Middleburgh Library Notes for Thursday, July 16, 2020

A concert by Emma’s Revolution will be live streamed on Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m. as part of the Middleburgh Library Not So Quiet Concert Series.

The next concert in the Middleburgh Library Not So Quiet Concert Series will take place on Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m. The performers will be Pat Humphries and Sandy O, known collectively as Emma’s Revolution.

Emma’s Revolution’s songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and genre-defying eclecticism, Emma’s Revolution delivers the energy and strength of their convictions, in an uprising of truth and hope for these tumultuous times.

“The powers that be can control the media but it’s hard to stop a good song … Pat’s songs will be  sung well into the 22nd Century,” said Seeger.

Their music has been featured on All Things Considered and Democracy Now. By now, you've realized that this is not your typical folk duo! You can learn more about them at Emma'srevolution.com

Due to the weird circumstances in which we are living, the concert will be streamed live on the internet. We hope you will also be generous and give a donation.

You may register in advance at https://tinyurl.com/EmmasRevConcertSunJuly26

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Curbside pick-up

Curbside pick-up of library material began on July 6.  For the time being, our hours will be 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.  Request Books online or call the library at 518-827-5142 for assistance. Unable to get to the library to pick up books?

 Call us and we'll see what we can do about it! When your books are ready we will give you a call to arrange a time for you to pick them up on the back porch. Return your books to the drop box or to the tote on the back porch when you pick up your book order.


Our primary goal during the current health crisis is to offer library service in ways that are safe for both patrons and staff. To do that we plan to move carefully and thoughtfully through several phases of service this summer, always staying in compliance with the Governor's Executive Orders and CDC prevention guidelines.

Some features of our safety plan include: suspending in-library events, requiring staff to wear personal protective equipment, quarantining returned books for 72 hours before checking them in.

For updates on additional services as they are added please check out website at www.middleburghlibrary.info or our Facebook page. If you have questions, please call 518-827-5142

Summer Reading Program 

     Imagine Your Story - this summer with the Middleburgh Library! Although it looks a bit different, we're hoping that everyone participates and has fun reading this summer. Go to our online reading log where you can keep track of all the books you read. Register according to your age - pre-school, children's, teen or adult.

Complete missions, earn badges and reach your reading goal to be entered into drawings to win great prizes. Watch our Facebook page, our website and the newspapers for upcoming online programs, challenges, craft make and takes that you can pick up here at the library and even some very socially distant events out on the library lawn. More info to come!

Page Turner Adventures 

Big news! As part of our summer reading program we've partnered with Page Turner Adventures to keep your kids reading and entertained all summer long! From cooking to virtual science museum visits, see what this program has in store for your children this summer.

This 7-week program will be offered for free to all library patrons and will bring new and exciting adventures for preschoolers-teens, five days a week! Go to our Facebook page Monday-Friday beginning on July 6th for watch parties of the day's virtual programming.  Watch parties will happen each day at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. No registration required.

Stay at Home Storytime  

On Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. join Miss Terry for an interactive storytime on Zoom. We'll read books, sing songs and we'll be able to see each other and talk! This weekly event is perfect for little ones ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Please have your children bring a stuffed animal with them so that we can "Throw our Teddy Bears"!

Registration required. Register here to receive your zoom join link:  https://tinyurl.com/y9gnwk2q. Zoom can be accessed on your computer, laptop, tablet or phone. You do not have to have the Zoom app installed to attend. After you register you will be given the join link. If you have difficulties, please call the library at 518-827-5142.   


Welcome to Fairies & Gnomes: Imagine Their Homes! This is a summer learning project of the Mohawk Valley Library System, whose mission is to provide a summer of magical opportunities for families working together — using social-distancing guidelines and natural “found” materials — to build fairy and gnome homes at their own residences, on library lawns, in community parks and other local sites — wherever the shy and mystical “wood folk” might be found! In Middleburgh, you can build fairy and gnome homes in your yard, on nature paths, here in the gardens surrounding the library or the Dr. Best House and Medical Museum. Share your creations in our Facebook group 518 fairy homes and go to  518fairyhomes.com for all kinds of fun ideas!

Imagine Your Story: Lego Challenge (Online)  Monday's 

Love Legos?  Get ready for our weekly Lego challenge. Join our Middleburgh Library Lego club on Facebook. Challenges will be posted on Monday mornings through Aug. 20. Use your imagination and post a picture or video of your creation in the group. For all ages. 

Nailed It- Candy Sushi Teens Virtual Edition  

On July 29 at 1:30 p.m. join us for this program based on the Netflix show “Nailed It!”. Try your hand at recreating a stunning candy sushi treat! We will provide the ingredients and picture in a take and make package. You will provide the creativity and fun! Send us the pictures of your creations and we will judge and vote on them! With your permission we will post the pictures on our Facebook page! This class is part of our Imagine Your Story summer reading program and is for teens going into 6th grade through 12th. Registration is required.

Virtual Insight Meditation 

Our popular Insight Meditation group is meeting virtually Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m.

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. We will be using the Zoom platform for our meetings for the time being. Registration is required to receive the join link. You can use a computer/laptop, tablet or phone to access the meeting. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/ybuf2xcq