Milton Public Library announces adult programming for March 2024

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Milton Public Library announces adult programming for March 2024

During the month of March, the Milton Public Library has some great programs happening for adults and families. Our ongoing events continue with the Library Knitting Group meeting in the Conference Room on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 16, at 10:00 a.m. Join other like-minded knitters to share your projects, get tips and tricks, and make new friends! This is a free drop-in program, and no signup is required, although if you would like to get on the Email list for updates, Email [email protected] to be added. Please note that this is not a beginning knitting class, but instead a gathering of people creating their own items. There will be 2 more meetings of the MA Library Collaborative’s 50+ Job Seekers Group via Zoom on Wednesday, March 6, for “Resumes: Part #1” and Wednesday, March 20, for “Resumes: Part #2 and both discussions begin at 9:00 a.m. These virtual sessions are facilitated by Deborah Hope, an experienced executive career coach and the MPL is partnering with 60 public libraries in MA for this series. Registration is required to receive the link, so visit our website (, click on “events” from the main page, and then find each date.

There will be a special program this month to learn about the Milton Public Library’s many eResources and digital services available to you with your library card membership. It is called” Intro to eResources” and there will be sessions held on Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 28 from 3-4 p.m.  in the Keys Community Room on the lower level. Library staff will show you the MPL’s digital collection of resources, including eBooks, Consumer Reports, foreign language learning and more! Feel free to also bring in your devices (such as smartphones and tablets) to get help setting up your Libby and Hoopla accounts so you can start borrowing eBooks, audiobooks and magazines. Registration is not required so just drop in. We hope to see you there!

The Celebrity Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Keys Community Room. Join library staff members Sally Lawler and Sara Truog who will lead you in a fun, relaxed discussion of books recommended by popular celebrities. This month we are reading: Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner, recommended by Sarah Michelle Geller. To reserve a copy of the book, either visit our website or call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964. Advance sign-up is required to attend so please use this link:

There will also be two programs in March to celebrate all things Irish! A Celtic trio called “Gan Ainm” will entertain us on Saturday, March 9, at 2:00 p.m., with some fun and lively tunes before St. Patrick’s Day! Musician Sean Murphy, who plays the tin whistle, has been performing Irish music for generations at sessions on Cape Cod, and he will be joined at the MPL by bazooki player George Arata and by fiddle player Mark Oein, for an hour of foot-stomping music. No signup is required and this concert is great for all ages, so please join us! And then Sean Murphy, who is also an Irish historian, will be back at the MPL on March 12 at 7:00 p.m. for a Zoom talk called: “Ireland 101: A Virtual Tour of Irish History.” In this program you will learn all about when and why people arrived in Ireland, who the Gaels were, why did Ireland become “Christianized,” when did the Norman make a conquest of Ireland, why was there a Great Hunger/Famine in the 1840s, and much more in this interesting presentation. Please sign up at: to receive the Zoom link, and we hope to see you there!

On Monday, March 18, starting at 7:00 p.m., our 2023-2024 Dr. Herb Voigt Writer-in-Residence Hallie Ephron will hold her final program which will be a Public Reading: Writing from Personal Experience event in the Keys Community Room. This presentation is based on an inspiring 8-week program, during which a group of writers have gathered at the MPL for a series of workshops on “Writing from Personal Experience” led by Hallie. For more information about the Writer-in-Residence program and this Spring series, please visit our website – – or click on the link here: No signup is required to attend, and we encourage you to come hear authors read from their most recent works!

Then there will be a virtual history talk called “The First 3 Women Senators and Their Stories” on Tuesday, March 19, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Come help us celebrate Women’s History Month with speaker Anne Bishop of Senior U. Each of these female senators was a trailblazer in her own right, and in this program we will learn more about their groundbreaking contributions, their hard-won successes, and the obstacles they faced in a male-dominated arena. Ms. Bishop is a seasoned expert who previously served as a Visitor Experience Guide at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. Prepare to be captivated and inspired by these brave women! Please sign up here to receive the Zoom link:

 Our monthly movie series for adults continues on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Keys Community room with the funny and entertaining film called: “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.” This historical comedy/drama won a British Independent Film Award (BIFA) and received a nomination for an Academy Award in 2022. Lesley Manville plays Mrs. Ada Harris, a widowed cleaning lady living in London in 1957. After unexpectedly receiving a war widow’s pension, she travels to Paris to try to purchase a dress similar to one owned by a client, which is an haute couture Dior garment. She longs for the same dress and stumbles into a showing of Dior’s 10th-anniversary collection and then several high jinks start to occur. Claudine (Isabelle Huppert), the Dior director, resents Ada’s intrusion into the exclusive world of haute couture. But very upbeat Ada perseveres and wins over the workers who make these beautiful clothes. You will love this fanciful story! This screening is free and open to all, and is rated PG for smoking and some language. Visit our website for more details about it and no signup is required. Just come!.

There will be a fun adult craft workshop where participants will paint a cherry tree using a technique called “Pointillism.” The date is Saturday, March 23, beginning at 2:30 p.m., to be held in the Keys Community Room. Let’s create a stunning tree painting using this technique which originated during the Impressionist era and involves using dots of different colors to create an impression of flowers and grass. Leave the class with a beautiful piece, which will have a very unique texture! Space is limited so advance registration is required, and you must be over age 13 to participate. Please sign up here to attend:

And finally, on Tuesday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m., world traveler Barry Pell will give an in person presentation in our Keys Room called: “Travels in Argentina and Ecuador: Colonial Towns, Colorful Markets & Indigenous People.” The speaker will take us on a photographic journey to the lesser known parts of 2 extraordinary South a.m.erican countries. The rural north of Argentina is filled with spectacular multi-colored rock formations towering over incredible canyons, where the roads access Inca descendants’ villages. Ecuador’s vibrant old town in its capital, Quito, is filled with remarkable Spanish colonial architecture. There are sprawling markets of vibrant colors, and a beautiful cloud forest with dramatic scenery and rare bird life. No signup is required to attend this interesting program, so please just come to the Keys Room and join us for a visual feast!


These offerings are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to all. The Milton Public Library is located at 476 Canton Avenue, Milton MA.

Our website is For questions, call the Reference Dept. at (617) 898-4964 or email [email protected]

We hope you will visit us in March for a fun and educational event!








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