Library News Schedule: May 2014

Milford Public Library

57 New Haven Avenue


May 1 at 10 a.m. - Romance Book Discussion - a visit by Joan Wolf, a Milford author

May 5 1 at 1 p.m. - Genealogy - “Researching at the Godfrey Genealogy Library”

May 6 at 7 p.m. - Genealogy - “Using World Vital Records”

May 12 at 2 p.m. - Movie Monday - a new film starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson

May 13 at 11 a.m. - Basic Computing - call 203-783-3292 to register

May 14 at 2 p.m. - United Illuminating Presents Energy Saving Tips Workshop

May 19 at 2 p.m. - Movie Monday - A new film starring Robert Redford

May 19 at 6:30 p.m. - Inequality for All - An Investigation of the Income Gap in America

May 20 at 7 p.m. - Evening Book Group - Crazy in Alabama by Mark Childress

May 21 at 6 p.m. - Introduction to Word Processing - call 203-783-3292 to register

May 22 at 10 a.m. - CT Jobworks - a job networking group

May 22 at 2 p.m. - Young at Heart Bell and Chime Choir

May 28 at 2 p.m. - Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

May 29 at 10 a.m. - Classic Book Discussion - 2 by Tennessee Williams (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire)


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.

Preschool 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.

Monday's storytimes are provided in part by Great Beginnings Preschool.

Toddler time: Wednesdays at 10 and 11 a.m. Share fingerplays, songs and stories. For ages 2 and under with a caregiver.

Stay and play Thursday: Thursdays, May 8 and May 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by the library and play board games, build with LEGOs, do a simple art activity or play floor puzzles.

Traveling Troupe: ACES Educational Center for the Arts Theatre for Young Audiences Traveling Troupe presents Folktales from Around the World, Saturday, May 10 at 11:30 a.m.…in which a tale from China teaches us we are all one, an Indian tale shows us what happens between the tiger and the brahman and a Native American story explains how Rainbow Crow saves the world.

Music Together: Wednesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. Come experience the joy of family music with a free demonstration of the Music Together program. This is an opportunity for caregivers and children ages 0-5 to share music, instruments and movement. 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, May 10, 2:30 p.m. for grades 2 and up. This month share Fractured Fairy Tales. Ever hear of The Runaway Tortilla? Cinder Edna? Goldilocks and the Three Martians? Kids will also storyboard their own unique spin on favorite stories. This book club is suitable for all reading levels. Register in the Children's Department.

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 Morning Book Discussion Group will meet Thursday, May 1, 10 a.m. at the Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Library, 16 Dixon St. The book for May is, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by Rebecca Skloot. The book for June is, “Mrs. Poe,” by Lynn Cullen. 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.