Middleburgh Library Notes for Thursday, March 14, 2019

Drop-in Story Time at the Middleburgh Library will be held at 10:45 a.m. on March 19. This fun and interactive program is meant for children up to age 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 Mahjong

On March 19, from 1 to 4 p.m., a spirited group of people will get together in the library’s Community Room, as they do every Tuesday, to play Mahjong.

Don’t know how to play? No problem! They will teach you how. No registration is required.  

Insight Meditation

On March 19, at 5:15 p.m., a meditation group will meet at the library.

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 daydreams, 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.

Book discussion

On March 19 at 7 p.m. join us for a discussion of "Sick Puppy" by Carl Hiassan. When Palmer Stoat notices the black pickup truck following him on the highway, he fears his precious Range Rover is about to be carjacked. But Twilly Spree, the man tailing Stoat, has vengeance, not sport-utility vehicles, on his mind. Idealistic, independently wealthy and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly has dedicated himself to saving Florida’s wilderness from runaway destruction. He favors unambiguous political statements — such as torching Jet-Skis or blowing up banks — that leave his human targets shaken but re-educated.  Please Note: Time and location may change as we are trying out different venues for our discussion.


On March 20, at 11 a.m. join Miss Doreen for  "Yummy Lunches."

Movie and lunch

On Mach 20, at 1 p.m. come and enjoy  Wednesday Lunch & A Movie. Just like our popular Dinner & a Movie the library will provide pizza and drinks for lunch and you bring a snack or dessert to share.  Registration is required and seating is limited. Please note: you must be registered to attend.

Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Moon Walk

On March 21 at 10:30 a.m. join us for an  Indoor walking workout. During this time of year when the weather is unpredictable, walking outside can be a challenge. Why not walk with us inside the library as we work through Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home workout videos. These “Walking” workouts burn more calories than a stroll around the park because they focus on a series of multi-muscle moves. A higher muscle engagement leads to higher calorie burn and of course more muscle tone all while being easy on the joints! Walking is the most natural and effective way to health and wellness, and works for anyone, any age, any size and anywhere. Classes with be 30 to 40 minutes long with time for cool down and conversation and will be led by our resident yoga instructor Vicki DeGroff. Please wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing. Registration is required.

Tai Chi

On March 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. join us for  Tai Chi and Qigong, from China, the cultivation of human energy Gentle slow movements, strengthen the body and calm the mind. These practices have been used for agility, balance, cognition and longevity. Suggested donation, $5. Please use back entrance as the library is closed on Fridays.

Community Health Fair

On March 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. come join us in Rensselaerville at Conkling Hall 8 Methodist Hill Road for a fun day of health and wellness! Sponsored by the Middleburgh Library, The Rensselaerville Library and the Berne Public Library. There will be health vendors, free raffles, demonstrations, and workshops.

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