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BURBIO - Milford's Community Calendar!


If keeping track of all the great events happening around Milford is difficult, we are introducing a new city-wide event calendar, Burbio! Burbio is a free website iOS and Android app, and Alexa skill that puts Milford school,  library, government and community events in one place.  With Burbio.com residents can select calendars to follow, create a personalized event feed, sync events to their Google or Apple calendar and be notified when things change.   Burbio is free for residents and free for non-profits to stream their events.
Visit www.burbio.com to find your local calendar!


StoryWlak     Eagle Scout Project - StoryWalk

Eagle Scout candidate Marco Buschauer, Troop 1 in Milford, is working on an exciting project to benefit the residents of Milford.  Click HERE to learn all about his StoryWalk project!
PROGRAMS
clutterClutter, Clutter Everywhere!
Professional organizer Anita Taylor will show you the how and why of organizing all your stuff. Systems are the answer! Find easy solutions and simplify your life. Copies of her workbook, Anita's Book, will be available to purchase for $40.00 (cash only). Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00pm.
SBA

Small Business: One-on-One Advice from the SBA
The Milford Public Library is partnering with the SBA in offering one-on-one advice to entrepreneurs trying to start and to business owners to grow their own business. The Small Business Administration's  knowledgeable, dedicated expert will be at the library to  help you develop your vision and bring it to life! Whether you have a great idea and want to turn it into a great business, or need help developing a  business plan, launching, managing your day to day operations  or growing your business, SBA can give you free counseling to assist you. Register for a time slot by calling the Milford Public Library Reference Dept. at (203) 783-3292. Tuesday, November 27, 12:00-2:00pm.

citizenship

Naturalization Seminar
This seminar is for legal permanent residents and interested naturalization applicants. The topics covered at this free session will include:  1.) the naturalization process; 2.)  the naturalization test;  3.) The rights and responsibilities of U.S. Citizenship.  If you are considering U.S. Citizenship, then come to this informaitonal session to learn about the process  Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30pm

FoldItFoldIt: Solve Puzzles for Science
FoldIt is a crowdsourcing scientific tool that doctors use for protein research. There are several such puzzle "games"  free to play on the internet that help scientists with their research. Have fun while solving real world problems! Saturday, November 17 at 2:30pm
joe garbusMilford Author: Joe Garbus
Former alderman Joe Garbus will sign copies of his memoir, Kid from Pinsk. Joe's family was sent to a slave labor camp during WWII and his journey to America was filled with hardship. Copies of the book will be available to purchase ($20.00 cash only). Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30pm.
climate changeClimate Change and Milford: What the Future Holds in Store

Join us for a community conversation about climate change and its impact on Milford and other coastal communities.  Presented by Dr. Juliana Barrett and moderated by Emmeline Harrigan. Dr. Harrigan is an educator with the CT Sea Grant Program at UCONN, Avery Point, and Ms. Harrigan is the Assistant Planning Director for Fairfield. As a former Milford assistant city planner, Ms. Harrigan was involved in Milford's recovery following storms Irene and Sandy. Hosted by the Environmental Concerns Coalition and the Milford Public Library.  Saturday, November 10 at 2:00pm.

home buyingHomebuyer's Seminar: Findng the Right Sized Home

If you are thinking of retiring or relocating, maybe downsizing could be the right next move for you, and SAVE you money!  Join us to speak with professionals from Keller Williams Realty who will share their expertise to help ease the transition and simplify the tasks you’ll need to do. Saturday, November 10, 10:30am-12:00pm.

DIgital securityDigital Security: Defending your Accounts, Devices and Anonymity
Hacking effected nearly half of all Americans last year and cost businesses nearly half a billion dollars. Learn what you can do to better protect your online accounts, devices, and privacy. We will discuss types of threats, encryption schemes, strong and unique passwords, two-factor authentication, Tor/VPNs, and more. Learn methods to better secure your online presence and devices, and ways to better protect your privacy in today's digital environments. Thursday, November 8 at 7:00pm
veteransHonoring Our Veterans: The Last Full Measure of Devotion
Historian Hamish Lutris will discuss the ways veterans have been recognized for their service, and how that recognition has changed over time. Professor Lutris is an Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT. Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30pm
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Milford AliveMilford Alive! Small Business Growth Workshop
Milford Alive is a new group formed to celebrate, educate and support local businesses. In this workshop the group will explore the many facets of marketing and why you shouldn't rely on just one activity to be successful. Lunch provided by our friends at the Subway store in the Dock Shopping center in Stratford, CT. This event is co-sponsored by the Milford Public Library, The UPS Store on Cherry St in Milford, and Milford’s Economic & Community Development.  Register at: https://ctalive.org/milford/ (click on the Events Calendar). Tuesday, November 6, 12:00noon-1:30pm 
GenealogyGenealogy
Greg Thompson, will explore different genealogy tools each month. This month's topic is favorite genealogy websites. Be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including Ancestry.com! Monday, November 5, 1:00pm.   
Bob Kolb trioJazz with the Bob Kolb Trio
The Bob Kolb Trio will be playing a mixed set of songs, all with sunshine as part of the theme to cheer us as we enter Daylight Savings Time! These musicians bring a cool jazz feeling to any musical number. Sunday, November 4 at 2:00pm. Please note: the library is open ONLY for this special event.
veracryptTech: Veracrypt for Encryption
VeraCrypt is a free open source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.It can create a virtual encrypted disk within a file or encrypt a partition or (in Windows) the entire storage device with pre-boot authentication.Learn how to encrypt a container and to creat encrypted hidden volumes. Saturday, November 3 at 2:30pm

 
frameAdult Craft: Decorative Picture Frames
Conversation and crafting - what's better!  We’ve got frames and lovely floral pictures, plus glass mosaics and seashells.  We’ll be putting everything together to make a handsome, handmade picture, suitable for giving or getting. All materials and instruction provided.  Registration limited - please call 203-783-3292 to reserve your spot!
Thursday, November 1 at 2:00pm.  
Stephen KingStephen King: Master of Horror
This informative and entertaining lecture looks at Stephen King's life and complete body of work.The program is based on presenter Stephen Spignesi's new book, Stephen King, American Master, his sixth book about King and his work. A signed brochure will be given to all attendees. Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30pm  
seeing allredSeeing Allred: A Biographical Portrait of Gloria Allred
The CT Chapter of NOW presents a free screening and audience discussion of Seeing Allred, a documentary that provides a candid look at one of the most public cursaders against the war on women. Monday, October 29 at 6:30pm. Please note: the library is open ONLY for this special event.
career coach busAmerican Job Center Southwest Career Coach Bus

The internet has made it easy for people to search out and apply to many job opportunities.  But sending out more applications doesn’t increase your chances of getting hired.  Sending out better applications does!  If you are frustrated with  finding a great job,  then visit the experts at the  American Job Center Southwest Career Coach. The Career Coach is a one-stop shop on wheels and mobile classroom which brings career services and computer training to you. Please contact the Reference Department to register for a time. Thursday, October 25, 10:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm. 


 
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, November 8 at 10:00am
Close Relations by Susan Isaacs


Popular Fiction Book Group:
Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00pm
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Classic Book Discussion:

Thursday, November 29 at 10:00am
Paradise Lost by John Milton

 

NOVEMBER - Movies about Family

November 6:
Dan in Real Life

 

November 13:
Radio Days

 

November 20:
Home for the Holidays

 

November 27:
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner


All movies begin at 2:00pm
Free popcorn!

November Gallery Space: Sydney KmetzNovember Display Cases: Dennis Wan
Thank you to the Friends of the Milford Library for generously funding our programs.

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