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acorn appNew 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 forget to bring your library card with you. To download the free app, go to the Google Play or Apple App Store.
It's a Great Magazine Giveaway! 

To make room for new magazines, we are offering many of our 2019 magazines to you - for free!  To keep!  We have a large selection of titles and you are welcome to take as many as you would like.  This is a first come, first served basis - we will not take requests nor hold magazines.  Magazines are located on a table near the Circulation Desk.    Bring your own bag and stock up for the snowy months ahead! The Giveaway will continue until all magazines are gone. 
SUPPORT THE FRIENDS OF THE MILFORD LIBRARY
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.
Visit Friends of the Milford Library for more information on this organization

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Friends Holiday Merchandise Sale! 

 

Looking for a gift for a library lover?  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
Coffee Mug:  $5.00

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! 
 

 
Visit Friends of the Milford Library for more information on this organization

   DECEMBER PROGRAMS 
Take and Make for Grown-Ups!
A handmade decoration steals the show on a Christmas tree. Make a mini felt tree to add to your holiday decor!  We provide felt, templates and instructions on our YouTube channel. You provide glue, or a glue gun,  needle and thread, and scissors. View the simple instructions here .Kits are available at the Circulation Desk. One per family, please!  While supplies last.
A Soulful Holiday with Rhonda Denet
Welcome back the extraordinary vocal talents of Rhonda Denet as she fills our hearts (and ears) with joy and soul this holiday season. On her visits, Denet has rocked the house! We invite you to experience a holiday program like no other - right in your own home. Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit Soulful Holiday to register and receive the Zoom ID and password. Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00pm.
Cut the Cord: Internet Streaming Services
Learn about many of the different internet streaming options such as Netflix, Amazon Video, and YouTube. Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Cut the Cord to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Saturday, December 5 at 3:00pm.

Civil Rights in America Lecture Series
No Human is an Alien to Me: Immigration in U.S. History
Join us for this last program in our monthly lecture series  with Capital Community College history professor Hamish Lutris. This fourth lecture details the history of immigration in this country, and tells the story of various immigrant groups and their reception. Questions? Email: nabbey@milfordct.gov. Visit Immigration to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00pm.

How to Access ebooks via Overdrive
The library offers free ebooks, and eaudiobooks from Overdrive.  Learn how to use Libby, the Overdrive reading app, to downlaod, read and reserve thousands of titles!  All you need is a valid Milford Public LIbrary card. Questions? Email fdanowski@milfordct.gov. Visit Overdrive to register and receive the Zoom ID and password.Saturday, December 19 at 3:00pm.
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    

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Due to the rising COVID positivity rate in CT, and the state's rollback to Phase 2, ALL book groups will now be meeting virtually until further notice.  

 

Romance Book Group:

The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis
Thursday, December 10 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 Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
Tuesday, December 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:

Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville
Thursday, December 31 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

 

 

 

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

 

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