Middleburgh Library Notes for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

— Photo from Annie and the Hedonists website

Annie and the Hedonists will play at the Middleburgh Library on Sept. 22, at 4 p.m.

Annie and the Hedonists — a band with a great lead singer and tight harmonies, covering an eclectic mix of acoustic blues, vintage jazz and swing, and fold roots Americana — will play on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. at the Middleburgh Library.

The band interprets the songs of the great female blues artists of the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s: Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday, Rosetta Tharpe, Blue Lu Barker, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. Other styles include western swing, bluesy country, and roots Americana.

“Annie struts right to the heart of each sassy nostalgic song and gives us a piece of her mind in a voice that sits comfortably alongside the greats of the American jazz tradition,” said Sarah Craig, the manager of Caffe Lena in Saratoga.

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.

An Intro to Flower Arranging course started on Sept. 9 and runs through  Oct. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. 

For the first four classes, we will be using inexpensive artificial flowers from a dollar store or any that you may have on hand. Please bring the following items to the first class: an assortment of small, medium, and large “silk” flowers, wire snips, masking tape, and a container.

For the remaining classes, we will work with fresh flowers. We will discuss the materials needed at the first class.

A handout of basic principles and a breakdown of what principle we will be using in each class will be provided. There is no material fee. Registration is required.


On Sept. 17 at 10:45 a.m. join us for 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! 

Then on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. come enjoy Storytime with Miss Doreen "Flippin for Breakfast" -  Join Miss Doreen for this fun filled storytime for kids 2-5 and their caregivers. No registration required. 

Mahjong Mania 

On Sept. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons at 1 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 is required.  

Insight Meditation 

On Sept. 17 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 meditators, teens to seniors. Give it a try. No registration is required. There is no fee. All are welcome.  

A Movie and Lunch

On Sept. 18 at 1 p.m., join us for Lunch & A Movie. We will be showing "A Dog's Journey," rated PG.  In the sequel to the heartwarming global hit " A Dog's Purpose", beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined. The library will provide pizza and drinks and you bring a dessert or snack to share. 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.