Milford Public Library

 

   One City One Story
Join us for our second annual commmunity read! We have many copies of the chosen titles and a wonderful assortment of programs highlighting the themes and settings of this year's books.
Visit our One City One Story page for more information.

NEW DELIVERY SYSTEM
For many years, libraries in Connecticut have benefited from a statewide delivery system, CCar, which enabled users to return library materials to any library in the state, regardless of where the item was checked out. This system has grown tremendously since its implementation in the 1970’s.
This month, the Connecticut State Library is introducing a new delivery system, DeliverIT CT. During the initial weeks there will be some delays while new delivery routes, drivers, policies and practices are put in place. Items requested through inter-library loan in the coming weeks may take longer than usual to arrive.
If you have questions, please contact the Reference Department at 203-783-3292 or email them at mfdref@ci.milford.ct.us.
Thank you for your patience.

The Milford Public Library, in partnership with the Milford Arts Council, is pleased to announce the establishment of the position of Poet Laureate of the City of Milford. During his/her four-year term, the Poet Laureate will act as an advocate for poetry, literature and the arts and will contribute to the City's poetry and literary legacy through public readings and participation in civic events.
The deadline for applying has been extended to May 31, 2016.
Click here for more information.

 
NEW BOOK LISTS
We know you've missed them, so they're back!

New Book Lists!
New Fiction: March 2016
New Fiction: February 2016

New Non-Fiction: March 2016
New Non-Fiction: February 2016


 
PROGRAMS
New England Pie
Apple, cherry and pumpkin, oh my! Author Robert Cox discusses the mouthwatering history of New England pies. Monday, April 18 at 7:00pm
Aspects of Autism
The CT Center for Child Development will speak about the different aspects of autism spectrum disorders. Wednesday, April 20 at 2:00pm
Stamp Collecting
What's a philatelist? Come find out and learn all about the fascinating world of stamp collecting.  All ages welcome. Monday, April 25 at 6:30pm
Digital Security
Learn how to better protect your online accounts and digital files. Tuesday, April 26 at 11:00am
Gardening Series: Warm Weather Crops
Rachel Zviesk discusses fertilizers, weather conditions and everything else you need to know to have a productive growing season. Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30pm
Genealogy
Presenter Greg Thompson explains how to use probate records in your research. Monday, May 2 at 1:00pm 
Essential Oils 101
Holistic Health Coach Deana Ray discusses essential oils. Monday, May 2 at 7:00pm
Cookies and Coloring for Grown-ups
Need we say more? Tuesday, May 3 at 6:30pm
Ask-a-Lawyer
Your legal questions answered! Participants can have a 15-20 minute consultation with an attorney to discuss general legal information on a topic of one's choice.
Saturday, May 7 at 10:00am
Technology Class
The internet of things. Tuesday, May 10 at 11:00am
Understanding Dementia
Maria Tomasetti, from the CT Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, will discuss what dementia is, the types, including Alzheimer's, diagnosis, the stages and treatment.

Tuesday, May 10 at 7:00pm
Butterflies in my Backyard
Join lepidopterist, Victor DeMasi, as he takes you on a virtual walk through his personal butterfly meadow and discusses life histories, climate concerns and the changing environment of the butterfly. On display will be specimens from the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Adult Craft Time: Decoupage Boxes
Learn how to make your old boxes beautiful.  All supplies provded. Please call 203-783-3292 to register. Thursday, May 12 at 2:00pm
Gardening Series: Pests, Disease and Organic Control
Master gardener, Rachel Ziesk, will provide tips and information on the best organic approaches and products to keep your garden pest free and healthy. Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30pm
Living Wills
Probate Judge Beverly-Streit-Kefalas, will lead a discussion of advance care directives and powers of attorney including living wills and end of life treatment
. Thursday, May 19 at 2:00pm
Homebuyers Seminar
A discussion of the LEAP program which provides training and financing to help first time buyers purchase a home. Tuesday
, May 24 at 7:00pm
Technology Class
Introduction to word processing.  Please call 203-783-3292 to register. Wednesday, May 25 at 6:00pm
TED Talks
Join us every Wednesday for a group viewing and discussion of timely, interesting and entertaining TED Talks. Bring your lunch! This month's topics highlight the themes of  our One City One Story titles.  Wednesdays at 12:15pm

Exploration! The Brain Station
Open hour when everyone is welcome to pop into our makerspace to see what we're up to! Wednesdays 3-4 pm during April
Visit our Brain Station web page for more information

Book Discussion Groups     Tuesday Movies

Romance Book Group:
Thursday, May 12 at 10:00am
Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James

Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00pm
Close your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

Classic Book Discussion:
Thursday, April 28 at 10:00am
Heart of Darkness by  Joseph Conrad

Thursday, May 26 at 10:00am
The Outermost House by  Henry Beston

 

April 19:
Rocky

April 26:
Chariots of Fire

May 3:
Miracle

May 10:
Breaking Away

May 17:
Glory

May 24:
Seabiscuit

May 31:
Victory

All movies begin at 2:00pm
Free popcorn!

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

For a complete listing of programs, please see the
Library Calendar: April

Library Calendar: May
 

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