Check out these November events at the Milton Public Library

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Check out these November events at the Milton Public Library

The Milton Public Library is holding several events in November for the public

During the month of November, please come to the Milton Public Library for some fun events which will be happening for adults and families. Our ongoing program called “Knitting Drop-in” will be held on Thursday, 11/7 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, 11/16 from 10:00-11:00 a.m., both held in the Conference Room. In the same location, “Drop-in Device Help” with Chris and Regan is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/6/19 at 7:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, 11/19/19 at 10:00 a.m. Just stop by at this helpful program with your device to find out how to download Ebooks, audiobooks, movies, or music from our website, and also learn about all the online services available with your library card.

In honor of Native American month on Tuesday, 11/5/19 at 7:00 p.m. , prominent history Prof. Christoph Strobel of U. Mass. Lowell will discuss his upcoming book in a program called “Legacies of 1620 and the Mayflower: Native Americans in New England.” He is widely published and teaches about the topics of global/comparative/transnational history, Native American history and African history. Come join us for a fascinating look at what New England life is like today for indigenous populations and how this has changed over time. On Wednesday, 11/6/19 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. , Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
of Milton will give another overview of their services, including Namaste Care for those living with dementia, music therapy, the Open Access hospice program, and much more. Come to this presentation to learn more about a very important service located right here in our community. In our second event in the Fall concert season, there will be a lively Native American Concert to include Wampanoag musicians and dancers, directed by tribe member Cheenulka Pocknett on Saturday, 11/9/19 at 2:00 p.m. The audience will be able to enjoy a traditional experience of Wampanoag culture, which is both entertaining and enriching. This concert is appropriate for all ages, and especially fun for kids! Please come to a wonderful event and bring your family, to see the colorful costumes, hear beautiful music and language, and learn about unique native traditions.

Local artist Annie Lavigne, who is also showing her work in our Wotiz Gallery this month, will teach a “Craft Workshop: Needle Felting Creations for Thanksgiving” suitable for adults and teens on Wednesday, 11/13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. In this hands-on class, all the craft materials and tools to create small pumpkins, acorns or other small objects will be provided. The instructor will cover how to make basic forms and combine them to build objects, so that participants will leave with the materials needed to complete their projects at home. Sign-up is required at our website as attendance is limited. Please go to to sign up and the date signup starts will be announced at our Eventkeeper online. The Cookbook Club will meet again on Monday, 11/18 at 6:30 p.m. with Connie Spiros and Sara Truog. This month the chosen book is Pioneer Woman: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond (c2013). Registration is required and opens October 28th at our website. Only registered cooks may participate and you may reserve a copy of the book by calling the Reference Dept. at (617)-698-5757, x. 3. All the details are given about this program at our website entry for the date.

The Tuesday Night at the Movies choice on 11/19/19, starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. , is “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant. McCarthy is masterful in this captivating account based on a true story about author Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and 1980s, who has trouble selling her newest book, so turns to crime. Israel starts forging and selling letters assumed to be written by famous authors and playwrights, and gets away with it for some time quite successfully. This is a very interesting story which everyone should see. Both actors earned Academy Award nominations, for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively for their brilliant work in this movie, which is rated R for language, some sexual references, and brief drug use. The running time is 106 minutes. On Wednesday, 11/20 at 7:00 p.m. , expert researcher Michael Brophy is back to give a program called “Electronic Databases for Genealogy,” as is the world’s most popular consumer online family history resource. Mr. Brophy was featured on the TV series “Who Do You Think You Are?” and the Irish TV series “Dead Money,” a genealogy show about heir searchers. There is no sign-up required for this program. Whether professional or hobbyist, answers await everyone inside the more than 7,000 available databases and billions of records you will learn about here. Please join us for an important educational opportunity to find out more about your family tree.

And our final event will be on Saturday, 11/23 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, as career specialist Gary Gekow will teach a class to help job-seekers in a program called “Career Workshop: Interviewing.” Gary is a Senior Employment Specialist with 30 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry and he works closely with clients in many industries. You will learn valuable presentation skills as you take advantage of employment opportunities, with guidance from the presenter. No sign-up is required for this free workshop. All of these programs are kindly 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 and for more information, contact Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference at (617)-698-5757, x. 3 for the Reference Dept.

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