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Opening SoonThe Children's Department is

getting ready to reopen!!

 

Our temporary Children's space will be closed beginning January 11 so we can start moving everything back into our newly-renovated department!  Beginning January 4, 2021, some Children's materials will be moved to the adult floor, near the New Haven Avenue entrance so you can still browse and borrow books.  

 

Children's staff will continue to host online programs, answer email/phone and

pull holds if materials are accessible.

Please call 203-783-3312

or email mplchildren@milfordct.gov with any questions.

 

Plans are being finalized for our COVID-safe re-opening activities - stay tuned!

Overdrive

 

Important Update to our Downloadable E-content service:

The Milford Public Library has been offering digital content through two different platforms, Overdrive and rbDigital. Recently, Overdrive acquired rbDigital and the rbDigital platform will be discontinued. Our ebook and eaudio content will be moved from the rbDigital site to Overdrive on December 14.  

 

What does this mean for users of rbDigital?

 

  • Items checked out in the rbDigital app on December 14 will be available through the remainder of the loan period so readers can finish the title without disruption. 
  • Holds placed on rbDigital titles will NOT be moved over to Overdrive.  Users will need to re-place their holds in Overdrive.
  • Checkout history will NOT be moved over to Overdrive. 
  • E-magazines will remain on the rbdigital platform for a little while longer.  We expect that content to be moved to Overdrive sometime in January.

Overdrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries, and users can browse our digital collection, instantly  borrow titles and start reading or listening for free with a valid Milford Public Library card. Overdrive's award winning reading app, Libby, can be downloaded for free from the Apple or Google play marketplace.

 
acorn appNew 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 forget to bring your library card with you. To download the free app, go to the Google Play or Apple App Store.
SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF THE MILFORD LIBRARY
amazon smileDue 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

FOML window cling
Friends Holiday Merchandise Sale! 

 

Looking for a gift for a library lover?  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
Coffee Mug:  $5.00

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! 
 

 
Visit Friends of the Milford Library for more information on this organization

  JANUARY  PROGRAMS 

Take and Make for Grown-Ups!
Clothespins are useful for many things- including crafts! Make a planter, perfectly sized for herbs, using clothespins and a tuna can. Craft kits will contain clothespins and embellishments - you supply the tuna can. VIew the simple instructions here.  Kits are available at the Circulation Desk beginning January 1.  While supplies last.

Healthy Eating in 2021
Join Katie Shepherd, Registered Dietician from Food Explorers, to learn how to start the New Year off in a healthy way! No more calorie counting or juice cleanses, you'll learn how to determine if a diet is fact or fad.  You will also have the chance to cook along (or just watch) as Katie shows us how to make a delicious lunch prep recipe.  You will need: 1-2 sweet potatoes, 1 red onion, 1 pepper, olive oil, 1 avocado, 1 lime, salt, and rice, plus optional seasonings. Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit Healthy Eating to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Wednesday,  January 13 at 7:00pm.
Let's Talk Asimov
Learn about the life and accomplishments of scholar, author and philosopher, Isaac Asimov.  Asimov is the only author to publish books in every Dewey Decimal Division, which means that he published works in every major subject field.  Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Asimov to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Thursday, January 14 at 7:00pm.
What's it Worth?
It's time to get rid of that old stuff collecting dust! But before you  toss, find out if they might just be a treasure. Antiques expert Mike Ivankovich will be doing on -the-spot appraisals! Pick an item or two you are curious about, and Mike will give you an educated estimate. This program will also cover buying and selling tips and strategies.  Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit  What's it Worth to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Wednesday,  January 27 at 2:00pm.
Cut the Cord: Internet Streaming Services
Learn about many of the different internet streaming options such as Netflix, Amazon Video, and YouTube. Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Cut the Cord to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Thursday, January 28 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    

Romance Book Group:

The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
Thursday, January 14 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:
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
Tuesday, January 19 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:

Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Thursday, January 28 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

 

 

 

open book

  
Gallery Space: Rene James
 
Display Cases:   Ronda Zalenski

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

 

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