The Herald Bulletin

August 24, 2013

Middletown Library offers fall programs


The Herald Bulletin

---- — MIDDLETOWN — The Middletown Public Library has announced programming for the autumn session. Adult and children's programs are open to the public.

Adults programs include:

-- Knit-Witts: For adults who like to visit while they knit. This loosely structured class meets 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays. Bring the latest project and join in the fun. Patron Lynda Wilkinson leads this class.

-- Adult Book Club: Join in with other readers who love to talk about books. This group, headed by staffer Phil Carson, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month.

-- Computer classes: This is an excellent resource for adults who feel forced into the computer age. Retired SHS teacher Jane Young teaches several series in a small setting, including Beginning Computer, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Scrapbooking. Classes include four sessions. Cost is $10.

For children, the library offers several programs for the fall semester (September through December).

-- Pajama Story Time: Children are invited to wear pajamas and bring their favorite bedtime blanket or stuffed animal as they listen to several pre-bedtime stories. Milk and cookies are served. Registration is not needed. This program meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7 to 7:30 and is led by staffer Sally Mills.

-- Story Time: A gentle introduction to a classroom setting for preschoolers who are potty trained. It meets each Wednesday. Classes are at 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. and are led by staffers Linda Jones and Sally Mills. Activities include Play-Doh, stories, art, and snacks. Registration is required.

-- The Adventure Zone: Much more than just a book club for elementary school-aged children, the Zone includes classic literature, art, drama, and community outreach. It meets Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Registration is required.

-- LEGO Club: Started this past spring, this club has been a huge success. The library supplies all Legos and a building topic for each session. It will meet on the first Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Another session will be added on the third Saturday of the month if necessary. Registration is required.

Call the library at 354-4071 for details or to register. Early registration is encouraged since most programs are limited in size.

All programs meet at the library, 780 High St. Director Teresa Dennis encourages local residents to check out the vast resources available to patrons at the local library, including books, magazines, books on CD, DVDs, local newspapers, public computers, and an ongoing book sale. The library also accepts all donations for library use or items to sell as a fundraiser.