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!   
The Bobcat - Connecticut's Secretive Wild Cat
This CT DEEP Master Wildlife presentation will share information about the animal's history, diet, and eating habits.  This presentation will also include information about local bobcat sightings. Presented by Milford Open Space and Natural Resource Agent, Steve Johnson. Tuesday, April 11 from 6:30-7:30.
Yale Science Diplomats: Three Ways to Kill Humanity
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 human extinction. Monday, April 17 at 6:30pm
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
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
   
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, April 13 at 10:00am
Never Deceive a Duke by Liz Carlyle

Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00pm
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

Classic Book Discussion:
Thursday, April 27 at 10:00am
Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter

 

April Movies explore the 2017 One City, One Story theme of the immigrant experience

April 4:
Brooklyn

April 11:
The Visitor

April 18:
Amreeka

April 25:
Under the Same Moon

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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