MML’s book club, the Open Book Discussion Group, invites any interested individuals to come and discuss the featured book, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, on Tuesday, January 25, at 1:00 p.m. Copies can be found at the library. It is not necessary to attend all of the meetings, and you are welcome to come and go as you please.
Join us on Tuesday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m., at the Arnolds Park Library, for a fun night of painting, fellowship, and snacks provided by the three local libraries. Any skill level is invited to recreate a painting following step-by-step instruction. All of the supplies will be provided by the libraries. There are only 30 spots available so pre-register at the Arnolds Park Public Library, Spirit Lake Public Library, or the Milford Memorial Library. The cost is $15 for registration. Registrants will need to pay prior to the event to secure their spot. You may also register by going to this link: http://milfordlibrary.weebly.com/adult-program-registration.html
Friday, January 21, is the last chance to receive MML’s Young Adult Subscription Box: Game Night. The box includes card games, Table Football, and Mancala. Fourth through twelfth graders may register for this free activity by calling 712-338-4643 or online at http://milfordlibrary.weebly.com/ya-subscription-box-registratoin.html
MML’s Top Five Non-Fiction Books of 2021: Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America by Bill O’Reilly, I’m Effing Tired: A Proven Plan to Beat Burnout, Boost Your Energy, and Reclaim Your Life by Amy Shah, I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year by Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker, Walk in My Combat Boots: True Strories from America’s Bravest Warriors by James Patterson, Matt Eversmann, and Chris Mooney, and finally When Harry Met Minnie: A True Story of Love and Friendship by Marth Teichner.
Milford Memorial Library: Youth Corner
Encourage your kids to use the library not only by coming inside, but also through the Card Catalog. There is a Kids’ Catalog version which is much more user friendly and can be sorted by fiction, non-fiction, categories, or series. This catalog can be found by going to our website (http://www.milford.lib.ia.us) and clicking on ‘Search Our Catalog’ on the left-hand side. Then at the bottom of the screen, click on ‘Kids’ Catalog.’
Lastly, please remember MML’s last January storytime. Building Bookworms is in person at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 31, with the theme being penguins. There will be stories, songs and rhymes, a coloring/activity page, and a simple craft.