Milford Public Library Announcements

Laura Arford works on decorating her DIY sippy cup at the Milford Public Library over Christmas break.  The library had different crafts for the kids to make each day.  The library also has a craft day every second Tuesday of each month for "After School is Cool" Program at 3:30 pm.   (Photo provided)

Laura Arford works on decorating her DIY sippy cup at the Milford Public Library over Christmas break. The library had different crafts for the kids to make each day. The library also has a craft day every second Tuesday of each month for “After School is Cool Program” at 3:30 pm.
(Photo provided)

E-reader workshop

Did Santa bring a new e-reader for Christmas but you need some help learning how to use it? The Milford Public Library staff is offering a workshop on Monday, Jan. 13, to help you unravel the mysteries of an e-Reader. The workshop is offered at 7 p.m. Bring your devices and cords and the staff will be happy to assist you in learning how to use your new e-Reader.

Winter Adult Reading Program

Adults age 18 and up are invited to join the Winter Adult Reading Club. This year’s Club began on Jan. 2, and continues until March 31. Enter weekly drawings for fun prizes! This year’s theme is literary elements. Enjoy books, movies and other stuff related to science. Check out Orson Scott Card’s The Gate Thief. Browse through Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. Watch the latest Star Trek movie, Star Trek: Into Darkness. Pick up a copy of this year’s Community Book Read, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck or any other classic you missed reading in high school. Chill out and read!

Updates to the Library

The teen area has taken on a new and improved look. Thanks to the carpentry skills of Rex Miller, we now have a beautiful window seat! Now teens have an inviting area to sit and relax while reading their favorite book or magazine. In addition to the window seat, we have added a sleek coffee table and pouf seats for added comfort. Stop by and see it soon!

Work it By Kaitlyn Arford

Many make it a goal to lose weight or eat healthier after the holiday season or for a New Year’s resolution. However, any time of year can be the perfect time to become a healthier version of you. Milford Public Library has materials available to help you on this journey.

Fitness classes take time and money. For a more flexible option that includes guided exercises with trainers, try fitness DVDs. Louise Solomon’s Yoga and PilatesThe Biggest Loser: The WorkoutThe Firm: The 500 Calorie Workout and Yoga Body Burn are a small sample of fitness DVDs available at the library. These titles and more can be found in the 600 section of our DVD collection.

Dance off extra pounds with the Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation DVD set. This program provides a diverse workout, including routines for flat abs, toning muscles and an express 20 minutes workout. Ask for this item at the adult circulation desk.

Those who prefer to create their own exercise routine can use books. A few titles include Jumpstart to Skinny: the simple three week plan for supercharged weight loss and Chubster: a hipster’s guide to losing weight while staying cool. Fitness books can be found under Dewey Decimal 600 classification.

Healthy eating is an essential part of any fitness program.  The collection of over fifty cookbooks in the 641 section of adult nonfiction offers recipes that make eating healthy delicious and easy. Good Housekeeping Easy Gluten-free: healthy and delicious recipes for every meal and Salad for Dinner: simple recipes for salads that make a meal are only two cookbooks available that are dedicated to healthy recipes.

For more motivation, reward yourself with an hour of reading a library book after an hour of working out. Listening to audiobooks or watching movies during a workout can also make sweating more fun. The Milford Public Library staff is willing to help you locate any of the materials mentioned in this article, as well as anything else you may need.

After School Is Cool

Join Miss Shari at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 14, and make a yummy penguin treat and craft. Miss Heidi will be playing games at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21.  If you love to play games, now is your chance.  Bring a new friend to any after school is cool program and receive a free candy bar for you and your friend!

Knitting Club

The afternoon knitting club will meet on from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17, in the adult department. Start 2014 off right with a new knitting project. Brrrrrr its cold outside! Knit yourself a warm and comfy scarf or a pair of cozy winter socks.  Club members are happy to help you learn to knit or complete a project you have started.

Ongoing Book Sale

The friends of the library will continue to have their ongoing book sale every day the library is open. Donations are always welcome. Drop your slightly used books, videos, CD’s or DVD’s off in the meeting room.

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