MILFORD — The following events will take place at the Milford Public Library:
EARN PRIZES AND HELP COMMUNITY WITH ADULT READING PROGRAM
“Build A Better World” this winter by participating in the 2017 Winter Adult Reading Program. For each audiobook listened to, book or ebook read, participants can enter their name into a weekly drawing for a prize. Prizes this year will include gift certificates to Starfish Project and Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen, and Destiny Rescue in North Webster, organizations that help support women and children of poverty and abusive situations. Register now by calling (574) 658-4312 or by stopping at the adult circulation desk.
Since the theme is “Build A Better World,” each month the library will have a different community project for participants to contribute to. This January, participants and community members can donate toiletries for Milford Food Pantry by dropping them off at either circulation desk at Milford Public Library. Anyone is welcome to make a donation, and we will deliver everything to the Milford Food Pantry at the end of January. We will have a new project during February and March for anyone to contribute to.
GAIN ACCESS TO MAGAZINES THROUGH OVERDRIVE
Download magazines not available at the library through Overdrive for free. Read magazines that the library doesn’t have, like “Do It Yourself” magazine or “Quilters Companion”, to get ideas for crafts and home displays. “New York Magazine” and “National Review” are fantastic reads for political and national issues. Journey back to years past through “Reminisce”, a “time capsule” magazine filled with historical stories and photos. Digital titles of magazines the library stocks, including “Air and Space” magazine and “House Beautiful” and “HGTV” magazine, are also available.
Overdrive’s partnership with Nook (from Barnes and Noble) allows magazines to be read through their app, which can be downloaded for free on both Android and Apple devices. For help accessing Overdrive or downloading Nook, give the library a call at (574) 658-4312 or set up an appointment.
WINTER STORYTIME BEGINS THIS FEBRUARY
Story time returns Wednesday, Feb. 1 with stories, crafts, and snacks for preschool-aged children. Join Miss Julie to learn about staying warm this winter with our “Warm and Fuzzy” Story Time session. Story time is at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 7 p.m. on Thursdays. This free program will help children understand the written word and the world they live in while having fun. Parents get to spend quality time with their children without any preparation. Families have the opportunity to explore the library as a free resource for life-long learning. You will meet other parents and children. It’s free. It’s fun, and it’s beneficial. Register your child now.
NEW ITEMS AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY
Newly released movies are now available at the library including “Sully”, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”, “The Accountant”, and “The Light Between Oceans” (released Jan. 14). Other recent arrivals include “Ben Hur” and “Jason Bourne”, now available at the library.
Adults will enjoy these new fiction books,mysteries like “Below the Belt” by Stuart Woods, “Never Never” by James Patterson, and “The Mistress” by Danielle Steel.
New CDs by popular artists include “Purpose” by Justin Bieber, “Beauty Behind the Madness” by The Weeknd, “DNCE” by DNCE, and “Illuminate” by Shawn Mendes.
Brand new graphic novel series hit the shelves this month, including three titles of “Doctor Strange” and “Archie: The New Riverdale”, a new version of America’s favorite teenager. The latest editions of “Deadpool”, “Wolverine”, “Old Man Logan”, “Ms. Marvel”, and “The Woods” are also now available. All teen graphic novels can be found upstairs in the teen area.
Children will enjoy hilarious new picture book “A Well-Mannered Young Wolf” by Jean Leroy and suspenseful middle school tale “Scar Island” by Dan Gemeinhart. They can learn about wildlife with new book “Animals by the Numbers: a book of Infographics” by Steve Jenkins. “A Small Thing…but Big” by Tony Johnston and “Heart to Heart” by Lois Ehlert are both sure to entertain.
Children will love watching new DVDs including “Storks”, “Kubo and the Two Strings”, and “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life”, which are all shelved in the adult eepartment. “Power Rangers Dino Charge: Hero” is located in the children’s department.