Milton Public Library to host fun adult programs throughout August

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Adult programs to be held at Milton Public Library

Programs include Tuesday night at the movies, writing workshop, device help, and more

In August, the Milton Public Library is hosting some enjoyable programs for adults. On Tuesday, August 7th, our “Tuesday Night at the Movies” choice is “Marshall” which is based on the incredible true story of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of the landmark cases of his life. It follows the young lawyer, played by Chadwick Boseman, as he travels to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer. Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer and together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and anti-Semitism. This film also includes actors Sterling K. Brown, Kate Hudson and Josh Gad, and it is a gripping tale! This free screening will start promptly at 6:30 p.m., and the film is rated PG-13 for “mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language” so it is not suitable for small children. The running time is 1 hour, 59 minutes. This is a very inspiring story – so please join us.

On Wednesday, August 8th and Wednesday, August 22nd, from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Betty Siegel will continue her “Summer Drop-in Writing Workshop.” If you like to write, stop by and share your drafts with Betty, who can provide expert tips and advice to improve them. She also brings her good sense of humor and kind support to participants, no matter what level writer they are. No registration is required and these sessions are held in the lower level Conference Room.

Then on Tuesday, August 14th, there will be a showing of the wonderful documentary film called “Chartres – Light Reborn” which chronicles the restoration of the Chartres Cathedral. The film’s length is 52 minutes and this free screening will start at 6:30 p.m., after an introduction about the project by Milton resident Enid Gamer. This French production, with English subtitles, is rated as suitable for all audiences. The cleaning and restoration process shown lets you see a beautiful cathedral we could not have otherwise imagined. The walls and statues are now in their original color, and are full of light let in by the restored windows. Please join us for a very interesting and educational program.

The Library’s Tech Librarian will hold 2 “Drop-in Device Help with Chris” sessions in August. They are scheduled for Wednesday, August 15th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 21st from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Stop by the Conference Room on the lower level with your smartphone or tablet for general help. All questions are welcome, from basic setup to using the library apps on your devices. No registration is required.

And finally, Library Director Will Adamczyk will hold his “Local History Book Chat with Will” on Wednesday, August 22nd from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and please note the location for this program is the Upstairs Art Gallery. The book to be read in advance is The Big House by George Howe Colt (c2003). In this intimate and poignant history of a sprawling century-old summer house on Cape Cod, George Howe reveals not just one family’s fascinating story – but a vanishing way of life. Faced with the sale of the treasured house where he had spent 43 summers, he and his wife and children return for one last stay. This wonderful tribute to the eleven-bedroom jumble of gables, bays, and dormers that watched over weddings, divorces, deaths, anniversaries, birthdays, breakdowns, and love affairs for five generations interweaves Colt’s final visit with memoirs of a lifetime of summers. Run-down yet romantic, The Big House stands not only as a cherished reminder of summer’s ephemeral pleasures but also as a powerful symbol of a vanishing way of life. Please join Will for a discussion about a topic that often touches many of us as we grow up and leave our family homes.

For more information about these events:

All of these events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and are held in the Keys Community Room, unless otherwise noted here. Contact Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services, at 617-698-5757, x. 3 for more information or go to our website which is www.miltonlibrary.org.

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