Milford Public Library

 

A Visit from the 2017 Kid Governor, and Milford resident, Jessica Brocksom!
Connecticut's Kid Governor Jessica’s Library Circuit will continue in her hometown of Milford when she hosts a speaking engagement at the Library. Jessica will discuss her platform, Helping Animals, Those Without A Voice, and ways in which the public can help her achieve her goals as Connecticut’s Kid Governor. These goals include learning about and supporting tougher animal protection laws, promoting collection drives for local pounds and shelters, and creating an educational presentation which will be shown in schools across Connecticut.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring children of all ages to learn about how they can help protect animals, get involved in their community or take part in the Connecticut’s Kid Governor program. Tuesday, July 25, 11:00am-12:00pm

ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM!
Summer reading isn't just for kids!
From June 19th to August 12, visit the Library and tell us the setting - real or fictional - of a printed/audio/e-book you experienced.  Each form you fill out gives you a chance to win weekly prizes! Don't forget to check out our wall map to see where our books take us! Let's connect...and build a better world!
PROGRAMS
Adult Craft: Paper Mosaics
This workshop will teach you how to create a mosaic effect using paper. Complete instructions and materials included.  Please call 203-783-3292 to register.  Thursday, July 6 at 2:00pm
Brain Station: Ozobot Robots with Mathnasium of Milford
Kids will use programming and colored markers to design their own fun course for the Ozobot to follow. AGES 7-12. Registration required; Please call the Reference Department:at  203-783-3292. Saturday, July 15 from 1:00-2:30pm
The Sweet History of PEZ®
A family program with author Shawn Peterson, company archivist and historian at PEZ® Candy in Orange, CT. Hear the story of this local pop-culture treasure. Books will be available for sale. Tuesday, July 18 at 6:30pm
Black Bears
Steve Johnson, Milford's Open Space Agent, will speak about the recent black bear sightings in Milford and CT and share a presentation on their habitat, diet and breeding habits. Tuesday, August 1 at 6:00pm
Adult Craft: Paper Bead Necklaces
This workshop teaches the mechanics of making and finishing paper beads out of old magazines and newspapers. All materials and instructions included. Please call 203.783.3292 to register.  Workshop size is limited. Thursday, August 3 at 2:00pm. 
Solarize Milford!
Solarize Milford is an award –winning residential solar program that makes going solar easy and affordable. Residents can learn about the program, be introduced to their solar installer, hear about financing options, and have a chance to learn if their house is good for solar. Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00pm
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party!
Join us in viewing the first total solar eclipse in 38 years! While we may only get to see a partial eclipse here in Milford, it is still an event!  Plans are still being finalized, so check back for more details! A limited  number of eclipse glasses will be available.  Monday, August 21 at 12:30pm.
Mind Reader and Mentalist - Keith Zalinger
Keith Zalinger has performed at venues throughout the northeast.  His perfomance can include thought-reading, predictions, and using his mind to bend metal! This program is suitable for the whole family. Thursday, August 24 at 7:00pm
   
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, August 10 at 10:00am
Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer

Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00pm
Out of Bounds by Val McDermid

Tuesday, August 29 at 7:00pm
Murder in the Courthouse by Nancy Grace

Classic Book Discussion:
Thursday, July 27 at 10:00am
A Bell for Adano by John Hersey

Thursday, August 31 at 10:00am
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

 

August = Action Movies!
August 1:
Men in Black

August 8:
Spider-Man

August 15:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

August 22:
Guardians of the Galaxy

August 29:
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

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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