Enjoy crafts, growing-up stories, and captivating movies at the Milton-Union Public Library this week.
On Monday, Oct. 25, 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.
Buddy Reading from 6:30-8 p.m. pairs a teen or adult reading mentor with beginning readers to help encourage greater reading ease, enjoyment and comprehension.
On Tuesday, Oct. 21, Tiny Tots meets from 1-1:30 p.m. This is an opportunity for children from birth to 3-years-old and their caretakers to hear developmentally appropriate stories, play games, sing songs, and do other activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey.
The Milton-Union Public Library Board of Trustees invites the public to their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Oct. 22, children’s librarian Wendy Heisey leads two Story Hours – 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.
Crafting and animals come together in the Adopt-A-Pet Toy Craft Night with Adult Fiction and Servicies Librarian Kim Brubaker at 6 p.m. Wednesday. In celebration of Adopt-A-Shelter Pet Month, Brubaker will be helping program attendees create a pull toy with tennis balls and T-shirts for dogs. For the cat lovers, the toy will be a fuzzy ball on the end of a dowel rod that cats can chase. Attendees can make one for their own pet, and one to go to a local shelter. To continue the celebration and remembrance of pets needing homes, there will also be a drawing for a pet-themed gift basket.
On Thursday, Oct. 23, author Steve Skinner of Troy will present a program based on his book “Robert’s Journey.” “Journey” tells the story of how Steve’s grandparents immigrated from Scotland to Ohio, how Bobby was raised, and his time in the Navy during World War II. It also includes photos of Robert’s time aboard the SS Prometheus and the SS Arthur P. Davis. According to the book description, “despite the hardships presented by such momentous times, Robert draws upon the love of his family to take it all on with humor and grace.” Steve will share his memories and stories at 6 p.m.
Then on Saturday, Oct. 25, the Saturday Showcase film will be “The Mummy.” It is rated PG-13. Join actors Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz in an adventure film involving a 3000-year-old curse and a mummy that’s not quite dead… 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.