Milford Public Library

 
2017 Party in the Stacks!

You're invited! The  Friends of the Library are hosting, Party in the Stacks, a fun, adults only (21 and over) evening of dancing, drinks and revelry.  Literary inspired hors d'ouevres and drinks, costumes (optional), photo booth and a fabulous silent auction!
Click HERE for more information!
Saturday, October 21, 7:00-10:00pm

Friends of the Milford Library Newsletter
~Special Party in the Stacks 2017 Edition~

Click on the link below to buy your tickets at the advance ticket prices! Tickets also available at the Library Circulation Desk.
(After October 1, all tickets will be $50.00)

Member, Friend of the Milford Library: $35.00

Non-member: $40.00

The Silent Auction is now OPEN! Click here to view prizes and place your bid!
 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The
Crushed Grape

 

PROGRAMS
Classical Indian Music
Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Indian subcontinent with songs of Rabindranath Tagore and Hindustani classical music. The group Shaptak features harmonium, cymbals and tabla to accompany vocals.Professor Nitis Mukhopadhyay wil begin the program with an introduction to the music and culture of India. Sunday, September 10 at 2:30pm
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Amazon Prime: Shipping, Streaming and more!
Learn how to make the most of Amazon Prime, including streaming movies and tv shows, photo storage, borrowing books and more!  Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00am
Navigating the Medicare Maze
Trish Pearson, an independent agent, will review the various parts of Medicare: A, B, C, and D and provide step by step guidance on the enrollment process. The presentation will include an update on changes mandated by CMS and a look at how potential changes in the Affordable Care Act could impact Medicare recipients.  Tuesday, September 12 at 7:00pm.
Thinking of a Career in the Healthcare Field?
The American Job Center Workforce Alliance will present an informational session on healthcare careers through their HealthCare Advancement Project on September 13 at 2 pm. You could be eligible for FREE short term training in one of the Healthcare Careers, such as Certified Nurse Assistant, Community Health Worker, Patient Care Technician, Pharmacy Technician or Phlebotomy Assistant. Wednesday, September 13 at 2:00pm
CANCELLED - No Reschedule Date
Clear the Clutter!
Professional organizer Anita Taylor will show you the how and why of organizing your stuff! Taylor has been helping clients simplify their lives for more than 20 years with her business, Anita & Company.  Copies of Anita's Book,  a workbook solution ot organizing papers, will be available to purchase for $40.00 (cash or check only).  Thursday, September 14 at 7:00pm
An Afternoon of Irish Music
We welcome one of New England's premier balladeers, Dan Ringrose! Listen to all your favorite Irish tunes - a taste of the Milford Irish Festival before it starts at 6:00pm behind the Library! Parking will be limited at the Library; please park at Lisman Landing.  Friday, September 15 at 3:00pm
The Opioid Epidemic - How Did We Get Here and How Do We Get Out?
Dr. Charles McKay, medical toxicologist at Hartford Hospital and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut, will discuss the opioid epidemic in our state. 900 people have died in Connecticut this year alone;come and learn about this growing crisis. Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00pm
Maximize Your Social Security Benefits
A presentation of the AAA Northeast Motor Club.  David Cowan, endorsed AAA retiree advisor, will discuss how to navigate retirement challenges, safeguard retirement savings and increase Social Security benefits. Wednesday, September 20 at 6:00pm
Streaming Media: Your Options for Cutting the Cable TV Cord
Learn about the current alternatives to broadcast entertainment for movies, television shows, music, and more that are available directly through the Internet. Cloud storage options and their services will also be covered. No registration is necessary, mobile devices are optional.  Thursday, September 21 at 6:30pm
U.S. Citizenship Informational Session
If you are considering applying for U.S. citizenship, please attend this informational workshop. A Naturalization Officer will discuss the requirements and eligibiity of citizenship, what to expect in the process, where to find study materials and will be available for questions. Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30pm.
Metro North: From First to Worst
Long time rail advocate Jim Cameron presents an engaging lecture on what happened to our region's biggest commuter railroad. His presentation is informative, thoughtful and also somehow hilarious! Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00pm
The American Job Center Career Coach Bus
If you are frustrated with finding a great job, then visit the experts at the Career Coach.The Career Coach is a one stop shop on wheels and mobile classroom which brings career services and computer training to you! Call 203-783-3292 to reserve your time slot.Thursday, September 28, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Friends of the Milford Library present Square One Theater
Join our Friends of the Library as they get a highlight of the upcoming season from the talented actors at Square One. Director Tom Holehan and company actors will discuss the upcoming season and share scenes from past performances.  Thursday, September 28 at 7:00pm.
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Exploring Connecticut's Natural Wonders
With fascinating slides, animations, and video, guidebook publisher Brendan Hanrahan takes you on a tour of the natural wonders of our state. This program will be sure to give you great ideas for exploring and hiking! Saturday, September 30 at 10:30am
Genealogy: Finding maiden names
The art of finding maiden names when tracing the female lineage
.Be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including Ancestry.com!   Monday, October 2 at 1:00pm.
Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups
Join us for a relaxing evening with soothing music, lots of coloring sheets and cookies! The Friends of Milford Library supply the markers, colored pencils, crayons, and designs. Bring your creativity!  Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30pm
Adult Craft: Felt Pumpkin Pins
Enjoy the autumn spirit while making a seasonal pin.  All materials and instruction provided. Class size is limited; please register at 203-783-3292. Thursday, October 5 at 2:00pm. 
Ask a Lawyer
Lawyers from the Milford Bar Association will offer free legal information consultations (15-20 minutes in length) to participants who wish to discuss a general legal topic and thereafter be provided with referrals to legal services, other agencies, a private attorney, or useful legal webistes for self research. Interested parties should call Walter Sawicki (203-647-2009) to schedule a time slot.  Walk-ins are welcome. Saturday, October 7 at 10:00am 
   
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, September 14 at 10:00am
Chances by Pamela Nowak

Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00pm
The Champagne Conspiracy by Ellen Crosby

Classic Book Discussion:
Thursday, September 28 at 10:00am
Tess of the d'Urbervilles  by Thomas Hardy

 

September is Back to School Flicks!

September 5:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

September 12:
To Sir, With Love

September 19:
Blackboard Jungle

September 26:
Up the Down Staircase

 

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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