This week is a time to honor veterans, meet a local author, and show off your craftiness at the Milton-Union Public Library.
First, on Monday, Nov. 10, the Crafty Listeners gather from 1-2:30 p.m. They listen to an audiobook while working on joint and individual craft projects. Both experienced crafters or those wanting to learn are welcome. They are currently listening to “The Prayer Box” by Lisa Wingate.
Also on Monday is Buddy Reading from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Buddy Reading pairs a teen or adult reading mentor with beginning readers to help encourage greater reading ease, enjoyment and comprehension.
Are you a “Downton Abbey” fan? How about the 1970s show “Upstairs, Downstairs”? That came from a memoir by Margaret Powell about her time as a kitchen maid in service of English aristocrats in the 1920s and beyond. Join the Adult Evening Book Discussion Group to discuss Powell’s memoir entitled “Below Stairs.” The group meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the library will be closed in honor of Veteran’s Day.
On Wednesday, Nov. 12, it’s dragons and X-rays at the weekly Story Hour. Children’s librarian Wendy Heisey leads two story times – one at 10:30 a.m. and one at 1:30 p.m. Stories, crafts, games and puppet shows are included in the activities for preschool children and their caretakers.
Then, it’s time for making jewelry out of old magazines with the Pinterest Craft of the Month. Learn how to upcycle old magazines into colorful beads with Adult Fiction Specialist Kim Brubaker. Supplies are provided and the event is free, but sign-up is required. The fun starts at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12.
Meet West Milton author John Sheppard on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The 30-year Milton resident is an engineer by day and author by night. His latest novel, which was just released Nov. 2, is “Seeds of the Bitter Harvest.” The story revolves around Andy Whitman, the sole surviving member of a wealthy, prominent family, who struggles to define who he is and what really matters. Encounters with a “lady of the night” and the Russian mob show Whitman and others that seeds planted long ago are yielding a bitter harvest. This book is the sequel to “Ten Days,” a story about the 10 days leading up to the sieging of a capitol city. Whitman is one of the characters who escaped the siege. Both books will be available for perusal at the library.
Then at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, see the ‘colors of the wind’ with the Saturday Showcase film “Pocahontas.” The G-rated film is classic Disney animation – songs, romance, intrigue and those lovable animal sidekicks. Movie watchers are encouraged to bring their own chair or big pillow and enjoy the free popcorn.
For more information about these or other programs, call 937-698-5515 or visit www.mupubliclibrary.org. Milton-Union Public Library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton and is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.