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SAVE THE DATE

It's back - Party in the Stacks!

 

After a COVID hiatus, the Friends of the Library  Annual Fundraiser is back! This year's event hosts a storybook theme, Party in the Stacks, Where Dreams Come True.  This adults-only  event features delicious themed appetizers from Christopher Martin's, specialty drink and adult beverages from The Crushed Grape, music, dancing, raffle/auction prizes, and a trivia contest!  Costumes are optional, but encouraged.  What could be better than channeling your inner childhood storybook hero - whether a princess, wizard, or Winnie the Pooh - and celebrating in the library after-hours!                  

 

 

When: October 22, 2022, 7:00pm-10:00pmParty in the Stacks
 

Ticket prices: $45.00/person, through September 30th.

Beginning October 1, prices go up to $55.00/person.  Tickets will be available at the door. Members of the Friends of the Library who purchase tickets ahead of the event will get a $5.00 drink/raffle coupon.

 

Tickets are available online through BiddingOwl (credit/debit/paypal), or at the Library Circulation Desk (cash/check only), beginning August  22. 

 

 

 

 Bookpage*NEW* BookPage Digital Edition
 

The popular book review magazine is now online and available for Milford patrons!  Browse the latest issue, or review the prior year's issues! The site has a link back to our catalog so you can easily request books for pickup!  
We do have a limited number of print copies available for pickup at our service desks.   

*NEW* Online Author Talks from Bestselling Authors! 

We are excited to announce a new online author talk series brought to you by our Friends of the Milford Library, in partnership  with the Library Speakers Consortium!

Each  month we will be offering 2-3 online talks with bestselling authors and thought leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the speakers, and programs will be filmed and archived for access after the event.  This is an amazing opportunity to bring well known and influential authors to our community. 

Bookmark and link to the speaker site, and register for upcoming programs!

 https://libraryc.org/milfordpubliclibrary

  

Raising Thrivers: Parenting Tips & Tools to Help Kids Thrive in an Uncertain World - Author Talk with Michele Borba

Michele Harper - NYT Bestselling author and NYT Notable book
Thursday, September 8th at  2:00 PM EDT
See More and Register

Author Talk With Journalist and NYT Bestselling Author, Simon Winchester
Simon Winchester -  Author of nonfiction works such as " Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World" and "The Professor and the Madman" 
Tuesday, September 20th at 2:00 PM EDT
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Trust - Author Talk With NYT Bestselling Author, Hernan Diaz
Pulitzer Prize finalist and PEN/Faulkner Award Winner will discuss his latest novel, "Trust". 
Tuesday, September 27th at 4:00 PM EDT
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Not Nice: Stop People Pleasing, Staying Silent, and Feeling Guilty - Author Talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura

We invite you to join us for a talk with Dr. Aziz Gazipura, one of the world’s leading experts on social confidence as he discusses how to stop being too nice and worrying about what others might think. Are you too nice? Do you find it hard to be assertive and ask for what you want? Did you know millions of people struggle with being “too nice”? Being nice can make it hard to speak up, say “no,” or do something that might upset someone.This talk will teach participants that the opposite of nice is not mean but rather real. You’ll learn how to say “no” when you want and need to, confidently ask for what you want and eliminate feelings of guilt, anxiety, and worry about what others will think

Thursday, October 13th at  4:00 PM EDT
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Where the Children Take Us - Author Talk with Zain E. Asher

Join us in conversation with popular CNN Anchor, Zain E. Asher, as she discusses her moving and inspiring memoir Where the Children Take Us. In her memoir, Zain E. Asher, tells the story of her mother's harrowing fight to raise four children as a widowed immigrant in South London. There is tragedy in this tale, but it is not a tragedy. Drawing on tough-love parenting strategies, Obiajulu Ejiofor teaches her sons and daughters to overcome the daily pressures of poverty, crime and prejudice--and much more. With her relentless support, the children exceed all expectations--becoming a CNN anchor, an Oscar-nominated actor--Asher's older brother Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)--a medical doctor, and a thriving entrepreneur.

Tuesday, October 18th at  7:00 PM EDT
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The Diamond Eye - Author Talk with Kate Quinn

Join us for a captivating conversation with historical fiction writer Kate Quinn as she discusses her newest release, The Diamond Eye, and her other works. Quinn is the author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The Alice Network, The Huntress, and The Rose Code. Quinn’s latest book, The Diamond Eye, offers an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story. 

Tuesday, October 25th at  7:00 PM EDT
See More and Register

 

 

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SEPTEMBER  / OCTOBER 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 
Find Success and Achieve Your Goals  - author talk with Chad Betz
Joins us for tips, a book talk, and signing with author Chad C. Betz for his newest publication,  The Second Mouse Gets the Cheese: Avoid the Traps and Get Your Reward!.  Copies of the book will be sold by the author for $15.00 cash, check, credit card, Venmo, or Paypal.  Drop-in, no registration necessary. Questions? Email Diana Preece at dpreece@milfordct.gov Saturday,  September 17, 11:00am
Job Hunt & Resume Tips
Job resources are always available at the library but sometimes you need some one on one time. Drop in to pick up some information or get some fresh ideas to make sure you're on the right job search track. Bring your resume, or get tips on how to start a new one. Drop-in, no registration necessary. Questions? Email Diana Preece at dpreece@milfordct.gov Thursday, September 22, 10-12 and 1-3 
Your Shop at Etsy
Find out how to open your own shop on Etsy's marketplace. Learn how to stock your shop with merchandise, how to integrate your shop with other online services such as Printify, and learn what to expect from the costs of doing business. Drop-in, no registration necessary. Questions? Email Fred Danowski at fdanowski@milfordct.gov Thursday, September 22, at 7:00pm.  

*SPECIAL MUSICAL  EVENT*
The Elderly Brothers
Long-time popular solo artists, T-Bone Stankus (guitar) and Brian Gillie (keyboards) have teamed up as The Elderly Brothers, serving up mint-condition “oldies” rock ‘n’ roll with pitch-perfect harmonies and soulful improvisations as fresh as the originals.  No sleepwalk down memory lane with these guys.  Their radiant renditions, audience interaction, dancing groove and dose of mischief make their ‘50s and ‘60s rock-hop repertoire a unique and contagious kind of fun, and a joyous celebration of some good ol’ fashioned shake, rattle and roll! Sunday, September 25, at 2:00pm.  Please note the Library is open ONLY for this special musical presentation. 

 

International Observe the Moon Night
Visit our YouTube Channel to view a presentation on lunar history and find information about entering your photos of the moon to the NASA CT  Space Grant Photo Contest.  Questions? Email Fred Danowski at fdanowski@milfordct.gov Saturday, October 1  
Cut the Cord
Find out how to use internet streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and You Tube to supplement your TV and movie viewing options.  Drop-in, no registration necessary. Questions? Email Fred Danowski at fdanowski@milfordct.gov Thursday, October 13, at 7:00pm.  
Genealogy with Greg Thompson
Discover your family tree! Genealogist Greg Thompson cover different topics each month to help you in your own genealogy research. The October topic: Using Historical Newspaper for Genealogical Research.  Monday, October 3 at 11:00am. Questions? Email Diana Preece: dpreece@milfordct.gov
An Historical Account of Charles Island
CT Author Michael C. Dooling will give a talk about the new stories in his updated 2nd edition book,
 An Historical Account of Charles Island, which will be for sale at the event. The book cost is $21.95, cash/card/check payable to the author.  Purchase not necessary for attendance.  Saturday, October 15 at 2:00pm. Questions? Email Diana Preece: dpreece@milfordct.gov
Job Hunt & Resume Tips
Job resources are always available at the library but sometimes you need some one on one time. Drop in to pick up some information or get some fresh ideas to make sure you're on the right job search track. Bring your resume, or get tips on how to start a new one. Drop-in, no registration necessary. Questions? Email Diana Preece at dpreece@milfordct.gov Thursday, October 27, 10-12 and 1-3 
Queer History with Sarah Prager
Author and advocate for queer history education, Sarah Prager, will discuss the little-known history made by countless LGBTQ individuals. For adults and students in grade 6 and up. Questions? Email Danielle Valenzano at dvalenzano@milfordct.gov.  Wednesday, October 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:

Flawless by Heather Graham
Thursday, October 13 at 10:00am
Questions? Email facilitator Cathy Ratzenberger:cratzenberger@milfordct.gov
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library Reference Desk

Popular Fiction Book Group:
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00pm
 Questions? Email facilitator Chris Angeli: cangeli@milfordct.gov
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library Reference Desk

 

Classic Book Discussion:
The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty
Thursday, September 29 at 10:00am
Questions? Email facilitator Nancy Abbey: nancyabbey26@gmail.com
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library Reference Desk

Classic Book Discussion:

Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
Thursday, October 27 at 10:00am
Questions? Email facilitator Nancy Abbey: nancyabbey26@gmail.com
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/

September Gallery: Fairfield Fiber
October Gallery: Friends of Milford Library

September Display Cases: Fairfield Fiber
October Display Cases: Friends of Milford Library

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