Events List

  
Friday September 1, 2017 - Saturday September 30, 2017
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Wotiz Gallery Display of Workers' Struggles Posters

Union advocate Stephen Lewis will display a collection of his international "Workers' Struggles" posters in the Wotiz Gallery.  Organizations in many countries use posters as a way to communicate ideas and messages to their audience.  Workers everywhere struggle regularly to keep more of the value of what their work has created, to receive adequate benefits and to have good and safe working conditions.  This is not easy.  Many workers around the world face repression when they try to improve their work lives.  This poster exhibit reflects some of the history of those struggles.  For more details, please take a handout from the exhibit after September lst.  The posters are from a collection of more than 6800 of Stephen Lewis.  He is a long-time activist in the labor movement, and the former Treasurer of his union.  Stephen has exhibited at a number of public libraries in Massachusetts and two of the state Heritage parks.  He has presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Public History, and on some cable television programs.  He can be reached by Email at lewisposters@gmail.com or at Facebook under labor/progressive political posters.  The posters/photos were contributed by friends, collected at conferences, visits to some of the organizations, and from connections made through the internet.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Milton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and by IBEW Local 103, Roofers Local 33, and Asbestos Workers Local 6.  Please come and view this interesting display during September.

LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Tuesday September 19, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Tuesday Night at the Movies: Lion
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tonight there will be a free screening of the wonderful Academy Award nominated film "Lion."    Five-year old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family.  Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles away, in chaotic Kolkata.  Somehow he survives living on the streets, escaping all sorts of terrors and close calls in the process, before ending up in an orphanage that is itself not exactly a safe haven.  Eventually Saroo is adopted by an Australian couple (Nicole Kidman and David Wenham) and finds love and secuirty as he grows up in Hobart.  As an adult, not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents' feelings, Saroo (Dev Patel) suppresses his past, his emotinoal need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother.  But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning.  Armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.  This movie is 118 minutes in length and is rated PG-13 for "thematic material and some sensuality." Please join us for this incredible true story if you have not yet seen "Lion."   This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition - Activities Subcommittee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The MSAPC will be convening a small subcommittee meeting to plan community events.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is a repeat  of the 10:00 program. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Anime Club!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

I think it's about time we brought back Anime Club! Join us for the inaugural meeting to watch anime, make candy sushi, and discuss the future meetings. See you then! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted. 

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Fridays from 10-Noon, Saturdays & Tuesdays from 10am-2pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Milton Council on Disability
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday September 21, 2017
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Family Flick
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

No school today... so come to the library and watch a movie in the Keys Room!

Today we'll be showing popular summer hit Captain Underpants: the First Epic MovieTwo overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Rated PG; runtime 1 hour, 29 minutes.

Bring a sleeping bag or a pillow and get cozy! Popcorn will be served. No registration required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Friends of the Blue Hill Deer
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

To discuss future plans and events.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Friends of MPL
7:00 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday September 22, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 10am-Noon, Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Tuesdays from 10am-2pm & Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
Saturday September 23, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Porchfest Concert with Billy D. and the Rock-its Doo Wop Show Band
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Billy D & the Rock-its Doo Wop Band is an seven-piece group of talented and dedicated full harmony singers and musicians performing some of the greatest hits from the 1950's and 1960's.  They will perform today on the front porch of the library (near the original front door) in a one-hour concert as part of the Milton Porchfest music series.  Billy D & The Rock-its prides itself in keeping doo wop music alive while stepping back in time, bringing to you an authentic look, including sharkskin suits, old-fashioned microphones and more.  This band is an entertaining show for audiences of all ages, and they have performed with many well-known singers and musicians including Tony Funches and Angela Allen, former singers with The Platters and Freddy "Boom Boom" Cannon ("Palisades Park").  The event is free and open to the public, is appropriate for all ages, and it is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.  In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Keys Community Room.

 
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Art with Sue*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Come make an art project with local art instructor Sue Hoy!

For ages 6-10. Registration is required and will open two weeks prior to the event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday September 25, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am
Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Creating Your Signature Blend of Teas and Herbs
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Tea Specialist Lisa Tavakoli for an interactive workshop called "Creating Your Signature Blend of Teas and Herbs."  Learn the proper technique and practices of handling your favorite tea and herbs to create a fabulous brew that you can enjoy, or share as a holiday gift.  Lisa is the former owner of Hallowed Herbs Tea House in Quincy, and travels around the New England region offering entertaining and informative workshops on tea and herbs.  

A suggested $5 donation covers the cost of materials and will be collected at the door.  Space is limited and advance registration is required here.
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
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Tuesday September 26, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Chianti Classico, a book by Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Master of Wine Bill Nesto and Frances DiSavino return to the Milton Public Library to present their new book: Chianti Classico:  The Search for Tuscany's Noblest Wine (Unversity of California Press, 2016).  The authors explore the townships of Chianti Classico and introduce readers to the modern-day winegrowers who are helping to transform the region.  The secrets of Sangiovese, the principal vine variety of Chianti, are also revealed as the book unlocks the myths and mysteries of one of Italy's most storied wine regions.  The book has been awarded the 2017 Special Mention Award in the "Monographs" category by the Jury of the prestigious International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV), headquartered in Paris, France.  According to the OIV, the OIV Jury “rewards the best works published over the past two previous years which provide an original and relevant contribution, with an international significance for the vine and wine sector”.  This year there were 65 works in competition, with 19 countries represented.  Nesto and DiSavino are the only American authors to win an award in this year’s competition. 

If you love wine, you won't want to miss this event!

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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SPUB Club* Ages 8-12
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Join the SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 8-12. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik's cubes, and more. No registration is required.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is a repeat  of the 10:00 program. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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After School Movie - Banned Books Week Edition: Perks of Being a Wallflower
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a special Banned Books Week edition of After School Movie! We'll be watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Please get tickets from Ms. Magda in the Teen Room. A ticket entitles you to one bag of popcorn, one theatre box candy and a beverage. Limit 1 per person. See you there!

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Lottery - Woodmere at Brushhill
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Housing lottery for Woodmere at Brushhill

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Fridays from 10-Noon, Saturdays & Tuesdays from 10am-2pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Fall Drop-in Writing Workshop with Betty Siegel
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come share your writing with others here at the library, no matter how accomplished you may be!  Stop by and spend some time with experienced writing instructor Betty Siegel.  Ms. Siegel has taught in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Quincy College in the areas of ESL, Oral Communication, Vocabulary, College Study Skills, Reading, Basic Composition, Critical Thinking, and more.  She is also a professional tutor, and a writer with stories published in Camper's Monthly, Downeast, and Yankee.    She brings her critical eye combined with a warm sense of humor to this workshop to help writers of all ages and skill levels improve their work.  Some topics covered each session may include a review of the writing process and content; short written exercises to practice the various types of creative writing; an introduction to the use of "hooks;" and ways to organize what you write.  Work on your own stories and get great feedback and inspiration in this ongoing program, which will meet twice a month on Wednesday nights this Fall.  The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday September 28, 2017
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Storytime @ the Farmer's Market
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come find us for storytime at the Milton Farmers' Market!

Miss Sara, Miss Elaine and Ms. Jen, Children’s Librarians at the Milton Public Library will read stories, sing songs, and engage children at five farmers' market sessions this fall. Rain or shine! Parents/caregivers must remain with and look after their child – these are not drop-off events. No registration is required.

 
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Fair Skies Nation Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Board meeting for local non-profit

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Friends of West Milton Neighborhoods
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Friends of West Milton Neighborhoods Meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday September 29, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 10am-Noon, Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Tuesdays from 10am-2pm & Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Free Play Friday Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by and enjoy puzzles, games and activities in the Story Hour room. The room will be open for two hours in the morning for you to enjoy with your little ones (ages 0-5). In partnership with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Saturday September 30, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Milton Rotary Youth Programs Informational Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and learn about the Rotary Youth Exchange and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) programs. The Milton Rotary Club will be presenting an informational meeting about Rotary International’s programs for students and youth in Milton. Preliminary applications are now being accepted and due by October 8, 2017 with interviews concluding by October 28th, 2017. Host family applications are being accepted until November. RYLA applications have a March deadline.

Rotary Youth Exchange - If you are a Milton resident or attend a high school in Milton, between the ages of 15 and 19, in the upper one third of your academic class, and want to be a world traveler or leader, the Rotary Club of Milton could give you a ticket for a great experience you will remember your whole life long. In 2018-2019 we will be offering two exchanges – a long term and a short term.  Additionally, we will be searching for local families to host a student.  Hosting an exchange student can be an incredibly rewarding experience for your family, providing an international experience without leaving home. The Milton Rotary Club has sponsored MHS students at MHS to go to Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ukraine, France, Thailand and Japan over the past eleven years. Having foreign students in Milton makes a richer educational experience for all our children, and teaches them about the world as no other way can.  Host families provide room and board and share their lives with exchange students, involving them in family, community, and cultural activities. This summer, the club sent two Milton High School students for a short-term exchange in Belgium and France as well as another student to Germany for a junior year long-term exchange.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) - The Milton club is also accepting applications for Rotary's leadership development program for young people. RYLA participants are nominated by their local Rotary clubs and can be Milton residents who are sophomores or juniors in high school.

CAN'T COME TO THE LIBRARY BUT WANT TO KNOW HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUTH EXCHANGE OR RYLA? HERE IS HOW:

Follow RYLA on Facebook  and visit YouTube channel to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe.

Contact M. Sheri Richardson at 617-696-922-2248 or msherir1@yahoo.com for a Youth Exchange or RYLA application.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Mel O'Drama
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Kids aged 5-9 are invited to join local drama teacher Melanie Grace Gillespie for a theatrical and creative hour of Mel O'Drama!  Students will enjoy such fun activities as warmups, improv games, voice projection, scene work, and movement.  Registration is required, and will open two weeks before the event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday October 2, 2017
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Wotiz Gallery Exhibit with Photographer Jim Scherer

During the month of October, the Wotiz Gallery of the Milton Public Library will feature a series of black and white documentary photographs by Boston photographer Jim Scherer.   The exhibit, titled "Haircut," is a look into the customs and social life within diverse barbershops in Boston.   Talking about the project, Scherer says: "Sitting in the barber's chair can be a relaxing moment. There's not much you can do but put yourself in the barber's hands and let him do his job. You've entered a special club, where you're free to join the conversation with others you may not know, or just daydream. You're bonded together."  He goes on: "I became interested in this social and cultural aspect and began to document it, first with my own barber, Aidans, in Dorchester. As I explored more barbershops, I noticed how those that serve different communities have their own look and customs."  Jim Scherer is best known for his food images, which have appeared in the Boston Globe, various cookbooks, and in advertising work for food clients such as Trader Joe's, Boston Beer, and Dancing Deer. The Haircut project appeals to him because it is so different from his usual work and offers a fresh challenge.   There will be a free and open reception held from 6-8 PM on Thursday, October 19th with the photographer present.    Please come and visit the Wotiz this month to view a fascinating display.

LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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MAPHN
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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BSA Troop 5 Comm. Mtg
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Monthly planning meeting of leaders and parents of boys in Boy Scout Troop 5, St. Agatha Church.  All are welcome!

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Monday Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday Book Discussion Group

Join us for this First Monday of the Month Book Club. This month we are reading A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Our book discussion is open to all and is a great way to meet new friends and see old friends and neighbors.

 

If you are unable to make our evening meeting here at the Library, we do hold a morning discussion at Winter valley, 600 Canton Avenue @ 10am.

LOCATION: Upstairs Art Gallery
Tuesday October 3, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Mysterious Milton Library Society is a group comprised of teens who use the library. We discuss ideas for programming, collection development and the overall teen experience in the Library. Please contact Ms. Magda if you're interested in joining.  Contact info: 617-698-5757 x3 or mcupidon@ocln.org. All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Tuesday Night at the Movies: La La Land
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

There will be a free screening of the very charming film called "La La Land"  this evening.  Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Director for writer/director Damien Chazelle, and winner of a record-breaking 7 Golden Globe Awards, this movie is more than the most acclaimed title of 2016 - it's a cinematic treasure for the ages that you'll fall in love with again and again.  Emma Stone and Ryn Gosling star as Mia and Sebastian, an actress and a jazz musician pursuing their Hollywood dreams - and finding each otther - in a vibrant celebration of hope, dreams, and love.   It is rated PG-13 for "some language" and the running time is 128 minutes.  If you missed this film the first time around, please come join us for an entertaining evening at the library  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Democratic Town Committee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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SPUB Ages 8-12
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Join the newest craze: the SPUB Club!

Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 8-12. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik's cubes, and more. No registration is required.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Wednesday October 4, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is a repeat  of the 10:00 program. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Wii Games!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hey teens! Join us in the Keys Room for Wii games! We'll be playing Just Dance and Super Smash Bros, so bring your game face! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Milton Persists
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

We would like to host a panel of elected women officials to discuss how to run for town office.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Fridays from 10-Noon, Saturdays & Tuesdays from 10am-2pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Local History Book Club with Will
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Library Director Will Adamczyk will discuss the book - to be read in advance - Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo.  This is the true story of a 50-foot-tall steel tank with 2.3 million gallons of molasses that collapsed on Boston's waterfront on January 15, 1919.  It demolished wooden homes, even the brick fire station, and the number of dead was not known for days.  It would be years before a landmark court battle determined who was responsible for the disaster.  Pick up your copy of the book at the Library or place a reserve online at www.miltonlibrary.org where you can click on "View catalog" to search for the title.  If you have not read this great book, please do so and join Will in a fascinating discusison.   This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday October 5, 2017
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Milton Chamber of Commerce Meeting
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday October 6, 2017
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Yoga with Jill* Ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor. Registration is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open 2 weeks before each class. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
 
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 10am-Noon, Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Tuesdays from 10am-2pm & Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
Saturday October 7, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Reading Dogs* Grades 1-5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Reading Dogs are back!  Kids currently in grades 1-5 who need to practice reading aloud are invited to come meet and read to some lovable therapy dogs who are great listeners.  Each child will have the opportunity to read at least one book to one of our canine volunteers.  Bring a favorite book with you, or choose from our shelf.  Registration is required and will open two weeks prior to the session.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
 
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Creative Journaling* Ages 9-12
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Get creative! Decorate a journal with various craft supplies, magazines, and prompts.  Feel like doing your own thing, that's  great too!

 Be as artisitic as you want, and express yourself.  Each class we will work on 3-4 pages.  Prompts provided at each  monthly session.   Registration is required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
Tuesday October 10, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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The Awesome Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the Awesome Book Club with co-founders, Delia and Isabel, in the Teen Room from 5-6pm. Come discuss the selection: TBD or your current (or favorite) read! Snacks will be served. All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Friends of Milton Crew
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly Board of Directors Meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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SPUB Ages 8-12
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Join the newest craze: the SPUB Club!

Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 8-12. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik's cubes, and more. No registration is required.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Wednesday October 11, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is a repeat  of the 10:00 program. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Wreck-It Wednesday: Stop, Drop, and Make... Your Very Own Film!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you a fan of movies like Boxtrolls, Coraline, and Nightmare Before Christmas? Well, come by and create your own mini film using materials provided by the library! Please BYOD (tablet, smartphone, etc) if you can. If not, we will provide a few iPads for attendees to borrow for duration of the program. There will be snacks!. All teen programs are for students entering grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Fridays from 10-Noon, Saturdays & Tuesdays from 10am-2pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Milton Council on Disability
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Fall Drop-in Writing Workshop with Betty Siegel
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come share your writing with others here at the library, no matter how accomplished you may be!  Stop by and spend some time with experienced writing instructor Betty Siegel.  Ms. Siegel has taught in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Quincy College in the areas of ESL, Oral Communication, Vocabulary, College Study Skills, Reading, Basic Composition, Critical Thinking, and more.  She is also a professional tutor, and a writer with stories published in Camper's Monthly, Downeast, and Yankee.    She brings her critical eye combined with a warm sense of humor to this workshop to help writers of all ages and skill levels improve their work.  Some topics covered each session may include a review of the writing process and content; short written exercises to practice the various types of creative writing; an introduction to the use of "hooks;" and ways to organize what you write.  Work on your own stories and get great feedback and inspiration in this ongoing program, which will meet twice a month on Wednesday nights this Fall.  The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Upstairs Art Gallery
Thursday October 12, 2017
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SSYART Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October Meeting of the SSYART

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Pop Up Art School: Leading You to the Altar...
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

... the Mexican altar, that is! >_< Hey hey hey! Pop Up Art School is back and they have a fun art project for you, so join us! In this art workshop, you will be making your own Mexican altar! Also, receive details about entering the Annual Edward Gorey Envelope Art Contest! Materials provided, and yes... there will be snacks! Registration is required, and will open up on Wednesday, September 27. All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12, unless otherwise noted.

Description from Pop Up Art School:

"Celebrated primarily in Mexico, the Day of the Dead is a public holiday when families come together to honor and celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones. The Pop up Art School will bring everything you'll need to create an altar like those made for Día de los Muertos. You'll also learn some of the history and traditions behind the Day of the Dead."

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library through a generous grant made by the Milton Woman's Club.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Adams Street Early Learning Center - parents meeting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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CDM Planning Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Planning meeting for Citizens for a Diverse Milton (CDM)

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday October 13, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 10am-Noon, Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Tuesdays from 10am-2pm & Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Free Play Friday Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by and enjoy puzzles, games and activities in the Story Hour room. The room will be open for two hours in the morning for you to enjoy with your little ones (ages 0-5). In partnership with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Special Book Sale - set up
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

set up day for sale taking place on Saturday.

 
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Lego Club Ages* 6-12
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come build with the library's Lego collection!  Each month we'll build on a different theme.  At the end of the hour, your creations will go on display for all library visitors to enjoy.  Ages 6-12 welcome. Registration is required and will open two weeks prior to the event.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Registration will begin on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
Saturday October 14, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Special Book Sale!
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Annual Sale of Collectibles and Gift Books.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

 
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Art with Ginny* ages 6-10
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Children in grades K-3 can join Ginny Brearley and create an artistic masterpiece to take home.

For ages 6-10. Registration is required and will open two weeks prior to the event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
Monday October 16, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Milton Softball Boatd Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

momthly board meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday October 17, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Film Showing: The Finest Hours
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

There will be a free showing of the film "The Finest Hours" this evening.  Based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history, this is a tale of courage, loyalty and honor in the face of overwhelming odds.  When a massive storm strikes off the coast of Cape Cod, it rips a T-2 oil tanker in half, trapping more than 30 sailors on its rapidly sinking stern, Captain Bernie Webber (Chris Pine) and his crew set out in a 12-seat rescue boat to save them,  as Chief Engineer Ray Sybert (Casey Affleck) struggles to buy his men more time.  Packed with heroic larger-than-life action and driven by the men's faith in their mission, themselves and one another,  "The Finest Hours" is a triumph.  It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of peril and may not be suitable for children, and the running time is 117 minutes.  We are showing this at the library in honor of the author, Michael Tougias, who will be speaking at the Milton Public Library Foundation gala which will be held in the Fall.  Please join us if you have not seen this great film!    And for more details, go to our website at www.miltonlibrary.org.     

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Milton Early Childhood Alliance
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM

Milton Early Childhood Alliance Triannual Advisory Council Meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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SPUB Ages 8-12
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Join the newest craze: the SPUB Club!

Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 8-12. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik's cubes, and more. No registration is required.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Wednesday October 18, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is a repeat  of the 10:00 program. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Wii Games!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hey teens! Join us in the Keys Room for Wii games! We'll be playing Just Dance and Super Smash Bros, so bring your game face! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Fridays from 10-Noon, Saturdays & Tuesdays from 10am-2pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Milton Council on Disability
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Inferno, an author talk by Dr. Steven Hatch
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Meet Dr. Steven Hatch, author of Inferno:  A Doctor's Ebola Story.

Dr. Steven Hatch, an infectious disease specialist, first came to Liberia in November 2013 to work at a hospital in Monrovia. Six months later, several of the physicians he had served with were dead or unable to work, and Ebola had become a world health emergency. Inferno is his account of the epidemic that nearly consumed a nation, as well as its deeper origins.

Hatch returned with the aid organization International Medical Corps to help establish an Ebola Treatment Unit. Alongside a devoted staff of expats and Liberians in a hastily constructed facility nestled into the jungle, Hatch witnessed the unit's physicians, nurses, other caregivers, and patients selflessly helping others, preserving hope in the face of fear, and maintaining dignity across the divide of health and illness. And, over repeated visits during the course of the outbreak, Hatch came to understand the Ebola catastrophe not only as a contagious virus but as a product of Liberia's violent history and America's role in it.

Powerful and clear-eyed, Inferno not only explores a deadly virus and an afflicted country, but also reveals how the Ebola outbreak stoked nativist anxieties that were exploited for political gain in the United States and around the world. In telling one doctor's story, Inferno demonstrates how generations of inequality left Liberia vulnerable to crisis, and how similar circumstances might fuel another plague elsewhere. By understanding and alleviating those circumstances, Hatch writes, we may help smother the fire next time.

A book signing will follow Dr. Hatch's talk.

Thursday October 19, 2017
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After School Movie: Thor - Dark World
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for the After School Movie! We'll be showing Thor: The Dark World, just ahead of the Thor: Ragnarok release on November 3! Ticket required, please see Ms. Magda in the Teen Room. All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Wotiz Gallery Reception for October Exhibit with Photographer Jim Scherer
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

There will be a free and open reception this evening in the Wotiz Gallery to celebrate this month's photography display called "Haircut" which shows black and white images of Boston-area barbershops.  The artist, Jim Scherer, will be on hand to meet the public and to discuss his work.  Please join us for an interesting exhibit during October and stop by to say hello to Mr. Scherer. 

LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Friday October 20, 2017
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Yoga with Jill* Ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor. Registration is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open 2 weeks before each class. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
 
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 10am-Noon, Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Tuesdays from 10am-2pm & Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
Saturday October 21, 2017
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Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Family Concert: Women in World Jazz - International Music from Around the Globe
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

"Women in World Jazz" will perform in a one-hour concert this afternoon.  This all-female ensemble offers a multi-cultural experience which blends entertainment and education.  The concert is family-friendly and children's participation is built into the program.  The group brings together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance.  The music is easy to relate to, diverse and engaging.  All members of the group are accomplished musicians playing a varied repertoire, ranging from jazz to world/ethnic.  There will be songs and pieces from the U.S., Cuba, Brazil, Cape Verde, Japan, and the Middle East presented to our audience.  Come and bring the whole family to this fun event!  It is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Sunday October 22, 2017
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MLSA Meeting
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

annual meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Fall into Reading: Meet Local Authors
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On Sunday, October 22, the Library will host its annual Fall Into Reading:  Meet Local Authors event, featuring 12 local authors who will share their works at a meet and greet.  Starting at 2pm, each author will offer a brief introduction of themselves or their work, and will then be available for one on one conversation with readers.  This year, the collection of authors includes Joan Blake, Delia Cabe, Steven Cardoza, Jenn Dlugos, Corey Dolgon, Ariana Ferrante, Iris Gomez, Charlie Hatton, Connie Mayo, Tom MacDonald, Randy Ross, and Patricia Smith. Their books cover a wide range of fiction and non fiction topics.  Don't miss this chance to meet local talent and find new reads for you and your family of readers.

This annual event is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Monday October 23, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Travel Basketball
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

coaches meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday October 24, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

PBS's ghost expert Jeff Belanger is back with us this year to present a program tonight in honor of Halloween.  Jeff is an author, adventurer, and one of the most visible paranormal researchers today.  He's the founder of the new legend tripping movement and is the Emmy-nominated host, writer and producer of the New England Legends series which debuted on PBS in October of 2013.  Since 1997, the journalist has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences.  He's the ultimate insider and knows how to connect with people from all walks of life when it comes to the unexplained.  He is the author of over a dozen books on the subject, the founder of Ghostvillage.com, and a noted speaker and media personality.  He's also the host of the cable/Web talk show, 30 Odd Minutes, which is available in over 9 million homes in the U.S. and Europe on Sky TV.  He currenlty haunts Massachusetts!  Please come. be entertained, and get a few chills too from this fun and fascinating talk.  This event is suitable for teens and adults, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.  It's free and open to the public and no sign-up is required, so come early to this always very popular event.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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SPUB Ages 8-12
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Join the newest craze: the SPUB Club!

Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 8-12. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik's cubes, and more. No registration is required.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:10 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is a repeat  of the 10:00 program. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Anime Club!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Anime Club! Let's watch anime, do some crafts/play some games, and have some snacks. See you then!

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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American International College Information Meeting
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

American International College information meeting regarding off-campus Master's programs in education for local teachers. 

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Book Shop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Fridays from 10-Noon, Saturdays & Tuesdays from 10am-2pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Fall Drop-in Writing Workshop with Betty Siegel
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come share your writing with others here at the library, no matter how accomplished you may be!  Stop by and spend some time with experienced writing instructor Betty Siegel.  Ms. Siegel has taught in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Quincy College in the areas of ESL, Oral Communication, Vocabulary, College Study Skills, Reading, Basic Composition, Critical Thinking, and more.  She is also a professional tutor, and a writer with stories published in Camper's Monthly, Downeast, and Yankee.    She brings her critical eye combined with a warm sense of humor to this workshop to help writers of all ages and skill levels improve their work.  Some topics covered each session may include a review of the writing process and content; short written exercises to practice the various types of creative writing; an introduction to the use of "hooks;" and ways to organize what you write.  Work on your own stories and get great feedback and inspiration in this ongoing program, which will meet twice a month on Wednesday nights this Fall.  The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Milton Huddle
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Thursday October 26, 2017
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Let's Geek Out!: Stranger Things Have Happened...
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you a fan of Stranger Things? Join us for some trivia, games, and snacks! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Diane Tarz: Songs of the Revolution
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Milton Historical Society Presents:

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Friday October 27, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open today from 10am-Noon, Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Tuesdays from 10am-2pm & Wednesday from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during Book Shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Free Play Friday Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by and enjoy puzzles, games and activities in the Story Hour room. The room will be open for two hours in the morning for you to enjoy with your little ones (ages 0-5). In partnership with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Perler Beads* Ages 8-12
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Express your crafty side using tiny beads and an iron to melt beads to create your very own work of pixelated art.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
Saturday October 28, 2017
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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Cooks & Books, Gr. K-5*
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy a story and make a tasty treat with Debbie Alsebai of Kidz Cooking. Registration is required and will open two weeks in advance of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
Monday October 30, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday October 31, 2017
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Mama Steph ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for beautiful guitar songs and rhymes with Mama Steph. Halloween costumes welcome! Ages 0-5.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Friends Book Shop is open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10am-Noon. Donations of books in good condition will be gladly accepted during book shop hours.

LOCATION: Friend's Room
 
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IGW: Trading Card Games
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hey teens! Join us in the Teen Room for some card games! Come rep your fandom whether it's Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, or Magic: the Gathering! There will be snacks! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Teen Room
Wednesday November 1, 2017 - Sunday December 31, 2017
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Wotiz Gallery Exhibit by the South Shore Camera Club

Members of the South Shore Camera Club will display their beautiful photography in a special two-month exhibit.  The group has exhibited at several Massachusetts libraries and it includes many talented photographers.  The theme of this display will be: "Best of South Shore Camera Club."  More details will follow soon here about the exhibit, and there will be a free and open reception held on Wednesday, November 15th, in the Gallery from 6-8 PM.   Please come view their lovely work in November and December, and stop by to meet the artists on November 15th.

LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Wednesday November 1, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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IGW: Video Game Tournament
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hey teens! Join us in the Keys Room for a video game tournament! Food, fun and prizes! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Thursday November 2, 2017
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IGW: Board Games
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hey teens! Join us in the Teen Room for some board games! Dominate at the classics, Connect 4, Boggle, Jenga, etc! There will be snacks! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Sustainable Milton movie night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Everyone is welcome to joiin us in watching Al Gore's newest film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power  - please tell your friends

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday November 3, 2017
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Yoga with Jill* Ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor. Registration is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open 2 weeks before each class. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
 
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First Friday Book Chat
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Milton Public Library's Director, Will Adamczyk, will host an open book chat about new and popular books.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.  Please come join Will for a fun hour and fascinating discussion.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday November 4, 2017
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Parent Coffee: Tips for Supporting Your Teen Academically
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

As teenagers go through middle and high school and become more independent, figuring out how to support them through school can be confusing.  Should I help with homework?  How much structure do they need?  How can I advocate for them with the school?  This workshop will help answer some of these questions.  Eliza Wagner Srestha of ES Tutoring & Consulting, a veteran educator with 17 years of teaching experience and an Ed.M. in Curriculum and Teaching, will help you understand how to navigate the ups and downs of the middle and high school years as your child learns to be more independent.  We will talk about low-conflict ways to be involved in your child's homework, how to understand your child's learning style, how to create structure without stifling, the connection between self-esteem and academic performance, how technology can help and hinder learning, and how to create opportunities for healthy dialogue with your teen.  Come join us for an enjoyable Saturday coffee and discussion.   This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Reading Dogs* Grades 1-5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Reading Dogs are back!  Kids currently in grades 1-5 who need to practice reading aloud are invited to come meet and read to some lovable therapy dogs who are great listeners.  Each child will have the opportunity to read at least one book to one of our canine volunteers.  Bring a favorite book with you, or choose from our shelf.  Registration is required and will open two weeks prior to the session.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
 
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Friendship Bracelets* ages 9+
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Make your own Friendship bracelet at the library. Registration required. ages 9+

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
Monday November 6, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am
Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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BSA Troop 5 Comm. Mtg
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Montly planning meeting for adult leaders and parents of boys in BSA Troop 5, St. Agatha Church

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Monday Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday Book Discussion Group

Join us for this First Monday of the Month Book Club. This month we are reading The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson. Our book discussion is open to all and is a great way to meet new friends and see old friends and neighbors.

 

If you are unable to make our evening meeting here at the Library, we do hold a morning discussion at Winter valley, 600 Canton Avenue @ 10am.

LOCATION: Upstairs Art Gallery
Tuesday November 7, 2017
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Mysterious Milton Library Society is a group comprised of teens who use the library. We discuss ideas for programming, collection development and the overall teen experience in the Library. Please contact Ms. Magda if you're interested in joining.  Contact info: 617-698-5757 x3 or mcupidon@ocln.org. All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Part 2: Research Your Family Tree with Linda MacIver
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS SECOND PART OF THE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH CLASS, YOU NEED TO HAVE ALREADY ATTENDED PART ONE WHICH HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 12TH.

 

Researching your family tree is one of America's most popular hobbies, second only to gardening!  Genealogist Linda MacIver will give a follow-up talk this evening about using Ancestry.com and other online tools to research your family tree.  This is part 2 of two family tree research classes. As the holiday season approaches, prepare to take advantage of the many opportunities to learn from your family connections.  Begin to add to your skills as we investigate the major online commercial tools and the wealth of resources available to your in the Boston metro area.  Registration is required so please sign up here below.

Linda MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher.  She recently retired from a 27 year career at the Boston Public Library, where she inaugurated the BPL patron genealogy classes in 20-11.  She taught the multi-week beginners' genealogy course for the past 5 years.  She also organized two seasons of the Local and Family History series and developed the Intermediate Genealogy Summer Lecture series over the past 3 years.  She is the Secretary of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG) and the Essexc (MA) Society of Genealogists (ESOG).  She serves as the New England Representative for the Essex (England) Record Office.  Linda has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MEd. from Boston University and earned her MLIS at Simmons College. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 12:00 PM     
 
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SPUB Club Ages 8-12
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Join the SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 8-12. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik's cubes, and more. No registration is required.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Wednesday November 8, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Wreck-It Wednesday: Tech Take Apart
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hey teens! Join us in the Keys Room for Wreck It Wednesday: Tech Take Apart! We'll be taking apart electronics and making new creations! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Fall Drop-in Writing Workshop with Betty Siegel
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come share your writing with others here at the library, no matter how accomplished you may be!  Stop by and spend some time with experienced writing instructor Betty Siegel.  Ms. Siegel has taught in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Quincy College in the areas of ESL, Oral Communication, Vocabulary, College Study Skills, Reading, Basic Composition, Critical Thinking, and more.  She is also a professional tutor, and a writer with stories published in Camper's Monthly, Downeast, and Yankee.    She brings her critical eye combined with a warm sense of humor to this workshop to help writers of all ages and skill levels improve their work.  Some topics covered each session may include a review of the writing process and content; short written exercises to practice the various types of creative writing; an introduction to the use of "hooks;" and ways to organize what you write.  Work on your own stories and get great feedback and inspiration in this ongoing program, which will meet twice a month on Wednesday nights this Fall.  The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 9, 2017
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CDM Planning Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Citizens for a Diverse Milton  (CDM) planning meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday November 13, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am
Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Milton Garden Club
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Democratic Town Committee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday November 14, 2017
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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MWC
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

membership meeting

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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The Awesome Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the Awesome Book Club with co-founders, Delia and Isabel, in the Teen Room from 5-6pm. Come discuss the selection: TBD or your current (or favorite) read! Snacks will be served. All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Tuesday Night at the Movies: Sense the Wind
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

There will be a free screening tonight of a documentary called "Sense the Wind."  Blind sailors race across open water learning not to fear what they cannot see, on boats or on land.  Life turns unpredictable as the wind when one of them gains something far more valuable than a trophy and msut learn to live and to sail with a new sensibility.  "Sense the Wind" is a journey led by four blind sailors - Matt, Nancy, Philip and Inky as they train and compete at the U.S. Blind Nationals and press towards the Blind Sailing Worlds in Japan.  They compete despite the risk of a falling boom, a boat collision or falling overboard.  On the water, teamwork and intuition take over.  Disabilities are no longer the focus.  Between regattas, life takes a turn when one of them gains more than a trophy and must learn to live and sail with a new sensibility.  The film has been made in close collaboration with our four principle characters and numerous sailors, along with input from our advisers in the adapative sports, disability communities.   Please come and experience this unique story. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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SPUB Club Ages 8-12
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Join the SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 8-12. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik's cubes, and more. No registration is required.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Wednesday November 15, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Wii Games!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hey teens! Join us in the Keys Room for Wii games! We'll be playing Just Dance and Super Smash Bros, so bring your game face! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Milton Council on Disability
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Milton Historical Society Talk: Bob Begin and the Middle East
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Bob Begin will speak about the lesser known theater of WW1, the Middle East, 1914 and Lawrence of Arabia, and how he helps lead an Arab Independence effort against the crumbling Ottoman Empire, only to be betrayed by broken promises of the British and French in today's Iraq and Syria, where severe problems still exist.  This program is sponsored by the Milton Historical Society.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Thursday November 16, 2017
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Wotiz Gallery Reception for Exhibit by The South Shore Camera Club
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

There will be a free and open reception this evening to celebrate a special two-month exhibit during November and December by photographers from the South Shore Camera Club.  Please join us to view this lovely display and meet the artists.

LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Friday November 17, 2017
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Yoga with Jill* Ages 3-5
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor. Registration is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open 2 weeks before each class. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
 
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After School Movie: Daddy's Home
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for the After School Movie showing of Daddy's Home. Please get tickets from Ms. Magda in the Teen Room. A ticket entitles you to one bag of popcorn, one theatre box candy and a beverage. Limit 1 per person. See you there! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Saturday November 18, 2017
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Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Makedo Cardboard Engineering* ages 9-14
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled cardboard.  Come to the library and Build using this fun engineering kit. Registration required, ages 9-14.  Registration open two weeks prior to event.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 12:01 AM     
Monday November 20, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am
Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Tuesday November 21, 2017
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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CFA Exam Taining
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CFA EXAM Proctor Catherine Reddington training

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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SPUB Club Ages 8-12
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Join the SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 8-12. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik's cubes, and more. No registration is required.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Wednesday November 22, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Friday November 24, 2017
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Free Play Friday Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Drop by and enjoy puzzles, games and activities in the Story Hour room. The room will be open for two hours in the morning for you to enjoy with your little ones (ages 0-5). In partnership with the Milton Early Childhood Alliance.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Monday November 27, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM


 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am

Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Family Fun Storytime Ages 0-5
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

 10:00 – 10:30 am and 10:45 – 11:15 am
Family Fun Storytime, Ages 0-5 with caregiver.
Families are encouraged to sing, move to rhymes, enjoy music and great stories with our new Children’s Librarian, Ms. Jen on Monday mornings. Ages infant- 5yrs. No registration required.
 

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Tuesday November 28, 2017
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Baby Rhyme Time 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A program for our littlest library fans. These programs are just for babies from birth to 12 months (with their care-giver, of course, and please - no older siblings). Music, rhythm, and nursery rhymes will be featured.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Night Owls Storytime Ages 3+
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3 and up with a adult caregiver. Miss Sara features one new book and one Kids' Favorite (brought from home) each week.  PJ's welcome!
No younger siblings please - no registration necessary.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Photography Talk by Barry Pell: A Year in Chile
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Photographer and teacher Barry Pell will host a talk called "A Year in Chile." Chile is the most remote country on the South American continent.  It occupies a narrow slice of land squeezed between the south Pacific Ocean and the towering and rugged Andes Mountains.  The lecturer and his wife chose Chile's capital, Santiago, to live, to teach English, and to explore the country's culture, landscape and people for one year.  In this presentation, he will take you on a journey from the parched dunes of the Atacama Desert in the north, through the fertile wine valleys, and into the south's stunning lake region, massive glaciers and fjords.  The program will be accompanied by Mr. Pell's photography of a country he considers to be South America's most beautiful.  Please join us for this fascinating event.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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SPUB Club Ages 8-12
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Join the SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids aged 8-12. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, while engaging in hands-on activities like Lego building, play-dough sculpting, Rubik's cubes, and more. No registration is required.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-3
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

A "lap-sit" program for babies and toddlers, with nursery songs and rhymes and age-appropriate story books. No registration required. Note: This program is repeated at 10:45. Choose the time that suits you best!

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Anime Club!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Anime Club! Let's watch anime, do some crafts/play some games, and have some snacks. See you then!

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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CFA Training
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

CFA Exam Proctor Training.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Fall Drop-in Writing Workshop with Betty Siegel
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Come share your writing with others here at the library, no matter how accomplished you may be!  Stop by and spend some time with experienced writing instructor Betty Siegel.  Ms. Siegel has taught in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Quincy College in the areas of ESL, Oral Communication, Vocabulary, College Study Skills, Reading, Basic Composition, Critical Thinking, and more.  She is also a professional tutor, and a writer with stories published in Camper's Monthly, Downeast, and Yankee.    She brings her critical eye combined with a warm sense of humor to this workshop to help writers of all ages and skill levels improve their work.  Some topics covered each session may include a review of the writing process and content; short written exercises to practice the various types of creative writing; an introduction to the use of "hooks;" and ways to organize what you write.  Work on your own stories and get great feedback and inspiration in this ongoing program, which will meet twice a month on Wednesday nights this Fall.  This is the last session of this program for Fall 2017.   The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday November 30, 2017
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Let's Geek Out!: Superheroes!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you a fan of Superheroes? Join us for some trivia, games, and snacks! All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12. 

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Friday December 1, 2017
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Singalong with Franc Graham
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Franc Graham of The Franc Graham Band, a Sesame Street animation voice, and host of Milton Art Center’s Open Mic, joins us for a morning singalong! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to sit in with us for favorites old and new — from This Old Man to Yellow Submarine! No registration is required. One session per family, please.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Singalong with Franc Graham
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Franc Graham of The Franc Graham Band, a Sesame Street animation voice, and host of Milton Art Center’s Open Mic, joins us for a morning singalong! Children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to sit in with us for favorites old and new — from This Old Man to Yellow Submarine! No registration is required. One session per family, please.

LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Monday December 4, 2017
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MAPHN
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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BSA Troop 5 Comm. Mtg
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Monthly organizational meeting for the adults and parents of Boy Scout troop 5, St. Agatha Church

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Monday Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday Book Discussion Group

Join us for this First Monday of the Month Book Club. This month we are reading A Dangerous Place Maisie Dobbs #11 by Jacqueline Winspear. Our book discussion is open to all and is a great way to meet new friends and see old friends and neighbors.

 

If you are unable to make our evening meeting here at the Library, we do hold a morning discussion at Winter valley, 600 Canton Avenue @ 10am.

LOCATION: Upstairs Art Gallery
Tuesday December 5, 2017
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Mysterious Milton Library Society is a group comprised of teens who use the library. We discuss ideas for programming, collection development and the overall teen experience in the Library. Please contact Ms. Magda if you're interested in joining.  Contact info: 617-698-5757 x3 or mcupidon@ocln.org. All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Democratic Town Committee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday December 7, 2017
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Let's Code Stuff!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Hour of Code is taking place the week of December 4-10, so let's take some time to code! 

 
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday December 12, 2017
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The Awesome Book Club
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the Awesome Book Club with co-founders, Delia and Isabel, in the Teen Room from 5-6pm. Come discuss the selection: TBD or your current (or favorite) read! Snacks will be served. All teen programs are for students in grades 6-12.

LOCATION: Teen Room
 
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Friends of Milton Crew
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Wednesday December 13, 2017
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Anime Club!
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for Anime Club! Let's watch anime, do some crafts/play some games, and have some snacks. See you then!

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Milton Council on Disability
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday December 15, 2017
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After School Movie
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for the After School Movie!

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Sunday December 31, 2017
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Tuesday January 9, 2018
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MWC
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Membership programs

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Democratic Town Committee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Trustees' Room
Saturday January 20, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Sunday January 28, 2018
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Tales from the Home of the World's Worst Weather: A Talk About Mt. Washington
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Come and hear an interesting one-hour weather program with film clips, given by Will Broussard, the Education Coordinator for the Mount Washington Observatory in North Conway, NH.  An infamous place of extremes, 6,288-foot Mount Washington, New Hampshire has been captivating audiences for hundreds of years.  While many places on Earth experience weather, few are inhabited by humans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Mount Washington Observatory has been operating a continously-staffed scientific outpost on this remote peak since 1932, providing the Observatory many remarkable stories and an intimate knowledge of the mountain.  Through the years, the hardy men and women of the Observatory have experienced white-out blizzards, stunning 110-mile vistas, and everything in between.  They have survived a 231 mph wind gust, endless days of disorienting fog, and snow drifts more than 20 feet tall. They have worked with scientists and celebrities, students and snow rangers.  They have amassed one of North America's longest continuous climate records, and developed an intimate understanding of the place known as the "Home of the World's Worst Weather."  Join us to learn more at this fascinating program at the library.  The event is free and open to the public and is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday February 5, 2018
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Monday Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday Book Discussion Group

Join us for this First Monday of the Month Book Club. This month we are reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Our book discussion is open to all and is a great way to meet new friends and see old friends and neighbors.

 

If you are unable to make our evening meeting here at the Library, we do hold a morning discussion at Winter valley, 600 Canton Avenue @ 10am.

LOCATION: Upstairs Art Gallery
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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OCLN Circ Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Democratic Town Committee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday February 17, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday February 20, 2018
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MWC
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Membership programs

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Thursday March 1, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday March 2, 2018
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First Friday Book Chat
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Milton Public Library's Director, Will Adamczyk, will host an open book chat about new and popular books.  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.  Please come join Will for a fun hour and fascinating discussion.

LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday March 5, 2018
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Monday Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday Book Discussion Group

Join us for this First Monday of the Month Book Club. This month we are reading A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes. Our book discussion is open to all and is a great way to meet new friends and see old friends and neighbors.

 

If you are unable to make our evening meeting here at the Library, we do hold a morning discussion at Winter valley, 600 Canton Avenue @ 10am.

LOCATION: Upstairs Art Gallery
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Democratic Town Committee
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 13, 2018
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday March 17, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday March 20, 2018
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MWC
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

membership meeting

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Monday April 2, 2018
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MWC
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

board meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday Book Discussion Group

Join us for this First Monday of the Month Book Club. This month we are reading Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Our book discussion is open to all and is a great way to meet new friends and see old friends and neighbors.

 

If you are unable to make our evening meeting here at the Library, we do hold a morning discussion at Winter valley, 600 Canton Avenue @ 10am.

LOCATION: Upstairs Art Gallery
Thursday April 5, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday April 12, 2018
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Temple Beth Shalom Event
6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Viewing of the film "Labyrinth of Lies"

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Saturday April 21, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Monday May 7, 2018
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MWC
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

board meeting

LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Monday Book Discussion
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Monday Book Discussion Group

Join us for this First Monday of the Month Book Club. This month we are reading Born a Crime byTrevor Noah. Our book discussion is open to all and is a great way to meet new friends and see old friends and neighbors.

 

If you are unable to make our evening meeting here at the Library, we do hold a morning discussion at Winter valley, 600 Canton Avenue @ 10am.

LOCATION: Upstairs Art Gallery
Saturday May 19, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday June 16, 2018
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Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

An informal knitting group will meet at the library which offers an opportunity for people to get together, bring a project to work on (either for 20 minutes or the whole group meeting) and have friends nearby to ask questions when they need help.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to help with your project - the last hour is devoted to social knitting.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend!  Questions!  Interested in being included on the Email notice for the gatherings?  Contact Nina Zonnevylle at nzonnevylle@gmail.com .

LOCATION: Conference Room

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  • 10 AM - 2 PM
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If you want a book that you can take home forever (without worrying about the late fee!), be sure to check out the Milton Public Library bookshop! We have books to suit every reading level and genre preference.

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