Middleburgh Library Notes for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

On Aug. 11 and 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., the Middleburgh Library’s summer program Fizz, Boom, Read will present “Mysterious Shadow Puppets with Morgan Kelly”. In this class, we will learn about the history of this art form and also design and build our very own shadow puppets.  Students will put together a short puppet presentation to share with family and friends the final day. This is a multi-day program. This program is appropriate for children going into grades two through five. Registration is required.

Board meets

On Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m., the board of trustees will meet. These meetings are open to the public.  Please join us.

Summer reading

On Aug. 12 at 10:45 a.m., join us for Fizz, Boom, Read - "Winnie the Pooh Party”. This is a special end of summer reading Winnie the Pooh Party.  We'll have snacks, craft stations, games, and more. No registration is required.

Mahjong Mania

On Aug. 12, at 1 p.m., men and women are invited to come learn the game of Mahjong.  No experience is necessary; just a willingness to learn and have fun. No registration is necessary.

Computer help

On Aug. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., come to the library for computer help. Do you need help with simple tasks on the computer?  Do you need help filling out an online job application or setting up an e-mail?  Make an appointment for semi - private instruction with a computer help specialist.  You'll have an hour to ask questions and have hands on instruction.  Call now for an appointment at 827-5142.  Registration is required.

Design and build

On Aug. 13, at 1 p.m., join us for Fizz, Boom, Read: “Engineering Mission”. Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two marshmallow astronauts when they land. Test, evaluate, and redesign. This program is adapted from NASA’s design squad. The program is appropriate for children going into grades three to five. Registration is required.

Optical illusions

Aug. 13, at 2 p.m., join us for Spark a Reaction: “Optical Illusions & Brain Games”. Trick your eyes with a number of optical illusions and then discover scientifically what is happening with your eye and brain for this to occur. Learn about the parts of your eye and how it produces images for your brain to see.  This program is appropriate for kids going into grades six and up.  Registration is required.

Medicine program

On Aug. 14, at 1 p.m., the library’s Fizz, Boom, Read presents  “Ewe! Gross! Medicine in 1777”. Get ready to get gross. Join educators from the Bennington Museum as they tell us about some of the strange, outrageous and unbelievable medical and dental practices of the 18th Century.  This hands-on program will be held at the Dr. Best House and Medical Exhibit and will include a short tour of the good doctor's strange and unique medical equipment from the 19th and early 20th centuries. This program is appropriate for kids going into grades three through five.  Registration is required.

Knitting Circle

On Aug. 14, at 7 p.m., the friendly ladies knit and crochet, embroider and 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.  

Puppet show

On Aug. 15, at 7 p.m., Fizz, Boom, Read the summer reading program presents “Jack and the Beanstalk” with the Puppet People. Explore the classic Jack and the Beanstalk and the science behind it. Find out what you get when you mix:  1 cow, 3 magic beans, and one giant beanstalk — we're sure the answer is a lot of fun! This program is appropriate for all ages. No registration is required.
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