During the month of March, the Milton Public Library continues to offer fun virtual programming for adults and families

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During the month of March, the Milton Public Library continues to offer fun virtual programming for adults and families

During the month of March, the Milton Public Library continues to offer fun virtual programming for adults and families.  On Tuesday, 3/2 at 7 PM, avid hiker and author Marjorie Turner Hollman will give a Zoom presentation called “Healthy Hiking: Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are.”    This talk is based on her latest book, and she has also written several others on similar topics.  The outdoors has been a refuge for many of us throughout the pandemic this year, but lots of places we visit are crowded, and some of them are not well-suited to our abilities.  Join this author and learn about a variety of wonderful outdoor spaces that are handicapped-friendly, great for parents, grandparents, and children too!  Can’t walk very far?  Distances of each trail are included in Marjorie’s books, along with much more information to help you prepare to have a great time outdoors.  Registration is required and is open now at our website (see link below).  Also early this month there will be another meeting of the Celebrity Book Group with Sally and Sara held on Thursday, 3/4, at 7 PM and the book to be read in advance is A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight, suggested by Nicole Kidman.  If you would like to reserve a copy of this title, call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 or go to www.miltonlibrary.org to place a hold using your library card.  

There will be a Zoom program called “Author Talk: Birdsong for the Curious Naturalist with Prof. Don Kroodsma held on Tuesday, 3/9 at 7 PM.  From a leading expert, this book is a basic how-to guide that teaches anyone – from beginner to advanced birder – how to listen.  In understandable and appealing language, the author explains why and how birds sing, what various calls mean, and what to listen for from the birds around us.  The descriptions are accompanied by color photos, as well as QR codes that link to an online collection of more than 700 recordings.  Prof. Kroodsma is a world-renowned authority on birdsong and he’s also Professor Emeritus of Ornithology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  or more details about the speaker’s impressive career and to register in advance for this fun program, click on the link shown below.

Next Library Director Will Adamczyk will host an event called “Boston Museum Tour: The Museum of African American History” on Wednesday, 3/17 at 7 PM via Zoom.  In this educational and enjoyable overview of the Museum, we can learn all about the great collections it has to offer.  The Museum of African American History is New England’s largest organization dedicated to preserving, conserving, and interpreting the contributions of African Americans.  Located both in Boston and Nantucket, the Museum has preserved two historic sites and two Black Heritage Trails that tell the story of organized black communities from the Colonial Period through the 19th century.  You can read more all about this incredible organization at www.miltonlibrary.org (click on events from the main page), and advance registration is required to attend the program by signing up at the link shown below.

There will be a meeting of The Virtual Cookbook Club held on Wednesday, 3/24, at 6:30 PM with Connie and Sara.  You can sign up at www.miltonlibrary.org and this time you should choose a recipe from the book Marcus: Off Duty by Marcus Samuelsson.  You can read all the details for participation at our events list and registration is open now.  

We are bringing back music to our offerings this month on Thursday, 3/25, at 7 PM with a Zoom concert by the group “Women in World Jazz.”  This 5-piece band, which is perfect for all ages, is very unique as it is an all-female ensemble and offers a multi-cultural experience to blend entertainment and education for your enjoyment.  Women in World Jazz brings together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance.  These international band members are accomplished musicians playing a varied repertoire, ranging from jazz to world/ethnic.  There will be songs and pieces from the U.S., Cuba, Brazil, Cape Verde, Japan, and the Middle East presented to our audience.  Join us as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment with this concert to pay tribute to that hard-won battle and Womens History Month.  This will be a fun musical event to watch and listen to online via Zoom.  Advance registration is required, sign-up opens on February 25th, and you can use the link shown below.

The Virtual Library Knitting Group will meet again on Saturday, 3/27, at 10 AM.  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 of when they need help.  This is a fun online gathering, which will be ongoing, includes advice with projects and just “social knitting” for good company too.  Knitters and other fiber artists are invited to attend.  To start receiving the Zoom links, Email Jean Hlady, Head of Adult Services/Reference, at [email protected] and she will make sure your name is on the organizer’s list so that you can participate.  Please check it out!

The final adult program will be happening on Tuesday, 3/29, at 7 PM, and it is a continuation of our series of talks about fashion with Karen Antonowicz.  This one is called “Cocktail Culture – The Mad Men Era” and it will be all about the clothes and accessories during this interesting period, from the late 1940s through the 1960s.  Cocktail parties in the home have been popular since the 1920s, after the onset of Prohibition.  Ms. Antonowicz will present home décor from this period, as well as clothing styles.  This speaker has a Masters from the University of Rhode Island and has taught the History of Fashion and other college courses for 13 years.  For 5 years, she and her husband Mike ran Nostalgia Antiques & Collectibles in Rhode Island and now has a Vermont company called “Spirits of Fashion.”  Advance registration is required and opens on March 2nd.

Here is the link to sign-up for all of these programs: https://tinyurl.com/46b4b7wq

These Zoom events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and for questions, Email [email protected]    We hope you will join us at the Library for an online talk this month!

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