Milton Public Library to offers virtual programming for adults in November, 2020

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Milton Public Library to offers virtual programming for adults in November, 2020

In November the Milton Public Library is offering several fun and educational events for adults and families to enjoy. On Wednesday, 10/4, at 7 PM, there will be a virtual career workshop with Gary Gekow called “The Art of Networking,” as the last one in our Fall series. Job fairs, corporate hiring events, Meetups and other online social media platforms are just some of the avenues where people can promote their networking skills. While attending these events and dropping off a resume is a good start, deeper engagement is required in today’s job market. Advance registration is required and you can sign up now at Mr. Gekow is a Senior Employment Specialist with 30 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry. Come join him via for some valuable advice to get you closer to your next new job!

Then on Thursday, 10/5 at 7 PM, Milton Professor Bob Sinicrope and his wife Frances Scanlon will share a wonderful world journey they took during a sabbatical. This “Armchair Travel: ‘Round the World Journey in Photographs” event explores 10 countries over 9 weeks with beautiful visuals, and you’ll be able to learn about some remarkable cultural experiences. Bob is in his 48 th year of teaching jazz at Milton Academy and teaches and performs music, and his wife Frances is a 35-year career graphic designer and photographer. This talk includes scenes and stories from Morocco, South Africa, the Maldives, Bali (Indonesia), Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Japan. Do not miss joining our Zoom program for a glimpse into an incredible journey! Just sit back, relax and enjoy traveling with this fascinating couple. Registration is open and required in advance at our website.

There will be an additional program on Thursday, 10/5, at 7 PM and it is a meeting of the Celebrity Book Group with Sally and Sara. In this fun, relaxed discussion of books recommended by popular celebrities, you should read in advance the book Mercy House by Alena Dillon, recommended by Amy Schumer. Registration is required in advance and is open now. If you would like to place a reserve on the book, call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 or go to our online catalog at, and place a hold using your library card.

Fashion expert Karen Antonowicz will give a presentation called “Fashion Talk: The Golden Age of Hollywood” on Tuesday, 11/10, at 7 PM. This entertaining Zoom fashion series has gotten a lot of attention in the last few months, and this talk is about fashion on the silver screen during the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. This period was not only glamorous and influential, but also enjoyed as an “escape” from the problems of each decade. In the Depression era, folks could attend the movies as a way to forget their current circumstances, while the films served as both escapism and news reporting during the long years of World War II. The advent of television caused fashion influences to be split between the silver screen and the smaller TV in American homes. Please join us for an inside look at what chic clothing and accessories people wore over the decades. Registration is required in advance and signup is open now.

For our ongoing programs, there will be a meeting of the “Virtual Cookbook Club” with Sara Truog and Connie Spiros on Thursday, 11/12, at 6:30 PM. The MPL’s Cookbook Club is a group of adults who enjoy cooking and sharing food together but now they are meeting online to show each other what they have prepared and to swap recipes. Go to our website – – and click on “Events” to read about what you need to do to participate in this event. Registration is required and is limited. For questions about the club, Email [email protected] Also on Saturday, 11/21, at 10 AM, the “Virtual Library Knitting Group” will hold another meeting. This informal get together 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. Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend, and if you like to be part of the group, please Email [email protected]. She will make sure you are added to the coordinator’s list to receive the Zoom link in advance.

On Monday, 11/16, at 7 PM, popular author Elin Hilderbrand will give a virtual talk about her new book called Troubles in Paradise (c2020). Ms. Hilderbrand is an American writer mostly of romance novels and her books are typically set on and around Nantucket Island where she lives with her 3 children. The program will be held in collaboration with Haley Booksellers and Hachette Publishers to include several libraries in MA. This is a “save the date” notice because there will be more details about how to register coming soon at our website. Please keep checking for more information at this link: and then go to the date of November 16 th for instructions.

And finally local author David Wedge will give a talk on Tuesday, 11/17 at 7 PM. Mr. Wedge will be discussing his book called Hunting Whitey: The Inside Story of America’s Most Wanted Crime Boss which was co-authored with Casey Sherman in May 2020. In this virtual program via Zoom, the author will describe the tale of James “Whitey” Bulger, the South Boston crime boss who died in a federal prison in West Virginia in 2018. Dave, a Milton resident, has produced many other non-fiction titles also, working with Sherman, including Boston Strong which was the basis for the movie “Patriot’s Day.” Hunting Whitey is an exhaustive read which brings interviews and great reporting together to tell the complete story of the leader of the Winter Hill Gang. Join us for a fascinating program! Advance registration is
required; a Zoom connection link will be sent to you on the day of the program. Signup starts on October 27 th .

All of these programs will be held virtually and for most of them you can sign up at this link: or go to our website: and click on “events” from the main page. Our adult programs are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and for any questions, Email [email protected] or call her at the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964. We hope to see you online in November!

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