Milton Public Library adult programs announced for June 2021

Adult Programs Press Release on June 2nd 2021
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Milton Public Library adult programs announced for June 2021

In the month of June, the Milton Public Library is hosting some enjoyable virtual talks for adults and families, plus a fun in-person urban hike. On Wednesday, June 2, there will be a workshop with Joan F. Smith in a Zoom program called: “Writing Local with the Writer-in-Residence.” This program, which starts at 7:00 p.m., will be an opportunity for people living, working, or from Milton (and the surrounding area) to reflect on and write about their experiences with a specific spot, space, or place in town. Come with your sharpened pencil, ready to write, once you have registered in advance!

Then on Tuesday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m., the Zoom topic is “Roses for New England” with expert gardeners Mike and Angie Chute. This special presentation is for every rose-lover who wants to grow hardy, healthy, and disease-resistant roses in their home gardens. It specifically addresses the merits and challenges of rose gardening in New England, and includes selection, planting, pruning, tips and personal anecdotes from the authors’ 25 years of rose gardening experience. Call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 to place a hold on their companion book and go to the Library’s website to register as this is required in advance.

Then on Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m., Dr. David Magit of Beth Israel Hospital-Milton will give a one-hour talk about sports medicine called “Arthroscopic Surgery: What You Need to Know.” The orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist will discuss this common orthopedic procedure and how it is used to diagnose and treat joint problems pertaining to the knee, shoulder and elbow. Go to: to learn more about this presentation and to pre-register to attend.

Next, on Tuesday, June 22, at 7:00 p.m professional stand-up comedian, writer and professor Dave Rattigan will entertain us all with a virtual event called “Laughter in Your Life!” Now more than ever we need a good laugh, and this interactive hour does just that. Bring your jokes, funny stories, and creativity to the program using humor to have fun, reduce anxiety, and lead to a better quality of life. As a college professor and comedian, Dave has been making people laugh for nearly three decades, in the classroom and on Sirius Satellite radio, as well as in live comedy clubs. Please check this virtual get-together out hopefully share a lot of fun in this Zoom event by signing up in advance. Note that this comedy presentation is “clean” and suitable for families too.

“Milton Moves” is a year-long initiative of the MPL for all ages focused on fitness, wellness, and healthy eating.” There will be a program on Wednesday, June 23, from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. as part of this effort called “Urban Hike: Forbes House Museum.” This outdoor walking tour explores the architecture and history of the mansion, barn and carriage house, and Lincoln Cabin. Visitors will also learn about the history of the land, including the indigenous people who called this area home long before the Forbeses did. For the details and what you need to participate (a mask, walking shoes and an adventurous spirit!), go to as pre-registration is required in advance.

Then finally, on Tuesday, June 29, at 7:00 p.m Naturalist and Photographer Joy Marzolf returns to give a talk called “Nature Armchair Travel: New Zealand – Penguins, Parrots and Pods.” This is truly a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the many rare birds and marine animals who are at home in the beautiful country of New Zealand. These include the comical yellow-eyed penguin. Watch and listen for these cute birds, plus the Antipodes Island parrots, rare New Zealand sea lions, and dusky dolphins as they frolic on the shores. Join us for the sights and sounds of animal personalities from this amazing country, and we hope you will bring the kids!

For more details and to sign up for these events which is required in advance, go to this link: Once signed up, a Zoom connection link will be emailed to you. For questions, email [email protected] or call Jean Hlady at (617) 898-4964. We hope you might join library staff for an enjoyable virtual program this June!

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