Milford Public Library

PROGRAMS
 MARCH PROGRAMS
It Happened in CTFrom the Kitchen to the Capitol
CT women who revolutionized American cooking, defied a government that taxed them but wouldn't allow them to vote, and shattered a political glass ceiling, will be highlighted in this presentation by author Diana Ross McCain. She will draw on her book It Happened in Connecticut for inspiring stories about remarkable women of the state's past. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.  Saturday, March 24 at 2:00pm
Home buyingHome Buying Seminar

Tired  of paying rent and are not sure of how to take the next step? Come to this free educational seminar to learn everything you need to know about buying your dream home. Experts in the real estate field will cover the following topics:  1.)  Purchase process from start to finish ; 2.) Ways to protect yourself throughout the process ; 3.) Current loan programs and rates ; 4.) Suggestions to help strengthen your credit ; 5.) Pitfalls to avoid during the process ; 6.) How to buy after a short sale or foreclosure, and more. Saturday, March 24 at 10:00am

drugs and alcoholHidden in Plain Sight:Teen Drug and Alcohol Trends
Do you know what to look for? Join us for an amazing & unique opportunity to learn what no one else is going to tell you about teen drug & alcohol trends. Adults will be able to walk through and experience a hand’s on search for clues of high-risk behavior “hidden in plain sight.” You’ll learn more about drug trends and signs such as: concealment areas, hidden containers, clothing, paraphernalia, logos and more! This is for adults only, who are parents, caregivers, educators, or work with youth. Light refreshments will be provided. Presented by the Milford Health Department and the Milford Prevention Council.  There is limited seating for this program.  Reserve your spot at: https://www.eventbrite.com. For more information contact Milford Prevention Council at 203-783-6676 or email info@milfordprevention.org. Thursday, March 22 at 5:00pm
Three season gardeningThree-Season Garden Planning
Certified Advanced Master Gardener Rachel Ziesk presents this first of three Spring gardening lectures. Learn how to plan your garden wisely so that your garden is always producing and in bloom.Two garden planners will be given out to all participants for use and help in your home garden. This series, now in its seventeeth season, is co-sponsored by The Friends of Milford Library and the Milford Recreation Department's Benson-Crump Community Gardens Program. Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30pm
Alzheimer's Disease

His Neighbor Phil - A Story of Love, Devotion and Alzheimers' Disease.
SYNERGY HomeCare is proud to present the movie, His Neighbor Phil, the story of  a man whose wife Mary has early onset Alzheimer's disease. The film depicts the effects of the disease not only on Mary but also the entire family and their community. While the film deals honestly with the realities of the disease, it focuses most of its attention on the tireless work of the caregivers. More about the film can be found at http://www.hisneighborphil.com. Wednesday, March 21 at 2:00pm

RiverdanceFamily Program: Irish Dance
Did you ever wonder where Riverdance came from and why Irish dancers don't move their arms? The teachers and dancers from the Brennan-Lucey Dance Academy are here to tell all! See the costumes, learn the history and even try a step for yourself! Saturday, March 17 at 10:30am
IrelandPhotography: Ireland in Dramatic Tone
Learn about photographic effects for landscape photos as Milford Photo's Jess Thompson reviews some of his images and discusses specific experiences with his gear and general scenic techniques he relearned while on holiday in Ireland. Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00pm
Reelin' AwayReelin' Away Performs Irish Music
Join Reelin' Away for an afternoon of traditional Celtic reels, jigs, airs and songs. This trio's repertoire is an eclectic mix that draws from a combination of instrumental and vocal traditions. Reelin’ Away features David Heiser on guitar, jaw harp and djembe, Willow Ann Sirch on fiddle and Jim Sirch on banjo, flute and bodhran
. Sunday, March 11 at 2:00pm
GenealogyGenealogy: Exploring World War I and II Draft Cards
A  drop-in group that explores different genealogy tools each month. Be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including Ancestry.com!   Monday, March 5 at 1:00pm.
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Environmental Film Series
What can you do to prevent climate change?  Milford Library and the Environmental Concerns Coalition (ECC) are co-sponsoring a series of programs featuring short films and speakers to raise awareness of the many issues that affect climate change.  The first film, “Trash is for Tossers,” will help show you easy ways to keep your trash to a minimum. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Steve Johnson, Milford’s Open Space and Natural  Resource Agent. Saturday, March 3 at 2:00pm

raindrop suncatchersAdult Craft - Raindrop Suncatchers

As the dreary, gray days of winter hang on, it’s nice to get a fresh pop of color through our windows. Learn how to make cheery teardrop shaped suncatchers at this free workshop. All materials and instruction provided. Please visit our Reference Dept. or call 203-783-3292 to reserve your spot. Thursday, March 1 at 2:00pm  

 FEBRUARY PROGRAMS
ExcelTechnology: Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Learn the basics of getting started with Excel: using worksheets, formatting cells, and more.  Thursday, February 22 at 7:00pm.
Career CoachCANCELLED - American Job Center Career Coach
Due to mechanical troubles, the Career Coach visit is cancelled.  We do not have a rescheduled date at this time.
If you are frustrated with finding a great job, then visit the experts at the American Job Center Southwest Career Coach. The Career Coach is a one-stop shop on wheels and mobile classroom which brings career services and computer training to you! Call or stop by the Reference Department (203-783-3292) to reserve your spot. Thursday, February 22 from 10:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm
Spignesi, Stephen AuthorUnusual Facts About Our Presidents
Bestselling author Stephen Spignesi explores a whole other side of our nation's leaders. From George Washington to Barack Obama, this collection of weird-but-true facts will shed light on the little-known quirkiness of our presidents. All attendees will receive a free, signed brochure about our presidents. Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00pm.
  
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, March 8 at 10:00am
A Green Journey by Jon Hassler


Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:00pm
The Lost Woman by Sara Blaedel

Classic Book Discussion:

Thursday, February 22 at 10:00am
The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham

Thursday, March 29 at 10:00am
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

 

Love is in the Air!
February 27:
Moonstruck

A Touch of the Irish

 

March 6:
Far and Away

March 13:

Philomena

March 20:
Angela's Ashes

March 27:
In America


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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