Milton Public Library hosts adult education and family programs in October

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October programs at the Milton Public Library.

During October, the Milton Public Library will offer some fun events suitable for adults and families. “Knitting with Nina,” our drop-in knitting session, continues on Thursday, 10/1/15 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10/17/15 from 10-11:30 a.m. in the lower level Conference Room. And our Director, Will Adamczyk, will hold his “First Friday Book Chat with Will” on 10/2/15 from 11 a.m. – noon.

The “Tuesday Night at the Movies” series continues on 10/13/15 with the film “McFarland USA.” In the tradition of Disney sports movies, it is based on the inspiring story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. This is a great film, suitable for all ages as it is rated PG (with some violence and language), and the running time is 129 minutes. The film starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and will be screened in the Keys Community Room.

Then on Wednesday, 10/14/15, at 7 p.m., there will be a unique program to help us all celebrate Halloween, called “The History of Seances” with expert Rory Raven. This fun event will be presented by a “mentalist” who is a theatrical mind-reader; a performer who – using a variety of techniques – is able to produce results that would only seem possible by psychic or paranormal means. You will learn about the kinds of tricks psychics have used and continue to use to convince their clients of their powers, and you will hear about the history, the fakery involved and famous people who attended séances to communicate with their loved ones. Audience participation is encouraged and all should enjoy this spooky event!

Our musical event this month will be a one-hour bluegrass concert on Saturday, 10/24/15 at 2 p.m. with the local group “Mile Twelve,” led by Milton resident Evan Murphy. This wonderful quartet consists of graduates from the Berklee College of Music, the New Zealand School of Music and Boston College. These award-winning musicians have performed in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, France, Canada and the United States, bringing their infectious groove and intricate arrangements to a wide range of appreciative audiences. The members are Evan Murphy on guitar and voice, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes on fiddle, Nate Sabat on upright bass,, and Catherine (BB) Bowness on banjo. Save the date – you don’t want to miss this one.

On Tuesday, 10/27/15, from 7-8 p.m., Certified Holistic Practitioner Resheeda Bowman will teach a workshop on the healing properties of essential oils. As the cold and flu season approaches, discover prevention and treatment through essential oils and other healing applications. Attendees will bring home a small vial of an essential oil- infused remedy of their choice. Class size is limited and advance registration is required. Visit www.miltonlibrary.org and click on events to register. A $5.00 materials fee will be collected at the door. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Milton Library through a donation by David and Suzette Standring.

All library programs are open to the public, and are sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library. They are held in the Keys Community Room (lower level) unless otherwise indicated. For more information, contact Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at 617-698-5757 (Reference Department). The library is located at 476 Canton Avenue.

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