Milton Public Library announces June adult programs

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Adult programs to be held at Milton Public Library throughout June

In June 2017, the Milton Public Library is the place to be for fun programs for adults and families.  On Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 17th at 10:00 a.m., Nina Zonnevylle continues her “Library Knitting Group” in the Conference Room, so come join others and bring your favorite project for sharing and advice from an expert knitter.  Also on Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. there will be a program called “Pain Free Packing – One Bag For One Week” with Veronica Guerrero Macia.  This workshop will help everyone start off the travel season right with tips and tricks to pack your belongings in a lightweight and efficient way when you take a trip.  Library Director Will Adamczyk will hold his monthly “First Friday Book Chat” at 11:00 a.m. in the Conference Room on June 2nd so come learn about good, new books at this drop-in program.

On Wednesday, June 7th at 7:00 p.m., Milton author Hallie Ephron will give a talk about her new book, which is called “You’ll Never Know Dear,” the story of a little girl’s disappearance and the porcelain doll that may hold the key to the truth. Please come and listen to this prolific and entertaining speaker to help you find your next good read.

Then on Saturday, June 10th from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., there will be an extra special musical event hosted by library Assistant Director Dan Haacker and it is called “Piano Singalong.”  To those of you who have known Dan here at the library for many years, you may not know he is also a very good vocalist.  We are bringing together a young talented pianist named Rolland Platteel, who will accompany several singers in this interactive concert of some old-time favorites, Broadway tunes and popular songs from the last several decades.  This will be a lively and fun afternoon, and we encourage audience members to join in – a song list and lyrics will be provided to all who attend.  The event is supported by the Milton Woman’s Club, as well as the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

With summer upon us, patrons can enjoy a workshop on Aromatherapy and Essential Oils led by Resheeda Bowman, Certified Holistic Practitioner.  The session takes place on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00 p.m.  Find out how different essential oils can relieve stress, calm the mind, lift one’s spirits, and much more.  Attendees will bring home an essential oil blend.  A $5.00 materials fee will be collected at the door.  This is limited to 25 attendees.  Advanced registration is required under Events at  This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library through a generous donation by Suzette and David Standring.

There will be a continuation of the “Summer Drop-in Writing Workshop” with facilitator Betty Siegel on Wednesdays, and the dates for this month are June 14th and June 28th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. held in the Conference Room. 6 sessions of the workshop will be held this summer, so come join other writers to share your drafts and talk about ways to improve them from a former writing instructor from Quincy College. Then on Tuesday, June 20th starting promptly at 6:30 p.m., our “Tuesday Night at the Movies” pick this month will be “Sully” which stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart and Laura Linney.  The main character – Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger – tells a true story about how he and his co-pilot began a routine flight on January 15, 2009 that turned terrifying.  Sully pulled off the impossible and glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard.  Even though he was heralded for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an all-out investigation threatened to destroy Sully’s reputation and career.   The movie is rated PG-13 for “some peril and brief strong language,” and the running time is only 96 minutes.  Please come and enjoy this great film if you have not seen it.

On Wednesday, June 21st from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., award-winning pastel artist Gregory Maichack returns to the Milton library to present an adult hands-on workshop called “Pastel Paint: the 45-Million Dollar Flower.”  All materials are provided for this workshop which is designed for all levels of painters: from sheer beginners to experienced artists.  Participants will create their own pastel painting of Georgia O’Keefe’s elegant “Jimson Flower” that sold for just short of $45 million.  Space is limited to 25 students and advance registration is required.  An $8 materials fee will be collected at the door.

Closing out the month is a new program called “Reading Shakespeare,” where fans of the Bard of Avon will read aloud the pages of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.  The workshop leaders are David Smith, formerly a teacher at Milton Academy, and Marianna Krejci-Papa, as Associate Professor at Eastern Nazarene College.  The first of five summer sessions is on Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level Conference Room.  Space is limited to 15 participants each week, so advanced registration is required.  Visit and click on events to register and to see the complete schedule of dates.

All of these programs will be held in the Keys Community Room unless otherwise noted here, and they are sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.  They are free and open to the public, and  the Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue.  You can go to our website: or call (617) 698-5757, x. 3 and ask for Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, for more information about them.

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