Milton Public Library to host fun adult events throughout the month of May

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Adult events to be held throughout May at Milton Public Library

Events include writing workshops, knitting groups, movie night, and more

During the month of May, the Milton Public Library is offering some fun programs for adults and families. On Wednesday, May 2nd, Lisa Ahern, Floral Designer at Cedar Grove Gardens in Dorchester, returns to the Library with her presentation “Fresh Spring Ideas to Decorate Your Home.” The workshop starts at 7:00 p.m. and Lisa will create several lovely arrangements, all of which will be raffled to lucky guests. A reception will be held starting at 6:30 p.m. for members of the Friends of the Milton Public Library, followed by Lisa’s talk at 7:00 p.m.

Also on Wednesday, May 2nd, and again on Wednesday, May 30th, Betty Siegel will hold her “Spring Drop-in Writing Workshop” from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. Stop by, meet other budding authors, share your work or not, and get tips and tricks from an experienced instructor and writer. In addition there will be meetings of the “Milton Knitting Group” with Nina Zonnevylle on Thursday, May 3rd from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., also held in the Conference Room. Come join others, bring your project, and enjoy working alongside a group of enthusiastic knitters and an excellent teacher.

On Wednesday, May 9th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., award-winning painter Gregory Maichack will offer a workshop called “Monet’s Magic: Pastel Paint Monet’s Wondrous Water Lillies.” The class is suitable for beginners through advanced artists, but is limited to only 25 students, so advance registration is required at

The Tuesday Night at the Movies pick this month is “Dunkirk” which will be shown on Tuesday, May 15th starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. From filmmaker Christopher Nolan comes this epic thriller, starring Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy. The story unfolds on land, sea and air, as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk with enemy troops closing in: RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military officers and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army. The running time is 106 minutes and the rating is PG-13 for “intense war experience and some language” so the film is not suitable for young children. This is an excellent film so please come.

And finally our Milton Reads program closes out its season in a big way! Amor Towles, author of the New York Times bestselling book, A Gentleman in Moscow, comes to Milton on Wednesday, May 16th, for a book signing at 5:00 p.m. and a talk at 6 p.m. The venue is the Milton High School Auditorium and this special free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and The Milton Library Foundation. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet one of America’s most popular authors.

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We hope to see you at the library for some interesting and educational events this month. For more information, go to our website or call Jean Hlady, in the Reference Dept. at 617-698-5757, x. 3.

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