Milford Public Library

 
2017 Party in the Stacks!

You're invited! The  Friends of the Library are hosting, Party in the Stacks, a fun, adults only (21 and over) evening of dancing, drinks and revelry.  Literary inspired hors d'ouevres and drinks, costumes (optional), photo booth and a fabulous silent auction!
Click HERE for more information!
Saturday, October 21, 7:00-10:00pm

Friends of the Milford Library Newsletter
~Special Party in the Stacks 2017 Edition~

Click on the link below to buy your tickets at the advance ticket prices! Tickets also available at the Library Circulation Desk.
(Early Bird pricing ended on October 1, all tickets are now $50.00)

Buy Tickets: $50.00

The Silent Auction is now OPEN! Click here to view prizes and place your bid!
 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The
Crushed Grape

 

PROGRAMS
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 which 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.
Exploring Connecticut's Natural Wonders
With fascinating slides, animations, and video, guidebook publisher Brendan Hanrahan takes you on a tour of the natural wonders of our state. This program will be sure to give you great ideas for exploring and hiking! Saturday, September 30 at 10:30am
Genealogy: Finding maiden names
The art of finding maiden names when tracing the female lineage
.Be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including Ancestry.com!   Monday, October 2 at 1:00pm.
Cookies & Coloring for Grown-Ups
Join us for a relaxing evening with soothing music, lots of coloring sheets and cookies! The Friends of Milford Library supply the markers, colored pencils, crayons, and designs. Bring your creativity!  Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30pm
Adult Craft: Felt Pumpkin Pins
Enjoy the autumn spirit while making a seasonal pin.  All materials and instruction provided. Class size is limited; please register at 203-783-3292. Thursday, October 5 at 2:00pm. 
Ask a Lawyer
Lawyers from the Milford Bar Association will offer free legal information consultations (15-20 minutes in length) to participants who wish to discuss a general legal topic and thereafter be provided with referrals to legal services, other agencies, a private attorney, or useful legal webistes for self research. Interested parties should call Walter Sawicki (203-647-2009) to schedule a time slot.  Walk-ins are welcome. Saturday, October 7 at 10:00am 
Emerging Technologies
Robots, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, augmented reality (AR), the Internet of Things (IoT), and a lot of other amazing technologies are maturing into mainstream life today.  Learn about these technologies and how they impact our current, and future, way of life.  Tuesday, October 10 at 11:00am
Financial Retirement Planning
There is more to retirement planning than just 401ks and IRAs. You will likely need more retirement savings to support a longer, more active and healthier lifestyle than previous generations. Agents from Bankers LIfe of Milford will discuss strategies you can use to maximize your retirement. Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00pm 
Better Dead than Divorced: The Trial of Panayota
CT Author Lukas Konandreas. MD,  presents his award winning true story of a young woman's disastrous marriage to a playboy. Despite his commissioning an assassin to kill her; her love, devotion and societal pressures against divorce made her stay. This true story captures an era in Greece in the 50's where traditional culture and modernity clashed producing an outcome of tragedy. Copies of the book will be available for $18.00 (cash or check) Wednesday, October 11 at 7:00pm
Fake News in 21st Century America
How do you spot fake news in the midst of the chaotic 24/7 news cycle? Professor Matthew W. Dunne will explore the history and significance of "fake news" in contemporary American politics and provide you with helpful tools to distinguish between "fake news" and legitimate journalism in 21st centruy America.
Thursday, October 12 at 6:30pm
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Political Cartoons and Cartooning
Join us for a presentation by Doug Smith, the award-winning editorial cartoonist at Hersam Acorn Newspapers, whose weekly cartoons appear in The Milford Mirror. Politics, news and trends of the day influence his work. Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00pm
Technology program: Password Managers
Digital security is not easily maintained today. Learn how the use of a password manager can help keep your information more secure.  Thursday, October 19 at 6:30pm
Witch Trials of Connecticut
Forty years before the events in Salem, Massachusetts, Connecticut had its own witch trials that were just as tumultuous.Historian Patrick Cumpstone will discuss this little known period in CT history. Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00pm
ISIS vs Islam: How ISIS contradicts the principles of Islam
Imam Sami Abdul Aziz is the Muslim chaplain at Wesleyan University and President of Common Ground Services, dedicated to providing education, consultation and community outreach of Islamic life and faith.  This program is co-hosted by Milford Speaks Out. Thursday, October 26 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, October 12 at 10:00am
Someone to Watch Over Me by Judith McNaught

Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00pm
As Close to Us as Breathing by Elizabeth Poliner

Classic Book Discussion:
Thursday, October 26 at 10:00am
The Invisible Man by H.G.Wells

 

Join us for these dramas all set in WWII

October 3:
The Zookeeper's Wife

October 10:
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

October 17:
Life is Beautiful

October 24:
Flags of our Fathers

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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