Middleburgh Library Notes for Friday, May 23, 2014

On Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, the Middleburgh Library is closed for regular hours, but come to our concert at 7 p.m. The duo Bettman & Halpin will create a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound that is far greater than the sum of its parts. Together they weave a spell that takes the listener from up-tempo, down home fiddlin, to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with hooks and lyrics, that will stick with you long after the concert is over. Tickets are available at the door.  A $10 donation is suggested. Please use back entrance.

Story time

On Tuesday, May 27 at 10:45 a.m., join us at the library for drop in story time. Get ready to move in this interactive story time designed especially for children up to age 5 and their caregivers. We’ll read books, sing songs, recite fingerplays, dance, and watch a short movie based on a weekly theme.  No registration required.

Mahjong Mania

On Tuesday, May 27, at 1 p.m., and every Tuesday at the same time, men and women are invited to come learn the game of Mahjong.  No experience necessary; just a willingness to learn and have fun.  No registration is necessary.

Start with Science

On Wednesday, May 28, at 11 a.m., preschoolers’ ages three to five will learn about basic science through stories and hands on science activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. 

Wednesday matinee

On Wednesday, May 28, at 1 p.m., join us for a showing of 12 Years a Slave rated R. In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Kundalini Yoga

On Wednesday, May 28, from 5 to 6:15 p.m., and continuing every other Wednesday, join us for Kundalini Yoga facilitated by Debra Krol. This program involves repetitive movements with the breath, building strength, toning the nerves and clearing the adrenal glands.  Wear comfortable clothing,, and bring two blankets or a mat and blanket. A $5 donation is requested. Use the back entrance when entering the building. No registration is required.

Knitting Circle

On Thursday, May 29, at 7 p.m., the friendly ladies of the Knitting Circle meet to knit, crochet, embroider, quilt, and more. You can learn a new skill here or share your own special talents with others or just craft in the company of friends. Drop in anytime. No registration is required


On Thursday, May 29, at 7 p.m., come to the library for photography basics. Learn the basic functions of your digital camera. We will cover how, and why your camera does what it does, and what all of those buttons mean and do. In a second class, we will get more in depth, and do some practicing. Requirements: digital camera that has manual and/or presets, charged batteries, and your camera’s manual. If you do not have your manual, please download and print one from the Internet. This class is presented by Shelly Wood of www.swoodstudios.com.  Registration is required.

 For more information, see our website at www.middleburghlibrary.info.