Milford Public Library

 
 SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 22nd! 7:00-10:00pm
Show your support for the Milford Public Library and its wonderful volunteer group, The Friends of the Library. The  Friends are hosting, Party in the Stacks, a fun, adult only evening of dancing, drinks and revelry.  Literary inspired hors d'ouevres and drinks, costumes (optional), photo booth and a fabulous silent auction!   
Click here to buy your tickets today!

Thank you to our Sponsors!
ShopRite of Milford and The Crushed Grape.

(The Library will be closed Saturday, October 22 in preparation for the event.)

Bibliomation News

The Milford Public Library is now a member of the Bibliomation Library consortium. With one search, users can search the catalogs of over 60 libraries and request materials for pick-up in Milford. Users can manage their accounts online - select how you would like to receive notifications (email, phone, text), create personal booklists and search preferences, keep a history of checked out titles and more! As part of the move we have switched over our e-book provider to Overdrive, offering an increased number of titles with an easy-to-use platform.If you have any questions or need any help using our new system, please call 203-783-3292 or 203-783-3312. Our staff is happy to help you and appreciates your patience during our switch!

Frequently asked questions:
I don't have a PIN, how do I log in to my account? The first time you log-in, the PIN should default to the last four digits of your primary phone. If you are having trouble, call the LIbrary for assistance in re-setting the PIN.
I am getting so many notices now -why? If you have signed up for email notifications, you should receive a pre-overdue notice 3 days before your item(s) become due, 2 late notices, and a final bill if your item has not been returned.These notices will come from Biblio.org, so please check your SPAM email folder if you have not received any. If you have a Library Elf account, you will also receive notices from libraryelf.com. Library Elf is a separate, add-on  service.

PROGRAMS
Bob Backlund - WWE wrestler and author
Following a decades long wrestling career, Bob Backlund ran for the U.S. Presidency, managed other wrestlers and became a best-selling author.  Listen as he shares stories of his remarkable career. Copies of his book will be available for sale. Wednesday, September 28 at 7:00pm
*WPA MURAL EVENT*
FIlm: Enough to Live On - The Arts of the WPA CCC

This special film celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project, and highlights artwork, music, writing, and acting, all created under the various New Deal initiatives that put creative Americans on the federal payroll and back to work after the Great Depression. Features more than 70 works of art from this period, as well as rare footage of WPA artists. Saturday, October 1 at 2:00pm
This program celebrates Milford's own WPA mural which has been recently restored and willl be unveiled at a public ceremony at the Library on October 6 at 6:30pm.
Genealogy 
Join presenter Greg Thompson as he discusses using land records to search family history.   Monday, October 3 at 1:00pm
*WPA MURAL EVENT*
President Roosevelt's WPA and CCC

Historian Hamish Lutris discusses FDR's "New Deal" programs, which included the Works Projects Administration (WPA)  and the Civil Conservation Corps (CCC). He will cover the founding of these programs, their effect on CT and the results still visible today. Monday, October 3 at 7:00pm
This program celebrates Milford's own WPA mural which has been recently restored and willl be unveiled at a public ceremony at the Library on October 6 at 6:30pm.
Cookies and Coloring for Grown-ups
Need we say more? Tuesday, October 4 at 6:30pm
Adult Craft: Decorative Masks
Design a mask - perfect to wear if you're attending the Party in the Stacks! Thursday, October 6 at 2:00pm
 
*WPA MURAL EVENT*
Unveiling Ceremony and Reception

The public is invited to this special reception  celebrating Milford's own WPA mural which has been recently restored and hung at the Library. The mural,  We Shall Pass This Way But Once, hung for nearly 40 years in the lobby of the Central Grammar School on West Street. This is the culmination of a years long effort by the Adopt a Mural Committee of the Milford Arts Center, which raised the funds and arranged the restoration work. Thursday, October 6 at 6:30pm Note: the Library is open ONLY for this special program.
Technology: Digital Security
Tuesday, October 11 at 11:00am
Need Help Navigating the Medicare Maze?
Trish Pearson, an independent agent, will present an educational seminar covering the new Medicare changes. She will review the various parts of Medicare: A, B, C, and D and provide step by step guidance on the enrollment process.Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00pm

Secret Truths of Plant Nutrition
Michelina Disibio, a board certified holistic health coach and whole food nutrition business owner, will discuss the benefits of plant nutrition.  Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00pm

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band
East Haddam Stage Company presents famed actor William Gillette's original radio script, written for broadcast in October 1930. Artistic Director Kandie Carle will discuss the history of the script and lead attendees in a 30 minute "show", where YOU become the studio audience. Sunday, October 16 at 2:00pm  Note: the Library is open ONLY for this special presentation.

Gardening Series: Glimpses of Conservation History : Past Lessons and Future Choices
Steve Johnson, Milford’s  first Open Space and Natural Resource Agent, offers a look back at how our European settlement has shaped Milford over the past 377 years.  Some of Milford’s historical records unveil insights to conservation throughout the past few centuries.   Over time, the changes in our land and our wildlife offers a perspective on what Milford is today.  It also offers a chance to consider the choices that we are facing for shaping how Milford will continue to benefit future generations.
      
Co-sponsored by: The Friends of Milford Library, the Milford Garden Club and the Benson-Crump Memorial Gardening Program. Monday, October 17 at 6:30pm

Civil War Diaries: Voices from the Attic
Author Carleton Young discusses his discovery of the correspondence between two Vermont soldiers serving in the United States Civil War.  Copies of his book will be available for sale
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Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00pm
Introductory Workshop on Radiant Lotus Women's Qigong: Ancient Chinese Exercise
Join certified instructor Connie Goebel  to learn more about Qigong (chee gung).  This ancient Chinese mind-body practice helps both energize and calm, promoting self-healing and increasing vitality.  Chairs will be provided and you may choose to participate either standing or seated.
Monday, October 24 at 7:00pm
Technology: The Internet of Things
Tuesday, October 25 at 11:00am
How to be Smart with your Smartphone andTablet
Author and blogger Abby Stokes teaches how to make your technology easy and accessble. Learn about passcodes, emojis, texting and how to customize your device.
Tuesday, October 25 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! Monday & Wednesday, 4:00-8:30 and every other Saturday, 10-4. 
 Email mplbrainstation@gmail.com or visit our Brain Station web page for more information

Book Discussion Groups     Tuesday Movies

Romance Book Group:
Thursday, October 13 at 10:00am
Dangerous Curves Ahead by Sugar Jamison

Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00pm
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Classic Book Discussion:
Thursday, October 27 at 10:00am
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

 

Get ready for Party in the Stacks with these movies inspired by famous books!
October 4:
Jane Eyre

October 11:
Into the Wild

October 18:
Slumdog Millionaire

October 25:
Young Frankenstein

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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