Milford Public Library

Party in the Stacks 2018!
The Legends of Charles Island

On Saturday, October 20th, 7:00pm-10:00pm, the Friends of the Milford Library will be hosting our third annual The Party in the Stacks!  This will be a fun, after-hours, adults-only,  event at the library! Our theme this year is “The Legends of Charles Island”, a celebration of pirates, shipwrecks, mermaids and other seafaring literature.  The party features DJ, dancing, silent auction, special themed game, and, for those that like to dress up - costumes are encouraged (but not required)! For costume inspiration, think pirates, mermaids, sea captains and other literary sea-inspired creations!


Silent Auction
The party includes a silent auction which is an important part of this special event and offers a eclectic array of items, including an African Safari, a sailboat, original artwork, museum passes, theater tickets, professional portraits, and more! Additional items are still being added, so come back often. Pre-bidding will take place from October 8th through October 19th at 3 pm.  Bidding will transfer to the party and continue for party attendees.
View auction items here! 



UPDATE: Discounted ticket pricing has been extended through Tuesday, October 2!

Ticket Price - Through September 30th
$40.00 - Single Adult Ticket (purchase online or at the library)
$35.00 - Special FOML member discount (purchase at the library only)


Ticket Price - Starting October 1st
$50.00 - Single Adult Ticket (purchase online or at the library)

Click here for online ticket purchase and to view Silent Auction items!



BURBIO - Milford's Community Calendar!

If keeping track of all the great events happening around Milford is difficult, we are introducing a new city-wide event calendar, Burbio! Burbio is a free website iOS and Android app, and Alexa skill that puts Milford school,  library, government and community events in one place.  With residents can select calendars to follow, create a personalized event feed, sync events to their Google or Apple calendar and be notified when things change.   Burbio is free for residents and free for non-profits to stream their events. 

StoryWlak     Eagle Scout Project - StoryWalk

Eagle Scout candidate Marco Buschauer, Troop 1 in Milford, is working on an exciting project to benefit the residents of Milford.  Click HERE to learn all about his StoryWalk project!
Stephen KingStephen King: Master of Horror
This informative and entertaining lecture looks at Stephen King's life and complete body of work.The program is based on presenter Stephen Spignesi's new book, Stephen King, American Master, his sixth book about King and his work. A signed brochure will be given to all attendees. Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30pm  
seeing allredSeeing Allred: A Biographical Portrait of Gloria Allred
The CT Chapter of NOW presents a free screening and audience discussion of Seeing Allred, a documentary that provides a candid look at one of the most public cursaders against the war on women. Monday, October 29 at 6:30pm. Please note: the library is open ONLY for this special event.
Libby ebookseBooks for Android Users!
The library offers access to thousands of eBook titles for residents with library cards through the Overdrive platform and its app, Libby. There are never any late fees, and using the service through their app couldn’t be any easier. Staff will present an informative overview on how to get started! This session will be for users of devices running the Android operating system. Thursday, October 25 at 7:00pm 
career coach busAmerican Job Center Southwest Career Coach Bus

The internet has made it easy for people to search out and apply to many job opportunities.  But sending out more applications doesn’t increase your chances of getting hired.  Sending out better applications does!  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. Please contact the Reference Department to register for a time. Thursday, October 25, 10:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm. 

fisher catFishers - Our Resident Weasels

The fisher, or fisher cat, is a small, carnivorous mammal native to North America, making an increased appearance in our area. Fishers eat mice, porcupines, squirrels, rabbits, birds, shrews, and sometimes, other carnivores.  Fishers have few predators besides humans. Naturalist Richard Taylor will introduce us to the world of the fisher, its life cycle, preferred living quarters, and much more.Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00pm

joint replacementJoint Replacement Surgery

Dr. Michael Lim, a Milford orthopedic surgeon at the CT Joint Center at Milford Hospital, will present an informational session on joint replacement surgery. Dr. Lim consistently ranks in the top 1% nationally in positive patient experience and the Connecticut  Joint Center is a Blue Distinction Center  that is recognized by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield for Specialty Care in joint replacement and is a Cigna Center of Excellence. Dr.  Lim is recognized for hip and knee replacement surgery. He will outline the goals of joint replacement, why it may be necessary, the risks and outcomes of surgery. If you are considering a joint replacement, this workshop is your opportunity to consider all the options.Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00pm

SBAOne on One Business Advice from the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Are you an entrepreneur trying to start and grow your own business? Staff from the SBA will be at the library to  help you develop your vision and bring it to life! Whether you have a great idea and want to turn it into a great business, or need help developing a  business plan, launching, managing your day to day operations  or growing your business, SBA can give you free counseling to assist you. Bring your dream to fruition with the SBA’s advice.  Register for a time slot by calling the Milford Public Library Reference Dept. at 203-783-3292. Tuesday, October 23, 12:00noon-2:00pm

rbdigital audiobookseAudiobooks for Apple iOS users!
The library offers access to thousands of eAudiobook titles for residents with library cards through the platform RBdigital. There are never any late fees, and using the service through their app couldn’t be any easier. Staff will present an informative overview on how to get started! This session will be for users of Apple devices. Thursday, October 11 at 7:00pm 
Half the ChildLocal Author: William McGee
Milford author Wlliam McGee will be reading from his new novel, Half the Child. The novel tackles the rarely explored issues of child abduction and parental alientation. Copies of the book wll be available for sale for $15.95. Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00pm
Charles IslandIn Search of Charles Island
Michael Dooling, author of An Historical Account of Charles Island, will speak about the island's history. Sources including maps, town records, news accounts, 19th century journals and personal accounts make a unique perspective. The Mattatuck Museum has loaned artififacts from Charles Island which wil be on display at the Library for the month of October.  This program ties in with both our One City One Story selection this year, as well as our Friends of the Library event, Party in the Stacks: The Legends of Charles Island. Tuesday, October 9 at 7:00pm.
MangoLearn a new language online - Mango Languages
Online language learning, bursting with culture and fun! Accessible anywhere using your library card! Choose from over 71 languages, including latin, pirate and ESL courses; immmerse yourself in specialty courses such as arab etiquette, flamenco dancing and feng shui; and watch movies designed to improve your fluency. Saturday, October 6 at 2:30pm
Korean foodKorean Cooking Demonstration
The Korean Spirit  and Culture Promotion Project will have a cooking demonstration featuring some of the most loved dishes in Korean cuisine. A delicious lunch will be served. Space is limited, please call 203-783-3292 to register. Saturday, October 6 at 11:00am.
nautical napkin ringsAdult Craft: Nautical Napkin Rings
Conversation and crafting - what's better!  This month we carry on  the nautical One City One Story theme, creating beautiful nautical napkin rings that will grace your table with fun and flair! All materials and instruction provided.  Registration limited - please call 203-783-3292 to reserve your spot!
Thursday, October 4 at 2:00pm.  
tax lawsUnderstanding the New Tax Law
Rebecca Miller and the Center For Financial Awareness will present a workshop on the new tax laws.  Ms Miller will discuss changes in future tax brackets, modified deductions and credits, Schedule A deductions, mortgage interest, charitable contributions and medical expenses; she will also address limitations to state and local taxes as well as changes to the estate tax. Learn how the new laws affect you! Tuesday, October 2 at 7:00pm.

Milford AliveMilford Alive! Small Business Growth Workshop

Milford Alive is a new group formed to celebrate, educate and support local businesses. In this workshop the group will explore ways to create actual profit in your business. Lunch provided by our friends at the Subway store in the Dock Shopping center in Stratford, CT. This event is co-sponsored by the Milford Public Library, The UPS Store on Cherry St in Milford, and Milford’s Economic & Community Development.  Register at: (click on the Events Calendar). Tuesday, October 2, 12:00noon-1:30pm

Greg Thompson, will explore different genealogy tools each month. Be sure to check out our online genealogy resources, including! Monday, October 1, 1:00pm.   
excelIntroduction to Microsoft Excel
This is a basic introduction to Microsoft Excel. Learn functions such as formatting cells, summing columns, and sorting data. Thursday, September 27, 6:30pm
transgenderTransgender 101
Join Jill Celentano for a comfortable presentation to learn what it means to be transgender. She will discuss the coming out, transition, and acceptance process. Jill will share her personal journey, victories and hardships, and answer questions. Tuesday, September 25, 7:00pm
multimeterTech: Multimeter Circuit Testing
Drop by the library makerspace, The Brain Station, for a demonstration of the proper use of a multimeter to test circuits for continuity, voltage, and resistance.
Multimeters are useful for any kind of electronics work, or if you’re thinking about doing electrical work in your home such as replacing receptacles or installing ceiling fans. Saturday, September 22, 2:30
bald eagleBald Eagles in Connecticut
Join Richard Taylor, Master Wildlife Conservationist from the CT DEEP Wildlife Team, for a presentation that will include the history, range, habitat, diet, nesting, breeding and recovery of bald eagles in Connecticut. Wednesday, September 19, 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 or visit our Brain Station web page for more information

Book Discussion Groups   Tuesday Movies

Romance Book Group:
Thursday, October 11 at 10:00am
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas

Evening Book Group:
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:00pm
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Classic Book Discussion:

Thursday, October 25 at 10:00am
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins


OCTOBER - Spooky Movies!

October 2:
The Babadook

October 9:

The Sixth Sense

October 16:

The Birds

October 23:

October 30:
A Quiet Place

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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