Library News

Milford Public Library
Children’s Department
The Stonewall Speakers — In the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club located in Greenwich Village in New York City.  The Stonewall Rebellion served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.

To mark the 50th anniversary of this historic event, and to celebrate Pride month, Milford Pride, Milford Speaks Out, My State My Voice, and Milford Public Library they will host Stonewall Speakers, a program of the Connecticut Stonewall Foundation, Inc.

This is an all-volunteer speaker's bureau comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender people and their allies. Speakers will include two or more panelists and combine personal life stories with a question and answer session.

The program will be held on June 22, at 2 p.m., in Milford Library’s program room. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

Legend Of The Shooting Star — Wednesday June 26, at 10 a.m., for ages 4-6 and 11 a.m., for ages 7-10. Coyote wants to discover the secrets of the heavens, but instead finds a way to make beautiful pictures with the stars in the sky. Join Creative Dramatics for fun theater games and storytelling. Register now.

3D Printing Demonstration — Demonstration of 3D printing with an Ultimaker 2+ 3D printer on Thursday July 11, at 7 p.m. A short historical overview will be presented along with a look at current and future 3D printing technologies and their uses. PLA filament will be loaded into the printer and a small print will be made for the demonstration.

Evernote — Overview of the note taking app Evernote. Big ideas, little details, and everything in between. Anything that matters to you can be captured in a note; everything from webpages to photos and text, so that you have easy access when you need it later on. Saturday, July13, at 2:15 p.m., and join the discussion.

Chocolate Make and Take — The Young Adult Department is hosting a free chocolate workshop, Chocolate Make and Take. Come learn about how chocolate is made and try your own dipping and decorating. Kim Larkin, a licensed chocolatier and owner of Klassic Kreations, will be demonstrating her expertise on Wednesday, July 17, at 3 p.m.

This event is only for students entering grades 6 through 12 as part of the lineup of “A Universe of Stories” events for summer reading. Call to register; space is limited.

Allergy warning: chocolate used in program is produced in a facility that uses tree nuts, cookies with gluten and coconut.

Onigiri Anime Club — For teens ages 13 and up. The Young Adult Librarian will show various anime, and offer an opportunity for fans to discuss anime, manga, and Japan. The club meets on the third Thursday of every month. Snacks will be served.

Sign up for Thursday, July 18, from 6-7:30 p.m.

Galaxy Craft — Free arts & crafts-making event, to go with the summer reading theme “A Universe of Stories”. All supplies will be provided. Tuesday, July 23, at 10:20 a.m.

This event is only for students entering grades 6 through 12. Call to register; space is limited; teen volunteer hours are available for this event.

Makerspace Open House: Welcome to The Brain Station — Open house for the library’s makerspace, The Brain Station on Saturday, July 27, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stop in to see the 3D printer printing, or use the green screen to make composite images, or learn about circuit design by using Snap Circuits or littleBits.

If robots are more your style, come on down and use Ozobots to learn some basic computer programming or just have some fun with our Sphero robots … and more.

Onigiri Mini — The Young Adult Department is hosting a free event called Onigiri Mini. Pokemon trainers, manga artists (mangaka), and anime fans are all welcome. American and Japanese snacks will be provided. July 31, at 6 p.m.

This event is geared for older tweens ages 10 and up. Call register; space is limited; teen volunteer hours are available for this event.