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Book Club

Middletown Public Library

Members of the Book Club meet monthly the 1st Thursday of every month at 6 pm (in person and virtually) to discuss a variety of chosen books. New members are always welcome and registration is not required. 2021 October- Becoming by Michelle Obama November- Caraval by Stephanie Garber December- Christmas Jars by Jason Wright 2022 January- Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery February- The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner March- One Book, One Community selection April- Traces of Guilt by Dee Henderson May- Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger

Science Fiction Book Club

Online

Science Fiction Book Club is an online book club on Facebook. Each month the members vote on which science fiction novel to read and discuss and a weekly discussion question is posted every Friday. There is also a weekly short fiction discussion. Members also post about other science fiction novels and science fiction topics. Group members live all around the world. Here is a Member Map. Many Science Fiction authors as well as biographers/archivists have participated in Q and A sessions with the group.

Star Trek Rewatch

Online

Star Trek Rewatch is an online group on Facebook where group members discuss Star Trek episodes.  They are currently discussing an episode of DS9 every other day. And Fridays they are discussing an episode of The Lower Decks.

Storytime and Craft

Middletown Public Library

Explore action rhymes, songs, and stories. After books, gather with us at the back table for a special activity. No registration is required and siblings are welcome. (Recommended for birth-age 6 with a caregiver. 30-45 minute storytime)

Tales With T.A.I.L.S.

Middletown Public Library

Caring Hearts Pet Therapy program Tales with T.A.I.L.S. (Therapy Animals Increase Literacy Skills) seeks to improve children’s reading and communication skills with the assistance of registered therapy animal teams. The children are encouraged to read, engage, and connect with the pet. Bring your favorite book or two or choose one here at the library to share with one of our animal friends. Children will have the opportunity to read individually or in small groups with each of the animals at the session depending on the number of children registered and pets available. Animals are attentive . . . Read More »

Mystery Book Club

Middletown Public Library

Join this monthly book discussion group! Meets every 3rd Monday of the Month at 6pm (in person and virtually) Members discuss books and participate in a variety of mystery-related activities. Registration is not required. 2021 September- Assaulted Caramel by Amanda Flower October- Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin November- House by Frank Peretti December- Killer Carol by Laura Bradford 2022 January- Raven Black by Ann Cleeves February- To Die For by Linda Howard March- Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan April- Blame the Dead by Ed Ruggero May- Snowman by Jo Nesbo

FREE Tax Preparation

Middletown Public Library

The Middletown Public Library is partnering with the United Way’s “Money in Your Pocket” program which offers FREE tax preparation for low to moderate-income individuals and families (generally those with a yearly income of $58,000 or less). The program runs Monday nights from 5:30 to 8 pm beginning January 31 and ending April 11. People are helped on a first come, first served basis. For more information, view a Money in Your Pocket flyer. The library staff are not qualified to help you do your taxes. We will have a limited number of tax forms . . . Read More »

Spring Book Sale

Middletown Public Library

Thursday April 14: 5pm-8pm (preview night- $10 fee) Monday, April 18: 10am-8pm Tuesday, April 19: 10am-8pm Wednesday, April 20: 10am-4pm Thursday, April 21: 10am-8pm Saturday, April 23: 9am-4pm Monday, April 25: 10am-8pm Tuesday, April 26: 10am-8pm Wednesday, April 27: 10am-4pm Thursday, April 28: 10am-8pm Saturday, April 30: 9am-4pm ($5 a bag sale) *All sales subject to PA Sales Tax Over 30,000 items, 50-55 categories; Rare and old “specials”; New Hardcover/paperback Fiction; Classics; Children’s books; YA books; Non-fiction books of every subject; Large Print books; DVDs; vinyl; CDs; Audio Books; jigsaw puzzles/board games. Publication dates 1800’s . . . Read More »