MILFORD — The Milford Public Library will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the book “Frankenstein,” by Mary Shelly throughout the month of March.
The festivities will include the watching of several cinematic favorites. The library will show a Frankenstein movie every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. in March. Anyone can attend these programs and enjoy free refreshments.
The library is showing the 1935 classic film about Frankenstein getting married on Thursday, March 15. Comic duos (Lou Costello and Bud Abbott) make a delivery to a house of horrors museum on Thursday, March 22. Finally, for the last evening on March 29, attendees will enjoy a family friendly animated film about chipmunks meeting Frankenstein. No library card needed to enjoy these movies!
Now available for free at the Milford Public Library are copies of the “Official 2018 Roadway Map of Indiana,” “2018 Indiana Festival Guide” and the latest edition of the “Official Indiana Travel Guide.” Explore Indiana this summer and discover some great attractions, including museums, county and state parks, vineyards and breweries, excellent food venues, entertainment of all kinds, and especially good old-fashioned Hoosier hospitality.
These booklets will be available on a community table located just inside the south entry way of the Library off Catherine Street. If you need assistance, feel free to ask one of the library clerks at the adult circulation desk or children’s circulation desk.
With a Milford Public Library card, patrons can borrow graphic novels for free without any chance of fines.
Thrilling graphic novel series for adults on OverDrive include The Walking Dead, Lady Killer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and iZombie. DC icons like Wonder Woman, The Flash, Suicide Squad, Batman, and Teen Titans Go! all have graphic novels available on OverDrive. Marvel superheroes that can be found on OverDrive include Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, Black Widow, and more.
Children will love reading favorite series like Big Nate by Lincoln Peirce, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, and Dog Man by Dav Pilkey. Other exciting graphic novels series for children include Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger, Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown, and Hampster Princess by Ursula Vernon.
Read graphic novels on your phone, computer or tablet— for free — by using your library card to set up an account with OverDrive. Library staff are happy to help you learn how. Please call 658-4312 for more information.
If you like dinosaurs, be sure to come to story time March 14 or 15. Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to go on a dinosaur dig with us on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:15 a.m. and Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. This is the last session of our winter story time, but we will be back this spring with more Story Time sessions. No library card needed. If you’d like to attend story time, please call (574) 658-4312.
Jackie Franks, Purdue Extension HHS Extension Educator, presented “Eating for a Healthy Heart” at the Milford Public Library on Feb. 26. Franks talked about using DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) to help keep our hearts healthy.
Increasing our consumption of fiber, lowering our consumption of sodium, increasing intake of potassium and lowering the amount of fat we consume are all good strategies for maintaining a healthy heart. What are some health problems associated with poor heart health?
Hearth disease, atherosclerosis (plaque build -up in the walls of the arteries causing blockage), heart attacks, stroke and arrhythmia are issues that can develop.
Many risk factors, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight, smoking, inactivity and diabetes can be controlled by eating a heart healthy diet and becoming more active. Ms. Franks brought some Easy Taco Soup for everyone to sample.
Helen Kilmer won a copy of Good Housekeeping 400 Heart healthy recipes and tips. Mary Hofstetter won DASH done slow, by Karen Frazier and Kaitlyn Arford won a Purdue Extension can opener. The books are also available to check out at the library. Our next nutrition program will be in April.
The knitting club is continuing to grow with two new members joining recently. Learn from experts and get ideas for projects you know you’ll love! Anyone interested in knitting or crocheting is invited to join the Knitting Club on Thursday, March 15 from 1:30 to 3:30. You don’t have to stay the whole time or arrive on time. For more information, call (574) 658-4312.