Milton Public Library announces adult programming for June 2024

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Milton Public Library announces adult programming for June 2024

During the month of June, the Milton Public Library has some fun and educational events happening for adults which we want to tell you about. On Monday, June 3, at 7:00 p.m. there will be an in personMilton Public Library announces adult programming for June 2024 talk called “Home Herb Gardening” with speaker Barbara McIntosh of the MA Master Gardeners Association. This topic has been popular for centuries but herbs were not grown solely for culinary use, as we think of them primarily today. We will explore the world of herbs and take a look at a modern-day herb garden. For more information about this program, please check the events listing at No advance signup is required to attend, so just come and bring your gardening friends with you!

Then, on Tuesday, June 4, at 7:00 p.m., join us for a program called “An Evening with Local Poets” which will feature authors Linda Carney-Goodrich and Maureen MeElroy. Meet these local authors and enjoy an evening of discussion about their recent books: Dot Girl (Carney-Goodrich) and For Crying Out Loud (McElroy). No registration is required to attend, and copies will be available for purchase at the end of the program. Please come!

The virtual MA Library Collaborative 50+ Job Group will end this month, and many people have really enjoyed this helpful career search series since last Fall. The final meetings scheduled for this month will be on June 5 with the topic “Thinking Outside the Box” and on June 12 with “Marketing Plans,” both held at 9:30 a.m. (both Wednesdays) via Zoom.. If you would like more information about this ongoing series which we hope to continue this Fall, please go to Also you must sign up at this link for either of the final sessions:: /

Many participants have found meaningful jobs as a result of the advice given by the presenter, who is an experienced career coach named Deborah Hope. Questions? Email [email protected]

The Cookbook Club returns on Wednesday, June 5, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Keys Community Room, with Connie Spiros and Sara Truog. Each club meeting will feature a selected cookbook and will prepare a tasty treat to bring to the library to share. The book assigned for this meeting is: Watermelon & Red Birds by Nicole Taylor. If you would like to attend, just to our website to register and to read more about the program – you may use this link: Bon apetit!

There will be a cool in person “Professional Spring Makeup Presentation/Demo” held in our Keys Community Room on Monday, June 10, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.. Ann Marie Laurendeau is a Boston-based makeup artist, Licensed Aesthetician and educator who founded Anemone Makeup in 1993. Throughout her career, she has personally provided makeup and hair for countless television and video assignments, photo shoots, theater, live performances, and special events. She has worked with A-list celebrities, musicians, sports figures, and more, and has 30+ years in the beauty industry. In this program, Ms. Laurendeau will choose one person from the audience for the demonstration and this program is helpful for anyone over the age of 50. The first hour will be devoted to the demo, and then you can ask all your makeup and beauty questions of the presenter during the second hour, as she thoroughly enjoys sharing her secrets and pro tips for success! Please use this link to register at our website in advance as attendance is limited: We look forward to seeing you there!

The Monthly Wednesday Movie for Adults is scheduled for June 12, starting at 6:15 p.m. and the film is: “The Color Purple.” This is a 2023 musical remake of a wonderful story of love and resilience. It is a decades spanning tale of one woman’s journey to independence. The main character, Celie, lives in rural Georgia and the title comes from a line the character Shug Avery says towards the end of the story: “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” For more details about the movie, go to our website at and click on “events” from the main page. There is no signup required so just please come at 6:15 p.m. to our Keys Community Room. The running time is 141 minutes and the rating is PG 13 because of “mature thematic content” so the film is not suitable for children.

Next, Pop-up Art School will be back to teach adults another fun craft on Saturday, June 15, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Come to the library to create a lovely vintage sailboat in a program called: “Nautical Crafting with Book Pages!” Get ready to sail the creative seas with our art class, as it harnesses the charm of book pages, transforming them into ships. This is a very cool item to put on display at your beach house, by the way…or give to a nautical-minded family member or friend. Space is limited for this eco-friendly way to express your creativity, so please sign up here in advance: You must be over the age of 13 to participate in this event.

Naturalist Joy Marzolf returns virtually with a travel and nature talk on Tuesday, June 18, starting at 7:00 p.m. The topic is: “On Safari in Tanzania – Wildlife of the Serengeti.” Join us via Zoom to view beautiful photos of lions, impala, gazelles, and zebra. Discover the amazing wildlife of the plains of Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti! Also you can see leopards and rhinos, who are solitary, and who a rare and exciting find. Weaver birds can be seen constantly working on new nests, while the spectacular gray crowned crane and enormous ostrich strut among the grasses. In addition, view African elephants, flocks of flamingos and wading birds. We hope you will join us for this fascinating presentation! Advance registration is required to receive the Zoom link, and you may sign up here:

And finally, on Tuesday, June 25, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., come in person to join Milton artist Beth Neville, who has been teaching in Milton for many years and she has been a working artist for 60 years so this is a real celebration! Her paintings will be on display this month from June 1 until June 29 in the Wotiz Gallery, and as part of this beautiful collection of artwork, there will also be a free and open reception and art talk held on June 25 evening in both the cafe area and in the Keys Community Room. “Let’s Talk about Art” will discuss Beth’s many years in the art world, her painting process, her teaching career, and the history and celebration of her work in the field. We hope former students and friends of this talented lady will join us for a nice program! There is no registration required to attend, so just come visit us this month to view the exhibit and enjoy the program.

These events are kindly sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library and are free and open to all.

To learn more details about any program, visit

Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Reference Department at (617) 898-4964.

We hope you will consider joining us for a fun presentation or class in June!













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