Milford Public Library

The Friends of the Milford Library Spring Book Sale!

Thank you to our hardworking Friends of the Library for another wonderful book sale!  Don't worry if you missed it, they operate an ongoing book sale in the lower lobby of the library!

 

PROGRAMS
Cut the cordCutting the Cord: Streaming Media
Tired of paying outrageous cable bills? Learn how to watch television shows and movies over the internet. Thursday, May 24 at 7:00pm
osteoarthritisOsteoarthritis: A Naturopathic Perspective

Naturopathic Medicine is a system of healing that uses natural modalities to make you feel healthy and pain free.  Hands on body work, vitamins, herbs and supplements as well as nutrition are some of the treatments used to treat osteoarthritis. Dr. Frank LaRosa, a naturopathic physician in Milford and founder of Arthrowell Naturopathic, will present the seminar. Wednesday, May 23 at 2:00pm        

SoldierA Well-Regulated Militia
Mark Albertson, historical research editor for the Army Aviation Association of America, examines the changes in America's defense from the colonial era through today. What constitutes a "well-regulated militia" and how does it affect a citizen's right to bear arms? Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00pm
Sustainable CTSustainable Milford - An Introduction

Sustainable CT (https://sustainablect.org/)  is a voluntary certification program to recognize thriving and resilient Connecticut municipalities. An independently funded, grassroots, municipal effort, Sustainable CT provides a wide-ranging menu of best practices. Municipalities choose Sustainable CT actions, implement them, and earn points toward certification.  City of Milford Open Source Agent Steve Johnson will present an overview of the program, and have small demonstarions on best practices to recycle, re-use and re-create.  Saturday, May 19 at 2:00pm

Downloadable audiobooksDownloadable AudioBooks for IOS
The Library offers access to thousands of eAudiobook titles for residents with library cards through RBdigital. There are never any late fees, and using the service through their app couldn’t be any easier. This session focuses on users with MAC/Apple products; additional sessions will be offered at later dates for other platforms. Thursday, May 10 at 7:00pm
Food PreservationPreserving Your Garden Harvest All Year Long
Certified Advanced Master Gardener Rachel Ziesk will teach different ways to preserve the fresh falovros from your garden, such as pickling, canning, fermentation and more.This program is part of  The Friends of the MIlford LIbrary and the Milford Recreation Department's Benson-Crump Memorial Community Gardens Program, now in its seventeeth year of providing quality gardening programs. Wednesday, May 9, 6:30pm
 
Job SearchJob Search and Networking Seminar

Devon Kiddoo, a career specialist, will present tips on locating your next job as well as helping you create a plan to develop the skills you need to make valuable connections with people who can advance your career. Coah Kiddoo will help you find the best matches for your skill set, and teach you how to utilize various job boards and websites to find the job best for you. Presented by the Goodwill Career Centers. Reserve your spot by calling the library Reference Dept. at 203-783-3292. Wednesday, May 9, 2:00-4:00pm.

GenealogyGenealogy: How to Compile an Oral History
A  drop-in group that explores different genealogy tools each month. Be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including Ancestry.com!   Monday, May 7 at 1:00pm.
Ask a Lawyer

Ask-A-Lawyer
In celebration of the 51st Anniversary of Law Day the Milford Bar Association, in recognition of the ideas of equality and justice for all, is hosting a free,informational clinic. Participants can meet with a member of the Milford Bar Association for 15-20 minutes and discuss general legal information of one's choice, and thereafter be provided with referrals to other legal services or sites. Legal pamphlets wil also be available for a limited number of legal topics. Interested parties are asked to contact Attorney Walter Sawicki at 203-647-2009 to schedule a time slot; walk-ins are also welcome. Saturday, May 5, 10:00am-2:00pm

Yogurt container planterAdult Craft: DIY Planters
Any time we can recycle and repurpose, it's good for the environment and good for us all! We will be repurposing yogurt containers into colorful, handy containers for small plants and seedlings. Perfect for a window herb garden! All materials and instructions provided. Class size is limited. Please call 203-783-3292 to register. Thursday, May 3 at 2:00pm
Equal Means EqualEqual Means Equal
MPL, Milford Speaks Out and the CT Chapter of the National Organization for Women present a free screening of the award-winning documentary, Equal Means Equal, followed by a panel discussion.  The film explores the 40-year fight to make the Equal Rights Amendment a part of the U.S. Constitution. Tuesday, May 1 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, May 10 at 10:00am
The Royal We by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan


Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00pm
The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Berry

Classic Book Discussion:

Thursday, May 31 at 10:00am
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

 

Steven Speilberg Month!
May 1:
The Terminal

May 8:
The Color Purple

May 15:

Catch Me If You Can

May 22:
E.T.

 

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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