Middleburgh Library Notes for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

A workshop will be held on Aug. 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., called Crafts in the Carriage House: Homemade Journals — At Dr. Best House.

Keeping personal diaries and journals dates as far back as the Middle Ages. Throughout the 19th Century scrapbooking as we know it began to emerge. First put together by adults, scrapbooks were created as a way of organizing their collections, ranging from pressed flowers to art prints and from shells to insects. 

Join us in this two-hour workshop to create a small handmade book that can be used as a garden journal, scrapbook, personal journal, photo album, or whatever your creative mind chooses. The class costs $10 and is limited to 10 people, aged 12 to adult.

The event is sponsored by The Dr. Best House & Medical Museum, which is located at 1568 Clauverwie Road.

Mahjong Mania

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 1 to 5 p.m.  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.  


On Aug. 6  at 10:45 a.m. come and enjoy Drop-in Storytime. This fun and interactive program is meant for children ages 0-5 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! 

Solar Oven S'mores

On Aug. 6 at 1 p.m. stop by the library and create a real live solar oven using a pizza box!  If it's sunny out, we'll go outside and make s'mores with your creations. If not, you'll get to take the ingredients home and make s'more when the sun shines!  Registration is required. This program is for kids going into grades 3 to 5.

Insight Meditation 

On Aug. 6 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. 

 Preschool Cooking and Storytime - Bee Bim Bop! 

On Aug. 7 at 11a.m. we will learn all about Bee Bim Bop a traditional Korean dish with rice and vegetables. We will read the book Bee-bim Bop!, play some games and make and eat some Bee Bim Bop! This program is for kids ages 2 to 6.  Registration is required!  

 Spy School

On Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. you're invited to a program where you will learn to become an amazing spy. Learn how to make your way through a laser field, practice becoming a sharp shooter, and try to figure out some cryptography. This program is for kids going into third through fifth grade. Registration is required.   

Mother/Daughter American Girl Tea Party

On Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. step back in time as we explore the world of American Girl Samantha Parkington!  Bring your dolls (It does NOT have to be an American Girl Doll) and your Mom to the library where we'll talk about what it was like to be a girl in 1904.  You'll make a Victorian calling card to bring to the Best House where we'll have our tea party. Girls and Moms will meet "Mrs. Best," enjoy lemonade and cookies and have a personal tour of the house. Each girl will go home with a goodie bag! Registration is required.  For kids going into grades 2 to 6.   

Book Discussion 

On Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. come discuss "In The Midst of Winter" by Isabel Allende - facilitated by Susannah Risley as part of the Pen and Ink: Life and Literature Series.  Amid the biggest Brooklyn snowstorm in living memory, an unexpected friendship grows between three people thrown together by circumstance. Richard Bowmaster, a lonely university professor in his sixties, slides on the ice and hits the car driven by Evelyn Ortega, a young undocumented migrant from Guatemala. What at first seems just a small inconvenience takes an unforeseen and far more serious turn when Evelyn arrives at Richard's house, desperately seeking help. At a loss, he asks his tenant Lucia Maraz, a sixty-two-year-old lecturer from Chile, for advice. And in the deep winter of their lives, an unlikely love affair begins to blossom between the two...  No registration required.