Milton Public Library announces September adult programs

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September Programs Announced for Milton Public Library

There are some fun Fall 2016 programs coming up for adults and families at the Milton Public Library. On September 14th and 28th, instructor Betty Siegel continues her Drop-in Writing Workshop. Stop by on one of these Wednesday evenings between 7 and 8:30 p.m. in the lower level Conference Room to share stories and drafts of your written pieces if you wish, and enjoy conversation with other writers. All levels are welcome to join the discussion, and Professor Siegel is on hand to give advice combined with her great sense of humor and wit. This free program will continue through October and November so see our website ( for all the dates.

The “Tuesday Night at the Movies” pick for September is “In the Heart of the Sea” starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. on the 20th. The movie tells the story of the New England whaling ship Essex which was assaulted by something no-one could believe in the winter of 1820: a whale of mammoth proportions with an almost human sense of vengeance. This real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, but Melville’s book only told half the story. Experience the harrowing aftermath as the pummeled crew battles storms, starvation, and despair, and the men are forced to do the unthinkable in order to survive. Ron Howard directs this astonishing true story based on the best-selling book by Nathaniel Philbrick. Chris Hemsworth stars as the vessel’s veteran first mate and Benjamin Walker is the ship’s less-than-experienced captain.  It is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and peril, brief startling violence and thematic material. It is not suitable for children and the running time is 122 minutes. Do not miss this one!

Milton resident Mary Keohane brings “Yoga for Adults” to the library on Wednesday, September 21st from 7-8 p.m. Mary has more than 25 years as a physical therapist, has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, and has been teaching it for 6 years. She strives to teach a class for all levels of students with a strong focus on breathing, and linking breath with a balance of challenging and restorative postures. The session is free but advance registration is required. Registration will open on September l at Students are asked to bring along a yoga mat.

Then PBS ghost expert Jeff Belanger will get us ready (a little early) for Halloween with his program called “A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger” on Wednesday, September 28th at 7 p.m.Jeff can be seen and heard on The History Channel, Biography, PBS, CBS News, Coast to Coast a.m., The BBC, NECN, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox affiliates. He is one of the most visible and prolific paranormal researchers today and since 1997, the journalist has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences. He’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of “New England Legends” on PBS, and is the author of over a dozen books on the paranormal.  He is the founder of “,” the Web’s most popular paranormal destination according to Google, and is a noted speaker and media personality.  He’s the host of the cable/Web talk show “30 Odd Minutes” and has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and USA Today. He also writes and does research for “Ghost Adventures” on the Travel Channel.  This is a unique event and we encourage all to join us for an exciting experience of chills and thrills!

Knitting with Nina will start up again with the free, drop-in workshops hosted by expert knitter Nina Zonnevylle. The first date is Saturday, September 17th, at 10 a.m. All levels of knitters are welcome and please check our website for more dates this Fall. The First Friday Book Chat with Library Director Will Adamczyk will also resume on Friday, September 9th at 11 a.m., so stop by for some great advice about new books and other recommended library titles. Both of these programs are held in the lower level Conference Room.

And as a reminder the first musical event in our concert series will happen on Saturday , October lst starting at 2 p.m. with a folk/rock acoustic performance by singer/guitarist Howie Newman and singer/fiddle-player Jackie Damsky. One of the most engaging performers on the New England circuit, Howie Newman combines music, comedy and audience participation to provide a truly unique entertainment experience. Please check our events list at for more details. This concert is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public.

All events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are held in the Keys Community Room unless otherwise noted. For more information contact Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at (617) 698-5757, x. 3. The library is located at 476 Canton Avenue, Milton.

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