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

Solar Eclipse Picnic
Monday, August 21, 12 - 2 p.m.

Bring your own food, drinks and blankets and sit outside on the Library's lawn. There will be games, crafts, and snacks provided by the library. In our location, the solar eclipse will begin around 11:50. The max viewing time will be 1:15, and it will end approximately 2:37. Viewing glasses will be available for all who attend.

Food Truck Rally
Sunday, August 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Eat delicious food and raise some money for the library. A percentage from each truck will go towards buying equipment and supplies for The SPARK for science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) programs.

Library Lope: Let's Dash for Books*
Saturday, September 2, starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Teen Advisory Board is putting on a 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk to raise funds for the library's expansion and for the teen book collection. This year's theme is 70s and 80s! Registration forms are now available at the library. More information can be found at mplteensblog.tumblr.com/librarylope.

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

Little Owl/Wise Owl Reading Program

June 26 – August 18.
Teens in grades 7-12 are paired up with younger readers in grades 1-3
for weekly one-on-one reading. Pairs will also have the opportunity to work on their own picture ebook. Teen participants will earn volunteer hours. Applications will be available at the library starting June 1st.

Preschool Storytimes
Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m.
No Storytime August 30 or October 25

For ages 6 and under. Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a craft.

Music & Movement Storytime
Mondays from 6:30-7 p.m.
August 21
, Sept 11 & 25, Oct 9 & 23
For ages 6 and under. Rhymes, stories, floor and lap games, action songs, and dancing.

Summer Reading Challenge, June 13 – August 18
Sign up for the summer reading program, and receive a “My Shelfie” reading log. Fill up one “shelf” and receive a free book. Fill up all your “shelves” to be entered in a drawing for one of three literacy-themed prize baskets. Ages 11 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: upcycle this*
Third Thursday of the Month from 2-3 p.m.,
August 17
Transform useless and unwanted items into new products…construct a planet using an old CD, turn an old t-shirt into a pillow, make toys from trash, and much more! Registration is required. Ages 7-11.

Story at the Splash Pad
Every other Thursday from 11-11:30 a.m.
August August 17
Come listen to a story, play games, and do crafts. Ages 8 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: iMovie Book Trailers*
Tuesday, August 15 from 12-2 p.m.
Bring books to life using the iMovie app to create your own 30-second trailer for a book you’ve read. Since we have a limited number of iPads, please pre-register for a 30-minute time slot. For ages 7-11.

The SPARK: Toddler Art*
Friday, Sept 8th from 10:30-11:30 am.
For ages 3 and under. A painting program especially for the little ones. Things might get a tad messy, so wear old clothes or just a diaper. Please call the library to register.

Pirate Family Literacy Night*
Tuesday, Sept 19th from 6-7 pm.
For families with kids ages 11 and under. ARRRRR you ready for a fun night of reading and writing activities with a pirate theme?! There will also be crafts and snacks. Please call the library to register.

Build a Better World Program*
Saturday, Sept 30th from 10:30 am-Noon.
For ages 6-11. Friends from the Welty Environmental Center will teach us about recycling, soil conservation, water pollution, and composting through hands-on activities and stories. Space is limited. Please call the library to register.

Destination Pollination*
Tuesday, October 17th from 5-6 pm.
For ages 11 and under. Celebrate our pollinators with stories, poem writing, and crafts. Please call the library to register.

Around the World Crafternoon*
Thursday, Oct 26th from 3-4:30 pm.

For ages 7-11. Spend the afternoon doing crafts that connect us to different places: a blue morpho butterfly from South America, dot painting from Australia, henna hands from India, edible candy sushi from Japan, and more! Please call the library to register.

The SPARK: Bridges & Boats*
Friday, Oct 27th from 10:30-11 am.

For ages 6 and under. First, we’ll read a story. Then we’ll each construct “London Bridge” out of LEGOs. Finally, we’ll build a boat out of foil, and test how much weight it can hold. Please call the library to register.

The SPARK: Nature Science*
Friday, Oct 27th from 11-11:45 am.
For ages 7-11. Leaves, and sticks, and rocks, oh my! We’ll use things in nature to do some cool science and art projects including leaf painting and rock stacking. Please call the library to register.

 


TEENS

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Summer Reading Challenge, June 13 – August 18
Sign up for the summer reading program and receive two book reports. Read two books at least 250 pages long and fill out the reports to get a free book. For every additional book read and report completed, your name is entered into a prize drawing for a prize basket that includes a 7 inch Kindle Fire. Additionally, attend at least 3 programs and receive another free book.

Quidditch
Thursdays, June 15 – August 24 from 2-4 p.m.
Every Thursday, weather permitting -- come play Quidditch outside on the Library Lawn. All equipment will be provided.

Write On: Writing Workshop*
Tuesday, August 15 from 3:30-5 p.m.
Join others for a fun, creative, and welcoming writing workshop. Spend the hour and a half writing based on different prompts and share what you’ve written with others. Bring a laptop if you wish, but notebooks and pencils will be available. Snacks, coffee, and other beverages also provided. Registration required. For ages 12 to 17.


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

Debut Author Challenge. June 13 – August 18*
Ages 18 & up. Hey grown-ups, we dare you to try something new and different! Pick up a Debut Author Challenge bookmark and read at least one of the listed titles. Each is a first time (debut) novel by a brand new author. Fill out the review portion and be entered in a drawing for a gift card to Book World. Read and review at least 2 of them and pick a free book as well.

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.

Gather ‘Round Recipe Club*
Wednesday, September 6 at 6 p.m.
Milton Public Library’s very own 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 by September 1. This month’s theme is Comfort Foods.

Strings Attached: Knitting & Crocheting Club
Wednesday, September 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.

Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Wednesday of each month for informal discussions. September’s title is The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.

The SPARK: Essential Oils for Beginners*
Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m.
Jane from Basics Cooperative in Janesville will be here to introduce patrons to the benefits of essential oils. For adults 18 and up. Space is limited. Please register by September 22.

Strings Attached: Knitting & Crocheting Club
Wednesday, October 11, 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.

Hospice 101*
Monday, October 16 at 6 p.m.
Ever wonder what hospice care is? Or how it can help you or a loved one? And how do you pay for it? Join Valerie Way from Agrace HospiceCare for an informal presentation to answer all your questions. Refreshments will be served. For adults 18 & up. Please register by October 13.

The SPARK: DIY Butterfly Feeder*
Wednesday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m.
Attract butterflies to your backyard with a special feeder made by you! For all ages, however children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited, please register.

Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
This book club meets the third Wednesday of each month for informal discussions. October’s title is Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton. All who have read the book are welcome to attend.
November 15 - Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen

 
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