Fun adult programs to be held at Milton Public Library
Events include knitting, writing, movies, and more
The Milton Public Library will offer some fun and educational programs for adults this June. On Tuesday, June 5th at 7:00 p.m., local author and psychologist Tara Cousineau will give a one-hour talk about her new book called The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart & Your World (c2016). This title is a blend of story and science that is sure to change how you think about kindness. Learn how to discover ways to liberate your innate capacity for kindness and kindle it in others. Because when you make kindness a daily habit, it radiates from the inside out. It’s contagious! So please come to this inspiring event. Then on Tuesday, June 12th and Tuesday, June 26th, both from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., in the lower level Conference Room, Librarian Chris Callaghan will hold his “Drop-in Device Help” sessions. If you would like to learn how to download materials, whether it’s books, audiobooks, music or movies, attend one of these classes for assistance from a very knowledgeable teacher. Chris will also give general help with anything related to mobile devices, such as setting them up for a download so you can borrow Ebooks.
Next our ongoing programs will happen on Wednesday, June 13th and Wednesday, June 27th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for Betty Siegel’s “Spring Drop-in Writing Workshop” and on Thursday, June 7th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 16th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for the “Milton Knitting Group” with Nina Zonnevylle, all held in the Conference Room. These programs are free and open to the public and no sign-up is required. Our “Tuesday Night at the Movies” choice for June 19th starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. is “The Glass Castle” (c2017) starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts. Based on the New York Times best-selling memoir, Jeannette had a poor but wildly adventurous childhood, raised by her free-spirited father and her mother, an eccentric artist. But when her father’s behavior becomes erratic, Jeannette must find the courage to live on her own terms in this uplifting story of unconditional love. The running time for this movie is 127 minutes and it is rated PG-13 for “mature thematic content including family dysfunction, some language and smoking.” Therefore it is not suitable for very young children.
Library Director Will Adamczyk will hold his “Eclectic Book Chat” also on Wednesday, June 27th starting at 7:00 p.m. in the upstairs art gallery. The book to be read in advance is American War by Omar El Akkad (c2017). This is an audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle – a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself. Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only 6 years old when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. Check out this fascinating read for more details. You may reserve a copy of it by calling the Reference Department at 617-698-5757, x. 3 for staff help to place a reserve, and please join Will for a lively discussion about it.
There will be another meeting of the Cookbook Club with Sara Truog and Connie Spiros on Monday, June 25th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Each club members will choose a recipe from an assigned book and will prepare a tasty treat to bring to the library to share. The title for this month’s event is Carla’s Comfort Foods by Carla Hall, and in order to participate, please take these simple steps: register through the library’s website calendar (only registered cooks will be able to attend); borrow a copy of the book and choose a dish (books are available at the Circulation Desk one month ahead); and then contact Sara by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (617-898-4951) to let her know what recipe you’ll be trying, so we don’t have a lot of duplication in the dishes we’ll sample on meeting night.
Finally Milton resident Mary Keohane brings yoga for adults to the library on Wednesday, June 27th starting at 7:00 p.m. Mary has more than 25 years as a physical therapist, has been practicing yoga for over 15 years, and has been teaching it for 6. She strives to teach a class for all levels of students with a strong focus on breathing, linking break with a balance of challenging and restorative postures. The session is free but advance registration is required at our website. Students are asked to bring along a yoga mat.
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All of these programs are proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to the public. They are held in the Keys Community Room unless otherwise noted here. For more information, contact Jean Hlady, Head of Reference, at 617-698-5757, x. 3 or go to our website: www.miltonlibrary.org.