The Youth Services Department will be continuing a 6-week series of Drop-In Storytime Programs for children ages birth – Grade 3 that began the week of January 4, 2016 and will end the week of February 8, 2016. Please click here to view the Winter Stoytime Flyer for dates and times. To view the monthly Children’s Events Calendar, please clickhere.
SOLD OUT! A Downton Abbey Themed Afternoon Tea is being sponsored by the Friends of the Milford Town Library on Saturday, March 5 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Granite & Quarry Rooms. With the sixth and final season of the beloved drama now airing, affection and excitement are running high. The menu will include delicious specialty teas, mini scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts. Highlighting the afternoon will be a presentation, “Lords, Ladies, & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey” by architectural historian, Curt DiCamillo. Tickets are $15 per person, payable by check to the Friends of the Milford Town Library (FOMTL) and sent to Linda Lyrist, 33 Janock Rd., Milford, MA 01757. February 20th is the RSVP deadline.Reservation Form Should you have questions, please call 508-473-6263.
15-minute reading sessions with Beane, a beautiful and gentle Golden Retriever are available for kids in grades 1-3. Appointments are available on Saturday, February 13th, 20th, and 27th between 10 and 11am . To schedule an appointment, please call the Youth Services Department at 508-473-2145, ext 216. Registration is required.
Beane and his handler have been trained through Dog B.O.N.E.S., an acronym for Dogs Building Opportunities for Nurturing and Emotional Support.
ESL classes begin on Monday, January 25, 2016. Click here for class calendar and sections. Students should bring a notebook and pencil to each class. Open enrollment. New students should attend beginners class first; teachers will recommend appropriate level. Classes are free to all students 16 years and older. No childcare is provided. Questions? Please call 508-473-2145 ext 219.
Once again the AARP will be assisting senior and low income citizens with their Federal and State Income Tax Returns. We are now taking names for appointments beginning February 6 at 9:30am. Appointments will be one hour each, with the last appointment at 1:30pm. All persons wishing to avail themselves of Tax Assistance must remember that only simple tax returns will be prepared. Also there is a form to be filled out at the Information Desk before clients go down to have their taxes prepared. The forms may be filled out when they come in to make their appointments or 10 or 15 minutes before they are due for their scheduled appointment with the Tax preparer. Call the Reference Desk at 508-473-2145 X219 to schedule your Tax Appointment.
The Milford Town Library is participating in the 9th Annual Cradles to Crayons/Boston Bruins PJ Drive beginning February 1 – March 15, 2016
All donations of new PJ’s will be collected in the Children’s Room. This year’s goal is to collect over 6,700 new pajamas to keep children feeling warm, safe, ready to learn and valued. Last year our libraries made a huge difference. Massachusetts libraries represented 58 of 93 participating organizations and collected more than 3,100 of the 6,100 total pairs of pajamas—and that was with record snowstorms! Look for special PJ Storytime programs being offered during the month of February and March in conjunction with the drive. Thank you to all who donated generously last year and helped us keep kids warm!