LIGHTS OUT AT THE LIBRARY
Join us from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, for the annual “Lights Out at the Library!” This year’s theme is “2017…Time to Celebrate!” 2017 marks special anniversaries for several well-known books, movies, musicians and authors. For example, did you know that the first “Star Wars” movie is celebrating its 40th anniversary? “Star Wars: Episode 4: A New Hope” was released on May 25, 1977. Little did George Lucas know that his movie would entertain generations of fans for more than 40 years. Beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder would have celebrated her 150th birthday on Feb. 7 of this year. Wilder’s books inspired the television series, “Little House on the Prairie,” which is still in syndication today. Did you love the “Where’s Waldo” books? The first book was published May 16, 1987, 30 years ago. People enjoyed looking for Waldo in all kinds of situations. These are just a few of the pop culture icons we will celebrate on Halloween. Line up for the tour at the Main Street doors. About 15 people will go on the tour at a time. Father Time will be our guide. Any child completing the tour will be given a Halloween treat. Mark your calendars to come to our most popular program of the year.
TEEN READ WEEK
Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms – books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more! It is also a great time to encourage teens to become regular library users. Strong reading skills are more critical than ever because they translate into better performance at school and better preparedness for careers. This is why it is important to take advantage of Teen Read Week and show teens that reading is a fun and relaxing activity they can do for free.
Milford Public Library invites teens, parents and other concerned community members to visit the library during Teen Read Week, Oct. 8-14. Teens who visit will be able to enter a drawing for a prize. The drawing will be on Friday, Oct. 13 – will that day be lucky for you?
2017 Teens’ Top Ten voting is finally open. Now through Oct. 14, teens are able to vote for their favorite titles amongst the 26 nominees. Milford Public Library has all 26 titles. Some are displayed in the teen area of the library. Go towww.ala.org/teenstopten to vote. The voting site is hosted again this year by DOGObooks. Encourage your teens to read and vote for their favorites. You can visit our Teens’ Top Ten site for an annotated list of the nominees and more information.
LAPSIT CONTINUES TUESDAYS IN OCTOBER
Milford Public Library’s youngest patrons are invited to a free, 20 minute program that teaches children about literature through songs, stories and sensory activities. Those bringing their little ones don’t need a library card. “Lapsit” will meet at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays during the month of October. We will meet in the meeting room. Please sign up at the children’s circulation desk or call (574) 658-4312.
OCTOBER ADULT CRAFT NIGHT
The next Adult Craft Night at the library is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9. Register beginning Oct. 2 to make a mini grooved pumpkin trio. The class is limited to six people, and the cost for making the craft is $10, due at registration. We will have a set on display at the adult circulation desk on Oct. 2. Sign up and bring a friend for a fun, relaxing evening of crafting.
KIDS LEARN FIRE SAFETY AT STORY TIME OCT. 11 AND 12
Children at “story time” Oct. 11 and 12 will learn about fire safety just in time for National Fire Prevention Week. “Story time” is a free program that introduces children to the written word and the world they live in. Children will make a fire hydrant snack.
Parents, caregivers and children do not need a library card to participate. Sessions are available on Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 7 p.m. Register your child now at the children’s circulation desk or by calling 658-4312.
TEEN BOOK CLUB MEETS OCT. 14
Teens in grades six through 12 are invited to join the Teen Book Club at 1 p.m. on Oct. 14. Teens this month are reading “The List” by Siobhan Vivian. Newcomers are always welcome. Call 658-4312 for more information.
LEGO CREW MEETS OCT. 14
Children and teens older than age 4 can build with Legos during the next Lego Crew from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Oct. 14. Milford Public Library’s Lego Crew encourages STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and creativity skills. This free program is available to those with and without library cards.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY RUMMAGE SALE
The Friends of the Milford Public Library will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Harvest with a Heart. The friends will accept donations at Harvest with a Heart (201 S Higbee St, Milford) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12.