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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 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.
Oct 9 & 23

For ages 6 and under. Rhymes, stories, floor and lap games, action songs, and dancing.

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

Stranger Things Halloween Party*
Friday, October 27, 5:30-7:00
Get into the Halloween spirit by celebrating the Netflix’s 80s sci-fit hit. Enjoy a waffle bar, Ouija boards, Dungeon’s & Dragons, experiement with a green screen, listen to some 80s music, and make your own Stranger Things Christmas ornament. Stranger Things costumes encouraged, but others are welcomed as well! For ages 12 to 17. Registration required.

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 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/.

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.

Afterhours @ The Library*
Friday, November 3, 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, November 4, 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 work of art. Also enjoy a beverage themed around that day’s painting. For ages 12 to 17. Registration required.

Scrapbooking: Getting Started*
Sunday, November 5th from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Learn the basics without being overwhelmed during this one hour beginner’s course. Discover ways to creatively preserve and share your memories. Attendees will learn everything from getting organized to choosing the right supplies as well as tips on journaling. Be sure to bring 8-12 photos with you, as there will be time after class to get started scrapping. Tools and paper will be provided. For ages 13 and up. Please register.

The SPARK @ MPL: Mug Recipes and Custom Mugs*
Monday, November 6, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Try out a variety of recipes--from cakes, to donuts, to cinnamon rolls, to even eggs--made in coffee mugs. Also make your own custom coffee mug using etching cream. For ages 12 to 17. Space is limited and registration required.

The Library @ MAYC
Friday, November 17, 4:00-5:00
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
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
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.

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

The SPARK: Photography Basics*
Wednesday, October 25 at 6 p.m.
Interested in taking better photographs but not sure where to begin? Get started with some tips and tricks from Lee Ann Hare, local professional photographer. For adults 18 and up. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal cameras. Registration required by October 18

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.

Gather ‘Round Recipe Club*
Wednesday, November 1 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 Thanksgiving Desserts.

Strings Attached: Knitting & Crocheting Club
Wednesday, November 8, 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.

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.

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.

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.



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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