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Wednesday September 1, 2021 - Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Wotiz Gallery: An International Diversity Labor Poster Exhibit

From September lst through the 28th, there will be our first live exhibit since Covid shown in the Library's Wotiz Gallery.  This is a collection of colorful and artistic employment-related union posters from around the world owned by Stephen Lewis.  The topic of this interesting display is "diversity" in the workplace.

Organizations in many countries use posters to communicate ideas and messages to their audience.  Posters are sometimes used as billboards and are pasted on walls, fences, and poles all over a city.  Unions sometimes hang posters in workplaces to warn of dangers, educate about benefits or inspire actions.  Posters sometimes use mainly the written word to communicate a message.  Other times they rely on creative art to communicate the idea.  It is an art form that is easily accessible to many people.  The art goes to the people rather than the people having to go to a museum.  It is a communication tool that is less frequently used by unions in the United States.  As commercial advertising calls for more consumption, a political poster calls for more action.

The ideas depicted in this exhibit encourage us to think about stereotypes and our perceptions of how we view others.  Some posters go further by encouraging not only a change in thinking, but also suggest ways to make changes.  We face these realities daily: immigration rights, racial tension, violence against women, and religious strife, and this display represents all of these challenges.  Hating someone because of their skin color, religion, disability, gender, or sexual preference is a way of dividing people.  It has been used by fanatics to promote themselves and has been used by corporations to fight union organizing drives.  It has been used by nations to help wage war over resources, which is what many wars are really about.  The nature of unions is to promote solidarity, to unite for the betterment of the whole.  Hopefully this collection of posters will add to the positive message about diversity being something to celebrate, not to hate.

The placards next to the posters give the main identification, the country where the poster was produced, the organization it was produced for, translations to English (where necessary), the name of the artist (where known), and the date created (where known).  Stephen Lewis has over 900 posters in his collection and is a long-time activist in the labor movement.  He is the former Treasurer of his union and has exhibited at a number of libraries in Massachusetts, at Boston City Hall, and at two of the state Heritage parks.  Stephen has presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Public History, and on some cable television programs.  He can be reached at lewisposters@gmail.com   The posters/photos were contributed by friends, collected at conferences, visits to some of the organizations, and from connections made through the Internet. 

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Milton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and donations by Painters District Council 35 and Asbestos Workers Local 6.

We hope you might visit the Library in September to enjoy seeing the varied and clever artwork on these fascinating posters! 

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Monday September 27, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live, in-person, in the Children's Garden at the Library (if it rains, we'll be indoors with the windows open). PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 20 children (caregivers welcome and encouraged, but not included in the count). Please sign up each child as a separate registration.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
There are 18 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 22 spaces available.
Tuesday September 28, 2021
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Room is Booked
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
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Up to Five - Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone in the Children's Garden for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
 
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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 September 21 - November 30.

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

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Learn to Dance in Person - West Coast Swing
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

"Do you wanna dance?" 

The instructors from Dance Caliente in Medford will be back this evening in person in our Keys Community Room to teach a "Learn to Dance: West Coast Swing" class which starts at 6:30 PM (please note start time).  Teachers Eileen Hermann-Haase and Raul Nieves are offering this event for us as part 2 of a three-class dance series this year.  This is an in person class (unlike the previous Zoom one) and we ask that you bring a partner but they do not have to be of the opposite sex - any enthusiastic friend or relative will do!  The focus is on the steps, rhythm and embellishments of the moves as you try them out on the Library's new dance floor.  Regardless of where the instruction takes place, these teachers believe a little sweat mixed with humor is a recipe for success when it comes to learning to dance!

West Coast Swing is a smooth and contemporary form of Swing Dance and although its roots are from the 1940s Lindy Hop, its smoother form developed during the 1950s in the L.A. area to become the CA state dance.  This class is limited to 16 people, or 8 couples total, because of the size of our dance floor.

We suggest that you are fully vaccinated and you must wear a mask to participate in this program.  Please sign up in advance here and each person who will attend needs to register individually.  We hope you will join us for this fun program!   You will only dance with the partner you bring with you as you learn these steps - for safety's sake.

The third installment of this dance instructional series will be held on Tuesday, November 30 and for that program, we will be learning "The Tango."  Registration for the tango program opens 3 weeks beforehand here at our website.

This event is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and is free and open to the public.

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:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Wednesday September 29, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
 
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Urban Hike: History Lives Here Tour
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Please join the Milton Cemetery and the Milton Public Library for a walking tour of the Cemetery! We will focus on the lives of "permanent residents" who now call the Cemetery home.

We will meet in the parking lot of the Library, and walk from there to the Cemetery - then return to the Library post-tour. Needed to participate: a mask, walking shoes and an adventurous spirit. Registration is required and will open three weeks before the program.

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 4 spaces available.
 
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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 September 30, 2021
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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 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 10 spaces available.
 
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Anime Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Milton YA Department  617-698-5757 x3  miteen@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Friday October 1, 2021 - Tuesday November 30, 2021
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Wotiz Gallery: Milton Family Portrait Project - Part 2 by Deborah Milbauer

The Library will be hosting a newly installed exhibit this Fall in our Wotiz Gallery by local photographer Deborah Milbauer and it will run from October lst through November 30th.  This display is the second part of a collection of Milton family photographs by Ms. Milbauer which was originally created in 2012.  This very first exhibit was created in honor of the Town of Milton’s 350th anniversary and was titled: “My Neighborhood: 350 Years Later.”   If you would like to view the first part of this photograph collection, you may do so at the Library’s website, and as a virtual display, part 1 was renamed:  “Celebrating the Changing Face of Milton Families.” This first collection of photos may be viewed by using this link:  https://miltonlibrary.libguides.com/art   This first part – which was displayed in the Library's lower level art space in 2012 - was then recreated at our website as an online display only during the months of January and February 2021.

So now the Wotiz Gallery will now be showing the second updated part of Milton family photos called “The Milton Family Portrait Project.”  This new collection will feature additional photographs and stories of 20 families who live in Milton.  Each family hails from our community and their portrait is accompanied by a brief description of their personal histories and experiences.  The families represent multiple countries of origin, tens of spoken languages, blended families, multi-racial/multi-cultural families, families with adopted children, same sex families, and more.  Milbauer had known some of these families before but met many more of them while working on the project.

In addition to viewing this new display starting October lst by visiting the first floor Gallery during our open hours, there will be some accompanying events to consider attending.  The first will be an opening evening reception in the gallery on Tuesday, 10/12 from 5-8 PM which welcomes everyone.  Come join the photographer to view her exhibit and socialize.  Then on Saturday, 11/13 from 2-4 PM, there will be a panel discussion in the lower level Keys Community Room to learn more about this interesting project and to connect with those involved. Please go to the date of 11/13 here to learn more about this community program.  

Photographer Deborah Milbauer lives in Milton and is a Town Meeting Member from Precinct 4.  She volunteers with the Pine tree Brook Neighborhood Association, Courageous Conversations Towards Racial Justice, and Partnership for a Healthy Milton.  She has been a Public Health Consultant for the Milton Health Dept., and is a Senior Lecturer at Northeastern University (Health Sciences).  She has worked in the field of Public Health for 30+ years and her husband, Corey Dolgan, is a Sociology professor at Stonehill College and an accomplished musician.  They have two daughters, Ruby and Bailey, who are both Milton High School students.  She sees her photo projects as a vehicle to tell the more profound and complicated story of identity, community, and belonging.

This exhibit is supported by contributions from Celebrate Milton and from the Friends of the Milton Public Library.  For more information, Email jhlady@ocln.org or go to www.miltonlibrary.org   We hope you will come visit the MPL in October and November to enjoy some enriching activities!

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Friday October 1, 2021
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Yoga with Jill, Ages 3-5*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga on Zoom with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor.

Registration is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open 2 weeks before each class. Zoom link will be provided on the morning of the program. 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:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 26 spaces available.
Saturday October 2, 2021
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Family Read and Ramble with Brookwood Community Farm, All Ages*
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join the Milton Public Library and Brookwood Community Farm for a Read and Ramble!

We'll gather to read stories and learn about how this working community farm operates, and then you're free to explore the paths and trails around the farm with your family. Maps will be provided; we suggest you bring water and trail snacks, if needed.

Weather permitting. While this program is open to all ages, it will be most appropriate for ages 0-10 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited; please register once per family as the farm has limited parking available. Brookwood Community Farm is located at 11 Blue Hill River Road, Canton, MA.

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 Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
There are 12 spaces available.
Monday October 4, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this 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
Registration will begin on Monday, September 27, 2021 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, September 27, 2021 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday October 5, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Up to Five Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
Registration will begin on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11:15 AM     
 
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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 September 21 - November 30.

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

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Virtual Healthy Cooking Demo with Chef Suzanne Lombardi
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

"The Plate" is a great Milton restaurant and it's fab chef, Suzanne, will show us this evening how to make a delicious recipe via Zoom!  The dish is called: "Pasta with Wilted Arugula, White Beans, Lemon and Hot Pepper."   Ms. Lombardi is the founder of The Plate and she did not know she always wanted to be a chef (not to mention baker and candy maker).  She always knew she wanted to be an artist though, and she grew up in Milton inspired by the aromas of her grandmother's baking and the textures of her father's jazz.  She discovered a passion for cooking while in art school, as she worked in a kitchen and later became the assistant to Boston food writer and stylist Sheryl Julian.  She also studied the art of baking in CA at Il Fornaio and later founded Dancing Deer Baking Company and Tiny Trapeze Confections.  The Plate opened in 2012 and if you love wonderful cuisine, you do not want to miss this program!  You can also view and print the recipe below, as this dish is also part of our recently published Food from Friends which is available for sale from the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

Advance registration is required to participate so please sign up here.  Once registered, 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 part of "Milton Moves," an year-long MPL initiative for all ages to promote wellness, fitness, and healthy eating.  For questions about this presentation, Email jhlady@ocln.org or call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964.

 

 

 

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
There are 34 spaces available.
Wednesday October 6, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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, September 29, 2021 at 11:15 AM     
Thursday October 7, 2021
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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 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, September 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 us online, please email Tyler Vachon at tvachon@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Tyler Vachon    tvachon@ocln.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 October 8, 2021
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Take-and-Make Craft: Decorate a Pumpkin, 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, October 8 between 9am and 5pm, and make it together whenever you like!

This month, we will decorate our own pumpkins! Pumpkins will be provided by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

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
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Yoga with Jill, Ages 3-5*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga on Zoom with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor.

Registration is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open 2 weeks before each class. Zoom link will be provided on the morning of the program. 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:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
There are 30 spaces available.
Saturday October 9, 2021
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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. Location TBA - depending on the weather we will meet in the Story Hour Room or outside! 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
There are 10 spaces available.
Tuesday October 12, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Up to Five Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 11:15 AM     
 
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Wotiz Gallery: Opening Reception - Milton Family Portrait Project - Part 2
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Wotiz Gallery will be showing the second updated part of a collection of Milton family photos taken by photographer Deborah Milbauer called “The Milton Family Portrait Project” during the months of October and November 2021.  This new exhibit will feature additional photographs and stories of 20 families who live in Milton.  An initial group of portraits (part one) was created in 2012 and displayed at the library at that time, and then exhibited again virtually at the Library's website in January and February of this year.  For this project, each family hails from our community and their portrait is accompanied by a brief description of their personal histories and experiences.  The families represent multiple countries of origin, tens of spoken languages, blended families, multi-racial/multi-cultural families, families with adopted children, same sex families, and more.  Milbauer had known some of these families before but met many more of them while working on the project.    (More details about these wonderful photo projects and about Ms. Milbauer can be found here at our events list under the date October lst.)

In addition to viewing this new exhibit starting October lst by visiting the MPL, there will be some accompanying events to consider attending.  The first will be an opening evening reception in the gallery on Tuesday, 10/12 from 5-8 PM which welcomes everyone.  Light refreshments will be served.  Come join the photographer to view her exhibit and socialize! 

Also on Saturday, November 13th, Deborah is hosting a panel discussion in the lower level Keys Community Room from 2-4 PM with project participants and academic experts.  For details on the panel discussion, see the date of 10/12 here at our events list.   Please come visit the Library this Fall and enjoy this new installation and related events.

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
 
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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 September 21 - November 30.

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
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Virtual: The Cure for Clutter: Analyze, Strategize and Attack!
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

 

Barbara Graceffa, president and CEO of her company called "Secretary of the Interior," will give a talk via Zoom about how to clean up that clutter at home and what to do first..!    Enjoy a humorous presentation on decluttering that will inspire you to get rid of that excess "stuff" once and for all!  Learn about the top excuses, how to get motivated to start decluttering, the many strategies to reduce unwanted and unneeded items, and simple systems and habits to keep them from returning.

Ms. Graceffa is a talented interior decorator, award-winning teacher, and a blue-ribbon quilt artist.  For more than a decade, she has taught interior decorating and other topics like home staging, downsizing, and decluttering to adult education classes and women's and senior groups.  She also writes a question and answer decorating column for the Quincy Sun newspaper. 

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

This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and is free and open to the public.

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CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
There are 55 spaces available.
Wednesday October 13, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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, October 6, 2021 at 11:15 AM     
Thursday October 14, 2021
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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 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, October 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Anime Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Milton YA Department  617-698-5757 x3  miteen@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Friday October 15, 2021
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Yoga with Jill, Ages 3-5*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga on Zoom with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor.

Registration is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open 2 weeks before each class. Zoom link will be provided on the morning of the program. 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:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday October 16, 2021
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Cookbook Club
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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 Saturday, October 16 from 10-11:30 am.  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 October is Pastry Love by Joanne Chang.

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 is an in-person program, and weather permitting will be held outside (in case of rain, we'll be in the Keys Room). Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration will open on Saturday, September 25. 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.
 
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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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Jungle Jim Halloween Show, Ages 4-11*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Greetings Milton! Get ready for some Autumnal fun! Jungle Jim is excited to announce his newest virtual offering, “Dr. Junglestein’s Halloween Spooktacular Balloon Madness Show.” This program combines festive entertainment with Jungle Jim’s trademark high-energy, interactive engagement. Get ready for the Zombie Dance Challenge, Giant Spooky Creature Creation, and even Ghostbusters Training! This “thriller” of a performance will engage and delight your children right through their screens. Sign up today for the Hallowed Happenings coming to you live on Zoom!

For ages 4 through 11. Registration is required. This program will be presented via Zoom; registrants will receive a Zoom link an hour before the program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

Registration will begin on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Monday October 18, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this 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
Registration will begin on Monday, October 4, 2021 at 7:00 PM     
 
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Library Trustees
7:00 PM - 8:30 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, October 4, 2021 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday October 19, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Up to Five Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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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 September 21 - November 30.

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

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
Wednesday October 20, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 11:30 AM     
 
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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, October 13, 2021 at 11:15 AM     
Thursday October 21, 2021
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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 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, October 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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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 us online, please email Tyler Vachon at tvachon@ocln.org

CONTACT:  Tyler Vachon    tvachon@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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Virtual Folk/Country/Western Concert with Guitarist and Singer Bob Uvello
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tonight there will be an enjoyable concert via Zoom with the talented songwriter and guitarist Bob Uvello.  Mr. Uvello lived in Milton for many years, and he has had a long and storied career in music.  It is a pleasure to bring his varied repertoire to our local audience and he describes his style as "Existential Country/Folk/Western."

Bob began singing and playing guitar at the age of fourteen.  By the time he turned eighteen, he was playing in folk clubs and church coffeehouses. Over time he developed a following, which allowed him to perform from Philadelphia to New York and into Canada. Later he would take his singing and songwriting to the western states.  Bob also performed numerous times at Cambridge's Club Passim.  In the early seventies he toured England, opening for John Martyn and the folk rock group Pentangle; being called "one of the most satisfying performers to have emerged from the States, in quite some time,"  by the prestigious newspaper, The Guardian. From 1974 to 1976, he held the title of "Artist in Residence" and music teacher at Curry College. This was followed by a stint as a cowboy on a ranch in Montana.

In 1980, with folk music becoming less popular in the U.S., Bob turned to Europe.  He toured there to promote an album produced by a small Swedish company. The album sold 32,000 copies; enough to earn a Gold Record Award in Sweden.  Upon returning to the U.S., Bob continued to play music,  while also teaching in the Boston Pub-lic School System as well as at Quincy College.  Now, after operating his contracting business for more than 30 years, Bob has begun transitioning back to his arts, which include his music. Currently Bob can be heard at local coffee houses, art centers, libraries and worldwide via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.  Bob is presently in the studio, recording a new album, with an expected release date of Oct 2021.

Advance registration is required to attend this online event, and once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you.  Please join host Jean Hlady tonight for a fun musical hour!

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
There are 57 spaces available.
Friday October 22, 2021
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Take-and-Make Craft: Neon Mason Jar Mummies, 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 Neon Mason Jar Mummies.

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on October 22 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
Registration will begin on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Yoga with Jill, Ages 3-5*
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to this fun time learning yoga on Zoom with Jill Pokaski Azar, certified yoga instructor.

Registration is required (separate sign up for each session) and will open 2 weeks before each class. Zoom link will be provided on the morning of the program. 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:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday October 23, 2021
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Mad Science: Watt's Up, Grades K-6*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Discover the world of electricity with a scientist from Mad Science! You will see sparks fly from a Van de Graaff generator, watch feathers levitate in a static field, and experiment at home with static generators.

For kids in grades K-6. Registration is required and limited. This is a virtual program, to be held on Zoom; Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before program.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Registration will begin on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 12:00 AM     
Monday October 25, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this 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
Registration will begin on Monday, October 18, 2021 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, October 18, 2021 at 7:45 PM     
Tuesday October 26, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Up to Five Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 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 September 21 - November 30.

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

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Welcome to the Graveyard: A Virtual Tour of Cemetery Art, History & Symbolism
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This will be a spooky presentation with The Gravestone Girls, in a talk about New England cemeteries and gravestone art.  The Gravestone Girls, whose mission is to "Keep Our Dead Alive," will be presenting a virtual tour called "Welcome to the Graveyard" this evening via Zoom.  This is a 90 minute presentation that will hopefully allow for some questions and answers too.   This popular program has been given at many area New England libraries, as the group regularly works with them and with historical societies and genealogical groups, among others, to teach about the "art, symbolism and history of these living history museums located on everyone's mainstreets and backyards" says Ms. Sullivan of the trio.  She also says: "Almost everyone is interested in these peaceful and beautiful spaces, but may be hesitant to say so to others. Our presentation let's you know you're not the only one." 

The Gravestone Girls not only provide interesting historical cemetery presentations, but they also create beautiful and unusual sculpted art pieces using the primitive art from the faces of gravestones.  They also teach gravestone rubbing classes and lead cemetery tours.  Their art is regularly shown at art and craft festivals, and is often commissioned for documentation and fundraising projects.  They have done these rubbings at important cemeteries and gravestones, and they have worked with public and private projects for clients nationwide.  This program will include a variety of castings from their 100 plus image collection, and you will have a chance also to purchase cemetery art from them if you so desire.

To contact the Gravestone Girls, go to their website which is www.GravestoneGirls.com or Email thegirls@gravestonegirls.com

To attend the talk, you must register in advance here and once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you for participation.  Please join us for a very enjoyable evening!

And Happy Halloween everyone...!  angry

This program is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to the public. 

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday October 27, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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, October 20, 2021 at 11:15 AM     
Thursday October 28, 2021
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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 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, October 21, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Anime Club
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Milton YA Department  617-698-5757 x3  miteen@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Monday November 1, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live, in-person, in the Children's Garden at the Library (if it rains, we'll be indoors with the windows open). PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 20 children (caregivers welcome and encouraged, but not included in the count). Please sign up each child as a separate registration.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 November 2, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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Up to Five Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
 
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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 September 21 - November 30.

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 November 3, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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, October 27, 2021 at 11:15 AM     
Thursday November 4, 2021
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Celebrity Book Club
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We are back live and in person!!

Read what the celebrities are reading: join Celebrity Book Club! Library staff members Sara Truog & Sally Lawler will lead you in a fun, relaxed discussion of books recommended by popular celebrities (note: sadly they are unlikely to attend our meetings).

Next book: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Recommended by Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre.

Registration is required. Registration will close at Noon on November 4.

 

CONTACT:  Sara Truog  617-898-4951  struog@ocln.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 November 5, 2021
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Take-and-Make Craft: Paper Plate Yarn Weaving Turkeys, 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, November 5 between 9am and 5pm, and make it together whenever you like!

This month, we will make Paper Plate Yarn Weaving Turkeys. Great fine motor practice, and a cute Thanksgiving decoration for your home!

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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Room is Booked
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday November 6, 2021
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
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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. If your child has a food allergy, please check with us and we may be able to accomodate it.

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.) Registrants will receive Zoom connection info on the day of the program.

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
Monday November 8, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live, in-person, in the Children's Garden at the Library (if it rains, we'll be indoors with the windows open). PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 20 children (caregivers welcome and encouraged, but not included in the count). Please sign up each child as a separate registration.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 November 9, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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Up to Five Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
 
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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 September 21 - November 30.

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

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Fashion Talk: Fashion and the First Lady
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Fashion expert and college instructor Karen Antonowicz returns with another fun talk about fashion choices by our country's first ladies!  During the course of history, the First Ladies of America have been watched, admired, copied, sometimes criticized, and followed for their fashion and style.  Join us for a look at the clothing and accessories worn by our presidents' wives, as we journey through time from our earliest first lady to our current president's wife, Jill Biden.  We will examine the ladies who changed the course of fashion as well as those who had little or no effect whatsoever. 

 Ms. Antonowicz has a Masters from the University of Rhode Island and has taught the History of Fashion and other college courses for 13 years.  For 5 years, she and her husband Mike ran Nostalgia Antiques & Collectibles in Rhode Island, and she speaks about the subject often at various organizations.  Karen's Vermont Company, Spirits of Fashion, is the vehicle for producing lectures and workshops on all eras of the history of fashion.

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

 

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday November 10, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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, November 3, 2021 at 11:15 AM     
Saturday November 13, 2021
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The Milton Family Portrait Project: Panel Discussion with Deborah Milbauer
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Wotiz Gallery will be showing the second updated part of a collection of Milton family photos taken by photographer Deborah Milbauer called “The Milton Family Portrait Project” during the months of October and November 2021.  This new exhibit will feature additional photographs and stories of 20 families who live in Milton.  An initial group of portraits (part one) was created in 2012 and displayed at the library at that time, and then exhibited again virtually at the Library's website in January and February of this year.  For this project, each family hails from our community and their portrait is accompanied by a brief description of their personal histories and experiences.  The families represent multiple countries of origin, tens of spoken languages, blended families, multi-racial/multi-cultural families, families with adopted children, same sex families, and more.  Milbauer had known some of these families before but met many more of them while working on the project.  (More details about these wonderful photo projects and about Ms. Milbauer can be found here at our events list under the date October lst.)

This afternoon there will be a panel discussion in the lower level Keys Community Room to learn more about this interesting project and to connect with those involved. The panel will explore the experience of families living in Milton, and the larger concepts of identity and community in a demographically changing society.  Panel participants will include the Milton neighbors who appear in the exhibit representing the Town’s multi-cultural, multi-racial, blended, same-sex and international families.  The voices of community activists and academic experts will also serve on the panel.  Light refreshments will be served.   Please join us to learn more about this fascinating project and meet new friends at the same time! 

For more information, Email deborahmilbauer@hotmail.com

CONTACT:  Deborah Milbauer  (617) 834-8646  deborahmilbauer@hotmail.com
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
 
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STEM with Sara, Ages 6-12*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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

Today's activity: TBA

This program will take place in the Children's Garden; if it rains, we will meet in the Story Hour Room with the windows open. Registration is required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
Monday November 15, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live, in-person, in the Children's Garden at the Library (if it rains, we'll be indoors with the windows open). PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 20 children (caregivers welcome and encouraged, but not included in the count). Please sign up each child as a separate registration.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 November 16, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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Up to Five Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
 
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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 September 21 - November 30.

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

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Out of Rushmore's Shadow: The Luigi Del Bianco Story
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In this virtual presentation, storyteller and actor Lou Del Bianco portrays his grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, and talks about his unsung contribution as chief carver on our nation's greatest memorial, Mount Rushmore.   Lou uses authentic photos, timelines and primary source documents to bring Luigi's story to life.  Now a published book authored by Lou, Out of Rushmore's Shadow is a dramatic touching story about Luigi's legacy and the immigrant struggle.   After 70 years, the "story in stone" will now be shared for years to come!

His grandfather Luigi was born on a ship near Le Havre, France, on May 8, 1892, to Vincenzo and Osvalda Del Bianco, who were returning from the United States to Italy.  He showed interest in carving at a young age, and spent time in Austria and Venice studying the art.  When he was 18 years old he left for America, arriving in Barre, Vermont.  When World War I broke out, Bianco returned to Italy and fought for his home country, eventually returning to Vermont in 1920.  After being introduced to Mount Rushmore deisgner Gutzon Borglum, he began working at his studio.  Borglum said about Luigi:  "He is the only intelligent, efficient stone carver on the work who understands the language of the sculptor."  On September 16, 2017, the National Park Service unveiled a memorial plaque at Mount Rushmore.  The plaque acknowledgd Luigi Del Bianco's crucial role as the only chief carver on the work.

Lou del Bianco is an actor, storyteller, and musician, and has been working with audiences of all ages since 1982.  According to the New York Times, Lou's dramatic approach to storytelling "puts pow into passivity!"  He has performed all over the country, from Chicago to Carnegie Hall.  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.  Please join us for his fascinating story via Zoom! 

Advanced 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 the public.

 

 

  

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday November 17, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

CONTACT:  Children's Room  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Story Hour Room
Registration will begin on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 10:30 AM     
 
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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, November 10, 2021 at 11:15 AM     
Friday November 19, 2021
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Take-and-Make Craft: Thanksgiving Beaded Napkin Rings, 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 Beaded Napkin Rings for Thanksgiving. Decorate your holiday table in style!

Register to pick up a craft supply bag on November 19 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
Saturday November 20, 2021
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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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Mad Science: Kitchen Chemistry, Gr. K-6*
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Children get clued in on the chemical reactions that occur when they prepare, analyze, and digest their food. The class gets cooking with a color-changing solution display. Children divide common kitchen activities into chemical and physical reactions. A balloon blow-up demonstration helps them discover that yeast makes bread rise. Registration is required. Zoom link will be sent 30 minutes before program starts.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Virtual
Monday November 22, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live, in-person, in the Children's Garden at the Library (if it rains, we'll be indoors with the windows open). PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 20 children (caregivers welcome and encouraged, but not included in the count). Please sign up each child as a separate registration.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 November 23, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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Up to Five Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
 
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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 November 29, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live, in-person, in the Children's Garden at the Library (if it rains, we'll be indoors with the windows open). PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 20 children (caregivers welcome and encouraged, but not included in the count). Please sign up each child as a separate registration.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 November 30, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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Up to Five Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM

Join guest presenter Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

(This is a repeat of the 10:00 am session.)

 

CONTACT:  Children's Room  6178984957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Outdoors
 
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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 September 21 - November 30.

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

CONTACT:  David Vigorito    dvigorito@msn.com
LOCATION: Conference Room
 
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Room is Booked
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Wednesday December 1, 2021 - Friday December 31, 2021
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Room is Booked
LOCATION: Wotiz Gallery
Wednesday December 1, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

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

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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 December 2, 2021
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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 December 3, 2021
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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, December 3 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
Saturday December 4, 2021
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Room is Booked
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Monday December 6, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live, in-person, in the Children's Garden at the Library (if it rains, we'll be indoors with the windows open). PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 20 children (caregivers welcome and encouraged, but not included in the count). Please sign up each child as a separate registration.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 December 7, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 December 8, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

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

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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 December 9, 2021
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A Virtual Holiday Concert: The Songs of Sinatra
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This will be a holiday concert performed virtually via Zoom by singer Lou Del Bianco.  Actor/singer/storyteller Del Bianco will share tunes from the great American songbook, with a few holiday songs included.   This talented vocalist 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 sharing his wonderful repertoire and hearing his great voice!

Advance registration is required and once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be Email to you.  This event will get us all in the holiday spirit hopefully, with a few "crooner tunes" and also some fun winter-themed tunes in a jazzy style!  Please join us for a fun evening to get us all thinking about the special holidays we may celebrate this season.

This event is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and is free and open to all.  

We hope you will join us via Zoom to "catch some holiday spirit" by listening to a very good entertainer who encourages participation from the audience. Happy Holidays everyone!

CONTACT:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Saturday December 11, 2021
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Life-size Candyland
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a sweet adventure: families are invited to visit the Keys Room and play a life-size version of the classic board game Candyland! Kids, see if you can beat your parents to the Candy Castle to rescue King Kandy, while at the same time practicing counting and color recognition. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult in order to play. Registration is required so we know how many players we'll have, but you can drop in anytime between 2-4pm (play should take approximately a half hour). Registration will open two weeks in advance of the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Monday December 13, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live, in-person, in the Children's Garden at the Library (if it rains, we'll be indoors with the windows open). PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 20 children (caregivers welcome and encouraged, but not included in the count). Please sign up each child as a separate registration.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 December 14, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 Workshop: Be Kind to Your Mind - Guided Meditation and Relaxation
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us online for a virtual guided meditation and relaxation session with mindfulness specialist Amy Rutledge via Zoom.  Amy will teach us a little about the benefits of meditation and guide us through a 30-minute meditation session.  This facilitator has been teaching online classes via Zoom, Youtube, and Facebook Live for Libraries during this challenging time.  She teaches mindfulness, loving-kindness, compassion, and creative visualizations to help relieve stress and anxiety and to bring peace and connection to all.  Amy has experience teaching all ages, and she also offers self-love workshops for teens.  Advance registration is required and once signed-up, a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you. 

Please join us and let go of some of that holiday stress as this program should bring us all a refreshed outlook for the New Year coming up.   We hope to see you there so we can all enjoy a peaceful time in December!

 

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

This event is kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and is free and open to all..

~~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:  Jean Hlady  (617) 898-4964  jhlady@ocln.org
Registration will begin on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
Wednesday December 15, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

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

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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 December 17, 2021
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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 December 17 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
Monday December 20, 2021
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Night Owls Storytime, Ages 3-8
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Stories for ages 3-8. Miss Sara will offer this program live, in-person, in the Children's Garden at the Library (if it rains, we'll be indoors with the windows open). PJ's welcome; silly stuff is guaranteed!

Registration is required and limited to 20 children (caregivers welcome and encouraged, but not included in the count). Please sign up each child as a separate registration.

 
CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 December 21, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 December 22, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

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

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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
Tuesday December 28, 2021
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Up to 5 Storytime, Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join guest Meghan Malone on the library porch for a lively storytime featuring stories, songs, rhymes, and more! 

For ages 0-5 with caregiver. Registration is required and limited. In case of inclement weather, this storytime will move indoors.

CONTACT:  Children's Department  617-898-4957  michild@ocln.org
 
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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 December 29, 2021
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Smaller Wonders Ages 0-5*
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick whichever works best for you.)

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

Ms Elaine and Buddy are LIVE - IN PERSON - 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...pick the one that works for you.)

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
Tuesday January 4, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday January 11, 2022
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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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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday January 18, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday January 25, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday February 1, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday February 8, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday February 15, 2022
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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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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday February 17, 2022
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OCLN Membership Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

OCLN Membership Meeting

CONTACT:  Will    
Tuesday February 22, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Saturday March 12, 2022
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Room is Booked
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday March 15, 2022
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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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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday March 22, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Virtual
Tuesday March 29, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday April 5, 2022
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Room is Booked
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday April 12, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday April 26, 2022
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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     
Tuesday May 17, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room
Tuesday May 24, 2022
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Room is Booked
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Keys Community Room

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