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.
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.
Milford Memorial Library: Youth Corner
Summer is winding down, but Milford Memorial Library still has some exciting youth programs for your family. Everything is provided by the library, and they are open to all ages. Also, a friendly reminder that Reading Logs can still be turned in for summer prizes until Friday, August 16.
The last summer Public Playdate will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 12. There are two summer Building Bookworms left, and they are the Dickinson County Nature Center at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 9, and A Sky Full of Stories (Q-Tip Star Art and Constellation Sensory Bags) with Miss Becca at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16.