Milton Public Library hosts variety of events in July

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Milton Public Library hosts variety of events in July

The Milton Public Library is offering some entertaining and educational programs for adults and families during the month of July 2018.

On July 18, there will be an author talk at 7 p.m. presented by Christopher Setterlund about his new book called Historic Restaurants of Cape Cod (The History Press, copyright 2017). Thousands of restaurants have come and gone on Cape Cod over the past century. Some, however, made an indelible mark. Bill and Thelma’s was hugely popular with students from the 1950s to the 1970s, often packed with locals after sporting events and dances. This is just one of the interesting stories from this fascinating read. Mr. Setterlund is a twelfth-generation Cape Codder whose roots go back to the second Mayflower voyage. After growing up there and working in the restaurant industry for nearly two decades, he has a wealth of knowledge as to what makes a legendary Cape Cod establishment. He has also written a travel book series, articles for magazines and online newsletters, and contributed his work to the Travel Channel. So please come to the perfect summer event to plan your vacation on the Cape!

There will be two sessions of Tech Librarian Chris Callaghan’s “Drop-in Device Workshop,” one on Wednesday, July 18, from 6-7 p.m. and another on Tuesday, July 24, from 10-11 a.m. both held in the lower level Conference Room. If you’ve been trying to download Ebooks or audiobooks from our website and having trouble, or if you are just getting started in accessing E-books for your electronic device, stop by and let Chris guide you. He has all the answers, and his friendly manner will put you right at ease. You’ll be glad you stopped by so you can then benefit from all the wonderful E-resources available at the Milton Public Library, which are literally right at your fingertips. No sign-up is required for these one-hour classes. You can also stop by the Reference desk anytime we’re open for help with downloads.

Next Betty Siegel offers her “Summer Drop-in Writing Workshop” in 4 sessions this summer. The July ones are on Wednesday, July 11 and Wednesday, July 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the lower level Conference Room. Stop by, bring your writing drafts, and get tips and feedback from a former instructor from Quincy College. No sign-up is required.

The July “Tuesday Night at the Movies” pick will be “Paris Can Wait,” starring Diane Ladd, Arnaud Viard and Alec Baldwin, and it will be screened on Tuesday, July 24, starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. Anne is at a crossroads in her life. Long-married to a successful, driven but inattentive movie producer, she unexpectedly finds herself taking a road trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a two-day adventure, complete with picturesque sights, fine food and wine, humor, wisdom and romance, reawakening Anne’s senses and giving her a new lust for life. The running time is 92 minutes and the movie is rated PG (but has thematic elements, smoking and some language so may not be suitable for young children). This is a very fun summer movie, so please come if you enjoy romantic comedies.

All of these events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and will be held in the Keys Community Room, unless otherwise noted here.  For more information about these events, please go to our website – – or call Jean Hlady, Head of Reference/Adult Services, at (617) 698-5757, x. 3.

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