Milton Public Library to host fun adult programs throughout December and January

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December and January to be full of adult programs at Milton Public Library

The Milton Public Library is offering some fun events during the months of December and January.  On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 starting at 2:00 p.m., there will be a festive holiday concert featuring the vocal group “The Very Merry Dickens Carolers.”  This talented acapella quartet dresses in traditional Victorian garb, includes old favorites in their repertoire like “Silver Bells” and “Winter Wonderland,” and they will entertain all ages with many beautiful songs of the season presented in lovely harmony.  There will be refreshments provided by the library Friends, and the program is perfect for a family outing, so please bring the kids along too!

On Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 the monthly “Tuesday Night at the Movies” pick is “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen.  This entertaining holiday celebration, produced in 1954, tells the story of two talented song-and-dance men who team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business.  One winter they join forces with a sister act and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas.  The result is stuff dreams are made of!  It is a treasure trove of Berlin’s most memorable songs, among them “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Sisters,” “Mandy” and the beloved holiday song, “White Christmas.”  Please come and enjoy an oldie but goodie here at the library in December on the big screen!  The film starts at 6:30 p.m.

Library Director Will Adamczyk will host his “Local History Book Group with Will” on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.  The book to read in advance is Curse of the Narrows by Laura MacDonald (c2005), which is the story of the Halifax disaster of 1017.  Boston went to their rescue and that is why Halifax delivers the Boston Common Christmas Tree each year.  In 1917, the port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was crowded with ships leaving for war-torn Europe.  On December 6th, two of them – the Mont Blanc and the Imo – collided in the Narrows, a hard-to-navigate stretch of the harbour.  Ablaze, and with explosions on her deck filling the sky, the Mont Blanc grounded against the city’s docks.  As thousands rushed to their windows and into the streets to watch, she exploded with such force that the 3,121 tons of her iron hull vaporized in a cloud that shot up more than 2,000 feet.  The blast caused a giant wave that swept over parts of the city, followed by a slick, black rain that fell for 10 minutes.  Much of the city was flattened, as no buildings were left undamaged.  More than 1,600 people were killed and 6,000 injured.  Please read this fascinating story and join Will for an engaging discussion.

Expert knitter Nina Zonnevylle will hold her last “Milton Knitting Group” of the year on Thursday, December 7th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level Conference Room. Come bring your current project and share with others, meeting new friends at this enjoyable drop-in program.  Nina will be continuing with this group through next Spring, starting again after the holidays on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 so go to our website to find all the dates.

A variety of enjoyable library events continue in the New Year with the comedy film “Going in Style (c2017),” starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, Shakespeare Sundays, an evening book chat with Will, a talk about Mt. Washington on January 28th called “Tales from the Home of the World’s Worst Weather”  and more.

Check out or call Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at 617-687-5757, x.3 for all the details.  All programs will be held in the lower level Keys Community Room unless otherwise noted here, and they are free and open to the public.  They are kindly made possible by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Avenue, and all musical events are also supported by the Milton Woman’s Club.  Come check out what’s happening at your library!

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