Milton Public Library announces adult programming for November 2023

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Milton Public Library announces adult programming for November 2023

During the month of November 2023, the Milton Public Library is offering a nice variety of programs for adults and families. There will be a talk by well known author Geraldine Brooks which will be held at Milton High School on Wednesday, Nov. 1, starting at 5:30 p.m. Please go our website for more details about this great event, where you may also sign up to attend. The MA Library Collaborative’s Online 50+ Job Seekers Group continues this month with 2 career topics.

All of these programs are held virtually via Zoom on Wednesdays. “Thinking Outside the Box” is the subject for Nov. 1 at 9:30 a.m. and Nov. 8 at 6:00 p.m.  “Interview Strategies & Preparation” will be discussed on Nov. 15 at 9:30 a.m. and on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. Each meeting is facilitated by Deborah Hope, an experienced executive coach, who is certified in a variety of coaching models and who has taught in Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, as well as many other settings. To register and for all the details, please go to: and click on the date and time you are interested in to receive the Zoom link. For questions, Email [email protected]

The Library Knitting Group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10:00 a.m., both held in the Conference Room. No advance signup is required to attend and you may just drop in to meet other fiber artists, share your project, and make new friends!  However, if you would like to get on the coordinator’s Email reminder list, please send a message to [email protected] or call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 and we will make sure you are added.

There will be a wonderful classical concert on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2:00 p.m. in our Keys Community Room featuring world-renowned cellist Catarina Ferreira, who will be accompanied by her pianist, Ines Andrade. Ms. Ferreira , who hails from Portugal, teaches cello at Milton Academy and is described by The Singapore Times as creating a “beautiful singing tone on the cello.” She has presented herself as a solo, chamber and orchestra cellist in many international countries, including the U.S., South Korea, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the U.K., Japan, and more. Pianist Ines Andrade also performs regularly in many different countries as a soloist and chamber musician, and Diario de Noticias praised her for her “wonderful musicianship” and “excellent technique.”For more details about this free concert, please visit our website: and find the date. No signup is required to attend and we encourage you come join host Jean Hlady for a lovely afternoon of music!

Our new Writer-in-Residence Milton’s own Hallie Ephron will start offering some great writing events this November, to continue through 2024, so keep watch at our website for more of them coming up.  A presentation called “Pathways to Publication” will happen on Monday, Nov. 6, at 7:00 p.m. and this is for writers who are working on a manuscript and dream of one day publishing it. You will learn all about the publishing industry and what opportunities may be waiting for new authors. Sharon Ward, the author of self-published books including 6 thrillers, will join Hallie for this program. Advance registration is required at our website to attend. Photographer Bob Michelson will be back virtually to give a talk called: “Eastern Wild Turkeys” on Tuesday, Nov. 7, starting at 7:00 p.m. Bob will tell us about how these birds co-exist with people in NE and elsewhere, and how they were re-introduced to the U.S. over 30 years ago.

Please visit our website to sign up and get the Zoom link. We hope you will join us for a fascinating presentation! Next, instructor Sheila Armstrong is offering an Adult Yoga class on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:00 p.m.  This popular activity continues to enjoy a nice group of dedicated yoga enthusiasts, and we encourage you to sign up at our website to attend. The Monthly Wednesday Movie will be “Stillwater” starring Matt Damon shown on Nov. 15, with the early start time of 5:45 p.m. in our Keys Community Room. Please note that this film is 2 hrs, 20 min. long and is rated R, so not suitable for children.  The story centers around unemployed roughneck Bill Baker who travels from Oklahoma to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter, Allison (Abigal Breslin), who has been imprisoned for a murder she claims she did not commit. It has been said by a reviewer that: “This is Matt Damon’s best performance in the last 10 years.”Just come and bring your friends, as no signup is required for this screening.

The Celebrity Book Club will be back on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 p.m. as a hybrid program. The book to be read in advance is: Olga Dies Dreaming by Xochitl Gonzalez (recommended by Aubrey Plaza). Call the Reference Dept. to reserve your copy of the book, and please sign up in advance at our website to attend.  This program is hosted by staff members Sally Lawler and Sara Truog. Please come! We would love you to join us for an adult felting craft workshop with Pop-up Art School on Saturday Nov. 18, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. to: “Make a Cute Winter Gnome.” Come and enjoy the company of others as you learn how to needle felt wool by taking a barbed needle and wool roving to create a cute felted figure of a seasonal gnome!  Needle felting is fun, and to sign up in advance, visit our website.

Space for this program is limited and we hope to see you there!  And finally, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:00 p.m. in person, there will be a “Photography Talk: Images from Afghanistan” with Zubair Shukoory. Mr. Shukoory escaped the Taliban to emigrate to this country, and this is a presentation that we should all see. This very important collection of photographs and his talk will document Zubair’s harrowing journey to America with his 3-year-old son, his wife Khalida and her parents. We ask you to please register at our website to attend, although drop-ins are also welcome to join us.

All of these events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library, and are open to all.  They will be held in the Keys Community Room unless otherwise specified, and we are located at 476 Canton Avenue, Milton. Questions? Call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964.

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