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Middleburgh Library's October Event Schedule

Written By Editor on 9/20/16 | 9/20/16

Schoharie News - October 2016

10/1 - 3:00 PM to ? - Board Games for Adults - Come and join us for some fun and different board games

10/4, 11, 18, 25  - 10:45 AM - Drop-in Storytime - Get ready to move in this interactive storytime designed especially for children ages 0-5 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.

10/4, 11, 18, 25  - 1:00 PM - Mahjong Mania - Every Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 a spirited group of people get together in the Community Room to play Mahjong.  Don't know how to play?  No problem!  They will teach you how.  No registration required.

10/4, 11, 18, 25  - 5:15 PM - Insight Meditation - Join us for a simple group Zazen meditation practice.  All are welcome.  No registration required.

10/5, 12, 19, 26 - 9:00 AM - Chair Yoga -  With Vicki DeGroff.  Donation $5.00.  Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support.   Please use back entrance.

10/5, 12, 19, 26 - 11:00 AM - Discovery Wednesdays -    
10/5 - You never know what Miss Andrea will come up with in her discovery Wednesday!  Art, science, stories and more in this interactive program for ages 3 and up and their caregivers.  Registration Required.
10/12 - Join Miss Doreen as she welcomes children ages 3-6 to her storytime.  Lots of fun with stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft!  No registration required.
10/19 - You never know what Miss Andrea will come up with in her discovery Wednesday!  Art, science, stories and more in this interactive program for ages 3 and up and their caregivers.  Registration Required.
10/26 - Join Miss Doreen as she welcomes children ages 3-6 to her storytime.  Lots of fun with stories, songs, fingerplays and a craft!  No registration required.

10/5, 12, 19, 26 - 1:00 PM - Wednesday Matinee - Free Popcorn
10/5 -   "Ithaca"  (PG)
10/12 - "The Man Who Knew Infinity"  (PG-13)
10/19 - "10 Cloverfield Lane" - (PG-13)
10/26 - "The Legend of Tarzan"  (PG-13)

10/5 & 19  – 5:00 PM - Kundalini Yoga - Kundalini Yoga involves repetitive movements with the breath, building strength, toning the nerves and clearing the adrenal glands.   Wear comfortable clothing and bring 2 blankets or a mat and blanket. A $5.00 donation is requested. Please use the back entrance when entering the building.  No registration required.

10/6 - 7:00 PM - Concert - Tom Prasada-Rao -    is a musician's musician - an unassuming presence on the folk scene since the early nineties. His voice belies his musicianship and his extraordinary songs. From Rishi’s Garden with its homage to Ravi Shankar to the groove of Sleeping Beauty , Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious, and reverent. He's starting to tour again after being featured last year on the nationally syndicated TV show Troubadour Texas. Suggested donation is $10.00.  Please use back entrance.

10/6, 13, 20, 27  - 7:00 PM – Knitting Circle - These friendly ladies (men are welcome, but we haven't seen any yet!) 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 required.  

10/7 - 7:00 PM - Stroll the Souls of the Middleburgh Cemetery with Wes Laraway - A town settled over 300 years ago with stories of fallen soldiers, settlers and town’s folk as the lands were bitterly fought over for power, the Middleburgh Cemetery holds these and many other souls.  Timothy Murphy whose bones lie at rest on these grounds.    over looking Vroman’s Nose will be explored by lantern-light with local historian, Wes Laraway. Dress warmly, bring a flashlight and your courage. Only $10 per person! GET YOUR TICKETS:

10/10 - Columbus Day - The library will be closed to observe the holiday.

10/10– 6:30 PM – Board of Trustees Meeting - Our meetings are open to the public.  Please join us!  The holiday does not affect the board meeting.  Please use back entrance.

10/15 - 1:00 PM - Book Discussion - "The Nightingale" by Kristen Hannah - Viann and Isabelle have always been close despite their differences. Younger, bolder sister Isabelle lives in Paris while Viann lives a quiet and content life in the French countryside with her husband Antoine and their daughter..  Books are available at the circulation desk.  No registration is required

10/15 - 5:00 PM - 3rd Annual Zombie Run - We've plotted a new course for our runners and walkers to enjoy while you avoid being Zombie Meat! Each Human wears a health belt along with two Velcro flags.  Sign up for this epic event at:  Registration begins at 3:00 and the run starts at 5:00.

10/15 - 7:00 PM - Haunted Scarriage House - Directly following the Zombie Run, take a trip through the Haunted Scarriage House.....Food, Vendors, Music and other items available for purchase.  Festive Family Fun for All! 
FREE!  Right at the Dr. Best Museum! 
10/17 - 2:00 PM - Adult Coloring Club - Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring books! Studies how coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils will be provided.   This will be a recurring program. We will meet every 3rd Monday of the month at 2pm.   Registration is required.  
10/20 - 6:30 PM - The Truth About the Salem Witch Trials -   It wasn't about women in black robes, chanting in a circle and then burning victims at the stake. Discover the various social, economic and political theories behind this unusual historic event. Meet the principle teenage girls, their families and the ultimate decisions they made that cemented a town's place in history and the tourism industry. Registration is required.

10/21 - 5:30 - Dinner & A Movie - "Star Trek Beyond"  (PG-13) - Join us for our popular dinner & a movie!  The library supplies pizza and drinks and you bring dessert or a snack to share.
The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.  Please note that this film is rated PG-13 and although great for teens and families, it is not appropriate for very young children.  Registration is required. 

10/22 & 29 - 11:00 AM - Poetry as Walking facilitated by James Bellflower - From Wordsworth to contemporary poet, Lisa Robertson, and others who walked, we will read and write about what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. Through walking we’ll tie the rhythm of the foot to the measure of our lines and come to understand that writing is an ongoing discovery of what is around and within us. Novice and experienced writers are welcome.  Registration is required.

10/22 - 1:00 PM - Cooking by the Vegan Book - "The Vegan Zombie" - The Middleburgh Library is happy to introduce its newest book club, "Cooking by the Vegan Book."  We pick the cookbook, you pick and make the recipe! 
The book club is free and open to the public.  How the cookbook club works:  Every month, a cookbook will be selected and will be at the circulation desk for you to peak at and we'll print up a recipe of your choice. Sign up online or register at the circulation desk, let us know what you are cooking so we don't have duplicates!  Bring your dish to share and a place setting to the club and enjoy!  Registration is required.

10/25 - 6:00 PM - "Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's" - Early Detection Matters- The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as inevitable parts of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.  Registration is suggested.

10/26 - 4:00 PM - Halloween Craftermoon - Join us while we clean out the craft cupboards, kids will let their imaginations lose and create amazing Halloween crafts! Let's see what you can come up with! 
This program is appropriate for children in pre-school thru 6th grade.  Registration is required.

10/26 - 5:30 PM - Halloween:  Minute to Win it - Hey Teens! Come on out for an evening of Halloween themed Minute to Win it games, pizza, and laughs! Are you up for the challenge? This program is open to kids ages 12 and up. Registration is required. 

10/29 - 11:00 - 1:00 PM - In one Breath - Watercolor with Joanne Resch -  Techniques of traditional watercolor and Chinese Brush painting will be woven together to offer relaxation and release stress. Several small pieces will be completed by each participant as principles of design, composition, color and watercolor will be demonstrated. Beginning or intermediate adults are welcome.  Registration is required.
This program series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Sponsored by the Mohawk Valley Library System and participating member libraries. All programs are free. Materials will be provided. Participating libraries are accessible for people with disabilities.

Please check our Calendar on our website at for future programs.

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