Milford Public Library

Party in the Stacks 2019!

On Saturday, October 19th, the Friends of the Milford Library (FOML) hosted the BEST party in Milford, our fourth annual The Party in the Stacks!  This wonderful event raised funds for library programming, while bringing people together and building community connections in a unique and fun way.  Thank you to our Friends of the Library for all their hard work in planning, decorating, organizing and hosting the party and thank you to our SIlent Auction and Raffle donors, bookmark sponsor and financial Sidekicks who contributed to the event.
 

THANK YOU also to to our generous sponsors: Alternate Universe, The Crushed Grape, Party People, The Milford Bank, Shop Rite of Milford, Trish Pearson Insurance, LLC, Sterling Printing and Graphics, Stonebridge Restaurant, and the Williams Insurance Agency.  

New for your phone! The Acorn Catalog app from Bibliomation, Inc. lets you search the library catalog, see what you have checked out or on hold, renew what you have checked out, and review your fines.

You will need to sign into the app using your library card number and password.

Bonus! Once you are signed in, the app can display your library card barcode, which you can use at the front desk if you forgot to bring your library card with you.

To download the free app, go to the Google Play or Apple App Store.

 

 

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PROGRAMS
emerging technologyTech: Emerging Technologies
Robots, artificial intelligence (AI), 3D printing, augmented reality (AR), the Internet of Things (IoT), and a lot of other amazing bleeding edge technologies are maturing into mainstream life today. We will talk about the new technologies that have recently broken into the open, and those that will do so over the next few years, as well as the impact that these technologies might have on our current way of life.Space is limited. Please call 203-783-3292, or stop by the Reference Desk to register. Saturday, November 23 at 10:30am
paris to pittsburgh climate changeJUST ADDED: Paris to Pittsburgh

Join Sierra Club and Milford Public Library for a FREE screening of Paris to Pittsburgh, a new film from National Geographic, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies -- narrated by Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act. Learn about their incredible stories and be inspired to create change in your own community!  There will also be a guest speaker who will share the latest information related to heat pumps. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Diane at dlentakis@sbcglobal.net. November 21 at 6:30pm Note: Due to Library renovations, this program will be held at the Fowler Building, next door to the Library.

pollinator pathway

Environmental: Pollinator Pathways
Pollinator Pathway Facilitator Mary Ellen Lemay will bring information about how you can turn your outside space, no matter how small, into a butterfly and bee haven.  With over 75 towns in CT and NY in various stages of launching Pollinator Pathway, this landowner outreach strategy has taken the region by storm in only 2 years. By planting natives, avoiding pesticides, and reducing lawn, this very scalable initiative has the potential to create healthy, connected habitats for pollinators and wildlife as they move across the landscape. This event is co-hosted by Environmental Concerns Coalition and Milford Public Library. Saturday, November 16 at 2:00pm.  Note: Due to Library renovations, this program will be held at the Fowler Building, next door to the Library.

Smart homeTech: Smart Home
This is a program on how to integrate smart home devices into your life. Many household electronics today come with built in CPUs and radios allowing them to connect to the internet. Discover the available options, and determine what might make your home a smarter home! From lights that turn on and off as you come and go, to coffee pots that remind you to fill them, and much more! Space is limited. Please call 203-783-3292, or stop by the Reference Desk to register. Thursday, November 14 at 7:30pm 
Elderly BrothersMusical Event - The Elderly Brothers!
Long-time popular solo artists, T-Bone Stankus and Brian Gillie have teamed up as The Elderly Brothers, and will be serving up mint condition "oldies" rock 'n' roll with pitch perfect harmonies and soulful improvisations as fresh as the originals. Enjoy the '50s and '60s bandstand repertoire that has made them such celebrated performers. Sunday, November 10 at 2:00pm.  Note: The Library is open only for this special Sunday event.  
3D printerTech: 3D Printing Demonstration
A short historical overview will be presented along with a look at current and future 3D printing technologies and their uses. PLA filament will be loaded into the Ultimaker 2+ printer and a small print will be made for the demonstration. Space is limited. Please call 203-783-3292, or stop by the Reference Desk to register. Saturday, November 9 at 10:30am.
napkin ringsAdult Craft: Felt Napkin Rings
Set your Thanksgiving table wih beautiful felt napkin rings with a fall leaf decor.  Class size is limited.   Please call 203.783.3292 to register. Thursday, November 7 at 2:00pm
genealogy

Genealogy:  Simple Ways to Organize Your Research
Join genealogist Greg Thompson for this monthly workshop on genealogy research.  This month's topic is "Simple Ways to Organize your Research". The library has a number of  online tools to assist with your research, including Ancestry (library edition) and American Ancestors.
Monday, November 4 at 1:00pm.

ONGOING
knittingCalling 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.

brain station

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, November 7 at 10:00am
Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel


Popular Fiction Book Group:
Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00pm
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Classic Book Discussion:

Thursday, November 21 at 10:00am
My Antonia by Willa Cather

 

Barnes & Noble Book Discussion:

Tuesday, November 5 at 7:00pm
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (location: Barnes & Noble, Milford)                                                          


 

There will be no Tuesday movies during the library renovation project. Please visit our neighboring libraries to see their movie line-ups!

  
October Gallery Space: Matt Fowler
November Gallery Space: Tony Arnold
October Display Cases: Party in the Stacks! / Friends of the Milford Library
November Display Cases: Walnut Beach Association
 
 
 
Thank you to the Friends of the Milford Library for generously funding our programs.