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

Amateur Photography Contest
Entries due by September 30
Hey shutterbugs, participate in our amateur photography contest! Anyone ages 6 and up is welcome to join the fun. Stop at the library for complete rules and entry forms. All submissions are due by September 30. Photographs will be judged by professional photographers and displayed through November.

Pumpkin Chunkin
Saturday, October 13, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Participate in the library’s 3rd annual catapult building contest! Build either a small or large catapult and launch pumpkins on the library’s lawn. For complete rules and more information, please visit https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/pumpkin/.

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

Winter Coat Drive
November 1 – 30
Bring your new or gently used coats to donate. All donations go to the Milton Food Pantry and are distributed to members of our community. Hats, mittens, and scarves are welcome as well.


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

Amateur Photography Contest:
June 1 - September 30
Hey shutterbugs, participate in our amateur photography contest! Anyone ages 6 and up is welcome to join the fun. Stop at the library for complete rules and entry forms. All submissions are due by September 30. Photographs will be judged by professional photographers and displayed through November.

Storytime
Wednesdays, August 22 – November 28, 10:30-11 a.m.

NO STORYTIME ON OCTOBER 24 – Ideal for ages 4 and under, but older children are also welcome. Stories, finger plays, action rhymes, songs, and crafts. No registration is required.

Music & Movement
Every Other Tuesday, 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Ideal for ages 6 and under, but older children are also welcome. Rhymes, stories, floor and lap games, action songs, and dancing. No registration is required.

MHS Ag Presentation
October 3, 4-4:30 p.m.
For ages 7 and under. Students from the MHS Ag Business class will read a story, teach us a little bit about an ag-related topic, and lead us in a hands-on activity. No registration is required.

Elephant & Piggie Party
Monday, October 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
For kids in K-3rd grade. Come celebrate our favorite Mo Willem’s duo with Piggie punch, books, and other fun activities. Please call the library to register.

The SPARK @ MPL: Toddler Art
2nd Thursdays, October 11, 11 a.m.-Noon
For ages 3 and under. An art program especially for the little ones. Things might get messy, so put some old clothes on your toddler or strip ‘em down to a diaper. Space is limited. Please call the library to register.

The SPARK @ MPL: Gingerbread Zombies
Monday, October 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

For kids in 1st-5th grade. A little slicing and icing will turn our freshly baked gingerbread cookies (and regular sugar cookies) into creepy but delicious zombies. Please call the library to register.

The SPARK @ MPL: Shrink Film Keychains
Monday, November 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
For kids in 4K-4th grade. Find out how to make your own Shrinky Dinks using old plastic containers! A fun, free, recycled craft that kids will love! Please call the library to register.

MHS Ag Presentation
October 3, November 7, 4-4:30 p.m.
For ages 7 and under. Students from the MHS Ag Business class will read a story, teach us a little bit about an ag-related topic, and lead us in a hands-on activity. No registration is required.

The SPARK @ MPL: Toddler Art
2nd Thursdays, November 8, 11 a.m.-Noon
For ages 3 and under. An art program especially for the little ones. Things might get messy, so put some old clothes on your toddler or strip ‘em down to a diaper. Space is limited. Please call the library to register.


 

TWEENS

The SPARK @ MPL: Make Your Own Paracord Survival Bracelet
Friday, September 21, 4:30-5:30
Pick out your favorite colors, braid it and buckle it!  Also learn the many uses of paracord and how to tie a variety of knots for your next outdoor adventure.  Ages 9-12.

The SPARK @ MPL: Cup & Clap Choreography Class
Monday, October 22, 4:00-5:00
Feel the beat, move your cup, clap your hands and enjoy the art of cup choreography!  We will cover both a solo routine and a pass-your-cup-over group routine too.  Ages 9-12.

Geocaching: Treasure Hunt the Library Zone
Monday, November 5, 2:00-3:00
Learn your way around the library by getting riddles and coordinates for finding the geocache hiding inside some of our books!  It’ll be a scavenger hunt you won’t want to miss!  Ages 9-12.


 

TEENS

The Iris: Milton Public Library Teen Literacy Magazine
Submit an original work of prose, poetry, illustration, photograph, comic strip, or book report for the library's literary magazine created by teens for teens.

Submit your work to theirislitmag@gmail.com.
Details available at http://mplteensblog.tumblr.com/iris.

Have you seen the first issue, yet? Download the first issue as a PDF.


100 Books Before Graduation
Sign up for the library’s teen reading initiative that encourages you to read 100 books before graduation. This opportunity is open to teens entering 9th grade, as well as students currently in high school. Perks, besides the joy of meeting new characters and reading great books, include monthly prize drawings for all active participants, and a free book, a medal, and name recognition for those who complete the program. To sign up, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/100books/home.

Amateur Photography Contest
June 1 - September 30
Hey shutterbugs, participate in our amateur photography contest! Anyone ages 6 and up is welcome to join the fun. Stop at the library for complete rules and entry forms. All submissions are due by September 30. Photographs will be judged by professional photographers and displayed through November.

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/

Book Swap Challenge
September 25, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Swap out your school reading and studies and just read something different, relaxing, and/or fun. Simply come to the library for an hour of free reading; bring your own book or borrow one from the library! Also bring a book to add to the book exchange/swap and take a new book home. Attend 2 out of the 3 Book Swaps and be entered to win a prize basket featuring a gift certificate to Book World. For those in grades 7-12. Light snacks provided.

The SPARK Kitchen @ MPL: Noodles from Scratch
Monday, October 1, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Introducing a new series at the library, SPARK Kitchen, where we explore basic cooking/baking skills. Learn how to make your own pasta noodles from scratch. We’ll mix ingredients, knead out the dough, cut the noodles, and then cook them up. All supplies are provided. Space is limited and registration is required. For ages 12 to 18.

The SPARK @ MPL: YouPaint
Saturday, October 6, 1:00-2:30 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 work of art. Also enjoy a beverage themed around that day’s painting. For ages 12-18. Space is limited and registration is required.

Pumpkin Chunkin
Saturday, October 13, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Participate in the library’s 3rd annual catapult building contest! Build either a small or large catapult and launch pumpkins on the library’s lawn. For complete rules and more information, please visit https://thesparkatmpl.wordpress.com/pumpkin/.

Book Swap Challenge
October 23, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Swap out your school reading and studies and just read something different, relaxing, and/or fun. Simply come to the library for an hour of free reading; bring your own book or borrow one from the library! Also bring a book to add to the book exchange/swap and take a new book home. Attend 2 out of the 3 Book Swaps and be entered to win a prize basket featuring a gift certificate to Book World. For those in grades 7-12. Light snacks provided.

Classic Horror Movie Film Festival
October 26 and October 27
Enjoy some classic (and sometimes silly) horror movies from decades ago. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), Frankenstein (1931), and Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) will be shown on Friday. King Kong (1933) and The Mummy (1932) will be shown on Saturday. For schedule of the movies, please visit or call the library. All movies are PG and suitable for ages 12 to 18. Snacks will be provided.

The SPARK @ MPL: YouPaint
Saturday, November 3, 1:00-2:30 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 work of art. Also enjoy a beverage themed around that day’s painting. For ages 12-18. Space is limited and registration is required.

Teen Game Night

Friday, November 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Come celebrate International Games Week with a variety of games at the library. We’ll have board games, such as Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, Superfight, Ticket to Ride, and more (such as childhood classics), as well as computer games such as Drawful and You Don’t Know Jack. Light snacks provided.

Book Swap Challenge
November 27, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Swap out your school reading and studies and just read something different, relaxing, and/or fun. Simply come to the library for an hour of free reading; bring your own book or borrow one from the library! Also bring a book to add to the book exchange/swap and take a new book home. Attend 2 out of the 3 Book Swaps and be entered to win a prize basket featuring a gift certificate to Book World. For those in grades 7-12. Light snacks provided.


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



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 .

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.

SPARK: Inspired By... Piet Mondrian
Monday, September 17 at 6 p.m.
Come and learn a little art history then create your own artwork! A different artist will be featured in each of these art appreciation and creation classes. For adults 18 & older. Space is limited and registration is required.

Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Tuesday of each month for informal discussions. September’s title is The Ranger by Ace Atkins. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.

Amateur Photography Contest
Entries due by September 30
Hey shutterbugs, participate in our amateur photography contest! Anyone ages 6 and up is welcome to join the fun. Stop at the library for complete rules and entry forms. All submissions are due by September 30. Photographs will be judged by professional photographers and displayed through November.

Facebook for Beginners
Monday, October 8, 6:00-7:00
This small group session will cover logging in, posting a comment to your page and a friend’s page, following people and groups, and how to share your photos and tag people.

SPARK: Inspired By... Roy Lictenstein
Monday, October 15 at 6 p.m.
Come and learn a little art history then create your own artwork! A different artist will be featured in each of these art appreciation and creation classes. For adults 18 & older. Space is limited and registration is required.

Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Tuesday of each month for informal discussions. October’s title is Immoral by Brian Freeman. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.

2019 AARP Medicare Options Meeting
Monday, October 22 at 6 p.m.
Have questions about Medicare? Then join United Healthcare for a presentation of the 2019 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 October 17.

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

Winter Coat Drive
November 1 – 30
Bring your new or gently used coats to donate. All donations go to the Milton Food Pantry and are distributed to members of our community. Hats, mittens, and scarves are welcome as well.

2019 AARP Medicare Options Meeting
Monday, November 5 at 6 p.m.
Have questions about Medicare? Then join United Healthcare for a presentation of the 2019 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 2.

Gather 'Round Recipe Club
Tuesday, November 6 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. Registration encouraged. This month’s theme is Pleasing Pies.

SPARK: Inspired By... Louise Nevelson
Monday, November 12 at 6 p.m.
Come and learn a little art history then create your own artwork! A different artist will be featured in each of these art appreciation and creation classes. For adults 18 & older. Space is limited and registration is required.

Smartphones 101
Friday, November 16, 4:30-5:30
Bring your phone with you for a general Q&A session on overall basic functions of your smartphone. As time allows, we’ll cover how to share a picture message with a friend, download your favorite app, set an alarm, and put a date on the calendar.

Identity Theft Workshop
Monday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m.
This workshop reviews how to avoid becoming a victim and what to do should your information be stolen by an identity thief. Presented by Educators Credit Union. For adults 18 & up. Please register.

Mystery Book Club
Tuesday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Tuesday of each month for informal discussions. November’s title is Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.

 



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