1 South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949
978-774-8132

In This Issue

Flint Public Library
Adult Programs
Please join us!  
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 The Flint Library
Book Group will meet
on Thurs. Sept. 6,
at 7pm.
  
There's also an
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
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. 10am
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"Just think...Write Now!"
  Fri. Sept. 7,  10:30am
Lively book discussion on
achieving goals, health, and
prosperity. This month
we will discuss S hine Forth
by William Meader.  

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The Literary Cafe
Coffee, tea, and
philosophy,
a conversation circle
for adults. Join us on
Tues. Sept. 18,  1pm
This month we will
make something creative.
Bring your artistic
skills with you and plan
to have fun!
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Nonfiction Book
Discussion Group
Fri. Sept. 21,  11am

This group is 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 meet each month
on the third Friday of the
month at 11am. Please join us!
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Socrates Cafe

Friday, Sept. 28, 10:30am
Join our adult discussion
group created  for those who
like to ponder the deep
issues in contemporary life.
This month we will discuss
current events, American
values and ways to
create peace in the world.
All are welcome!
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Flint Public Library

Writing Group
Tues. Sept. 4, 6pm
Wed. Sept. 19, 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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Laughter Yoga
at the Flint Public Library!  

Wed. Sept. 5, 6:30pm
Mon. Sept. 17, 1:30pm
 
 
Come laugh with us and enjoy the healing benefits of 
Laughter Yoga. There are
no difficult poses. Wear comfortable clothes and
bring a bottle of water.
This program is sponsored by
the Friends of the Flint 
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Middleton, MA 01949

Phone: 978 774-8132 

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Library Trustees
Monthly meeting is on
Mon. Sept. 10, 7pm
Open to the public.  

Current Board:  
Melissa Stankus, Chair     
Gretchen Moreschi 
Shirley Raynard
Donna Bambury  
Ann Noyes , Treasurer    
 
Friends Group
Wed. Sept. 12, 7pm
New members welcome.
Please join us! 
 
 Thank you, Friends,
for sponsoring the eNewsletter! 
eBook and Tech
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, iPad, smartphone
or other device and
someone will help you.

Kindle users bring your

Amazon log-in information.

Ukulele Fusion
will meet on   
Sun. Sept. 16, 1-3pm
Open to ukulele players
and listeners.   
  
Old Time Jam
 Sun. Sept. 30, 2 - 4pm 
Open to all folk
instrument players
and listeners.  
 
 
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:
     

Did you know you can stream
live music, without commercials,
and download 5 free songs per
week? Choose from over 
15 million songs and
40,000 labels including
Sony's music catalog of
legendary artists!

  All you need is your
Flint Public Library card!
  • 5 songs / week via download
  • 3 hours streaming / week
Start listening now by going to:

 
  September is  
Library card Sign-up month! 

    If you live in Middleton and you do not have a library card, please stop by the library and register for your free
library card. Then enjoy!


 
 

   
Library Hours
(after Labor Day Weekend) 
Sun: 1pm-5pm 
Mon - Thurs: 10am-8pm 
Fri: 10am-5pm

The library will be closed Sun. & Mon.
Sept. 2 & 3 for Labor Day weekend.
 
 
   
Tai Chi for Adults 
Wed. September 5, 12, 19 & 26 10:30am
 
Enjoy the healing benefits of Tai Chi.
This is a drop-in session and you may join
at any time. No registration necessary. 
 

The Overdrive Digital
Book Mobile is coming
to the Flint!!   
   
Friday, September 7
 
10am - 4pm
 
at the Flint Public Library

 
Aboard the 42-foot-long Toterhome, learn how to borrow an ebook or audiobook and so much more; all you need to get started is a library card!  
 
Please come by to experience
this unique opportunity to learn more
about the many online resources
available to you through your public library.  
 
This program is free and open to the public. 
 

Group Reiki with Betty Leone
 
 
   

Wed. Sept. 12, 6:30 - 8pm
at the Flint Public Library
 
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method o f spiritual healing that
everyone can benefit from. A  
treatment feels like a wonderful
warm radiance that flows  
through and around you.  
 
Betty Leone is a local Reiki healer
and spiritual medium.
 
 
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint 

Wine Glass Painting
 
 

Monday, September 17
6 - 8pm
at the Flint Public Library
 
An evening of fun and creativity for
adults. Sign-up begins Aug. 31
There is a $10 materials fee due
upon registration.  
 
Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint 
Attention Teens: Grades 7 & up  
  
     
Anime and Manga Club
Tues. September 10,  6:30-7:30pm 
Tues. September 24, 6:30-7:30pm 
Join the Anime and Manga Club, a place 
to discuss your favorite manga and watch 
anime. New members always welcome.   
 
 Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint 
  Children's Programs  
 
Creative Kids @ The Flint  
10:30am Mon. Sept. 17,  
Ages 1 - 4 
Drop in for a morning of  
simple crafts. Dress for a mess.  
 
Get Moving with Miss Jessica
10:30am  Mon. Sept. 24
Ages 5 & younger
Creative movement, music, and  
games in a fun environment 
 
CFCE Parent/Child Playgroup
Tues. Sept. 25,  
Songs, finger plays and a story
10am: Ages newborn to 23 months
11am: Ages 23 months & up
Sponsored by Coordinated Family 
and Community Engagement.
 
Drop in Toddler Time and Craft 
Wed. Sept. 26, 10:30 am
or
Thurs. Sept. 27,  10:30 am
Please attend either Wed. or Thurs.
but not both. Programs are the same.   
Ages 3 & younger 
Music, finger plays, rhymes and fun!

Drop in Story Hour and Craft,
Wed. Sept.  26, 12:30pm 
Ages 3 1/2 to 6
Enjoy some entertaining stories and
make a craft to take home!
Toddler Times and Story Hours are
sponsored by the Friends of the Flint   
 
Fun Fridays at 10:30am! 
Kids Yoga with  
Mandala Garden Farm 
Fri. Sept. 14, 10:30am 
Ages 1 - 4 
Gentle yoga and fun!
  Sponsored by the Curvey Family
 
Friday Flicks at the Flint  
at 1pm   
   
September 14
BOOK CLUB (PG-13)
 

September 28
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
(PG-13)

Invite your friends to come along.
Free popcorn!
 

Summer Reading Programs
for children, teens, and adults  
It was a record-breaking year!

Children 
The Children's Summer Reading Program
was very successful. Over 360 children signed
up to read which is 21% more than last year!
Children read over 5100 hours  

Teens  
31 teens signed up to "Read for a Reason"
this summer. For every book that is read
the Friends will donate $2 to the
Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA.

Adults
The library was excited to help promote
PBS's Great American Read as part
of our Summer Reading Program.
The Great American Read is a national initiative to encourage reading and to choose America's
favorite work of fiction. You can still vote for
your favorite classic.  PBS will be broadcasting
another television episode of The Great American
Read on Tues. September 11, at 8pm.
Many adults participated this summer and we
will be announcing the grand raffle winner
in next months enewsletter.  
 
Trails and Sails
Historic Walk in Middleton

Sunday, Sept. 30
1:30 pm
   

This short urban walk (1/2 mile total) begins at the
Flint Public Library. Please gather in the Trustee Room
on the first floor. We will view the stunning stained-glass
windows and learn a bit about Charles L. Flint.  
 
Then it's
off to the historic Tramp House in Middleton, one of the few tramp houses that is still standing. Participants will be able to go inside the Tramp house. 
 
On the way we will stop at the Estey Tavern built in the 1700's for an inside tour and learn a bit of Middleton history.   On the way back, we will pass more historic landmarks and end the tour at the Middleton Historical Society's museum which is
adjacent to the Flint Public Library.  
 
Participants may view
the collection and hear about the history of the building
and Lura Woodside Watkins, the first president of the
Middleton Historical Society.
 
This program is part of the Essex National Heritage Area 
Trails and Sails Events. It is sponsored by
The Friends of the Flint Public Library 
Please join us!
 

The library offers many wonderful passes to local museums and other attractions! Middleton residents are encouraged
to call or come in to reserve passes ahead of time. 


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

Cost with coupon: $8.00 per person

Under 1 yr. admitted free.

Visit museum website for hours and updates.

 

BOSTON HARBOR ISLANDS FERRY

(Weekdays May 12-Oct. 10th,  

excluding holidays and some other days)

CHECK WITH THE LIBRARY FOR CODE

NEEDED TO RESERVE ONLINE 

617-770-0040

www.Bostonharborislands.org 

2 for 1 Ferry Tickets

 

ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER

ART MUSEUM

617-566-1401  

Number of admissions with coupon: 4 

Cost with coupon: $5.00 per person 

Under 18 admitted free.

Museum closed Tuesdays.

See website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

 

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

Number of admissions with coupon: 6 

Savings with coupon: $10.00 off each ticket 

 

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 pass: 4

   Cost with pass: $5.00 per person

Under 3 admitted free

Visit website for hours and updates. 

   

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 and updates.

 

PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM

978.745.9500

Number of Admissions with Pass: 2

Cost with Pass: $12.00 per person 

Under 16 admitted free.

Visit PEM website for hours and updates.

 

SALEM WITCH MUSEUM

978-744-1692 

RETURNABLE PASS

Number of admissions with coupon: 6

Cost with coupon:

$9.00/Adults, $6.75/child (6-18)

 

USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM

617-426-1812 

www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org 

RETURNABLE PASS

Number of admissions with pass: 9
Cost with pass: Free 

 

WHEELOCK FAMILY THEATRE

617-879-2300 
    tickets@wheelock.edu

 www.wheelockfamilytheatre.org 

LIBRARY CARD NEEDED AT BOX OFFICE 

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

Number of admissions with coupon: 6 

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

Under 2 admitted free.

Visit Zoo New England website for hours and updates.

 

Museums passes may be reserved for a specific day by Middleton residents and/or members of 

the Friends of the Flint.

 

Many thanks to the Friends of the Flint  

for their sponsorship of the museum passes.