Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer (nominated as Best Supporting Actress), is the April selection for Movies that Matter Film Series.  It is an incredible and inspiring true story about three African women at NASA, who despite the prejudice and segregation of their time, were instrumental in one of history’s greatest operations – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Join Host and Moderator, Tim Lawton, on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00.  Doors will open 10 minutes before the start of the film.  Light refreshments and discussion will follow the screening for approximately an hour.  Run time for the movie is 2 hours and 6 minutes and is rated PG.  The movie will be shown in the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library Community Room, 56-58 Main Street, Milton, NY — 845-795-2200 — www.miltonlib.org


Do you love reading and sharing books?  Join fellow bibliophiles in exploring a number of genres — fiction and non-fiction.

When Books Went to War, by Molly Manning — When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks, for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks, in every theater of war.

Comprising 1,200 different titles of every imaginable type, these paperbacks were beloved by the troops and are still fondly remembered today. Soldiers read them while waiting to land at Normandy; in hellish trenches in the midst of battles in the Pacific; in field hospitals; and on long bombing flights. They wrote to the authors, many of whom responded to every letter. They helped rescue The Great Gatsby from obscurity. They made Betty Smith, author of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, into a national icon. When Books Went to War is an inspiring story for history buffs and book lovers alike.



Early Literacy

TINY TOTS STORY TIME – Ages 18 months and up with adult

Eight Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 February 27  March 6, 13, 20, 27  April 3, 17, 24

Instructor:  Barbara Kent





Explore Interests


Four Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00 February 16  March 16  April 20  May 18

It’s a cooking club.  It’s an eating club.  And it’s all in good taste!  Bring in a homemade dish made with a pre-selected ingredient.  Help us plan at the February meeting.



Call the library to express interest in free play sessions with some review, beginning in March.



Wednesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 pm – Ongoing

Adults and teens, beginners welcome!  Knit hats, mittens and more for charities, or work on your own project.  Share expertise.  Some instruction available.  Bring your needles.



1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:00 to 7:00 Ongoing

Do you love reading and sharing books?  Join fellow bibliophiles in exploring a number of genres — fiction and non-fiction.  Check this webpage for the current book selection and special author visits.



1st and 3rd Saturdays, 2:15 pm – Ongoing

Age 13 and older.  Anime, manga, cosplay and more.



Mondays/Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00Ongoing

Jessica Cohen, library staff, helps you with Internet, Facebook, E-mail, Word-processing and other computer basics.  Sign up for a half-hour consultation.




eBooks for Kids!

The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

Job & Career Help

Online access to help with finding a job, templates & tips for writing a resume & cover letter, interviewing tips, test preparation & more.

Learn a foreign language fast!

Looking for fun, interactive language lessons? Lessons available in over 30  languages !


A collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) TumblePuzzles, and TumbleQuizzes, as well as TumbleResources for teachers.

Need to repair your car?

Wondering if your car has a recall? Get the full Chilton Manual for any car through our website! With your library card you get anytime, anywhere access for every domestic and foreign automobile and light truck.