Milton Public Library adult programs announced for July 2021

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Milton Public Library adult programs announced for July 2021

During the month of July, the Milton Public Library is offering a variety of fun virtual events for adults via Zoom, plus a few in-person Tai Chi events.


On Tuesday, 7/6 at 7:00 p.m., registered dietician, certified personal trainer, and wellness expert Kathy Jordanwill give a one-hour talk via Zoom called “Nutrition and Lifestyle Changes that Last.” She will challenge, inspire, motivate and support you through your own journey to finally end the struggle with your weight and feel more healthy.  Her classes cover calories and the role of protein, carbohydrates, fats and hydration, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in one’s diet.  If you would like some advice about your diet, exercise and options going forward to become the best version you can be, please attend this talk with us!  Advance registration is required at our website. This program is part of “Milton Moves,” a year-long initiative of the MPL for all ages focused on fitness, wellness and healthy eating.

There will be 4 meetings this month of an in-person program called “Intergenerational Tai Chi, ages 10 to adult” scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on these Thursdays: 7/8, 7/15, 7/22 and 7/29.  Always wondered about Tai Chi but didn’t know where to start?  Relaxed, easy postures and movements are used in this class to develop more awareness of your body and allow for a more balanced and continuous flow of energy.  You will gain greater flexibility, improved balance (of body and mind), and a sense of body wisdom to help you move smoothly and easily.  This is done through a series of slow, flowing exercises that combine movement and meditation, based on Chinese Martial Arts.  All levels are welcome, and ages 10 through adult are invited to attend, advance registration is required for each session and the classes will be held on the basketball court across from our programming partner, the Milton Council on Aging.

On Tuesday, 7/13 starting at 6:30 p.m. (please note start time) we are offering the first part of a virtual talk called “Photography Workshop: Part One – Digital Photography Essentials” with professional photographer and instructor Nick DePasquale.  (There will be a second part about photography held on Tuesday, August 10, as well.)  In this Zoom program which runs for 1.5 hours, the presenter will help us understand our camera, to understand exposure and why it’s important to know how to shoot in manual exposure, to be able to focus and use Depth of Field, how to see like a photographer, and to learn the elements of visual design and composition.  Nick has a lifelong passion for photography and he has worked for several magazines, for fundraising events and more, and his photos have been published in print and online regularly.  Advance registration for each program date is required at our website and attendance is limited.

Author Ted Reinstein will be back on Tuesday, 7/20 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom with an online talk called:  “Armchair Travel: The New Normal New England Road Trip.”  Author of 3 books about New England and a longtime Chronicle reporter, Ted is your tour guide as you go from Maine to Rhode Island, Mt. Washington to Mt. Mansfield, and Berkshire foliage to Fenway Park.  But Ted’s 20-plus years of reporting and telling stories from all over New England means this is not your average bus tour!  Prepare to meet colorful characters who’ve done the darndest things, learn odd facts about familiar places, and of course – this being a Ted talk – expect to visit at least a few fabulous classic diners.  Q & A will follow the program and advance registration is required.  Please come along for a virtual ride with a very entertaining speaker!

Then join us on Tuesday, 7/27 at 6:30 p.m. (please note start time) for: “Learn to Dance via Zoom: Salsa.”  This is the first part of a 3-part instructional workshop on various dance styles with two teachers from Dance Caliente in Medford, MA.  Each session runs for 1 ½ hours until 8:00 p.m. and the program is interactive via Zoom so participants can ask questions as they learn.  (The second and third classes will be held in September (West Coast Swing) and November (Tango)).  No prior experience is necessary and this first virtual class does not require a partner.  Salsa is an energetic dance with lots of freedom in the hips and ribs, adding a playful sensuality to each move.  This online class will give you a taste of two common and exciting styles of salsa dance found in every dance club around the world.  The “country” dance style (Cumbia/Salsa) moves from side to side, rotates in a curve and leads to interesting pivot turns, cuddles, wrap-arounds, and more.  The “big city” dance style (Puerto Rican-Cuban Salsa) moves in a slot, makes use of the crossbody lead, has many turns, and a long list of impressive moves.  We hope you will check out this fun and firming dance series where the instructors feel mixing laughter with a little sweat are essential components of a great learning experience!  We hope to see you there, and please sign up in advance.  This program is part of “Milton Moves,” a year-long initiative of the MPL for all ages focused on fitness, wellness and healthy eating.

All of these events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and the dance class is supported in part by a grant from the Milton Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.  To register for any of them, go to and click on “events” from the main page, then go to the date you want.  For questions, Email [email protected] or call (617) 898-4964.  We hope you will come enjoy a new and fun activity with the MPL in July!

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