Library News

Milford Public Library

57 New Haven Avenue


Knitters and quilters meet every Friday at 1 p.m. The group gathers to socialize and work on their projects.

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m., Word Processing for Beginners. Call 203-783-3292 to register.

Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., Romance Book Club, To the Edge by Cindy Gerard.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., evening book group, The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m., Fancy Feather Brooch Workshop. All materials supplied. Call 203-783-3307 to register.

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m., learn how to download e-books from the library. Open to Milford residents. Bring your electronic reading devices.

Thursday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m., Classic Book Discussion Beowulf.

Monday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., The Affordable Care Act.


The children’s department at Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave., is holding events the next few weeks. For information call: 203-783-3304.

Tuesdays at 10 a.m., preschool story time. For ages 3 and up with caregiver.

Wednesdays at 10 and 11 a.m., Toddler Time. Fingerplays, songs and stories. For ages 2 and under with a caregiver.

Music Together: Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Free demonstration. This is an opportunity for caregivers and children ages 0-5 to share music, instruments and movement together. Children of all abilities are welcome and space is limited. Register or call the Children’s Department at 203-783-3312.

Kids Book Club: Saturday, Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m. There will be activities, refreshments and great books. This month: Wordless books. A picture is worth a thousand words, now it’s up to you to create them. A perfect book club for all reading levels. Grade 3 and up. Register in the Children’s Department.

Packing your backpack: Monday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Packing Your Backpack: Starting the School Year Off Right. Learn some strategies for beginning the school year on a positive note and staying on track, with Maureen Fox M.S., J.D. Special Education Advocate and Professor of Educational Law at SHU.

Family place: E registration is open for the Fall 2013 session. This 4-week playgroup runs Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 10:15-11:30 a.m. For children ages 1-3 and a caregiver.

The workshop features toys, crafts, books and play. Community resource people will be on hand to discuss parenting questions and concerns. Siblings ages 5 and under may attend. Space is limited and registration is required.

Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Library

Dixon Street

Note the change of Thursdays hours at the Woodmont Library, 16 Dixon St. Milford. Thursday: 10 a.m. to noon and 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Call 203-874-5675.

Book group — The Morning Book Discussion Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Library, 16 Dixon Street, at 10 a.m. September’s book is, And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini. The book for October is, It’s Probably Nothing, by Dr. Beach Conger.

The group meets the first Thursday monthly. All are welcome. For more information, call 203-874-5675.

Chess — Chess Club for all ages — Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Learn and/or play. No fee.

Games — Interested in chess, cards, games? Call George, 203-878-3602.

Mah Jongg — Free Mah Jongg classes for beginners, 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Pre-registration required in person at the library, 16 Dixon St. Woodmont, or call 203 874-5675 during library hours. Class size is limited, registration first come, first served.