Milford Library plans many “cool” programs in August

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The Milford Public Library plans “cool” summer programs in August

If you are looking for a place too cool off during August, usually the hottest month of the year, Milford Public Library is a great option. Not only can you find some relief from the heat, you can develop new skills or learn new things with their upcoming August programs.

“On Saturday, August 12, we have partnered with the Milford Museum for a presentation by Lucas R. Clawson,” Carolyn Tabor, Program Coordinator said. “He will present “The du Pont Family:  A Brief Introduction.” The program begins at 1 PM and will last one hour.”

The du Pont family has been closely tied to Delaware history from 1802 to the present, Tabor explained. However, there are many people who are unaware of the contributions this family made to the state.

“In this program, you will learn how they came to Delaware and ended up running one of the nation’s most prominent chemical companies,” Tabor said. “Mr. Clawson will help anser these questions and discuss the du Pont family and their place in Delaware history. It is part of the American History Series we are offering each month that has been made possible by a generous grant from the Delaware Humanities Commission.”

Also on August 12 from 10 AM until 12 Noon, Milford Police Department will provide a Narcan presentation in the Smith Room.

“Opioid emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere, so we want people to learn more and be prepared,” Tabor said. “This is a free training that is open to the public and no experience is necessary. You could learn how to quickly and easily save someone’s life using this option to reverse an opioid overdose.”

In the presentation, participants will learn how Narcan works not only with illicit drugs but also to reverse overdoses of prescription opioids. This event is made possible through a collaboration between the Milford Police Department and the Milford Public Library. Narcan is provided by Partners in Public Safety Solutions. Anyone with questions can call 302-265-8843.

“One of the programs we are excited to offer is “Introduction to Birdwatching” which will be held off site on August 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM,” Tabor said. “This is a hands-on introduction presentation provided by Connor O’Hea, a bird watching ecologist. He will explain how to birdwatch as well as give you resources to assist in the process of birdwatching.”

Participants will meet at the Blair’s Pond 5k Trail on Abbott’s Pond Road in Milford. It is recommended that participants bring binoculars, but it is not required. Everyone will walk one half mile to the trail, and then turn around for a one-half mile walk back to the entrance. There is a path marked for walking, but it can be uneven, Tabor explained. Those who wish to attend should be able to walk one mile. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes. A map of the trail will be provided. Those who attend the program may stay longer than one hour, but should be aware that the trail closes at dusk. Registration is required but the program is free.

“Our final program for August is Sussex County Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, August 24 at 5:30 PM,” Tabor said. “You will learn more about the services offered by Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program. Topics will include homeownership, free financial coaching, how to apply and qualify as well as ways to reduce energy in your home, community resources and more.”

Information about the Sussex County Habitat for Humanity program, contact Kenya Neal, Homeowner Services Manager at 302-855-1153, Ext. 209 or email [email protected].

All programs are free, but registration is required. Forms can be found on the events calendar for the Milford Public Library.

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