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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.
Comments? or Questions?

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.
Comments? or Questions?

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.
Comments? or Questions?

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.
Comments? or Questions?

Sip -n- Paint!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10 AM - 12 Noon

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Children ages 7 through 13 will be able to paint on their very own 11"x14" canvas!

Create while listening to music and having a beverage!

Learn, get artistic, have fun, and sip!

Registration is required. Registration begins Monday, August 15, 2016.

Registration is limited to 2 participants per family.

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

The Ice Walk Game

Friday, August 19, 2016, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Cool off this summer by joining us to play "The Ice Walk" game!

For ages 2 through 13.

No registration is required!

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

Craft Extravaganza!

August 11 and August 18, 2016

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

There will be two sessions for both dates: All kinds of cool crafts!

Crafts for all ages!

No registration is required!

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

Calling all Knitters!

August 24, 2016, 2 PM - 4 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

We invite you to join our Mrs. Betsy in a very special knitting project!

Participants must be able to knit.

Registration is required.

For more information, please speak with Mrs. Betsy at 341-5470 or visit our Children's Department.
Comments? or Questions?

Calling All Crocheters!

August 15 and August 22, 6 PM - 7:45 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Our 2016 summer crochet project will be:
We hope you will join us for this fun project!

Participants must be able to crochet.

Registration is required.

For more information, please speak with Ms. Lu at 341-5470 or visit our Children's Department.
Comments? or Questions?
Middletown Thrall Library Youth Services invites you to… Create your very own

Bird House Craft

Wed., August 10 and Wed., August 17, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

This event is for ages 7 and up.

Registration is required.

For more information, please visit the Children's Department or call 341-5470.
Comments? or Questions?

Battle of the Books 2016

Calling ALL young readers!

Represent your Library (Thrall) and consider joining our friendly "battle" of wits with other libraries!

Read for fun, wisdom, glory - and prizes!

Please stop in for our list of books and more details.

Our first information meeting will be on July 12 from 6 PM - 6:30 PM.

Our "Battle Gatherings" will be held on Tuesdays (6 pm - 7:30 pm): Free copies of books are available for borrowing! Open to any tweens and teens entering 6th grade in the fall.

Registration is required. Please can sign up in the Children's Room.

Titles we will read in preparation for the challenge...

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

Summer 2016 Events

Free registration required for all events unless otherwise noted.

Registration begins June 20, 2016.

All events are free!


More Events...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Thursday, July 7, 2016


Friday, July 8, 2016


Monday, July 11, 2016


Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Thursday, July 14, 2016


Friday, July 15, 2016


Monday, July 18, 2016


Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Thursday, July 21, 2016


Friday, July 22, 2016


Monday, July 25, 2016


Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Thursday, July 28, 2016


Friday, July 29, 2016


Monday, August 1, 2016


Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Thursday, August 4, 2016


Registration required for all events, unless otherwise noted.

More events are being planned!

Please visit our Children's Department or call 341-5470 for more information.
Comments? or Questions?

Bricks 4 Kidz 2016

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.
Comments? or Questions?

Story Time!

Registration starts Feb. 10, 2016.

Story Time runs on Wednesdays from Feb. 24rd to March 30th.

"First Step" (Drop-In Story Time) Ages: 18 months - 35 months
In our Story Time Room. 9:30-10:00 AM. No registration required.


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


"Moving on Up" (Story Time & Craft) Ages: 5-7
In our Story Time Room, 4:15 pm-5:00 pm. Registration required

UPDATE

Story Time is being extended until the end of April, every Wednesday until April 27th.


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

Playaway Launchpads!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

They're here! Playaway Launchpads!

Launchpads are tablets with preloaded STEAM & STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering,Art, Math & Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Apps.

Launchpads are age appropriate and 100% secure! Please note: Launchpads do not circulate. They are for use in the library only.

Registration is required.
Times:
Comments? or Questions?


Crafts Galore!

Monday, December 28, 2015,
10:30 am - 11:30 am

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Join us for a Open Craft session.

There will be an assortment of crafts to make!

For ages 2 through 9.

No registration required!
Comments? or Questions?


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.
Comments? or Questions?


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.
Comments? or Questions?


Read to Sasha! 2016

Come meet and read to Sasha the Therapy Dog!

Our dates for 2016 (4 PM - 5:30 PM) are: For ages 6 - 13.

Registration is required.

These events are held in our Children's Department Story Time Room.

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