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

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

In the month of May, the Milton Public Library is hosting some enjoyable virtual programming for adults and families.  On Tuesday, 5/4 starting at 6:30 PM, professional recruiter and career coach Gary Gekow returns with a valuable class on how to make your resume the best it can be.  This will be a Zoom employment workshop where we discuss resume writing in general, including – but not limited to – applicant tracking systems, keyword search techniques, content review, formatting choices, and a variety of best practices.  We will also discuss both chronological and functional resume styles.  Mr. Gekow has 30 years in the recruiting and employment industry in New England, and advance registration is required at our website.  Then on Thursday, 5/6 at 7 PM, the Celebrity Book Club with Sally Lawler and Sara Truog resumes to discuss the book Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan, recommend by Colin Jost.  Please join them for a fun discussion and don’t forget to register in advance.

Fashion expert Karen Antonowicz will be back on Tuesday, 5/11 to give a talk called “The History of Beauty and Cosmetics.”  Do you wonder where cosmetics originated and how they evolved through the years?  If so, join us as we explore the origins of makeup and the ways in which societal changes influenced the beauty industry’s development.  As cosmetics became more acceptable in the early 20th century, ladies were able to choose from a variety of beautifying products they hoped would make their romantic dreams come true!  Please sign up for this fun event at our website.  As part of our new “Milton Moves” initative, there will be an “Urban Hike: Cemetery Trees Tour” you can join on Wednesday, 5/12 starting at 10 AM.  Join the Milton Cemetery and the Milton Public Library for a walking tour of the Cemetery’s trees!  We will meet in the Library parking lot and walk together to the Cemetery for the tour, then return to the Library at the tour’s conclusion.  Needed to participate: a mask, walking shoes, and an adventurous spirit.  Registration is required and will open 3 weeks before the program.  

The Virtual Library Knitting Group will meet via Zoom again on 5/15 at 10 AM.  This is an informal get-together which 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.  This fun online gathering, which will be ongoing, includes advice with projects and just ‘social knitting” for good company too.  Knitters and all other fiber artists are invited to attend.  If you would like to receive the Zoom link for it, Email [email protected] and she will make sure you get on the organizer’s list.  “Milton Moves” continues with a program called “Wellness Talk: What Should I Grow in my Medicinal Herb Garden” on Tuesday, 5/18, at 7 PM.  The mother-daughter team of Ehris Jancz-Urban and Velya Urban from the Grounded Goodwife company in CT will return to give an informative and enjoyable virtual talk about the right herbal “superstars” to nurture in a home herb garden for good health and wellness.  These “superstar” herbs can treat common ailments like colds and flu, inflammation, minor cuts, infections, pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, poor digestion, and insomnia.  For more details, check our website where you can also sign up to participate in advance.  “Milton Moves” is a year-long initiative of the Milton Public Library for all ages focused on fitness, wellness, and healthy eating.

The Virtual Cookbook Club with Connie Spiros and Sara Truog will meet again on Wednesday, 5/19 at 6:30 PM, and this is a group of adults who enjoy cooking and sharing food together.  All the details about the assigned book – which is Martha Stewart’s Appetizers – are shown at the events list at our website, and there you can also read what is required to participate after you register. Bon appetit!  On Tuesday, 5/25, at 7 PM, author and sportswriter Marty Gitlin will be back to discuss “The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time.”  He calls it: “A funny program about funny programs!” and this pop historian will bring his book with the same title to life in an enjoyable online talk.  Marty is the only author who has actually ranked the greatest sitcoms ever produced, based on wide-ranging criteria.  He will show us hilarious snippets from the most beloved sitcoms in American history in this program, including I Love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Cheers, Seinfeld, and the Big Bang Theory.  This will be such a fun event and we hope you won’t miss it!  Please join us.

And then finally on Wednesday, 5/26 at 7 PM, Library Director Will Adamczyk will host a program called “As the Conductor: A Virtual Visit with Steve Lipsitt.”  In memory of the Library’s former trustee Herb Voigt, please join us via Zoom for a conversation with Steven Lipsitt online.  Maestro Lipsitt is the Founding Director of the Bach, Beethoven & Brahams Society of Boston.  He will speak about his position and will answer questions about his role and classical music.  When you attend a concert or other musical event, do you wonder about the instrumentalists on stage or in the pit?  Who wrote the music and what were their expectations, why those particular instruments, what did the players do to earn that spot, how do they maintain their skills, and when is it OK to clap?  This speaker will explore the rich fabric of classical music performance as he focuses on the topic of “Rhythm and Emotions.”  Find out more about this talented conductor and musician at www.miltonlibrary.org under “events.”

All of these programs are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and by the Milton Library Foundation, and are free and open to all.  For questions, Email [email protected] and to register for any event, you can use this link:  https://tinyurl.com/yhdra8cn    We hope you will join us during May for an enjoyable program online!

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