Milford Library News: May

Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Avenue
May 11 - 7 p.m. - Gardening Series - Using Native Plants to Enhance Wildlife Habitats
May 12 - 11 a.m. - Computer class - Mobile Apps
May 12 - 2 p.m. - Movie
May 13 - 12:15 p.m. - TED Talk
May 14 - 10 a.m. - Romance Book Discussion
May 18 - 7 p.m. - Bullying - a community conversation with Detective Richard T.Frawley representing the Milford Police Department, Christie Roche and Mindy Natale representing Milford Youth and Family Services, Teresa Ferraro representing The Connection, Inc., and John Scalice representing the Milford Public Schools.
May 19 - 2 p.m. - Movie
May 19 - 7 p.m. - Evening Book Discussion -
May 20 - 12:15 - TED talk
May 20 - 6 p.m. - Computer class - Introduction to Microsoft Word
May 21 - 10 a.m. - JobWorks
May 27 - 12:15 - TED talk
May 28 - 10 a.m. - Classic Book Group - Howard's End by E.M. Forster
Children’s Department
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. Stories and a craft. For ages 3 and up with a caregiver.                             
Toddler time   Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. For ages 2 and under with a caregiver.
Kind storytimes — Tuesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. In honor of One City One Story initiative.
One City, One Story — Monday, May 11 at 6 p.m., Wonder Book Club for Kids. Snacks, activities and discussion to celebrate Auggie and his story. Call 203-783-3312 or stop by the Children's Department to register.
Creative Writing — Wednesday, May 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Creative Writing Club for Tweens, ages 9-13. In honor of One City, One Story, there will be “Wonder”-ful prompts and activities. ALL skill levels are welcome. Call 203-783-3312 to register.
The Invisible Boy  Saturday, May 16, at 11 a.m. The Invisible Boy: Brian’s Sidewalk Chalk Extravaganza. Brian has always felt invisible at school, but his colors shine through when a new student arrives. Read the story and then fill the library sidewalks with colorful chalk-art.
Chess Club — Tuesday, May 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., sponsored by Milford's Promise and The Milford Police Union, the Chess Club is for players of all levels from kindergarten to high school to play in a relaxed and non-competitive environment. Sets will be provided (or you may bring your own). Instruction for beginners is available. The club will meet the second Tuesday of the month. Register by calling 203-783-3312.
Stay and Play Thursday — Thursday, May 14 and May 28 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.
Horseshoe Crabs: Project limulus — Wednesday, May 27 at 7 p.m.  Learn about horseshoe crabs. Find out how all ages can be part of Project Limulus, a community-based effort to help protect the horseshoe crab and the Long Island Sound Ecosystem.
Creative Writing — Wednesday, May 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Creative Writing Club for Tweens, ages 9-13. In honor of One City, One Story, there will be “Wonder”-ful prompts and activities. ALL skill levels are welcome. Call 203-783-3312 to register.
Paws to Read   Saturday, May 30 at 2:30 p.m. For children in grades K-5.  Kids are invited to read out loud to dogs. Space is limited and registration is required. All therapy dogs and their handlers are certified through Reading Assistance Education Dogs (R.E.A.D).
Ellen Aftamonow
Woodmont Library
Dixon Street
The Woodmont Library, 16 Dixon Street, is open 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, May 7, 10:30 a.m. at the Ellen Aftamonow Woodmont Library. The book for May is The Children Act, by Ian McEwan. The book for June is The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.
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.