The Boys in the Boat – The Rest of the Story

Tuesday October 17, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


George Yeomans Pocock’s great-nephew, James Pocock, will speak about his personal memories of his great uncle, the development of the sport of rowing in America, and will tell many rich stories that are omitted in Daniel Brown’s book, The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Jim Pocock grew up in a family of racing shell builders that goes back four generations. His grandfather, Dick Pocock, built shells exclusively for Yale University for 40 years, and his great uncle, George Pocock, supplied every other college in America from his shop in Seattle. All together, these brothers built 21 Olympic gold medal winning boats, including every gold medal winning 8 oared shell from 1920 – 1956.

This presentation will take place in the Banquet Hall in Milford Town Hall. Please use the Middle Street entrance and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.  Sign up today!

Introduction to Zentangle

Sunday October 22, 2018   Registration required by Friday October 20. Space is limited.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Zentangle® is a fun, relaxing method of creating beautiful images by repeating simple patterns just one stroke at a time. It supports relaxation, focus, inspiration, and a sense of well-being and offers artistic satisfaction for people of all ages and abilities. No experience or artistic ability is required… if you can write your name, you can create beautiful Zentangle designs!

This beginner class will provide you with an understanding of the Zentangle method and will introduce you to the basic steps needed to begin your journey towards creating beautiful art. Students will be immersed in creating Zentangle “tiles” and will leave with everything needed to continue practicing at home.     Register Today!

 

Walkways under construction

The library will be undergoing some minor construction next week (Sept. 18-22).  The walkways near the parking lot doors will be replaced so that this entryway remains handicapped accessible.

The library will remain open but you may need to use the main street entrance or lower front entrance (our other handicapped entrance).

Teen & Tween Yoga

Thursday, September 21, 2017
3 PM until 4 PM


Build strength and flexibility in both body and mind while having fun in this hour-long yoga class for teens & tweens in grades 6-12.

Registration required.  This class is for grades 6-12.  Please arrive dressed in comfortable clothes you can move in (no jeans!).  Mats & water will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!


Location: Keyes Meeting Room

Teen Painting Party

Tuesday September 26, 2017
3:00 PM until 4:00 PM


Help change up the look of the teen area of the library!  For fall we’ll be creating paintings of our favorite book and inspirational quotes.  Canvas, paint, stencils and other supplies will be provided.  The paintings will hang in the teen area until our next painting party.

Sign up now!  This program is for teens in grades 6-12.


Location: Keyes Meeting Room

Readers Theatre

Wednesday September 27, 2017
6:00 PM until 7:00 PM


Calling all actors! Join Miss Tanya for theatre games, improv, and stage fun! The reader’s theater strategy blends a child’s desire to perform without the pressure of memorizing lines! Reader’s Theater offers an entertaining and engaging way of improving reading fluency and enhancing comprehension in a new and exciting way!

For grades 2-5. No registration necessary!

Teen Book Lovers Book Club

Monday September 18 2017
3:30 PM until 4:30 PM


This is an “any book” book club.  Come discuss what book you’re loving or even what book you’re hating!  We’ll have a snack and do some bookish activities while we chat.

This book club is for teens in grades 6-12. We will meet on the third Monday each month, from 3:30-4:30 pm.


Location: Conference Room

Young Writers

Monday September 25, 2017
4:30 PM until 5:30 PM


Learning to write is one of the most important skills a child can learn!  Children have a natural enthusiasm for writing—as a way to express themselves. We will be working cooperatively on most projects with a lot of positive reinforcement.  The focus will be on creativity and not necessarily the mechanics of writing.                 For grades 1 & 2.

No registration required.

Yoga Time

Saturday September 23, 2017
9:30 AM until 10:15 AM


Join us to strengthen your body and mind! We’ll be combining books and yoga for some flexible fun.  Breath like the ocean, stack like Legos or become a warrior as you learn new poses and make new friends!  Yoga and meditation are proven to help manage stress, gain flexibility, improve ability to focus, and give a sense of overall wellbeing.  Wear comfy clothing you can move in!

For grades K-5. No registration required.

The Boys in the Boat – The Rest of the Story

Tuesday October 17, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


George Yeomans Pocock’s great-nephew, James Pocock, will speak about his personal memories of his great uncle, the development of the sport of rowing in America, and will tell many rich stories that are omitted in Daniel Brown’s book, The Boys in the Boat : Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Jim Pocock grew up in a family of racing shell builders that goes back four generations. His grandfather, Dick Pocock, built shells exclusively for Yale University for 40 years, and his great uncle, George Pocock, supplied every other college in America from his shop in Seattle. All together, these brothers built 21 Olympic gold medal winning boats, including every gold medal winning 8 oared shell from 1920 – 1956.

This presentation will take place in the Banquet Hall in Milford Town Hall. Please use the Middle Street entrance and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.  Sign up today!

Introduction to Zentangle

Sunday October 22, 2018   Registration required by Friday October 20. Space is limited.

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Zentangle® is a fun, relaxing method of creating beautiful images by repeating simple patterns just one stroke at a time. It supports relaxation, focus, inspiration, and a sense of well-being and offers artistic satisfaction for people of all ages and abilities. No experience or artistic ability is required… if you can write your name, you can create beautiful Zentangle designs!

This beginner class will provide you with an understanding of the Zentangle method and will introduce you to the basic steps needed to begin your journey towards creating beautiful art. Students will be immersed in creating Zentangle “tiles” and will leave with everything needed to continue practicing at home.     Register Today!

 

Holiday Closing

The library will be closed

Saturday, September 2

Sunday, September 3

Monday, September 4

in observance of Labor Day.

 

We will resume our regular hours (including Sundays) on Tuesday, Sept. 5

 

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