FOUNDER’S DAY PROGRAM:  Meet Author Margarete Cassalina.  Margarete Cassalina — Milton resident, author, Cystic  Fibrosis Foundation advocate, and mother of library volunteer Jena — offers an inspiring and hope-filled presentation at the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library.  Every year, the Library hosts a special program in April to honor our history and place in the community.  In 2018, Margarete speaks at her home library about coping with chronic illness and loss, and yet allowing oneself to live fully.   Margarete signs her books — Beyond Breathing and See You at Sunset — at the reception that follows the presentation. Free and open to the public.  Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.



Early Literacy



Seven Mondays, 10:30 to 11:30 am February 26  March 5, 12, 19  April 9, 16, 23





Seven Tuesdays February 27  March 6, 13, 20  April 3, 10, 17

Two Age Groups (flexible)  

10:00 to 11:00 am Ages 1-1/2 to 3 years with adult     

11:15 am to 12:15 pm  Ages 3 to 5 years with adult

Instructor:  Gina Samardge, Orff Shulwerk Teaching Artist


Be Creative


Seven Mondays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm February 26  March 5, 12, 19  April 9, 16, 23

Grades 1 through 5

Instructors:  Jessica Cohen and Barbara Kent



POTTERY WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED – We are sorry for any inconvenience.




Explore Interests



Seven Tuesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 pm February 27  March 6, 13, 20  April 3, 10, 17

Middle and High School Students

Outrageous Origami, Pin Art, Paper-Paint    Instructor:  Jessica Cohen



Wednesdays, 12:00 to 2:00 pm Ongoing

All welcome!  Come join us for creative endeavors in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.  Bring your art projects.



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.



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.




Last Friday of the Month, 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Ongoing

Exercise your writing muscle!  Group encouragement and close readings in a constructive environment.



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

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






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

Because of the snow and the library being closed on March 7th, we’ll be discussing both Twenties Girl and Following Atticus.

Twenties Girl by Sophia Kinsella, is a novel about Lara and Sadie (who is Lara’s great-aunt’s spirit) who make a hilarious sparring duo.  At first it seems as though they have nothing in common, but as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from and about each other. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.

Following Atticus, by Tom Ryan, is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities.  It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading Tom and Atticus across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland.  At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog.


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.