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The Milford Public Library has many programs planned for April

Milford Library has many exciting and fun things planned for the month of April, starting with the celebration of Library Workers Day on April 9th. The library offers the public an opportunity to celebrate the hard-working library staff.

“We want our patrons to help us recognize staff and celebrate their work,” said Heather Kershaw, library operations manager. “We ask guests on this day to “submit a star.” The employee who receives the most stars receives a gift basket.”

On Wednesday, April 10, the library wants to help with your mental health with “The Art of Journaling and Life-Changing Opportunities.” This will be offered on Wednesday, April 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On the same day, AmeriHealthCaritas Delaware's mobile unit will be on site from noon to 4 p.m., offering free blood pressure and BMI testing, as well as dental exams, cholesterol testing and many other free health services.

“We are really looking forward to our Fun with Ceramics Night with Donna,” said Kershaw. “This promises to be an evening full of fun, laughter and creativity as each participant will create their own ceramic work. There is no fee for the course, but registration is required and is limited to 20 people.” Registration can be completed here.

The library plans to celebrate its patrons on Friday, April 12th. With the theme “All That and A Bag of Chips Day,” everyone who enters the library will receive a free bag of chicks when they check out a copy. Then, on Monday, April 15, the 2023 eco-documentary “We're All Plastic People Now” will be shown at 5 p.m.

“This documentary examines the precarious relationship between humans and plastics and asks how much evidence we need before we decide to tackle the problem,” said Kershaw. “We thank our sponsors Oceana, Plastic Free Delaware and the Delaware Division of Libraries.”

Registration for the demonstration is recommended, but not required and can be completed here. AmerihealthCaritas will return to the library to offer health and wellness training on Wednesday, April 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will provide information about opportunities for seniors in Sussex County.

“It will be an informal coffee chat,” Kershaw said. “It gives you the opportunity to ask on-site senior service experts questions to help you prepare for your aging journey. It is not necessarily intended for the older generation, but also for those who may be looking towards their older age or caring for an older friend or relative.”

The lecture “How simple gratitude can lead to a happier and more successful life” is planned for the same evening from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The second part of “The duPont Family” takes place on Saturday, April 20th at 1 p.m. This is a brief introduction to the duPont family and their company, presented by Lucas R. Clawson.

“We hope to get a good turnout for the show on Friday, April 26,” Kershaw said. “This program, Empowering Seniors Against Scams, is a one-hour workshop designed to educate seniors about potential scams and protect them. WE are working with Tidemark Federal Credit Union on this matter and really hope to see a large group as this is an issue that could prevent them from becoming victims.”

The library will end the month with “Mindful Mediation 101” on Saturday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is a beginner's class that teaches posture, breathwork, and the positive effects of meditation on mental health.

To learn more about other programs available at Milford Library or to register, visit their website. The library is located at 11 Southeast Front Street in Milford. They can be reached at 302-422-8996. The library is open Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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