Library Prepares For Holiday Season

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Screen-Shot-2012-03-28-at-1.01.20-PMBy Robin Lank

The Milford Public Library, located at 11 S.E. Front Streetin downtown Milford, offers the latest best-selling novels, just released box office hits on DVD, 28 public-use computers, WIFI, a self-service fax machine, a fun and friendly children’s library and much more. Stop by and check us out, log on to milfordpubliclibrary.org or call us at 422-8996.

Visit the Job Center at Delaware Libraries held every Friday morning from 9am to noon at the Milford Public Library. Get help with your resume and learn about job resources. If you are ‘technologically challenged‘ the staff at the library can help, register you for computer classes at the library. Using the Mouse class will be held at Tuesday, November 12, at 2 pm and Windows Basics class will be held on Wednesday, November 13, at 2p.m.

Hot tea and history will be served at 4 pm on Friday, November 8, as we focus on women in their own words and work. Tempest in a Teapot, presented by Nancy A. Gardner is the third program in our Humanities series. The program is a costumed presentation using a commonplace book to recount events leading up to and through the American Revolution. Teapots and homespun cloth symbolized often overlooked political, literary, and labor support provided across class and gender.

Join us in the kitchen for Food for Life: nutrition and cooking classes on Thursday, November 14, at 6:30 pm. Instructor and Pharmacist Michele Williams from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine will explore how diet rich in vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes can enhance your health and support your wellness goals. Learn the latest nutrition information; enjoy cooking demonstrations; taste healthy, delicious dishes; share your experiences in a supportive group setting.

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat. Welcome Home for the Holidays is the theme of the annual Christmas Tree Extravaganza. Christmas is a time for family. It is a time of giving and sharing. We would like you and your organization to give a little of your time and share a little of your creative talents to help a local family have a happy holiday. Decorate a tree for our annual extravaganza based on the “Welcome Home” theme. Last year $1,700.00 was raised to help support local families. Please help us show our support and holiday spirit.

Bark For Books continues in November as struggling and first time readers practice reading and improve reading skills by reading to a dog. There is space available on Wednesdays that can be reserved by calling Miss Robin to schedule an appointment with Teddy the Greyhound.

The Bookworms, ages 8 to 12, will meet at 5pm on November 26 to discuss The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, winner of the John Newbery Award for excellence in children’s writing. The YR Bookworms will read Thanksgiving at the White House by Gary Hines and meet on November 27 at 5:15pm. Put a copy on hold today and join us for discussion, activities and a story-related snack.
Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to join us every Tuesday for Story Hour at 10:30 am or 4 pm. It’s all about trains in Story Hour on November 5 when we’re working on the railroad. November 12 is all about buttons as we will sort buttons. Meet Arthur the Aardvark on November 19.

Toddle on over to Toddler Time every Thursday at 10:30 am. Songs, rhymes, movement and more for children ages 1 and 2. We’ll be riding the rails in Toddler Time on November 7 and build with blocks on November 14. November is a very busy time for the Milford Public Library as the holiday season kicks off. Stop by and check out the Milford Library at 11 S.E. Front Street, log on to milfordpubliclibrary.org or call us at 422-8996.