Inviting all ghosts, ghouls, goblins, superheroes, and creatures alike! Stop by the Milford Memorial Library on Tuesday, October 31, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., to pick up some treats and show off your awesome costume as part of Trick-or-Treat with Milford Businesses.
Everyone is welcome to join us on Wednesday, November 1, for several great programs. Kathy Wilson will be at the Arnolds Park Library at 2:00 p.m., for We Shall Be Monsters. Kathy will tell how despite people questioning her morals, her husband’s philandering, and death of loved ones, Mary Shelly was still able to write one of the most popular novels of all time while she was still a teenager. This program looks at Mary Shelly’s life to learn more about her and understand why the fascination with “Frankenstein” continues. This free program is sponsored by the Arnolds Park Library Foundation, Friends of the Milford Library, and Friends of the Spirit Lake Library.
Halloween continues at the Spirit Lake Public Library on Wednesday, November 1, at 7:00 p.m., for The Devil Has My Consent program. Kathy Wilson will guide us through 1692, where more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; 20 were executed. Why? What happened to create such hysteria? Were the accusers possessed? Experiencing delusions caused by eating spoiled grain? Discover the real story behind the Salem Witch Trials. This is a free program and everyone is invited to attend. This program is sponsored by Arnolds Park Library Foundation, Friends of the Milford Library, and Friends of the Spirit Lake Library.
On Monday, November 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., fourth through twelfth graders head to Milford Memorial Library to Young Adults’ Game Day. We will have a variety of multiplayer games available for you and your friends to play. Consoles and games are being provided by Exile Gaming. This is a free program and registration is not required.
In MML’s Young Adult November Challenge Box, fourth through twelfth graders will be creating a game with yarn pumpkins and black licorice. The game must be travel friendly and all ages must be able to play and understand the rules. The November Challenge box will be available Tuesday, November 14, through Tuesday, November 21. This is a free activity, but does require registration. You may register by calling MML at 712-338-4643 or online at this link, http://milfordlibrary.weebly.com/young-adult-registration.html.
Milford Memorial Library Youth News
Finish out October with your family and Milford Memorial Library through Building Bookworms (storytime) at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 30, with the theme being monsters. Then join the town of Milford from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, for some trick-or-treating. Keep an eye out for the pumpkin hanging in their window. We have some free items out on the front table. There are posters and Halloween decorative bags. Plus the jack-olantern riddle is still waiting to be solved by your kiddos. November is right around the corner, so please mark these programs to get on your calendar. Minds in Motion (sensory play) is at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, November 6 and 20, Building Bookworms (storytime) is at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, November 13 and 27, and Afterschool Adventures is at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9.