MILFORD — The Milford Public Library will host the following events in October:
Mark your calendars for the Lights Out at the Library program. The community voted to select a book from three possible titles and “Dragons Love Tacos” by Adam Rubin won the most votes. The library will bring the book to life from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Line up at the Main Street entrance to be taken on a reading adventure through the library. All children in costume under the age of 18 will get a treat at the end of the story.
Be prepared to see lots of dragons eating lots and lots of tacos. It’s appropriate for all ages. Make sure you visit the library in October and enter a drawing to win a “Dragons Love Tacos” book and toy set. Everyone can enter. Just enter once during the month of October. Winners will be announced on Nov. 2.
New Items Available This October
Stop by the Milford Public Library this October to check out new hits like “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” “Ocean’s 8,” “The Book Club,” and “Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom.” New DVDs at the library also include “When Calls the Heart: Weather the Storm,” “For a Few Dollars More,” and “Uncle Drew.”
Get ready for Halloween by watching “Dracula”, the 1931 movie with Bela Lugosi, “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Conjuring,” and “Scream.”
Take home bestselling novels “Crazy Rich Asians” and its sequel “China Rich Girlfriend” by Kevin Kwan. Try new novels “The Western Star” by Craig Johnson, “Trust Me” by Hank Phillippi Ryan, and “A Stranger in the House” by Shari Lapena. If you like historical fiction, you may enjoy “The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock” by Imogen Hermes Gowar, or historical thriller “Button Man” by Andrew Gross.
New Christian fiction novels available this October include “In Times Gone By” by Tracie Peterson and “Everything She Didn’t Say” by Jane Kirkpatrick.
New adult nonfiction includes “Fear: Trump in the White House” by Bob Woodward and “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J.D. Vance.
Listen to great new music with “Cry Pretty” by Carrie Underwood, “Now That’s What I Call Music 67,” and “Thank You For Today” by Death Cab For Cutie. Check out new CDs “Absolute Disney: Volume 1, “Absolute Disney: Volume 2,” and “Absolute Disney: Volume 4,” which releases Oct. 5.
Enjoy new young adult novels like “The Emerald Sea” by Richelle Mead and “The Collide” by Kimberly McCreight. You can also check out new graphic novels “Venom: The Complete Collection: Volume 1” and “Venom: The Complete Collection: Volume 2” by Rick Remender.
Kids may enjoy watching “DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year,” “Twitches,” “Paw Patrol: Winter Rescue,” “Nickelodeon: Sunny Day,” and “Disney: Invisible Sister.” “DC Super Hero Girls: Legends of Atlantis” and “Pinkalicious and Peterriific: Best Pink Present” will be available Oct. 2.
New children’s novels include “Sweet Dreams, Jack-Jack” by Meredith Rusu, “Crash, Splash, or Moo!” by Bob Shea, and “Incredibles 2: The Deluxe Junior Novelization” by Suzanne Francis.
Come pick up new great reads now. You can also place holds online at https://evergreen.lib.in.us/eg/opac/home or by calling (574) 658-4312.
Celebrate Teen Read Week Oct. 7 to 13
Milford Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week from Oct. 7 to 13 with special events and programs spotlighting all the great resources and activities available at the library and to encourage teens from around the area to read for their enjoyment. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme, “It’s Written in the Stars: Read!”
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, eBooks, audiobooks and more. It is also a great opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users.
Parents of teens are also encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week at home. Milford Public Library offers these ideas:
- Set aside time each day for the family to read.
- Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward.
- Share your favorite book with your teen.
- Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors by visiting http://tinyurl.com/yalsabookawardslists, or use YALSA’s free Teen Book Finder app.
- Host a book discussion group.
- Build an in-home library. Thrift stores and yard sales offer an inexpensive way to do that.
- Listen to audiobooks on trips.
- Create a cozy reading corner somewhere in your home.
- Use meal time to talk about books that you’re reading.
- Parents and caregivers can be role models by making time to read, too.
- Incorporate reading into teen chores, such as reading a recipe when cooking, reading instructions for how-to projects, reading sales fliers to develop a shopping list, and more.
For more information, visit www.ala.org/teenread.
Fall Story Time Continues Oct. 10 and 11
Children ages three to six are invited to Story Time at Milford Public Library. The main goal of Story Time is to encourage a love of learning, books, and the library. We want the library to be a safe and welcoming place for your child, and Story Time is full of fun activities. We will share stories, make simple crafts, and enjoy delicious snacks.
Sessions are available at 10:15 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays or at 7 p.m. Thursdays. No library card is needed. Register now by calling (574) 658-4312 or e-mailing [email protected]
Teen Book Club On Oct. 13
Join us as we discuss the book “One of Us is Lying” by Karen M. McManus. In the book, five strangers walk into detention but only four walk out alive. Everyone’s a suspect with motive for murder. Solve the mystery and join the discussion at 1 p.m. Oct. 13.
This book is perfect for fans of “The Breakfast Club” and “Pretty Little Liars.” Help choose what we read each month by joining the Teen Book Club.
Want more information about the club? Call (574) 658-4312 or e-mail the library at [email protected]
Lego Crew On Oct. 13
Teens and children older than six years old are invited to meet with the Lego Crew from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 13. The crew meets the second Saturday of each month from September to May.
Lego Crew is a fun, relaxed way to play with hundreds of Legos. Lego Crew is the perfect way to let children use their imagination and improve their engineering skills. All Legos are provided and there is plenty for everyone.
No registration or library card is needed. Children younger than six need to be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call (574) 658-4312.
The Friends of the Library Rummage Sale
The Friends of the Library will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The sale will be at Harvest with a Heart, located at 201 S. Higbee St. Proceeds benefit the library.
Donations will be accepted only on Oct. 17 and 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Friends of the Library are looking for donations of good condition items to sell at the rummage sale. The Friends cannot accept large appliances, televisions, mattresses, car seats, or baby beds. If you have items to donate, please deliver to Harvest with a Heart.
The Friends of the Library Terri Lynn Nuts Sale
The Friends of the Library are selling Terri Lynn Nuts now through Oct. 12. Choose from a wide selection of nuts and chocolates while supporting the library. Delivers will be made the week of Nov. 15. Ask for a brochure at the circulation desk.