*WE ARE OPEN!*
I am happy to report that the Library will be re-opening to the public on Tuesday, June 23; however, it will be with limited hours and services.
Please observe the following while making use of library services:
We ask for your patience and understanding as we move into this new phase while meeting the public safety guidelines set forth by the State. Hours and services are subject to change as we evaluate these new modifications.
Curbside pick-up of reserved materials is still available. You will be notified to schedule a pick-up appointment when your items are ready for pickup.
Please monitor your own health situation and if you are in a vulnerable category for infection, or are exhibiting any symptoms of the virus, please stay home. Library materials can be renewed online or over the phone; overdue fines are being waived at this time.
Staff are monitoring all phone and email accounts.
|Due 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.|
A very limited number of window clings will also be available at curbside pickup for a $5 cash donation. (Beginning Tuesday, June 16)!
|New 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.|
Kids don't get to have all the fun! Join the MPL Adult Summer Reading Program beginning July 1! Everything you read, listen to or watch earns you one point and a chance to win a goodie bag in a weekly drawing, Drawings will be held July 13-August 31. Visit ReadSquared, the library's online reading tracker to get started. (Paper reading logs are also available in the library). The ReadSquared landing page introduces you to ALL the MPL summer reading programs - children, young adult and adult. Once you register and enter you're age, you'll be all set!
|Reserve Library Books (and more!) from Home|
Learn how to search like a librarian and reserve books and movies. We will show you how to log into your account, use the online catalog and place requests. As a bonus, find out when we use Google, too! Questions? Email [email protected]. Visit Reserve Books from Home to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00pm
|Ebook & Audiobook Overview via Zoom - CANCELED|
Learn about the options for downloading library ebooks and audiobooks with a Milford Public Library card. Read or listen to books on most devices: smartphone, tablet, kindle, laptop and more! Wednesday, July 8 at 11:00am CANCELED. Email [email protected] if you would like one-on-one instruction.
|Race in America|
Milford Library is pleased to host a timely, thoughtful presentation on the history of race and race relations in America. Hamish Lutris, a historian and professor at Capitol Community College, will be the speaker. Understanding the role of race in America is critical to grasping what is happening around us today. Race has always thrown a long shadow over social, economic, and political affairs throughout our history. This talk will center on the idea of race and how it has affected the United States. English attitudes toward their own significance in Christian history will come face to face with the economic benefits of slavery and of dispossessing Native Americans of their lands. Also examined will be the actions of native-born Americans and recent immigrants’ toward preserving an “American Way of Life” in the face of new arrivals, namely the Irish and Chinese. Questions? Email: [email protected] Visit Race in America to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00pm
|Smart Home Presentation|
Learn how to integrate smart home technology into your life. Questions? Email [email protected]. Visit Smart Home Presentation to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Thursday, July 9 at 7:00pm.
All of us are finding it difficult to concentrate, and feelings of fear and stress have become a daily event. Mindfulness may help. It is defined as: the quality of state of being conscious or aware of something and also a mental state achieved by focusing awareness on the present moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting feeling, thought and bodily cessation.The quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.Mindfulness is a great method for centering your thoughts, and with consistency the practice may bring peace and rest. Milford Library is pleased to host a Zoom event presented by Stephen M. Cuddy.Cuddy is the Chair of Dual Recovery Anonymous weekly meetings, he has presented mindfulness events at Pratt & Whitney and for the National Alliance on Mental Health. He is currently working on a book called Health Rocks for Healing the Challenges of Depression. Website: CommonSymptomsofDepression.com. Questions? Email: [email protected] Visit Mindfulness Workshop to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Wednesday, July 15 at 7:00pm.
|Let's Talk Kubrick!|
A discussion of all things Stanley Kubrick in honor of the legendary filmmaker's 92nd birthday. Questions? Email [email protected]. Visit Stanley Kubrick to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Thursday, July 23 at 7:00pm.
|New England Legends|
The bizarre is closer than you think! Author and podcaster Jeff Belanger will take you on a multi-media journey through the unusual and paranormal side of New England history. Suitable for ages 9-99. Questions? Email: [email protected] Visit New England Legends to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Wednesday, July 29, 7:00-8:30pm.
|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