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Teen Book Club

Please join us for our next reading: Scythe by Neal Schusterman. About the book: "A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life - and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe - a role that neither wants."

You can borrow or reserve free copies of the book through our library / library system. Ask a librarian about that!

Our Book Club will meet at 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm in our Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library on... Registration is required.

For students in grades 6 through 12.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
Questions?

How to Care for
Your Cat or Dog

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, 4 - 5 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Humane Society of Middletown, Inc. will conduct this wonderfully informative workshop on cat and dog care.

Children and parents will get to learn important things about caring properly for their pets!

This is a FREE family event!

No registration required.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Department or call (845) 341-5470.

For more about Humane Society of Middletown, Inc. please visit their website: www.middletownhumanesociety.com.
Questions?

How to Draw Cartoons

with Artist & Art Instructor Catherine DeMaio

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 11 AM - 1 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us for this free and fun opportunity to be creative!

Registration is required.

For ages 7 through 13.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call (845) 341-5470.
Questions?

¡Una Rifa Gratis!

Participe en una rifa gratis, y gane un libro interesante:

FRIDA: EL MISTERIO DEL ANILLIO DEL PAVO REAL Y YO

El libro se trata de una jóven de doce años, Paloma de Márquez, que vive en Houston, Texas, y viaja por primera vez a la Ciudad de México con su madre.

Su padre, ya fallecido, nació en esta ciudad, y Paloma espera recuperar recuerdos de él, y también, de los años de su niñez que pasó con él en México.

Paloma encuentra aventuras y nuevos amigos, vuelve a conocer a su país de nacimiento, y resuelve un misterio relacionado a la queridísima pintora mexicana, Frida Kahlo.

El sorteo tendrá lugar el lunes, día 21 de diciembre de 2018.
Questions?

Holiday Gift Bag

Friday, December 21, 2018, 3 - 5 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Need a gift for a parent or a sibling?

No worries! Let's create a holiday gift bag!

It's fun! We'll learn how to make lip balm and soap!

All materials will be supplied!

This is a FREE event!

For ages 8 - 13.

Registration required.

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

Winter Wonderland Workshop

Friday, December 7, 2018, 4 - 5 pm

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Build your very own holiday plush toy with it's very own birth certificate!

For ages 5 to 13 years old.

Registration is required. Registration begins on Monday November 19, 2018

This is a FREE event! Space is limited!

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

Teen Book Club

Please join us for our next reading: This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. About the book: "Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter telling the tale from separate perspectives."

You can borrow or reserve free copies of the book through our library / library system. Ask a librarian about that!

Our Book Club will meet at 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm in our Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library on... Registration is required.

For students in grades 6 through 12.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
Questions?

A Very Special Story Time

with Children's Author Bryan Collier

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1 PM

in our Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

About the Presenter: "Bryan Collier grew up in Pocomoke, Maryland, on the lower Eastern Shore of the state, the youngest of six children. His interest in art started early. 'At home and at school, I was encouraged to read. I remember the first books with pictures that I read by myself were The Snow Day by Ezra Jack Keats and Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. I liked the stories, but I really liked the pictures.' As a teenager he began to paint the world around him - the bay, ducks, water, and marshland. His interest in art was always encouraged both at home and at school. He began to develop a unique style of painting that incorporated both watercolors and collage. 'Collage is more than just an art style. Collage is all about bringing different elements together. Once you form a sensibility about connection, how different elements relate to each other, you deepen your understanding of yourself and others.' In 1985 Bryan won first place in a Congressional Competition, and his art was displayed in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. Later that year he was awarded a scholarship to Pratt Institute in New York City through their national talent competition. In 1989 Bryan graduated with honors from Pratt Institute with a bachelor of fine arts degree. While attending school in New York, Bryan began to volunteer at the Harlem Horizon Studio and Harlem Hospital Center with a program that provides working space and materials for self-taught artists in the community. He went on to become the Program Director, a position he held for 12 years. Bryan still works with the program in Harlem as a volunteer, feeling a deep sense of responsibility to be a positive role model for kids. 'It gives the community, the schools, the kids, and the parents the opportunity to come together for a very positive uplifting cause - the building and re-building of self-esteem, teaching the appreciation of art, and keeping the kids connected and involved and away from negative influences.' Meanwhile, he made the decision to focus his time and attention on illustrating children's books full time. It wasn't easy getting his art published in books; Bryan tried for seven years before he got his break with the publication of his book, Uptown. Today Bryan spends his time working on his book illustrations, creating his own studio pieces, and going into classrooms to talk with teachers, librarians, and students about books and art. 'I get so much from those school visits. With the books I've been doing, I have this amazing opportunity to bring my art and the process of making artwork and books into the classroom. I ask the students to talk to me and talk to each other about how they feel and what their own experiences are. Basically I ask them to tell their own story. Then I ask them to tell their own story through art'."

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

Haunted Houses

with Art Instructor Catherine DeMaio

Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 11 am - 1 pm

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Just in time for Halloween!

For ages 7 through 13.

This is a FREE event!

Registration required.

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

Teen Book Club

Please join us for our next reading: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. About the book: "After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died."

You can borrow or reserve free copies of the book through our library / library system. Ask a librarian about that!

Our Book Club will meet at 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm in our Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library on the following days... Registration is required.

For students in grades 6 through 12.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
Questions?

Middletown Fire Department
Touch a Truck!

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12 - 4 PM at Thrall

Learn about fire safety and fire prevention!

Get a tour of the fire truck! Learn about the equipment!

All ages welcome. Bring family and friends!

Explore and touch the truck. Take photos!

Free. No registration required.

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

Soap Making for Beginners

Friday, October 26, 2018, 3 - 5 pm

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library Let's learn how to make soap using essential oils!

For ages 8 to 13 years old.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

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

Sukey Molloy

Join Sukey Molloy for her award-winning interactive series of musical play activities, designed to encourage movement, play, and song in the developing years.

Different time sessions available!

Sign up for either of these FREE Sukey events in our Story Time Room at Thrall...
  1. Wednesday, September 26, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
    Ages 3 & 4
    Registration (required) begins Fri., Sept. 14, 2018.
  2. Wednesday, October 17
    (Registration begins Mon., Oct. 1, 2018):
    • Session #1:
      9:30 am - 10:15 am
      Ages 18 months - 35 months
    • or Session #2:
      10:30 am - 11:15 am
      Ages: 3 & 4
For more information, please call our Children's Department at (845) 341-5470 or visit www.sukeymolloy.com.
Questions?

Sherlock Holmes

Takes the Case

A Special Live Performance by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company

Sat., October 13, 2018, 1 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Something's amiss, and now "the game's afoot!" for the brilliant scientist and criminologist, Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

Solve a mystery with the world's most famous detective!

This is a FREE family event!

No registration required.

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

For more about Traveling Lantern Theatre Company please see their website: www.travelinglantern.com
Questions?
Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Department invites our local students to take advantage of our free

2018 - 2019 Homework Help!

Homework Help will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays 4 PM to 7 PM starting Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library.

This is for students in grades 1 to 6.

Yes, it's FREE! No registration required.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Homework Help when either the Middletown School District is CLOSED or when after-school activities are cancelled.

Also, there will be NO Homework Help on: Nov. 21 & 22 and Dec. 20, 2018 through Jan. 1, 2019.

Homework Help then resumes on Wed., Jan. 2, 2019.

No Homework Help from April 15, 2019 through Apr. 22, 2019: Homework Help later resumes on Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019.

Homework Help 2018-2019 ends Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Questions? Please call 341-5470.
Questions?

Knit & Crochet Workshops

"Sit-N-Knit" or "Sit-N- Crochet"

Mondays, 6 PM - 7:45 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Dates: Start a new project! Learn a new stitch!

Make a new friend, and just have fun!

For ages 8 and up.

Must be proficient in knitting or crochet.

Free. Registration required.
Also available:

Workshops for Beginners

Learn how to Knit or Crochet! Learn the basic stitches of Knitting or Crochet.

Our beginner sessions are one-on-one instruction. All you have to do is set up an appointment with one of our instructors!

Please note: when you set up your appointment with an instructor, you will be informed what type of needle(s) you will need.

Ages: 8 and up
Also available:

Afternoon Workshops

Thursday Afternoon Knit & Crochet Workshops Thursdays, 2 PM - 4 PM in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Bring your projects or start a new project!

Ages: 8 and up

Registration is required

MUST BE PROFICIENT IN KNITTING OR CROCHET. Dates:

Questions? Please call 341-5470.
Questions?
Middletown Thrall Library's Youth Services Dept. invites you to get completely creative...

Arts & Crafts

with Ms. Rainbow

Saturdays, 11 AM - 12:30 PM



in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

For ages 6 - 12. Registration is required.

Choose from any of these free art workshops: Questions? Please visit our Children's Department or call us at (845) 341-5470.
Questions?

Fall Story Time

Registration starts Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Story Time starts

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

and concludes Wednesday, November 14, 2018.


Choose from...:

UPDATE (10/23/18):


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

Mishka Sebaka

Golden Retriever Therapy Dog

Friday October 5, 2018, 4 PM - 5 PM

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Mishka would really love to meet you!

For ages 6 through 12.

Registration is required.

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call us at (845) 341-5470.
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Homework Help Celebration

Photos from our June 2018 party

Thanks to all our participants, tutors, and volunteers for helping to make this year's Homework Help enjoyable and successful!

Photos of Homework Help Students and Tutors

We would also like to thank Stewart's Shops for providing the ice cream for our celebration!

Homework Help returns this fall! Stay tuned!
Comments? or Questions?

2018 Late Summer Events

August 2018

Math Enrichment Program


+ Two More Events!

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Tunisian Crochet

with designer and Tunisian crochet expert Sharon Silverman

Thursday, August 2, 2018

(Session I:   10 AM - 1 PM)
(Session II:   2 - 5 PM)

Sharon Silverman will lead a FREE workshop introducing us to Tunisian crochet.

"Ms. Silverman has written 11 crochet books and is an instructor for Annie's Online Classes."

Registration is required.

Participants must pay a $5.00 materials fee when registering.

This will help cover: a pattern design from Ms. Silverman, yarn, and light refreshments.

For ages 9 and up. Participants must be proficient crocheters.

For more about Sharon, please visit www.ravelry.com/designers/sharon-silverman

Questions? Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
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Summer Reading Grant Received

Thanks to Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther

Middletown Thrall Library has received a Summer Reading Grant from Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther.

We are grateful for these funds, which have helped to make possible these summer events: For our full list of 2018 Summer Reading events, please follow this link.
Comments? or Questions?

Bhangra

Thursday July 26, 2018, 4 pm - 5:30 pm

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

LIBRARIES ROCK! with Bhangra [bahng-gruh]. Bhangra is a folk dance and music from the Punjab region of India (northwestern India and northeastern Pakistan).

This is a wonderful opportunity for families to experience and learn about Bhangra, Indian costumes, and Indian vegetarian cooking secrets as well as tasty samples.

Participants will go home with recipes to re-create these fantastic dishes at home.

This is a FREE family event. Space is limited so, don't delay!

Registration is required. Registration begins on Monday July 2, 2018.

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

LIBRARIES ROCK!

The 2018 New York State Summer Program at Thrall

July - August 2018



Join us for FREE FUN EVENTS!

Registration begins Monday, June 18, 2018 for those events running from July 2 to July 6 (more dates)

Please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470 for more details.

Monday, July 2, 2018


Tuesday, July 3


Wednesday, July 4 - Library Closed

for Independence DAY!


Thursday, July 5


Friday, July 6


Registration begins Monday, July 2, 2018

for program running July 9 - July 13

Monday, July 9


Tuesday, July 10


Wednesday, July 11


Thursday, July 12


Friday, July 13



Registration begins Monday July 9, 2018

for programs running July 16 - July 20.


Monday, July 16


Tuesday, July 17


Wednesday, July 18


Thursday, July 19


Friday July 20, 2018



Registration begins Monday July 16, 2018

for programs running July 23 - July 27

Monday, July 23


Tuesday, July 24


Wednesday, July 25


Thursday, July 26

Open Registration begins Monday, July 2


Friday, July 27



Registration begins Monday, July 23 2018

for programs running July 30 - August 7)

Monday, July 30


Tuesday, July 31


Wednesday, August 1

Thursday, August 2


Friday, August 3


Monday, August 6


Tuesday, August 7


Wednesday, August 8


Friday, August 10




For more details on this or any other summer event: please visit our Children's Dept. or call 341-5470.
Questions?

Volunteering Opportunities

Attention students...

Do you need... If so, please consider volunteering at Middletown Thrall Library!

The Middletown Thrall Library Youth Services Department is looking for students who love to work with children and want to make a positive difference!

Our Youth Services Department is now interviewing students!

To schedule an appointment for an interview, please call Bridget Manigo, Head of Youth Services, at (845) 341-5604.

Interviews will be held from Tuesday, June 26, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018.

No drop-ins, please: you must have an appointment.
Questions?

Girl Scouts

Tuesday April 10, 2018, 4 - 7 PM

in the 2nd floor Children's Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Girl Scout Troop 539 Juniors will be @ the Middletown Thrall Library!

Please join Troop 539 Juniors for a fun craft!

While you're here, you can also learn about the Middletown Girl Scouts - and how to become a Girl Scout!

For more information, please contact either
Questions?

Spring Story Time

Registration starts Mon., April 2, 2018. Story Time starts

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

and concludes Wednesday, May 23, 2018.


On Wednesday, April 25, 2018:
Our regular schedule: For more information: please call (845) 341-5470 or visit our Children's Department.
Questions?

*** EVENT CANCELLED ***

Please call 341-5470 for more information.


2018 Summer Youth Employment Program

Monday, April 2, 2018, 2 - 4 PM

in the 2nd Floor Community Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Need a job for the summer? Are you between 14 to 20 years old?

If so, you might qualify for the Summer Youth Employment Program!

Intake interviews will be conducted by Carmen Lucinares of Orange County Employment & Training Administration.

Please bring your completed application with your *documents (*referring to your application for the list of required documents).

A limited number of applications are freely available in our Children's Department. Please pick one as soon as possible, while supplies last.

You can also find the application and related information online and print everything out at home.

For more information, please visit our Youth Services Dept. or call (845) 341-5470.
Questions?

Knitting & Crochet 2018

Two New Kinds of Classes for 2018!


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

Story Time - Winter 2018

Registration starts Mon., Jan. 29, 2018.

Story Time starts Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 and concludes Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018
For more information, please call (845) 341-5470 or visit our Children's Department.
Questions?

"Take Your Child to
the Library" Day!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

in the Story Time Room at Middletown Thrall Library

Please join us for a very special tour of our amazing Children's Collection!

A librarian will be your tour guide!

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

Special thanks to the Middletown Recreation Department!
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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, 1:30 PM - 3:30 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.
Comments? or Questions?

Spanish Story Time 2018

Join us on Saturdays for stories in Spanish for elementary school students!

Ms. Hanna will read aloud some of her favorite stories in Spanish.
Upcoming 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.
Comments? or Questions?

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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