Milton Public Library adult programs announced for June 2022

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

During the month of June, the Milton Public Library is offering some fun, entertaining and educational programming for adults and families.  Our ongoing events such as The Cookbook Club with Connie Spiros and Sara Truog is scheduled for Wednesday, 6/8, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. as a hybrid program, which means you can either attend via Zoom or come in person and bring the dish you have prepared.  Each club meeting will feature a selected cookbook, and members will prepare a tasty treat from it to bring to the Library and share (or show and talk about online).  The cookbook chosen for June is See You on Sunday by Sam Sifton.  You do need to register in advance at www.miltonlibrary.org to participate, and at our website events list you can also see all the details about the group.  Food for in person attendees will be shared in a socially-distanced format in the Keys Community Room.  Also there will be two meetings of the MPL Walking Club held on Thursdays, meeting up at 12 noon in the parking lot, and the next dates are 6/9 and 6/23. Please join like-minded others to get some exercise, have a nice chat, and meet new friends!  Advance registration is required at our website for this program.

There will be an informative and fascinating (hybrid) talk on Tuesday, June 7th starting at 7:00 p.m. by prolific author Anthony Sammarco called “Influenza: The 100th Anniversary of the Spanish Flu.”  The speaker will appear in person in the Keys Community Room, but you will also have the choice to attend via Zoom – please indicate your preference when you sign up in advance at our website.  “Unless precautions are taken, the disease in all probability will spread to the civilian population of the city” wrote Dr. John Hitchcock, the head of the communicable disease section of the Massachusetts State Department of Health in a circular to local health officials.  The disease of which he wrote in 1918 was influenza, currently felling sailors aboard the Receiving Ship at Boston’s Commonwealth Pier.  Within weeks, Boston was in the grip of the Spanish Flu, or influenza, that affected not just the residents of Massachusetts but was to become a worldwide pandemic.  We hope you might attend this program to hear the incredible story of this epidemic from Mr. Sammarco, a noted historian, college instructor, and the author of over 70 books, who will explore Boston during World War I and the disease that decimated the world population.  You may sign up and read more details about his talk at www.miltonlibrary.org  (click on “events” from the main page).  We hope to see you there, or see you online!

Then, on Saturday, 6/18, we invite you to come in person to a free fun workshop called: “Silk Flower Arranging to Create Peace in Your Life” with Jan Gadson Touissant.  This craft program will be held from 2-4 PM in the Keys Community Room, with all materials provided at no charge.  So, are you ready to create your silk bouquet?  We will have some music meditation, a bit of hand/finger exercises, hands-on instruction, and a raffle surprise at this unique event!  It will meet in the Keys Community Room (in person only), Arts to Go Bags (supplies) will be distributed, and guest craft artist Jan will teach you how to create a pretty floral arrangement in a variety of holders.  Please sign up at our website in advance as space is limited.  We hope you will check out this program!  Next, photographer Bob Michelson will be back to give a Zoom talk called: “Is That a Coywolf in my Backyard?” on Tuesday, 6/21, starting at 7:00 p.m.   This photography-based presentation follows the Eastward expansion and hybridization of coyotes to the East Coast.  The species was never found East of the Mississippi River before 1900.  Coyotes seen in New England are larger than their Western cousins and look more like a large German Shepherd.  Please join us for a fascinating look at these commonly seen animals here in Massachusetts and the surrounding area.  The speaker is a PADI Dive Master, a Specialty Instructor in underwater photography/videography, and a naturalist.  Advance registration is required at our website, and this program will be virtual only. 

The final program will be held on Tuesday, 6/28 via Zoom at 7:00 p.m., and it is a virtual talk called: “Unique Gardens – What Makes Piet Oudolf’s Designs Work?” with landscape designer Deborah Chud.  This Massachusetts-based speaker will share the work of Dutch garden artist Piet Oudolf who creates incredible spaces using colorful grasses.  She has studied his work for the last 5 years, and if you enjoy out-of-doors gardening and want to create something special in your backyard, this program is for you!  Log on and join us by registering in advance at our website to attend, and then you will receive the zoom link. 

For questions about any event, please Email [email protected] or call her at the Reference Dept. (617-898-4964).  The Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue, Milton, MA, and these programs are kindly supported by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.

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