Celebrate and learn at the Milford Library

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Milford Public Library has many programs planned for April

The Milford Library has many exciting and fun things planned for the month of April and they will kick off by celebrating Library Workers Day on April 9. The library is providing a way for the public to celebrate the hardworking library staff.

“We want our patrons to help us recognize the staff to show appreciation for the work they do,” Heather Kershaw, Operations Manager of the library, said. “We are asking patrons that day to “Submit a Star.” The staff member who receives the most stars will receive a gift basket.”

On Wednesday, April 10, the library plans to help with your mental state when they offer “The Art of Journaling and Life Changing Possibilities.” This will be offered on Wednesday, April 10 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. The same day, AmeriHealthCaritas Delaware Mobile Unit will be on hand from 12 Noon until 4 PM, offering free blood pressure and BMI screenings along with dental examinations, cholesterol tests plus much many more free health offerings.

“We are really looking forward to our Fun with Ceramics Night with Donna,” Kershaw said. “This promises to be a night of fun, laughter and creation as each participant will create their own ceramic work. There is no fee for the class, but registration is required and is limited to 20 people” Registration can be completed by clicking here.

The library plans to celebrate its patrons on Friday, April 12. Dubbed “All That and A Bag of Chips Day,” everyone who comes into the library will receive a free bag of chicks when they check out an item. Then, on Monday, April 15, the 2023 eco-documentary “We’re All Plastic People Now,” will be screened at 5 PM.

“This documentary explores the precarious relationship between people and plastics and asks how much evidence we need before we decide to address it,” Kershaw said. “We thank our sponsors, Oceana, Plastic Free Delaware and the Delaware Division of Libraries.”

Registration for the screening is recommended, but not required and can be completed by clicking here. AmerihealthCaritas will return to the library on Wednesday, April 17 from 10 AM to 2 PM to offer health and wellness education. They will be providing information on options for older people in Sussex County.

“This will be an informal coffee klatch,” Kershaw said. “It will give you an opportunity to ask local senior service experts questions so you can begin to prepare for your aging journey. It is not necessarily for the older generation, but even those who may be looking ahead to their older age or who may be taking care of an older friend or relative.”

The same evening, “How Simple Gratitude Can Lead to a Happier & More Successful Life,” is planned for 5:30 to 6:30 PM. The second part of “The duPont Family” will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 1 PM. This is a brief introduction to the duPont family and their company, presented by Lucas R. Clawson.

“We hope to get a good turnout for the program on Friday, April 26,” Kershaw said. “This program, “Empowering Seniors Against Scams,” an hour-long workshop designed to inform senior citizens about potential scams in an effort to protect them. WE are partnering with Tidemark Federal Credit Union on this one and we really hope to see a big group as this is a topic that could protect them from becoming a victim.”

The library will end the month with Mindful Mediation 101 on Saturday, April 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. This is a beginner class which will teach form, breathwork and the positive effects of meditation on mental health.

To learn about other programs available at the Milford Library or to register, visit their website. The library is located at 11 Southeast Front Street in Milford. They can be reached by calling 302-422-8996. The library is open Monday, through Thursday from 10 AM to 7 PM; Friday from 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.


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