Milford Public Library



Party in the Stacks 2018!
The Legends of Charles Island

On Saturday, October 20th, the Friends of the Milford Library (FOML) will be hosting our third annual The Party in the Stacks!  This will be a fun, after-hours, adults-only,  event at the library! Our theme this year is “The Legends of Charles Island”, a celebration of pirates, shipwrecks, mermaids and other seafaring literature. 

 

Tickets to the live event can be purchased online via the link below or at the Milford Public Library.
 

Ticket Price - Through September 30th
$40.00 - Single Adult Ticket (purchase online or at the library)
$35.00 - Special FOML member discount (purchase at the library only)

 

Ticket Price - Starting October 1st
$50.00 - Single Adult Ticket (purchase online or at the library)

 

Click here for online ticket purchase!
 

WOWBRARY -  new books, movies and music at the Library!

We are excited to introduce our newest service - Wowbrary! a weekly email alert showcasing the newest books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books purchased each week.  When you spot something of interest, you can click on the item and be taken directly to our library catalog to place a hold.  Selecting  materials has never been so convenient. Review the new items, place a hold and we will contact you when your book, movie or music is ready for you! 
Get started today!

 

Libraries rock
Adult Summer Not-Just-Reading Program
Do you feel a library item or service rocked? Don't just sing it's praises, tell us about it! During July and August, every book, database, program and service recommendation gives you an entry into a weekly drawing for cool prizes! It gets better! At the end, all participants have a chance to win an ipad - thanks to the Friends of the Milford Library. Participants must be 18 or over. Details available at the adult Circulation Desk.
PROGRAMS
excelIntroduction to Microsoft Excel
This is a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel. Learn functions such as formatting cells, summing columns, and sorting data. Thursday, September 27, 6:30pm
transgenderTransgender 101
Join Jill Celentano for a comfortable presentation to learn what it means to be transgender. She will discuss the coming out, transition, and acceptance process. Jill will share her personal journey, victories and hardships, and answer questions. Tuesday, September 25, 7:00pm
multimeterTech: Multimeter Circuit Testing
Drop by the library makerspace, The Brain Station, for a demonstration of the proper use of a multimeter to test circuits for continuity, voltage, and resistance.
Multimeters are useful for any kind of electronics work, or if you’re thinking about doing electrical work in your home such as replacing receptacles or installing ceiling fans. Saturday, September 22, 2:30
bald eagleBald Eagles in Connecticut
Join Richard Taylor, Master Wildlife Conservationist from the CT DEEP Wildlife Team, for a presentation that will include the history, range, habitat, diet, nesting, breeding and recovery of bald eagles in Connecticut. Wednesday, September 19, 7:00pm

 
cut the cordStreaming Media: Your Options for Cutting the Cable TV Cord
Tired of paying outrageous cable bills? Find out how to watch television shows and movies over the Internet instead. Call the Reference Dept. at 203-783-3292 to register. Thursday, September 13, 6:30pm
job searchJob Searching and Networking
Devon Kiddoo, career specialist at the Goodwill Career Center, will provide tips on locating your next job, as well as helping you create a plan to develop the skills needed to make valuable connections with people who can advance your career. Call the Reference Dept. at 203-783-3292 to register. Thursday, September 13, 2:00pm

 
fall preventionFall-Free Living

Falls happen to more than 2.8 million older adults causing serious physical, functional, and financial consequences.  VNA Community Health and Hospice’s Fall Free Living Program can help reduce the incidence and negative impacts from falls. Join the Fall-Free Living Team of Experts and learn how to prevent falls, the building blocks of falling down, balance exercise demonstrations and receive a personalized balance assessment This program is a Triple Aim Award winning program from the Connecticut Association of Healthcare at home.Call the Reference Dept. at 203-783-3292 to register.Wednesday, September 12, 2:00pm

medicareMedicare Seminar

Trish Pearson, an independent agent, will review the various parts of Medicare, A, B,  C,  and D and provide step by step guidance on the enrollment process.The presentation will include an update on changes mandated by CMS and a look at how potential changes in the Affordable Care Act could impact Medicare recipients. Trish will also provide some key points to consider when choosing a senior health insurance plan.  Open enrollment is October 15 – December 7; if you are turning 65 in 2019, now is the time to learn about your options and the enrollment process.Call the Reference Dept. at 203-783-3292 to register. Tuesday, September 11, 7:00pm

GenealogyGenealogy 101
Our monthly genealogy program gets back to basics with an overview of the genealogy process, featuring guest speakers, Dick and Jane Platt. Dick is the former Milford Town Historian, and the Platts can trace their roots back to Milford's founding. Our regular presenter, Greg Thompson, will be back in October exploring different genealogy tools each month. Be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including Ancestry.com! Monday, September 10, 1:00pm.   
Amazon AlexaTech: Introduction to Amazon Alexa and the Echo Family of Devices
Have you wondered what Amazon's Alexa can do? The library presents a general overview of the tasks and programs the Echo device can do. Call the Reference Department at 203-783-3292 to register. Saturday, September 8, 2:30pm.
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, September 13 at 10:00am
The Truth About Love and Dukes by Laura Lee Guhrke


Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, September 18 at 7:00pm
The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille

Classic Book Discussion:

Thursday, September 27 at 10:00am
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

 

SEPTEMBER - *NEW* Movies!

September 4:
The Post

September 11:

The Greatest Showman

September 18:

Black Panther

September 25:
Darkest Hour


All movies begin at 2:00pm
Free popcorn!

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

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