Milton Public Library announces virtual programs for September
In September, the Milton Public Library is offering some fun, educational and enriching virtual programs for adults and families to be held via Zoom. The virtual Library Knitting Group continues meeting on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m., and is always open to new members. New Fall dates have not yet been set, but will soon be available. If you’d like to join, Email [email protected] and she will put you in touch with the coordinator so that you will receive the zoom link regularly. This is a fun online knitting circle where you can share your projects and meet new friends! Then there will be a second employment workshop on Tuesday, 9/8 at 7:00 p.m. with Employment Specialist Gary Gekow. This 4-part Career Series will run through November, but you can sign up to attend as many sessions as you like – no prior participation necessary. This one is called: “Changing Careers: Reinventing Oneself.” The presenter has 30 years of discrete recruiting experience. Advance signup is required and registration is open now.
Library Director Will Adamczyk will hold another online meeting of his “Local History Book Group” on Wednesday, 9/9 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The book to be read in advance is Dark Tide by Stephen Puleo. This fascinating true story tells the tale of a steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses which collapsed on Boston’s waterfront on January 15, 1919, demolishing wooden homes and the brick fire station. The number of dead was not known for days and it would be years before a landmark court case determined who was responsible for the disaster. Call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 to place a hold on the book or download it from Overdrive using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y3jaql6r, and then enjoy a casual chat about it with Will. Advance registration is required and starts 8/9.
The “Butterflies of Massachusetts” is the topic of a virtual program on Tuesday, 9/15 at 7:00 p.m. by nature photographer and naturalist Joy Marzolf. Formerly of Mass Audubon, Ms. Marzolf will tell us all about a wide variety of butterflies who may visit the Boston area. From the large Eastern tiger swallowtail to the tiny spring azure, there is a huge range of size and coloration. Experience the sights of some of our most beautiful seasonal creatures by signing up in advance. Registration is required and starts August 25th.
On Thursday, 9/24 at 7:00 p.m., a presentation called “The African Drumming of Mali” with Master Joh Camara is scheduled. This streamed concert will provide a fascinating look into the musical culture of Mali. As a Master of Dance and Drumming, Joh will be working with his son, Tiemoko, to demonstrate the rhythms and songs of the great West African nation. Signup will open at our website on September 3rd and a connection link for the Library’s Facebook page will be sent to you right before the program. Please join us!
Finally, on Tuesday, 9/29, at 7:00 p.m., historian Sean Murphy will give a talk for Milton Reads called “The Great Hunger/Famine, 1845-1852.” To support MR’s chosen book Voyage of Mercy by Stephen Puelo, this speaker will describe the event that shaped Ireland and stirred the emotions of the Irish people. No other deprivation demonstrates so clearly the failure of British colonial policy in Ireland. After 300 years of conquest and destruction, a huge number of Irish people were reduced to destitution, poverty, illiteracy, and were made dependent on the potato by government policy and landlord greed. Sean Murphy is an Irish historian, Irish music and dance teacher, and he has received several awards for his work as a supporter of the culture and heritage of Ireland. He was born and lived as a child in Dublin and plays and teaches the tin whistle. Advance registration is required for this program, and signup starts September 8th.
In order to register for any of these events, use this link: https://tinyurl.com/y5h8u7xz ; then a connection link will be Emailed to you on the day of the program. Also we recommend that you download the Zoom app to your electronic device in advance to make participation easier. These offerings are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and are free and open to the public. For questions, Email [email protected] or go to our website: www.miltonlibrary.org and we hope to see you online at the Milton Public Library this Fall!