Milton Public Library announces its July events

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Milton Public Library to host events for adults throughout July

This summer the Milton Public Library is offering some great events for adults and families, so come and enjoy the cool atmosphere while learning something new or enjoying a movie.

Do you have a smart phone, iPad or other device but don’t know how to shoot photos or films?  On Wednesday, July 12th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Instructor Bob Michelson will teach a program called “Digital Photography and Video Using Your Smart Device.”  No sign-up is required so just drop in, bring your equipment with you, and learn how to take, edit and store photos, create digital slide shows to post to social media, and much more from this expert underwater photographer/videographer and naturalist.  Mr. Michelson has a company called Photography by Michelson, Inc. and his work has been published in many magazines and online sites.

There will be several films shown at the library this summer, and our “Tuesday Night at the Movies” first pic is “Florence Foster Jenkins” starring Meryl Streep which will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on July 18th.   This is the hilarious story of Mrs. Jenkins, a New York socialite who dreams of becoming a great opera singer.  The incredible true tale describes the beautiful voice she hears in her head, but to everyone else it is completely awful – however her husband, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) – is determined to protect his beloved wife from the truth.  A huge concert at Carnegie Hall poses him his greatest challenge to make sure Florence’s performance is a rousing success.  You should really enjoy this fun comedy, which is rated PG-13 “for brief suggestive material” and the running time is 110 minutes.

Also there will be a “Surfin’ Cinema” series which consists of 3 Thursday afternoon movies shown starting at 2:00 p.m.  The first one is the exciting and beloved “Jaws” to be shown on Thursday, July 13th.  Directed by Steven Spielberg, this film set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry.  When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again.  Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, “Jaws” remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.  It is rated PG and the running time is 2 hours, 4 minutes.  It is not suitable for young children.

Then the second “Surfin Cinema” film  will be “Weekend at Bernie’s” which will be shown on Thursday, July 27th starting at 2:00 p.m.  Brace yourself for a hectic and wild weekend filled with mayhem, misadventure…  and murder!  Hilarious performances by Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman make this fatally funny comedy come to life.  It sounded like a great weekend away at their boss Bernie’s beachside pleasure palace, but when working stiffs Richard and Larry arrive to find a real stiff – their murdered boss – they’re forced to concoct a crazy scheme to avoid being implicated and/or dead themselves.  With Bernie propped up and his death effectively covered up, Richard and Larry’s weekend escape becomes exactly that, as they dodge curious babes, a curtain of bullets and one confused hit man.  If you haven’t seen this one, you should check it out.  So please come relax at the library and enjoy our summer movies!

Also the twice monthly “Summer Drop-in Writing Workshop” with Betty Siegel continues this summer. Perhaps you writers out there have a bit more leisure time in this season to create drafts and share them with others, so come join an expert teacher who will give feedback and good ideas to budding authors on Wednesdays, July 12th and July 26th  from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the lower level Conference Room.  And the last program this month will be “Adult Yoga with Mary Keohane” held on Monday, July 24th starting at 7:00 p.m.   Registration is required for this one-hour class, so go to our website to sign up.  Mary has more than 25 years as a physical therapist, has been practicing yoga for 15 years, and has been teaching it for 6.  She strives to teach a class for all levels of students with a focus on breathing, linking breath with a balance of challenging and restorative postures.  The session is free and students are asked to bring along a yoga mat.

All of these programs are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, are free and open to the public, and are held in the Keys Community Room, unless otherwise noted.  Contact Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at 617-698-5757, x. 3 for more information.  The Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue.

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