Milton Public Library adult programs announced for December 2021

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

During the month of December, the Milton Public Library continues to offer a selection of enjoyable programs for adults and families, most virtually but some also in person.  On Wednesday, 12/1, at 6:30 p.m., Connie Spiros and Sara Truog will hold a meeting of the Cookbook Club in person in the Keys Community Room.  Each club meeting features a selected cookbook, and members will prepare a tasty treat from the book to bring to the Library and share.  The cookbook chosen for December is Tucci Table by Stanley Tucci, and in order to participate, just sign up in advance at   At our events list there, you can see all of the details for this club meeting, and do note that a mask is required inside the building.  Please consider joining us.  Bon appetit!  The Library Knitting Group will meet on Thursday, 12/2 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level Conference Room.  There will be no meeting of the group on December Saturdays per usual because of the holidays, but if you would like to join this friendly program to meet others and share your projects with local fiber artists going forward, please Email [email protected] and she will make sure you get on the organizer’s list to receive reminders.

Then on Monday, 12/6, starting at 7:00 p.m., the Milton community is invited to attend an author talk organized by the Norwood Public Library and by Haley Booksellers via Zoom.  The author is Dan Shaughnessy who has written an excellent sports book called Wish It Lasted Forever: Life with the Larry Bird Celtics (Scribner Book Co, c2021).  If you are a basketball fan, you should attend this program via Zoom!   Today the NBA is a vast global franchise – a billion dollar industry viewed by millions of fans in the U.S. and abroad.  But in the 1970s and 1980s, the NBA was still an up-and-coming sport featuring old school beat reporters like Dan Shaughnessy.  As a reporter for The Boston Globe, he covered the Boston Celtics every day from 1982 to 1986, flew on the same commercial airlines, rode the same buses, and stayed in the same hotels.  Dan knew the athletes as real people, losing free throw bets to Larry Bird and being gifted cheap cigars by Coach Red Auerbach.  In addition to being a sports columnist and associate editor for the Globe, this author has written Francona and The Curse of the Bambino. Dan lives with his family in Boston, and can often be found at Fenway Park.  To register for this program in advance and receive the connection link, go to, and then click on “events” from the main page where you will soon see all details under 12/6.

To help us all catch some holiday cheer, there will be a virtual concert which includes songs of the season called “Songs of Sinatra” with singer/actor/storyteller Lou Del Bianco on Thursday, 12/9 starting at 7 PM.  This artist will sing tunes from the Great American Songbook and will include some popular holiday tunes as well.  Lou has performed all over the country, from Chicago to Carnegie Hall, and has been working with audiences of all ages since 1982.  Hailing from the New York area, Lou’s dramatic approach to storytelling “puts pow into passivity” according to the New York Times.  He has been an artist-in-residence for 17 years and has worked in many schools alongside teachers to help improve literacy in the classroom.  Advance registration is required at our website, and once signed up, a Zoom link will be Emailed to you to attend.  We hope you will join us for this fun concert!   And finally, there will be a virtual program on Tuesday, 12/14, at 7:00 p.m. called “Be Kind to Your Mind: Guided Meditation and Relaxation” with mindfulness specialist Amy Rutledge.  Amy will teach us a little about the benefits of meditation and will guide us through a 30-minute meditation session via Zoom.  This facilitator has been teaching online classes via Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook Live for Libraries often during this challenging time, and she will help you relieve stress and anxiety to bring peace and connection to all.  Ms. Rutledge has experience teaching all ages, and she also offers self-love workshops for teens.  Please join us and let go of some of that holiday stress as this virtual program should bring us all a refreshed outlook for the New Year!  You must sign up in advance at to participate.    This program is part of “Milton Moves,” which is 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 are free and open to the public.  Questions?  Email [email protected] or call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964.  We hope to see you choose the Library for a fun program this month!

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