Milford Public Library

PoetryThe City of Milford, Milford Public Library and the Milford Arts Council announce  we are now accepting applications to  be the next City of Milford Poet Laureate.
  
During his/her four-year term, the Poet Laureate will act as an advocate for poetry, literature and the arts and will contribute to the City's poetry and literary legacy through public readings and participation in civic events.
Details on the position, including application information, can be found in the Application packet


Questions may be emailed to: PoetLaureateCommittee@milfordct.gov

PROGRAMS
susan b. anthonySusan B. Anthony Comes to Milford
The Milford Suffrage Centennial Commiitee and the Milford Publc Library present actor Sheryl Faye as Susan B. Anthony.  Faye's portrayal contains a multi-media component, as she shares Anthony's life story. Anthony was a women's rights activist, who devoted her life to gender and educational equality. Sunday, March 1 at 2:00pm  NOTE: The Library is open ONLY for this special perfomance. 
overdrive ebooksBorrow E-Books using Overdrive
The Library offers access to thousands of eBook titles for residents with library cards through OverDrive. There are never any late fees, and using the service through the Libby app couldn’t be any easier. Bring your device and let library staff help you get started! This program is not for Nook or E ink Kindle owners. If you own one of these devices please call the library for assistance.  Space is limited, please call 203-783-3292 to register. Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm Note: This program will also be offered Thursday, February 13 at 7:00pm.
George WashingtonA Visit by George Washington, on his Birthday
Re-enacted by John Koopman III, General Washington will tell us about the Revolutonary War and his role in it. Koopman has portrayed Washington since 2006 at national and state parks, and other historic sites on the East Coast. He is the author of George Washington at War - 1776. Copies of the book will be for sale. Saturday, February 22 at 2:00pm.
19th amendmentMovie Screening: Iron Jawed Angels
In commemoration of the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Library has partnered with the Milford Suffrage Centennial Committee to show this film inspired by the fight to gain a women's right to vote in the United States. This program is part of a city-wide, year long commemoration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Thursday, February 20 at 7:00pm. NOTE: This program will be held at the Fowler Building (next door to the Library).  
 
ultimaker 3d printerTech: 3D Printing Demo
Curious about 3D printing? Visit our Brain Station makerspace for a demonstration of 3D printing with the LIbrary's Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer. A short historical overview will also be presented along with a look at current and future 3D printing technologies and their uses. PLA filament will be loaded into the printer and a small print will be made for the demonstration. Space is limited, please call 203-783-3292 to register. Saturday, February 15 at 10:30am
overdrive ebooks

Borrow E-Books using Overdrive
The Library offers access to thousands of eBook titles for residents with library cards through OverDrive. There are never any late fees, and using the service through the Libby app couldn’t be any easier. Bring your device and let library staff help you get started! This program is not for Nook or E ink Kindle owners. If you own one of these devices please call the library for assistance.  Space is limited, please call 203-783-3292 to register. Thursday, February 13 at 7:00pm Note: This program will also be offered Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm.

Blak Heritage stampsBlack Heritage Stamp Series
These stamps offer a wealth of educational information, significant to defining and shaping American life and culture through historic milestones, devoted to notable African Americans. This lecture will be accompanied by photos of the beautifully designed stamps.  Lecture presented by Alicia Labrador. This program is part of our month long celebration of Black History Month. Wednesday, February 12 at 6:30pm.   
 
rhonda denetTribute to Aretha Franklin
We welcome the extraordinary vocal talents of Rhonda Denet who, accompanied by Michael Bardash, will help us celebrate the music of Aretha Franklin. Homage is paid to the Queen of Soul by performing some of her most successful hits, such as Think, Respect, and Freeway of Love. This program is part of our month long celebration of Black History Month. Sunday, February 9 at 2:00pm.  NOTE: The Library is open ONLY for this special perfomance.
valentine cardAdult Craft: Valentine Cards
A handmade card is a gift from the heart! The library supply box will be open for you to fashion the perfect card for your loved one. All materials and instructions included. Class size is limited.   Please call 203.783.3292 to register. Thursday, February 6 at 2:00pm
medicareAll About Medicare
Were you born in 1955? Congratulations and welcome to Medicare! Join us for an informational seminar to learn about the A, B, C, and D's of senior insurance plans.  Presented by Trish Pearson of Trish Pearson Insurance. Tuesday, February 4 at 6:30pm
genealogyGenealogy: How to Set Up a Research Plan to Avoid Unnecessary Mistakes
This monthly genealogy workshop, facilitated by Greg Thompson, explores a different resource tool each month.  This month's topic is, "If I Knew Then What I Know Now! Setting Up a Research Plan to Avoid Unnecessary Mistakes". Monday, February 3 at 1:00pm.
 
LED greeting card

Craft: LED Greeting Cards
Visit our Brain Station makerspace and learn how to use copper tape and light emitting diodes (LED) to design greeting cards. This program is open to adults and children 10 years old and up (children must be accompanied by an adult). Space is very limited so please call 203-783-3292 to register. Saturday, February 1 at 10:30am.    

wbdcSmall Business Speed Counseling

Are you a small business owner? Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to get advice from the Women’s Business Development Council’s industry experts in areas such as Marketing, Business Strategy, and Business Finance. During this workshop, you have the opportunity to a brief 30-minute one-on-one session with three of WBDC’s expert business advisors! Spots are limited, so reserve your appointment by registering online with the WBDC.  Tuesday, January 28th | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

apple iosApple iOS: Troubleshooting and Q&A
Want to learn more about Apple's Operating system? Bring your device to this informal discussion and get your questions answered.  Space is limited, so please call 203.783.3292 to reserve your spot! Thursday, January 23 at 7:30pm
career coachAmerican Job Center Career Coach
Make 2020 your year to find a great job! This fully functional career center can help with job searching, resume writing, interview techniques, and much more!  You will find helpful career specialists waiting for you.  Located in an oversize bus in the parking lot of Milford Library, the Career Coach is your job coach on wheels.Registration suggested to ensure you get the time you want, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 203.783.3292 to reserve a spot. Thursday, January 23, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm to 3:00pm. 
ONGOING
knittingCalling 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.

brain station

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

Barnes & Noble Book Group:

Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00pm
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Note: This group meets at the Barnes & Noble in Milford, and is facilitated by Library Assistant Director, Nancy Abbey.

 

Romance Book Group:

Thursday, February 13 at 10:00am
Magnate by Joanna Shupe


Popular Fiction Book Group:
Tuesday, February 18 at 7:00pm
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

Classic Book Discussion:

Thursday, February 27 at 10:00am
The Quiet American by Graham Greene


 

                                                     


 

There will be no Tuesday movies during the library renovation project. Please visit our neighboring libraries to see their movie line-ups!

  
February Gallery Space: Margaret FurtakFebruary Display Cases: Bryan Anderson

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 forgot to bring your library card with you. To download the free app, go to the Google Play or Apple App Store.

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