Grail Mania: A 21st Century Re-telling of a 12th Century Heresy

Tuesday June 9, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


The Troubadours sang of it; courtly knights quested for it; Monty Python laughed at it. The Chalice beckons through the mists of pre-history to bind us in its intrigue still. Our fascination with this symbol is alive and well in New Hampshire. In this talk and re-telling by Diana Durham we get to understand why the young knight Perceval’s quest for the grail has as much meaning today as when the story was first told centuries ago.

Diana Durham is a New Hamshire Humanities Scholar with an M.A. from the University College of London (U.K.) and author of the book The Return of King Arthur: Completing the Quest for Wholeness and two books of poetry, Sea of Glass and To the End of the Night.

Copy of NHHClogoThis program is funded by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

This program will be presented at the Milford Town Hall Banquet Room. Use the Middle Street entrance next to the old ambulance bays and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

 

Market Research? Job Search? Looking for an Old Friend? Use AtoZdatabases!

Thursday June 18, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM


This business and residential directory freely available to Wadleigh Library cardholders and the Milford Community helps entrepreneurs conduct prospecting, helps students complete market studies, helps job seekers research potential employers, and even has a resume template available for creating an updated resume. Search by geographic location, business size, type of business, and more.

Christine Smailys from AtoZdatabases will provide an in depth look at the features and functionality of this multifaceted database.

 

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie

Wednesday May 27, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie is an exploration of one of New Hampshire’s least known mountain lists, the “52 With a View”. It’s a hiking story unlike any other, as Dan Szczesny takes on the task of turning a determined, urban elementary child into an experienced back-woods hiker, and in the process finds that sometimes the most important lessons are the ones that she teaches him.

Through snow, storms, slugs and long miles over the state’s beautiful and challenging terrain, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie is a journey and meditation on the transforming power of friendship, commitment and the meaning of family.

Dan Szczesny is a long-time journalist and author living in New Hampshire.

Sign up today!

Downloadable magazines @your library!

nookperiodicalsThe New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium now offers free digital magazines, officially known as “Nook Periodicals,” as well as the current collection of eBooks and audiobooks!

You will need to have a Nook app on your device, registered to a Barnes & Noble account.  Click here for more detailed information about using downloadable magazines.

Or, browse the new magazines here!

Social Networking Workshop

Wednesdays
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM


SocialNetworkingA Free Workshop only at the Wadleigh Library in Milford

Learn more about Social Networking, its trends, cyber security, how to sell yourself, and the hardware that makes it all happen. Class instruction will be free form and driven by participants.

Topics include: Introduction to Social Networking, Linkedin, Basic Cyber-Security, Know Your Service Provider … and More

Get informed in a fun atmosphere. Ask questions in person with an educated instructor who knows the issues. Walk out smarter, more savvy and with information you can use.

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

Learn a Language Today!

transparentlanguageMilford cardholders have unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Write or speak your answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Learn on your own time, at your own pace in the library, in the comfort of your own home, or on the go with Byki Mobile for the iPhone® and Android™.

Click Research and then Language Learning or visit library.transparent.com/wadleighnh to begin! Please ask us if you have any questions.

Train and Practice for the SAT, GRE, PSAT and other tests

Log in to Learning Express, a service provided to Milford cardholders like YOU, and take practice tests so that testing day is easier on you.

Learning Express provides practice standardized tests, tutorial courses, and resume and cover letter composition. It is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help you succeed on academic or licensing tests such as the SAT, GED, GRE, Commercial Driver’s License Exam, U.S. Citizenship, and so much more. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Provided by the Wadleigh Memorial Library.

To use this database, you must first create a user account with your library card number as your Username.

Lego Party

yellow-90869_640Thursday May 21, 2015
4:00 PM until 6:00 PM


Come join us every third Thursday for an amazing Lego building party!  All you need to bring is your imagination, we provide the rest!

Evening Book Group

Tuesday May 26, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM
Our selection this month is Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden

“With compassion and sensitivity, Beautiful Child takes the reader into a world where unfailing patience and dogged determination don’t always yield tangible results but where the few and hard-won victories can be life-changing. Hayden describes stories that point to progress and hope.” Chicago Tribune

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers are always welcome.

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie

Wednesday May 27, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie is an exploration of one of New Hampshire’s least known mountain lists, the “52 With a View”. It’s a hiking story unlike any other, as Dan Szczesny takes on the task of turning a determined, urban elementary child into an experienced back-woods hiker, and in the process finds that sometimes the most important lessons are the ones that she teaches him.

Through snow, storms, slugs and long miles over the state’s beautiful and challenging terrain, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie is a journey and meditation on the transforming power of friendship, commitment and the meaning of family.

Dan Szczesny is a long-time journalist and author living in New Hampshire.

Sign up today!

Older posts «

» Newer posts