Milford Public Library

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Opening SoonThe Children's Department is OPENING!

 

Our newly renovated Children's Room will officially re-open on Tuesday, March 9th! We are so grateful to our community for your patience and flexibility as we navigated construction in the time of COVID. We can't wait to show off the bright, spacious room and hope you will stop in to say hello!

Please remember, COVID protocols will still be in place, which means face masks, social distancing and capacity limits in the room. Curbside pickup is still an option if you are not yet comfortable entering the library.   
 

 

Please call 203-783-3312

or email mplchildren@milfordct.gov with any questions.

 

SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF THE MILFORD LIBRARY

FOML window cling
 It's the Friends' Merchandise Sale! 

 

  The Friends of the Milford Library are selling book bags, mugs, window clings and facemasks!

All merchandise can be purchased at the Library Circulation Desk.  Exact change or check only.  Checks made payable to the Friends of the Milford Library. 

 

Canvas Book Bag: $10.00
Window Cling: $5.00

                              Face Mask (youth or adult size): $10.00 

 

 

 

Window Clings can also be purchased online and mailed to you! 


Receive your exclusive 'I Milford Public Library' window cling by donating $5 to the Friends of the Milford Library below. 
 

Click here to get your cling!  
 

amazon smile Due to the pandemic, the Friends of the Milford Library's ongoing booksale has been greatly reduced. This  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.
 
Visit Friends of the Milford Library for more information on this organization
  FEBRUARY  PROGRAMS 
Job Search: Take & Make Kits
With our job search  Take & Make Kits, you can get fresh job search ideas, write your resume, and make sure you are "camera-ready" for that virtual interview. Physical kits are available in limited supply for pickup at the Reference Desk, while supplies last. Digital kits are available HERE for download. Questions? Email dpreece@milfordct.gov 
Take and Make for Grown-Ups!
Time to freshen up your kitchen with this unique Wine Cork Utensil Holder! We'll provide a kit with wine corks, you provide an empty tin can and glue.  This is an easy, fun craft that will put a bit of whimsy on your counter.  Instructions can be found on Milford Public LIbrary's YouTube Channel. Kits are available at the Circulation Desk beginning  March 2.  While supplies last.

The New Normal New England Road Trip

Did you miss the program?  You can view it on our YouTube Channel here!  The recording will only be available through March 10th, so watch it soon!
 Ted Reinstein will take us on a trip through New England - virtually! Ted's 20-plus years of reporting and telling stories from all over New England means this is not your average bus tour. Prepare to meet colorful characters, learn odd facts about familiar places, and of course, expect to visit at least a few fabulous classic diners. Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Tuesday, March 2 at 7:00pm.

Author Visit: Richard Seltzer
Milford Public Library is pleased to host local author, Richard Seltzer. Richard lives in Milford, where he writes fiction full-time. He has written over 20 books, in addition to pioneering books about internet business. Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit Local Author to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Wednesday, March 10 at 2:00pm.
Downloading eBooks using the Overdrive app, Libby
Learn how to access eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines, using the Overdrive app, Libby.  Your library can be available 24/7, learn how! Quuestions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Libby to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Thursday, March 11 at 7:00pm.
Understanding Your Canine Best Friend
Join Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener, to learn to think like your dog and 'speak' the language of canines. Learn the simple, dog-friendly changes in how to interact with your dog to transform its behavior in a kind, lasting way. Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit Best Friend to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Tuesday, March 16 at 7:00pm.

Special Zoom Series: The Vietnam Era
Milford Library is pleased to host a series presented by our favorite historian, Hamish Lutris.  In this series, Lutris will be examining the Vietnam Era from various points of view. The dates and topics are:

 

  • March 23: You Have a Row of Dominoes Set Up – The Vietnam War
  • April 13: They’re Here to Preserve Disorder – The Vietnam War at Home and the war's impact on our society
  • May 11: Breaking into the Home of Every Citizen –  Watergate 

As always, Lutris brings his exemplary knowledge and research, and presents the topic in easy to understand and compelling fashion. Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit Vietnam Era to register and receive the Zoom ID and password for the March 23 program. All programs begin at 7:00pm

3D Printing Demonstration
Learn about the history, and future, of 3D printing. We will explore 3D printing techniques and watch a 3D print being made! Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit 3D Printing to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Thursday, March 25 at 7:00pm.
ONGOING PROGRAMS
Need Assistance? Book-a-Librarian!
Did you know you can get one-on-one assistance with learning how to download ebooks, navigate the library catalog, job searching and more? Email mfdref@milfordct.gov with the topic you'd like to discuss and we will match you with a librarian who can help you!
Calling All Crafters! 
Our craft groups are not meeting at this time due to pandemic restrictions.
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
The Brain Station is closed until further notice due to pandemic restrictions.
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:

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
Thursday, March 11 at 10:00am
Please register in advance with facilitator Cathy Ratzenberger:cratzenberger@milfordct.gov
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library

Popular Fiction Book Group:
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Tuesday, March16 15 at 7:00pm
 Please register in advance with facilitator Chris Angeli: cangeli@milfordct.gov
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library

Classic Book Discussion:

Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Thursday, March 25 at 10:00am
Please register in advance with facilitator Nancy Abbey: nabbey@milfordct.gov
Copies of this title are available for pickup at the Library

 

Racial Justice Book Group:

This book group is run by various communtiy members and meets every other month. Copies of the book are available at the library. 
The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein
Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00pm, via Zoom.
  
The Zoom link and presenter information will be posted once available. 

 

 

open book

  
Gallery Space: Andy Bishop
 
Display Cases:   Nancy Abbey

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

 

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