Milton Public Library to host August events

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Events for adults to be held at Milton Public Library

The Milton Public Library is offering some great programs for adults during the month of August 2017 so come and visit us and enjoy the cool atmosphere during one of our hottest months.  We invite you and your friends to sit in the library for a couple hours to watch a free screening of the fun and classic movie from 1965 called “Beach Blanket Bingo” at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 10th.  This is the last title in our summer “Surfin’ Cinema Series” and it’s an oldie but goodie! Sink your toes in the sand and get ready to rock and roll with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello in this very entertaining film that’s full of “fun, frolic and song”.  With a cast of comedy legends, including Don Rickles and Buston Keaton, this surfin’, singin’ sand-fest is a surefire winner!  So if you haven’t ever seen it – or you have and just want to remember what those sixties beach parties were like – join us at the library.  It is not rated and the running time is l hour and 37 minutes.

Also instructor Betty Siegel will hold 2 sessions of her “Summer Drop-in Writing Workshop” from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, August 9th and August 23rd in the lower level Conference Room.  So feel free to just drop in and bring your writing samples for conversation, constructive input and support.  Ms. Siegel will help writers of all levels with advice about composition and writing ideas, and she is well qualified to do so since she has taught in the College of Liberal Arts and Science at Quincy College.  She is also a professional tutor, skilled in many subjects, and her stories have been published in several local magazines and more.  Betty brings her great sense of humor to the group so that all will feel at ease to share their drafts and writing goals.

Then our “Tuesday Night at the Movies” pick is a wonderful documentary called “A Small Good Thing” produced by filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll, which will be shown on August 15th starting at 6:30 p.m.   The surprising discovery at the heart of “A Small Good Thing” is that hard – but not impossible – is a crucial part of a good life.  The stories in this film will inspire us to make small, good changes in our daily lives.  It examines how our ideal of the American Dream has come to the end of its promise.  It tells the story of people moving away from a philosophy of “more is better” toward a more holistic conception of happiness – one based on a close connection to their bodies and health, to the natural world, and to the greater good.  This is a feature-length documentary set in western Massachusetts in the Berkshires – the perfect setting for a story about renewing personal and universal bonds.  It explores how by working in small but meaningful ways, we can overcome obstacles to happiness – the isolation of suburban comfort as well as the despair of poverty – to create joy for ourselves and others.  This film won “Best Documentary” at the 2015 Boston International Film Festival, is not rated and the running time is 72 minutes.   Please join us.

And looking ahead, there will be many fun and educational events happening at the library starting after Labor Day including 2 workshops on researching your family tree, 3 concerts for adults and families, the continuation of our writing, book group and knitting drop-in programs, a talk about choosing good wine, adult yoga, travel photography, and much more.  So please check our website at to find out what’s coming up each month.  All library programs are free and open to the public and are held in the Keys Community Room, unless otherwise noted.

They are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and our concert series is also supported by the Milton Woman’s Club.  For more information about any of these events, 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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