Poetry: Something for Everyone

Poetry: Something for Everyone

“I hate poetry.” That’s what one woman said as she sat down at our poetry open house on April 5. We’d set up the center of the library as a coffee house, complete with refreshments. It’s the adult book group’s annual homage to National Poetry Month. However, the woman...
Top 10 Challenged Books of 2017

Top 10 Challenged Books of 2017

The American Library Association released its list of the Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2017 in its National Library Week State of America’s Libraries Report on Monday, April 9, 2018. “The report found that libraries continue to face challenges...
Come Share a Poem at Our Poetry Open House

Come Share a Poem at Our Poetry Open House

In honor of National Poetry Month in April, Milton Public Library’s Thursday evening Adult Book Club is hosting a poetry open house from 7 – 8:30 p.m. April 5. We’re turning the center of the library into a coffee house, and serving refreshments. ...
Book Bits: 8 Contemporary Irish Authors

Book Bits: 8 Contemporary Irish Authors

This article was first published in the March 7, 2018, issue of the Milton Independent. By Susan Larson, Director, Milton Public Library It’s March, which means St. Patrick’s Day, which led me to think about Irish authors. The classic writers James Joyce, Oscar Wilde,...
Library Board of Trustees Election Results

Library Board of Trustees Election Results

Five people ran for three seats on Milton Public Library’s Board of Trustees in the March 6, 2018, election. Incumbent Veronica Valz defeated challenger Henry Bonges, 1,055 to 415, for a three-year term. Judy Schmidt won against Christine Hauslein, 784 to 577. Both...
Photos: Volunteer Appreciation Brunch 2018

Photos: Volunteer Appreciation Brunch 2018

Each year, Milton Public Library staff host a volunteer appreciation brunch as one way we say thank you to all our volunteers.  Volunteers provide invaluable service; we could not do all we do without them. The following pictures are from the Saturday, March 3, 2018,...