Milton Public Library to offer fun adult programs throughout April
Free programs to be held at the library throughout the month
In April, the Milton Public Library is offering a lot of fun and educational programs for adults and families. On Tuesday, April 2nd, at 7:00 p.m., author Jana Milbocker talks about her new book called The Garden Tourist (c2018). This travel guide for weekend gardeners and vacation travelers covers New England, the Hudson River Valley, Eastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The author is an avid gardener, plant collector, garden designer, lecturer and writer. Come check out her fun spring talk! On Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00 p.m., photographer Peter Christoph talks about “Kilimanjaro: Journey to the Roof of Africa.” Join him as he takes you on a wonderful photographic journey through 5 climate zones, from tropical rain forest to arctic conditions in his quest for the summit of 19,340 foot high Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. This will be a thrilling presentation!
The “Celebrity Book Club” with Sally Lawler and Sara Truog meets again on Thursday, April 4th, at 7:00 p.m., and this is a fun, relaxed discussion of books recommended by popular celebrities. The book to be discussed is Before the Fall by Noah Hawley (c2016), recommended by Mindy Kaling. Join our newest book club! Go to www.miltonlibrary.org for more details and to reserve your copy of the book. Then please come to “A Celebration for National Poetry Month” with 3 writers, on Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 p.m. You will hear poems from Professors Kevin Carey, January Gill O’Neill, and J.D. Scrimgeour who all teach English and/or Creative Writing at Salem State University. Each one has published works of poetry and won awards for their writing. Prof. Carey is also a filmmaker and playwright, Prof. O’Neil is “The John and Renee Grisham Writer in Residence” for 2019-2020 at the U. of Mississippi, Oxford, and Prof. Scrimgeour has just released a CD of music with poetry. Their books will also be for sale.
The “Tuesday Night at the Movies” choice for Tuesday, April 16th, starting promptly at 6:30 p.m., is the film “Wonder” starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. Based on the beloved best-selling novel, this movie follows the inspiring story of the Pullman family, whose youngest child, Auggie, is a boy born with facial differences. When Auggie enters mainstream elementary school for the first time, his extraordinary journey unites his family, his school and his community, and proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out! This movie is rated PG for “thematic elements including bullying and some language” and is 113 minutes long. This is a great family film!
Tech Librarian Chris Callaghan is offering a class called “Overdrive and Hoopla” on Monday, April 22nd in the Conference Room, at 6:00 p.m. New to digital books and audiobooks? Check out this session focused on two of our big platforms: Overdrive and Hoopla. Make sure to bring your library card! Space is limited and laptops will be provided. Registration is required at our website and will begin on April 8th. Director Will Adamczyk offers his “Local History Book Group” on Wednesday, April 24th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room. The book to be discussed is The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World’s Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser (c2008). On March 18, 1990, two men dressed as policemen broke into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and walked out with a dozen masterpieces worth $500 million. To date, not one painting has been recovered. Check out a copy of the book at our Borrower Services desk, and please join Will for a fun discussion.
There will be a final concert for the Spring season on Saturday, April 27th, starting at 2:00 p.m. with a classical group called “Trio Spirito,” directed by violinist and Milton Public School teacher Loren Pearson. This event is part of the Massachusetts annual festival called “ArtWeek” which is presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center. It has become a yearly award-winning festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. Loren Pearson will be discussing her work with the audience at the end of this concert. This talented trio includes violinist/violist Loren Pearson, cellist Pamela Ambrose and concert pianist and harpist Mary Jane Rupert. All of these musicians have amazing experience performing both locally and abroad. This is a performance not to be missed!
For our ongoing programs, The Library Knitting Group continues in the Conference Room on Thursday, April 4th, at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 20th, at 10:00 a.m.. Just drop in for advice about your project, as no signup is required. And Librarian Chris Callaghan is holding his “Drop-in Device Help” workshop on both Tuesday, April 9th at 10:00 a.m. and on Wednesday, April 17th, at 7:00 p.m. also in the Conference Room.
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All programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and they are held in the Keys Community Room unless otherwise noted here. For more info, go to www.miltonlibrary.org or call Librarian Jean Hlady at 617-698-5757, x.3.