Library News: January

Milford Public Library

57 New Haven Avenue


Jan. 9 - 10 a.m. - Romance Book Discussion, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas.

Jan. 13 - 2 pm - Movie Monday - Alfred Hitchcock series.

Jan. 14 - 7 pm - Compassion and Choices: Should physicians be able to assist suffering patients at the end of life? A community conversation: Snow date is Jan. 22, 7 p.m.

Jan. 14, 11 a.m. - Word Processing - call 203-783-3292 to register.

Jan. 15 - 3 pm - The Gargoyles of Yale University, with author and photographer Mathew Duman.

Jan. 16 - 10 am - Ct Jobworks - a job networking group.

Jan. 16 - 2 pm - handmade greeting cards. Call 203-783-3307 to register.

Jan. 21 - 7 p.m. - evening book group, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

Jan. 25 - 10 a.m. - Three secrets to preventing disease - a panel on integrated wellness, featuring Dennis Bollier of Woodbridge Wellness Group and Fern Tausig of Healing Hypnosis.

Jan. 27 - 2 p.m. - Movie Monday - Alfred Hitchcock series.

Jan. 29 - 6 p.m. - All About Mobile apps.

Jan. 30 - 10 a.m. - classic book discussion, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf.


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.

Story time: Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. come to the library and enjoy stories, a craft and new friends. For ages 3 and up with a caregiver.

Mondays storytimes are provided in part by Great Beginnings Preschool.

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

Music Together: Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. For caregivers and children ages 0-5 to share music, instruments and movement together. Register or call the Children's Department at 203-783-3312.

Invention Convention: Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. for grades K-2 and 12:30 p.m. for grades three to five. This is the first of a five-session program to prepare students K-5 to participate in the upcoming Milford Invention Convention (Saturday, April 5).

In this introductory session organizers will help the students answer the following questions: What is an inventor? Who is an inventor? Did any famous inventors live in Milford? Students need to come with their imaginations and their parents.

This free series is brought to you by the Milford Education Foundation and the Milford Public Library. For more information or to register your child email

Kids Book Club: Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Bring in a book with a great story to share (fiction, picture book or non-fiction) and let's figure out how to make it into a board game. Grades 3 and up. Register in the Children's Department.

Visit the Library: National Take Your Child to the Library Day is Saturday, Feb. 11.

Sparky’s Puppets presents Stories for Snowy Lands at 11 a.m. Find out what happens when a boastful bear goes ice fishing. Visit a shoemaker's shop on a winter's day when a mysterious visitor comes to call.

Little Scientists at 2 p.m. for ages 6 and up. Ever wonder “Why is It Cold Outside?” Hands- on look at the science of chilly weather. Registration required. Space is limited.

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 discussion: The book for February is, “The Orphan Masters Son,” by Adam Johnson. The group meets the first Thursday of every month. All are welcome. 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.