Milton Public Library adult programs announced for November 2021
In the month of November, the Milton Public Library has organized some fun and informative programming for adults and families which we encourage you to check out. On Tuesday, 11/2, at 7:00 p.m. favorite local Chef Connie Spiros will give a Zoom presentation called “Virtual Healthy Cooking Demo” which is part of our year-long initiative called “Milton Moves.” Connie will prepare 2 tasty dishes for us which are taken from the Library’s recent cookbook called Food for Friends. This compilation of 194 recipes, collected by our Friends of the MPL, includes dishes from over 80 home and professional cooks, and it is a great gift which can be purchased at our book shop. For more details, please go to our website: www.miltonlibrary.org where you can also sign up in advance to attend this event.
The MPL Walking Club will meet twice in November on two Thursdays, 11/4 and 11/18 at 12 noon in the parking lot. Come get some exercise with an energetic group for an hour walk outside, hosted by MPL staff, in this fun event which is also part of “Milton Moves.” You must sign up in advance to participate at our website. Also on Thursday, 11/4, there will be a meeting of the Celebrity Book Club back and live in person with Sally and Sara at 7:00 p.m. in the Keys Community Room. Read what the celebrities are reading! Join this group to enjoy a fun, relaxed discussion of books recommended by popular celebrities (note: sadly they are unlikely to attend our meetings). The book assigned for November is The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, recommended by Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre. Advance registration is required at our website.
The Library Knitting Group returns to meet in the lower level Conference Room on Thursday, 11/4, at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, 11/20, at 10:00 a.m. to bring together like-minded fiber artists for conversation and the sharing of projects. Come and join the program and make new friends! You do not need to sign up for it at the Library’s website, but instead just Email Librarian [email protected] and she will make sure you get on the facilitator’s list to receive the group’s updates. We hope you will join us!
Then on Tuesday 11/9, at 7: 00 p.m. clothing and accessories expert and college instructor Karen Antonowicz is back with another fashion talk called “Fashion and the First Lady.” This virtual program will tell us all about how, during the course of history, the First Ladies of America have been watched, admired, copied, sometimes criticized, and followed for their style. Join us for a look at what the presidents’ wives have worn over history, as we journey through time from our earliest first lady to our current president’s wife, Jill Biden. We will examine the ladies who changed the course of fashion as well as those who had little or no effect whatsoever. Advance registration is required for this event, so please go to our website to sign up. On Tuesday, 11/16, at 7:00 p.m. there will be an online presentation by storyteller, actor and singer Lou Del Bianco who portrays his grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, and talks about his unsung contribution as chief carver on our nation’s greatest memorial, Mount Rushmore. The talk is called “Out of Rushmore’s Shadow: The Story of Sculptor Luigi Del Bianco” and advance registration is required to attend. Lou uses authentic photos, timelines and primary source documents to bring Luigi’s story to life. Now a published book authored by Lou, this is a dramatic, touching story about Luigi’s legacy and the immigrant struggle. After 70 years, the “story in stone” will now be shared for years to come! Please join us for an inside look at a talented sculptor who contributed so much to the history of America, and who finally got his due. Advance registration is required at www.miltonlibrary.org to attend this unique event.
And finally, on Tuesday, 11/30, starting at 6:30 p.m. dance instructors Eileen Herman Haase and Raul Nieves of Dance Caliente in Medford will be back in our Keys Community Room with a class called: “Learn to Dance in Person: The Tango.” In this 3rd installment of our dance workshop series (which is part of “Milton Moves”), these talented teachers bring their excellent training plus a lot of humor to dance classes. This program has a limit of 16 people (8 couples), each person must wear a mask during the event, and also they need to bring a partner with whom they will dance exclusively as they learn the steps. (The partner can be anyone you choose, as it does not have to be a person of the opposite sex.) However both participants must register individually at www.miltonlibrary.org in advance and there you can also find all the rest of the details about the dance style. Do you wanna dance? We hope so and that we will see you there for a great evening of relaxing exercise and creativity! Please note this event does start promptly at 6:30 p.m.
All of these programs are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to all. “Milton Moves” is a year-long initiative which promotes wellness, fitness and healthy eating. The Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue, Milton, and for questions Email [email protected] or call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964.