Middleburgh Library Notes for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

On Monday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., the Middleburgh Library will present Tim Grimm & Ben Bedford. Bedford is a musical storyteller, drawing upon history and historical characters for inspiration.  He was honored to be included with the 50 most significant folk songwriters of the past 50 years in 2010.  Tim Grimm may not be a household name, but his acting and musical writing credits and awards are many. Rooted in tradition, his music and lyrics border the line between Americana and country. Tickets are available at the door.  A $10 donation is suggested.   Please use back entrance.

Board games

On Monday, Jan. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m., join us for an afternoon of board gaming for children. We’ll be playing new and exciting games that help develop critical thinking, math and reading skills while having lots of fun.  Bring your sense of excitement and adventure to this event!  Pre-registration is required.

Book discussion

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m., join us at the library to discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.  Books are available at the circulation desk.  No registration is required.

Wednesday matinee

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. come to the library for a showing of Lee Daniel’s the Butler rated PG-13.

Kundalini Yoga

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 5 to 6:15 p.m., join us for Kundalini Yoga. This program is facilitated by Debra Krol and 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.

Portion control

On Thursday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m., the library presents Be Portionwise with My Plate. Enjoying good food is about experience as well as taste. Find out why portions are important when it comes to healthy eating. This program is presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eat Smart New York program educator Jan Carter-Ryder.  No registration is required.

Knitting Circle

On Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at the library the ladies (men are welcome, but we have not seen any yet!) of the Knitting Circle knit and crochet, embroider and quilt, and more. You can learn a new skill here, share your own special talents with others, or just craft in the company of friends. Drop in anytime. No registration is required.

Board games for adults

On Friday, Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m., get a sitter for the kids, and come to the library for some good old-fashioned social interaction.  Board gamers Mal Martin and Jeremy Strickland will be hosting a board gaming session for adults. New games that promote cooperative play and healthy competition like Kingdom Builder, Forbidden Island and Carcassonne, are just a few of the games we’ll break out.  Registration is required.

Cooking by the Book

On Monday, Jan 27, at 6:30 p.m., join us for cooking with Nigella Lawson’s cookbook Nigellissima: Easy Italian Inspired Recipes.

We pick the cookbook; you pick and make a recipe. Pick up a book at the circulation desk and read it through and tell us which recipe you would like to make.  Join us on the night of the program for a fantastic meal and some great conversations.  Registration is required.

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