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Middleton, MA 01949

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In This Issue
Flint Public Library
Adult Programs
Please join us!  
 The Flint Library
Book Group
will meet Dec. 6, 7pm

The book this month:
Need to Know by
Karen Cleveland.

Dede will facilitate
the discussion.
All are welcome. 
Thurs. 10:00am
Dec. 6 only.
"Just think...Write Now!"
  Fri. Dec. 2,  10:30am
Lively book discussion on
achieving goals, health, and
prosperity. This month
we discuss ideas about 
this special time of year
and miracles.
The Literary Cafe
Coffee, tea and philosophy:
a conversation circle
for adults will not meet
this month. 
Laughter Yoga
Mon. Dec. 3,
If you can laugh, you can
do laughter yoga. No
difficult poses . Enjoy the
healing benefits of
laughter yoga.

Current Events
Discussion Group
Fri. Dec. 14,  10:30am
The current events discussion
group is an informal
gathering to discuss
the latest news.
Please join us!

Fans of Nonfiction
Fri. Dec. 21, 11am
Read any non-fiction book
and come to discuss and
share with other
non-fiction readers.

Socrates Cafe
Thurs. Dec. 28, 10:30am
This group is for those who
like to ponder the deeper
issues of life. This month we
will discuss US policies and current events. 
 All are welcome.
Poetry & Writing Group
Teens and Adults 
Tues. Dec. 4, 6-7pm
Wed. Dec. 19, 6-7pm 
If you like to write, come  
join the Writing Group!  
It's fun and will help  
you focus 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

1 South Main Street

Middleton, MA 01949

Phone: 978 774-8132 

Fax: 978 777-3270



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  Spiritual Readings by
Betty Leone
Tues. Dec. 4,  
Wed. Dec. 5,  
 Betty Leone is a spiritual medium. This is her invitation for a spiritual reading. "It is my absolute honor to communicate with your deceased loved ones in spirit and bring through their messages to you. Throughout my journey, each spirit I connect with on the other side of the veil is of the most loving vibration.  My clients have expressed that after their reading it leaves them feeling like they just had a personal visit with their loved one(s)."
Registration is required and begins on Tuesday,  
November 13.
Call the library at 978-774-8132, email Stephanie at, or visit in person to sign up for an in-person reading from 5:00-7:30 p.m. (last reading ends at 7:45).
Special Library Rates! 15 minute reading for $30.00 OR 30 minute reading for $50.00.
Payments in cash only are due at the time of your appointment.

Library Trustees 
Mon. Dec. 10, 7pm
Monthly meeting 

Current Board:
Melissa Stankus, chr.    
Gretchen Moreschi 
Shirley Raynard
Donna Bambury  
Ann Noyes , treas.      
Friends Group
Wed. Dec. 12, 7pm 
 Thank you, Friends
for sponsoring the eNewsletter! 
iPhone and iPad
Registration for a  
free 3-week class
begins Dec. 26.
Classes will be held
Jan. 10, 17 and 24 
2 - 3pm
eBook Help Session
  You may call to 
schedule a session  

Kindle users bring your

Amazon log-in information.

Holiday Gift
Giving for

 The Friends of the Flint
"Santa" is asking for donations to help our
Middleton neighbors  
facing difficult times  
this holiday season.
Suggested items:
  Gift cards for tweens
such as Best Buy,
iTunes, Old Navy 
Target, movie tickets, 
or cash donations.
Please make
checks payable to 
Friends of the Flint Santa   
Please drop off  
donations to the library  
by 5pm Thurs. Dec. 13.
Thank you so much!!!!

For questions call  
Judy at 978 777-7563 
 or email her at 


To all our patrons.......
We wish you the happiest of holidays and a New Year full
of health, love, joy, and prosperity!

December 2018     

Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 10am-8pm;
Fri. 10am - 5pm; and Sun. 1pm-5pm.

The Library will be closed
Sun. Mon. & Tues. Dec. 23, 24 & 25 for Christmas  
and Tues. Jan. 1  for New Year's Day.
The library will close at 2pm on Mon. Dec. 31.    
  Holiday Festivities
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
 Sat. Dec. 1,  4 pm 
(the cartoon version)
at the Flint Public Library.
Enjoy this family favorite at the
Flint Public Library followed by the 
Jingle Bell Parade to the Winter Festival  
with a Middleton Fire Dept. escort.
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus,
the Grinch and Little Cindy Lou Who
Enjoy hot cocoa and other refreshments,
decorate a cookie, warm your hands by
the bonfire. Students from Howe-Manning
will sing songs of the season at 5:40 and
the lighting of the Christmas Tree will
be at 6pm. All are invited!   
(Rain date is Sun. Dec. 2, 4pm)   

Gingerbread House Workshop
Monday, Dec. 3  
For adults and teens

Join us at the Flint for a festive evening  
making a gingerbread house.
Sign-up is required and begins Tuesday, November 13.  Please visit the library to  
register as there is a $10 materials  
fee due upon registration. 
Holiday Ballet Suite  
Sunday, Dec. 9, 3pm
Enjoy music and dancing with an afternoon performance of holiday ballet suites performed by the Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance.  
This program is free and open to the public.
Toy Drive with Senator Bruce Tarr  
North Shore Radio 104.9 FM

Thurs. Dec. 13, 9 - 10am   
Join Senator Bruce Tarr, North Shore
Radio 104.9 and the whole community
for this Middleton tradition.  
Donate an unwrapped gift or gift card
 and enjoy music performed by local students broadcasted live on North Shore Radio 104.9.
The public is invited to this community
event which is organized by the
Richardson Family and hosted by
The Flint Public Library. 
All gifts will go to 
Middleton families in need.
We would like to thank the Middleton
Garden Club for the holiday decorations
and flowers which add such a warm
and cheerful spirit to the library.  

 Make Your own Bath Bomb
and Sugar Scrubs
for Teens and Adults
Wed. Dec. 5, 6:30-7:30pm
This program is free but registration
is required. Please sign up at the  
circulation desk, call the library
at 978-774-8132, or email Stephanie
This is a great gift idea for someone
on your list!!! 

Tai Chi Classes   
Wed. Dec. 5 & 26  10:30-11:30am 


Enjoy the healing benefits of Tai Chi.
No registration necessary. This is a drop-in
class and you can join at any time.
Mary Poppins visits 
the Flint!
Fri. Dec. 7, 10:30am
Mary Poppins is flying to the Flint for a visit!  Join us for stories and songs with the world's favorite nanny.  Mary Poppins will pose for photos after the story time.  Children of all ages are welcome, no registration is required. 

Attention Teens: Grades 7 & up   
Anime and Manga Club
Tues. Dec. 11,  6:30-7:30pm
Holiday Party!
Anime and manga enthusiasts will
enjoy Asian snacks and goodies to
celebrate the holiday season.
  Make and Take Craft:
Snowflake Ornaments
Drop by the Teen area and make one!  
Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint 
Children's Programs  
Get Moving with Miss Jessica
Mon. Dec. 3, 10:30am
Ages 1 to 5 years
Creative movement and music in a
fun environment!
CFCE Friends at the Flint Playgroup
Tues. Dec. 4, 11 & 18
10:15am-ages 0 to 23 months
11am-ages 24 months & up
Music, chants, and books in a welcoming
playgroup for our youngest patrons.

After school Maker Space
Tues. Dec. 4, 3-4:30pm
All ages   
7 and younger must be  
accompanied by an adult

Toddler Time and Craft
Wed. Dec. 5 & 12,  10:30am OR
Thurs. Dec. 6 & 13  10:30am  
Ages 3 & younger 
Music, finger plays, rhymes and fun!   
Story Hour and Craft
Wed. Dec. 5 & 12, 12:30pm
Ages 3 & up
Stories, music and a craft!
Dance with Joy  
Mon. Dec. 10,  10:30am
Ages 2 & up 
Dance with Miss Helene Joy from 
Helene Joy School of Dance!  
After School Lego Club 
Tues. Dec. 11, 3-4:30pm 
All ages  
7 & younger  must be
accompanied by an adult. 
 Fun with Fingerpaints 
Mon. Dec. 17,  10:30am
Ages 5 & younger 
An art and sensory exploration  
program for our youngest patrons.
Drop-in Card-making Craft
All ages 
Wed. Dec. 19 at 10:30 & 12:30pm
and Thurs. Dec. 20 at 10:30am  
 Make a beautiful card for someone on
your holiday list. Hand-made cards
are the best!
Grand Times at the Flint
Fri. Dec. 28  10:30am
Ages 5 & under 

Noon Year's Eve Party!!!
Mon. Dec. 31,   11am - 12:30pm  
Join us for refreshments, crafts, and a  
countdown to noon with your community!
This party is for kids of all ages.   
December Children's Programs are sponsored  
by the Friends of the Flint with the exception of
Dance with Joy which is sponsored by
Helene Joy's School of Dance  
and CFCE which is sponsored by a grant. 
The Library offers many wonderful passes to
local museums and other attractions! 

Coupon admits 4 people 

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

Under 1 yr. admitted free.

Visit museum website for hours, updates.



(Weekdays May 12-Oct. 10th,  

excluding holidays and some other days)




2 for 1 Ferry Tickets





Pass admits 4 visitors @ $5 per person.

Under 18 admitted free.

Museum closed Tuesdays.

See website for latest hours, holidays, closings.




Free parking for 1 vehicle at Mass. State Parks.

Available March through December.




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




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!




Number of Admissions with coupon: 4

Cost with coupon: $10.00 per person

Under 3 admitted free.

Visit MOS website for hours and updates.



55 Coogan Boulevard

Mystic, CT 06355


(Available year round/no black out dates!) 

Number of Admissions with coupon: 4

Coupon gives $5 off regular price.  



(Available Sept - June only)


Number of Admissions with Coupon: 4

Cost with coupon: $10.00 per person

Under 3 admitted free.

Visit NEAQ website for hours, updates.




Number of Admissions with Pass: 2

Cost with Pass: $12.00 per person weekdays

Under 16 admitted free.

Visit PEM website for hours, updates.





Number of admissions with coupon: 6

Cost with coupon:

$6.50/Adults, $5.00/child (6-18)
not valid Oct. weekends and Halloween 





Pass admits up to 9 free.

2 passes available





Evening Performances Only

Buy one ticket, get one free.

Visit Wheelock's website for current listing of shows.



Franklin Park, Boston

Stone Zoo, Stoneham


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