Milton Public Library adult programs announced for October 2022

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

During the month of October, the Milton Public Library has lots of fun events happening for adults and families.  Adult Yoga is back in October, on Saturdays, 10/1 and 10/15, at 11:00 a.m.  Please join instructor Marianne Zullas in the Keys Community Room for gentle vinyasa flow yoga in person with like-minded others.  This practice is designed to create movement and space in the body, and advance registration is required to participate.  Also the MPL Walking Club returns on Thursdays, 10/6 and 10/20, starting at 12 noon to meet up in the library’s parking lot.  Join staff from the MPL for a lunchtime walk through the neighborhood, discussing recent reads, the great outdoors, and whatever else may come to mind.  Bring appropriate footwear and an adventurous spirit, and please sign up to attend in advance at our website.  In addition, the Library Knitting Group will be meeting on Thursday, 10/6 and Saturday, 10/15 at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level Conference Room.  In this fun drop-in activity, bring a project to work on, get tips and tricks from participants, and make new friends!  No sign-up is required and if you would like to get on the organizer’s Email list to receive updates, please Email [email protected] and she will make sure your name is added.

On Tuesday, 10/4, starting at 7:00 p.m., there will be an in person talk in the Keys Community Room called “Extreme Skiing” with Author Dan Egan from Milton.  His book is called 30 Years in A White Haze which was written with co-author Eric Wilbur (c2021).  Mr. Egan is a pioneer of extreme sports, world-renowned for his big mountain skiing on the international stage.  In 2001, Powder Magazine named him one of the most influential skiers of our time.  He is also an award-winning film producer, has been nominated for 3 NE Emmy Awards and won 3 NASJA Harold Hirsch Awards for excellence in journalism.  His book is about worldwide adventure and the evolution of extreme skiing.  Please join us for a fascinating in person program this evening in the Keys Community Room!  You may pre-register at to attend, although this is not required.

There will be a fun in person craft workshop suitable for adults and teens called “Make a Fall Landscape Using Needle Felting” on Tuesday, 10/11, starting at 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.,  Lisa Walker of Pop-Up Art School will teach us how to “paint” a seasonal landscape with wool, using a barbed needle to attach colorful merino wool to an embroidery hoop.  Leave the class with the basic supplies and knowledge to needle felt on your own, plus a unique picture you have created!  Advance registration is required at the MPL website to participate. The Cookbook Club with Sara Truog and Connie Spiros will meet on Wednesday, 10/12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Keys Community Room, or you may attend via Zoom if you prefer as this is a hybrid program. Each club meeting will feature a selected cookbook, and members will prepare a tasty treat from the book to bring to the MPL and share. The cookbook chosen for October is Treasures of the Mexican Table by Pati Jinich.  You can view all the details about the club at our website: by clicking on “events” from the main page, where you can also sign up in advance which is required. 

On Thursday, 10/13, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., in the Keys Community Room, staff member Regan Mulcahy will teach an in person, hands-on workshop called “Internet Basics.”  Are you new to the Internet, or looking to build more confidence finding information online and navigating websites?  We invite you to attend this in-person workshop to learn about webs browsers and search engines, build skills to navigate the Internet, and discover tips and tricks for basic and advanced searching online.  Laptop computers will be available for use for participants, and snacks and giveaways will be provided.  Registration (at the MPL events page) is limited and required.  We hope you might participate in this informative and educational program but if you need help signing up, please contact the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964.   This program is made possible by a grant from the Public Library Association Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&A.

To celebrate Halloween this month, there will be a fun and kind of scary in person movie program happening on Saturday afternoon, 10/15, from 2-3:30 p.m., in our Keys Community Room.  This is an “In Person Film Program called Things That Go Bump in the Night – The History and Impact of the Horror Film.”  Come join film historian Frank Mandosa as he shows us the fascinating history of horror movies on the big screen – just in time for All Hallows Eve!  You will view all kinds of spooky and outrageous bits from great scary films through the ages, and even if you have never been a fan of this type of film, this funny, entertaining look at snippets of some brilliant movies produced by American cinema should send some thrills your way!  No sign-up is required to attend – and parents, please come and bring your teens who should also enjoy this program.  (Host Jean Hlady hopes you are working on your Halloween costume in the meantime….)

On Tuesday, 10/18, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., there will be a program called: “Casual Dinners for Friends & Family: A Virtual Cooking Demonstration.”  With just a little bit of planning you can make simple, tasty, and enjoyable meals, even during the week. It just takes some thought, simple recipes, and smart shopping skills.  Join local chef Connie Spiros this evening as she prepares – via Zoom – 3 simple weeknight entrees (chicken, pork and fish), that will make your friends and family say WOW, followed by an immediate request for the recipes!  The class is approximately 75 minutes in length and if you cook along, you will have 3 meals to enjoy for the week!  Register for the program in advance at our website, you will receive the Zoom link and you will be sent a copy of the recipes and the shopping list, so that you can cook along, or watch, take notes, and make the recipes later.  We hope you might join us for a fun evening of cooking with Connie!

There will be a hybrid lecture called: “Milton Grows Kickoff: Prep Your Garden for Winter” on Thursday, 10/20, at 7:00 p.m. You have a choice to attend via Zoom or in person in the Keys Community Room to participate in this informative talk.  Join the Massachusetts Horticultural Society to learn the tips and tricks for a successful end of season in your garden, plus ask those burning questions about cover crops, mulching, plant hardening, and more.  The speaker will be Gretel Anspach, who is a Lifetime Master Gardener with the MA Master Gardener Association.  A recently retired systems engineer from Raytheon, Gretel helped to establish and maintain two food production gardens that have provided fresh produce to the Marlboro Food Pantry for the last 10 years.    Milton Grows is a year-long intitiative for all ages focused on gardening and sustainability.  It is funded by the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the MBLC, and supported by Sustainable Milton and the Friends of the MP.  For more details and to sign up in advance, please go to our website.

And last but not least, on Saturday, 10/29, at 2:00 p.m. there will be an in person Concert featuring the fabulous vocalist Gordon Michaels, who will present: “Unforgettable – A Tribute to Nat King Cole.”   This musical event, held in the Keys Community Room, will surely entertain all with tunes like “Unforgettable,” “Route 66,” “Autumn Leaves,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” “When I Fall in Love,” and more!   Mr. Michaels’ powerful baritone voice, effortless delivery, and diverse stylistic range is perfectly suited to this repertoire.  You don’t want to miss a dynamic performer who has graced the stage with Patti Labelle, Jennifer Holiday, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, Cissy Houston, Keith Lockhart, and Tramaine Hawkins.  This is his first written and produced one-man show and his longest running – for 25 years now.  Gordon is comfortable singing Broadway ballads, jazz standards and gospel, and seeing him is a real treat!  To read more details about this entertainer, go to our website: www.miltonlibrary and click on events and the date from the main page.  Advance registration is not required for these concerts any longer – so please just come and bring the family!  We hope to see you there.

All of these programs are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and by grants from the various agencies mentioned above including support by Sustainable Milton, and they are free and open to all.  For questions, Email [email protected] or call staff at (617) 898-4964.  Please visit the Milton Public Library in October!

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