MILFORD — The Milford Public Library will host the following events in May:
The Spoon Man Will Perform May 29
“The Spoon Man” Jim Cruise will perform a hilarious, interactive comedy program for all ages Friday, May 29. His performance will begin at 7 p.m. at Milford School and is open to every family in the Wawasee Community School Corporation. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., so come early and get a great seat.
“The Spoon Man” gives a real stirring performance. Everyone will really eat him up. No bibs required. The “Spoon Man” has a totally clean act. He never uses dirty silverware. The “Spoon Man” will leave a lasting impression after playing on you (literally). It’s a spoonful of family fun.
The Spoon Man has been playing the spoons for nearly 32 years. His program contains several outrageous impressions such as Glen Miller and Elvis combining together, A Heavy Metal Spoon Player and A Rap Spoon Player. He has an audience sing-a-long competition. He creates a mountain band out of members of the audience. You may also see him play forks and knives. In addition, if that is still not enough, everyone has an opportunity to get “spooned.”
This event is sponsored by Milford Public Library, North Webster Community Public Library, Syracuse Public Library, Wawasee High School Library, Wawasee Middle School Library, Wawasee Middle School PTO, Milford School and PTO, North Webster Elementary and PTO, and Syracuse Elementary and PTO.
Milford Public Library Discontinues Freegal Services
Milford Public Library has discontinued membership to Freegal, a downloading service that allowed patrons to own free music due to low circulation rates. Milford Public Library is currently investigating alternative digital services that will serve our patrons. Patrons can still get free music through our CD collection. If you have any questions or comments, please call (574) 658-4312 or e-mail [email protected]
Nourish Your Bones And Joints Nutrition Program
Our latest nutrition program was “Nourish Your Bones and Joints” Monday, April 30. Jackie Franks, Purdue Extension Kosciusko County HHS Extension Educator, presented information about how we can keep our bones and joints healthy as we age. Bones are very important to good health as they support the body and make movement possible. Nutrients that help build bones are calcium, vitamin K, vitamin D, boron and magnesium. Problems that can develop are rickets, Orthogenesis Imperfecta, Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.
Drinking milk, eating plenty of greens, limiting alcohol intake and reducing or eliminating smoking are all ways to keep your bones in good shape. Joints hold bones together and make bone movement possible. Problems that can develop are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Drinking plenty of water, enjoying lots of fruits and vegetables and eating a balanced diet keep your joints healthy.
Exercise tips are: don’t do something that causes more pain and don’t sit for long periods of time. Do begin new exercises slowly, do low-impact exercises, keep your joints warm and stretch and warm up before using muscles. Ms. Franks brought fruit and yogurt parfaits for attendees to try. Nancy Newcomer won a copy of “Bone deep broth: healing recipes with bone broth” by Taylor Chen and Lya Mojica. Nancy Levernier won a copy of “Broth & stock from the Nourished Kitchen” by Jennifer McGruther. Our next nutrition program will be in September.
Milford Public Library Hiring Summer Help
Milford Public Library is hiring summer help. Those hired will work 20 hours a week for 12 weeks beginning May 21. There are some evening and weekend hours. The pay is $7.25 an hour. Apply in person at the Milford Public Library.
New Releases At Milford Public Library This May
Milford Public Library will keep you entertained this spring with excellent new fiction and nonfiction books, audio books, DVDs and CDs.
New DVDs available this May include “Forever My Girl,” “Winchester,” “Let There Be Light,” and “Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell.” “Fifty Shades Freed” will be released May 8 and “Samson” will be released May 15. Patrons can check out “15:17 to Paris” and the seventh season of “Call The Midwife” starting May 22.
New movies available for children include “Looney Tunes Super Stars: Road Runner,” “Wile E. Coyote-Super Genius Hijinks,” “Looney Tunes Super Stars: Tweety and Sylvester-Feline Fwenzy,” and “Looney Tunes Super Stars: Foghorn Leghorn & Friends-Barnyard Bigmouth.” Children can also enjoy watching “Paw Patrol: Summer Rescues,” “Hot Lead and Cold Feet” (starring Don Knotts), and “Peter Rabbit” (located in adult department.)
Listen to new CDs “Rearview Town” by Jason Aldean and “PTX Presents: Top Pop, Volume 1.”
The new fiction section will feature “The Gray Ghost” by Clive Cussler, “Probable Claws” by Rita Mae Brown, “The Other Lady Vanishes” by Amanda Quick and “Then She Was Gone” by Lisa Jwell.
Books available in large print include “Princess” by James Patterson, “The Cast” by Danielle Steel, and “The Sometimes Sisters” by Carolyn Brown.
New nonfiction titles include “Magnolia Table” by Joanna Gaines and “Bone Deep Broth: Healing Recipes with Bone Broth” by Taylor Chen.
Book three of Rick Riordan’s Trials of Apollo series “The Burning Maze” will be available in the teen section. Other new young adult novels include “Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy” by Tiffany Schmidt, “All of This is True” by Lygia Day Penalflor, and “Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague” by Brandon Mull.
Ernest Cline’s bestseller “Ready Player One’ will be available as an audiobook along with “Sweet Vengeance” by Fern Michaels, “How It Happened” by Michael Koryta, “Accidental Heroes” by Danielle Steel, “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts, and “An Amish Heirloom” by Amy Clipston.
New children’s books out this May include “What Will Grow?” by Jennifer Ward, “Big Cat, Little Cat” by Elisha Cooper, and “Imagine That! How Dr. Seuss Wrote the Cat in the Hat” by Judy Sierra.
See The Library In The Memorial Day Parade
Milford Public Library staff and volunteers will be rocking out in the Memorial Day parade to promote the Summer Reading Program theme “Libraries Rock!”