will kick off with Special Guest "Sukey Molloy" on Wednesday September 13, October 4, and October 18.

Fall Story Time Registration begins on Monday, August 28, 2017.

Our Fall 2017 Story Time will begin Wednesday, September 13, 2017, and continue through Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at: For more about Sukey, please visit www.sukeymolloy.com for press info and pictures.
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Bricks 4 Kidz 2017

10:30 AM in our Story Time Room at Thrall

Guided Lego activities and great creative fun for ages 5-9: Added date:
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Knitting & Crochet 2017



Free Evening Classes

Ever dreamed of creating your very own scarf, hat, or sweater?

If so, sign up for a FREE class and learn!

Join us Monday evenings (6 PM - 7:45 PM): New dates!

Also available...

Afternoon Knitting & Crochet

Thursdays (2 - 4 PM) in our Story Time Room: Our free workshops include: What you need: For more information: Please visit the Children's Department at Middletown Thrall Library or call us at 341-5470.

For more information, please visit the Children's Department or call 341-5470.
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2017 Advanced Knitting
& Crochet Workshops

Mondays, 6 PM - 7:45 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Ms. Lu will work with advanced crocheters.

Ms. Betsy will work with advanced knitters.

Let us help you take your skills to the next level!

Participants must be proficient in how to knit or how to crochet.

Workshop dates (Mondays):

For more information, please visit the Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.
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Homework Help

Homework Help begins Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017: in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Please note:

The last day in 2018 for Homework Help is June 7, 2018.

For students in grades 1 to 6. No registration is required.

For more information, please visit the Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.
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More Summer Events

Enjoying your summer so far?

Perhaps we can help you make it even more interesting and FUN!

We hope you can come to one or more of the following FREE events:

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100 New Children's Books!

Thrall Youth Services, March 30, 2017

Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Dept. has just received a gift of 100 new children's books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers.

These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City interested in fostering early reading, a love of books, and encouraging parents and children to read together.

Please come to visit our Children's Library to explore and enjoy our new collection!
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