Library News — Milford Public Library


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

“Out and About With Artist Betty Geller,” an art display, will be on exhibit at the Milford Library through the month of April during library regular hours. Geller is a Milford resident who has studied with Gale Bennett in Giverny, France and attended many workshops in the USA.  She has received various awards.

May 15: 7 p.m., Friends Annual Meeting, a brief meeting and election of officers will be followed by a presentation by Ed Dorso, filmographer,  who will show film  footage and discuss the ecology of Charles Island. All are welcome.

May 16: 3 p.m. Origami Flowers. Call 203-783-3307 to register. Class size is limited.  All materials provided. Funded by the Friends of Milford Library.

May 21: 7 p.m., Evening Adult Book Group, Homicide in Hardcover, by Kate Carlisle.

May 28: 7 p.m., Become a U.S. Citizen, co-sponsored by the Literacy Center of Milford, Milford Public Library, and Immigration Services of Hartford

May 29: 6 - 7 p.m., E-books, Milford residents are invited to learn how to download e-books from the library. This free service is available if you have a current library card.  Bring your device, whether Kindle fire, Nook, or iPad, and we'll help you set up an account and get you started.

May 30: 10 a.m., Classic Book Group, Sophie's Choice by William Styron


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.

Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. is preschool storytime. Come to the library and enjoy stories, a craft and new friends. For ages 3 and up with a caregiver. Monday’s program is provided by the Junior Woman’s Club of Milford and The Literacy Center of Milford. Tuesday’s program is provided by the Milford Public Library.

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. is toddler time. For ages 2 and under with a caregiver

Art — On Saturday, April 27, at 2 p.m. Diane Podrat will present watercolor painting.   Podrat is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, and taught art in Branford for 34 years.  She has studied watercolor with recognized artists, and is the recipient of numerous awards.

Book club — Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. Activities, refreshments an books.  Bring your favorite graphic novel. Grade 3 and up. Register in the Children's Department.

Cook and create — with educator Meta Evans, Monday April 22, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; kids ages 8-12. Read a recipe, use and identify kitchen utensils and prepare (and eat) an easy, healthy snack. Special Earth Day creations include “dirt cups” and sunshine smoothies. Registration is required. Sign up in the Children's Department

Folktales — Three short plays, Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. Actors from the Educational Center for the Arts Magnet High School in New Haven present three traditional stories for kids and families from around the world: Forever Mountain from Japan, Leopard's Noisy Drum from Africa and The Maharajah Is Bored from India.  Recommended for children in grades 1-4. 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.