Middleburgh Library Notes for Wednesday, January 29, 2020

John Flynn, an American singer-songwriter and activist, will perform at the Middleburgh Library on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m.

He is known for his powerful music and tireless efforts on behalf of the lost and the lonely, the shackled and scarred. His career has embodied an authentic troubadour odyssey that moved Andrew L. Braunfeld of the Philadelphia Folk Festival to say, “It has been disappointing that the world of folk music has not, during the last half century, been creating many new heroes. John Flynn is a notable exception, and is worthy of our respect as he follows the paths of Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Kris Kristofferson.”

This event is made possible in part with public funds from the Decentralization Program and the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Grant Program by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

No registration is required. Tickets are available at the door. A $10 donation is suggested. Please use the library’s back entrance.

Drop-in Storytime 

On Feb. 4 at 10:45 a.m. this fun and interactive program is meant for children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers, although older siblings are always welcome! We read books, sing songs, play games, dance and watch a short movie based on a weekly theme. No registration is required! 

Mahjong Mania

On Feb. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. join 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.  

Qi Dong 

On Feb. 4 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. come to the library for Qi Gong a Chinese healing practice, incorporating breath and gentle movement to create a free flow of energy throughout the body. Wear loose clothing.

Insight Meditation

On Feb. 4 at 5:15 p.m. join us for Insight Meditation. What do you want most deeply? Seeing your life calmly and clearly helps answer this. Insight Meditation is a simple way to steady your mind, stop wandering in day-dreams, and end the suffering of troubling thoughts. Our group is a place to sit quietly in safety, supported by others; to allow understanding and compassion to arise; to encourage loving-kindness and patience. We welcome those with no experience to advanced mediators', teens to seniors.  give it a try. No registration is required. There is no fee. All are welcome.


On Feb. 5 at 11 a.m. join Miss Doreen for this fun filled storytime for kids 2 to 5 and their caregivers.   The Feb. 5 theme is “Fun with Balls” and Feb. 19 the theme is "Space Travel."

WuJi QiGong 

On Feb. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. join us for the WuJi QiGong Seminar. The term WuJi describes the full power of the human being and the entire universe. We will learn a form that brings awareness, in the body and mind, of the subtle energies that generate vitality, healing, and peace. Science shows that TaiChi and Qigong are good medicine and good exercise.  Adults and teens are welcome. Registration is required.

Not all of programs have been scheduled at time of printing. Please check our Calendar on our website at  HYPERLINK "http://www.middleburghlibrary.info" www.middleburghlibrary.info. for future programs.