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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
The Academy Awards of Children's Literature!
Visit the KIDSZONE or TEEN page @mtpl.org and follow the link to vote for your favorite book, author and illustrator. The annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children & teens. Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!
Be sure to stop @Children's Desk to get your "I VOTED" sticker!
VOTE between now and May 12th! We have special programs & raffles designed for Children's Book Week May 12-18th so stay tuned!

Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Description
MEET THE MASTERS…Join us and expand your mind in a fun and creative atmosphere.
This month we feature "The Mozart Effect" We will learn about the genius of one of the greatest composers of all time and listen to some of his most famous works. We will also discuss whether listening to Mozart can actually make us smarter! The program will conclude with hands-on time for all on keyboard and violin!
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Children Grades K&Up only.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Mother Goose is an early language, literacy, and social experience for infants & toddlers with their parents and caregivers. Children will sit on their grown-ups' laps to share songs & rhymes & participate in a brief book sharing experience. Afterwards, we'll have a social time with toys & books. This first experience provides infants & toddlers with an opportunity to learn to enjoy being with other children & to participate in parallel play.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, April 25, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Each Tuesday and Friday, we will have students to help with homework from 3:30-4:30. There is not registration as it is a first come-first served event.

Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
The Academy Awards of Children's Literature!
Visit the KIDSZONE or TEEN page @mtpl.org and follow the link to vote for your favorite book, author and illustrator. The annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children & teens. Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!
Be sure to stop @Children's Desk to get your "I VOTED" sticker!
VOTE between now and May 12th! We have special programs & raffles designed for Children's Book Week May 12-18th so stay tuned!

Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
"Mother Goose” is an early language, literacy, and social experience for infants and toddlers with their parents and caregivers. Children will sit on their grown-ups' laps to share songs and rhymes and to participate in a brief book sharing experience. Afterwards, we’ll have a social time with toys and books. This first group experience provides infants and toddlers with an opportunity to learn to enjoy being with other children and to participate in parallel play.
“Mother Goose” also fosters the development of body awareness, fine motor coordination, and language skills. For Children ages 0-23 months with an adult.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Returning this Spring...READING BUDDIES!
Teen volunteers are paired with children in grades K-3 to engender a love of books in the younger children and encourage them to practice their developing reading skills. This popular program is a great way to help reluctant readers see how "cool" reading can be and to keep avid readers interested in books.
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, April 28, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
Description
Bring your cards to trade with fellow Pokemon fans--discuss Pokemon books & movies--Play the game
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Description
Playing alongside and with peers is one of the best ways for preschoolers to develop crucial social skills. The library offers an indoor, climate controlled space with toys & books for unstructured play by preschoolers ages 2-5. Parents & caregivers support their children in parallel and cooperative play. Space is limited. Pre-registration required.
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
GOT HOMEWORK? Free drop-in homework help available for kids in grades K-5 from our Teen volunteers on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm in the Children's Department. No registration/first come-first served event.
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
The Academy Awards of Children's Literature!
Visit the KIDSZONE or TEEN page @mtpl.org and follow the link to vote for your favorite book, author and illustrator. The annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children & teens. Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!
Be sure to stop @Children's Desk to get your "I VOTED" sticker!
VOTE between now and May 12th! We have special programs & raffles designed for Children's Book Week May 12-18th so stay tuned!

Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
It's an early dismissal day for Middletown Public Schools so children ages 6 and up are welcome to explore nature and learn about Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes. These amazing creations are made from natural materials that you find in your own back yard or woods. We'll share a story and create one for your own garden. Dress for mess as we will use natural materials to create our masterpieces.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Each month we explore a different medium such as play dough, fingerpaint, or stamping. The open-ended, process centered art experience is followed by a circle time where we share books & rhymes. Dress your child in old clothes or bring a smock, but leave the rest of the mess to us! This month's activity: fingerpainting in shaving cream. Allergy Alert: shaving cream.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 6 and up are invited to come and learn to play chess from other kids and teens. While drop-ins are welcome, please register so we have enough chess sets and teachers.
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 6 and up are invited to come and learn to play chess from other kids and teens. While drop-ins are welcome, please register so we have enough chess sets and mentors. This will take place in the children's quiet reading area.
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 02, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Each month we explore a different medium, such as play dough, fingerpaint, or stamping. The open-ended, process centered art experience is followed by a circle time when we share books & rhymes. Dress your child in old clothes or bring a smock, but leave the rest of the mess to us! Allergy Alert: Shaving Cream.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
The Academy Awards of Children's Literature!
Visit the KIDSZONE or TEEN page @mtpl.org and follow the link to vote for your favorite book, author and illustrator. The annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children & teens. Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!
Be sure to stop @Children's Desk to get your "I VOTED" sticker!
VOTE between now and May 12th! We have special programs & raffles designed for Children's Book Week May 12-18th so stay tuned!

Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
“Mother Goose” is an early language, literacy, and social experience for infants and toddlers with their parents and caregivers. Children will sit on their grown-ups' laps to share songs and rhymes and to participate in a brief book sharing experience. Afterwards, we’ll have a social time with toys and books. This first group experience provides infants and toddlers with an opportunity to learn to enjoy being with other children and to participate in parallel play.
“Mother Goose” also fosters the development of body awareness, fine motor coordination, and language skills. For Children ages 0-23 months with an adult.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
"I'm this many fingers old!" "I knocked down all the blocks!" Young children develop math skills through play, rhymes, and stories long before they reach the age of flashcards and worksheets. During librarian led MathStarts classes, children enjoy playful math activities alongside their parentscaregiver. This month's featured concept: Numeral Recognition.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Description
"I'm this many fingers old!" "I knocked down all the blocks!" Young children develop math skills through play, rhymes, and stories long before they reach the age of flashcards and worksheets. During librarian led MathStarts classes, children enjoy playful math activities alongside their parentscaregivers. This month's featured concept: Numeral Recognition.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
GOT HOMEWORK? Free drop-in homework help or reading practice available for kids in grades K-5 from our Teen volunteers on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm in the Children's Department. No registration/first come-first served event.
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Time
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Come celebrate "Screen Free Week" (formerly "Turn Off the TV Week") with a fun night out at the Library with your family! Games, crafts, snacks and more will be provided!
No pre-registration required-drop in.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
The Academy Awards of Children's Literature!
Visit the KIDSZONE or TEEN page @mtpl.org and follow the link to vote for your favorite book, author and illustrator. The annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children & teens. Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!
Be sure to stop @Children's Desk to get your "I VOTED" sticker!
VOTE between now and May 12th! We have special programs & raffles designed for Children's Book Week May 12-18th so stay tuned!

Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Let’s explore a butterfly’s life cycle and discover how to create a Butterfly Garden in our own backyard. Craft a Butterfly Journal to take home. Dress for mess
Pre-registration required
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 6 and up are invited to come and learn to play chess from other kids and teens. While drop-ins are welcome, please register so we have enough chess sets and teachers.
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 09, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 6 and up are invited to come and learn to play chess from other kids and teens. While drop-ins are welcome, please register so we have enough chess sets and mentors. This will take place in the children's quiet reading area.
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
The Academy Awards of Children's Literature!
Visit the KIDSZONE or TEEN page @mtpl.org and follow the link to vote for your favorite book, author and illustrator. The annual Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children & teens. Last year, over 1,000,000 votes were cast by young readers!
Be sure to stop @Children's Desk to get your "I VOTED" sticker!
VOTE between now and May 12th! We have special programs & raffles designed for Children's Book Week May 12-18th so stay tuned!

Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 12, 2014
Time
7:00 PM - 7:40 PM
Description
Bring your cards to trade with fellow Pokemon fans--discuss Pokemon books & movies--Play the game
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
“Mother Goose” is an early language, literacy, and social experience for infants and toddlers with their parents and caregivers. Children will sit on their grown-ups' laps to share songs and rhymes and to participate in a brief book sharing experience. Afterwards, we’ll have a social time with toys and books. This first group experience provides infants and toddlers with an opportunity to learn to enjoy being with other children and to participate in parallel play.
“Mother Goose” also fosters the development of body awareness, fine motor coordination, and language skills. For Children ages 0-23 months with an adult.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
GOT HOMEWORK? Free drop-in homework help or reading practice available for kids in grades K-5 from our Teen volunteers on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm in the Children's Department. No registration/first come-first served event.
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:35 PM
Description
In celebration of Children's book Week May 12-18th, we're going to meet some of your favorite authors through the magic of technology. We'll learn what goes into developing their characters and stories. A great chance to get to know what it's like to be an author for children in grades K and up.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Children learn by doing! Hands on learning the basics of "coolinary" arts for children ages 6-9. Dress for Mess.
PLEASE NOTE PROGRAMS BEGIN PROMPTLY-IF YOU ARE NOT HERE WHEN THE PROGRAM BEGINS YOUR SPOT MAY BE GIVEN AWAY. THANK YOU.
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Join us for this fun and interactive music and movement experience. Let's sing, dance, wiggle, giggle and shake. We will play with fun props and play different musical instruments Everyone will also get to take a turn on a real guitar!
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 6 and up are invited to come and learn to play chess from other kids and teens. While drop-ins are welcome, please register so we have enough chess sets and teachers.
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Kids ages 6 and up are invited to come and learn to play chess from other kids and teens. While drop-ins are welcome, please register so we have enough chess sets and mentors. This will take place in the children's quiet reading area.
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, May 16, 2014
Time
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Miss Laurie from the Middletown Arts Center will be visiting to do assorted art activities that she does in her summer camps at the Arts Center. Registration required.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 19, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Adults & children will participate together in parachute play & circle time that develops your child's motor and language skills while having fun.
Location
Community Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
GOT HOMEWORK? Free drop-in homework help or reading practice available for kids in grades K-5 from our Teen volunteers on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30pm in the Children's Department. No registration/first come-first served event.
Location
Children's Quiet Reading Area
Library
Middletown Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
*Early Dismissal Day for Middletown Township Schools-
Let’s explore a butterfly’s life cycle and discover how to create a Butterfly Garden in our own backyard. Craft a Butterfly Journal to take home. Dress for mess
Pre-registration required
Location
Children's Program Room
Library
Middletown Public Library

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