Milton Public Library releases early May online adult programs

Milton Public Library releases early May online adult programs
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Milton Public Library releases early May online adult programs

The Milton Public Library is now offering lots of fun virtual programs for adults via Zoom.  See our list below and please check out the varied offerings happening during the first part of May.  More details about each are available at our website which is  We hope you will jump on and join in an online discussion or activity this month using just your electronic device and the Zoom software!

Thursday, May 7th, 7 PM

Celebrity Book Club with Sara and Sally

Read what the celebrities are reading – join Celebrity Book Club!  We are reading Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson and recommended by Jenna Bush Hager.  This will be conducted via Zoom and connection information will be mailed to participants on the day of the program, as registration is required at

Monday, May 11th, 7 PM

“USSR-Russia: Myths, Mysteries and Spying” with Henry Quinlan of Omni Publishing Company

This presentation tells us of Henry’s involvement with the former Soviet Union, which includes living and working on a book publishing project in Russia for 5 years; The Zoom talk includes great stories about spies, the Russia mafia, the Soviet Space Agency, the country’s involvement in the 2016 American election, and much, much more.  In this program over 60 photographs and images will be shared and this is a fascinating topic, so please check it out!

Tuesday, May 12th, 7 PM

Milton Reads Book Discussion with Will: Voyage of Mercy by Stephen Puleo

Wednesday, May 20th, 7 PM

Stephen Puleo Talks about his new book: Voyage of Mercy

Please check out these 2 related events via Zoom to participate in our town-wide choice by Milton Reads. See details at

Wednesday, May 13th, 7 PM

Earth Day Book Discussion with Will: Walden Warming – Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord by Prof. Richard Primack

Monday, May 18th, 7 PM

Earth Day Talk by Professor Richard Primack about his book called Walden Warming

These 2 programs are jointly sponsored by the Milton Public Library and the Wakefield Estate in celebration of Earth Day.  Henry David Thoreau was a climate change scientist, and Prof. Primack is a Professor of Biology at Boston University with a specialization in plant ecology, conservation biology, and more.  Please come enjoy these educational and relevant offerings in May.

Tuesday, May 19th, 7 PM

“Let’s Talk about Movies with Jean”

 – the film title is:  “Shoplifters”

 (Japanese with English subtitles – 2017, 

Rated R for some sexual content and nudity, 121 minutes)

Since most of you are probably watching a lot of movies at home right now anyway, please join Librarian Jean Hlady for a lively and fun talk about a chosen film.  You have between now and 5/19 to watch this one and it is readily available using Hoopla, a streaming service offered by MPL’s website, with your library card.  You just need to sign up for an account first and can even use Apple TV or another method to stream the title to your TV. 

“Shoplifters” is recommended by actress Cate Blanchett from her list of film picks which “make a difference” and are ultimately uplifting. After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold.  At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces.  Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them. This movie is warm, heartfelt, and engrossing and received the Palme d’Or in 2018.

Library Knitting Group – Ongoing this month:

Our informal knitting group is now meeting virtually and this adult program offers an opportunity for people to see each other, chat, bring a project to work on and have friends on hand to ask questions when they need help.  The members have been meeting on Saturday mornings at 10 AM (although dates may vary) and if you are interested in joining these fun get-togethers, just Email [email protected] and she will make sure you get on the list to receive the dates and Zoom meeting links. You don’t have to have your own Zoom account, and it’s easy to just click and attend.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to enjoy some great company!

All of these online programs are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to the public.  Please note if registration is required, and for more information go to or Email Librarian Jean Hlady at [email protected] for questions. We hope to see you online soon at the Library!

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