Milford Public Library

The Library is currently closed to the public and we do not yet have a date set to re-open. Updates on programs and services can be found on our COVID 19 Updates on Library Services page. 
 

Contact information for library assistance, new cards, or card extensions:

Phone: 203-783-3290
Email: milford.public.library@biblio.org
Facebook: @MilfordPublicLibraryCT
Website: milfordlibrary.org

Staff are monitoring all phone and email accounts. 

 

digital access card
*NEW* If you are a Milford resident, but have never had a card, we are now offering Digital Access cards. Please complete the application form or contact us via phone, email or FB message to get started! We will need your name, current Milford address, email (required for digital access), phone number and date of birth. This card will allow you to access any of our online resources, including ebooks, e-audiobooks, and e-magazines! You may also use it to place reserves on library materials. Once we re-open you can stop by the library to upgrade it to a full service card!

     

amazon smileDue to the library closure, the Friends of the Milford Library's ongoing booksale has been suspended. This greatly impacts their fundraising efforts on behalf of the Library.  These funds pay for all our public programs, as well as special programs such as our Museum Pass service.  By signing into smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate 0.5% of every eligible purchase to the charity of your choice. Please, sign in today and choose the Friends of the Milford Library. Thank you.


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^^^above are special and permanent eResources during our temporary closure due to COVID-19. More options are being added!
 
acornNew for your phone! The Acorn Catalog app from Bibliomation, Inc. lets you search the library catalog, see what you have checked out or on hold, renew what you have checked out, and review your fines. You will need to sign into the app using your library card number and password. Bonus! Once you are signed in, the app can display your library card barcode, which you can use at the front desk if you forgot to bring your library card with you. To download the free app, go to the Google Play or Apple App Store.
MAY PROGRAMS 
The Library Zoom Room: Chats with Library Staff

Each week we will meet on Zoom for casual conversations on different topics.  No prep work needed - just a need to connect with your fellow library lovers.  Different staff may host, and topics will be announced.
May 26th : TV shows!  Share some of your favs – again, no judgement, just a fun hour sharing with each other
. Join us for good fun, a chat, and (hopefully) some laughter.  Please email: nabbey@milfordct.gov to get the info on joining our Zoom session. Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00pm

The Library Zoom Room: Chats with Library Staff

Each week we will meet on Zoom for casual conversations on different topics.  No prep work needed - just a need to connect with your fellow library lovers.  Different staff may host, and topics will be announced.
June 3 topic What Have You Been Buying Online!
Join us for good fun, a chat, and (hopefully) some laughter.  Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit Library Zoom Room  to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00pm

Chat with a Space Historian via Zoom
Rebecca Charbonneau is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and PhD candidate in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. Her field of study is the history of aerospace and astronomy in the 20th century, focusing particularly on US-Soviet collaboration in radio astronomy and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence during the Cold War. Ms. Charbonneau works with the Skype a Scientist organization which matches scientists with organizations and even private citizens for scientific discussions.  Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Chat with A Space Historian  to register and receive the Zoom ID and password,  Saturday, June 6 at 2:00pm

 
Reserve Books from Home!
Learn how to reserve books and movies for curbside pick-up. We'll show you how to log into an account, use the online catalog and place requests. Questions? Email dpreece@milfordct.gov.   Visit Reserve Books from Home to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.  Monday, June 8 at 3:00pm.  
Meditating with Amy
As we are adjusting to being home for weeks at a time, it's important to take care of ourselves and our mental health. Presenter Amy Rutledge is a certified Meditation Instructor from the Nalanda Institute of Contemplative Sciences in NYC. She teaches in the corporate setting at various companies, virtual group classes, private 1:1 virtual sessions, children’s meditation, and In-person classes and workshops. She teaches a variety of meditation types including Mindfulness, Loving-kindness, Creative Visualization, Sound Meditation using Tibetan Singing Bowls, lavender aromatherapy, and various holistic information for living a mindful and healthy lifestyle. Questions? Email nabbey@milfordct.gov. VIsit Meditating with Amy to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Tuesday, June 9 at 7:00pm.
The Library Zoom Room: Chats with Library Staff

Each week we will meet on Zoom for casual conversations on different topics.  No prep work needed - just a need to connect with your fellow library lovers.  Different staff may host, and topics will be announced.
June 10 topic: Whathhave you been appreciating during this time?  What is the first thing you wIll do when the quarantine is lifted?
Join us for good fun, a chat, and (hopefully) some laughter.  Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov.  Visit Library Zoom Room to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00pm

Let's Talk Sci-Fi!
Has it always bothered you that everyone in the galaxy speaks English in Stargate SG-1, or if you absolutely loved the way that H.G. Wells began his novel, War of the Worlds, then this is the discussion for you!  Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Let's Talk Sci-Fi to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.  Thursday, June 11 at 6:30pm.
The Library Zoom Room: Chats with Library Staff

Each week we will meet on Zoom for casual conversations on different topics.  No prep work needed - just a need to connect with your fellow library lovers.  Different staff may host, and topics will be announced.
June 17 topic: Gardening!
What have you been planting - pictures please!  Join us for good fun, a chat, and (hopefully) some laughter.  Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov.  Visit Library Zoom Room  to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00pm

AAA Traffic Safety Jeopardy via Zoom
This fun game will educate you about a variety of traffic safety topics. Whether you're a brand new driver or an experienced one, you're bound to learn something. Bring the whole family! Questions? Email nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit AAA Traffic Safety to register and receive teh Zoom ID and password.  Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00pm
The Library Zoom Room: Chats with Library Staff

Each week we will meet on Zoom for casual conversations on different topics.  No prep work needed - just a need to connect with your fellow library lovers.  Different staff may host, and topics will be announced.
June 24 topic: Friendship!
Have your friendships changed during this pandemic? For better or worse? Join us for good fun, a chat, and (hopefully) some laughter.  Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov .  Visit Library Zoom Room to register and receive teh Zoom ID and password. Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00pm

Multimeter Demonstration via Zoom
Learn how to test circuits for continuity, voltage and resistance. Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Multimeter Demonstration to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.  Thursday, June 25 at 6:30pm.
ONGOING PROGRAMS - CANCELED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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    

Romance Book Group*:

Second Thursday of the month at 10:00am
Facilitator: Cathy Ratzenberger, cratzenberger@milfordct.gov


Popular Fiction Book Group*:
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00pm
(Third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm)
Facilitator: Chris Angeli, cangeli@milfordct.gov
Visit the Popular Fiction Book Group to register for the Zoom ID and password

Classic Book Discussion*:
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Thursday, May 28 at 10:00am

The Awakening by Kate  Chopin
Thursday, June 25 at 10:00am

(Last Thursday of the month at 10:00am)
Facilitator: Nancy Abbey, nabbey@milfordct.gov

 Visit the Classic Book Discussion group to register for the Zoom ID and Password

 

*Please email the facilitator for information on how to join the discussion
 

 

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Gallery Space: Milford Senior CenterDisplay Cases: Milford Senior Center

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