Milton Public Library to host interactive adult programs throughout January

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Milton Public Library to host interactive adult programs throughout January

Free events to be held at Milton Public Library throughout next month

In January 2019, the Milton Public Library has organized some fun events for adults and families. For our ongoing programs, the Milton Knitting Group will continue on Saturday, January 19th starting at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level Conference Room, and “Drop-in Device Help with Chris” will be held on Tuesday, January 15th at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, January 30th at 7:00 p.m., also in the Conference Room. So stop by and meet other knitters and make new friends, or come and bring your electronic device to the Library in January because Librarian Chris Callaghan has all the answers to help you troubleshoot downloading Ebooks, audiobooks, music or movies to your iPhone, computer, iPad, Android, etc. No advance sign-up is required for these workshops.

The Library will be celebrating the upcoming February 5th Chinese New Year by offering a program called “Armchair Travel to China” and it will be held on Saturday, January 12th starting at 2:00 p.m. Come learn about traditional Chinese culture! In partnership with the Falun Dafa Society of New England, we are excited to bring a Chinese tea ceremony, a demonstration of Chinese calligraphy, traditional costumes from the Han and Tang Dynasties, and an illustrated presentation on the essence of traditional Chinese culture. There is no sign-up required for this fascinating presentation, so please join us and bring your family, as this is also suitable and educational for children.

The Tuesday Night at the Movies film for January 15th, which will start promptly at 6:30 p.m., is “Book Club” (c2018) and it stars Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Jane Fonda and Diane Keaton. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey. From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. This movie also stars Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson and Richard Dreyfuss. “This dream cast delivers the perfect, fun, feel-good film!” It is rated PG-13 for “sex-related material throughout, and for language” so is not appropriate for children under 13. The running time is 103 minutes.

Then on Monday, January 14th starting at 6:30 p.m., there will be another meeting of The Cookbook Club with Connie Spiros and Sara Truog. Calling all cooks! This fun group will feature a selected cookbook, and members will prepare a tasty treat from the book to bring to the Library and share. The cookbook chosen for January is Skinnytaste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka (c2016). In order to participate, please take these simple steps: register through the library events calendar as only registered cooks will be able to attend; borrow a copy of the book from the Library and choose a dish. (Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month ahead.); 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 so we don’t have a lot of duplication in the dishes we’ll sample on meeting night. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Registration will open on Monday, December 24th. Once you register, you will receive more details about the club. Bon Appetit!

And finally on Tuesday, January 29th starting at 7:00 p.m., Milton author Kevin Walsh will give a talk about his new book called 57 Balloons. His story happened in 1984 when he was 24 years old. At the time, he was a licensed parachute rigger who fastened himself to 57 helium-filled balloons and soared one mile into the sky at dawn on New Year’s Day. He says he took the unusual flight to celebrate his gratitude for living in a free world. He went aloft at Minuteman Airfield in Stow, MA to call attention to the positive aspects of living in 1984 – a year described in foreboding terms in George Orwell’s novel by the same name. Walsh said he and 9 friends stayed up all night that New Year’s Eve, attaching the nine tiers of five to seven helium-filled water balloons to create the craft. Walsh, who graduated from Boston College High School and Bowdoin College with a major in Spanish, said he had two messages to deliver. One was that life is not as dismal as in Orwell’s famous book and the other is that we hope it doesn’t get that way. There was a Federal Aviation Administration investigation which followed, but instead of telling you the whole story, we will let Mr. Walsh do so! Please come and join us at this fascinating talk, where his books will also be available for sale.

About these programs:

All of these programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to the public. They will be held in the Keys Community Room unless otherwise noted here, and for more information, go to our website: or call Librarian Jean Hlady at 617-698-5757, x. 3. The Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue.

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