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ALL AGES
Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

KIDS
Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

Preschool Storytimes
Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m.
No Storytime October 25

For ages 6 and under. Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a craft.

Pirate Family Literacy Night*
Tuesday, Sept 19th from 6-7 pm.
For families with kids ages 11 and under. ARRRRR you ready for a fun night of reading and writing activities with a pirate theme?! There will also be crafts and snacks. Please call the library to register.

Music & Movement Storytime
Mondays from 6:30-7 p.m.
Sept 25, Oct 9 & 23

For ages 6 and under. Rhymes, stories, floor and lap games, action songs, and dancing.

Build a Better World Program*
Saturday, Sept 30th from 10:30 am-Noon.
For ages 6-11. Friends from the Welty Environmental Center will teach us about recycling, soil conservation, water pollution, and composting through hands-on activities and stories. Space is limited. Please call the library to register.

Destination Pollination*
Tuesday, October 17th from 5-6 pm.
For ages 11 and under. Celebrate our pollinators with stories, poem writing, and crafts. Please call the library to register.

Around the World Crafternoon*
Thursday, Oct 26th from 3-4:30 pm.

For ages 7-11. Spend the afternoon doing crafts that connect us to different places: a blue morpho butterfly from South America, dot painting from Australia, henna hands from India, edible candy sushi from Japan, and more! Please call the library to register.

The SPARK: Bridges & Boats*
Friday, Oct 27th from 10:30-11 am.

For ages 6 and under. First, we’ll read a story. Then we’ll each construct “London Bridge” out of LEGOs. Finally, we’ll build a boat out of foil, and test how much weight it can hold. Please call the library to register.

The SPARK: Nature Science*
Friday, Oct 27th from 11-11:45 am.
For ages 7-11. Leaves, and sticks, and rocks, oh my! We’ll use things in nature to do some cool science and art projects including leaf painting and rock stacking. Please call the library to register.


 

TEENS

Needed: Editorial Board, Design Team & SubmissionsMPL Literary MagazineFor Teens. By Teens.Click for details.Teen Literary Magazine (Volunteer Opportunity)
The Milton Public Library is starting a teen literary magazine that will be written and created for teen by teens. We’re looking to create an editorial board and a design team for the magazine that will be published four times a year. And starting September 1, we’ll be looking for submissions of original prose, poetry, comics, and illustrations. If you’re interested in being a part of the magazine or wanting to submit your work, please visit mplteensblog.tumblr.com/magazine.

SPARK Mentorship (Volunteer Opportunity)*
Have a skill or passion for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)? Want to share what you love with others? Become a SPARK Mentor at the Milton Public Library and create and lead a program in The SPARK, the library’s makerspace. Programs can be for any age and are approximately 45 minutes long. For more information and to submit your idea, please visit https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/mentors/

The SPARK @ MPL: YouPaint*
Saturday, September 23, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
With a blank canvas in front of you and a variety of paint colors, follow along with a YouTube video to create a work of art. Also enjoy a beverage themed around that day’s painting. For ages 12 to 17. Registration required.

Bannned Book Week
September 24 – 30
A selection of young adult books will be covered but featuring quotes from those who wished to see it banned from schools and libraries. Check out the book, not knowing the title, read the book, and complete a short book review. Return the book review by October 13 and pick out a free book and be entered to win a $10.00 gift certificate to Book World. For ages 12 to 17.

Afterhours @ The Library*
Friday, October 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Come to the library afterhours to play video games on the library’s Wii U, computer games such as Drawful and Fibbage, and a variety of board games, including Superfight, Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, and more. Registration is required. For ages 12 to 17.

The SPARK @ MPL: Catch the Bug*
Monday, October 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Learn basic electrical concepts through a physical interactive experience and make a butterfly that roams and explores on the floor. You’ll learn about electrical circuits, currents, voltage, and resistance. Space is limited and registration is required. For ages 13 to 17.

The SPARK @ MPL: YouPaint*
Saturday, October 7, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

With a blank canvas in front of you and a variety of paint colors, follow along with a YouTube video to create a work of art. Also enjoy a beverage themed around that day’s painting. For ages 12 to 17. Registration required.

Pumpkin Chunkin
Saturday, October 14, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Join us for the second annual Pumpkin Chunkin and a day of catapults! Prior to the event, make your own small (8 cubic feet) or large (64 cubic feet) catapult to test it against others! Who will be able to launch pumpkins the farthest? For younger participants, the library will have make-your-own catapults in The SPARK starting at 12:00. Pumpkins will be launched at 12:45 p.m. For a list of catapult rules, please visit https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/.

Stranger Things Halloween Party*
Friday, October 27, 5:30-7:00
Get into the Halloween spirit by celebrating the Netflix’s 80s sci-fit hit. Enjoy a waffle bar, Ouija boards, Dungeon’s & Dragons, experiement with a green screen, listen to some 80s music, and make your own Stranger Things Christmas ornament. Stranger Things costumes encouraged, but others are welcomed as well! For ages 12 to 17. Registration required.


ADULTS
Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

Individual Technology Instruction*
Call the library to register for a half hour or one hour one-on-one instruction on a variety of computer topics, including email, Microsoft Office, computer basics, Overdrive, mobile devices, and more. Please specify your training interest when you register.

Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Wednesday of each month for informal discussions. September’s title is The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.

The SPARK: Essential Oils for Beginners*
Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m.
Jane from Basics Cooperative in Janesville will be here to introduce patrons to the benefits of essential oils. For adults 18 and up. Space is limited. Please register by September 22.

Strings Attached: Knitting & Crocheting Club
Wednesday, October 11, 6 - 8 p.m.
Bring your current knitting, crocheting, or fiber arts project and your supplies. Laugh with people who share a similar interest and lend a helping hand if needed. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Hospice 101*
Monday, October 16 at 6 p.m.
Ever wonder what hospice care is? Or how it can help you or a loved one? And how do you pay for it? Join Valerie Way from Agrace HospiceCare for an informal presentation to answer all your questions. Refreshments will be served. For adults 18 & up. Please register by October 13.

The SPARK: DIY Butterfly Feeder*
Wednesday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m.
Attract butterflies to your backyard with a special feeder made by you! For all ages, however children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, please register.

Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Wednesday of each month for informal discussions. October’s title is Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.
November 15 - Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen

The SPARK: Photography Basics*
Wednesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.
Interested in taking better photographs but not sure where to begin? Get started with some tips and tricks from Lee Ann Hare, local professional photographer. For adults 18 and up. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal cameras. Registration required by October 18.

SPARK Mentorship (Volunteer Opportunity)*
Have a skill or passion for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)? Want to share what you love with others? Become a SPARK Mentor at the Milton Public Library and create and lead a program in The SPARK, the library’s makerspace. Programs can be for any age and are approximately 45 minutes long. For more information and to submit your idea, please visit https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/mentors/

 

 
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