Milford Public Library

 
PROGRAMS
2017 One City One Story Month!
April is  One City One Story month in Milford! The Library, Milford Arts Council and Board of Education have many great programs and discussions planned. Visit our One City One Story page for more information!   
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.
Genealogy: Researching in Early Cape Cod
Join presenter Greg Thompson for this onthly series exploring differenct genealogy topics. Monday, May 1 at 1:00pm
Cutting Gardens and Floral Arranging
Join Donna Rapino from Diva Fiore for a demonstration of a floral arrangement made from seasonal  flowers out of the garden. She will  also discuss the right flowers to plant to get the best arrangements without leaving your own yard! Monday, May 1 at 6:30pm
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, May 2 at 6:30pm
Craft: Origami Flowers
Join staff from the BrainStation to create a beautiful bouquet of Kusudama origami flowers to take home. Ages 10-Adult (13 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Registration required. Stop by the Reference Desk or calll 203-783-3292 to reserve your spot. Saturday, May 6 from 1:00pm-3:00pm. Visit the Brain Station page for more information on programs and classes!
Pocket Parks of New York City
West Haven author, Rosemary O'Brien, will give a talk about pocket parks and public spaces in New York City.  Copies of her book, BEST Pocket Parks of NYC, will be available for purchase ($6.99 each; cash or check only). Monday, May 8 at 7:00pm
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! Tuesday, May 9 at 11:00am
Mental Health 101
Improving your mental health can have a profound impact on all aspects of our life. Staff from the Bridges, Inc. of Milford will be here to present a video that speaks to the importance of breaking through mental health stigmas; they wil also explain how to access the services at Bridges, and what services and modalities are available. Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00pm
Memory Matters
VNA Community Healthcare nurse Beth Capobianco dispels the myths of memory loss and aging in this free workshop. Participants will learn why exercising your brain is as important as exercising your body, and will find out how to maintain brain function. Wednesday, May 10 at 2:00pm
Grow Your Business with Lead Generation Marketing
TJ Pridell, of ReferenceUSA, will show you how to use this resource to start, grow and manage your business. ReferenceUSA is the premier online business research tool. Find sales leads, conduct market research, locate and research companies, build a business plan and much more! Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00pm
Understanding Islam: Education for these Uncertain Times
Sami Abdul Aziz, Muslim Chaplain at Wesleyan University and President of Common Ground Services, discusses the Islamic life and faith. This program is co-sponsored by Miford Speaks Out, a local advocacy group. Thursday, May 11 at 7:00pm.  Note:  THe LIbrary is open for this special event only.
American Job Center Career Coach Mobile Classroom
Does your career or job search need a good "coach"? The American Job Center Career Coach Southwest is a one-stop shop on wheels and mobile classroom  which brings career services and computer training to you!  The Career Coach has the latest technology.  Connect with the experts at the American Job Center to land your next job!  Register at the Milford Library Reference Dept. or call (203) 783-3292. Monday, May15, 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Yale Science Diplomats: Eat, Play, Fun!
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 a perfect weekend. Whether it’s the ways in which playing can help us learn, the mysteries behind the great flavor of a favorite drink, or the science behind how we make and hear music, learn how science is connected to all aspects of our daily lives. Monday, May 15 at 6:30pm
Technology: The Hidden Abilities of your Phone
We use our phones to stay connected and to play games, but they’re also extremely powerful computers with immense sensing capabilities thanks to the very small, very cheap sensor technology at our disposal today. Learn what amazing things your phone can do for you! Wednesday, May 17 at 6:00pm
Painting from Photographs: a Demonstration
Local artist, William Duffy, will demonstate the art of painting from a photograph. He will discuss the importance of the black to white value pattern in the photo and how best to interpret it through paint. Saturday, May 20 at 1:30pm
Home Ownership Seminar: Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust
If you are trying to buy your first home, or struggling to meet payments, experts from the Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust can help you develop a realistic plan. The Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust is a HUD and CHFA approved housing counseling agency.Tuesday, May 23 at 7:00pm
Gluten-Free - Is it Right for You?
Heather Jacobsen, researcher and author of Going Gluten-Free: 7 Surprising Facts You Should Know if You Want to Achieve Dietary Success, will discuss a gluten -free diet and how you might benefit from it. The author will discuss the connections beteween gluten, grain and chronic disease. Tuesday, May 30 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, May 11 at 10:00am
The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay by Kelly Harms

Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00pm
House Revenge by Mike Lawson

Classic Book Discussion:
Thursday, May 25 at 10:00am
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

 

Join is for these side-splitting motion pictures!

May 2:
Annie Hall

May 9:
National Lampoon's Vacation

May 16:
Caddyshack

May 23:
Meet the Parents

May 30:
The Pink Panther

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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