Library news — July

Milford Public Library

57 New Haven Avenue


Monday, July 7 , 1 p.m. - Genealogy “My favorite Genealogy Websites”

Tuesday, July 1, 2 p.m. - Movie Tuesday, call 203-783-3292 for details

Tuesday, July 1, 7 p.m. - Genealogy “Using Bible Records”

Tuesday, July 8, 2 p.m. - Movie Tuesday Call 203-783-3292 for details

Thursday, July 10, 10 a.m. - Romance Book Discussion - Tempted by his Kiss by Tracy Anne Warren

Thursday, July 10, 2 p.m. - Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease Dr. Scott Williams from the CT Agricultural Extension Service, will discuss the origin of Lyme disease, the risks, and prevention.

Tuesday, July 15 , 2 p.m. - Movie Tuesday, call 203-783-3292 for details

Tuesday, July 15, 7 p.m. - Evening Book Group - The Other Side of the Door by Nicci French

Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m. - Paper Flower Pins, call 203-783-3307 to register

Monday, July 21 , 6 p.m. - The Dog Listener, providing guidance to help you become the decision-maker and “pack leader” so that your dog can come to peace in your world.

Tuesday, July 22, 2 p.m. - Movie Tuesday, call 203-783-3292 for details

Tuesday, July 29, 2 p.m., Movie Tuesday, call 203-783-3292 for details

Tuesday, July 29, 7 p.m., Evening Book Group - The Black Angel by John Connelly

Wednesday, July 30, 6 p.m., Emerging Technologies, an eye-opening look into the technological world of tomorrow.

Thursday, July 31, 10 a.m., Classic Book Discussion - Pere Goriot by Honore de Balzac


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.

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

Summer reading: Sign up in the library.

Summer Reading: Try out our new Evanced online summer reading log for children entering K-5. Keep track of what you read, rate and review your books to share with other summer readers.

Drop-in storytimes: Tuesday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 22 and July 29 at 10 a.m. For ages 4 and up.

Family game night: Tuesday, July 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jenga, Scrabble, Operation and more.

Little Scientists, Magical Magnetism: Wednesday, July 9 at 2 p.m., explore the “magic” properties of magnets. Ages 8 and up. Registration required, begins June 23.

Lego Build-a-thon: Thursday, July 10, at 2:30 p.m. for ages 5 and up. Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program date.

Drama workshops: With Creative Dramatics, Saturday, July 12. The Day the Crayons Quit workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for ages 5-8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory workshop at 1 and 3 p.m. for ages 9 and over. Begins June 23; registration required.

Family movie: Monday, July 14, at 2 p.m. “Everything is Awesome!” Emmet needs to stop an evil mastermind to save his town, but finds he is woefully unprepared to do so.

Wilhelmina Goes Wandering: Tuesday, July 15, at 11 a.m. Meet author, John-Manuel Andriote and hear the incredible story of Wilhelmina, and the friends she made during her five months as a cow on the loose.

Bending Gravity: Monday, July 21, at 2:30 p.m. Watch the masters defy the laws of physics with fast-paced tricks using yo-yos, juggling balls and glow sticks.

Lego Build-a-thon: Thursday, July 24, at 2:30 p.m. for ages 5 and up. Registration begins two weeks before the program date.

Create Your Own I Spy: Wednesday, July 30 at 2 p.m., for ages 8 and up. Inspired by Walter Wick's series of I Spy™ books, create your own unique I Spy™ images using digital photography. Participants are encouraged to bring their own digital cameras.

Animal Embassy: Thursday, July 31, at 11 a.m. The scientific study of zoology comes to life as animals from around the world stop by and visit the library.

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 the second Thursday of this month, July 10 at 10 a.m. at the Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Library, 16 Dixon Street. The book for July is “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt. The book for August is, “The Cutting Season,” by Attica Locke. 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, regiswtration first come, first served.