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Library Update:
 

The library is back to full service hours!  However, to ensure social distancing, we are limiting use of our public computers, and much of our soft seating has been removed.  We encourge you to keep your visit brief so that more people can be accomodated. We will also be reinstating overdue fines beginning July 1.  We have started autorenewal of checked out materials to help prevent those fines from accruing.  Items eligible for renewal will autorenew on their due date as long as your card is in good standing and the item is not on reserve for another patron.  

     

Some services may still be limited and masks and social distancing will be required.    

SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF THE MILFORD LIBRARY

SPECIAL Children's Books 

BOOK SALE

 

The Friends of the Library are hosting a special booksale featuring Children's Books ONLY! 

 

Saturday, June 19th
9am - 4pm (or until all sold out)

 

All books $2.00

 

The booksale will be held outside the lower entrance of the library, rain or shine. 
Social distancing and masks required. 

 

FOML window cling
 It's the Friends' Merchandise Sale! 

 

  The Friends of the Milford Library are selling book bags, mugs, window clings, and facemasks!

All merchandise can be purchased at the Library Circulation Desk.  Exact change or check only.  Checks made payable to the Friends of the Milford Library. 

 

Canvas Book Bag: $10.00
Window Cling: $5.00

                              Face Mask (youth or adult size): $10.00  

 

Window Clings can also be purchased online and mailed to you! 


Receive your exclusive 'I Milford Public Library' window cling by donating $5 to the Friends of the Milford Library below. 
Click here to get your cling!  

amazon smile Due to the pandemic, the Friends of the Milford Library's ongoing booksale has been greatly reduced. This impacts their fundraising efforts on behalf of the Library. These funds pay for all our public programs, as well as special programs such as our Museum Pass service. By signing into smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase to the charity of your choice. Please, sign in today and choose the Friends of the Milford Library. Thank you.
 
Visit Friends of the Milford Library for more information on this organization
  MAY / JUNE  PROGRAMS 

Did you miss any of our May programs?  Some of our presenters have graciously allowed us to post links to their presentations.  Check out the Library YouTube Channel, but don't wait as most are only posted for a short period of time!
 

Shoes Through the Decades
Are you curious about the footwear of years gone by? If so, join us as we explore the evolution of shoes from the reign of Queen Victoria through the decades of the 20th Century. Discover the changes that occurred for women and men of the 19th and 20th centuries, emphasizing the influences that precipitated these changes. The presenter, Karen (Ren) Antonowicz, is a specialist in historical fashion. 

Missed the program? Check out the presentation HERE.

 

Special Zoom Series: The Vietnam Era
Milford Library is pleased to host a series presented by our favorite historian, Hamish Lutris.  In this three part series, Lutris examines the Vietnam Era from various points of view. Did you miss the lectures in this series? Watch them on our the Milford Public Library's YouTube Channel.

 

Jazz Concert Featuring NY Saxophonist Daniel Bennett and Koko Bermejo (Drums/Keyboard)
Join us for a special Zoom concert featuring saxophonist Daniel Bennett and Koko Bermejo (drums/keyboard)! The Boston Globe describes Bennett's music as "a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism." Sammy Stein, international editor for the Jazz Journalists Association, called Bennett, "an outspoken voice of hope." The Daniel Bennett Group played over 100 outdoor concerts during the pandemic. Bennett continues to play a weekly livestream concert with Koko Bermejo on drums and keyboard. Florida Today called the weekly livestream a "welcome treat" for the global jazz community. 
Missed the concert? Check it out on our Youtube page HERE

   

Job Search: Take & Make Kits
With our job search Take & Make Kits, you can get fresh job search ideas, write your resume, and make sure you are "camera-ready" for that virtual interview. Physical kits are available in limited supply for pickup at the Reference Desk, while supplies last. Digital kits are available HERE for download. Questions? Email dpreece@milfordct.gov 

June Take and Make for Grown-Ups: Kirigami

Origami with scissors. This kit contains origami paper and stencil. You can make a beautiful design, suitable for framing, or you can make a few and use them as a garland. Pick-up at the Circulation desk while supplies last. Complete instructions are available HERE.

Learn Astronomy Series: Eclipses
Join The Astronomical Society of New Haven to discuss and learn how to safely view eclipses. Weather permitting, early in the morning on Thursday, June 10, there will be an annular solar eclipse to view. Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Eclipse Program to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Saturday, June 5 at 9:00am.

Why is Tiny Such a Big Idea?
Are you ready to join the Tiny Home Revolution and create affordable housing for yourself or for others? Join us as we discuss the possibilities. Our speakers are Lindsay Wood, CEO, Experience Tiny Homes, and Dan Fitzpatrick, President, Tiny Home Industry Association. Both are based in California. Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov Visit  Tiny Homes to obtain the Zoom information. Thursday, June 10 at 6:30pm

3D printing Discusson and Demonstration
Learn about the history and future of 3D printing, discuss 3D printing techniques, and watch a 3D print being made.  Questions? Email: fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit 3D Printing to obtain the Zoom information. Thursday, June 10 at 7:00pm

ASL Night: Signing Rocks! 

Join SIGNING Basics for a popular "Anything Goes" American Sign Language event. Great for all skill levels. Questions? Email dpreece@milfordct.gov. Visit Signing Rocks to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Wednesday, June 16 at 6:00pm.

Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging
Learn from the 3 Foragers, a family from Norwich, CT, who have spent years foraging for edible wild plants, including invasives and mushrooms. You will learn how to find, identify and cook the plants you can find locally. The 3 Foragers are elected officers for the CT Valley Mycological Society and have authored the book, Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging.  Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit Edible Plants to obtain the Zoom information. Wednesday, June 23 at 7:00pm.

What is Geocaching? 

Geocaching is a way to "treasure hunt" via the Global Positioning System (GPS). It's all about the hunt, not what's inside. Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Geocaching to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Thursday, June 24 at 7:00pm.

Ordinary, Extraordinary Women
The purpose of this presentation is to educate and entertain all of us about "unsung or forgotten heroines" in the US and around the world. Presenter Mariann Millard is lively, humorous and has an engaging style that will charm you. Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.govVisit Extraordinary Women to obtain the Zoom information. Wednesday, June 30 at 7:00pm.
ONGOING PROGRAMS
Need Assistance? Book-a-Librarian!
Did you know you can get one-on-one assistance with learning how to download ebooks, navigate the library catalog, job searching and more? Email mfdref@milfordct.gov with the topic you'd like to discuss and we will match you with a librarian who can help you!
Calling All Crafters! 
Our craft groups are not meeting at this time due to pandemic restrictions.
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
The Brain Station is closed until further notice due to pandemic restrictions.
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    

Please note:  Our book groups are now meeting in person.  Masks and social distancing are required.    

 

Romance Book Group:

The Reasons for Marriage by Stephanie Laurens
Thursday, June 10 at 10:00am
Please register in advance with facilitator Cathy Ratzenberger:cratzenberger@milfordct.gov
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library

Popular Fiction Book Group:
Followers by Megan Angelo
Tuesday, June 15 at 7:00pm
 Please register in advance with facilitator Chris Angeli: cangeli@milfordct.gov
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library

 

Classic Book Discussion:
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Thursday, June 24 at 10:00am
Please register in advance with facilitator Nancy Abbey: nabbey@milfordct.gov
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library


Racial Justice Book Discussion:
How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
The June book discussion has been postponed until Fall. Please check back for updates to the schedule. 
Copies of this, and past Racial Justice Book titles, are available at the Library

 

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June gallery: Milford Art league

June display cases: Walnut Beach Association
 

Thank you to the Friends of the Milford Library for generously funding our programs.
 
 

 

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