Programs for Adults

Milton Public Library offers ongoing and special event programs for adults. A list of our ongoing programs is below.
To view our special events, please see the calendar.

Milton Public Library Programs, January – April 2018

Milton Public Library offers ongoing and special event programs for adults. A list of our adult programs are below.

For more information and to register by phone, call 802-893-4644.  To see all our programs and to register online, visit the calendar.

 

Adult Book Group Discussions

7 – 9 p.m. Thurs. 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5. Call 802-893-4644 to reserve the book, and then join the group for conversation and refreshments.

1/4 – “The Bridge” by Karen Kingsbury

2/1 – “The Choice” by Nicholas Sparks

3/1 – “Bread and Roses, Too” by Katherine Paterson, the 2018 Vermont Reads book.

4/5 – “Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965 – 2001” by Paul McCartney

 

Mah Jongg

1 – 3 p.m. every Tuesday. All levels welcome.

 

Bridge Club

1 – 3 p.m. every Wednesday. All levels welcome.

 

Handcrafter’s Club

1 – 3 p.m. Thursday 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/19

6 – 8 p.m. every Thursday.

Bring a project you’re working on. All levels welcome.

 

One-on-One Computer Classes

6 – 8 p.m. 1st & 3rd Mon. & Wed. monthly. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

Our volunteer tutors will structure your session around your needs.

 

Strategy Board Games

5 – 8 p.m. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays monthly for ages 13 – adult.

Learn and play a variety of strategy board games.

 

Adult Coloring Club

6:30 – 8 p.m. Wed. 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/11

Coloring reduces stress, relaxes your mind, and sparks creativity. Supplies are provided, or bring your own. Light refreshments served.

 

Paint and Tea with Shanley Triggs

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Sat. 1/20. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

Paint along with local artist Shanley Triggs, and take home a watercolor painting. Tea and scones will be served. Space is limited.

 

First Steps in Weight Management

10 – 11:30 a.m. Sat. 1/27. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

Registered dietitian and wellness coach Brigitte Harton will provide healthy eating tips and tricks, help you uncover your motivations for change, and assist you in making goals to achieve results.

 

Digital Photography

6 – 7:30 p.m. Mon. 2/5. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

Local freelance photographer Elisabeth Finstad will show how to take great pictures in different settings, and the best way to organize and store them.

 

Book Folding

6:30 – 8 p.m. Tues. 2/6. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

Learn the basics of the art of book folding from Marie Bartlett, as we upcycle a used hardcover book into a heart design. We’ll also learn a lantern pattern for creating book art you can hang. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

 

Friends of the Library Chili Cook-Off

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sun. 2/11

Whether you want to compete or just eat, you’re bound to have a lot of fun at this Milton Winter Festival event. For $5, sample the chilies, vote for the best, then have a cup of your favorite. Chilidogs, corn bread, rolls, and beverages are included. The winner receives a $30 gift card to Chili’s restaurant, and their recipe will be featured in the Milton Independent. Proceeds support the library. Call 802-893-4644 to register for the competition.

 

Editing Digital Photos

6 – 7:30 p.m. Mon. 3/12. Sign-up required.

Local freelance photographer Elisabeth Finstad will teach you how to edit your digital photographs using Adobe Creative Cloud. Sign-up required. Call 802-983-4644.

 

Fly Tying Workshop

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday 3/17. Materials provided for a fee. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

 

Cookbook Group

6:30 – 8 p.m. Tues. 3/20. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

Pick a recipe from the cookbook display, and then bring the finished dish to this potluck.

 

Norma Rae

6 – 8 p.m. Tues. 3/27. A Vermont Reads movie presentation. Rated PG. Light refreshments will be served. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

 

Invasive Insects

6:30 – 8 p.m. Tues. 4/17. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

Join Forest Pest Education Coordinator Meredith Whitney of the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry program to learn how to identify the signs and symptoms of invasive insects that threaten Vermont’s trees. You’ll learn how to prepare for the arrival of and slow the spread of invasive insects.

 

Night Sky

7:30 – 9 p.m. Tues. 4/24. Weather permitting. Sign-up required. Call 802-893-4644.

The Vermont Astronomical Society will present photos taken by their members, and then lead us outside to use their telescopes to view Jupiter and its four moons, craters of the Earth’s waxing gibbous Moon, double stars, star clusters, and more.

Upcoming Events

Mon 20

Read to Cleo of Therapy Dogs of Vermont

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 20

One-on-One Computer Classes

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue 21

Mah Jongg

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 21

Plant-Based Eating for Health

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 22

Bridge Club

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 22

Strategy Board Games

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm