Milton Public Library to hold several events in December
Read on for some upcoming events held by the Milton Public Library.
During the month of December, the Milton Public Library has organized some more fun and educational programs for adults and families. Our ongoing Milton Knitting Group is scheduled for Thursday, 12/5, at 7:00 p.m. in the Keys Community Room – please note this room change for December. The open program allows those who love knitting to just stop by, meet new friends, and get advice about their projects. If you love to make things, check this out! Drop-in Device Help with Regan will take place in the lower level Conference Room on Thursday, 12/5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, 12/18 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. If you want to learn how to take advantage of free Ebooks and more, using your library card and our website, stop by the Reference Dept. for a handout to prepare your device and we ask that you use this to get started. If you have questions, then you can come meet Tech Specialist Regan Mulcahy at one of these sessions and she will help you troubleshoot downloading music, movies, Ebooks, audiobooks and more. You can also call her at (617)-698-5757, x. 3 to make an appointment to discuss your download questions. Please note that our assistance with your device is to help with access to Milton Public Library resources, and is not intended for general tech support or new PC setup.
On Monday, 12/2 from 7:00-8:00 p.m., there will be a fun food program with Traveling Tea Coach Lisa Tavakoli called “Edible Arrangements Just in Time for the Holidays.” Wow your guests with lovely and edible arrangements, and Lisa will also offer raffle prizes featuring her unique arrangements. This presenter regularly offers tea, herbal, and garden workshops for private parties and groups of all sizes, and organizes a variety of programs. No signup is required – just bring along your camera so you can take photos of these beautiful creations. Don’t miss this entertaining and free event! Then the Tuesday Night at the Movies pick is “The Biggest Little Farm” and it will be screened on Tuesday, 12/3, starting promptly at 6:30 p.m. This breath-taking film chronicles the 8-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland north of Los Angeles to make their dream to harvest in harmony in nature a reality. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons and our wildest imagination. This movie features incredibly beautiful cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call to provide us all with a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. The running time is 1 hour, 32 min, and it’s rated PG for “mild thematic elements,” so is appropriate for all ages.
The Celebrity Book Club with Sally Lawler and Sara Truog will hold another meeting on Thursday, 12/5/19 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the second floor Trustees Room. The book to be read in advance is A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza (c2018) and the title was suggested by actress Jennifer Garner. This is a fun program open to all, and if you would like to register, go to our website to sign up. You may place a reserve on the book by calling the Reference Dept. at (617)-698-5757, x. 3.
The last event this month will be a third concert for adults and families as part of our Fall series, and the performers really bring something different for the holidays to the library with a group called “The Beantown Buckaroos.” This very lively and fun 6-piece band will perform a one-hour concert on Saturday, 12/7 from 2:00-3:00 p.m., and they always cook up classic Western Swing and Country music, with a dash of Tex-Mex and Cajun for picante! But this time they also will include some enjoyable songs of the season for our inspiration, complete with holiday refreshments thanks to our Friends group. The Bucks were born when a few vets of Boston’s roots community got to powwow with some cowboys new to town, all of them steeped in the music of the great American Southwest. Their influences are performers like Bob Wills, Merle Travis, and vintage honky-tonk, to contemporaries like Doug Sahm, Asleep at the Wheel, and The Hot Club of Cowtown. With 4 vocalists and 6 instruments, the Bucks “deliver just the right mix of tight harmonies, driving rhythms, and great repertoire to get on the dance floor, smiling.” Please come bring the kids too, and catch some holiday cheer!
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 indicated here. We hope to see you visit us at the Library this December, and for more information go to www.miltonlibrary.org or call Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at (617)-698-5757, x. 3 for Reference.