Milford Public Library

MUSEUM PASSES CAN NOW BE RESERVED!

 Library Insight is our new system for reserving and borrowing museum passes*. Passes can now be reserved up to 90 days in advance, some can even be printed at home - no need to pick up at the Library! Access our collection of passes by clicking on "Passes to Cultural Attractions" located in the left hand  column on this page. Call or stop by the library if you need assistance - we're happy to help you get started!


*The  Long Wharf Theater passes are not part of Library Insight; you must stop in the Library to reserve and pick up.  

Our museum pass collection and reservation system are generously funded by The Friends of the Milford Library.
 

 

PROGRAMS
electric carElectric Vehicle Information Session
Experienced electric vehicle owners will discuss why they like their electric vehicles and how they use them on their daily commutes and longer distance drives, as well as how they charge the cars’ batteries. Learn about the differences between electric vehicles and conventional gas-powered cars (including why electric vehicles are much less expensive to operate and maintain), the widespread locations and different types of charging stations, the range of electric vehicle models available now, and the benefits of electric vehicles for the environment and for public health. Attendees will also learn about financial incentives from the Connecticut Green Bank for purchasing and leasing electric vehicles. Cars will be on display. Presented by Milford's Energy Advisory BoardSaturday, June 30 at 2:00pm
ExcelBeginning Excel
Need help starting a spreadsheet? Get started with this basic overview, covering basic functions such as formatting cells, summing columns, and sorting data. Thursday, June 28 at 6:30pm
Birding in CTBird Walk with Frank Gallo
Bring your binoculars and wear your comfortable shoes - we're going outside! Bird expert and author, Frank Gallo, will lead all attendants on a one-mile walk to see what feathered friends can be spotted downtown. Afterwards, join us in the Library to hear about his latest book, Birding in Connecticut. Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30pm
Chilton DatabaseCar Repair Made Easy! Chilton's Automative Database
The well-loved series of Chilton's automative manuals is now online! The Chilton database has detailed information on most cars for do-it-yourself repairs. It also contains labor estimates for a multitude of professional repairs. Mechanics can also complete ASE test preparation quizzes through Chilton Automotive Library to study for their ASE certification. Learn how to access this resource using your Milford library card! Saturday, June 23 at 2:30pm.

 
Make music MilfordMake Music Milford
Make Music Milford is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city. The Library is joining the festivities with this free outdoor concert by singer/songwriter Frank Critelli. Performance will be in front of the library. Other music events will be taking place thoroughout the day at various locations throughout the City.  For more information, please visit:  http://www.makemusicday.org/milford/ .  Thursday, June 21, 5:00-6:00pm. 
Shell MiddenHistory on the Half Shell: A Native American Shell Midden at Laurel Beach
Join archaeologist and Field Director of the Laurel Beach II Project, Dan Zoto, for a presentation exploring 3,000 years of Native American life at the mouth of the Housatonic River. The tools, shells and animal remains discovered at the site piece together a story of land use over thousands of years. Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30pm
SBASmall Business Administration Workshop: How to Finance Your Small Business
Finding capital for your small business is NOT impossible. Get pointers from the SBA about SBA's guaranteed loan program and micro-loan program as well as other lending options. This free seminar is the last in a series of four SBA workshops. For more information, or to register, contact Lisa Powell at 860-240-4892 or lisa.powell@sba.gov. Tuesday, June 19, 5:30-7:30pm.
OverdriveOverdrive eBooks and Libby for Android OS
Milford Public Library offers access to thousands of eBook titles for residents with library cards through OverDrive. There are never any late fees, and using the service through the Libby app couldn’t be any easier. Learn how to get started at this informative overview for Android device users. Thursday, June 14 at 6:30pm
SBASmall Business Administration Workshop:  ABCs of a Business Plan and Understanding a SWOT Analysis
How important is it to have a Business Plan? Do you know what a SWOT analysis is? Can the two be connected? You will learn the importance of both, what they are used for, what information they should contain and what they say about your business. This free seminar is the third in a series of four SBA workshops. For more information, or to register, contact Lisa Powell at 860-240-4892 or lisa.powell@sba.gov. Tuesday, June 12, 5:30-7:30pm.
Amazon AlexaTech: Amazon Alexa and the Echo Family of Devices
Unsure what Alexa can do? Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information, such as news. This is a general overview for those interested in this new technology. Saturday, June 9 at 2:30pm
Origami flowersAdult Craft: Origami Bouquet
Learn how to make a beautiful paper bouquet – one that will last and never needs watering!
All materials and instructions provided. Class size is limited. Please call 203-783-3292 to register. Thursday, June 7 at 2:00pm
SBASmall Business Administration Workshop:  How to Start Your own Business
Have you thought about starting a business? Doing it right from the start is key to your success. This free seminar will cover topics such as  choosing a business name/structure, licensing, registraions, etc. This seminar is the second in a series of four SBA workshops. For more information, or to register, contact Lisa Powell at 860-240-4892 or lisa.powell@sba.gov. Tuesday, June 5, 5:30-7:30pm.
GenealogyGenealogy: Using DNA Results
For this month's session, if you have done DNA research, please bring your DNA reports with you for comparison and review. A  drop-in group that explores different genealogy tools each month. Be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including Ancestry.com!   Monday, June 4 at 1:00pm.
SBASmall Business Administration Workshop:  Contracting 101
This free seminar will cover where you need to be registered to do business with the state or federal government, websites for locating federal bids, and the State of CT bid portal.  Also covered will be State and Federal Set-aside programs. This seminar is the first in a series of four SBA workshops. For more information, or to register, contact Lisa Powell at 860-240-4892 or lisa.powell@sba.gov. Tuesday, May 29, 5:30-7:30pm.
ONGOING
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, June 14 at 10:00am
In Good Company by Jen Turano


Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00pm
Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Classic Book Discussion:

Thursday, May 31 at 10:00am
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Thursday, June 28 at 10:00am
The Peloponnesian War by Thucydides

 

Steven Speilberg Month!
May 29:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

JUNE - Director Rob Reiner Month!

 

June 5:
Stand By Me

June 12:
A Few Good Men

June 19:

LBJ

June 26:
The Bucket List


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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