During the month of May, the Milton Public Library is offering several interesting programs for adults and families. On Wednesday, May 4th, at 7:00 p.m., local authors Hallie Ephron and Hank Phillipi Ryan will give an entertaining talk about their latest novels. If you love mystery and suspense, you will not want to miss this program with two superb story tellers. Milton resident Hallie’s latest book is called Night Night, Sleep Tight and is now a Mary Higgins Clark awards finalist. Hank’s What You See Now is an Agatha nominee and a Library Journal Best of 2015. The books will also be for sale and signing at the talk. On Saturday, May 7th at 2:00 p.m., our final spring concert will be classical music with Milton pianist Judy Cobble and tenor Joel Davidson. They will be performing their latest program, which includes arias and art songs in four different languages and English. Some examples are Neapolitan songs, French popular songs, and art songs by Faure, Schubert, and Beethoven. Don’t miss this excellent presentation for a one-hour event. On Monday, May 9th at 7:00 p.m. there will be a program called “Media Girls” which is a Boston based non-profit that gives girls the skills to critique media messaging, and to create content that lifts up girls and women. They publish participants’ work on their blog and blast it into the world with their social media. Their vision is to help girls understand their worth comes from who they are internally, and from what they contribute to the world. This is a great program for mothers and daughters.
Also this month there will be a talk on Monday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m., about the Boston Harbor Islands with Community Outreach Coordinator Kevin Rogers. He will discuss educational, environmental and recreational opportunities in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park, so come and hear about fun things to do this spring, summer and fall at a fascinating outdoor spot. The “Tuesday Night at the Movies” series will offer up the film “Everest” which is inspired by the incredible true events surrounding the attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. “Everest” documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits in one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. This movie is exciting, thrilling, moving, and completely engaging, and it stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Sam Worthington, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, and more. It’s rated PG-13 for intense peril and disturbing images and is 2 hrs, 2 min in length.
Our ongoing programs in May will include “Coloring for Adults” on Sunday, the 16th at 2:00 p.m. And on Wednesday, May 25th at 7:00 p.m. Library Director Will Adamczyk will host his “Eclectic Book Club.” The book to read in advance is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. It is a dystopian science fiction novel, shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize. Please come join him for a fascinating discussion, and copies of the book are available to reserve by calling the Reference Dept. at (617) 698-5757, x. 3. Also our drop-in workshop “Knitting with Nina” continues on both Thursday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m. And Will Adamczyk offers his “First Friday Book Chat” on the 6th at 11:00 a.m. All programs are held in the Keys Community Room except the book groups, knitting and coloring which are in the lower level Conference Room. These programs are generously supported by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to the public. Call (617) 698-5757, x. 3 or check www.miltonlibrary.org.