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Letters to the North Pole

Presented by the Middletown Recreation Dept.

Write a letter to Kris Kringle and deposit them in one of the four "Merry Mailboxes" that can be found within the Downtown Middletown area.!

Mailboxes are available as of Monday, November 21st.

All letters will be "delivered" to the North Pole and children will receive a personalized, hand-written letter back.

Locations are located in the following municipal areas: **Please be sure to provide a Self-Addressed Envelope with postage enclosed to ensure the safe delivery of your child's letter back home.

All mailboxes containing letters will be collected on Monday, December 12th. No letters will be accepted after this time.

For more information please contact Niki at 346-4180.
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Learn How to Draw

with Mrs. Margaret

Learn how to draw using charcoal to show light and dark shading!

This is a FREE two-part workshop: Both sessions will be held in our Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Registration is required. For ages 8 - 17.

For more information, or to register, please visit our Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.
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Create your very own filet crochet

Pillow

Presented by Ms. Lu and Ms. Laurie

Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 6 - 7:45 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Two creative hand-made projects for the holiday: a Potpourri Pillow or Throw Pillow!

This workshop is available for intermediate as well as advanced crocheters!

Please bring a size 5 or 5.5 needle.

Yarn is provided, however, participants may bring their own yarn.

This event is free, but registration is required.

For more information, or to register, please visit our Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.
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Join Middletown Thrall Library's

Homeschooler's Club

Our Homeschooler's club will meet on the third Friday of the month, 1:30 - 3 PM, in our 2nd Floor Community Room at Thrall: 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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Make a Video Game

& Build a Better World

Wed., December 28, 2016, 11 am - 1 pm

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

This event is based on Kathy Ceceri's book, Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure.

Have you ever wondered what makes video games so much fun? How do developers keep players interested and excited as they work their way through difficult quests and challenges?

These are some of the questions participants will learn about. Participants will outline the steps for creating a video game, brainstorm, and test a video game prototype!

Registration is required. This program is FREE, but space is limited!

Mrs. Ceceri will have books available for purchase.

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

About the Presenter: "Kathy Ceceri is the author of five books from Nomad Press including Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future. She is also the author of several beginner-friendly tech titles for all ages including Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics With Everyday Stuff. The Homeschooling Expert on About.com, Kathy teaches hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) workshops at schools museums, and libraries around the Northeast." You can learn more about Kathy at www.craftsforlearning.com
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Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Dept. Invites You to

Celebrate the Holidays

with Stories!

Wednesdays, Dec. 7 & Dec. 14, 2016

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library For more information, please visit our Children's Dept. or call (845) 341-5470.
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Paintbrushes & Party

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, 1- 3 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Paintbrushes & Party will provide easy step-by-step instructions AND all the art supplies you'll need to create your very own work of art!

This is a FREE workshop for ages 7 to 17.

Registration required. Seats are limited.

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

For more on Paintbrushes & Party, you can visit www.paintbrushesandparty.com.
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Beaded Earrings

A Free Creative Workshop for Children

Saturday, December 3, 2016, 2 PM - 4 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us for this wonderful workshop on jewelry making!

Children ages 10 through 17 will learn the art of making beaded earrings for the holidays.

Registration required.

Seats are limited.

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

Monday, October 31, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

in the Children's Dept. at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us for spooky tales this Halloween!

Your favorite Librarians will be reading some of their favorite Halloween tales.

No registration. For ages up to 5 years.

If you want, come dressed in your Halloween costume!

For more information, please visit the Children's Dept. at Thrall or call (845) 341-5470.
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Middletown Fire Department

Touch a Fire Engine!

Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1 - 4 PM

at Middletown Thrall Library

All ages welcome. Bring family and friends!

Explore and touch the truck. Take photos!

Free! No registration required!

For more information, please visit the Children's Dept. at Thrall or call (845) 341-5470.
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Bricks 4 Kidz

Saturdays at 10:30 AM

in our 2nd Floor Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library:

Bricks 4 Kidz is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program that teaches children the principles of engineering and architecture through guided, motorized Lego model building, and... it's FREE!

Each session is one fun hour of instructed Lego activity.

Each class begins with a lesson about the model to be built, then continues with guided construction, and ends with related trivia / games and creative play!

For ages 5 - 9.

Registration is required.

For more information, please visit the Children's Dept. at Thrall or call (845) 341-5470.
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Story Time

October - November 2016




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

Angry Birds

Monday, October 3, 2016, 11 AM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

No registration required! For ages 3 through 17.

Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older).

The movie is 97 minutes long.
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Congratulations
& Thank You

to all of our

Battle of the Books 2016 Participants!

Battle of the Books 2016 Participants [see full image]
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We are proud of, and grateful to, our wonderful "Thrall Brawlers" team for engaging in a memorable battle of wits.

The battle took place at SUNY Orange's Orange Hall on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Our team performed admirably, and it was a fun experience!

Thanks to you and all the other RCLS library teams for making this one of the most exciting Battles yet!

We hope you will consider joining us in 2017, either as "Battlers" or simply as fans to root on our future team.

Enjoy the rest of 2016!
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Story Time (Fall 2016)

Registration starts August 22, 2016.

Story Time runs on Wednesdays from Sept. 14th to Oct. 5th.

"First Step" (Drop-In Story Time) Ages: 18 months - 35 months
In our Story Time Room. 9:30 AM - 10 AM. No registration required.


"Explorers" (Story Time & Craft). Ages: 3 & 4
In our Story Time Room, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM. Registration required.


"Moving on Up" (Story Time & Craft) Ages: 5-7
In our Story Time Room, 4:15 PM - 5 PM. Registration required


For more information, please visit the Children's Dept. at Thrall or call (845) 341-5470.
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Battle of the Books 2016

* The Main Event *

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 12:00 noon

Don't Miss the 2016 Teen Battle of the Books Event!

Come out and support Middletown Thrall's very own teens who will be battling their book knowledge with other local teens!

RCLS Teen Battle of the Books will be held at SUNY Orange, Orange Hall (view/find/get directions in Google Maps).

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

You can also visit RCLS' BOTB website.
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Homework Help

Fall 2016

Homework Help begins Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

Our latest Homework Help schedule... in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

Please note:

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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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): September 26, October 17, November 7 & 21, December 5.

For more information, please visit the Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.
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Knitting & Crochet 2016

(updated with more dates!)

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 throughout 2016 on 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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UPDATE: Homework Help has been
CANCELLED for 2/23/16 due to weather.

Homework Help 2016

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4 pm - 7 pm

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Homework Help will start on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 and conclude Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Here is our 2016 Winter/ Spring Homework Help Schedule:
Please note:


The last session of Homework Help is Thursday May 19, 2016.

For students in grades 1 to 6. No registration is required.
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Read to Sasha! 2016

UPDATE:

This program will be suspended until further notice.

Parents and guardians interested in more information can contact
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