Milton Public Library adult programs announced for April 2022

Milton Public Library adult programs
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Milton Public Library adult programs announced for April 2022

In April the Milton Public Library is hosting a lot of enjoyable programs for adults and families, some via Zoom and others in person in our Keys Community Room.  On Tuesday, 4/5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. there will be a Zoom workshop called “Photography using your iPhone” taught by instructor Nick De Pasquale.

This experienced photographer will teach us all about iPhones and how to use their camera features to take great pictures in this virtual talk.  The class is iPhone-specific but will also touch on other types of smart phones and their ability to take good pictures. You will learn the importance of adjusting exposure and how to do this generally, but Android users will need to do some of their own background investigation using their manuals. Please register in advance at the MPL website.

The Cookbook Club will hold another meeting with Connie Spiros and Sara Truog on Wednesday, 4/6, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. as a hybrid program.  This means that people may either come in person to the Keys Community Room or participate virtually via Zoom.   The cookbook chosen for April is Healthyish by Lindsay Maitland Hunt and for all the details and to sign up in advance, please go to www.miltonlibrary.org

We have a couple of ongoing clubs for adults, and one of them –  The MPL Walking Club – happens each Thursday, meeting at 12 noon in the parking lot.   Here are the April dates: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, and 4/28, so we hope you might join us in person to get some exercise and enjoy good company for an hour-long walk in the neighborhood. You must register in advance at our website to participate.

The Library Knitting Group continues on Thursday, 4/7, at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, 4/16, at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level Conference Room.  Join other fiber artists in this drop-in program where people share their projects and learn tips for the craft.  If you would like to get on the organizer’s list, Email [email protected] and she will make sure you are added, so that you receive meeting updates.

On Tuesday, 4/12, at 7:00 p.m. author and former newspaper editor Paul Clerici will be at the MPL in person to give a presentation called “Let’s Talk about Running: Boston Marathon History by the Mile.” This is an evening of Boston Marathon-themed stories, anecdotes, and fun tales about everything Boston!  Mr. Clerici has written several books about running, having completed the Marathon 23 times himself and also having covered it for over 35 years. Hear all the great stories about the beginnings of the race in Ashland, the start lines in Hopkinton, the year in which a train cut through the race in Framingham, and much more!  This will be an entertaining event, complete with colorful images, which will teach us all more about a very important Boston institution located right in our own backyard.  Advance registration is required and this talk will not be available virtually. To sign up, please go to this link:  http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/m/miltonpl/ek.cfm

We are very glad to offer a second in person musical event this Spring on Saturday, 4/23, at 2:00 p.m. which will be an in person Blues Concert with The Craig Hlady Trio, featuring vocalist Steve Mathews.   (This program will not be available via Zoom.)  The group includes bandleader and guitarist Craig Hlady of Berklee College of Music, Shinichi Otsu on organ, Mark Texiera on drums, and the charismatic Steve Mathews on vocals.  These 4 talented musicians will knock your socks off with their funky renditions of blues classics by B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, Wilson Pickett, and more, plus some choice bluesy original songs.

Please sign up in advance to attend an enjoyable and entertaining afternoon in our Keys Community Room, where singing along with the band is encouraged!

You must register each person who would like to attend individually at this link, as audience size is limited:   http://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/m/miltonpl/ek.cfm.

We will be checking in registrants at the door and wearing a mask in the Library is now a personal decision.   For questions about the concert, Email [email protected] and we hope to see you there!

Finally on Tuesday, 4/26, at 7:00 p.m. there will be a hybrid author talk with Prof. Caroline Kautsire about her new book called What Kind of Girl – An African Child Caught Between Two Worlds (Gardners Books, c2020). Professor Kautsire teaches English at Bunker Hill Community College and has lived in America for 17 years.  he is also a community theater actress and a poet.  She uses her voice to advocate for change, to inspire, and to give people hope. Please join us either in person in the Keys Community Room where she will be speaking, or virtually via Zoom for this hybrid event.

Here is a description of the book, which you may reserve if you wish by calling the Reference Dept.: “[This]…is a sweeping coming of age story about a girl in Malawi who must tangle with the gender restrictions, religious institutions, American cultural attitudes, and African traditions that seek to define who she can be as a woman.  It is also a tale of how one girl’s story in a distant country in Africa can become all of our stories.”  Please sign up at the MPL website, and indicate your attendance preference.  We hope you might join us for this fascinating program in April.

These programs are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and the concert series is also supported by the Julia Swanson family of Milton. For more information about an event, either call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 or Email [email protected]   We look forward to seeing you soon at the Library!

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