Mark your October calendar for library events you won’t want to miss!
Wednesdays, 10-1, 8, 15, 22 – Story Hours at the Milton-Union Public Library are held from 10:30-11:30 am and 1:30-2:30 pm. Stories, crafts, games, and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children (and their caretakers). No story hours will be held October 29, in preparation for the Library annual Haunted Room open to the public on Beggars’ Night.
Wednesday, 10-1 – A computer class on how to utilize Craigslist will be taught by Allan Clapp @ 6:00 pm. Bring your SD card or flash drive with a photo if you want hands-on experience posting for sales, or bring a description of that perfect item for which you’ve been searching. Library laptops are limited in number so you may want to bring your own device and use the library’s wifi connection, come a little early to get a library laptop, or just watch to listen and learn. Cautions on safety will be integral to this class.
Thursday, 10-2 – New Friends of the Milton-Union Public Library meet at 6:00 pm for a brief meeting before their annual October Program @ 6:30 pm. This year’s speaker will be WHIO’s Northern Bureau chief, Steve Baker, speaking on his experiences in radio and television. The public is invited to this informative and entertaining program sponsored by the Friends.
Mondays, 10-6, 13, 20, 27 – Crafty Listeners meet from 1:00-2:30 pm to listen to an audiobook while working on craft projects, both joint and individual. Walk-in participants, whether experienced crafters or those wanting to learn, are most welcome.
Mondays, 10-6, 13, 20, 27 – Buddy Reading from 6:30-8:00 pm pairs a teen or adult reading mentor with beginning readers to help encourage greater reading ease, enjoyment, and comprehension. Belle, the friendly Beagle canine buddy will be listening to readers on October 6th.
Tuesdays, 10-7, 14, 21 – Tiny Tots meet at the Milton-Union Public Library from 1:00-1:30 pm This is a time when children from birth to three and their caretakers can enjoy developmentally appropriate stories, games, songs, and more fun activities with Mrs. Heisey.
Monday, 10-13 – The library’s adult evening book discussion group will meet @ 7:00 pm to discuss the book Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Stop in for the discussion or call the library at 937-698-5515 for more Information about library discussion groups.
Tuesday, 10-14 – The Just-A-Little-Inspiration Book Group meets at 11:00 am to discuss Like Dandelion Dust by Karen Kingsbury. Drop in for a lively time of discussion.
Tuesday, 10-14 – The monthly Pinterest class will be making decorative paper pumpkins from older recycled paperback books @ 6:00 pm. Registration is necessary and the class is almost full. Call the library at 937-698-5515 to register or add your name to the ‘overflow’ list in case of registration cancellations.
Wednesday, 10-15 – An Excel class will be taught by Allan Clapp @ 6:00 pm. The number of library laptops to use is limited so feel free to bring your own device and connect to the library’s free wifi.
Thursday, 10-16 – The High Nooners library book discussion group will meet at noon to discuss John Irving’s book, A Prayer for Owen Meany. Call the library at 937-698-5515 for more information about this and other library programs.
Thursday, 10-16 – A Not-So-Scary Party will be held from 6:30-8:00 pm for children K-5th grade. Come in costumes (or not), prepared for games, stories, crafts, and refreshments.
Saturday, 10-18 – ‘Monster House’ will be this week’s Saturday matinee PG movie feature. Come at 2:30 pm and enjoy popcorn and fun at the library. Bring your pillow or lawn chair and a friend!
Tuesday, 10-21 – The Milton-Union Public Library’s Board of Trustees meets at 7:00 pm for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
Wednesday, 10-22 – To celebrate ‘Adopt A Pet’ month, the library will be hosting another craft session for making pet toys. Attendees will make one toy for their own pet and another toy to donate to a local animal shelter. The craft activities will be from 6:00-7:30 pm. All materials are provided and no registration is necessary.
Thursday, 10-23 – Local Miami County author, Steve Skinner will present a program at 6:00 pm. All are welcome to listen to his stories and experiences as an author.
Saturday, 10-25 – The Mummy will be shown @ 2:30 pm at the library. (PG-13) Popcorn is provided; bring a pillow or folding chair for comfort.
Thursday, 10-30 – Stop of at the library while trick-or-treating to enjoy our Haunted Room. This year’s theme is taken from the movie “Little Shop of Horrors”. Treats will be given at the circulation desk as well.