Middleburgh Library Notes for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Middleburgh Library will be closed on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, to observe the holiday.

Board meets

On Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. the Board of Trustees will meet. The  public is welcome. Please use back entrance.


On Nov. 12 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! 

Mahjong Mania 

On Nov. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. join  a spirited group of people in the Community Room to play Mahjong.  Don't know how to play? No problem! They will teach you how. No registration required.  

Qi Gong

On Nov. 12 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 

Join us on Nov. 12 at 5:15 p.m. 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. 

Heroism of Ordinary Men During World War II 

On Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., join us and explore the fascinating history of destroyer escorts, the USS SLATER and the lives of three men who served in the United States Navy during World War II and who are tied in some way to these trim but deadly warships. No registration required.

Tech Savvy

On Nov. 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m., join us for Tech Savvy: Facebook 101.  Learn how to open a Facebook account and make your page, create posts (and what NOT to post), send messages, and more  and protect your privacy while doing so! Registration required.

Book discussion

On Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. we will be discussing  "Small Great Things" by Jodi Picoult. Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

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.