Milford Public Library

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SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF THE MILFORD LIBRARY
Visit the Friends ongoing booksale in the Library Lobby.  Fiction, Non-fiction, Children's Books, DVDs - all at unbelievable prices! Book sale is available during all open library hours. 

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. Cash or check only. Checks made payable to the Friends of the Milford Library. 

 

Canvas Book Bag: $10.00
Coffee Mug: $10.00

Window Cling: $5.00

Face Mask (youth or adult size): $3.00

 

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 smileAs you do your online shopping, sign into smile.amazon.com, and choose the Friends of The Milford LIbrary as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase to the Friends!    Thank you!
 
Visit Friends of the Milford Library for more information on this organization
MAY PROGRAMS 
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 
May & June Adult Take & Make: Borax Crystals
With just a few simple ingredients you can make lovely crystals. You supply food coloring and a Mason jar, the kit will contain everything else needed. While supplies last. Available at the adult circulation desk beginning in May.  Instructions are posted HERE on the Library's YouTube Channel. 
Genealogy with Greg Thompson
Our ever popular monthly genealogy class is back in person! Genealogist Greg Thompson will show you how to get started with your family tree.  No reservations required. Questions? Email Nancy Abbey: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Monday,  May 2 at 11:00am
Basic Image Editing with GIMP
Looking for an alternative to Photoshop? The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is getting better with every release! We will cover how to read and apply a histogram to make your images look better. We will also discuss downloading, configuration, cropping and more. Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.govThursday, May 12 at 7:00pm
ArtScapades presents: Fauvism and Beyond
In this program, ArtScapade lecturers Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman will look at the beginnings of Modern Art starting with Henri Matisse and Andre Derain, artists who explored a new freedom and spontaneity in painting. ArtScapades lectures look at the important artists of the period including background information on each artist’s life and work, characteristics of style, and the relationship of the artistic movements to historical and intellectual currents of the time. Questions? Email nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit ArtScapades to obtain the Zoom information.  Thursday, May 19 at 7:00pm
Author Talk:  Marissa D'Angelo's Tales of Charles Island
Connecticut native Marissa D'Angelo's fascination with the legends surrounding Charles Island inspired her new series of books: 
  • The Cursed Spirit (released Friday, April 15th)
    This novel is a time warp back to the 1600’s when the Native Americans were the main people who resided on the land. The chief’s son, Catori, seeks to find out why the island is off limits to his tribe. When a creature that is said to lurk in the shadows of night’s abyss becomes a reality, it leaves Catori with no choice but to do whatever it takes to save his people.
  • The Cursed Vessel (Coming June 2022)
    The open waters were the gateway to freedom that William desired most. After a quick turn of events, lucid daydreams turned into reality. The gateway to independence lay within voyages throughout the seas. Falling into the hands of the darkest of paths, William becomes the rumored Captain Kidd that made history.

    Books will be available for purchase. $15.00/book; Cash, Venmo or Paypal accepted. 10% of the proceeds from the series will be donated to the reforestation of Charles Island.  Questions? Email Nancy Abbey: nabbey@milfordct.gov.  Saturday, May 21 at 2:00pm

Classical Guitar Concert
Classical guitarist Dr. Francesco Barone will present a recital of classical guitar music from the traditional and twentieth-century repertoires. The first half of the program features music of the baroque and classical periods, including Mauro Guliani’s Grande Sonata Erocia as well as Lute Suite no. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The second half will include music written in the 20th century, including Frank Martin’s Quatre Pieces Breves (1933) and The Elves Suite (1984), a piece written by living Russian composer Nikita Koshkin. The performance will last 90 minutes with 60 minutes of music and a brief intermission. Francesco Barone is an award winning guitarist who has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber musician. He was a prize winner in the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society Guitar Competition and has had performances broadcast on NPR. He received a DMA from the Hartt School, University of Harford. Questions? Email Nancy Abbey: nabbey@milfordct.gov Sunday, May 22 at 2:00pm  (For additional guitar programs, be sure to visit The Milford Arts Council website)

Job Hunt & Resume Tips
No matter where you are in your job search, chat a few minutes with the Reference Librarian and pick up some info and great tips. Get fresh ideas, find new places to apply, bring your resume...or learn how to start one! Drop-in, no registration necessary. Questions? Email Diana Preece at dpreece@milfordct.gov Thursday May 26, 10-12 and 1-3 
The Best Free Windows Software
We will discuss free services that are available through websites, standalone desktop applications, image editing programs and services that allow you to edit PDFs. Learn where to find free password managers, audio editors, and screen capture options. Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.govThursday, May 26 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! 
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. UPDATE: Due to COVID concerns, the Needlepoint Group has suspended in-person meetings until further notice.
Knitters & Quilters: Meet every Friday at 1:00pm in the Library Program Room. 
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUPS  

Please note:  Our book groups meet in person in the Library Program Room.

 

Romance Book Group:

Virgin River by Robyn Carr
Thursday, May 12 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 Reference Desk

Popular Fiction Book Group:
Pretty Things by Janelle Brown
Tuesday, May 17 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 Reference Desk

 

Classic Book Discussion:
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Thursday, May 26 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 Reference Desk


Racial Justice Book Discussion:
This book group is on hold. Please check back for updates. 
 

 

 Window Mural courtesy of Crystal Beetham. Crystal Beetham Art: https://csbart.wordpress.com/

May Gallery: Mary Elizabeth Peterson

May Display Cases: Milford Historical Society

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