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Friday January 7, 2022 - Monday January 31, 2022
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Wotiz Gallery: Minutiae by Stephanie Van Riet

 

The Wotiz Gallery of the Milton Public Library will display the paintings and drawings of local artist Stephanie Van Riet from January 7th to the 31st in an exhibit called "Minutiae".  She will be showing 15 illustrative works composed of gouache, watercolor and colored pencil on paper that focus on the characteristic details of classical architecture and the beauty of the Italian landscape, inspired by her studies of art history and conservation work in the cities of Perugia and Rome in Italy.

Van Riet has a B.A. in Studio Art and Anthropology from Connecticut College and is currently working towards a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Fine Arts from Brandeis University. Her art practice is informed by her experience in material preservation and exploration of culture, as she examines the world around her through her prints, paintings and paper sculpture. She has taught various art mediums at the Philly Art Center in Philadelphia, PA and at the Charles River Creative Arts Program in MA. In addition to teaching, Van Riet has worked at many art institutions including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Lyman Allyn Museum of Art in New London, CT, Zullo Gallery in Medfield, MA and The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Her work has been included in several group exhibitions, both in the Boston area and in Connecticut, and she was awarded Juror’s Best in Show in her senior Thesis Exhibition, at Connecticut College in 2019.  Her ornate and colorful paintings are fun to see, as her affinity for whimsical design and keenness for playful detail evokes a rich nostalgia in each of her creations. We hope you might stop by the Library this month to enjoy this new exhibit, and for more information about applying for an MPL art display, Email jhlady@ocln.org or call Jean Hlady at (617) 898-4964, Reference Department. 

We hope you will come enjoy a lovely exhibit by a young, talented painter this month in our Gallery!

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Saturday January 22, 2022
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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! 

Please call the Reference desk at (617) 898-4964 for questions and if you would like to be added to the coordinator's list, Email jhlady@ocln.org and she will make sure you receive communications from the group.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Author Event: Thato Mwosa, All Ages
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Milton author Thato Mwosa will join us to introduce her children's book, 14 African Women Who Made History. 14 elementary school girls will each read one of the 14 stories of phenomenal African women who have made a contribution to their societies. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session with the author. 
 
For all ages. Registration is required and will open two weeks prior to the event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
The registration period has ended.
Monday January 24, 2022
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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 storytime live on Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants at 6pm on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 23 spaces available.
 
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SPUB Club, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Register online for SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club on Zoom 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
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 26 spaces available.
Tuesday January 25, 2022
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Tales from the Story Hat
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join Ms. Elaine and Milton Access TV for a unique storytelling experience! Over the years Ms Elaine has gathered many stories from around the world, and shared them with children and adults in libraries in the various places where she has lived and worked. Her "story hat" contains tokens from many of those stories, and in this program she will share them with you.

The stories shared are: "The Old Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle," "Kassim's Shoes," and "Perfection."

This program is most appropriate for ages 5 and up, and it requires no registration. 

You can view it on MATV's public channel, or on their live stream at  https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch2&nav=live.: 

Curious, but not available at this time? This program will be airing for the next two weeks on Milton Access TV - visit https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod to find it, or watch the Library' Children's Hour at 1:30pm on Fri/Sat/Sun, on MATV's public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 
CONTACT:  Children's room  617-898-4957  michild.ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Teen Advisory Board
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Milton Teen Advisory Board is a council of Milton middle & high schoolers who help plan and execute our myriad after-school program offerings! No previous experience is necessary.

No sign-up necessary. Virtual attendance options for this in-person meeting are available. Please see Tyler in the Teen Room with any questions.

CONTACT:  Tyler Vachon    tvachon@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Chess with David Vigorito
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

After School Chess Club with International Chess Master, David Vigorito.

For more information, visit https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

Tuesdays January 8-March 15.

Registration required @ https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

 

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday January 26, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Open Mic with the MPL Writer-in-Residence
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join our 2021 Writer-in-Residence Joan FSmith for an open mic and literary chat. Attendees will be given a writing prompt, the option to read their work (either the in-class exercise or something they have brought with them), and conclude with a Q + A. Those interested in reading aloud can sign up for a 3-minute slot on a first-come first-serve basis here (fiction, poetry, and nonfiction welcome). Join us to chat books, the writing process, and conversation. 

This will be a hybrid program for ages 15-adult. Registration is required; please indicate whether you would like to participate virtually or in-person upon registration. Sponsored by the Trustees of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Sara Truog  617-698-5757  struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
There are 29 spaces available.
Thursday January 27, 2022
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MPL Walking Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join staff from the Milton Public Library on Thursdays from 12noon to 1pm for a lunchtime walk through the neighborhood! We'll be discussing recent reads, the great outdoors, and whatever else may come to our minds. We will meet in the Library parking lot at 12 noon sharp; a mask, appropriate footwear, and an adventurous spirit are all that's required.
While this is a weekly group, registration for each individual session is required and limited. Meetings will be weather and sidewalk conditions permitting.
 
A program of Milton Moves: a year-long initiative of the Milton Public Library for all ages focused on fitness, wellness, and healthy eating.
CONTACT:  Sara Truog  6178984951  struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Teen D&D
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

D&D is a TAB-organized group for students in grades 7-12. If you are interested in joining or have any questions about the game, please email Tyler Vachon at tvachon@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Tyler Vachon    tvachon@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Film and Conversation: Memoirs of a Black Girl
6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
On Thursday January 27th from 6:15 - 8:30pm, Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice Milton-Mattapan launches Race Reels with Milton's award winning screenwriter and filmmaker Thato Mwosa to view and discuss her film, Memoir of a Black Girl.  This film won the 2021 Best Feature Film at the Roxbury International Film Festival and is a coming-of-age story of a Black high school student confronting the challenges of race, urban education and social/racial tensions that bring impact.
Join us early for an introduction; film will start at 6:30. A panel discussion with Q&A will follow at 7:45 with the filmmaker and some of the actors.
This will be a hybrid program, with a maximum of 40 in-person attendees, and unlimited Zoom participants. Registration is required; and you will be required to indicate your preference for virtual or in-person attendance.
 
 
 
CONTACT:  Sara Truog  16178984951  struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
There are 103 spaces available.
Friday January 28, 2022
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Take-and-Make Craft: Paper Lanterns, Ages 6-12*
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Introducing a Take-and-Make craft program for older kids, ages 6-12! Pick up a DIY craft, take it home, and make at your leisure. This week, we will make Color-Me Paper Lanterns.

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on January 28 between 9am and 5pm, and make it whenever you like! Registration is required and limited.

* The Library provides these supplies for a home-based activity. This is not a Zoom program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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Friday Afternoon Magic
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday Afternoon Magic is a TAB-organized club that meets every Friday from 3-4:30pm. Casual multiplayer EDH is the dominant format, but player of any format and all experience levels are welcome! 

CONTACT:  Tyler Vachon    tvachon@ocln.org
LOCATION: Library 2nd Floor
Saturday January 29, 2022
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Adult Craft: Make A Bird on a Wire with Annie LaVigne
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Artist Annie LaVigne will teach a felt craft in person  in our Keys Community Room to help participants create a beautiful bird on a wire.  Needle felting is a technique for making wool sculptures out of wool roving - wool that has been processed but not yet spun into yarn.  Participants in this workshop will create an original bird out of wool roving and wire, choosing from a wide range of colors.  They will also make a simple stand out of wire to hang their bird from.  The materials to make this colorful and fun sculpture will be provided free of charge, but you must register in advance here to participate.


This talented artist is great to work with, and she teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design.  Annie has shown her own whimsical work in our Wotiz Gallery in the past and not only paints, but also creates soft sculpture.  Her art depicts animals, people, objects, and more delightful subjects.  She also works with animation and felt pieces, 2D artwork, and framed digital illustrations as well as some mixed media ones.  She is the founder of Harriet and Mickey, Inc., a creative studio focused on storytelling through illustration, writing, and animation.  This event is suitable for both adults and teens (over age 14).  Please come and make a lovely sculpture with us in January!


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
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
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Kids Creativity Hour: Chinese Calligraphy, Ages 6-11*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join JoJo Liu, a San Francisco-based Chinese calligraphy artist, on Zoom to experiment and learn about basic Chinese Calligraphy. Painting is a fun way to practice writing, and calligraphy is one of the original forms of Chinese writing. We will share how to perform some basic strokes, as well as learn how to say and write a few Chinese characters. Materials needed: paper; either a Chinese Calligraphy brush and ink or a round watercolor brush and a basic watercolor set. Need help acquiring the necessary materials? Contact the Children's Room at michild@ocln.org .

For ages 6-11. Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants on the afternoon of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 24 spaces available.
Monday January 31, 2022
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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 storytime live on Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants at 6pm on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:00 PM     
 
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SPUB Club, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Register online for SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club on Zoom 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
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday February 1, 2022 - Monday February 28, 2022
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LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Tuesday February 1, 2022
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 10:45 AM     
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Chess with David Vigorito
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

After School Chess Club with International Chess Master, David Vigorito.

For more information, visit https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

Tuesdays January 8-March 15.

Registration required @ https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

 

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Adventure Talk: This Land of Snow - A Journey Across the North in Winter
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

New Hampshire author and journalist Anders Morley will give a virtual talk via Zoom about his new book called This Land of Snow: A Journey Across the North in Winter (Mountaineers Books, c2020).  He spent an entire winter living outdoors and traveling on cross-country skis across northwestern Canada.  The book is written in a literary voice and this outdoor adventure also includes elements of what both winter and midlife may mean to us all.  He grew up in New England, but also lived in Italy, so also got to know the Alps as a beautiful and challenging place to explore.  He was then drawn to this cross-country skiing adventure across Canada which happened in the winter of 2012-2013.  He started at Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and finished his trek at Swan River, Manitoba.   With freezing cold temperatures and powerful winds swirling around him, Anders navigates frozen lakes and snowmobile trails to make this daring trip.  If you love the out-of-doors and adventure, please join host Jean Hlady for this fascinating program!

Here is a quote about the book from Booklist magazine (9/1/20): "...A captivating memoir about backcountry adventures and one man's journey of self-discovery - and an eloquent ode to the harsh reality of winter." [writer Brenda Barrera]

Advance registration is required 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 and is free and open to all.  

This event is part of a year-long initiative of the MPL called "Milton Moves" which promotes wellness, fitness and healthy eating.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 56 spaces available.
Wednesday February 2, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
 
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Cookbook Club
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Calling all Cooks!  The Milton Public Library Cookbook Club, led by local chef Connie Spiros and Assistant Director Sara Truog, invites you to its next session on Wednesday, February 2 from 6:30-8pm.  Each club meeting will feature a selected cookbook, and members will prepare a tasty treat from the book to bring to the Library and share.  The cookbook chosen for February is Jubilee: recipes from two centuries of African-American cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin.

In order to participate, please take these simple steps:

  • Please register through the library events calendar. Only registered cooks will be able to attend.
  • Borrow a copy of the book from the library and choose a dish. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month ahead. (If you borrow a cookbook but won't be able to attend the meeting, please return the cookbook so someone else can check it out. Thank you!)
  • Once you've chosen your recipe, contact Sara by email (struog@ocln.org) or phone (617-898-4951) to let her know what recipe you’ll be trying so we don't have a lot of duplication in the dishes we'll sample on meeting day!

This will be a hybrid program: in-person participants will be in the Keys Room, sharing food in a socially distanced format; and virtual participants may watch and speak, but will not be able to try dishes. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration will open on Wednesday, January 12. Once you register you will receive more details about the club.  Bon Appetit!

CONTACT:  Sara Truog  617-898-4951  struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Thursday February 3, 2022
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MPL Walking Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join staff from the Milton Public Library on Thursdays from 12noon to 1pm for a lunchtime walk through the neighborhood! We'll be discussing recent reads, the great outdoors, and whatever else may come to our minds. We will meet in the Library parking lot at 12 noon sharp; a mask, appropriate footwear, and an adventurous spirit are all that's required.
While this is a weekly group, registration for each individual session is required and limited. Meetings will be weather and sidewalk conditions permitting.
 
A program of Milton Moves: a year-long initiative of the Milton Public Library for all ages focused on fitness, wellness, and healthy eating.
CONTACT:  Sara Truog  6178984951  struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
Registration will begin on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 1:00 PM     
 
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 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! 

Please call the Reference desk at (617) 898-4964 for questions and if you would like to be added to the coordinator's list, Email jhlady@ocln.org and she will make sure you receive communications from the group.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday February 5, 2022
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Make a Freedom Quilt, Ages 6-11*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Milton residents Terri James-Solomon and I'man Solomon to learn about freedom quilts, which were designed and used during the early to mid-19th century to communicate information to African slaves about how to escape to freedom using the Underground Railroad. We will read stories about these quilts, and then create our own quilt squares - which will then be combined into a larger quilt that will go on display at the Library for all to enjoy.

For ages 6-11. Registration for this in-person session is required and limited, and will open two weeks prior to the event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Monday February 7, 2022
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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 storytime live on Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants at 6pm on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM     
 
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SPUB Club, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Register online for SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club on Zoom 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
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday February 8, 2022
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 10:45 AM     
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Chess with David Vigorito
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

After School Chess Club with International Chess Master, David Vigorito.

For more information, visit https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

Tuesdays January 8-March 15.

Registration required @ https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

 

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Film Discussion and Author Talk: Black Oscars with Dr. Frederick Gooding
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

There will be a fascinating online presentation via Zoom this evening about a very important look at the Hollywood Oscars, a great topic for this time of year.  If you enjoy film discussions, you must join us to learn more about a new book called Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2020).  The author, Dr. Frederick W. Gooding, Jr., is an Associate Professor with the Honors College at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, in the Department of African American Studies.

 The publisher (Rowman & Littlefield) has this to say about Dr. Gooding's book: "Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. provides a thorough analysis and overview of black people that were nominated for their Hollywood roles, going decade by decade in a highly accessible language.  The book shows how the Oscars are a litmus test, ultimately reflecting what degree our society has truly embraced diversity within the hallowed confines of our sacred imaginations."  

Dr. Gooding holds the Dr. Ronald E. Moore Professorship in Humanities in the John V. Roach Honors College.  He critically analyzes race within mainstream media, effectively contextualizing problematic patterns based upon their historical roots.  As such, Gooding's best-known work thus far is You Mean, There's RACE in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood, which has been utilized in high schools and universities nationwide.  Also the co-editor of "Stories from the Front Room: How Higher Education Faculty Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy," Gooding has stayed focused on the practical applications of equity with his 2018 book, American Dream Deferred, which carefully details the growth and struggles of black federal workers in the postwar era.  His latest work, Black Oscars.. (May 2020) expands his reach into cultural studies by analyzing African American Academy Award winners and how their narratives reflect and reinforce larger American history.  We hope you might join us for a very interesting program about movies, actors and characters throughout history!  

Advance registration is required and once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 53 spaces available.
 
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday February 9, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
Thursday February 10, 2022
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MPL Walking Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join staff from the Milton Public Library on Thursdays from 12noon to 1pm for a lunchtime walk through the neighborhood! We'll be discussing recent reads, the great outdoors, and whatever else may come to our minds. We will meet in the Library parking lot at 12 noon sharp; a mask, appropriate footwear, and an adventurous spirit are all that's required.
While this is a weekly group, registration for each individual session is required and limited. Meetings will be weather and sidewalk conditions permitting.
 
A program of Milton Moves: a year-long initiative of the Milton Public Library for all ages focused on fitness, wellness, and healthy eating.
CONTACT:  Sara Truog  6178984951  struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 1:00 PM     
Friday February 11, 2022
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Take-and-Make Craft: Heart Necklaces, Ages 3-5*
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Check out our Take-and-Make craft program for ages 3-5! Pick up an easy DIY craft, take it home, and make at your leisure. Please share your creations on our FB page!

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on Friday, February 11 between 9am and 5pm, and make it together whenever you like!

This month, we will make Heart Necklaces.

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 Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Friday, January 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Baby Rhyme Time* 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, songs, and stories for the littlest library lovers....Baby Rhyme Time is just  for infants up to 12 months (with an adult, of course, but no older siblings, please)
Join Ms Elaine and Buddy for a fun time!

Weekly registration is required, and opens a week before each event.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 12:00 AM     
Saturday February 12, 2022
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Story Takeover! Kids Writing Workshop: Write-Your-Own Ending, Ages 6-11*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

No matter what age group the audience might be, storytelling involves finding solutions to problems of all different sizes. Writer-in-Residence Joan F. Smith will chat with the audience about the beginnings, middles, and ends of stories. Next, Joan will read a portion of a short children's book; attendees will then write and illustrate a new "end" of the story on their own. 

For ages 6-11. Registration is required and will open two weeks prior to the program. Sponsored by the Trustees of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Line Dancing with Jean Long
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Join Jean Long for an hour of line dancing enjoyment. Come have lots of laughs and move to a variety of music. Like…. Could I Have This Dance, The Hustle,The Wobble, Cupid Shuffle and more. If you enjoy yourself why not continue to dance?
About the instructor: Jean teaches on Tuesdays at the Milton COA at 2:00 pm. She also teaches at other senior centers, School Enrichment programs, Adult Education classes and more. 
 
For ages 10-adult. Registration is required for this in-person program, and will open two weeks prior to the event. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
 
A program of Milton Moves: a year-long initiative of the Milton Public Library for all ages focused on fitness, wellness, and healthy eating.
 
 
CONTACT:  Sara Truog  617-698-5757  struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Monday February 14, 2022
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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 storytime live on Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants at 6pm on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM     
 
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Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  William Adamczyk  617-698-5757  wadamczyk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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SPUB Club, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Register online for SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club on Zoom 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
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday February 15, 2022
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 10:45 AM     
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
 
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Tales from the Story Hat
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join Ms. Elaine and Milton Access TV for a unique storytelling experience! Over the years Ms Elaine has gathered many stories from around the world, and shared them with children and adults in libraries in the various places where she has lived and worked. Her "story hat" contains tokens from many of those stories, and in this program she will share them with you.

This program is most appropriate for ages 5 and up, and it requires no registration. 

You can view it on MATV's public channel, or on their live stream at  https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch2&nav=live.: 

Curious, but not available at this time? This program will be airing for the next two weeks on Milton Access TV - visit https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod to find it, or watch the Library' Children's Hour at 1:30pm on Fri/Sat/Sun, on MATV's public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 
CONTACT:  Children's room  617-898-4957  michild.ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Milton Woman's Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Milton Woman’s Club holds its monthly luncheon for members at noon. After the luncheon, the public is invited to hear any scheduled speaker at 12:45 p.m. at no cost.  Speaker TBA.
CONTACT:  Suzette Standring    suzettestandring@gmail.com
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Chess with David Vigorito
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

After School Chess Club with International Chess Master, David Vigorito.

For more information, visit https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

Tuesdays January 8-March 15.

Registration required @ https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

 

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Author Talk: Sally Hemings - Enslaved Founding Mother
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Please join us this evening for a virtual event via Zoom which will be a talk about Sally Hemings by Dr. Leigh Fought, an Associate Professor of History at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY.  Professor Fought will present a program about the life of Sally Hemings, who was the mother of six children by Thomas Jefferson and was enslaved by him.  Sally was a half-sister to his wife, and only 1/8th black, yet her mother, she and her children all inherited their status as "black and "slave" regardless of their white fathers. 

Hemings lived a life on the boundary between white/black, free/slave, and legitimacy/illegitimacy.  This knowledgeable speaker takes a look at Heming's life and her circumstances in relation to women's rights developments in the United States during that time period.   Dr. Fought teaches history courses at Le Moyne College, including world civilizations, U.S. history, African American history since 1865, historical research and writing, and historical methods.  She has a Ph.D. from the University of Houston, and has published widely on historical topics and has presented many talks all over the country.   This will be a fascinating presentation and we encourage you to register in advance to participate.  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 and is free and open to all.  Please join us!

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 56 spaces available.
Wednesday February 16, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
 
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Milton Woman's Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Milton Woman’s Club holds its monthly luncheon for members at noon. 
CONTACT:  Suzette Standring    suzettestandring@gmail.com
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Thursday February 17, 2022
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OCLN Membership Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

OCLN Membership Meeting

CONTACT:  Will    
 
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MPL Walking Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join staff from the Milton Public Library on Thursdays from 12noon to 1pm for a lunchtime walk through the neighborhood! We'll be discussing recent reads, the great outdoors, and whatever else may come to our minds. We will meet in the Library parking lot at 12 noon sharp; a mask, appropriate footwear, and an adventurous spirit are all that's required.
While this is a weekly group, registration for each individual session is required and limited. Meetings will be weather and sidewalk conditions permitting.
 
A program of Milton Moves: a year-long initiative of the Milton Public Library for all ages focused on fitness, wellness, and healthy eating.
CONTACT:  Sara Truog  6178984951  struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM     
Saturday February 19, 2022
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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! 

Please call the Reference desk at (617) 898-4964 for questions and if you would like to be added to the coordinator's list, Email jhlady@ocln.org and she will make sure you receive communications from the group.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Room is Booked
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
 
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Art with Sue, Ages 6-12*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Sue Hoy in the library, IN PERSON, for a fun art class. Project: TBA

For ages 6-12. Registration is required and will open two weeks prior to the class. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday February 22, 2022
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Take-and-Make Craft: Birdseed Ornaments, Ages 6-12*
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Introducing a Take-and-Make craft program for older kids, ages 6-12! Pick up a DIY craft, take it home, and make at your leisure. This week, we will make Birdseed Ornaments.

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on February 22 between 9am and 9pm, and make it whenever you like! Registration is required and limited.

* The Library provides these supplies for a home-based activity. This is not a Zoom program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 10:45 AM     
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Wednesday February 23, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 11:15 AM     
 
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Escape Room, Ages 6-8*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

An alien came into the library and stole some of our Dewey Decimal numbers from the spine labels of our nonfiction section. Work in teams of up to five to beat our Escape Room: Cracking the Dewey Code before the librarians find out what happened. Do you have what it takes to solve this mess?

The first session is for ages 6-8. Registration for this in-person session is required and limited, and will open two weeks prior to the event.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Escape Room, Ages 9-12*
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

An alien came into the library and stole some of our Dewey Decimal numbers from the spine labels of our nonfiction section. Work in teams of up to five to beat our Escape Room: Cracking the Dewey Code before the librarians find out what happened. Do you have what it takes to solve this mess?

The second session is for ages 9-12. Registration for this in-person session is required and limited, and will open two weeks prior to the event.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Thursday February 24, 2022
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MPL Walking Club
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Join staff from the Milton Public Library on Thursdays from 12noon to 1pm for a lunchtime walk through the neighborhood! We'll be discussing recent reads, the great outdoors, and whatever else may come to our minds. We will meet in the Library parking lot at 12 noon sharp; a mask, appropriate footwear, and an adventurous spirit are all that's required.
While this is a weekly group, registration for each individual session is required and limited. Meetings will be weather and sidewalk conditions permitting.
 
A program of Milton Moves: a year-long initiative of the Milton Public Library for all ages focused on fitness, wellness, and healthy eating.
CONTACT:  Sara Truog  6178984951  struog@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM     
 
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Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Ages 4+*
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stuffed animals are invited to the library on February 24 for a special February Vacation sleepover party JUST FOR THEM!

Each child may bring a stuffed animal to the library on Thursday afternoon between 2:30 and 4:30 pm.  After your pal checks in with Ms. Sara, they will spend a fun-filled night and day in the library!  We promise to feed your stuffed animal a nutritious dinner, read him or her lots of stories, and tuck them in for bed before midnight!  You can come back and pick them up on Friday anytime between 1pm and 5pm, when you will receive a link to learn about all of the adventures that Ms. Sara and the stuffed animals had together.

Note to parents: please send an animal that can spend the whole night - perhaps not the favorite lovey that cannot be parted with...

For ages 4 and up.  Registration is required, and will open two weeks in advance.

CONTACT:  Sara Truog  6178984951  struog@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Friday February 25, 2022
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Baby Rhyme Time* 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, songs, and stories for the littlest library lovers....Baby Rhyme Time is just  for infants up to 12 months (with an adult, of course, but no older siblings, please)
Join Ms Elaine and Buddy for a fun time!

Weekly registration is required, and opens a week before each event.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Stuffed Animal Pickup
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

~~This is the conclusion of this week's Stuffed Animal Sleepover.

Come back and pick your stuffed animals up anytime this afternoon, and receive a link to learn about all of the adventures that Ms. Sara and the stuffed animals had together.

Note to parents: please send an animal that can spend the whole night - perhaps not the favorite lovey that cannot be parted with...

For ages 4 and up.

CONTACT:  Sara Truog  6178984951  struog@ocln.org
Saturday February 26, 2022
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Yoga Class for Adults with Marianne Zullas
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This ongoing program will be a one-hour in person gentle vinyasa flow Yoga class with instructor Marianne Zullas.  It is designed to create movement and space in the body.  Students will practice breathing techniques, asanas (yoga poses), and will also be introduced to exercises that will open some of the meridian pathways in the body to create a better flow of energy.  This class ends with a relaxing guided meditation.  The program is appropriate for ages 13 and up, and some knowledge of yoga is recommended, but not required.  Space is limited for this enjoyable event.  Each student must bring with them a face mask, a yoga mat, a blanket, and a water bottle.    Additional classes are being offered on Saturday, March 26th, and Saturday, May 7th, and students may attend one or all, but they do need to sign up individually for each one here at our events list when registration is open.  These programs are not cumulative.

Marianne Zullas is a Yoga teacher and a Reiki practitioner.  The mind/body connection has been a passion of hers since childhood.  Her goal is to offer her students the opportunity to dissociate from constant thinking in order to be in the present moment.  Marianne lives in Milton with her husband and two daughters.   We hope you might join her for a relaxing and informative hour!

Advance registration is required here and for questions, contact Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at jbhlady@ocln.org or call (617) 898-4964.  This event is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is part of our initiative called "Milton Moves"  which promotes wellness, fitness, and healthy eating.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Cooks & Books, Gr. K-5*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Enjoy a story and make a healthy treat with Debbie Alsebai of Kidz Cooking. This will be an IN-PERSON program where kids will prepare a dish, and then take it home to be cooked with an adult and enjoyed. Today's recipe: TBA

Registration is required and will open two weeks in advance of the program. (Please use a zero rather than a K to register a kindergartener.) If your child has a food allergy, please check with us and we may be able to accomodate it.

A program of Milton Moves: a year-long initiative of the Milton Public Library for all ages focused on fitness, wellness, and healthy eating.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Monday February 28, 2022
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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 storytime live on Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants at 6pm on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM     
 
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SPUB Club, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Register online for SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club on Zoom 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
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday March 1, 2022 - Thursday March 31, 2022
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Room is Booked
LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Tuesday March 1, 2022
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Chess with David Vigorito
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

After School Chess Club with International Chess Master, David Vigorito.

For more information, visit https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

Tuesdays January 8-March 15.

Registration required @ https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

 

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Wednesday March 2, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Thursday March 3, 2022
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Celebrity Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 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! 

Please call the Reference desk at (617) 898-4964 for questions and if you would like to be added to the coordinator's list, Email jhlady@ocln.org and she will make sure you receive communications from the group.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday March 5, 2022
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Signing Rocks! Ages 5-adult
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

It's a party and an American Sign Language class rolled into one! Join Signing Basics for their popular "anything goes" ASL event that will get you excited to learn. You will have fun learning via games and activities that will get you giggling! This is an excellent event for beginners and intermediate learners as well as those with more advanced skills.

Signing Rocks! events are conducted in ASL, with no sound used. Sign language interpreting is not provided. This program is great for kids 5+, teens, and adults. Bring the whole family!

Registration is required. This program will be conducted via Zoom; registrants will receive a Zoom link on the day of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday March 7, 2022
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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 storytime live on Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants at 6pm on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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SPUB Club, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Register online for SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club on Zoom 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
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 8, 2022
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Chess with David Vigorito
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

After School Chess Club with International Chess Master, David Vigorito.

For more information, visit https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

Tuesdays January 8-March 15.

Registration required @ https://www.vigoritochess.com/events

 

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday March 9, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Friday March 11, 2022
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Take-and-Make Craft TBA, Ages 3-5*
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Check out our Take-and-Make craft program for ages 3-5! Pick up an easy DIY craft, take it home, and make at your leisure. Please share your creations on our FB page!

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on Friday, March 11 between 9am and 5pm, and make it together whenever you like!

This month, we will make CRAFT TBA.

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 Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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Baby Rhyme Time* 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, songs, and stories for the littlest library lovers....Baby Rhyme Time is just  for infants up to 12 months (with an adult, of course, but no older siblings, please)
Join Ms Elaine and Buddy for a fun time!

Weekly registration is required, and opens a week before each event.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Saturday March 12, 2022
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Mel O'Drama, Ages 5-9*
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Monday March 14, 2022
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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 storytime live on Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants at 6pm on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  William Adamczyk  617-698-5757  wadamczyk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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SPUB Club, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Register online for SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club on Zoom 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
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 15, 2022
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Tales from the Story Hat
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join Ms. Elaine and Milton Access TV for a unique storytelling experience! Over the years Ms Elaine has gathered many stories from around the world, and shared them with children and adults in libraries in the various places where she has lived and worked. Her "story hat" contains tokens from many of those stories, and in this program she will share them with you.

This program is most appropriate for ages 5 and up, and it requires no registration. 

You can view it on MATV's public channel, or on their live stream at  https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch2&nav=live.: 

Curious, but not available at this time? This program will be airing for the next two weeks on Milton Access TV - visit https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod to find it, or watch the Library' Children's Hour at 1:30pm on Fri/Sat/Sun, on MATV's public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 
CONTACT:  Children's room  617-898-4957  michild.ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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The Ultimate Red Sox Presentation with Marty Gitlin
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ohio author Marty Gitlin is back via Zoom to talk about his book called The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book (c2020). Mr. Gitlin covered baseball for nearly two decades as an award-winning sports journalist before authoring this book.  This program covers the most interesting and greatest teams, players and events in Red Sox history.  Marty will tell engaging stories, show photos and play exciting game highlights.  He will cover the entire history of the Red Sox from the Royal Rooters to Cy Young to Ted Williams to the 1946 pennant winners to Yaz and the Impossible Dream to the disappointments of 1975 and 1986 to Big Papi and the run of World Series titles.  This one-hour long presentation will include questions and answers afterwards, with some trivia questions too!  All you sports fans out there, please join us!

Advance registration is required and once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you as this will be a virtual only 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
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday March 16, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Milton Woman's Club
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Milton Woman’s Club holds its monthly luncheon for members at noon. After the luncheon, the public is invited to hear any scheduled speaker at 12:45 p.m. at no cost.  Speaker TBA.
CONTACT:  Suzette Standring    suzettestandring@gmail.com
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Graphic Novel Book Club, Grades 3-5*
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Calling all Graphic Novel fans! Join Ms. Tory each month for this brand-new book club to discuss graphic novels and comics.

This month we are reading: El Deafo by Cece Bell

Request a copy through the OCLN catalog, or pick up a reserved copy in the MPL Children's Room. This program is geared for Grades 3-5. Registration for this in-person session is required and limited, and will open three weeks prior to the event.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Saturday March 19, 2022
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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! 

Please call the Reference desk at (617) 898-4964 for questions and if you would like to be added to the coordinator's list, Email jhlady@ocln.org and she will make sure you receive communications from the group.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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STEM with Sara, Ages 6-12*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Ms. Sara for a STEM activity, using simple materials that the Library will provide. For ages 6-12.

Today's activity: TBA

This program will be offered in a hybrid format, with your choice of:

  • Zoom participation (supplies will be available for pickup on the day of the program)
  • In-person participation. We'll meet in the Story Hour Room and all supplies will be provided.

Please indicate your preference for at-home or in-person participation when you register.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Monday March 21, 2022
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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 storytime live on Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants at 6pm on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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SPUB Club, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Register online for SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club on Zoom 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
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 22, 2022
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Gender Identity and the Importance of Pronouns with Professor Shannon Peters
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Shannon Peters of Boston University will give a talk on gender identity this evening.  Learn about sexual orientation and gender diversity terminology; how sexuality and gender are seen as on a spectrum; and why gender pronouns are becoming more prominently used in society today.  Dr. Peters lectures in, writes about, and presents on several topics, including: (1) Impacts of systemic oppression, discrimination, and trauma on mental health of marginalized individuals (e.g., race, LGBTQAI+, immigration status, etc.); (2) Transgender healthcare and mental health; and (3) Gender-based violence response and prevention.

She has published in the Journal of Social Issues, the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, and General Hospital Psychiatry.  Peters has presented at the American Psychological association Annual Convention, the Annual Association of Women in Psychology Conference, and The National Multicultural Summit.  She earned a BA in Behavioral Neuroscience from Purdue University, an MS in Mental Health Counseling from UMass Boston, and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from UMass Boston.

The program will be held in person in the Keys Community Room, although there may be a virtual option available also.  More details to come later.

This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.  Please join us for a fascinating lecture and discussion.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Wednesday March 23, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Thursday March 24, 2022
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Forbes House Author Talk with Joan Halpern
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Gwen Labbe    g.labbe@forbeshousemuseum.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Friday March 25, 2022
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Take-and-Make Craft TBA, Ages 6-12*
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Introducing a Take-and-Make craft program for older kids, ages 6-12! Pick up a DIY craft, take it home, and make at your leisure. This week, we will make CRAFT TBA.

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on March 25 between 9am and 5pm, and make it whenever you like! Registration is required and limited.

* The Library provides these supplies for a home-based activity. This is not a Zoom program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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Baby Rhyme Time* 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, songs, and stories for the littlest library lovers....Baby Rhyme Time is just  for infants up to 12 months (with an adult, of course, but no older siblings, please)
Join Ms Elaine and Buddy for a fun time!

Weekly registration is required, and opens a week before each event.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Saturday March 26, 2022
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Yoga Class for Adults with Marianne Zullas
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This ongoing program will be a one-hour in person gentle vinyasa flow Yoga class with instructor Marianne Zullas.  It is designed to create movement and space in the body.  Students will practice breathing techniques, asanas (yoga poses), and will also be introduced to exercises that will open some of the meridian pathways in the body to create a better flow of energy.  This class ends with a relaxing guided meditation.  The program is appropriate for ages 13 and up, and some knowledge of yoga is recommended, but not required.  Space is limited for this enjoyable event.  Each student must bring with them a face mask, a yoga mat, a blanket, and a water bottle.   An additional class is being offered on Saturday, May 7th, and students may attend one or all, but they do need to sign up individually for each one here at our events list when registration is open.  These programs are not cumulative.

Marianne Zullas is a Yoga teacher and a Reiki practitioner.  The mind/body connection has been a passion of hers since childhood.  Her goal is to offer her students the opportunity to dissociate from constant thinking in order to be in the present moment.  Marianne lives in Milton with her husband and two daughters.    We hope you might join her for a relaxing and informative hour!

Advance registration is required here and for questions, contact Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at jbhlady@ocln.org or call (617) 898-4964.  This event is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is part of our initiative called "Milton Moves" which promotes wellness, fitness and healthy eating.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Ultimate Lego Challenge, Ages 6-12*
2:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Put your building skills to the test with our Ultimate Lego Challenge. Design and create a themed Lego scene, and then find your finished creations on display in the Children's Room. 

For ages 6-12. Registration for this in-person session is required and limited, and will open two weeks prior to the event.

LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Monday March 28, 2022
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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 storytime live on Zoom. PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required; a Zoom link will be sent out to all registered participants at 6pm on the day of the program.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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SPUB Club, Grades 2-6*
7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Register online for SPUB Club! Our Super Popular, Unbelievable Book Club is a read-aloud book club on Zoom 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
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 29, 2022
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This program repeats at 10:45. Pick whichever time works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Book Shop Open!!
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Book Shop is Open!!! Stop by... find a great read... and support the Friends of the Library.

We are open Tuesdays & Saturdays from 10am-1pm and Thursdays from 2pm-4pm

LOCATION: Book Shop
 
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Ms. Tory's Stories, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms. Tory, our new Children's Librarian, for stories and songs with families in the Keys Room on the Lower Level of the Library.

Registration for this in-person program is required and limited. Registration will open one week prior to the program.  (This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program. Pick the one that works best for you!)

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Nature Talk: Birdscaping - Home Sweet Habitat
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This in person event held in our Keys Community Room will be a talk by Joan Butler, who is an enthusiastic gardener and a horticulturist at Weston Nurseries. This delightfully illlustrated program explores the importance of creating welcoming habitats for birds through thoughtful landscape choices, including native plants vital for food and nesting sites.  Learn about the joys and benefits of creating beautiful layered gardens designed to bring avian performers right into our own backyards.

Joan Butler believes gardens should invite you to linger in the world outside your door.  Her gardens have been included on several garden tours, and feature exciting plant combinations, dramatic horticultural specimens, and collections of hosta, heuchera and epimedium.  She is past Chairman of the Massachusetts Landscape Design Council, is also a member of the Garden Consultants Council and an accredited Flower Show Judge. 

This will be a hybrid program so that you have the choice to either attend in person or via Zoom.   Details will follow

This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Wednesday March 30, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Saturday April 2, 2022
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HOLD FOR TRUSTEES OPEN HOUSE
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday April 3, 2022
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HOLD FOR TRUSTEES OPEN HOUSE
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday April 5, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Room is Booked
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Wednesday April 6, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Thursday April 7, 2022
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Forbes House Author Talk with Dane Morrison
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CONTACT:  Gwen Labbe    g.labbe@forbeshousemuseum.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 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! 

Please call the Reference desk at (617) 898-4964 for questions and if you would like to be added to the coordinator's list, Email jhlady@ocln.org and she will make sure you receive communications from the group.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Conference Room
Friday April 8, 2022
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Baby Rhyme Time* 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, songs, and stories for the littlest library lovers....Baby Rhyme Time is just  for infants up to 12 months (with an adult, of course, but no older siblings, please)
Join Ms Elaine and Buddy for a fun time!

Weekly registration is required, and opens a week before each event.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Saturday April 9, 2022
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HOLD FOR TRUSTEES OPEN HOUSE
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday April 10, 2022
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HOLD FOR TRUSTEES OPEN HOUSE
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Monday April 11, 2022
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Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  William Adamczyk  617-698-5757  wadamczyk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday April 12, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
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Sports Talk: Long Distance Running with Author Paul Clerici
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

For all of you runners out there who would like to start training during the Spring season and just want to learn more about long distance events, local author, former newspaper editor, and sports editor Paul Clerici will give a talk this evening about his extensive work about the sport.  He has written several books about long distance running and they are Born to Coach (c2020), The Boston Marathon (Images of Modern America, c2020), A History of the Falmouth Road Race (c2015), Boston Marathon History by the Mile (c2014) and A History of the Greater Boston Track Club (c2013).  
 

It will be offered as an in person event but there may also be a hybrid/virtual option available.  More details about this will follow.

This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public.  It is appropriate for age 12 and up and we hope to see you there!

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Wednesday April 13, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Saturday April 16, 2022
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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! 

Please call the Reference desk at (617) 898-4964 for questions and if you would like to be added to the coordinator's list, Email jhlady@ocln.org and she will make sure you receive communications from the group.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Conference Room
Tuesday April 19, 2022
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Tales from the Story Hat
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join Ms. Elaine and Milton Access TV for a unique storytelling experience! Over the years Ms Elaine has gathered many stories from around the world, and shared them with children and adults in libraries in the various places where she has lived and worked. Her "story hat" contains tokens from many of those stories, and in this program she will share them with you.

This program is most appropriate for ages 5 and up, and it requires no registration. 

You can view it on MATV's public channel, or on their live stream at  https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch2&nav=live.: 

Curious, but not available at this time? This program will be airing for the next two weeks on Milton Access TV - visit https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod to find it, or watch the Library' Children's Hour at 1:30pm on Fri/Sat/Sun, on MATV's public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 
CONTACT:  Children's room  617-898-4957  michild.ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Wednesday April 20, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Friday April 22, 2022
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Baby Rhyme Time* 0-12 months
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhymes, songs, and stories for the littlest library lovers....Baby Rhyme Time is just  for infants up to 12 months (with an adult, of course, but no older siblings, please)
Join Ms Elaine and Buddy for a fun time!

Weekly registration is required, and opens a week before each event.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Saturday April 23, 2022
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday April 26, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Virtual Author Talk: What Kind of Girl? - An African Child Caught Between Two Worlds
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Local author Caroline Kautsire will discuss her new book in person this evening in our Keys Community Room this evening, but there will also be a virtual option for those who wish to attend the program via Zoom.  (More details about these options will follow here soon.)  Hailing from Weymouth, MA, Professor Kautsire teaches English at Bunker Hill Community College and has lived in America for 17 years.  She is also a community theater actress and a poet.  She uses her voice to advocate for change, to inspire, and to give people hope.  She has much wise insight to share with our audience this evening, and we hope you will join us!  You can read her book called: What Kind of Girl?: An African Child Caught Between Two Worlds (Gardners Books, c2020) by going to our website, clicking on "catalog" from the main page and placing a hold on the title.  You can also call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 to request a reserve.  This is a wonderful read and more details will follow here soon.

Here is a summary about the book:  "For Caroline, being a girl is already confusing, and growing up in the small African country of Malawi, she is constantly asked the question, "What kind of girl behaves this way?"  With a thousand cultural ideas flooding ino her head from American TV and movies, she struggles to fit into the traditional African society she was born into.  Instead, she chooses to stand out by taking risks that are curious beyond what is proper, leading to disapproval and harsh consequences.  At 9 years old, she finds herself enrolled in a high school at a boarding school far from her home and parents.  Alone, she must finally answer the question, "What kind of girl are you?:" for herself."

"[This]...is a sweeping coming of age story about a girl in Malawi who must tangle with the gender restrictions, religious institutions, American cultural attitudes, and African traditions that seek to define who she can be as a woman.  It is also a tale of how one girl's story in a distant country in Africa can become all of our stories." 

Advance registration is required and you may sign up here.    Please join us for an interesting and informative presentation about a wonderful book!

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
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday April 27, 2022
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program. (This program repeats at 10:45....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Small Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Ms Elaine and Buddy in the Story Hour Room for rhymes, songs and stories for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, ages 0-5.
(This is a repeat of today's 10:00 am program....please pick one or the other, NOT both!.)

Separate registration is required for each week and will open 1 week before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Saturday April 30, 2022
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Mad Science: Radical Robots, Grades K-6*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Explore the world of robotics with Mad Science! Volunteers act out a robot, remote control device, and an automaton. A reading and writing robot draw shapes, detects objects, and tracks lines. Children circulate learning centers to control an automaton through sound, move a robot through a maze, and use wireless controls to move bug-like devices! A soft and snuggly robotic seal pup is passed around for all to pet. Children build the Robot Hand to take home.

For kids in grades K-6. Registration is required and space is limited.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday May 3, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Thursday May 5, 2022
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Library Knitting Group
7:00 PM - 8:00 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! 

Please call the Reference desk at (617) 898-4964 for questions and if you would like to be added to the coordinator's list, Email jhlady@ocln.org and she will make sure you receive communications from the group.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Conference Room
Saturday May 7, 2022
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Yoga Class for Adults with Marianne Zullas
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This ongoing program will be a one-hour in person gentle vinyasa flow Yoga class with instructor Marianne Zullas.  It is designed to create movement and space in the body.  Students will practice breathing techniques, asanas (yoga poses), and will also be introduced to exercises that will open some of the meridian pathways in the body to create a better flow of energy.  This class ends with a relaxing guided meditation.  The program is appropriate for ages 13 and up, and some knowledge of yoga is recommended, but not required.  Space is limited for this enjoyable event.  Each student must bring with them a face mask, a yoga mat, a blanket, and a water bottle.   Additional classes are being offered on Saturday, March 26th, and Saturday, May 7th, and students may attend one or all, but they do need to sign up individually for each one here at our events list when registration is open.  These programs are not cumulative.

Marianne Zullas is a Yoga teacher and a Reiki practitioner.  The mind/body connection has been a passion of hers since childhood.  Her goal is to offer her students the opportunity to dissociate from constant thinking in order to be in the present moment.  Marianne lives in Milton with her husband and two daughters.  We hope you might join her for a relaxing and informative hour!

Advance registration is required here and for questions, contact Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at jbhlady@ocln.org or call (617) 898-4964.  This event is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is part of our initiative called "Milton Moves" which promotes wellness, fitness, and healthy eating.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Monday May 9, 2022
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Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  William Adamczyk  617-698-5757  wadamczyk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday May 10, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
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Virtual Presentation: Abraham Lincoln - From Rail-Splitter to President
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this 45-minute interactive dramatic program presented on Zoom, actor-storyteller Lou Del Bianco portrays Lincoln as Civil War President, frontiersman and storyteller.  Lincoln's values:  honesty, love of family, thirst for education, sense of justice and perseverance shine through in this dynamic new presentation.  Audiences will learn about Lincoln's struggles as President from his suspension of the writ of Habeas Corpus to his stand on Slavery.  New light is also shed on his personal struggles as well.  Authentic historical quotations are used throughout.  A question and answer period follows the program.  This show was endorsed by the Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. 

Lou Del Bianco is a talented vocalist, actor and storyteller, and has performed all over the country, from Chicago to Carnegie Hall, and he has been working with audiences of all ages since 1982.  Hailing from the New York area, Lou's dramatic approach to storytelling "puts pow into passivity!" according to The New York Times.  He has been an artist-in-residence for 17 years and has worked in many schools alongside teachers to help improve literacy in the classroom.  You don't want to miss this interesting presentation this evening - we hope you will join us for it!

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 all.

 

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 9:00 AM     
Tuesday May 17, 2022
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Tales from the Story Hat
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Join Ms. Elaine and Milton Access TV for a unique storytelling experience! Over the years Ms Elaine has gathered many stories from around the world, and shared them with children and adults in libraries in the various places where she has lived and worked. Her "story hat" contains tokens from many of those stories, and in this program she will share them with you.

This program is most appropriate for ages 5 and up, and it requires no registration. 

You can view it on MATV's public channel, or on their live stream at  https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod/?live=ch2&nav=live.: 

Curious, but not available at this time? This program will be airing for the next two weeks on Milton Access TV - visit https://milton.vod.castus.tv/vod to find it, or watch the Library' Children's Hour at 1:30pm on Fri/Sat/Sun, on MATV's public channel (Comcast 9/RCN 13).

 
CONTACT:  Children's room  617-898-4957  michild.ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Saturday May 21, 2022
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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!  This will be the last meeting of the program until September.

Please call the Reference desk at (617) 898-4964 for questions and if you would like to be added to the coordinator's list, Email jhlady@ocln.org and she will make sure you receive communications from the group.  This program is kindly 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
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday May 24, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday May 31, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday June 7, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Monday June 13, 2022
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Trustees Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
CONTACT:  William Adamczyk  617-698-5757  wadamczyk@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday June 14, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
 
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Milton Library Foundation
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday June 21, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday June 28, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday July 5, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday July 12, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday July 19, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday July 26, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday August 2, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday August 9, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday August 16, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday August 23, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday August 30, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday September 6, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday September 13, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday September 20, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday September 27, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday October 4, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday October 11, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday October 18, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday October 25, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday November 1, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday November 8, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday November 15, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday November 22, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday November 29, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday December 6, 2022
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Teen D&D
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

D&D is a TAB-organized group for students in grades 7-12. If you are interested in joining or have any questions about the game, please email Tyler Vachon at tvachon@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Tyler Vachon    tvachon@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday December 13, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday December 20, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  
Tuesday December 27, 2022
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Mah-jongg
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Come join us for Tuesday Night Mah-jongg!

All are welcome: experienced players & beginners! Drop-In.

* Note: we meet in the Children's Room, but this is a program for adults.

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-698-5757  

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