Milford Public Library

 
PROGRAMS
Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry - Author Emery Roth III
Author Emery Roth III discusses the Naugatuck (Brass) Valley and it's role in our manufacturing history.  His talk is accompanied by vivid photographs of Brass Valley from his book and others taken more recently.  Copies of the book will be available to purchase ($45.00 plus tax). Cash, checks or credit card accepted. Monday, March 20 at 7:00pm
Technology: Evernote
Put away the notebook and pencil and learn how to work smarter online. Evernote is a note taking app that captures everything from web pages to photos and text. Save and access notes between computers and mobile devices. Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00pm
Harriet Tubman: I Can't Die But Once
Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti’s portrayal of historical women introduces untapped history, drawing on a wide array of primary historical resources. For the past 20 years Gwendolyn, has engaged audiences with performances giving voice to real life accounts, struggles, self-determination and triumphs of the women she portrays. Join us for this very special presentation of the inspirational life of Harriet Tubman.Sunday, March 26 at 2:00pm. (Note: the Library is open ONLY for this special performance)
Macro Photography in the Garden
Milford Photo's Jesse Thompson will review macro photography techniques for the garden, with an eye towards manipulating light, plus composition and focus controls for consistently better close up images.  Brought to you by the Milford Public Library, Milford Garden Club and the Benson-Crump Community Gardesn Program. Monday, March 27 at 6:30pm
Minerals and Fossils in Connecticut
Art Doyle and Bob Daniels, of the New Haven Mineral Club, will present a tak on the rich geological history of Connecticut. The discussion will include examples of mineral specimens and fossils that can be found in various localities throught our state. Doyle and Daniels will also discuss an upcoming fireld trip to Case Quarry in Portland, CT. Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00pm
2017 One City One Story Kick-off! (One City, One Story Program)
Join us as we celebrate the start of One City One Story month in Milford! We will have a short skype visit with Cristina Henriquez, author of this year's adult selection, The Book of Unknown Americans, be entertained by storyteller extraordinaire Laconia Therrio whose stories will help us celebrate our diversity. while uniting us with our similarities, and we will be introducing our newest initiative, Bridge Stories, a community local story gathering initiative. All ages, no registration required. Sunday, April 2 at 1:00pm (note: The Library is open ONLY for this special event)
Genealogy Workshop: Using newspapers for genealogy research
Join presenter Greg Thompson for this monthly series exploring different genealogy topics. Monday, April 3 at 1:00pm
Cookies and Coloring for Grown-Ups
Need we say more? Drop-in for conversation, cookies and coloring. All supplies provided but you're welcome to bring your own! Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30pm
Adult Craft: Korean Lanterns (One City, One Story Program)
Learn how to make beautiful Korean lanterns at this free workshop! Enjoy a short film about Korean history and sample some Korean snacks! All instructions and materials provided. Class size is limited. Please call 203.783.3292 to register. Thursday, April 6 at 2:00pm.
Songs of Ireland and Irish America (One City, One Story Program)
Musician/historian Rick Spencer, accompanied by singer Dawn Indermuehle, will take us on a musical journey through the history of Irish American song. Copies of Spencer's cd will be for sale (cash, check or credit card). Sunday, April 9 at 2:00pm (Note: The LIbrary is open ONLY for this special performance).
Technology: Digital Security: defending your accounts, devices and anonymity
Learn methods to better secure your online presence and devices, and ways to better protect your privacy in digital environments.  Topics to be discussed include encryption schemes, two-factor authentication, Tor/VPNs and more.Tuesday, April 11 at 11:00am
Tinker Tuesday: Wish You Were Here! (One City, One Story Program)
Have fun with our green screen! Take a virtual vacation and "send" a postcard of yourself "visiting" a world landmark! Tuesday, April 11 from 11:am-3:00pm (drop-in anytime during these hours)
Yale Science Diplomats: Three Ways to Kill Humanity
Science in the News is a free, public lecture series given by Yale graduate students that aims to deconstruct complex scientific topics and explain them in a way that is easy to understand. This month's topic is the science of human extinction. Monday, April 17 at 6:30pm
Money Matter$ : Creating a Plan to Achieve Your Financial Goals
Joel Mastroianni, from People's United Bank, will demonstrate how to manage money by preparing a personal spending plan and how to identify ways to decrease spending and increase income.  Wednesday, April 19 at 2:00pm
Technology: Amazon Prime
Join the discussion on the  use and benefits of Amazon Prime, which include free shipping, streaming videos and music, ebooks and more! Wednesday, April 19 at 6:00pm
Mariachi Fiesta del Norte: A Night of Latin Music! (One City, One Story Program)
Dressed in traditional attire, this music group will entertain with mariachis, nortenas and marimba music, all played on authentic instruments.  Between musical numbers the group will share cultural insights and stories.  Thursday, April 20 at 7:00pm
Let's Learn about India! (One City, One Story Program)
Learn about India with Jyothi Chintapalli, who will introduce us to Indian daily life. Crafts for the youngsters, henna for young adults, and displays of Indian outfits, jewelry and artifacts. A visit to India the whole family will enjoy! Saturday, April 22 at 10:30am
Spirits in Our Gardens: Mother Earth, Fairies, and Us
In the spirit of Earth Day, Milford Garden Club member, Terry Pitt, Certified Master Gardener and Fairyologist,  will present what her studies and experiences have taught her about the energetic personalities of elementals (fairies, elves, gnomes, etc.) that may grace our garden spaces. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Milford Library, the Milford Garden Club, and the Benson-Crump Community Gardens Program. Monday, April 24 at 6:30pm
Let Us Remember - A Talk About Our Italian Ancestors (One City, One Story Program)
Author Anthony Riccio has spent a lifetime interviewing and photographing italian immigrants. He has written three books and will share the stories he has learned. Copies of Riccio's books will be for sale ($25.00 - $30.00). Cash or check only. Saturday, April 29 at 11:00am
Examining the U.S. Constitution (One City, One Story Program)
Associate Professor of History and popular lecturer, Hamish Lutris, will give us the inside story of how our country was "conceived in liberty". Folllowing the lecture, the Milford Concert Band will provide some patriotic music as we concude the 2017 One City, One Story programs. Free copies of the Constitution will be available while they last! Sunday, April 30 at 1:00pm. NOTE: This program will be held at the Milford City Hall Auditorium.
   
Calling All Crafters!
The Library hosts both a Needlepoint Guild and a Knitting/Quilting Group. Bring your work in progress and chat with fellow crafters.
Needlepoint Guild: Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 10:00am.
Knitters & Quilters: Meet every Friday at 1:00pm.

Exploration! The Brain Station
Open hours when everyone is welcome to pop into our makerspace to see what we're up to!
Email milfordbrainstation@gmail.com or visit our Brain Station web page for more information

Book Discussion Groups     Tuesday Movies

Romance Book Group:
Thursday, April 13 at 10:00am
Never Deceive a Duke by Liz Carlyle

Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00pm
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

Classic Book Discussion:
Thursday, March 30 at 10:00am
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Thursday, April 27 at 10:00am
Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter

 

March Movies in honor of
Women's History Month!

March 28:
Loving

April Movies explore the 2017 One City, One Story theme of the immigrant experience

April 4:
Brooklyn

April 11:
The Visitor

April 18:
Amreeka

April 25:
Under the Same Moon

All movies begin at 2:00pm
Free popcorn!

Thank you to the Friends of the Milford Library for generously funding our programs.

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