For those who missed the first two Science Fair Help Sessions offered by The Milford Public Library, the library will be hosting additional workshops on Feb. 4 and 7 to assist student’s with their project displays. Students wishing for some extra assistance may bring boards, titles and project information and Miss Tina and Miss Julie will help them put together a colorful, organized board. Don’t wait until the night before your project is due.
Plan to attend one of the four workshops scheduled in January and February. Call the library at 574-658-4312 for more information.
Community Book Read
The Community Book Read is for residents of Kosciusko County. This year’s book selection is My Antonia by Willa Cather. This beloved American classic is narrated by Jim Burden remembering his early years by writing about his friend, Antonia Shimerda, a Bohemian immigrant.
The story begins as the 10-year old orphan Jim travels by train from Virginia to his grandparent’s home in Nebraska. Cather explores themes of time, death, youth and friendship in the novel. Children grow and lose their innocence while the frontier becomes productive but fenced. The novel centers on childhood memories and friendships and the changes these friendships undergo from childhood through adulthood.
Free copies of My Antonia can be found in the bright yellow bin in the teen area of the Milford Public Library. Please take, read and enjoy the book. Return the book to the bin so someone else may read it. The books will be available until March.
A free digital download of the book is available at Amazon.com. You can download the book on to your e-book reader or computer. Readers may also read the entire book online at http://www.willacather.org. Please plan to attend the Milford Public Library’s book discussion of My Antonia on at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11. Light refreshments will be served.
Winter Preschool Story Time
Let’s get ready for winter Preschool Story Time. Sign-up is underway. Miss Tina and Miss Julie will read stories, do finger plays, make a craft and a snack at each story time. Story Time will be offered on at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday from Feb. 6 to March 13, as well as at 7 p.m. every Thursday from Feb. 7 to March 14.
News from Friends of the library
The Milford Community Cookbooks are on the way! The books will be available at the library. Keep checking for arrival date! The Friends of the Library also have a continual book sale downstairs in the meeting room. Donations are still being collected.