Milton Public Library hosts adult education and family programs in December

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December programs at the Milton Public Library

During the month of December, the Milton Public Library has planned some fun programs for adults and families. Our ongoing offerings continue, including “Knitting with Nina” on Thursday, December 3at 7 p.m. and “First Friday Book Chat with Will” which will happen on December 4 at 11 a.m., both located in the lower level Conference Room. Also on Thursday December 3 at 7 p.m.  in the Keys Community Room, there will be a talk by Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr called “The Good, the Bad and the Really Terrible Films of 2015” for all movie lovers – don’t miss Ty’s engaging and fun discussion.

Looking for a holiday gift with a unique wow factor:  How about writing a memory as a gift for a family member or close friend?  Take those stories you share with family and capture them on paper.  Award winning author Suzette Martinez Standring will offer a workshop called “Give a Written Memory as a Gift,” on Wednesday, December 2 from 10:30 a.m. – noon.  The workshop is free, but advance registration is required.  Visit, click on events to reserve your space.  The first 15 to register and attend the workshop will receive a free, signed copy of Suzette’s book, the Art of Column Writing.

Then on Saturday, December 5, starting at 2 p.m., there will be a concert with the “Nancy Carr Jazz Trio” who will entertain and inspire all for this festive holiday season. This is a one-hour program and holiday-themed refreshments will be served. It is appropriate for all ages, is free and open to the public, and includes some very talented musicians, so don’t miss this event.

And lastly, on Tuesday, December 15, at 6:30 p.m., there will be a free “Tuesday Night at the Movies” screening of an excellent film about Sherlock Holmes, starring brilliant actor Ian McKellen, called “Mr. Holmes.” This movie is rated PG for thematic elements, some disturbing images and incidental smoking, and the running time is 105 minutes. Director Bill Condon puts a spin on Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated character with this work where a now-retired Holmes, his steel-trap mind starting to fade with old age, lives out his golden years in the late 1940’s. Holmes returns to Japan to search for a plant to help slow the aging process, and while there, he witnesses first-hand the result of America’s bombing of Hiroshima. He then reopens his investigation into the case that led to his retirement – so come watch to see what happens…! All of these programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and for more information, call Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at (617) 698-5757, x. 3.


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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