MIDDLETOWN, NJ - The following programs are available at the Middletown Townshiip Public Library:
May Art Exhibit:  “Expressive Impressions”
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May 5th – June 3rd
Artists’ Reception: Saturday May 21st, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
An eclectic collection of artwork featuring the works of local artists Leonia Mroczkowski, a representational artist; Cecilia Swatton, a creator of mixed-media non-representational abstracts; and Norma Wokas, a representational painter.
                                                                                         ADULTS
 
Monday, May 16th
                7:00 p.m.  Computer Class
                 
Word for Beginners: Create, print, and save a document—insert ClipArt and WordArt
Registration required. Computer Lab
                                                
Tuesday, May 17th
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Social Knitting Group led by Joan Corby
 
Learn to knit, share projects and expertise at this informal knitting circle. All levels of knitters are welcome.  New members are always welcome.  Registration not required.  Community Room
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Scrabble Club Led by Renee Cohen
 
You don't have to be an expert to enjoy this fun and sociable group.  If you don't know how to play, we will teach you.  New members are always welcome.  Registration not required.  Community Room
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Computer Class—Guide to Online Privacy
 
Learn how to keep your personal information safe online.  This class is eligible for teacher professional credits. Registration required   Computer Lab
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
ESL: Conversational English Class
 
Learn to speak English in an informal setting.  Develop fluency and self-confidence.  Registration not required.  Facilitated by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County.  Quiet Study Room
Registration not required
Wednesday, May 18th
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
 
                Diabetes and Heart Disease—A Meridian Health Program
How Are Diabetes and Heart Disease Linked?
Free health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI will be performed by Meridian Health staff from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  A lecture on diabetes and heart disease will follow at 8:00 p.m.  Community Room.  Registration not required
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
BCUG Workshop:  Excel
 
Led by Fred Kagel and Ruth Lewart
Learn to use this practical spreadsheet program.  Registration required.  Computer Lab
TEENS & TWEENS
 
Monday, May 16th
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Tween Special 
 
                Could You Survive?
               Presented by NJ Search & Rescue
Have you ever wondered what you would do if forced to survive in the wilderness?  NJ Search & Rescue will teach wilderness survival—and learn what to do until rescue. Whether you are a veteran camper or prefer to commune with nature via the Discovery Channel, you’re sure to learn something new about wilderness adventure.  Teens and adults are welcome to attend. No children below third grade. A parent must remain in the building if children are in third or fourth grade.  Grades 3 & up
Wednesday, May 18th
                3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Tween Adventures 
                 
               “Feathers, Beaks & Claws”
Animal Adaptations
Why does a zebra have stripes? We’ll investigate these types of questions and more in our hands-on program.  Weather permitting, we’ll explore outdoors.  Grades 3- 6.  Pre-registration and signed permission slip are required.
Thursday, May 19th
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
 
Reading Buddies
One-on-one mentoring to improve reading skills
Teens partner with beginning readers in Grades 1-3.  Registration at the Children’s Services Desk
                Community Room
   CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
 
Registration is required for all children’s programs.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday, May 16th
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
 
Reading Buddies
One-on-one mentoring to improve reading skills
Teens partner with beginning readers in Grades 1-3.  Registration at the Children’s Services Desk
                Community Room
Tuesday, May 17th
                10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
"Fun with Colors"
 
Terrific 2's and 3's  
Ages 2-3 with an adult in the Community Room  
                
Wednesday, May 18th
                10:00 – 10:45 a.m.  
Special Play Time for Babies
                 
Make new friends!  Socialization is an important skill for everyone.   Babies can interact and play as parents and caregivers exchange tips and advice.  Ages 0-23 months.  Community Room
Thursday, May 19th
                4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
                Act It Out!
                 
                “Little Red Hen” Ages 4-8.  Community Room
                
4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Reading Buddies
 
One-on-one mentoring to improve reading skills
Teens partner with beginning readers in Grades 1-3.  Registration at the Children’s Services Desk
                Community Room
Friday, May 20th
                10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
                 
                “Mother Goose”
An early language, literacy, and social experience for infants and toddlers with their parents and caregivers  
Children sit on their grown-ups' laps to share songs and rhymes, and participate in a brief book-sharing experience.  A social time with toys and books follows.  Ages 0-23 months   Community Room
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Middletown Township Public Library—mtpl.org—732-671-3700 x320