Multiple adult events to be held at Milton Public Library this month
March is Milton Reads Month at the Milton Public Library
The Library kicks off Milton Reads Month with a series of events in celebration of this year’s selection: ‘A Gentleman in Moscow.’ New York Times best-selling author Amor Towles tells the story of a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life under house arrest inside a grand hotel, across the street from the Kremlin. To reserve your copy of the book and view the complete calendar of events, visit the Library’s website at www.miltonlibrary.org.
Library Director Will Adamczyk offers two dates for book discussions, on Thursday, March 8th at 7:00 p.m., or Tuesday, March 13th at 11:00 a.m.
On Sunday, March 11th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Abby Park Restaurant in East Milton is the location for the annual Milton Reads Trivia Party. Bring a team or join one when you arrive that night. Advance registration is required.
The Golden Globe Best Film of 1966, ‘Doctor Zhivago,’ will be shown on the Library’s big screen on Saturday, March 17th starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Keys Community Room. The epic romantic drama, set in Russia in the era of the Russian revolution, stars Omar Shariff, Julie Christie and Rod Steiger. The film runs just over 3 hours, including an intermission where guests can enjoy refreshments.
The Library’s Keys Community Room transforms into a Russian Tea Room on Sunday, March 18th at 2:00 p.m. when guests will enjoy tea and authentic Russian desserts while listening to Russian Ballet music performed by Yeon Taek Oh, an accomplished piano performance student at the New England Conservatory. Reservations are required for this event at www.miltonlibrary.org.
A speaker series on how ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ relates to Russian History and Literature opens on Monday, March 26th at 2:00 p.m. at Fuller Village, with Patricia Suhrcke, PhD. Suhrcke is an expert on Russian Literature and will discuss the historical relevance of the book. On Wednesday, March 28th, at 7:00 p.m., Boston College Professor and author Nicole Eaton will speak at the Library for a conversation about the book, the last days of the Tsars, and the Russian Revolution, a major theme of ‘A Gentleman in Moscow.’
Closing out the Milton Reads calendar is a special trip to the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, MA on Saturday, April 14th. The trip includes transportation (by school bus), leaving Milton at 11:30 a.m., and a guided tour of this unique museum. The bus will return guests to Milton by 4:30 p.m. This trip will sell out quickly and advance reservations and payment are required. Please visit the Library’s website at www.miltonlibrary.org, to reserve a space for this trip and all the other Milton Reads events.
Other March events at the library:
On Saturday, March 10th, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., The Kelly Girls, a lively four piece all-female band, will perform traditional, contemporary and original Celtic tunes, ballads, folk songs and pub songs. Their music is rooted in Irish, Scottish, American and Canadian musical traditions with fiddles, banjo, bodhran, flute, and many other instruments, all designed to entertain and get audiences to sing along and dance.
The March calendar also includes the Library Knitting Group, on Saturday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Betty Siegel returns to the Library with her drop-in Spring Writing Workshop for aspiring writers, on Wednesday, March 7th and Wednesday, March 21st, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. And Librarian Chris Callaghan will answer your technology questions at a Device Drop in Clinic on March 20th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Knitting, writing and device drop-in are all held in the lower level Conference Room.
For more information on all library programs:
Visit www.miltonlibrary.org or call Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian at 617-698-5757, ext. 3. The Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue and all of these events are sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.