Milton Public Library announces programming for January 2017

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Milton Public Library January 2017 programs announced

There will be some great programs happening during January 2017 at the Milton Public Library to keep adults and families entertained during this cold and snowy time.

The drop-in “Milton Knitting Group” will meet on Thursday, January 5th at 7 p.m. and Saturday, January 21st at 10 a.m. in the lower level Conference Room, so come join others to work on your own project under the guidance of expert Nina Zonnevylle. Then Library Director Will Adamczyk will hold his “First Friday Book Chat” at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 6th also in the Conference Room for all to come talk about new and interesting books.

Our “Tuesday Night at the Movies” pick for January is “Hello, My Name is Doris” which stars Sally Field as an awkward spinster who finds her world turned upside-down by a handsome new co-worker (Max Greenfield) and a self-help guru who inspires her to take a chance on love.  After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, Doris brings us a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age story that will make you cheer and want to say, “I’m Possible!”  It’s rated R for language so is not suitable for children, and the running time is  90 minutes.  The movie will be screened on Tuesday, January 17th starting promptly at 6:30 p.m.  This is a very enjoyable film! Next there will be the first of 2 spring Shakespeare workshops taught by Instructor David Smith on Sunday, January 22nd starting  at 2:00 p.m. The play to read beforehand for discussion is Macbeth and no advance registration is required for this class.

There will also be a 2-part career series this winter which continues to build on our previous offerings by recruiting professional Gary Gekow.  The first career workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 24th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and the topic is “Managing Job Stress.”  Securing new employment is no small task.  Whether someone is out of work or unhappy in their existing job, the process of finding a new opportunity is a challenging series of interrelated steps. Navigating through this process can be a difficult proposition. We will discuss various methods to help manage it all, so come join us. No sign-up is required.  Mr. Gekow is very helpful in all aspects of the job search and has many years of experience and knowledge. Don’t miss this valuable presentation and discussion, as it will be very interactive with those who attend and of great benefit to all.

On Monday, January 30th from 7-9 p.m., the Library will host an “Evening of Trivia” at Steel and Rye, 95 Eliot Street.  Bring a team, or join one when you arrive.  Questions will cover a variety of categories, prizes will be awarded, and light refreshments will be served.  For more details and to register, check out the Library’s website at and click on events for the date.

And finally on Tuesday, January 31st starting at 7 p.m., underwater photographer Bob Michelson will give a talk and show slides in a program called  “Marine Life of New England.” This is an in-depth investigation into the wide diversity of beautifully colored marine creatures which inhabit New England’s waters.  This talk includes a comparison of underwater habitats and their relationship with the marine species found within. Learn about the delicate ocean food chain following microscopic Phytoplankton up to the 50 foot long federally Endangered north Right and acrobatic Humpback Whales. Bob Michelson of Photography by Michelson, Inc. based in Braintree, MA, is a published underwater photographer/videographer, who has been diving for 37 years. He is a PADI Dive Master, a Speciality Instructor in underwater photography, videography, naturalist, and PADI Project AWARE Fish L.D. This will be a fascinating nature presentation.

All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and are free and open to the public. They’re held in the lower level Keys Community Room, unless otherwise noted, and the library is located at 476 Canton Avenue, Milton. For more information, contact Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at 617-698-5757, x. 3.

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