MILFORD — The following events will take place at the Milford Public Library:
VIEW THE SOLAR ECLIPSE SAFELY WITH FREE SAFETY ECLIPSE GLASSES FROM MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
Experience the eclipse of the sun on Aug. 21, but do so safely, with a pair of eclipse glasses from the Milford Public Library. This total eclipse will be visible in the continental United States for the first time in almost forty years. A total eclipse occurs when the sun is completely hidden by the moon. The total eclipse will only be visible on a narrow track across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. Other countries will not be able to see the total eclipse this time.
Indiana will see a partial eclipse, where the moon covers only a portion of the sun. Any eclipse is dangerous to look at without something to protect your eyes from the sun’s damaging rays.
People interested in viewing the eclipse may pick up a pair of safety eclipse glasses at the library beginning Aug. 14. The glasses are free and given away on a first come, first serve basis. It is estimated that we will be able to view the partial eclipse between 12:58 p.m. and 3:49 p.m. on Aug. 21.
If you are interested in more information about the eclipse, please visit the library and ask for the handouts we will have available. If you miss this eclipse, you will have to wait until April 8, 2024, when the total solar eclipse will go through a different set of states. Don’t miss this very exciting event. For more information, visit the NASA website.
TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS AUG. 12
Teens entering 6 grade through 12 grade are invited to join the teen book club. Come for the lively discussion and stay for the friends and snacks. The club will be discussing their most recent read “Pretenders” by Lisi Harrison, and will decide what to read next. Newcomers are always welcome.
LIBRARY CLOSED FOR STAFF IN-SERVICE AUG. 8
Milford Public Library will close at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, for a staff in-service. Patrons can return items in the drop boxes located on the east side of the building. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 9.
NEW MAGAZINES AVAILABLE NOW
Anyone with an evergreen library card can now check out new magazines including “Magnolia Journal”, “Cottage Journal”, “Do-It-Yourself Magazine” and “HGTV Magazine.” New children’s magazines include “Disney Princess”, “Marvel Superhero Adventures”, “Thomas and Friends”, and “Scooby Doo!”
The following titles will no longer be available due to low circulation numbers: “American Salon”, “Beads and Buttons”, “Boy’s Life”, “Girl’s Life”, “Ranger Rick”, “Tiger Beat”, “Wired”, and “People en Español.”
LOCAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING PRESENTATION AUG. 3
ARK2Freedom Executive Director Kathy Ylostalo will give a presentation on local statistics on human trafficking at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Milford Public Library. Ylostalo will discuss local trends and statistics and inform attendees about fighting human trafficking. This event will last an hour and is free to anyone in the public. For more details, visit ARK2Freedom’s website here.