November 20 / BOOK LOVERS’ CLUB

Do you love reading and sharing books?  Join fellow bibliophiles in exploring a number of genres.  Check the library’s website for book selections and special author visits.

A Redbird Christmas, by Fannie Flagg — Oswald T. Campbell, aged fifty-two, down-and-out in a Chicago winter, is given only months to live unless he moves South. He finds himself in the small town of Lost River, Alabama, where the residents are friendly if feud-prone and eccentric to a fault.  Flagg takes us on an emotional roller-coaster ride through the lives and hearts of an engaging crew of misfits, fixers and ordinary good-hearted folk, set against the vivid natural backdrop of a mellow Alabama winter, along the riverside where birds and fish abound. Her enchanting story culminates at Christmastide with surprises and a magical ‘redbird’ moment.




Friday Afternoon Tea, Talks & Workshops

A Very Special Addition to Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library’s Tea, Talks & Workshops:  The Milton Library has added a seminar to its Friday series:  “Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease” — an education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association.  If someone you care about is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for planning is now.  Call the library a 845-233-4721 to reserve a seat at the program, which also includes a light lunch.   Friday, November 22, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.


Early Childhood


MUSIC & MOVEMENT                Miss Gina Returns!  New Day!

Nine Wednesdays — September 25  October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  November 6, 13

10:00 to 10:45 a.m. —  Ages 1-1/2 to 3 years with adult

11:00 to 11:45 p.m.  —  Ages 3 to 5 years with adult

The two age groups can be flexible.

Instructor:  Gina Samardge, Orff Schulwerk Teaching Artist



   Seedling Storytime for November 9th has been changed to November 16th



After-School Creativity


Ten Mondays, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  —  September 23, 30  October 7, 14, 21, 28  November 4, 11, 18, 25

Grades 1 through 5

Facilitator:  Jessica Cohen



Eight Tuesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. —  September 24  October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  November 5, 12

Grades 3 through 6

Learn basic techniques of hand-building and glazing.  Display your favorite pieces in a library art show.

Instructor:  Ashleigh Thomas, BFA/Ceramics, BS/Art Education, MA/Art & Design Education





Six Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.  —  September 26  October 10, 17, 24  November 7, 14

Grades 3 through 12

Learn how to use various drawing media to create your own masterpieces and improve your skills.  Participate in the library art show the last day of class.

Instructor:  Corissa Appler, MS/Art Education



Movies That Matter

Playing on SELECT FRIDAYS at 7:00

With host and moderator:  TIMOTHY LAWTON

Refreshments & Discussion follow the screening

September 27   Ben is Back  (2018, R)

October 25  Seed: The Untold Story  (2016, PG)

November 22  On the Basis of Sex  (2018, PG-13)


Explore Interests



Wednesdays, 12:30 to 2:30 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.