Milton Public Library continues to offer educational virtual programming for adults via Zoom this Fall

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Milton Public Library continues to offer educational virtual programming for adults via Zoom this Fall

The Milton Public Library continues to offer lots of fun and educational virtual programming for adults via Zoom this Fall. In October, we have a variety of programs coming up and following are the details. On Tuesday, 10/6 at 7 PM, there will be a third career workshop called “Tips for a Successful Virtual Interview” with Gary Gekow. Prior to COVID-19, many companies were implementing phone and video interviews as part of the hiring process. Now virtual interviews are commonplace as it relates to remote hiring. This Zoom workshop will address ideal locations and conditions for conducting these interviews, the importance of body language, technology overviews, appropriate dress codes, strategies to build confidence, and much more. The speaker is a Senior Employment Specialist/Career Coach with 30 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry. Advance registration is required at our website.

“Alaska, Bears and Beyond” is our next online nature program with Joy Marzolf, which will be held on Tuesday, 10/13 at 7 PM. This nature photographer, naturalist, and former program coordinator for the Audubon will share wonderful pictures of the last frontier of Alaska so that we can see numerous large wildlife. Through the Kenai fiords, small boats allow close access to thundering, calving glaciers, breaching humback whales, dozing Stellar sea lions, and playful sea otters as well as bald eagles, puffins, murres and other sea birds. All the details are at our website and advance registration is required.

The Virtual Library Knitting Group will be held on Saturday, 10/17 at 10 AM via Zoom. This informal get together offers an opportunity to see each other’s projects, chat, and have friends on hand to ask questions when they need help. This fun online gathering includes advice about projects and just “social knitting” for good company. If you would like to join, Email Librarian Jean Hlady at [email protected] and she will make sure you get on the coordinator’s list to receive the Zoom link. You do not need to sign up for this program at our website. But you can also call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 to request participation. Please join us!

Even though we can’t celebrate Halloween this year by attending a costume party during the pandemic, the Library is having an enjoyable talk via Zoom called “Halloween Celebration: Ghosts and Legends” with Jeff Belanger on Tuesday, 10/20 at 7 PM. Some of you may have attended Jeff’s talks in person at MPL in the past, but each time he brings new spooky stories for us to hear. This event is suitable for all ages except very young children (some topics might be a bit scary) as this presentation will include real ghost sightings, and he will share research and evidence from around the world. For the last 19 years, Mr. Belanger has searched the world for paranormal legends that have seeped into folklore and even history books. Jeff is the author of more than a dozen books on the paranormal and is the Emmy-nominated host of CBS’s “New England Legends,” founder of the website and host of Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.” This program will include images, audio clips and video, plus a question and answer session at the end for audience queries about their own ghost experiences. Please join Librarian Jean Hlady in a mesmerizing program for one of her favorite holidays! Advance signup is required at our website.
And finally there will be an online program on 10/27 at 7 PM called “Experience Ireland through the Songs, Music, Dance and Comedy of its Greatest Performers” by Sean Murphy. Mr. Murphy is a local Irish historian, music and dance teacher who has designed this talk to “lift your spirits” as we all work towards bringing a speedy and safe transition back to some kind of normality. “Experience Ireland…” will show you some uplifting pieces featuring wonderful examples of Irish people keeping their culture and history alive, while displaying their talents. You will get a rich mixture of Irish history, music, dance, ancient art, and comedy all blended into a show about Ireland through the ages. Sean teaches through the Irish Culture Center of NE in Canton, MA plus other venues, and has received several awards for his work as a supporter of the culture and heritage of Ireland. He also leads a traditional Irish music session in O’Shea’s Old Inne in West Dennis. He was born and lived as a child in Dublin and moved to Cape Cod in 2005. He also plays and teaches the tin whistle. Advance registration is required and opens on October 6th. Don’t miss this great presentation during October!

You can sign up for all of these events at this link:
Then a Zoom connection link will be Emailed to you on the day of the program. We do recommend that you download the Zoom app to your electronic device in advance of participation. For questions please Email Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at [email protected] or call (617) 898-4964. We hope to see you online this month at the Library!

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