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Milford Town Library Calendar of Events

By Reference Department

Library Closed for
Veterans Day
The library will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

“Silent Saturday” study
Those looking for a truly silent study room for deep concentration can sign-up at the Information Desk to use the ESL Classroom between 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings. 

Ed Iacovelli Featured Artist
During November, Ed Iacovelli will exhibit his work at the library next to the Information Desk. Ed works in pen and ink and watercolor, often incorporating them together. Since Ed’s colorblind, blacks, blues and grays make up his signature palette. Inspired by the work of author illustrator Eric Sloane, Ed’s been doing pen and ink drawings since 1972. A more recent watercolor class at the Hopedale Community Center expanded his work which consists of land and seascapes.
Please stop by throughout the month to enjoy his artwork.

Shawna Foundation
Library Poetry Tour
The last stop of the Shawna Foundation Library Poetry Tour brings poet Heather MacPherson to the Milford Town Library on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. and the Uxbridge Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. 
Heather is an accomplished poet whose work has been published in SoundingsEast, The Carolina Quarterly, Variant Lit, Bennington Review, 580 Split, and Blueline. A collection of academic essays called Voicing the Less Dead edited by Heather and Francesca Borrione is forthcoming from Lexington Books in 2024. Heather teaches writing at Clark University.
Tony Brown hosts the Library Poetry Tour which honors the life of Shawna Shea by promoting and supporting creative endeavors. The program is financed in part by the Milford Cultural Council, the Uxbridge Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Center Book Group
The Center Book Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Milford Senior Center to discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
Spanning several decades starting in the 1920s, this charmer of a book introduces readers to Count Alexander Rostov who is confined on house arrest to the Metropol Hotel in Moscow. While in exile, he manages to hold court and creates a circle of associates that includes hotel staff, guests, a cat. 
When the Count meets Sofia, the daughter of a Ukrainian friend, he becomes the girl’s de facto father. The Count finds new purpose in his unexpected role and helps Sofia discover and develop her considerable musical talent.
To reserve a copy or to learn more about the Center Book Group, please call the Information Desk at 508-473-2145, ext. 219 or email Anne at [email protected]

ESL Drop in Classes 
Fall ESL classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 - 8 p.m. All adults who want to improve their English listening and speaking skills are encouraged to attend these free classes. Classes are held in the ESL classroom on the lower level of the library. No registration is necessary. Class materials will be provided.
As aulas de esl de outono são ministradas às terças e quintas-feiras, das 7 às 8. Todos os adultos que desejam melhorar suas habilidades de escuta e fala em inglês são incentivados a participar dessas aulas gratuitas. As aulas são ministradas na sala de ESL no nível inferior da biblioteca. Nenhum registro é necessário. Materiais de aula serão fornecidos.
Las clases de ESL de otoño se llevan a cabo los martes y jueves de 7pm-8pm. Se anima a todos los adultos que deseen mejorar sus habilidades para escuchar y hablar en inglés a asistir a estas clases gratuitas. Las clases se llevan a cabo en el salón de ESL en el nivel inferior de la biblioteca. No es necesario registrarse. Se proporcionará material de clase.

Citizenship Classes 
This fall, citizenship preparation classes will be held on Saturdays from 1 - 3 p.m. While the classes are free, only those individuals who meet the criteria for citizenship (5 years US residency, 3 years if married to a US citizen) are able to attend. The course instructor Atef Sorial will screen all potential participants in person. 

Felting Workshop with Kathy Rossacci
The Friends of the Library welcome local artisan Kathy Rossacci for a needle felting workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 28  at 7 p.m. Each participant will make and take home a delightful holiday/woodland inspired project.
This 90 minute workshop is free and all materials and instruction will be provided. Registration is required. Call the Information Desk at 508-473-2145 ext. 219 or email: [email protected].

The Holy Trinity of Milford Jazz: Boots, Ziggy & Bob
The Friends close out their programs and lectures for the year with a 90-minute presentation by Stephen Minichiello on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. about three legends of jazz: Boots Mussulli, Ziggy Minichiello and Bob Varney.  
Henry “Boots” Mussulli made his reputation as a jazz great on the saxophone with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the 1940s and 1950s and played at the Newport Jazz Festival. He founded The Crystal Room club in Milford. 
Ziggy ruled on the trumpet also with the Kenton Orchestra and other bands. Bob sat behind the drums with Kenton, the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra and Jimmy McPartland and his Sextette. 
Apart from being Ziggy’s nephew, Stephen’s background as an award winning writer and producer makes him the perfect guide to Milford’s rich musical history. Stephen has written and produced for WBZ-TV, WGBH-TV (PBS) and WCVB-TV, Boston, including Chronicle. 

Home Delivery Volunteers
We’re looking for a few more volunteers to add to our Home Delivery roster. If you have a valid driver’s license and can periodically make deliveries to homes or assisted living centers in Milford, please consider helping provide this valuable service. To learn more, please call the Information Desk at 508-473-2145 ext. 219.