Flint Public Library
February 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
February Closings
Sunday, February 16
Monday, February 17
Special Announcements
Neighbors in Need
The Friends of the Flint Public Library are very grateful to all the generous donors who supported the Neighbor’s in Need Holiday Gift Giving Program!

This year's program provided gifts to 37 families and their 68 children. These families are very appreciative and have given thanks to you through our Santa's helpers. You have brightened the holidays for many Middleton families through your thoughtful donations.
February is
National Library Lovers Month!
In honor of National Library Lovers Month, the Friends of the Flint will be sponsoring our annual Candy Guessing Contest throughout the month for children, teens, and adults.

The winners of each age-group will get to take the containers of candy home; stop by to see if you can make the right guess!
Early Voting at the Flint
Early voting for the presidential primaries will be offered at the Flint Public Library between February 24-28. Please check our online calendar or speak with a librarian for updates regarding what time(s) the voting polls will be available.

February Vacation Events
Tuesday, Feb. 18
@ 10:30AM
Rockabye Beats
Join us for a musical morning with Rockabye Beats.
Ages 0-8 yrs
Tuesday, Feb. 18
@ 6:30PM
Wednesday, Feb. 19
@ 10;30AM
Drop-In Board Game
Night for Teens
Nature's Real Vampires:
Celebrate Bats & Creepy Creatures
Grab your friends and get your game-face ready for some friendly competition for a chance at prizes.
Join Heather of Hands on Nature to learn about real animals that scare and spook us, but who are important to our natural world.
Ages 13-18 yrs
Ages 0-5 yrs
Wednesday, Feb. 19
@ 2:00PM
Thursday, Feb. 20
@ 10:30AM
Author Visit & Jr. Writing Workshop with Rajani LaRocca
*Registration is required
Fairy Tale Players Present:
A Collection of Three Fables
Join us for an  author   visit  with Rajani LaRocca! Children will learn about Ms. LaRocca's newest novel as well as what it is like to be an  author .
Through three short and sweet tales we discover friendships between unlikely animals, even when competition, trickery and doubt are in the air.
Suggested Ages 8-12 yrs
Ages 0-8 yrs
Friday, Feb. 21
@ 10:30AM & 12:30PM
Paint Party with Felicia
*Registration is required
Join Felicia for a guided paint class. Each participant will make and take home a painted work of art! We will be using acrylic paint that can stain clothing, so please dress for a mess or bring a smock.
Ages 7-12 yrs
Click the links below to learn more!

Kids' Programs
(Ages 0-8)
Monday, Feb. 3
@ 10:30AM
Tuesday, Feb. 4, 11 & 25
@ 10:00AM (Ages 0-5 yrs)
@ 11:00AM (Ages 0-2 yrs)
Wednesdays & Thursdays
@ 10:30AM
*No sessions during Feb. vacation
Get Moving
with Miss Jessica
Join Miss Jessica for a creative movement, music, and play program!
Come and play with friends, and maybe meet some new friends, too!
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft with Miss Jessica!
Suggested Ages 1.5-5 yrs
No registration is required
*See times for Age Groups
No registration is required
Ages 0-3 yrs
No registration is required
Click the links below to learn more!
@ 12:30PM
*No session during Feb. vacation
Friday, Feb. 7
@ 10:30AM
Monday, Feb. 10
@ 10:30AM
Story Hour
& Craft
Fun with
Finger Paints
Creative Kids
with Miss Jessica
Join Miss Jessica and friends for stories and a craft!
Come and create with finger paints and friends!
Drop in for an imaginative morning of crafts and creativity!
Ages 3-5 yrs
No registration is required
Suggested Ages 0-5 yrs
No registration is required
Ages 1.5-5 yrs
No registration is required
Friday, Feb. 14
@ 10:30AM
Monday, Feb. 24
@ 10:30AM
Friday, Feb. 28
@ 10:30AM
Grand Times
at the Flint
Kids Collage
Volunteers from The Middleton Senior Center present Grand Times at The Flint! 
Drop in to play with colors and shapes and create a unique piece of artwork to take home! 
Practice using your imagination and fine motor skills at our Mini Makerspace program!
Suggested Ages 1-5 yrs
No registration is required
Suggested Ages 1.5-5 yrs
No registration is required
Ages 1-5 yrs
No registration is required
Tween & Teen Programs
(Ages 8-12) & (Ages 13-18)
Tween Time
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 12, & 26
@ 3:30PM
*No session during Feb. vacation

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. 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!
Check out the following links for more Tween Time information!
Anime & Manga Club
Tuesday, Feb. 11 & 25
@ 6:30PM

Watch anime and share your favorite manga with others.

Adult Programs
(Ages 18+)
Tuesday, Feb. 4 & 18
@ 6:00PM
@ 6:45PM
Wednesday, Feb. 5 & 12
@ 10:30AM
Tai Chi
Bring a sample of your work to share with others.
Practice sending love and goodwill to yourself and others.
Join Larry Greenberg
for Tai Chi lessons.
*Teens welcome
*Teens welcome
Wednesday, Feb. 5 & 12
@ 6:30PM
Thursday, Feb. 6 & 13
@ 10:00AM
Thursday, Feb. 6
@ 6:00PM
with Swasti
Flint Library
Book Club
Join Swasti for a Bollywood inspired dance fitness program with upbeat music from all around the world.
Drop in to play Mahjongg with others who love the game!
Join other readers for a discussion of The Orchardist: A Novel  by Amanda Coplin
*Teens welcome
Friday, Feb. 7
@ 10:30AM
Thursday, Feb. 13 & 27
@ 6:30PM
Friday, Feb. 21
@ 10:30AM
Just Think...
Write Now!
Practice Group
*Registration is required
Bridging the Gap
*Registration preferred,
but not required
Create the life you want through setting goals, positive thinking and purposeful journaling.
Join Diane Thibault and practice "lifting the veil" to see beyond our physical world.
Explore ways of finding common ground during disagreements, facilitated by mediator Pat Watson.
Friday, Feb. 14 & 28
@ 10:30AM
Wednesday, Feb. 26
@ 1:00PM
Current Events
Discussion Group
Discuss current events with others who are interested in sharing their viewpoints on the latest news!
Join Connie from the Senior Center for memory exercises and chair yoga.
ESL Tutoring
Available by app ointment only

If interested in learning English as a second language, please contact library director Melissa Gaspar (mgaspar@flintpublib.org) to schedule a meeting with a volunteer tutor.
All Ages Programs
Sunday, Feb. 2
@ 1:00PM
Come join the ukulele jam! Players and listeners welcome.
Sunday, Feb. 23
@ 2:00PM
Old Time
Bring your folk instruments and join the jam! Players and listeners welcome.
Trustees & Friends Information
Next meeting:
Monday, Feb. 10
@ 7:00PM
Next meeting:
Wednesday, Feb. 12
@ 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!