One South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949
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Flint Public Library
Adult Programs
Please join us!  
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 The Flint Library
Book Group
The next meeting
will be in September.

 There's also a new
online book club.
You can join by going to
Facebook and searching
Flint Public Library
Online Book Club
 
This is a great way to keep
in touch, share your thoughts
about the book you
are reading, recommend
favorite authors and hear 
about authors who are
visiting this area. Ask to join
and you can begin posting
to the group today.
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The Chess Club
will not meet
during the summer.
However, we have chess
games at the circulation
desk. Ask for one and play
chess with a friend any time
the library is open!
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Mahjongg
  Every Thurs. 10:00am
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"Just think...Write Now!"
  Fri. Aug. 4,  10:30am
Lively book discussion on
achieving goals, health, and
prosperity. This month
we will talk about books
by Lorna Byrne and her
vision for America.
 
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The Literary Cafe
Coffee, tea, and
philosophy,
a conversation circle
for adults. Join us on
Tues. Aug. 8,  1pm
Our topic this month is:
Health Benefits of
Essential Oils
with Briana Grieco
Bring your questions and
learn about a growing field
of herbal healing.
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Socrates Cafe
Thurs. Aug. 10, 10:30am
Join our new adult discussion
group created  for those who
like to ponder the deep
issues in contemporary life.
This month we will discuss
current events and how the
US Constitution and Bill of
Rights have laid a foundation
for American thought.
This month we will talk
about the influence of the
freemasons in the building
of Washington, D. C.
All are welcome!
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Flint Public Library
Writing Group
Tues. Aug. 1, 6pm
Wed. Aug. 16, 6pm

If you like to write, come  
join the Writing Group!  
Supportive, fun, and helpful
for  focusing on your  writing  
goals.  Bring a sample of 2-3 
pages of your writing to share. 
No experience necessary.
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Flint Public Library

P.O. Box 98

One South Main Street

Middleton, MA 01949

Phone: 978 774-8132 

Fax: 978 777-3270

email: flint3@comcast.net

www.flintlibrary.org

 

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Library Trustees 
Mon. Sept. 11, 7pm
Monthly meeting 

Current Board:
 
Melissa Stankus, Chr.    
Gretchen Moreschi 
Shirley Raynard
Donna Bambury  
Ann Noyes     
 
Friends Group
The Friends will next meet
on Wed. Sept. 13 at 7pm
New Members welcome! 

The Friends Group is  
sponsoring a food drive  
for the Middleton Food Pantry. 
You may drop off donations 
at the Flint Public Library. 
Thank you! 
 
 Thank you Friends
for sponsoring the eNewsletter! 
eBook Help Sessions
 
 
  Are available at the library.        
You may call
978-774-8132
to schedule a session  
or just drop by the
library with your
eReader and someone
will help you.

Kindle users bring your

Amazon log-in information.

New Programs
coming this Fall to the
Flint Public Library!!! 

    
  Nonfiction Book Group
This group will be an engaging
forum for nonfiction readers to
discuss what they are reading.
Each participant will read what
they wish and then share a bit
about the book in the group.
The group will begin
in October.
More details next month!


 Lifelong Learning
Lecture Series 
The new lecture series will 
bring a variety of speakers 
to the Flint to present 
various interesting topics.

This series will begin in
September with local resident
Srdjan Perisic discussing
"Everyone Communicates,
Few Connect" 
Srdjan's lecture is based on the
books by John Maxwell
which have helped hundreds
of people be more successful
in business and their personal
lives.  Srdjan has many years experience as a healthcare
professional, lecturer, life coach,
trainer, and inspirational speaker.
This program is free and open
to the public.

Save the date!
Thurs. Sept. 21,  6:30 - 8pm
More details on our online
calendar here:  
 
Ukulele Fusion
at the Flint Public Library
Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017
1 - 3pm 

Open to Ukulele players
and listeners.  

Old Time Jam
at the Flint Public Library
will not meet on    
Sunday, Aug. 27,
2 - 4 pm
 
Bring your folk instruments and
join the jam!
All ages and ability levels
welcome as well as those who
would just enjoy listening.

FMI and sheet music for
50 starter tunes go to:

 
Our summer hours:
Sun: 1pm - 5pm 
Tues - Thurs: 10am-8pm 
Fri: 10am - 2pm.
The library is closed on Mon & Sat

 

Summer Reading Program  
for  Adults 

The theme this year is
"Build a Better World."
The Adult Summer Reading Program
is a great way to support the library,
try something new, and have fun!
Stop by the library and pick up your
"Tic Tac Toe" Game Card.
Read 3 books of your choice and win
a prize. It is that simple!
or
You can download your game card here:
Tic Tac Toe Game Card 
Attention Teens: Grades 7 & up  
  
     
Anime and Manga Club
Tues. Aug. 8,  6:30-7:30pm 
Tues. Aug. 22, 6:30-7:30pm

Join the Anime and Manga Club, a place 
to discuss your favorite manga and watch 
anime. New members always welcome. 

Summer Reading Program 

"Read for a Reason"

this summer 
and help Build a Better World! 
For every page you read, you will 
earn a penny of support for the  
Service Dog Project, Great Danes 
for the Mobility Disabled,  
Click on the link below to watch 
the Great Dane puppies playing.  
Help support this worthy project by 
reading all summer. Pick up your  
reading log at the library! 

New Teen Art Program 
Thurs. Aug 10, at 2:30 pm
Thurs. Aug 17, at 2:30 pm
Do you like to draw?
Would you like to learn some
new techniques?
Join the Teen Art Program! 

New Teen Book Group 
Tues. Aug. 15,  6:00pm
 
What do you like to read?
What are you reading now?
What would you recommend to others? 
Join the new Teen Book Club, 
have fun discussing good reads, 
& make your own ice cream sundae!   
Teen programs are sponsored by 
The Friends of the Flint
  Children's Programs 
 
Minecraft Madness!
Tues. August 1, at 2pm 

Age 6 & up 
Drop in and enjoy the adventure.  
          
Big Vehicle Night! 
Thurs. August 3,  6 to 8pm 
All ages

Come out and meet Middleton's
firemen, police officers, DPW,
and other community workers
and explore the rescue vehicles
that keep our community safe.
Last year was the biggest year ever 
and this year will be even bigger! 
This event will be held at the  
Transfer Station on Natsue Way. 

Cosponsored by the Middleton Fire Dept.
Police Dept. DPW Dept, MELD,
Essex County Correctional Facility,
 and the
Friends of the Flint Public Library

Hoopoe: Mirth, Mime & Magic!
 
Tues. August 8, at 11am
All ages
Silent comedy, eye-popping magic  
and balloon wizardry.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint
  
 
Build! Build! Build!  
Legos with Noah
Tues. August 8, at 6:15pm
Ages 6 & up

Creative building fun with Legos 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint 

Craftastic-- Crafts & Creativity  
Thurs. August 3, 10, 17, 2017
1 - 2 pm
 
 
Creative crafts for ages 2 to 8 yrs.
No sign-up. Just drop by.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint  

Reptile Rainforest Show with 
Live animals
Tues. Aug. 15,  2pm
All ages!  

Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint
 
 
Game Night  
Thurs. August 10, 17, 24, 2017
6:30 -7:30 pm 
 
Drop in and enjoy
playing an assortment of games
and puzzles.  
 
Sound Play
Fri. August 11, 10:30 am 
ages 4 and younger
Amy Chin of Sound Play will have you
dancing, drumming, singing and more!
Sponsored by the Curvey Family 

Drop in Toddler Time
and Craft
Wed. August 2, 9, & 16 at 10:30 am 
Ages 3 & younger 
Music, finger plays, rhymes and fun!

Drop in Story Hour and Craft,
Wed. August 2, 9, & 16 11:30pm 
Ages 4 to 6
Enjoy some entertaining stories and
make a craft to take home!   

Afternoon at the Movies!
Wed. August 16,   1 pm
Boss Baby Movie
Rated PG

My Mandala Yoga for Kids
Fri. August 18, at 10:30 am   
(formerly Itsy Bitsy Yoga)
For toddlers age 1 yr old & up 
Gentle yoga for our youngest
patrons with Briana Grieco!
Sponsored by the Curvey Family.

Fun with Finger Paints!
Tues. Aug. 22,  10:30am
Ages 5 & under 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint


Clifford the Big Red Dog visits
The Flint!
Wed. Aug. 23, 10:30am
Ages 5 & under

Come meet Clifford and have
your picture taken with him.  

Programs with Sign - ups
 
  Build Your Own Fairy House!
Fri. August 4, 10:30am

Ages 7 & up
Sign-up begins July 21,
Please gather moss, bark, and leaves.
The rest will be provided.
Sponsored by Madeline Stevens

Read to Zoey, the library lab
Fri. August 18, 11am - noon
call the library at 978-774-8132
to sign up for your 15 minute
reading session.  
 
Don't forget to register
your reading
hours by August 11!  
 
If you read 20 hours you can earn a
free ticket to the Topsfield Fair!   
Learn about Essential Oils  
at the Flint Public Library! 
Tues. Aug. 8, at 1pm

Briana Grieco will be our guest speaker
at the Literary Cafe, sharing her knowledge
of how essential oils can enhance your
health and sense of well-being. 
Free and open to the public
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint Public Library
 
The Library offers many wonderful passes to local museums and other attractions!
Check out a museum or state park pass this summer!  


THE CHILDRENS MUSEUM 
617-426-6500  
Coupon admits 4 people 

Cost with coupon: ½ price ($8.00 per person.)

Under 1 yr. admitted free.

Visit museum website for hours, updates.

 

BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS FERRY

(Weekdays May 12-Oct. 10th,  

excluding holidays and some other days)

CHECK WITH THE LIBRARY FOR DETAILS

617-770-0040

www.Bostonharborislands.org 

 

2 for 1 Ferry Tickets

 

IMAJINE THAT, Lawrence

978-682-5338

www.imajinethat.com

RETURNABLE PASS

Admits 2 children & 2 adults for free.

 

ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER

ART MUSEUM

617-566-1401  

Pass admits 4 visitors @ $5 per person.

Under 18 admitted free.

Museum closed Tuesdays.

See website for latest hours, holidays, closings.

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY

PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

1-800-JFK-1960

www.jfklibrary.org 

Pass admits 2 with copay of $3 each

Under 12 admitted free

Museum is open 7 days a week

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day,  

 

MASSACHUSETTS STATE PARKS PASS

www.massparks.org

RETURNABLE PASS

Free parking for 1 vehicle at Mass. State Parks.

Available March through December.

 

MERRIMACK REPERTORY THEATRE

www.MerrimackRep.org

COUPON 

Good for $10 off each ticket, limit 6 per performance.

 

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

     617-267-9300
www.mfa.org

Number of admissions with coupon: 2

Cost with coupon: $10.00 per person.

Under 7 admitted free.

See MFA website for most current information
regarding hours, fees, exhibits and more!

 

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

617-723-2500

Number of Admissions with coupon: 4

Cost with coupon: $10.00 per person

Under 3 admitted free.

Visit MOS website for hours and updates.

     

MYSTIC AQUARIUM

55 Coogan Boulevard

Mystic, CT 06355

860-572-5955 

 www.mysticaquarium.org 

(Available year round/no black out dates!) 

Number of Admissions with coupon: 4

Coupon gives $5 off regular price of:   

   

NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM

(Available Sept - June only)

617.973.5200

Number of Admissions with Coupon: 4

Cost with coupon: $10.00 per person

Under 3 admitted free.

Visit NEAQ website for hours, updates.

 

PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM

978.745.9500

Number of Admissions with Pass: 2

Cost with Pass: $5.00 per person weekdays

$10.00 per person weekends & holidays 

Under 17 admitted free.

Visit PEM website for hours, updates.

 

SALEM WITCH MUSEUM

978-744-1692 

RETURNABLE PASS

Number of admissions with coupon: 6

Cost with coupon:

$6.50/Adults, $5.00/child (6-18)

 

USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM

617-426-1812 

www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org 

RETURNABLE PASS

Pass admits up to 9 free.

2 passes available

 

WHEELOCK FAMILY THEATRE

617-879-2300 
    tickets@wheelock.edu

 www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org 

LIBRARY CARD NEEDED

Evening Performances Only

Buy one ticket, get one free.

Visit Wheelock's website for current listing of shows.

 

ZOO NEW ENGLAND

Franklin Park, Boston

Stone Zoo, Stoneham

617-541-5466  

www.zoonewengland.com

Pass admits 2 adults & 4 children.

Cost with pass: $9/adult, $6/child

Under 2 admitted free.

Visit Zoo New England website for hours, updates.

 

Museums Passes may be reserved for a specific day by Middleton Residents and Members of The Friends of the Flint.

 

Many thanks to the Friends of the Flint  

for their sponsorships of the Museum Passes