1 South Main Street
Middleton, MA 01949

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fax: 978-777-3270
email: flint3@comcast.net


 
In This Issue
Adult  Programs
(18+)
Friday, November 1 @ 10:30 A M
Just Think... Write Now!
(Adults)

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!
Tuesdays @ 6:45PM
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, November 5 & 19 @ 6:00PM
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 A M
Tai Chi
(Adults)

Tai Chi lessons for adults will be taught by Larry Greenberg.  Come every week or once in a while-this is for all levels!
Thursdays  @ 10:00 AM
Mahjongg
(Adults)

Drop in to play Mahjongg with others who love the game!

Thursday, November 7 @ 7:00 PM
Flint Library Book Club
(Adults)

Come and engage in a lively discussions of wonderful books! We typically meet the first Thursday of every month, and new members are always welcome and encouraged to join. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk the month prior.

This month's title:
by Angela C. Santomero; 
foreword by Deepak Chopra

Angela C. Santomero, the creator, executive producer, and head writer of many of today's most popular educational children's shows believes in the radical power of kindness, on her shows, and in her life. Inspired by her mentor Fred Rogers, beloved host of the classic, award-winning PBS show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Angela has dedicated her life to teaching others that when you treat yourself and others with warmth, empathy, and respect, life changing benefits follows.
Friday, November 8 & 22 @ 10:30AM
Current Events Group
(Adults)
 
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!
Friday, November 8 & 22 @ 1:00PM
Friday Flicks at the Flint
(Adults)

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

On November 8,
we will be watching:

The Kitchen
(2019) (R) (1hr 43m)

Between 8th Ave. and the Hudson River, the Irish mafia runs 20 blocks of a tough New York City neighborhood known as Hell's Kitchen. But for mob wives Kathy, Ruby and Claire, things are about to take a dramatic and radical turn. When the FBI sends their husbands to prison, the three women take business into their own hands by running the rackets and taking out the competition.

On November 22,
we will be watching:

Cold War
(2019) (R) (1hr 29m)

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.

* Movie selection for Friday Flicks may be subject to change without notice.
Thursday, November 14 @ 6:30PM
Thanksgiving Recipe Swap
(Adults)

Join us at the Flint for a Thanksgiving-themed recipe swap! Bring any of your favorite go-to recipes for appetizers, entrees, desserts, or drinks to share with others. Treats and light refreshments will be provided and a DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece craft will be available while supplies last.

Please note: We ask that participants only bring recipes; no prepared dishes or drinks should be brought to this program.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Flint.
Sunday, November 27 @ 1:00PM
Memory Cafe
(Adults)

Join Connie from the Senior Center for memory exercises and chair yoga.
A Memory Café is a welcoming place for people with forgetfulness or other changes in their thinking and for their family and friends.
All Ages Programs
Sunday, November 10 @ 2:00 PM
Ukulele Lessons 
with Mike Boldi

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, check out  The Musary!
Sunday, November 17 @ 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.
Sunday, November 24 @ 2:00PM
Old Time Jam

Bring your folk instruments and join the jam! For more information and sheet music for 50 starter tunes, click here!
Paperback Book Exchange
Looking for a new read? Check out our Paperback Book Exchange available year-round! Whether you bring a paperback book in  exchange for a new one, or you take a paperback book for free, check out the selection we have to offer.

The paperbacks for exchange are located on spinning displays on the landing between the ground floor and first floor of the library. This level is accessible by  selecting "GS" on our elevator, or by stairs from the ground floor. Please feel free to ask a member of our staff for guidance towards the display if needed!
ESL Tutoring
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.
Library Hours
 
Sun:  1 PM -  5 PM
Mon  - Thurs:  10 AM - 8 PM  
Fri:  10 AM - 5 PM
Sat:  Closed

Holiday Closings
 
Monday, November 11
Wednesday, November 27: Closing at 4PM
Thursday, November 28
Friday, November 29
Kids' Prog rams
(Ages 0-8)
 
Friday, November 1 @ 10:30AM
Grand Times at the Flint
(Suggested ages 1-5 yrs)

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. All caregivers are welcome, even if you are not a grandparent!
Monday, November 4 @ 10:30AM
Get Moving with Miss Jessica
(Suggested ages 18 mo-5 yrs)

Get Moving with Miss Jessica is a creative movement, music, and play program.
Miss Jessica will lead families through guided stretches and freestyle dances, and children will also be welcome to enjoy free play in our tunnels and mini ball bit. 
Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 10:30AM
*No sessions the week of Thanksgiving
Toddler Time
(Ages 0-3 yrs)

Enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs with Miss Jessica followed by a craft!
Wednesdays @ 12:30PM
*No sessions the week of Thanksgiving
Story Hour & Craft
(Ages 3-5 yrs)

Join Miss Jessica and friends for stories followed by a craft!
Friday, November 8 @ 10:30 AM
Mini Makerspace
(Suggested ages 0-5 yrs)

Practice using your imagination and fine motor skills at our Mini Makerspace program! We'll provide a variety of different materials for children to explore and create projects with. Rather than giving children a guided project, little ones will be encouraged to create their own unique masterpieces with the materials at hand. This is also an opportunity for bonding time where parents and caregivers can encourage creative thinking in their children. 
Tuesday, November 12 & 19 @ 10:00AM
Kids' Playgroup
(Ages 0-5 yrs)

Join the CFCE of the North Shore for a fun-filled morning of play and socialization!
Friday, November 15 @ 10:30AM
Yoga for Children & Caregivers
(Ages 0-5 yrs)

Join us for My Mandala Yoga with Briana Grieco of Mandala Garden Farms!  Drop in for a morning of stretching and relaxation with your little one. Please bring water to keep yourself hydrated. Yoga mats will be provided.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Flint.
Monday, November 18 @ 10:30AM
Stories & Songs 
with Mother Goose
(Suggested ages 0-5 yrs)

Join Mother Goose for a fun-filled morning of nursery rhymes, songs, & memorable tales!
Friday, November 22 @ 10:30AM
Free Play Friday
(Suggested ages 0-5 yrs)

Drop in for free play in our welcoming social space. We'll provide tunnels, a mini ball pit, and a family-friendly playlist to start your morning off with interaction and activity. This unstructured program is a wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to bond with their children while encouraging social interaction with peers.
Monday, November 25 @ 10:30AM
Rockabye Beats
(Suggested ages 0-5 yrs)

Join Marcos Valles of Rockabye Beats for a musical morning of singing, dancing, Spanish, and fun!

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Flint.
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To register for children's programs, please call or speak to a librarian in the Children's Room.
Tween & Teen Prog rams
(Ages 8-10) (Ages 13-18)
November 1-27
Turkey Pinecone Craft
(Tweens & Teens)

Make your own pinecone turkey craft!  Supplies will be available in the teen area near the Circulation Desk.
Tuesday, November 12 & 26 @ 6:30 PM
Anime & Manga Club
(Teens)

Enjoy manga and watch anime with other enthusiasts.  We typically meet two evenings per month on the second and fourth Tuesdays.
Calling all fans of Dungeons & Dragons!

If interested in playing D&D, speak with someone  at the  Circulation Desk to learn more about our upcoming D&D groups for Teens & Adults.
Neighbors in Need
 
The Friends of the Flint "Santa" is asking for donations for Middleton families.

Items we are looking to collect:
  • Monetary donations to purchase gifts that children have requested. Checks can be made payable to: Friends of the Flint "Santa"
  • Gift cards to any of the following locations:
    • AMC Movie Theatre Tickets
    • Bob's Shoes
    • Dick's Sporting Goods
    • Game Stop
    • Macy's
    • Amazon
    • Walmart
    • Target
    • TJ Maxx
    • Clothing stores for teens
  • Gifts for ages 10+ (craft project kits, art sets, science and educational toys, legos)
  • Sponsor a child or one wish.
    Contact Judy Gallerie at (978) 777-7563 of fplfriendsmiddleton@gmail.com
We are accepting unwrapped gifts at the Flint until 8:00PM on Thursday, December 12.

Thank you for your
consideration & generosity!
New: Author Alerts

Waiting for the next James Patterson read, or wondering when the next Dog Man book will be available by Dav Pilkey? Sign up for Author Alerts to g et notified by email or text message when any member library of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium orders new titles by your favorite authors or performers!

Library Trustees
Meeting

Tuesday, November 12 @ 7:00PM

Monthly meetings are  open to the public.

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

Friends of the Flint
Meeting

Wednesday, November 13 @ 7:00PM

Monthly meetings are  open to the public.


Thank you to the Friends of the Flint for sponsoring our eNewsletter!
 

Please review our museum pass rules and regulations before reserving a pass.

We suggest visiting the websites of the museum or attraction you are interested in visiting before borrowing a pass for the most recent updates of the museum or attraction's hours, holidays, and closings.

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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!
 
Museum of Science
tel: 617-723-2500

Coupon admits 4 people for a reduced cost of $10.00/person.
Children under 3 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.
This coupon is available year-round with no black-out dates.
 
New England Aquarium
tel: 617-973-5200

Coupon admits 4 people for a reduced cost of $10.00/person.
Children under 3 yrs. admitted free.
Available Sept - June only.
 
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 Museum
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.
 
Wheelock Family Theatre
tel: 617-879-2300
tickets@wheelock.edu

☆ Library card needed at box office!
☆ Evening performances only.
Coupon allows for the user to buy two tickets for the cost of one.
 
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.
 
The Boston Children's Museum
tel:  617-426-6500


Coupon admits 4 people for a reduced cost of $8.00/person.
Children under 1 yrs. admitted free.

Boston Harbor Ferry
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!
 
Curious City Children's Museum
email:  info@curiouscitypeabody.org

What had started as a temporary pop-up museum is becoming a permanent attraction!
The museum will be reopening on Wednesday, October 16th and will remain at the Leatherworkers Museum building at 205 Washington in Peabody; the new location will be announced later this fall.

Coupon admits free admission for 1-4 people.
 
Isabella Stewart Gardner Art Museum
tel: 617-566-1401

Coupon admits 4 people for a reduced cost of $5.00/person. 
Visitors under 18 yrs. admitted free.

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 with a discount of $10.00 off/ ticket.
Museum of Fine Arts
tel: 617-267-9300

Coupon admits 2 people at a reduced cost of $10.00/person. 
Children under 7 yrs. admitted free.