Kaitlyn Arford, Barb Wuthrich, and Gail Weybright pose with the stackable snowmen they decorated Jan. 9 at Milford Public Library’s Adult Craft Night. The next adult craft night will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13.
MILFORD — The following events will take place at the Milford Public Library:
EARN PRIZES AND HELP COMMUNITY WITH ADULT READING PROGRAM
“Build A Better World” this winter by participating in the 2017 Winter Adult Reading Program. For each audiobook listened to, book or Ebook read, participants can enter their name into a weekly drawing for a prize. Prizes this year will include gift certificates to Starfish Project and Ten Thousand Villages in Goshen, and Destiny Rescue in North Webster, organizations that help support women and children of poverty and abusive situations. Register now by calling (574) 658-4312 or by stopping at the adult circulation desk.
Since the theme is “Build A Better World,” each month the library will have a different community project for participants to contribute to. This January, participants and community members can donate toiletries for Milford Food Pantry by dropping them off at either circulation desk at Milford Public Library. Anyone is welcome to make a donation, and the library will deliver everything to the Milford Food Pantry at the end of January. The library will have a new project during February and March for anyone to contribute to.
Get your knitting and crochet needles and join the knitting club at the library at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Learn new skills from other members and have a good conversation while stitching a new creation. Beginners are always welcome.
START OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH DIGITAL TITLES AND MUSIC
Resolve to read more this year by taking advantage of the library’s digital offerings. It’s easy to check out books, audiobooks and movies with your library card on Overdrive, our digital consortium of materials. Overdrive offers thousands of bestsellers, including nonfiction and fiction titles, and collections for kids and teens. You can also download 260 songs a year from popular artists like Pentatonix, John Legend, Adele, Kenny Chesney and more with Freegal, a music downloading service. Even better, both services are absolutely free and fines are never charged on Overdrive materials. You’ll need to use a pin number as a password for both sites, which you can get by giving the library a call at (575) 658-4312.
GAIN ACCESS TO MAGAZINES THROUGH OVERDRIVE
Download magazines not available at the library through Overdrive for free. Read magazines that the library doesn’t have, like “Do It Yourself” magazine or “Quilters Companion” to get ideas for crafts and home displays. “New York Magazine” and “National Review” are fantastic reads for political and national issues. Journey back to years past through “Reminisce”, a “time capsule” magazine filled with historical stories and photos. Digital titles of magazines the library stocks, including “Air and Space” magazine, “House Beautiful”, and “HGTV” magazine, are also available.
Overdrive’s partnership with Nook (from Barnes and Noble) allows magazines to be read through their app, which can be downloaded for free on both Android and Apple devices. For help accessing Overdrive or downloading Nook, give the library a call at (574) 658-4312 or set up an appointment.