Grades 2 & 3 Book Group

Monday October 2, 2017
6:00 PM until 7:00 PM


Book Groups are a great place to make new friends while engaging in activities that are geared toward establishing a love of reading.  Come talk about books, play a game or make a fun project and enjoy a snack.

For students in grades 2 & 3.

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!

 

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 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!

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.

Idea to Invention: How to Become a Maker

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


Join Jason Clark to explore 3D Printing, microcontroller programming (Arduino, Raspberry Pi), basic mechanical design, robotics and more.

Depending on interest, potential projects include creating an automatic plant watering unit, a mini robot arm, a line following robot, a ghost detector, or a metal detector. Learn to think like an inventor. For ages 10 and up.

Jason is a lifelong Milford resident with 20 years of experience in prototype design and fabrication.  His latest project is a device that can measure blood sugar without a blood sample!  His projects vary wildly…  from automated bird feeders to temperature measuring robots.  His favorite part of any day is helping someone to the “ah-ha” moment, the point when an idea clicks.

Knit 1, Crochet 2

1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM


Are you looking for other yarn addicts? Do your Monday nights seem dull? Look no further! Join us for a drop-in stitch-fest on the 1st Monday of each month.  Bring your project in & be inspired; if you’re a beginner, your local craft store can help you select a project & requisite supplies. There will be no formal instruction but ‘knitwits’ are a helpful bunch and love indoctrinating the uninitiated into the cult of knitting.


Location: Keyes Meeting Room

AARP Fraud Watch: Top Frauds and Scams

Wednesday September 6, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Scams and frauds rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. AARP NH has in excess of 225,000 members, so it has the best opportunity to get out into the public with talks about how to deal with frauds and scams.  Americans 65 and older are more likely to be targeted and 34% more likely to lose money once targeted than those Americans in their 40’s.  Every 3 seconds someone’s identity is stolen.  2015 data shows that 13.1 million Americans were victims of fraud, resulting in 15 billion dollars stolen.  Total identity fraud in the past 6 years is $112 billion, which is an average of $35,600 stolen per minute.  Staggering!  This AARP Top Frauds and Scams Presentation will tell how to identify frauds, how to avoid frauds, and what to do should you become a victim.  Norma Boyce has been with the AARP Fraud Watch speakers group since its inception in the spring of 2010, and has spoken to many various groups, large and small,  across Southern NH in that time.  REGISTER TODAY!

Idea to Invention: How to Become a Maker

Thursday, September 14, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


Join Jason Clark to explore 3D Printing, microcontroller programming (Arduino, Raspberry Pi), basic mechanical design, robotics and more.

Depending on interest, potential projects include creating an automatic plant watering unit, a mini robot arm, a line following robot, a ghost detector, or a metal detector. Learn to think like an inventor. For ages 10 and up.

Jason is a lifelong Milford resident with 20 years of experience in prototype design and fabrication.  His latest project is a device that can measure blood sugar without a blood sample!  His projects vary wildly…  from automated bird feeders to temperature measuring robots.  His favorite part of any day is helping someone to the “ah-ha” moment, the point when an idea clicks.

TED Talk: Nationalism vs. Globalism: the New Political Divide

Wednesday August 9, 2017
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


How do we make sense of today’s political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. This is the first of a series of TED Dialogues, seeking a thoughtful response to escalating political divisiveness. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson.  Sign Up Today!

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