Milford Memorial Library News
Join the Milford Memorial Library as we welcome Pete Grady on Thursday, August 8, at 2:00 p.m. Grady will be presenting “Unconditional Surrender: A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant.” The performance focuses on Grant’s experiences as President and Lieutenant General of the United States Army, but it also touches Grant’s childhood in Ohio, his military service in the Mexican War and his resignation from the U.S. Army and subsequent attempts to support his family as a civilian. The show is presented as Grant, in the final weeks of his life, struggles to complete his autobiography before his death from cancer of the throat in July 1885. The performance features mentions of Iowa’s special contributions to the Union cause, and includes a discussion of the effect of the Mexican War on the map of Iowa. This program is brought to you by the Friends of the Milford Memorial Library and a grant from Humanities Iowa.
You have been abducted by aliens and are now aboard their spaceship! You’re only chance for survival is escape. The Milford Memorial Library will be running an escape room all day on Wednesday, July 31. Stop by or call the library to reserve a time slot. Groups of 2 – 6 people can be in the escape room at one time. If you don’t have a group and would still like to sign up, we can add you to another group. There are only seven time slots available and each time slot is one hour. Please register before the day of the event. This program is offered at no charge to the participants and everything is provided by the Milford Memorial Library.
MML’s Young Adult’s End of Summer reading program party will be on Tuesday, August 6, at 1:00 p.m. We will be having mini pizzas and playing Wii games. There is no cost or pre-registration. All materials will be provided by the library.
Youth and Young Adult Summer Reading Logs will be due on Friday, August 16, at 5:00 p.m. Announcements of winners will be made shortly after.
The Milford Memorial Library staff and the Friends of the Milford Memorial Library would like to thank everyone who volunteered and came to the annual book sale. The book sale was a big success and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year. Thank you also to the Okoboji Summer Theatre director and student actors who came to Pioneer Days for Story Time in the Park and to everyone who came to Story Time in the Park to enjoy the stories and songs.
Milford Memorial Library: Youth Corner
Milford Memorial Library will continue to have Public Playdates at 10:00 a.m. every Monday until August 12. Some other library programs coming up are Book Buddies at 9:30 a.m. on August 2, 9, and 16, ISU Extension and Outreach at 10:00 a.m. on August 2, Dickinson County Nature Center at 10:00 a.m. on August 9, and Building Bookworms: A Sky Full of Stories at 10:00 a.m. on August 16. All of these programs are free and open to everyone.
Lastly, please don’t forget that Reading Logs can still be filled out and returned for some awesome prizes until Friday, August 16.