Milton Public Library to host fun adult events throughout September

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Milton Public Library to host fun adult events throughout September

Various adult programs to be held at Milton Public Library

During the month of September 2018, the Milton Public Library is offering a wide variety of interesting programs for adults and families. The Friends of the Milton Public Library are sponsoring a lot of great events starting the second week of the month. Family history expert and former Boston Public Library staff member Linda MacIver will be back, teaming with our tech librarian Chris Callaghan, to teach a 2-part workshop to learn about this database available at the Library. Part 1 will happen on Monday, September 10th, and Part 2 is scheduled for Monday, September 17th, both from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., in the lower level Conference Room. You will learn more about how to do genealogy research with this version of the database, designed specifically for in-library use. Sign up at our website to attend both hands-on sessions – registration is required and begins on August 27th. This class is limited to 10 people and laptops will be provided. You need to attend Part 1 in order to also join Part 2. It is strongly suggested that attendees are comfortable with Windows-based PCs and have worked on a pedigree chart either in paper or an electronic family tree. If you have questions about these 2 programs, contact Chris at [email protected].

Local author J. Courtney Sullivan will give a talk on Wednesday, September 12th at 7:00 p.m., about her new book called Saints for all Occasions: A Novel (Alfred A. Knopf, c2017). Ms. Sullivan grew up in Milton, MA and attended Smith College in Northampton. She has won several prizes for literature and this is her fourth novel. She worked for Allure Magazine in NYC, and later moved to The New York Times. Her writing has appeared in a great many publications and she self-identifies as a feminist, a stance that has been reflected in both her fiction and non-fiction work. Please come and share her insight as portrayed in her new work of fiction.

Calling all cooks! Please come to a meeting of the Cookbook Club on Monday, September 17th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., led by local chef Connie Spiros and Assistant Director Sara Truog. Each club meeting will feature a selected cookbook, and members will prepare a tasty treat from the book to bring and share. The cookbook chosen for September is Tyler Florence Family Meal: Bringing People Together Never Tasted Better (Rodale Books, c2010). In order to participate, please take these simple steps: register through the library events calendar at as only registered cooks will be able to attend; borrow a copy of the book from the library and choose a dish. Books will be available at the Borrower Services Dept. desk one month ahead; and once you’ve chosen your recipe, contact Sara by Email ([email protected]) or phone 617-898-4951 to let her know what recipe you’ll be trying. Registration will open on September 3rd at the website. Bon Appetit!

Expert photographer Bob Michelson will return this Fall to offer an educational workshop called “Editing Photos on Your Computer” which will be held on Tuesday, September 18th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This class will cover Adobe Photoshop Elements; Apple Photos software; basic color correction; white balancing; cropping; resizing; and sharing photos. No signup is required so just please join us for this informative program if you would like to learn more about your camera and taking photos. Bob is a published underwater photographer/videographer who has been diving for 38 years, and who has had many, many photos published in various magazines and newspapers.

On September 19th at 7:00 p.m., have fun at a workshop with Nicole Perry, 95.9 WATD’s radio host, as we gain career insights in a fresh and novel way. She created “Powerful Women Reflections” cards for the entrepreneurial-spirited woman. In this interactive program, we will shuffle through limiting beliefs, introduce the power of suggestion and solidify a new mindset with affirmations. It’s time to get motivated! Gain intuitive understanding about health and wellness, family, relationships, education, investing, creating, marketing, and balance and integration. See what Powerful Women Reflections reveal. Nicole Perry is the radio talk show host of 95.9 WATD’s “Powerful Women Revealed” show, and is an advertising and marketing maven for entrepreneurial women. Cards will be sold at a discounted price at the event, but admission is free. You can also visit for more information.

Career counselor Gary Gekow returns to the Library on Tuesday, September 25th for a 2-hour program called “The Art of Networking,” from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Job fairs, corporate hiring events, Meetups and other online social media platforms are just some of the avenues where people can promote their networking skills. While attending these events and dropping off a resume is a good start, deeper engagement is required in today’s job market. Gary will discuss strategies to better enhance your employment attainment prospects in this informative session. No signup is required to attend.

And finally, there will be a very fun musical event happening on Thursday, September 27th from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. which is a concert by North Sea Gas, Scotland’s Premier Band. This is Scotland’s most popular rollicking trio and we are lucky enough to catch them on tour here in America! They have been playing for over 37 years together and are stronger than ever! With their great vocals and tremendous 3-part harmonies, guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, harmonica, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and good humor, they have received Gold and Silver awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association. Their shows are regularly sold out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world. Please come and celebrate with some very entertaining musicians!

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All of these programs are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and the concert series is also supported by the Milton Woman’s Club. For more information about any of these events, please contact Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at 617-698-5757, x. 3 or go to our website which is

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