Flint Public Library
March 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
In this Issue:
  • Special Announcements
  • Kids' Programs
  • Tween & Teen Programs
  • Adult Programs
  • All Ages Programs
  • Trustees & Friends Information
  • Museum & Attraction Pass Information
Special Announcements
National Reading Month
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month - a month to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day.

Come and visit the Flint to see what you could be reading next!
Celebrating Read Across America
The National Education Association is excited to bring you Read Across America year-round helping motivate kids to read, bringing the joys of reading to students of all ages, and making all children feel valued and welcome.

While RAA offers limitless opportunities throughout the year, many organizations celebrate on March 2 during National Reading Month.
"Springtime in New England" Nature Photography Exhibit
Calling all photographers!

The Flint Public Library will be hosting a Nature Photography Exhibit throughout the month of May, and we are seeking submissions.

ESL Tutoring
Available by Appointment
Interested in learning the English language? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of of our volunteer tutors!

Please contact library director,
Melissa Gaspar, to schedule a meeting.

*Please see Adult Programs if interested in attending an
ESL Conversation Circle later this month!
Kids' Programs
(Ages 0-8)
Monday, Mar. 2
@ 10:30AM
Story Time with
Cat in the Hat
Join the Cat in the Hat for a special story time in celebration of Read Across America week! 
Suggested Ages 2-5 yrs
No registration is required
Tuesdays in March
@ 10:00AM (Ages 0-5 yrs)
@ 11:00AM (Ages 0-14 mos)
Come and play with friends, and maybe meet some new friends, too!
*See times for Age Groups
No registration is required
Click the links below to learn more!
Wednesday, Mar. 4 & 11
Thursday, Mar. 5 & 12
@ 10:30AM
Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and a craft with Miss Jessica!
Ages 0-3 yrs
No registration is required
Wednesday, Mar. 4 & 11
@ 12:30PM
Story Hour
& Craft
Join Miss Jessica and friends for stories and a craft!
Ages 3-5 yrs
No registration is required
Friday, Mar. 6 & 20
@ 10:30AM
Grand Times
at the Flint
Volunteers from The Middleton Senior Center present Grand Times at The Flint! 
Suggested Ages 1-5 yrs
No registration is required
Monday, Mar. 9
@ 10:30AM
Get Moving
with Miss Jessica
Get Moving with Miss Jessica is a creative movement, music, and play program.
Suggested Ages 1.5-5 yrs
No registration is required
Friday, Mar. 13
@ 10:30AM
Yoga for Children
and Caregivers
Join us for My Mandala Yoga with Briana Grieco of Mandala Garden Farms!
Ages 0-5 yrs
No registration is required
Monday, Mar. 16
@ 10:30AM
Creative Kids
with Miss Jessica
Drop in for an imaginative morning of crafts and creativity!
Suggested Ages 1-5 yrs
No registration is required
Monday, Mar. 23
@ 10:30AM
Fun with
Finger Paints
Come and create with finger paints and friends!
Suggested Ages 0-5 yrs
No registration is required
Friday, Mar. 27
@ 10:30AM
Free Play
Drop in for free play in our welcoming social space.
Ages 0-5 yrs
No registration is required
Monday, Mar. 30
@ 10:30AM
Sound Play
with Amy Chin
Enjoy an action-packed, joy-filled music and movement program with Amy Chin!
Suggested Ages 0-5 yrs
No registration is required
Tween & Teen Programs
(Ages 8-12) & (Ages 13-18)
Check out the following links for more Tween Time information!
Tween Time
Wednesdays in March @ 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. 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!
Ages 8-14 yrs
No registration is required
Anime & Manga Club
Tuesday, Mar. 10 & 24 @ 6:30PM
Watch anime, talk about your favorite manga, and enjoy snacks with other enthusiasts!
Ages 13-18 yrs
No registration is required
Teen Drop-In:
Decorate St. Paddy's Cupcakes
Tuesday, Mar. 17 between 6:30-8:00PM
Stop by the Teen Area and decorate your own St. Paddy's themed treat while supplies last!
Ages 13-18 yrs
No registration is required
Tween Time Book Talk
Wednesday, Mar. 25 @ 3:30PM
Join us on the last Tween Time of each month for snacks and a discussion of different middle grade titles! Copies of the book will be available to check out in the Children's Room throughout the month.
Ages 8-14 yrs
No registration is required
Discussion: Mar. 25
The Nest
 by Kenneth Oppel
Discussion: Apr. 29
Fish in a Tree
Adult Programs
(Ages 18+)
This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Middleton Cultural Council, a local agency which is sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Organic Gardening for Everyone with John Root
Monday, Mar. 2 @ 6:30PM
Join John Root for a PowerPoint presentation that provides practical advice and inspiration to gardeners of all ages and physical conditions on growing vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers organically.
No registration is required
Tuesday, Mar. 3 & 17
@ 6:00PM
Bring a sample of your work to share with the group and support fellow writers!
No registration is required
*Teens welcome
Tuesdays in March
@ 6:45PM
Practice sending love and goodwill to yourself and others.
No registration is required
*Teens welcome
Wednesdays in March
@ 10:30AM
Taiji Qigong
Join Larry Greenberg for weekly taiji qigong sessions—all levels of experience are welcome!
No registration is required
Thursdays in March
@ 10:00AM
Drop in to play Mahjongg with others who love the game!
No registration is required
Flint Library Book Club
Thursday, Mar. 5 @ 6:00PM
Come and engage in a lively discussions of wonderful books! We meet the first Thursday of every month, and new members are always welcome. Copies of each month's title will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.
Discussion: Mar. 5
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Discussion: Apr. 2
The Secrets We Kept
by Lara Prescott
Friday, Mar. 6
@ 10:30AM
Just Think...
Write Now!
Create the life you want through setting goals, positive thinking and purposeful journaling.
No registration is required
Friday, Mar. 13 & 27
@ 10:30AM
Current Events
Discussion Group
Discuss current events with others who are interested in sharing their viewpoints on the latest news!
No registration is required
Friday Flicks at the Flint
Friday, Mar. 13 & 27
Looking for something to do on a Friday? Grab your friends, your popcorn, and come check out Friday Flicks at the Flint!
No registration is required
Friday, Mar. 13
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) (PG)
Friday, Mar. 27
Ford v. Ferrari (2019) (PG-13)
*Please note: The movie selection for Friday Flicks may be subject to change without notice.
Friday, Mar. 20
@ 10:30AM
Bridging the Gap:
Mediation Practice Group
Explore ways of finding common ground during disagreements, facilitated by mediator Pat Watson.
Registration is preferred,
but not required
Tuesday, Mar. 24
@ 11:00AM
ESL Conversation Circle
Join our volunteer tutors for an ESL Conversation Circle! This session is open to anyone who would like to practice their conversation skills in a fun and informal setting.
No registration is required
Memory Café
Wednesday, Mar. 25
@ 1:00PM
Join Connie from the Senior Center for memory exercises and chair yoga.
No registration is required
All Ages Programs
Sunday, Mar. 1
@ 2:00PM
Join Mike Boldi for a free two-hour informational session on how to play the ukulele.
No registration is required
Wednesdays in March
@ 6:30PM
with Swasti
Join Swasti Bhargava for BollyX - a Bollywood inspired dance fitness program.
No registration is required
World Famous and Locally Famous People of Middleton, MA
Sunday, Mar. 15
@ 2:00PM
Join Anne Cote for this opportunity to learn more about the town's notable characters and to share your stories and memories of life in Middleton.
No registration is required
Sunday, Mar. 22
@ 1:00PM
Ukulele Fusion
An open session for ukulele
players and listeners.
No registration is required
Sunday, Mar. 29
@ 2:00PM
Old Time Jam
Bring your folk instruments
and join the jam!
No registration is required
Trustees & Friends Information
Next meeting:
Monday, Mar. 16
@ 7:00PM
Next meeting:
Wednesday, Mar. 11
@ 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!