Milton Public Library adult programs announced for October 2021

Milton Public Library adult programs
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Milton Public Library adult programs announced for October 2021

In the month of October, the Milton Public Library is offering some enjoyable events for adults.  In addition to a variety of fun virtual talks and a concert via Zoom, there are also some in person group walks and other club meetings which will be held at the Library.  Please note that in person participants who attend programs inside the building must wear a mask to do so.

On Tuesday, 10/5, starting at 7 p.m., chef Suzanne Lombardi, owner of The Plate restaurant in Milton, will teach us how to make a healthy pasta dish via Zoom.  The presenter is a fabulous cook and she will show us how to create a dish called “Pasta with Wilted Arugula, White Beans, Lemon and Hot Pepper” from the recipe which participants will receive via Email, when they register at in advance.  All of the details about this enjoyable event can be found at the Library’s website by clicking on “events” from the main page.  This program is part of an initiative called “Milton Moves,” which is a year-long effort for all ages to promote wellness, fitness, and healthy eating.

The MPL Walking Club, which is also part of “Milton Moves,” will happen outside every Thursday in October and the dates are: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 and 10/28, at 12 noon for a one hour stroll.  Please sign up in advance for these fun meet and greet sessions which start in the Library parking lot, where people socialize, exercise and talk about all kinds of interesting topics at the same time.  Please join our staff hosts for a little physical activity once a week!  You must sign up in advance for each hike you would like to attend at the MPL website.  The Library Knitting Group continues to meet in person in the lower level Conference Room twice a month and in October the dates and times are: Thursday, 10/7, at 7 PM and Saturday, 10/16, at 10 a.m.  Join other like-minded fiber artists to share your current knitting project with others, and to just socialize!  Email jhlady to get on the knitting group’s list, and we hope you will consider joining this fun, ongoing program!

Next on Tuesday, 10/12, at 7 p.m., interior decorator Barbara Graceffa will be our host for a Zoom presentation called “The Cure for Clutter: Analyze, Strategize and Attack!”  The speaker is President and CEO of a company called Secretary of the Interior, and she will teach us how to clean up that clutter at home and what to do first!  Enjoy a humorous presentation on decluttering that will inspire you to get rid of that excess “stuff” once and for all.  Sign up in advance and learn more at the MPL website to participate. The Cookbook Club with Connie Spiros and Sara Truog invites you to its next session on Saturday, 10/16, from 10-11:30 a.m.  Weather permitting, the club will meet outside but in case of rain, it will gather in the Keys Community Room.  Each club meeting will feature a selected cookbook and members will prepare a tasty treat from the book to bring and share.  The cookbook chosen for October is Pastry Love by Joanne Chang.  All the details about how to participate are shown under the date of 10/16 at the MPL website.  Bon Appetit!

There will be a wonderful online concert via Zoom on Thursday, 10/21, from 7-8 p.m., with Milton’s own accomplished guitarist and singer, Bob Uvello.  Bob is a renowned country/folk/western recording artist and songwriter, who has been singing and playing since the age of 14.  At 18 he was playing in folk clubs and church coffeehouses, and over time he gained a following and toured from Philadelphia to New York and into Canada.  Later he performed in the western states and at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA.  In the early seventies this artist toured England, opening for John Martyn, and the folk rock group Pentangle.  He was an artist-in-residence at Curry College from 1974 to 1976, and then worked as a cowboy on a Montana ranch.  In 1980 he toured in Europe and had an album produced by a Swedish company that eventually sold 32,000 copies, enough to earn a Swedish Gold Record Award.  After returning to the U.S., Mr. Uvello has gotten back to playing music and recording new songs recently, after teaching in the Boston Public School System and at Quincy College, and then operating a contracting business for more than 30 years.  His new album will be released in October 2021, and we hope you will join host Jean Hlady for a great hour of inspiring tunes performed by a talented musician!  Please sign up in advance at the MPL website to enjoy this virtual concert.

And finally, there will be a spooky program on Tuesday, 10/26, at 7 p.m. via Zoom, geared to adults called: “Welcome to the Graveyard: A Virtual Tour of Cemetery Art, History & Symbolism.”  The speakers are The Gravestone Girls who hail from Worcester, MA, and their mission is to “keep our dead alive.”   This is a 90-minute presentation that will teach us about the “art, symbolism and history of these living history museums located on everyone’s main streets and backyards.”  The Gravestone Girls not only provide interesting historical cemetery programs, but they also create beautiful and unusual sculpted art pieces using the primitive art from the faces of gravestones.  Their talk will include a variety of castings from their 100-plus image collection, and you will have a chance also to purchase cemetery art from them if you so desire.  Please join us this Halloween week for some fun with these engaging speakers!  Advance registration is required.

For more information about any of these events, Email [email protected] or call her at (617) 898-4964.  They are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and are free and open to all.  The Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue, and we hope you will come check out an entertaining activity with us in October!  

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