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ALL AGES
Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

KIDS
Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

Preschool Storytimes
Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m.
**No Storytime December 20.**
For ages 6 and under. Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a craft.

Music & Movement Storytime
Mondays from 6:30-7 p.m.
Nov. 13 & 27, Dec. 4 & 18
For ages 6 and under. Rhymes, stories, floor and lap games, action songs, and dancing.

The SPARK @ MPL: Toddler Art*
Thursday, November 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Hands-on art fun for our youngest library users. For ages 3 and under. Space is limited and registration required.

The SPARK @ MPL: No-Bake Cheesecakes*
Wednesday, November 22, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Make a no-bake cheesecake for yourself and a friend and choose from a variety of toppings to finish off your creation. For ages 7-11. Space is limited and registration is required.

Winter Crafts & Stories @ Milton Senior Living*
Monday, December 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Read stories, sing songs, get crafty, enjoy refreshments, and share in some winter fun with the residents from Milton Senior Living. Please call the library to register.

The SPARK @ MPL: Hour-of-code - Games from Scratch!*
Tuesday, December 5, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Visit the library for a special program during 2017 Computer Science Education Week. Learn to make your own video games using Scratch. For ages 10-16. Space is limited and registration is required.

Spa Night*
Tuesday, December 19, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
DIY lip gloss, nail painting, spa bingo, and more. For ages 4-11. Space is limited and registration is required.

two bookworms on a snowflake background.Bookworm Winter Reading Challenge*
December 21 – January 4
Want to earn a pack of free gummy worms? All you need to do is visit MPL twice over winter break and fill out a bookworm book report. Book report bookmarks will be available starting December 19 and must be returned by January 6. For ages 11 and under.

Magic Tricks to Impress Your Friends*
Tuesday, December 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Learn and practice some simple magic tricks with supplies you can find at home. For ages 7-11. Please call the library to register.

The SPARK @MPL: Puppet Making Workshop*
Thursday, December 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Make a variety of different puppets, and test them out in our puppet theater. For ages 4-9. Please call the library to register.

Noon Year’s Day Party*
Friday, December 29, 11:00 a.m.-Noon

Can’t stay up to ring in the New Year at midnight? Join us a few days as we count down to 2018! Crafts, music, and fun for ages 3 and up. Please call the library to register.

 


TEENS

Teen Submissions, Design Team, & Editorial Board Needed for teen literary magazine. Click for details.

Submit to the Teen Literary Magazine!
Submit an original poem, piece of prose, illustration, comic, or book review for the library’s Teen Literary Magazine. Information on how to submit can be found at http://mplteensblog.tumblr.com/magazine.

Spark Supply Drive. View wishlist.

SPARK Supplies Drive
Help us equip The SPARK with tools, art supplies, and other materials so we can continue to provide unique programs for all ages. A wish list can be found at https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/spark-supply-drive/

The SPARK: NANOWRIMO Library Story
November 1-30
To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, contribute to an ongoing story that will be displayed in The SPARK by adding a sentence a day. What story will we have at the end of the month? For all ages.

The Library @ MAYC
Friday, November 17, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Participate in a variety of popular library programs brought to the Milton Area Youth Center. MAYC is open to students in grades 6-9.

The SPARK @ MPL: Button Trees*
Saturday, November 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Cindi Pregler from Cindi's Sew & Sew in Milton will guide participants through simple sewing techniques to make their own button trees. Space is limited and registration is required. For ages 9-12.

Afterhours @ The Library*
Friday, December 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Come to the library afterhours to play video games on the library’s Wii U, computer games such as Drawful and Fibbage, and a variety of board games, including Superfight, Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, and more. Registration is required. For ages 12 to 17.

The SPARK @ MPL: YouPaint*
Saturday, December 2, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
With a blank canvas in front of you and a variety of paint colors, follow along with a YouTube video to create a wintery work of art. Also enjoy a beverage themed around that day’s painting. For ages 12 to 17. Registration required.

Scrapbooking Sunday*
December 3 from 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Come to the library and enjoy free time to create pages. The library will provide basic tools such as scissors, trimmers, punches, etc. Bring your own photos, paper & embellishments. Have fun sharing ideas with other participants and let your creativity flow. For ages 13 and up.

The SPARK @ MPL: Lego Mindstorm*
Monday, December 4, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Student SPARK Mentor, Nick, will guide participants through coding block functions using Lego Mindstorm. For students in grades 6-8. Space is limited and registration is required.

The SPARK @ MPL: Hour-of-code*
Tuesday, December 5, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Visit the library for a special program during 2017 Computer Science Education Week. Learn to make your own video games using Scratch. For ages 10-16. Space is limited and registration is required.

The Library @ MAYC
Friday, December 15, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Participate in a variety of popular library programs brought to the Milton Area Youth Center. MAYC is open to students in grades 6-9.

Winter Break Reading Challenge
December 21 – January 4
Read at least 350 minutes during the winter break and earn a FREE book. Time sheets will be available starting December 19 and must be returned by
January 6. For ages 12 to 17.

 

The SPARK @ MPL: Slime Afternoon*
Wednesday, December 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Make a variety of slime. For ages 12 to 17. Space is limited and registration is required.

Trivia Night*
Thursday, December 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Get a team together and answer a variety of questions from different categories! Also enjoy snacks and beverages. For ages 12 to 17. Space is limited and registration is required.



SPARK Mentorship (Volunteer Opportunity)
*
Have a skill or passion for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)? Want to share what you love with others? Become a SPARK Mentor at the Milton Public Library and create and lead a program in The SPARK, the library’s makerspace. Programs can be for any age and are approximately 45 minutes long. For more information and to submit your idea, please visit https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/mentors/

 


ADULTS
Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

Individual Technology Instruction*
Call the library to register for a half hour or one hour one-on-one instruction on a variety of computer topics, including email, Microsoft Office, computer basics, Overdrive, mobile devices, and more. Please specify your training interest when you register.

Winter Coat Drive
November 1 – 30
Donate your new or clean, gently used coats here at the library. Hats, gloves, and other winter accessories accepted as well. All donations go to the Milton Food Pantry. Stop in any time the library is open.

Milton Public Library Book Sale
November 1 – 30
Great selection and great prices! Sale will be open during regular library hours. All proceeds help fund library programs.

What is Functional Fitness?*
Tuesday, November 14 at 6 p.m.
Want to improve your ability to move? Have fitness goals you want to reach? Maybe you just want to keep up with younger kids or maintain your independence. Join Chris from Premier Tennis & Fitness for a casual discussion on how to improve your exercise routine and focus on the right function of your movement. For adults 18 & older. Please register by November 7.

Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Wednesday of each month for informal discussions. November’s title is Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.

2018 AARP Medicare Options Meeting*
Monday, November 20 at 6 p.m.
Have questions about Medicare? Then join United Healthcare for a presentation of the 2018 AARP Medicare Advantage Plan. Get some answers and learn about the new plans and benefits available in Rock County. A licensed sales representative will be present, however there is no obligation to enroll. Please register by November 17.

The SPARK at Milton Public Library: DIY Washer Necklaces*
Wednesday, December 6 at 6 p.m.
Turn regular hardware washers into wearable works of art. Would make a great Christmas gift too! For adults 18 & up. Space is limited. Please register by December 1.

Food for Fines
December 10 – 16.
Donate non-perishable food items to remove regular overdue fines from your account. $1 off per item, max of $20 per account. Open or expired items will not be accepted. All donations go to the Milton Food Pantry.

Strings Attached: Knitting & Crocheting Club
Wednesday, December 13, 6 - 8 p.m.
Bring your current knitting, crocheting, or fiber arts project and your supplies. Laugh with people who share a similar interest and lend a helping hand if needed. All ages and skill levels welcome.

The SPARK at Milton Public Library: DIY Dip Mix*
Monday, December 18 at 6 p.m.
Sample some dips and learn how to make your own dry mix just in time for the holidays. Learn how to package the mix into the perfect little gift as well. For adults 18 & up. Registration required by December 15.

Gather ‘Round Recipe Club*
Wednesday, January 3 at 6 p.m.
Milton Public Library’s recipe club, where cooking enthusiasts meet to share and sample each other’s cuisine. Want to join the fun? Simply prepare a dish to pass that fits the theme and bring along a copy of the recipe. Adults 18 & older are welcome. Please register.
Visit the recipe blog!
This month’s theme is Soup's On!



SPARK Mentorship (Volunteer Opportunity)
*
Have a skill or passion for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)? Want to share what you love with others? Become a SPARK Mentor at the Milton Public Library and create and lead a program in The SPARK, the library’s makerspace. Programs can be for any age and are approximately 45 minutes long. For more information and to submit your idea, please visit https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/mentors .

 

 
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