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Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

Preschool Storytimes
Wednesdays from 10:30-11 a.m.
March 1-April 5, April 19- May 24
For ages 6 and under. Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, music, and a craft.

Music & Movement
Mondays from 6:30-7 p.m. March 6, 13, 27, April 3, 24
Interactive program for kids who enjoy rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dancing.


After Hours PJ Party*
Friday April 21 from 5:30-8 p.m.
Wear your pajamas, and join us for a movie, crafts, and games.
Please call ahead to register.

The SPARK: Feathered Friend Home*
Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m.
Make your own birdhouse out of wood. All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-12. Please register.

May Day Basket Gifties
Sunday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m.
Surprise someone special with a May Day treat. We’ll provide all the supplies you need to create an awesome, cheer-filled gift basket.

Wednesday, May 3 from 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Learn about planting flowers during a fun and informational kid’s program presented by Milton High School Agricultural Business Students.

Muffins with Mom
Friday, May 12 from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon
Come enjoy spending some time with mom or grandma at the library. There will be muffins, photo opportunities, and crafts. Ages 6 and under.

The SPARK @ MPL: Recycled Bottle Herb Planter

Tuesday, May 16 from 4-6 p.m.

Turn old an old plastic bottle into a planter, and plant an easy-to-grow herb. Ages 11 and under. Please call to register.

The SPARK @ MPL: Stop Motion Animation

Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m.-12 noon

Create stop motion animation videos using the iPads and things like LEGOs or PlayDoh. Ages 7- 11.

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SPARK Buddies*

Teens in grades 9-12 will be paired up with tweens in grades 4-6 for weekly STEAM activities. Pairs will meet from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on April 3, 17, and 24, and May 1. Space is limited and applications will be available starting March 13.

SPARK Sphero Art Mobiles*
Wednesday, April 12, 3-4 p.m.
Make an attachment for a Sphero – an app-enabled robotic ball – and see what kind of artwork you can create by driving it around. Space is limited and registration is required.

The SPARK @ ID Bracelets
Monday, May 22 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Stamp a metal blank with your name and an emergency number, then turn it into a bracelet with a variety of cords, beads, and more. Perfect for runners, walkers, or for everyday wear. For ages teens 12 and up and adults. Space is limited and registration is required.

The SPARK @ MPL: Slime Afternoon
Friday, May 26 from 1-3 p.m.
It’s going to messy. It’s going to be slimy. It’s going to be great. Make a variety of slime using the materials provided. Come in anytime or stay for the whole time. For ages 12 to 17.


Here We Are: Tell Your Story Writing*
Workshop, Wednesday, April 26 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Kelly Jensen, editor of the starred review Here We Are: Feminism for
the Real World, will provide a creative nonfiction writing workshop as
well as talk about her book. Refreshments will be provided.
Registration required.

Literacy Club @ MHS
Wednesday, April 26, May 24 from 3-4 p.m.
The Literacy Club is a collaboration between the Milton Public Library and the Milton High School. Come join us the fourth Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the Milton High School Library to talk about books, authors, and ways to spread literacy. For high school students.

Afterhours @ The Library*
Friday, April 7, May 5 from 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.

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday, May 6
Check out a graphic novel and pick out a free comic book! For teens ages 12 to 17. One free comic book per person.

3rd Annual Rock County Teen Battle of the Books
Starting May 15
Sign up for Rock County Teen Battle of the Books to represent Milton Public Library at the final battle on Thursday, July 20. Read six books, make team t-shirts, and answer questions using Kahoot and various other methods. A list of books, rules, and registration forms can be found at and at the library. Let’s bring the trophy back to Milton! For ages 11 to 15.

Please note: Programs marked with an * require registration.

Spark Seed Starting*
Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m.
Learn how to grow your own seedlings in time for your summer garden and learn planting success. Sponsored by Dave’s Ace Hardware. Please register by March 24.

Spark Dehydrating Foods*
Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m.
Participants in this class will learn and share basic ways to dehydrate fruits, vegetables, and meat. Explore different methods with a dehydrator and an oven as well as natural methods of dehydration. Samples will be available for tasting. Please register.

Spark Homemade Kombucha*

Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
Come discuss the benefits of this fermented tea, taste some samples, and learn how to brew your own. Each participant will get their own starter culture (SCOBY) to take home. Please register.

Strings Attached: Knitting & Crocheting Club
Wednesdays, April 12 from 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
3rd Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoyable and informal discussions with Milton mystery buff, Ethel Himmel. Anyone who has read the book is welcome to attend. Books are available at the library in advance.

2017 Book Schedule:

April 19 - A Murder at Rosamund’s Gate by Susanna Calkins
May 17 - Eagle Catcher by Margaret Coel
June 21 - Invisible City by Julia Dahl
July 19 - The Quiet Game by Greg Iles
August 16 - The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney
September 20 - The Last Kashmiri Rose by Barbara Cleverly
October 18 - Past Crimes by Glen Erik Hamilton
November 15 - Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen

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.

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