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Tuesday Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 2 & 3
Toddler Time is our special class for those kids who are 18 months through 3 year olds.   During each Toddler Time session, kids and parents will participate in singing songs, reading books, playing games, and learning to love the library. 

We work very hard to make each class a meaningful time at the library, so we keep class sizes small on purpose. Please make sure to register for Toddler Time to ensure you have a spot each week (once you've registered, you are registered for the entire session).  
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Tuesday Story Time

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Preschool Story Time is our class planned just for the developmental levels of 3-5 year olds before they head off to school. We will practice recognizing our names, continue learning our ABCs, read books (naturally!), sing songs, play games, do crafts, work on developmental skills....and so much more! 

Parents, this time is a time for Ms. Beth to work with your children. If you wish to remain in the room, we ask that you do not use the time to visit with other parents. If you'd like to visit, you are welcome to stay in the Children's Department during class. 
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Young Scientists Club

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Edited to add: IF YOU ARE REGISTERING MULTIPLE CHILDREN, PLEASE REGISTER AS A "GROUP".  THANK YOU!
Young Scientists Club is just for ages 4-8 years old. We will meet most months (schedules may change around holidays) to do all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math).  Parents are asked to attend club with their child.  

Our schedule for the rest of 2019 is: 
September; Explosive Science
October: Coding Without Cords
November: Oil, Water, and Milk experiments
December: Kitchen Science

Please register for Young Scientist Club each month.  
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Teen Board Games

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Community Rooms
Drop in and play a board game you already know!!!  Learn a new game with your friends!!!
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Books & Brews

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Off-site

Our selections this fall focus on World War II. October's selection is In the garden of beasts: love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin, written by Erik Larson. Join us for a discussion at 41 Degrees North and enjoy some refreshments as we talk. Pick up your copy of the novel at the library's main desk.

Plot summary from Novelist:

Documents the efforts of the first American ambassador to Hitler's Germany, William E. Dodd, to acclimate to a residence in an increasingly violent city where he is forced to associate with the Nazis while his daughter pursues a relationship with Gestapo chief Rudolf Diels.



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Wednesday Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 2 & 3
Toddler Time is our special class for those kids who are 18 months through 3 year olds.   During each Toddler Time session, kids and parents will participate in singing songs, reading books, playing games, and learning to love the library. 

We work very hard to make each class a meaningful time at the library, so we keep class sizes small on purpose. Please make sure to register for Toddler Time to ensure you have a spot each week (once you've registered, you are registered for the entire session).  
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Wednesday Story Time

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Preschool Story Time is our class planned just for the developmental levels of 3-5 year olds before they head off to school. We will practice recognizing our names, continue learning our ABCs, read books (naturally!), sing songs, play games, do crafts, work on developmental skills....and so much more! 

Parents, this time is a time for Ms. Beth to work with your children. If you wish to remain in the room, we ask that you do not use the time to visit with other parents. If you'd like to visit, you are welcome to stay in the Children's Department during class. 
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Babies & Books

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Babies and Books is a very interactive story time just for babies and their favorite adults. Ms. Barb reads an age appropriate book, leads lots of songs, teaches parents finger plays and nursery rhymes, and much more. This is a time for you to learn about reading to your child, how their brains develop, and also, to fall in love with the library! 
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Video Game Design Club

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Edited to add: IF YOU ARE REGISTERING MULTIPLE CHILDREN, PLEASE REGISTER AS A "GROUP".  THANK YOU!
Video Game Design Club is for children ages 7 and older (through 5th grade).  Once you are registered, you will be registered for the entire session through April.

Video Game Design Club will be using the Bloxel format.  Each child will need to bring their own tablet or smart phone to load their designs into our online community. Once a design is complete, other students in our club can play the levels have built.  

Once students have attended 3 meetings, they may borrow the Bloxel kit WHILE IN THE LIBRARY to continue building their game. Ms. Beth's goal is that by the end of April, each child will have a complete level designed for their game. We will cover planning, story writing, and design elements for games. 
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Gentle Flow Yoga with Farra

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Community Rooms
Have you wanted to try yoga but never have? Join this gentle flow yoga class taught by Farra, a certified YogaFit instructor. Bring a yoga mat, rug or blanket. No registration needed!  First session free then $5 donation suggested for further classes. (This program designed for adults.) Namaste...
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Pop-Tart Tasting Competition!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 1 & 2
THIS PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL AGES--BUT YOU MUST REGISTER! If you are registering multiple people in your family, please register as a *group*.

Do you love Pop-Tarts?
Do you think you know all the flavors?
Then JOIN US! We are seeing who is Middlebury's Pop-Tart Tasting CHAMPION!

The program is simple...visit each table, taste each 'tart, and decide which flavor each one is.  

The one with the best taste buds will get a prize!

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Dungeons and Dragons

10:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Community Rooms
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Hitchcock Undercover : Classic Spy Films

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 1
Enjoy watching the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock weave his thrilling tales of intrigue. An introduction by a guest professor precedes the showing of each film. After the film's viewing, there is a short discussion led by the professor. Light refreshments served. Register on the library's event calendar or call 574-825-5601.
This Sunday see North by Northwest, 1959, 2 hrs. 16 min., starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint.
Introduction by Amanda Alvarado, Adjunct, English, Film Studies, Indiana University South Bend
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Chess Club

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Derek Yoder has offered to lead a Chess Club for the library! This program is open to all ages and will be happening twice monthly most months.  All the dates for 2019 have been added to the calendar. 2020 dates will be up around Thanksgiving. All children under the age of 9 must have an adult in the room with them (note, the adult may choose to play chess or just sit with their child)
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Tuesday Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 2 & 3
Toddler Time is our special class for those kids who are 18 months through 3 year olds.   During each Toddler Time session, kids and parents will participate in singing songs, reading books, playing games, and learning to love the library. 

We work very hard to make each class a meaningful time at the library, so we keep class sizes small on purpose. Please make sure to register for Toddler Time to ensure you have a spot each week (once you've registered, you are registered for the entire session).  
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Tuesday Story Time

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Preschool Story Time is our class planned just for the developmental levels of 3-5 year olds before they head off to school. We will practice recognizing our names, continue learning our ABCs, read books (naturally!), sing songs, play games, do crafts, work on developmental skills....and so much more! 

Parents, this time is a time for Ms. Beth to work with your children. If you wish to remain in the room, we ask that you do not use the time to visit with other parents. If you'd like to visit, you are welcome to stay in the Children's Department during class. 
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Middlebury Menu Makers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 1
Join us for our Recipe Exchange club! Each month, you can send your favorite recipe for the theme to Chas or Beth.  On the 4th Tuesday of each month you'll make the recipe you submitted and bring it to the library to share. We get to eat food made by other people and try their recipes that way. 

We will have copies of each recipe for each participant. 

Monthly Themes:    ***recipes coincide with the Library's 40th Anniversary celebration
April: Crockpot Recipes
May: Cakes **
June: Salads
July: Breakfast Foods
August:  Mocktails** (Any drink recipe/concoction without alcohol)
September: International Foods
October: Soups
November: Cookies
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Wednesday Toddler Time

10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 2 & 3
Toddler Time is our special class for those kids who are 18 months through 3 year olds.   During each Toddler Time session, kids and parents will participate in singing songs, reading books, playing games, and learning to love the library. 

We work very hard to make each class a meaningful time at the library, so we keep class sizes small on purpose. Please make sure to register for Toddler Time to ensure you have a spot each week (once you've registered, you are registered for the entire session).  
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Join the waiting list

Wednesday Story Time

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Preschool Story Time is our class planned just for the developmental levels of 3-5 year olds before they head off to school. We will practice recognizing our names, continue learning our ABCs, read books (naturally!), sing songs, play games, do crafts, work on developmental skills....and so much more! 

Parents, this time is a time for Ms. Beth to work with your children. If you wish to remain in the room, we ask that you do not use the time to visit with other parents. If you'd like to visit, you are welcome to stay in the Children's Department during class. 
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Babies & Books

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Babies and Books is a very interactive story time just for babies and their favorite adults. Ms. Barb reads an age appropriate book, leads lots of songs, teaches parents finger plays and nursery rhymes, and much more. This is a time for you to learn about reading to your child, how their brains develop, and also, to fall in love with the library! 
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Art Club for Kids

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 3
Edited to add: IF YOU ARE REGISTERING MULTIPLE CHILDREN, PLEASE REGISTER AS A "GROUP".  THANK YOU!
Art Club is for students in grades K-5.  *You will register for each month for Art Club.

This isn't your typical arts and crafts time. Most of our crafts won't be construction paper and glue based.  We will be introducing the kids to different types of art and crafts.  Parents are asked to stay in class with any child who is 9 or younger. 

The schedule for Art Club for the rest of 2019 is:
September: Morse Code Name Bracelets
October: Watercolor Geode Bookmarks with Chas and Maria
November: no class due to Thanksgiving
December: 2 day class--you must come to both days to do Art Club in December -- Faux Stain Glass Picture
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Gentle Flow Yoga with Farra

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Community Rooms
Have you wanted to try yoga but never have? Join this gentle flow yoga class taught by Farra, a certified YogaFit instructor. Bring a yoga mat, rug or blanket. No registration needed!  First session free then $5 donation suggested for further classes. (This program designed for adults.) Namaste...
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Teen Movie-Ghostbusters

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Laugh at this classic comedy as 3 ghostbusters try to rid  New York City of ghosts.  This is the original, classic movie starring Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis,  Rick Moranis, and Sigourney Weaver.   There's no school, so who you gonna call? Your friends to come watch the movie with you!!! 
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Hitchcock Undercover : Classic Spy Films

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Room 1
Enjoy watching the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock weave his thrilling tales of intrigue. An introduction by a guest professor precedes the showing of each film. After the film's viewing, there is a short discussion led by the professor. Light refreshments served. Register on the library's event calendar or call 574-825-5601.
This Sunday see Foreign Correspondent, 1940, 2 hrs., starring Joel McCrea and Laraine Day.
Introduction by Jonathan Nashel, Chair and Professor, History, Indiana University South Bend
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Teen Craft: Create A Fall Mobile!

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Middlebury Community Public Library
Community Rooms
Create a fall mobile/wall decoration using branches, yarn, and multi-colored paper leaves. Participants will take their creation home with them.  All materials will be provided. Registration is required.  There is no school on Monday, Oct. 28, so this event will start at 12:30 p.m.
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