Milton Public Library June schedule

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Milton Public Library June schedule

There are many enjoyable and educational events happening in June at the Milton Public Library, and they are all suitable for adults and their families. 

On Tuesday, 6/2 at 7:00 p.m., a talented actress named Kathryn Woods will portray “Sojourner Truth” in an event called “A Woman Ain’t I?” which is directed by Cassandra Cato-Lewis of the African Repertory Troupe. In this original presentation, “Sojourner recalls her days as a slave, details her relationship with God, and shares poignant stories of her days walking through this land.” Ms. Woods uses the character’s own words and spiritual music to recreate a truly inspiring woman. Kathyrn has multiple acting credits after 20 years performing in Boston at many venues including Theatreworks, the People’s Theatre, the Wheelock Family Theater, and others. Join us for a wonderful theatrical program! Registration is open now on our website.

More library events happening soon are Library Director Will Adamczyk’s “Local History Book Group” scheduled for Wednesday, 6/3 at 7:00 p.m. and the title to be discussed is A City So Grand” by Stephen Puleo. You can reserve the ebook in Overdrive by visiting: http://ocln.overdrive.com/media/317492. This work chronicles a remarkable period in Boston’s history, in Puleo’s trademark page-turning style. Please join Will’s discussion in June.

On Thursday, 6/4 at 6:30 p.m., Sara Truog and Connie Spiros are offering another online meeting of the “Virtual Cookbook Club”. This group is comprised of adults who enjoy cooking and sharing food together. For all the details about the club, check out the entry at our website so you can register to participate, This is a fun recipe activity where each person shares the dish they have prepared. Come enjoy sharing delicious dishes with each other, and registration is open now.

On Tuesday, 6/9 at 7:00 p.m., local artist Annie Lavigne will give a workshop to help people make a “Wet Felted Bowl.” In this craft program, geared for adults and to also include children older than age 12, Annie has provided a list of supplies for participants to purchase in advance at our website. This is a simple project which does not require too many purchases and the instructor will talk us through the process of creating this beautiful felted item at home. Go to www.miltonlibrary.org to register.

The Celebrity Book Club with Sally Lawler and Sara Truog will hold a meeting on Thursday, 6/11 at 7:00 p.m. virtually. The book to be read in advance is Careful What You Wish For by Milton’s Hallie Ephron. This title was recommended by Jamie Lee Curtis and registration is required at our website. Please join this relaxed program and please note that registration will close at 5:00 p.m. on the date of the discussion.

“Virtual Introduction to Astrology” is the topic for Tuesday, 6/16 at 7:00 p.m. with instructor Sally Cragin. Sally offered a very popular Tarot Cards event in January at the library and now is back to bring her expertise about astrology to our audience. She is an award-winning journalist whose arts writing has won many awards, and has not only published her theatre reviews in the Boston Globe and many other newspapers but also was the chief drama critic for the St. Louis Riverfront Times for several years. Ms. Cragin has taught a variety of courses at several area colleges, most recently Fitchburg State University, and is the author of Astrology on the Cusp and The Astrological Elements. She has most recently written a children’s book and is very involved in children’s theatre productions. Registration – starting on June 1st – is required for this program as space is limited, so go to www.miltonlibrary.com to sign up.

Milton Reads 2020 offers up another event on Wednesday, 6/17 at 7:00 p.m. called: “Author Talk with Phyllis Forbes Kerr: Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838-1840. Join Ms. Forbes Kerr via Zoom as she shares the joys and challenges of working with her great-great-grandfather’s original questions. Ship captain and China trader Robert Bennet Forbes was a prolific letter writer and adventurer. Registration is required at our website for this exciting talk!

On Tuesday, 6/23 at 7:00 p.m., “Spirits of Fashion” consultant Karen Ren Antonowicz will present a virtual program called “Shoes through the Decades.” Are you curious about the footwear of years gone by? If so, join us to explore the evolution of shoes from the reign of Queen Victoria through the decades of the 20th Century. Attend this talk and you will discover the changes that occurred in footwear for women and men of the 19th and 20th centuries, and the influences that made these changes happen. The speaker has a Masters from the University of Rhode Island in fashion-related subjects and has taught the history of fashion for 13 years at the college level. She also shared a business called “Nostalgia Antiques & Collectibles” for several years with her husband and has a Vermont company now which produces lectures and workshops on all eras of the history of fashion. Registration for this program will open at our website on June 2nd.

All of these adult programs will be held via Zoom and once you have registered, a Zoom connection link will be emailed to you on the day each is scheduled. They are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to the public. For questions please Email Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at [email protected] or go to www.miltonlibrary.org.

We hope to see you online “at the library” soon!

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