MARCH 2017

Movies that Matter Film Series: Films and Discussion of Social Issues.  Inspired by other communities, the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library (Milton, New York) presents a monthly film series, screening titles that promote thoughtful conversation.  Tim Lawton, library trustee, hosts the film screening and moderates the discussion afterward.  The intent is to promote a free, nonjudgmental gathering to discuss social issues — and to see some great films.  Doors open 10 minutes before the film which starts at 7:00 p.m.  Light refreshments and discussion follow for approximately an hour.

The film for March is — Academy Award winner, Moonlight.  A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Rated R — 1 hr. 51 min.

Friday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. —  Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, Community Room, 56-58 Main St., Milton, NY — 845-795-2200 —



Weather Announcement

Winter is here and along with it, snowy and icy weather!  Before heading out to the library during inclement weather, please call ahead to make sure the library is open.  Thank you and stay warm!

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



MUSIC & MOVEMENT – Ages 18 months to 4 years with adult

Five Tuesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 February 28  March 7, 14, 21 28

Instructor:  Gina Samardge, Orff Schulwerk Teaching Artist



Children & Family

LEGO CLUB – Grades 1 through 5

Six Mondays, 4:00 to 5:00 February 27  March 6, 13, 20, 27  April 3

Lego block free-build and construction-themed books.  Instructors:  Jessica Cohen and Barbara Kent



CRAFTING TOGETHER – School age youngsters and adults

Six Tuesdays, 4:00 to 5:00 February 28  March 7, 14, 21, 28  April 4

Scrap-booking, beading, paper projects and more.  make fun creations to decorate your life and home!  Projects at various skill levels offered at each meeting.  Instructor:  Library Staff



POTTERY WORKSHOP – Grades 3 through 5

Five Thursdays, 4:00 to 5:00 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Learn basic techniques of building and glazing.  Take home a complete project by the end of the workshop.  Instructor:  Virginia Lena-Murphy, Mountain View Pottery



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.





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

The Glass Universe by Dava Sobel, is elegantly written and enriched by excerpts from letters, diaries, and memoirs. The Glass Universe is the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe.



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.