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Friday January 1, 2021 - Sunday February 28, 2021
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Virtual Photography Exhibit: Celebrating the Changing Face of Milton Families

This 2012 photography exhibit was first displayed 8 years ago at the Library on our lower level in honor of the Town's 350th anniversary.  It will now be shown virtually at our website for two months, to feature family portraits of friends and neighbors who lived within a few streets of the Milton, MA home of resident Deborah Milbauer.  The idea was first conceived after Milbauer slowly discovered - by dumb luck 20 years ago - that she and her family had landed in such an incredible neighborhood of diverse and beautiful families.  Over time, these families came to enrich her own family's life.  At the time, Deborah wanted to find  a way to honor her neighbors and celebrate the changing face of Milton.  She realized the Town's 350th anniversary was a fitting opportunity to capture a "then and now" perspective.  The families in this online exhibit represent over 20 countries of origin, a dozen religions, tens of spoken languages, blended famlies, mluti-racial/multi-cultural families, families with adopted children and same sex familites.  With 8 years now in the rear-view mirror, Milbauer sees the photographs, with their accompanying descriptions, as a vehicle to tell a bigger story of identity, community and belonging.  This 2012 exhibit was her first (and only) photography display.  Her second exhibit, showing more Milton families, is planned for late 2021.

Deborah is a resident of Milton and an amateur photographer.  She wears many hats including Town Meeting Member from Precinct 4, volunteer with the Pine Tree Brook Neighborhood Association and Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice, Public Health Consultant to the Milton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and Milton Health Depratment, and a Senior Lecturer at Northeastern University in the Department of Health Sciences.  She holds a dual Masters in Public Health and Social Work from Boston University, and has worked in the field of public health for 30 plus years related to HIV/AIDS, substance use disorder, homelessness, opioid overdose, and harm reduction.  She is married to Corey Dolgon, an accomplished musician and Sociology Professor at Stonehill College.  Deborah is also the proud mother of 2 daughters - one at Pierce Middle School and the other at Milton High School. We hope you will enjoy this wonderful display at our website in the New Year!

To view the exhibit, go to this link:

https://miltonlibrary.libguides.com/art

  

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Monday January 25, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live via Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 100 computers (if your kids will be sharing a computer, you can register them both as a single registration). Once you have registered, connection instructions will be emailed to you on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
There are 83 spaces available.
 
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SPUB LIVE, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

NEW TIME!

Register online for SPUB CLUB live! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids in grades 2-6. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, do a hands-on activity of your choice at home (we recommend Play-Doh or drawing), and have fun!  Registration is required and limited to 25 computers. Registrants will receive Zoom connection info on the day of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
There are 16 spaces available.
Tuesday January 26, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
There are 95 spaces available.
 
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Anime Club
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Anime Club is a TAB-organized group for students in grades 7-12. If you are interested in joining us online, please email Tyler Vachon at tvachon@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Milton YA Department  617-698-5757 x3  miteen@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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A Celebration of Animation for All Ages
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Writer Marty Gitlin will present a celebration of the world of animation, using film clips and other visuals.  It's called: "A Celebration of Animation for All Ages: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time" and is great for the whole family!  An award-winning author and pop culture historian, Mr. Gitlin hosts this fun and enlightening presentation for all ages based on his book, A Celebration of Animation: The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters in Television History (c2018, which was co-authored by Joseph Wos).    Marty is the only author to actually rank the greatest cartoon characters ever, such as Popeye, Bugs Bunny, Woody Woodpecker, Scooby Doo, Snoopy and SpongeBob SquarePants.  He will show funny cartoon snippets of characters from the past century, play trivia with participants, discuss the criteria he used to rank the best of the best, and will speak about their impact on American pop culture.  Adults, teens, kids....This program is fun for everyone!  Marty will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available online for purchase after the program.

Marty Gitlin is a veteran author and sportswriter.  He has had nearly 100 books published since 2006, including several in the pop culture realm.  He won more than 45 awards as a sportswriter from 1991 to 2002, including first place for general excellence from The Associated Press, which selected him as one of the top four feature writers in Ohio.

This is a virtual Zoom event and advance registration is required; once signed-up, a Zoom connection link will be Email to you.  Please join us for a very entertaining program, which will also remind us adults of the beloved cartoons of our childhood..!

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

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady    jhlady@ocln.org
There are 72 spaces available.
Wednesday January 27, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
There are 98 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Cookbook Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Milton Public Library's Cookbook Club is a group of adults who enjoy cooking and sharing food together. While we're staying at home, we've decided to take our act online!

Please join us on Wednesday, January 27 at 6:00 pm for a virtual meeting. This month, we will be departing from our usual format. Our featured title will be Food From Friends, the new cookbook that has been put together by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and instead of us all choosing different recipes, at our meeting we will enjoy a cooking demonstration by our own local chef and book club leader, Connie Spiros!

Here's what you need to do in order to participate:

  • Acquire a copy of the book, which will be available in January. You may either order the book yourself (order form available at mplfriends.org), or reserve a Library copy for checkout.
  • Recipe and ingredients: To Be Announced
  • On the 27th, you may either prepare the dish alongside Connie, or you may watch and ask questions. We will meet via Zoom, and I will send a Zoom link to everyone on the day of the program.
  • Afterwards, recipes and pictures will be available on our Cookbook Club Libguide.

Registration is required and limited. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Sara Truog  617-698-5757  struog@ocln.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Thursday January 28, 2021
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Listening for Light, K-5*
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for a LIVE, INTERACTIVE, and PARTICIPATORY program of story and song for ALL AGES! Singing Chaplain (yes, there is such a thing), song leader, and performer Jennie Mulqueen tells Listening for Light, an original adaptation of the treasured folktale Stone Soup. In character and costume, Jennie tells the tale of a wayward caroler who finds herself at a canceled caroling gig in her favorite Animal Village. 

To fully participate, Jennie recommends you have the following near at hand:
· favorite stuffed animal
· a jingle bell or two if you have them hanging around
· and maybe something with which to knock.
AND A FLASHLIGHT!!!

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday January 29, 2021
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Yoga with Jill, Ages 3-5*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor.  Registration for this virtual program is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open 2 weeks before each class. This program takes place on Zoom, and a meeting ID and password will be sent out 30 minutes before the start of this program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.  

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
There are 19 spaces available.
 
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Uke-Crew Online, Ages 8-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Virtual Ukulele meetups once a month!  Register online. Have a ukulele sitting in the garage?  Well, now's the time to dust it off and join us for a fun 3 course session October, November, December.  We will begin by introducing the ukulele, basic chords, and then take turns strumming online.  This program is half an hour long, and is for ages 8+.

The library has a limited amount of Ukuleles it can lend out. First-come, first-serve.  

Registration closes by 3PM on the day of program due to supplies that parents will need to pick-up.  Zoom link will be provided 15 minutes prior to program.  If there is a cancellation, please let us know.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
There are 8 spaces available.
Saturday January 30, 2021
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STEM with Sara, Ages 5-12*
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Ms. Sara for a STEM activity, using simple materials that you have at home. For ages 5-12.

Today's activity: Newspaper Engineering Challenge!

In order to participate, you'll need a lot of newspaper and tape. If you need newspaper, email Ms. Sara prior to the program at struog@ocln,org and we can provide you with some.

This program will take place via Zoom. Registration is required. Zoom connection info will be provided to registrants 30 minutes before the program starts.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
There are 14 spaces available.
Monday February 1, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live via Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 100 computers (if your kids will be sharing a computer, you can register them both as a single registration). Once you have registered, connection instructions will be emailed to you on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM     
 
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SPUB LIVE, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

NEW TIME!

Register online for SPUB CLUB live! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids in grades 2-6. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, do a hands-on activity of your choice at home (we recommend Play-Doh or drawing), and have fun!  Registration is required and limited to 25 computers. Registrants will receive Zoom connection info on the day of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday February 2, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
There are 100 spaces available.
 
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The Story of the Crawford Family and Civil Rights with Filmmaker Craig Dudnik
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a program about the injustice of being black in America.  Filmmaker Craig Dudnik has created a film called "Evanston's Living History" which tells about a people paying a big price for rights and liberties that many of us take for granted; a community whose indomitable spirit influenced the conscience of a nation.  To attend this program, you do not have to watch the film first.  Starting with Anthony Crawford, born into slavery in 1865 in Abbeville, South Carolina, through Emancipation, the promise of Reconstruction, and the Crawford family acquiring 400 acres of prime cotton land, Mr. Dudnik will tell us what happened when the Jim Crow South emerged after the withering of Reconstruction.  Mr. Anthony Crawford was brutally lunched in Abbeville in 1916 and the family was forced to flee to Evanston, Illinois and to the institutionalized racism of the North.  However, Mr. Crawford's descendants, alongside the families of Emmett Till, Michael Schwerener, James Earl Chaney, and Andrew Goodman worked to gain passage of the U.S. Senate Resolution 39, which apologized for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation.

From this talk, learn about Evanston's greatest generation, and their courageous fight to free the city from the bondage of racial discrimination.  You will hear stories about the celebrated accomplishments of several black Evanston residents, including Edwin Jourdain, the city's first black alderman, former police chief William Logan, former fire chief Sanders Hicks, and former mayor Lorraine Morton.  Says Dudnik: "The individual stories combine to tell a national story about a group of people who transformed a community through dignity and humanity."  We encourage you to attend this event via Zoom, and be inspired by the courageous fight for freedom and equality.

Craig Dudnik graduated from Northwestern University, received a national award for his camerawork on the syndicated television program, PM Magazine, and founded Imagine Video Productions, eventually gaining clients from all over the world, and especially at ABC News.  He covered the Democratic National Convention in 1996 as a news cinematographer, and became lifelong friends with Mrs. Viola Hillsman while in college, who introduced him to many of her friends.   After she passed away at the age of 100, he remained in contact with several of these individuals who then shared personal accounts of their struggles against racism which became the basis for this film.  Craig has also created the film "Alice's Ordinary People" about Civil Rights activist Alice Tregay, which we showed at the library in Spring 2019.  Mr. Dudnick's documentaries have been acquired by hundreds of public and university libraries worldwide.

If you would like to watch "Evanston's Living History" before this program, you can either reserve the Library's copy of the DVD by going to www.miltonlibrary.org and click on "view catalog" to place a hold, or call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 to do so.  The other alternative is to use our website's streaming service called Kanopy, using your Milton Library card, at this link: https://miltonlibrary.kanopy.com     (You will have to sign up for an account first and then log in using your card in order to use this online choice.)

Advance registration to attend this talk is required here and once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you on the day of the program.

This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady    jhlady@ocln.org
There are 90 spaces available.
Wednesday February 3, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Thursday February 4, 2021
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Take-and-Make Tots! Ages 3-5*
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Check out our new Take-and-Make craft program! These easy DIY crafts are for you to take home and make at your leisure.  Please share your creations on our FB page!

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on the calendar day (anytime during are open hours) this program is scheduled, and make it together whenever you fancy!

* These are librarian-made take away supplies that are provided for a home-based activity shared between caregiver and child.  This is not a Zoom program.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
There are 95 spaces available.
Saturday February 6, 2021
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Virtual Reading Dogs! Grades K-5*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It's Zoomtastic! We are bringing Reading Dogs to Zoom this Winter, and we are hope you will join us!

Kids in K-5, who need to practice reading aloud are invited to come meet and read to our lovable volunteer dog, Finbarr, who is a great listener.  Each child will have the opportunity to read for ten minutes, while participating registrants wait in the waiting room. Due to the online environment, our registration is smaller than in-person, and will be limited to 6.  Registration opens 2 weeks before the program.
 
Please have your reading material ready to go while you are waiting to enter the room and meet Finbarr and Marilyn, our volunteer handler.
 
 We will introduce you to them both so your child can ask our handler, Marilyn a question or two. Registration is required and limited. Zoom meeting link and password will be sent a half an hour before program start time.
CONTACT:  michild@ocln.org  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
There are 5 spaces available.
Monday February 8, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live via Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 100 computers (if your kids will be sharing a computer, you can register them both as a single registration). Once you have registered, connection instructions will be emailed to you on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM     
 
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SPUB LIVE, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

NEW TIME!

Register online for SPUB CLUB live! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids in grades 2-6. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, do a hands-on activity of your choice at home (we recommend Play-Doh or drawing), and have fun!  Registration is required and limited to 25 computers. Registrants will receive Zoom connection info on the day of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday February 9, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Author Talk: Fighting Back: New England Underdogs with Ted Reinstein
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Local author and WCVB television host Ted Reinstein will give a virtual talk called "Fighting Back: New England Underdogs" via Zoom.  This presentation will profile several extraordinary people who overcame enormous odds and daunting challenges to create, succeed, or just live a life of inspiring worth and dignity.  While some of these stories are also culled from his 3 books, others are from more recent Chronicle programs.  All are brand-new elements as a talk, and have not been included in his previous book events. 

Mr. Reinstein is best known in New England as a journalist and reporter for Chronicle, Boston's celebrated (and America's longest-running, locally-produced) TV news-magazine.  In 2002, he was part of the Chronicle team honored with a prestigious national Dupont-Columbia Broadcast Journalism Award for their coverage of Boston's controversial "Big Dig," the nation's largest-ever public works project.  While he also appears in the studio at the anchor desk or delivering an opinion commentary, it's out in the field where viewers are most familiar seeing Ted.  From every corner of new England, he's found the offbeat, the unique, the moving, and the just plain memorable, all while telling the enduringly colorful stories of the region's people and places.  He is a prolific author, a celebrated actor, and is the co-author of a full-length play called "Yom Kippur in Da Nang."  He will also be joining us again via Zoom in April with a program called  "The New Normal New England Road Trip." 

This virtual event is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and is free and open to the public.  Advance registration is required, and a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you on the scheduled date.  We encourage you to download the Zoom link to your electronic device in advance. Please join us for a fun and fascinating program! 

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
There are 42 spaces available.
Wednesday February 10, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Thursday February 11, 2021
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C.A.L.M. Kids, Ages 7-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

C.A.L.M. : Crafting and Learning Mindfulness for Kids is a new Mindful Arts & Creation program that helps kids cultivate emotional awareness while engaging in a calming activity. While our hands are busy creating, we'll listen to a story about slowing down, and then practice centering ourselves with mindful child-friendly activities and breathing.

Today's craft:  Calm Jars using glitter and clear glue, both which will come in your craft supply bag.  We will also supply plastic jars, and ask that you have warmed water on hand. The warm water is necessary to melt the glue in your jar. Optional additions from around your home include: food coloring if you want to add. Registration is required to participate in this online program.

 Registration closes by 3PM on the day of program due to supplies that parents will need to pick-up.  Zoom link will be provided 15 minutes prior to program.  If there is a cancellation, please let us know.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Friday February 12, 2021
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Lego Live! Ages 6-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Come build Legos with the Library via Zoom! Each month we'll build on a different theme. Ages 6-12 welcome.  Registration is required and limited to 20 computers. If your kids will be sharing a computer for this event, please register the computer  Please enter your child's name in your Zoom account so we know who to call in during the program.
 You will receive connection instructions via email 15 minutes prior to the program.  Don't forget to check your email!

*FYI: During virtual programs, librarians will choose to mute our audience to call attention and give instructions.  We can unmute to interact, answer questions, and share what we are making.  

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Saturday February 13, 2021
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Art with Sue on Zoom, Ages 6-12*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-698-5757  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Tuesday February 16, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Nature Talk: The Mammals of New England
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This will be a presentation by naturalist and nature photographer Joy Marzolf, who returns with another fun virtual program!    "The Mammals of New England" talk is about the large range of mammals found around New England, from the woods, fields and suburbs to the seashore.  From the shy fisher to the comical chipmunk, rabbits, foxes, deer, coyotes and even black bear might visit  neighborhoods, sometimes under the cover of night.  Learn about mammal behavior, tracks and signs to help figure out who is in your neighborhood!  But what about the shore?  There we might see harbor, gray or even harp seals, or dolphins and whales off shore.  Learn more about our New England marine mammals and tricks for telling them apart.   We hope you will join us to enjoy learning more about the fascinating animals out there to admire and celebrate!   Advance registration is required and once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you on the day of the event.  This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public..

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday February 17, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Storyteller, Len Cabral, All Ages*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Internationally acclaimed storyteller, Len Cabral will join us on Zoom to share Caribbean folktales as well as original stories and tales from around the world. Len is a popular storyteller at theaters, schools and festivals throughout the United States and has performed at festivals in Ireland, Belgium, Austria, Holland and Canada.  He is the recipient of the National Storytelling Network 2001 Circle of Excellence Oracle Award.Register to access the Zoom link. 
Links will be sent out the day of the program.miltonlibrary.com/events/upcoming-event

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-698-5757  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Friday February 19, 2021
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Virtual Craft: Kindness Stones, Ages 7-12*
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Grab some paint from your stash, and take a nature walk together, find a special stone to paint and give to your favorite friend.  Sign-up to paint kindness stones together.  

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Saturday February 20, 2021
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Kids Coloring to Classical Music! Ages 3-10*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Kids Coloring to Classical Music
This fun interactive class will get your kid's hooked on classics! You will have the opportunity to draw, move, listen and laugh to live classical music played by Dedham pianist Michael Leidig. He will be playing selections from Bach, Handel and Scarlatti, everyone is welcome to come, listen and play! Bring some crayons, colored pencils or paints and be ready to get creative!
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Monday February 22, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live via Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 100 computers (if your kids will be sharing a computer, you can register them both as a single registration). Once you have registered, connection instructions will be emailed to you on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM     
 
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SPUB LIVE, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

NEW TIME!

Register online for SPUB CLUB live! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club for kids in grades 2-6. Miss Sara will read a few chapters of a book each week; your job is to listen, do a hands-on activity of your choice at home (we recommend Play-Doh or drawing), and have fun!  Registration is required and limited to 25 computers. Registrants will receive Zoom connection info on the day of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday February 23, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Wednesday February 24, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Thursday February 25, 2021
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Young Writers Club, Ages 8-11*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Do you like to write stories, comics, poems, and movies? Sign-up for our new  Zoom program for ages 8-11, The Young Writers Club! 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Genealogy Talk: The Orphan Train Movement - History and Legacy
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Professional Genealogist and Historian Michael Brophy will give a virtual talk via Zoom about the Orphan Trains, which is the real-life story of the 19th to 20th centuries movement of sending orphaned children from the counties out into the country.  From 1854 to 1929, over 200,000 children were transported from New York to the Midwest and beyond in the United States.  The history, genealogy, and legacy of the movement will be explained and discussed.  You will learn about the Children's Aid Society of New York - the founding of the organization and intentions - along with other charitable agencies who had to care for 3,000 children in NYC in 1850.  These kids were referred to as "street Arabs."  Another topic included in this program is the life of Charles Loring Brace, and the process of how children were chosen for relocation after given Bibles but were never formerly adopted.  Mr. Brophy has many fascinating true stories to tell about this movement which were shared by "Orphan Train Riders."  There was a significant toll on the emotional health of these kids, which gave way - after the trains were ended - to modern foster care.  Also research about Orphan Train ancestry will be shared with the audience in this interesting and educational presentation.  Please join us! 

Advance registration is required and once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you on the day of the program.

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

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Friday February 26, 2021
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Uke-Crew Online, Ages 8-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Virtual Ukulele meetups once a month!  Register online. Have a ukulele sitting in the garage?  Well, now's the time to dust it off and join us for a fun 3 course session October, November, December.  We will begin by introducing the ukulele, basic chords, and then take turns strumming online.  This program is half an hour long, and is for ages 8+.

The library has a limited amount of Ukuleles it can lend out. First-come, first-serve.  

Registration closes by 3PM on the day of program due to supplies that parents will need to pick-up.  Zoom link will be provided 15 minutes prior to program.  If there is a cancellation, please let us know.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Friday, February 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Saturday February 27, 2021
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Virtual Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

An informal knitting group will meet online which offers an opportunity for people to see each other, chat, bring a project to work on and have friends on hand to ask questions when they need help.  This fun online gathering, which will be ongoing, includes advice with projects and just "social knitting" for good company too.   Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend.  Questions? Please Email Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at jhlady@ocln.org, and she will make sure you get on the coordinator's list to receive the Zoom link.  Please note that you do not have to have a Zoom account to participate - just an electronic device with a microphone and camera so everyone can see you and share.   You might want to download the Zoom app before participating however.   If you love knitting, please don't hesitate to enjoy this program!  It is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
 
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STEM with Sara, Ages 5-12*
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Join Ms. Sara for a STEM activity, using simple materials that you have at home. For ages 5-12.

Today's activity: TBA

Kits with all of the materials you'll need for the project will be available for pickup in the Children's Room one week before the program.

This program will take place via Zoom. Registration is required. Zoom connection info will be provided to registrants 30 minutes before the program starts.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday March 2, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Healthy Hiking: Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Avid hiker and author Marjorie Turner Hollman will give a presentation about "Easy Walks in Massachusetts" this evening.  Her latest book is called Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are, and she has also written Easy Walks in Massachusetts,  More Easy Walks in Masachusetts, and Easy Walks and Paddles in the Ten Mile River Watershed.   The outdoors has been a refuge for many of us throughout the pandemic this year.  But many places we visit are crowded, and some are not well-suited to our abilities.  Join this author virtually and learn about lots of wonderful outdoors spaces that are handicapped-friendly, great for parents, grandparents, and children too! 

Can't walk very far?  Distances of each trail are included in her books, along with much more information to help you prepare to have a great time outdoors.  This speaker has some great resources for learning about well known but also less traveled walks.  Find new trails, learn safety tips, get a list of essential items you need to take with you on every walk, and so much more.  She has lots of suggestions, experience and ideas that can help you have a more positive experience in the out-of-doors. 

Advance registration is required and once signed up, you will receive a Zoom connection link on the day of the program.  This event is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public.

Happy trails!  Please join us.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday March 3, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Thursday March 4, 2021
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Celebrity Book Club

TBA

CONTACT:  Sara Truog    struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Take-and-Make Tots! Ages 3-5*
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Check out our new Take-and-Make craft program! These easy DIY crafts are for you to take home and make at your leisure.  Please share your creations on our FB page!

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on the calendar day (anytime during are open hours) this program is scheduled, and make it together whenever you fancy!

* These are librarian-made take away supplies that are provided for a home-based activity shared between caregiver and child.  This is not a Zoom program.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday March 6, 2021
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Lauren Masse Mindfulness for Kids, Ages 8-12*
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Join us for a fun, interactive workshop on Mindfulness.  Learn movement, drawing, and beneficial social emotional activities.  Mindful Minis Boston classes are designed to introduce children to mindfulness-based tools helpful for stress-reduction, self-management, and emotional awareness. Classes are centered around relaxation, creativity, imagination, gratitude and awareness; all of which are scientifically proven to aid in children's success in school, in relationships, and developing a connection with themselves.

 
Activities include breathing techniques, mindful movement, worksheets and drawing to solidify learning, and other interactive mindfulness games including sensory description. 
 

 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Tuesday March 9, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 9:45 AM     
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday March 10, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
Thursday March 11, 2021
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C.A.L.M. Kids, Ages 7-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

C.A.L.M. : Crafting and Learning Mindfulness for Kids is a new Mindful Arts & Creation program that helps kids cultivate emotional awareness while engaging in a calming activity. While our hands are busy creating, we'll listen to a story about slowing down, and then practice centering ourselves with mindful child-friendly activities and breathing.

 Registration is required to participate in this online program.

 Registration closes by 3PM on the day of program due to supplies that parents will need to pick-up.  Zoom link will be provided 15 minutes prior to program.  If there is a cancellation, please let us know.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Friday March 12, 2021
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Lego Live! Ages 6-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Come build Legos with the Library via Zoom! Each month we'll build on a different theme. Ages 6-12 welcome.  Registration is required and limited to 20 computers. If your kids will be sharing a computer for this event, please register the computer  Please enter your child's name in your Zoom account so we know who to call in during the program.
 You will receive connection instructions via email 15 minutes prior to the program.  Don't forget to check your email!

*FYI: During virtual programs, librarians will choose to mute our audience to call attention and give instructions.  We can unmute to interact, answer questions, and share what we are making.  

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Saturday March 13, 2021
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Art with Sue on Zoom, Ages 6-12*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-698-5757  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Tuesday March 16, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Wednesday March 17, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday March 20, 2021
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Virtual Reading Dogs! Grades K-5*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It's Zoomtastic! We are bringing Reading Dogs to Zoom this Winter, and we are hope you will join us!

Kids in K-5, who need to practice reading aloud are invited to come meet and read to our lovable volunteer dog, Finbarr, who is a great listener.  Each child will have the opportunity to read for ten minutes, while participating registrants wait in the waiting room. Due to the online environment, our registration is smaller than in-person, and will be limited to 6.  
 
Please have your reading material ready to go while you are waiting to enter the room and meet Finbarr and Marilyn, our volunteer handler.
 
 We will introduce you to them both so your child can ask our handler, Marilyn a question or two. Registration is required and limited. Zoom meeting link and password will be sent a half an hour before program start time.
CONTACT:  michild@ocln.org  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Tuesday March 23, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Wednesday March 24, 2021
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LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Thursday March 25, 2021
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Young Writers Club, Ages 8-11*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Do you like to write stories, comics, poems, and movies? Sign-up for our new  Zoom program for ages 8-11, The Young Writers Club! 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Room is Booked
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday March 26, 2021
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Uke-Crew Online, Ages 8-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Virtual Ukulele meetups once a month!  Register online. Have a ukulele sitting in the garage?  Well, now's the time to dust it off and join us for a fun 3 course session October, November, December.  We will begin by introducing the ukulele, basic chords, and then take turns strumming online, and play a game of Uke Bingo: UKEGO! 

Please pick up Bingo template after you register and before day of program. This program is 45 minutes long, and is for ages 8+.

The library has a limited amount of Ukuleles it can lend out. First-come, first-serve.  

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Saturday March 27, 2021
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Virtual Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

An informal knitting group will meet online which offers an opportunity for people to see each other, chat, bring a project to work on and have friends on hand to ask questions when they need help.  This fun online gathering, which will be ongoing, includes advice with projects and just "social knitting" for good company too.   Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend.  Questions? Please Email Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at jhlady@ocln.org, and she will make sure you get on the coordinator's list to receive the Zoom link.  Please note that you do not have to have a Zoom account to participate - just an electronic device with a microphone and camera so everyone can see you and share.   You might want to download the Zoom app before participating however.   If you love knitting, please don't hesitate to enjoy this program!  It is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Tuesday March 30, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Fashion Talk: Cocktail Culture - The Mad Men Era
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fashion expert and historian Karen Antonowicz is back to give an entertaining talk about the chic attire of "Cocktail Culture - The Mad Men Era."  Cocktail parties in the home have been popular since the 1920s, after the onset of Prohibition.  Join us for a look at cocktail culture fashion as we travel through time.  We will focus on silhouettes in clothing from the late 1940s through the 1960s, as we explore the connections of fashion and cocktails during this interesting period, not only in clothing styles, but also in home decor and accessories.  Ms. Antonowicz has a Masters from the University of Rhode Island and has taught the History of Fashion and other college courses for 13 years.  For 5 years, she and her husband Mike ran Nostalgia Antiques & Collectibles in Rhode Island, and she speaks about the subject often at various organizations.  Karen's Vermont Company, Spirits of Fashion, is the vehicle for producing lectures and workshops on all eras of the history of fashion.

Advance registration is required for this Zoom event; once signed up here, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you on the day of the program.  We recommend you download the Zoom app to your electronic device beforehand to make participation easier.  This presentation is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all.  Please join us for a fun and educational evening!

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady    jhlady@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday March 31, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy invite you to join us LIVE (via Zoom) for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5. Oh, and Buddy says bring your teddies, too! We'll combine elements from our Baby Rhyme Time and Small Wonders programs for a time of teddy loving fun. (Teddies can be ANY species!) PLEASE NOTE: If you can't make the Wednesday morning live program, you can catch it for the remainder of the week in the video portion of the Children's Room facebook page

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. The zoom link will be sent to you shortly before the program starts each week.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Saturday April 3, 2021
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Virtual Reading Dogs! Grades K-5*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

It's Zoomtastic! We are bringing Reading Dogs to Zoom this Winter, and we are hope you will join us!

Kids in K-5, who need to practice reading aloud are invited to come meet and read to our lovable volunteer dog, Finbarr, who is a great listener.  Each child will have the opportunity to read for ten minutes, while participating registrants wait in the waiting room. Due to the online environment, our registration is smaller than in-person, and will be limited to 6.  
 
Please have your reading material ready to go while you are waiting to enter the room and meet Finbarr and Marilyn, our volunteer handler.
 
 We will introduce you to them both so your child can ask our handler, Marilyn a question or two. Registration is required and limited. Zoom meeting link and password will be sent a half an hour before program start time.
CONTACT:  michild@ocln.org  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Tuesday April 6, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday April 8, 2021
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C.A.L.M. Kids, Ages 7-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

C.A.L.M. : Crafting and Learning Mindfulness for Kids is a new Mindful Arts & Creation program that helps kids cultivate emotional awareness while engaging in a calming activity. While our hands are busy creating, we'll listen to a story about slowing down, and then practice centering ourselves with mindful child-friendly activities and breathing.

 Registration is required to participate in this online program.

 Registration closes by 3PM on the day of program due to supplies that parents will need to pick-up.  Zoom link will be provided 15 minutes prior to program.  If there is a cancellation, please let us know.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Friday April 9, 2021
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Lego Live! Ages 6-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Come build Legos with the Library via Zoom! Each month we'll build on a different theme. Ages 6-12 welcome.  Registration is required and limited to 20 computers. If your kids will be sharing a computer for this event, please register the computer  Please enter your child's name in your Zoom account so we know who to call in during the program.
 You will receive connection instructions via email 15 minutes prior to the program.  Don't forget to check your email!

*FYI: During virtual programs, librarians will choose to mute our audience to call attention and give instructions.  We can unmute to interact, answer questions, and share what we are making.  

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Saturday April 10, 2021
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Virtual Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

An informal knitting group will meet online which offers an opportunity for people to see each other, chat, bring a project to work on and have friends on hand to ask questions when they need help.  This fun online gathering, which will be ongoing, includes advice with projects and just "social knitting" for good company too.   Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend.  Questions? Please Email Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at jhlady@ocln.org, and she will make sure you get on the coordinator's list to receive the Zoom link.  Please note that you do not have to have a Zoom account to participate - just an electronic device with a microphone and camera so everyone can see you and share.   You might want to download the Zoom app before participating however.   If you love knitting, please don't hesitate to enjoy this program!  It is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Tuesday April 13, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday April 15, 2021
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Take-and-Make Tots! Ages 3-5*
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Check out our new Take-and-Make craft program! These easy DIY crafts are for you to take home and make at your leisure.  Please share your creations on our FB page!

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on the calendar day (anytime during are open hours) this program is scheduled, and make it together whenever you fancy!

* These are librarian-made take away supplies that are provided for a home-based activity shared between caregiver and child.  This is not a Zoom program.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Tuesday April 20, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Thursday April 22, 2021
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Young Writers Club, Ages 8-11*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Do you like to write stories, comics, poems, and movies? Sign-up for our new  Zoom program for ages 8-11, The Young Writers Club! 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday April 23, 2021
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Uke-Crew Online, Ages 8-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Virtual Ukulele meetups once a month!  Register online. Have a ukulele sitting in the garage?  Well, now's the time to dust it off and join us for a fun 3 course session October, November, December.  We will begin by introducing the ukulele, basic chords, and then take turns strumming online, and play a game of Uke Bingo: UKEGO! 

Please pick up Bingo template after you register and before day of program. This program is 45 minutes long, and is for ages 8+.

The library has a limited amount of Ukuleles it can lend out. First-come, first-serve.  

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Tuesday April 27, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday May 4, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday May 6, 2021
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Celebrity Book Club

TBA

CONTACT:  Sara Truog    struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Friday May 7, 2021
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Lego Live! Ages 6-12*
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Come build Legos with the Library via Zoom! Each month we'll build on a different theme. Ages 6-12 welcome.  Registration is required and limited to 20 computers. If your kids will be sharing a computer for this event, please register the computer  Please enter your child's name in your Zoom account so we know who to call in during the program.
 You will receive connection instructions via email 15 minutes prior to the program.  Don't forget to check your email!

*FYI: During virtual programs, librarians will choose to mute our audience to call attention and give instructions.  We can unmute to interact, answer questions, and share what we are making.  

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday May 13, 2021
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Take-and-Make Tots! Ages 3-5*
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Check out our new Take-and-Make craft program! These easy DIY crafts are for you to take home and make at your leisure.  Please share your creations on our FB page!

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on the calendar day (anytime during are open hours) this program is scheduled, and make it together whenever you fancy!

* These are librarian-made take away supplies that are provided for a home-based activity shared between caregiver and child.  This is not a Zoom program.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Saturday May 15, 2021
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Virtual Library Knitting Group
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

An informal knitting group will meet online which offers an opportunity for people to see each other, chat, bring a project to work on and have friends on hand to ask questions when they need help.  This fun online gathering, which will be ongoing, includes advice with projects and just "social knitting" for good company too.   Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend.  Questions? Please Email Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at jhlady@ocln.org, and she will make sure you get on the coordinator's list to receive the Zoom link.  Please note that you do not have to have a Zoom account to participate - just an electronic device with a microphone and camera so everyone can see you and share.   You might want to download the Zoom app before participating however.   If you love knitting, please don't hesitate to enjoy this program!  It is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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Up to Five, Live! w/Ms. Jen Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Kids, infant to 5, can join Ms. Jen and Book Monkey for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more!

Register on the library events page for access to the  Zoom meeting link and password. miltonlibrary.org/events/upcoming-events

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  jstruzziero@ocln.org

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