Milford Public Library

 The book sale was a success, with many volunteers helping move books, stock tables, and assist with customers. Funds raised at the book sale are much appreciated and will help support library programs! Our Friends of the Library are amazing!
Friends of Milford Library Oyster Fest Book Sale!

Saturday, August 19th
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!
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! NOTE: The library has a limited number of glasses to give out on a first come, first served basis to program attendees only.  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
Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups
Join us for a relaxing evening with soothing music, lots of coloring sheets and cookies! This is an opportunity to de-stress and leave your troubles behind. Recent science has shown that a coloring session is just as beneficial as meditation. The Friends of Milford Library supply the markers, colored pencils, crayons, and designs. Bring your creativity!  Tuesday, September 5 at 6:30pm
Adult Craft: Paper Trinket Bowls
Make a small bowl using decorative paper. Perfect for jewelry or trinkets! All materials and instruction provided. Class size is limited; please register at 203-783-3292. Thursday, September 7 at 2:00pm. 
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
Genealogy: Beginner's Workshop
Join noted local historians, Dick and Jane Platt, for this introduction to genealogy workshop. Be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including!   Monday, September 11 at 1:00pm. 
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
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 whcih 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.
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 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, August 29 at 7:00pm
Murder in the Courthouse by Nancy Grace

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

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

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


August = Action Movies!
August 29:
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation


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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