1 South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949

tel 978-774-8132
fax: 978-777-3270
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In This Issue
Adult  Programs

Mondays @ 6:45 PM
Meditation Group
(Adults; teens welcome)

Metta or loving-kindness meditation is the practice of sending love and goodwill to yourself and to others. It is simple and easy to do, feels wonderful, and has been shown to increase experiences of positive emotions. Everyone can use more kindness and calm in their lives... please join us, no experience necessary!
Tuesday, June 4 & 18 @ 6:00 PM
Writing Group
(Adults; teens welcome)

Do you like to write? Come join the poetry and writing group on the first and third Tuesdays of the month! We will support each other in our writing goals. Bring a sample of your work to share.

Wednesdays @ 10:30 AM
Tai Chi
Tai Chi lessons for adults will be taught by Larry Greenberg.  Come every week or once in a while, this class is for all levels! 
Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:30 PM
Tea 101
Registration required

Join April Wanner of the Essex Public Library to learn the history of tea, tea facts, tea brewing tips, and enjoy a tasting of one hot tea and one iced tea!
Thursdays  @ 10:00AM
Drop in to play Mahjongg with others who love the game!
Thursday, June 6 @ 7:00PM
Flint Library Book Club
June's Title:

The Last Painting of Sara De Vos 
by Dominic Smith
In 1631, Sara de Vos is admitted to the Guild of St. Luke in Holland as a master painter, the first woman to be so honored. Three hundred years later, only one work attributed to de Vos is known to remain--a haunting winter scene, At the Edge of a Wood, which hangs over the Manhattan bed of a wealthy descendant of the original owner. An Australian grad student, Ellie Shipley, struggling to stay afloat in New York, agrees to paint a forgery of the landscape, a decision that will haunt her. Because now, half a century later, she's curating an exhibition of female Dutch painters, and both versions threaten to arrive. As the three threads intersect with increasing and exquisite suspense, The Last Painting of Sara de Vos mesmerises while it grapples with the demands of the artistic life, showing how the deceits of the past can forge the present.
Friday, June 7 @ 10:30AM
Just Think...
Write Now!
Create the life you want through setting goals, positive thinking, and purposeful journaling.  This group explores the latest scientific discoveries about the brain and how it works, emotional well-being, and health, as well as ancient philosophies about the nature of consciousness and the human experience.  Self reflection and journal work enhance the group discussions. New members welcome!

Friday, June 7 & 14 @ 1:00PM
Friday Flicks at the Flint

On June 7, we will be watching:

The Upside 
(2hr 6m)

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

On June 14, we will be showing:

The Mustang 
(1hr 36m)

A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program centered around the training of wild mustangs.

Tuesday, June 11 @ 1:00PM
Literary Cafe

Coffee, tea and philosophy! The Literary Cafe is a friendly and informal conversation circle for adults to share ideas and discuss topics of interest.
Friday, June 14 & 28 @ 10:30A M
Current Events  Group
Drop in on the second and fourth Friday of each month to discuss current events with others who are interested in sharing their viewpoints on the latest news!
Thursday, June 20 @ 7:00PM
History of the Middleton Police Department

Join Middleton's Chief of Police, James A. DiGianvittorio, for a presentation on the history of Middleton's police department.

This program is sponsored by the Middleton Historical Society and the Friends of the Flint.
Friday, June 21 @ 11:00AM
Fans of Nonfiction
Book Group
Read any nonfiction book and come to discuss and share with other like-minded readers on the third Friday of each month.
Monday, June 24 @ 7:00PM
Solar Power Comes to Middleton

The Middleton Electric Light Department (MELD) will present the history and development of the 5 megawatt solar field in Middleton. Come and learn how the concept of bringing so much solar to Middleton went from a simple idea to a wonderful reality! The discussion will be led by MELD's General Manager, Michael Cloutier. He will address the challenges that were faced and the benefits that the project is bringing to our community.  Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served.

This program is sponsored by the Middleton Stream Team & the Friends of the Flint.
Wednesday, June 26 @ 1:00PM
Memory Cafe
Join Connie from the Senior Center for memory exercises and chair yoga.
Thursday, June 27 @ 6:30PM
The Science of Sunshine
(Adults; teens welcome)

With summer arriving, it is important to be aware of the pros and cons of sun exposure. Yes, we need to be concerned about skin cancer, but did you know that more sun can be healthy? In this presentation, NECC Professor Mike Cross will discuss "healthy" doses of sun and the benefits of more sun exposure.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Flint and the NECC Speakers' Bureau.
To register for teen or adult programs, please call or speak with a librarian at the Circulation Desk.

Library Hours
Sun:  1 PM -  5 PM
Mon - Thurs:  10 AM - 8 PM  
Fri:  10 AM - 5 PM
Sat:  Closed

Holiday Closings
Sunday, June 16
Kicking Off the Summer!

Monday, June 24
Registration Begins for our 
Summer Reading Programs
(All Ages)

Kids, teens, and adults can register in-person at the Flint Public Library beginning Monday, June 24 (and throughout the summer until Friday, August 2) to take part in our summer reading program.
Visit the Children's Room or Circulation Department to sign up and learn how you can earn prizes for reading over the summer!

Friday, June 28 from 6:00-8:00PM
Out of This World Dance Party
(All Ages)

Celebrate our summer reading kick-off with us at the Flint! Enjoy music with DJ Hermanium, dancing, face painting. photo-ops, and light refreshments.

This event will be taking place after the library's typical hours of operation, meaning the library will be otherwise closed to the public.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Flint, the Curvey Family, the Breakaway, and Fred Gilfeather.
Kids', Tween, & Teen Prog rams
(Ages 0-8) (Ages 9-12) (Ages 13-18)
Friday, June 7 & 21 @ 10:30AM
Grand Times at the Flint
(Suggested ages 1-5 yrs with caregivers) 
Volunteers from the Middleton Senior Center present Grand Times at the Flint! This program is tailored for grandparents and their grandchildren and includes stories, crafts, and activities. Even if you are not their grandparent, caregivers and children are still welcome!
Friday, June 14 @ 10:30AM
Kids' Yoga with
Mandala Garden Farms
(Suggested ages 5 yrs and younger)
Find your inner peace in a relaxing session of Kids Yoga with Brianna of Mandala Garden Farms!

This program is sponsored by the Curvey Family.
Friday, June 21 @ 1:00PM
Kids' Movie Matinee
(Children of all ages & caregivers)

We will be watching:

Wonder Park
(2019) (PG) (1hr 25m)

June, an optimistic, imaginative girl, discovers an incredible amusement park called Wonderland hidden in the woods. The park is full of fantastical rides and talking, funny animals-only the park is in disarray. June soon discovers the park came from her imagination and she's the only one who can fix it, so she bands together with the animals to save this magical place and bring back the wonder in Wonderland.

Tuesday, June 11 & 25 @ 6:30PM
Anime & Manga Club

Enjoy manga and watch anime with other enthusiasts.  We typically meet two evenings per month on the second and fourth Tuesdays.
To register for children's programs, please call or speak to a librarian in the Children's Room.
All Ages Programs   
Sunday, June 9 @ 1:00PM
Ukulele Fusion
Calling all ukulele players!
Come join the ukulele jam, or come as a listener and e njoy the energy and fun of ukulele strumming.
Wednesday, June 12 @ 6:30PM
Library in Your Pocket

Join Adult Services Librarian Stephanie Smith for an informational session on different ways you can access library resources from your smart device!
Sunday, June 23 @ 2:00
Learn How to Play the Ukulele
Join Mike Boldi for a free two-hour informational session on how to play the ukulele. Mike will guide the session with resources to help you hone your skills and improve your ukulele playing. Please bring your own ukulele with you!

Need to borrow a ukulele? The Andover Memorial Hall Library and the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library lend ukuleles to MVLC cardholders! Otherwise, c heck out The Musary !
Sunday, June 30 @ 2:00
Old Time Jam
Bring your folk instruments and join the jam, or come as a listener and enjoy the tunes.

For more information and sheet music for 50 starter tunes,  click here!
Limited Time Event
a Pop-Up Children's Museum
CuriousCity is a temporary pop-up children's museum presented by the Peabody Cultural Collaborative. CuriousCity features nine exhibits designed to be accessible and inclusive for children ages 2-10.

The Flint Public Library has two passes available per day that patrons are able to reserve, and each pass allows free admission for up to 4 guests. Children ages 2 and younger are free. You may call the library to find out the availability of the passes and reserve them in advance. Passes will be available to pick up at the Circulation desk.

The museum will be available from:
March 31-June 30, 2019
Museum Hours:
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays:  10 AM -5 PM
Sundays:  12 PM -5 PM

205 Washington Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Ongoing Book Sale
On the first floor of the library, you can find books, CDs, and DVDs for sale for only $1/item year round. Stop by and see what we have to offer! 

All proceeds go to the Friends of the Flint.
Food Drive

The library will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items for the Middleton Food Pantry beginning the last week of June. Please keep this in mind when visiting the library, and thank you for your consideration!
Library Trustees 

Mon. June 10 @ 7 PM

Monthly meetings are  open to the public.

Current Board:  
Melissa Stankus, Chair     
Gretchen Moreschi 
Shirley Raynard
Donna Bambury  
Ann Noyes , Treasurer  

Thank you to the Friends of the Flint for sponsoring our eNewsletter!
The Flint Public Library offers many wonderful passes to local museums 
and other attractions!
See our list of passes that we have to offer 
and the general rules about borrowing a pass below.

The Boston Children's Museum
tel: 617-426-6500

Coupon admits 4 people; cost with coupon is $8.00/person.
Children under 1 yrs. admitted free.

Visit the museum website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

Boston Harbor Islands Ferry
tel: 617-770-0040
2-for-1 Ferry Tickets
Weekdays, May 12 - Oct. 10
Excludes weekends, holidays, and other days.
Visit their website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.
Check with the library for the code needed to make your reservations online!

Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Museum
tel: 617-566-1401

Coupon admits 4 people; cost with coupon is $5.00/person.
Visitors under 18 yrs. admitted free.

Museum is closed Tuesdays.
Visit the museum website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

Massachusetts State Parks Pass

*** Returnable pass!
*** Free parking for 1 vehicle at MA State Parks.

Available March - December only.

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Coupon admits 6 people; discount with coupon is $10.00 off each ticket.

Visit the museum website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

Museum of Fine Arts
tel: 617-267-9300

Coupon admits 2 people; cost with coupon is $10.00/person. 
Children under 7 yrs. admitted free.

Visit the museum website for latest exhibits, hours, holidays, and closings.

Museum of Science
tel: 617-723-2500

Coupon admits 4 people; cost with coupon is $10.00/person.
Children under 3 yrs. admitted free.

Visit the museum website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

Mystic Aquarium
tel: 860-572-5955

Coupon admits 4 people; cost with coupon is $5.00/person.
Children under 3 yrs. admitted free.

This coupon is available year-round with no black-out dates!
Visit the aquarium's website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

New England Aquarium
tel: 617-973-5200

Coupon admits 4 people; cost with coupon is $10.00/person.
Children under 3 yrs. admitted free.

Available Sept - June only.
Visit the aquarium's website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

Peabody Essex Museum
tel: 978-745-9500

* Summer Special *

Starting immediately, and running through the summer until 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 regular adult (16+) admission to the museum is being reduced to $15.

Library pass admission will be reduced to $6 per adult (16+) 
from now until September 21, 2019.

Coupon admits 2 people; cost with coupon is $6.00/person during this summer-promotion. Otherwise, cost with coupon is $12.00/person.
Visitors ages 16 yrs. and younger admitted free.

Visit the museum website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

Salem Witch Museum
tel: 978-744-1692

*** Returnable pass!

Coupon admits 6 people; cost with coupon is $9.00/adult & $6.75/child ages 6-18.

Visit the museum website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

USS Constitution Museum
tel: 617-426-1812

*** Returnable pass!

Coupon admits 9 people; cost is free with coupon.

Visit the museum website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

W heelock Family Theatre
tel: 617-879-2300

*** Library card needed at box office!
*** Evening performances only.

Buy one ticket, get one free.

Visit Wheelock's website for current show listings.

Zoo New England
Franklin Park Zoo, Boston
Stone Zoo, Stoneham
tel: 617-541-5466

Coupon admits 6 people; cost with coupon is $9.00/adults & $6.00/child.
Children under 2 yrs. admitted free.

Visit the Zoo New England website for latest hours, holidays, and closings.

General Rules and Regulations:
  • Middleton residents, and residents of other towns who are current members of the Friends of the Flint, may reserve museum passes in advance by calling 978-774-8132 or in person at the library. Please call to cancel your reservation if your plans change.
  • 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.
  • A replacement fee will be levied if the pass is lost.
Many thanks to the Friends of the Flint for sponsoring our museum and attraction passes!