Milford Public Library

MUSEUM PASSES CAN NOW BE RESERVED!

 Library Insight is our new system for reserving and borrowing museum passes*. Passes can now be reserved up to 90 days in advance, some can even be printed at home - no need to pick up at the Library! Access our collection of passes by clicking on "Passes to Cultural Attractions" located in the left hand  column on this page. Call or stop by the library if you need assistance - we're happy to help you get started!


*The  Long Wharf Theater passes are not part of Library Insight; you must stop in the Library to reserve and pick up.  

Our museum pass collection and reservation system are generously funded by The Friends of the Milford Library.
 

 

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
Brian GillieThe Roots of Rock 'n' Roll
Brian Gillie's musical performance is unlike any history lesson you will ever see. History, humor, props, costumes, sound bites, stand-up piano playing, radio commercials, attitude and impersonations serve to reveal the sound of rock 'n' roll through its first 15 years. Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30pm.

 
handbellsBell and Chime Chorus
Join us for a performance by the ever popular Young at Heart Bell and Chime Chorus.These seniors from Black Rock Congregational Church perform with handbells and chimes, and offer a varied repertoire of hymns.
  Thursday, July 12 at 2:00pm
Amazon alexaTech: Amazon Alexa and the Echo Family of Devices
Unsure what Alexa can do? Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and other real-time information, such as news. This is a general overview for those interested in this new technology. Saturday, July 21 at 2:30pm
multimeterTech: Testing Circuits for Continuity, Voltage and Resistance
A demonstration of the proper use of a multimeter. Multimeters are useful for any kind of electronics work, or electrical work in the home. Saturday, July 7,  at 2:30-3:00pm
lace doily bowlAdult Craft:  Doily Dish
Doilies are out of fashion, but many of us still have them stored away - here's a fresh way to use them. Using fabric stiffener, we will be turning doilies into dishes! All materials and instructions provided. Class size is limited. Please call 203-783-3292 to register. Thursday, July 5 at 2:00pm
GenealogyGenealogy
Our monthly genealogy program is taking a summer break for July and August. Our presenter, Greg Thompson, will be back in September exploring different genealogy tools each month. In the meantime, be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including Ancestry.com!  

 
electric carPOSTPONED - Electric Vehicle Information Session
Experienced electric vehicle owners will discuss why they like their electric vehicles and how they use them on their daily commutes and longer distance drives, as well as how they charge the cars’ batteries. Learn about the differences between electric vehicles and conventional gas-powered cars (including why electric vehicles are much less expensive to operate and maintain), the widespread locations and different types of charging stations, the range of electric vehicle models available now, and the benefits of electric vehicles for the environment and for public health. Attendees will also learn about financial incentives from the Connecticut Green Bank for purchasing and leasing electric vehicles. Cars will be on display. Presented by Milford's Energy Advisory BoardSaturday, June 30 at 2:00pm   This program has been postponed to the fall (new date TBD) due to many local events and extremely limited parking this Saturday. We apologize for any inconvenience. 
ExcelBeginning Excel
Need help starting a spreadsheet? Get started with this basic overview, covering basic functions such as formatting cells, summing columns, and sorting data. Thursday, June 28 at 7:00pm
Birding in CTBird Walk with Frank Gallo
Bring your binoculars and wear your comfortable shoes - we're going outside! Bird expert and author, Frank Gallo, will lead all attendants on a one-mile walk to see what feathered friends can be spotted downtown. Afterwards, join us in the Library to hear about his latest book, Birding in Connecticut. Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30pm
Chilton DatabaseCar Repair Made Easy! Chilton's Automative Database
The well-loved series of Chilton's automative manuals is now online! The Chilton database has detailed information on most cars for do-it-yourself repairs. It also contains labor estimates for a multitude of professional repairs. Mechanics can also complete ASE test preparation quizzes through Chilton Automotive Library to study for their ASE certification. Learn how to access this resource using your Milford library card! Saturday, June 23 at 2:30pm.

 
Make music MilfordMake Music Milford
Make Music Milford is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city. The Library is joining the festivities with this free outdoor concert by singer/songwriter Frank Critelli. Performance will be in front of the library. Other music events will be taking place thoroughout the day at various locations throughout the City.  For more information, please visit:  http://www.makemusicday.org/milford/ .  Thursday, June 21, 5:00-6:00pm. 
Shell MiddenHistory on the Half Shell: A Native American Shell Midden at Laurel Beach
Join archaeologist and Field Director of the Laurel Beach II Project, Dan Zoto, for a presentation exploring 3,000 years of Native American life at the mouth of the Housatonic River. The tools, shells and animal remains discovered at the site piece together a story of land use over thousands of years. Wednesday, June 20 at 6:30pm
SBASmall Business Administration Workshop: How to Finance Your Small Business
Finding capital for your small business is NOT impossible. Get pointers from the SBA about SBA's guaranteed loan program and micro-loan program as well as other lending options. This free seminar is the last in a series of four SBA workshops. For more information, or to register, contact Lisa Powell at 860-240-4892 or lisa.powell@sba.gov. Tuesday, June 19, 5:30-7:30pm.
OverdriveOverdrive eBooks and Libby for Android OS
Milford Public Library offers access to thousands of eBook titles for residents with library cards through OverDrive. There are never any late fees, and using the service through the Libby app couldn’t be any easier. Learn how to get started at this informative overview for Android device users. Thursday, June 14 at 6:30pm
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, July 12 at 10:00am
My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith


Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00pm
Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

Tuesday, July 24 at 7:00pm
The Grilling Season by Diane Mott Davidson

Classic Book Discussion:

Thursday, July 26 at 10:00am
The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

 

JULY - Movies that Rock!

July 3:
La Bamba

July 10:

Sing Street
 

July 17:

The Wrecking Crew

July 24:
A Hard Day's Night

July 31:

Grease

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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