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Milford Town Library Calendar of Events

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Tax Forms

Both federal and state tax forms are available in the library entrance (between the double doors). Additional forms and schedules can be found at for federal taxes and for state taxes. The tax deadline is Wednesday, April 17, 2024.

AARP Tax Aide Program

We’d like to thank the dedicated coordinators and volunteers with the AARP Tax-Aide program for another successful year of income tax preparation for seniors and low-moderate individuals. Over 275 people were helped through this vital program.

Theresa Beggs: Photography

During March, local photographer Theresa Beggs returns with an exhibit of nature photography. Theresa really began exploring her craft during the pandemic and has found a community of other photographers and artisans who inspire her to keep making photographs. Her work at Louisa Lake is phenomenal!

Your Money: Keep More in 2024 

Milford Town Library is proud to host Milford Federal Bank for this special series during National Financial Literacy Month! Susan Carabbio, VP Retail Market Manager, will be offering some expert advice on how to keep more of the money that you earn, to help you reach your personal goals this year!

•  Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

 Get Rent Ready!

•  Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

Understanding Your Credit & Scores

•  Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

Protect Your Identity and Avoid Scams

No registration is required, and all are welcome to attend one, two or all three events held in MTL's Granite Room. For more information, visit our calendar page or Facebook event!

About Milford Federal Bank

"At MFB we strive to make sure that we live up to our tagline 'Our Community. Your Bank.' We are committed to the communities we serve by creating meaningful relationships and earning the trust of our customers.." To learn more about Milford Federal Bank, visit

ESL Drop in Classes 

Free Drop in ESL classes for adults are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 - 8 p.m. in the ESL Classroom on the lower level.

An intermediate class has also been added on Thursdays from 6pm-7pm. 

As aulas de ESL gratuitas para adultos são realizadas às terças e quintas-feiras, 7pm-8pm na sala de aula de ESL no nível inferior.

Uma aula intermediária também foi adicionada às quintas-feiras, 6pm-7pm.

Las clases gratuitas de ESL para adultos se llevan a cabo los martes y jueves de 7 pm a 8 pm en el aula de ESL en el nivel inferior.

También se agregó una clase intermedia los jueves de 6pm-7pm. 

Center Book Group

The Center Book Group will meet on Tuesday, April 16 at 10 a.m. at the Milford Senior Center to discuss All Adults Here by Emma Straub. 

In this nuanced exploration of life choices, family dynamics, and relationships with friends and ourselves, Emma Straub gives us the character of Astrid Strick. Witnessing a school bus accident puts Astrid, mother to three dramatically different adult children, on a path of reflection and discovery. 

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]

Who Were the Drapers? Talk by Dr. James Buckley

Dr. James Buckley will give an informal talk on the history of the Draper Family on Saturday, April 20 at 1 p.m. in the Granite Room. 

While the Draper family is legend to lifelong Milfordians and Hopedale residents, those new to town may have no idea why the park across from the police station is called Draper Park and about the equestrian statue of General Draper that graces the park. 

The Drapers were pioneers in the automatic loom industry and their textile plant in Hopedale once employed thousands. Their imprint on the community was enormous. General William Draper was a Civil War hero and the statue of him in the park was dedicated in 1912 and designed by Daniel Chester French who also designed the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. 

There’s so much more to learn about the Drapers and their legacy. Dr. Buckley, a retired school superintendent wrote hundreds of columns on local history for area newspapers in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. 

Friends of the Library Spring Booksale

The Friends will hold their semi-annual spring booksale on Friday, April 26 from 4 - 7 p.m. for members and on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. for the public. Come browse the spectacular selection of children’s, young adult, and adult books, games, movies, music and puzzles all available at bargain prices. The Friends enhance library users’ experience by supporting and offering programs, lectures, concerts, for the whole family. Please note the earlier start time on Saturday, April 27. Memberships can be purchased or renewed at the door.

How to Kill Your Lawn with Mark Richardson

Join us for a free, innovative program sponsored by the Friends of the Milford Town Library on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Granite and Quarry Rooms. 

According to NASA, in the United States more surface area is covered by lawn than by any other single irrigated crop. Lawns are resource-heavy, requiring irrigation, fertilizer, and pesticides to thrive in our climate. Learn how to replace your lawn with beautiful and environmentally friendly native plant gardens. 

Mark Richardson is Director of Horticulture for New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill in Boylston, Massachusetts. He leads a team of horticulture staff and oversees a living plant collection that spans sixteen distinct garden spaces, two conservatories, and over 100 acres of surrounding woodlands and wetlands. He has a passion for ecological horticulture and native plants, and he lectures on various topics including “How to Kill Your Lawn.” He is co-author of the book Native Plants for New England Gardens (Globe Pequot, 2018).

Share the Plastic Circle: Family Hula-Hoopalooza

Join Kat from Wildkats Hoops for a hula-hoop program for ages 5 and older on Saturday, May 4 from 1 - 2 p.m. Bring the whole family for a fun program that gets everyone moving, hooping, and smiling. Kat's been leading groups at camps, extended day programs and libraries for the past ten years. She encourages all participants and guides really agile participants to try some cool tricks with the hoops. Moms, Dads, caregivers, kids all welcome! 

Friends Annual Meeting & Author Mike Tougias

Join the Friends of the Milford Town Library at their annual meeting on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Granite and Quarry Rooms Learn how the funds donated and raised by the Friends are being allocated and then stay for a special very guest at 7 p.m.

Local author Mike Tougias will give a short talk about his latest book The Power of Positive Fishing followed by his presentation on Extreme Survival: Lessons from Those Who Triumphed Against All Odds. Michael J. Tougias is a New York Times bestselling author and co-author of 30 books for adults and 7 for children and young adults including The Finest Hours (adapted as a Disney motion picture in 2016) Fatal Forecast, Overboard and King Philip's War.

Seascapes: Pastel Painting Workshop with Greg Maichack

Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack will present “Seascapes,” a pastel painting workshop for adults and teens 18+ on Thursday, May 9 from 6 - 8 p.m. This is a pastel painting workshop designed for both sheer beginners to advanced participants and is inspired by Winslow Homer’s painting “Summer Squall,” and “West Point, Prout’s Neck.” Participants will we create the wave effect of spray, embedding pigment particles into the painting while being instructed by Greg in expressive pastel strokes, blending, slurring and layering. 

Spots are limited and registration is required. Call the Information Desk at 508-473-2145 ext. 219 or email [email protected] to reserve a spot. 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Milford Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. The pastel workshop will be held in the Granite and Quarry Rooms.

Johnny Cash - Songs & Stories with Matt York

On Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m., longtime New England musician/author Matt York will perform the songs of Johnny Cash and tell stories about Cash's career. He'll discuss Cash's emergence as a groundbreaking artist in the 1950's, his marriage to June Carter and many of his other career highlights. 

In both 2022 and 2023, York was nominated for the Boston Music Award for Best Country Artist and his album Gently Used was named one of Worcester Magazine's best albums of 2022. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Milford Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. The concert will be held in the Granite and Quarry Rooms. 

The Beatles 1964 with Steve Minichiello

On Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. writer and Emmy-award winning producer Steve Minichiello will discuss the pivotal year for this musical and cultural phenomenon. Steve presented a program last fall about The Holy Trinity of Milford Jazz and his knowledge and passion for music and music history are remarkable. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milford Town Library. This event will be held in the Granite and Quarry Rooms and is suitable for Beatles fans of all ages.