Flint Public Library
January Programs & News
1 South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949
tel:   978-774-8132
fax:  978-777-3270
email: flint3@comcast.net
Library Hours
Sun:  1 PM -  5 PM
Mon  - Thurs:  10 AM - 8 PM  
Fri:  10 AM - 5 PM
Sat:  Closed
January Closings
Monday, January 1
Monday, January 20
Friday, January 31: The library will be closed until 1:00PM for staff training; we will be open from 1:00-5:00PM
Special Events
Sunday, Jan. 5
@ 2:00PM
All About Sherlock
with Robert Fritsch
In honor of Sherlock Holmes' 166th birthday on January 6th, join us for an early celebration of Sherlock's legacy!
Monday, Jan. 6
@ 6:00PM
Sunday, Jan. 12
@ 2:00PM
Tales with Tails:
Read with Lola!
*Registration required
Introduction to Genealogy
with Helen Langone
*Registration required
Share a story with a furry-friend at the Flint! We'll provide a relaxed, animal-friendly environment for participants to practice their literacy skills with a visiting therapy dog team.
Join Helen Langone for an introduction to genealogy. Participants will receive guidance on how to uncover the history of their family lineages.
Kids' Programs
(Ages 0-8)
Friday, Jan. 3 & 24
@ 10:30AM
Tuesdays in Jan.
@ 10:00AM (Ages 2-5 yrs)
@ 11:00AM (Ages 0-2 yrs)
Monday, Jan. 6
@ 10:30AM
Grand Times
at the Flint
Get Moving
with Miss Jessica
Volunteers from The Middleton Senior Center share stories and activities. This event will feature a special guest!
Come and play with friends, and maybe meet some new friends, too!
Get Moving with Miss Jessica is a creative movement, music, and play program.
Suggested Ages 1-5 yrs
No registration is required
*See times for Age Groups
No registration is required
Suggested Ages 1.5-5 yrs
No registration is required
Click the links below to learn more!
Friday, Jan. 10
@ 10:30AM
Monday, Jan. 13
@ 10:30AM
Wednesdays & Thursdays
beginning Jan. 15 & 16
@ 10:30AM
Fun with
Finger Paints
Wild About Turtles
*Registration required
Come create with finger paints and friends. Don't forget to dress for a mess!
Learn all about turtles with Mary of Project Nature!
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft with Miss Jessica!
Suggested Ages 0-5 yrs
No registration is required
Suggested Ages 0-5 yrs
Registration is Required
Ages 0-3 yrs
No registration is required
beginning Jan. 15
@ 12:30PM
Friday, Jan. 17
@ 10:30AM
Monday, Jan. 27
@ 10:30AM
Story Hour
& Craft
Yoga for Children
& Caregivers
Hibernation Station with Hands on Nature
Join Miss Jessica and friends for stories and a craft!
Join us for My Mandala Yoga with Briana Grieco of Mandala Garden Farms!
Learn how some of your favorite animals spend the winter, and work on a hibernation-themed activity.
Ages 3-5 yrs
No registration is required
Suggested Ages 0-5 yrs
No registration is required
Children Ages 2-5 yrs
No registration is required
Tween & Teen Programs
(Ages 8-12) & (Ages 13-18)
DIY Journal Activity
Monday, Jan. 13 - Friday, Jan. 24
available in the Teen Area

Set new goals or jot down your dreams in your own DIY journal.

Anime & Manga Club
Tuesday, Jan. 14 & 28
@ 6:30PM

Watch anime and share your favorite manga with others.

Tween Time
Wednesdays beginning
Jan. 8 @ 3:30PM

Tween Time is a space for tweens ages 8-14 to hangout after school and socialize, play with games and puzzles, or work on homework. Occasionally, special events like craft projects, group activities, and book talks will be held by Felicia, our Assistant Children's Librarian. Check the Tween Time schedule each week to see what activities will be held, or just drop in to hangout!

*Tween Time will not meet during school vacation weeks
Check out the following links for more Tween Time information!

Adult Programs
(Ages 18+)
@ 10:00AM
*No session on 1/9
Friday, Jan. 3
@ 10:30AM
Tuesday. Jan. 7 & 21
@ 6:00PM
Just Think...
Write Now!
Drop in to play Mahjongg with others who love the game!
Create the life you want through setting goals, positive thinking and purposeful journaling.
Bring a sample of your work to share with others.
*Teens welcome
@ 6:45PM
beginning Jan. 8
@ 10:30AM
Thursday, Jan. 9 & 23
@ 6:30PM
Tai Chi
Practice Circle
*Registration required
Practice sending love and goodwill to yourself and others.
Join Larry Greenberg
for Tai Chi lessons.
Join Diane Thibault and practice "lifting the veil" to see beyond our physical world.
*Teens welcome
Friday Flicks at the Flint
Friday, Jan. 10 & 24
@ 1:00PM

Looking for something to do on a Friday? Grab your friends, your popcorn, and come check out Friday Flicks at the Flint!

Click the links below to learn more about the flicks we will be showing:
*Please note:
The movie selection for Friday Flicks may be subject to change without notice.
Friday, Jan. 10 & 24
@ 10:30AM
Thursday, Jan. 16
@ 10:30AM
Friday, Jan. 17
@ 11:00AM
Current Events Discussion Group
Bridging the Gap
*Registration preferred,
but not required
Fans of Non-fiction Book Group
Drop in to our twice-per-month meetings to share viewpoints on the latest news with others.
Explore ways of finding common ground during disagreements, facilitated by mediator Pat Watson.
Read any non-fiction book and come to discuss and share with other like-minded readers.
Wednesday, Jan. 22
@ 1:00PM
Wednesday, Jan. 29
@ 6:30PM
Memory Cafe
On Silent Wings:
The Magic of the Snowy Owl
Join Connie from the Senior Center for memory exercises and chair yoga.
Join us at the Flint for a presentation of Peter Chirstoph's award-winning wildlife photography.
All Ages Programs
Ukulele Lessons
with Mike Boldi
Sunday, Jan. 12
@ 2:00PM

Join Mike Boldi for a free two-hour informational session on how to play the ukulele. Please bring your own ukulele with you, or click "learn more" to see how you can borrow a ukulele for the program!
Sunday, Jan. 19
@ 1:00PM
Come join the ukulele jam! Players and listeners welcome.
Sunday, Jan. 26
@ 2:00PM
Old Time
Bring your folk instruments and join the jam! Players and listeners welcome.
Trustees & Friends Information
Next meeting:
Monday, Jan. 13
@ 7:00PM
Next meeting:
Wednesday, Jan. 8
@ 7:00PM
Monthly meetings are open to the public.
Museum & Attraction Passes
Please review our museum/attraction pass
rules and regulations before reserving a pass.

We suggest visiting the websites of the museum or attraction you are interested in visiting before reserving a pass for the most recent updates of the museum or attraction's hours, holidays, and closings.
General Rules and Regulations:
  • You must be a Merrimack Valley Library Consortium (MVLC) card holder to reserve a pass at the Flint. If your library card is not from a member library of the MVLC system, you must register your library card from another system at our library before you can reserve a pass.

  • MVLC card holders may reserve museum passes in advance...
  • via our website—click here to learn more!
  • by calling the library at (978) 774-8132 and speaking with a librarian at the Circulation Desk
  • by speaking with a librarian in-person at the Circulation Desk

  • Passes may be picked up the day of or the day before use. Be sure to bring your library card or photo ID when picking up passes.

  • Some passes must be returned to the Main Desk the day following use. Patrons will be notified which passes must be returned upon pickup. The borrower assumes complete responsibility for the return of the museum passes. There is a $5.00 fine if the pass is not returned within 24 hours of the due date, and a replacement fee will be levied if the pass is lost.

If you need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please call the library at your earliest convenience to let a member of the staff know.
Boston Children's
tel:  617-426-6500
Coupon admits 4 people for a reduced cost of $8.00/person. Children under 1 yrs. admitted free.
Boston Harbor
tel:  617-770-0040
Coupon allows 2-for-1 Ferry Tickets, Weekdays, May 12 - Oct. 10. Excludes weekends, holidays, and other days.

Check with the library for the code needed to make your reservations online!

Children's Museum
Coupon admits free admission for 1-4 people.

The House of the
Seven Gables
tel: 978-744-0991
Coupon admits half-price admission for up to two adults and two children per day.

Isabella Stewart
Gardner Museum
tel: 617-566-1401
Coupon admits 4 people for a reduced cost of $5.00/person. Visitors under 18 yrs. admitted free.

State Parks
☆ Returnable pass!
Available March - December only.

Free parking for 1 vehicle at MA State Parks.

Repertory Theatre
tel: 978-654-4678
Coupon admits 6 people with a discount of $10.00 off/   ticket.
Museum of Fine Arts
tel: 617-723-2500
Coupon admits 4 people for a reduced cost of $10.00/person. Children under 3 yrs. admitted free.
Museum of Science
tel: 617-267-9300
Coupon admits 2 people at a reduced cost of $10.00/person. Children under 7 yrs. admitted free.
Mystic Aquarium
tel: 860-572-5955
Coupon admits 4 people for a reduced cost of $5.00/person. Children under 3 yrs. admitted free.

New England Aquarium
tel: 617-973-5200
Available Sept - June only.
Coupon admits 4 people for a reduced cost of $10.00/person. Children under 3 yrs. admitted free.

Peabody Essex Museum
tel: 978-745-9500
Coupon admits 2 people for a reduced cost of $12.00/person. Visitors ages 16 yrs. and younger admitted free.
Salem Witch

tel: 978-744-1692
☆ Returnable pass!
Coupon admits 6 people for a reduced cost of $9.00/adult & $6.75/child ages 6-18.
USS Constitution Museum

tel: 617-426-1812
☆ Returnable pass!
Coupon admits free admission for 9 people.
Zoo New England
Franklin Park Zoo, Boston
Stone Zoo, Stoneham
tel: 617-541-5466
Coupon admits 6 people for a reduced cost of $9.00/adults & $6.00/child. Children under 2 yrs. admitted free.
Thank you to the Friends of the Flint for sponsoring our eNewsletter, museum and attraction passes, and many library programs!