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Author Lynne Reeves will discuss her latest book, "Dangers of an Ordinary Night: A Novel," in conversation with bestselling author Lisa Genova, via Zoom, tonight, Monday, Nov. 29, from 7-8 p.m.
Lynne Reeves (Griffin) is an internationally recognized family counselor, public speaker, teacher and writer of fiction and nonfiction. Writing as Lynne Griffin, she is the author of the family-focused novels "Life Without Summer," "Sea Escape" and "Girl Sent Away." She writes novels of domestic suspense as Lynne Reeves. She’s a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime National & Sisters in Crime New England.
"The Dangers of an Ordinary Night" is an exploration of the explosive family secrets that are often hidden in plain sight. On a chilly fall evening at the prestigious Performing Arts High School of Boston, best friends Tali Carrington and June Danforth go missing after auditioning for a play. They're last seen in grainy, out-of-focus surveillance footage that shows them walking away from the school.
Lisa Genova is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels "Still Alice," "Left Neglected," "Love Anthony," "Inside the O'Briens" and "Every Note Played." "Still Alice" was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart
This event is hosted by Tewksbury Public Library in partnership with Milford Town Library. Visit milfordtownlibrary.org to register.
Cookbook Club – Cookie Swap
The Cookbook Club will hold its annual Cookie Swap on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Children’s Program Room.
Members and other interested persons are invited to bring their favorite cookies, with recipe to the meeting to share and swap. Please bring containers to take home cookies, and reusable water bottle. Paper plates and napkins will be provided.
The cookie swaps have been well attended in the past with not only members, but others in the community enjoying the camaraderie and fun. So everyone is encouraged to bake some cookies and bring them to our December 15th meeting. You’ll love it.
Friends of the Library Book Sales
The Friends of the Library will hold their final book sales of the year in early December. Sales will be held on Thursdays Dec. 2 and 9 from 3 to 6 p.m.; and on Saturdays Dec. 4 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Friends of the Library Book Sales are a great place to pick up some wonderful books for yourself or giving to others. There are several exciting Coffee Table books that would make special presents at holiday time.
Looking for cookbooks, mysteries, biographies, books on gardening, painting, new fiction? All these and more can be found at the book sales.
In addition, there are DVDs, CDs and puzzles galore to take home and enjoy during your leisure time, or again, give as gifts.
Make a point of stopping in to one of the Book Sales this fall. You’ll find lots of treasures, and you’ll be helping the Friends fund museum passes and library programming, as well as plantings for the Lennard Hill Park and Garden come spring.
Virtual Event: David Baldacci Discusses 'Mercy'
Bestselling author David Baldacci will discuss his latest book, Mercy, via Zoom, on Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m..
David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with 150 million copies sold worldwide. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America
About the Book: FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s harrowing search for her long-lost sister Mercy reaches a boiling point in this breakneck thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci. For her entire life, FBI agent Atlee Pine has been searching for her twin sister, Mercy, who was abducted at the age of six and never seen again
This event is hosted by the Tewksbury Public Library in collaboration with Wellesley Books and many other Massachusetts Public Libraries. Visit milfordtownlibrary.org to register.
ESL and Citizenship Classes
For now, we have canceled the Drop-in Reading Group for ESL students on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m.. We may add another group or extend one of the other drop-in groups on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Drop-in Conversation classes are held on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.. The regular Drop-in ESL classes meet on Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m.
Active Citizen: Citizenship Prep classes are held on Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. (this program is not a drop-in as students must be nearing minimum residency requirements (5 years in nearly all cases). The instructor or ESL Coordinator needs to approve you for the course. The instructor Atef Sorial, worked as a guidance counselor in his native Egypt, went through the naturalization process himself and he now works with the Milford Public Schools and Milford Hospital on Project Search.
Copies of the October calendar will be at the Reference Desk, the Grab ‘n Go Table, near the ESL classroom, and on our website.
Become a Tax-Aide Volunteer
The AARP Tax-Aide Program is looking for volunteers to help low-and moderate-income people prepare their federal and Massachusetts income taxes.
As a Tax-Aide volunteer, you will receive excellent training over three Saturdays in December. Tax-Aide volunteers work 6 to 8 hours per week between February 1st and early April.
The AARP Tax-Aide Program is offered at 41 senior centers and libraries in Central Massachusetts – including right here in Milford! Last year, our volunteers helped complete more than 4700 tax returns for people in our communities.
Training begins in December. Internet access and computer skills are a must.
If you are interested, go to https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/get-involved/ and select “Volunteer With AARP Tax-Aide Program” from the options.
Library News is compiled weekly by Reference Librarian Mary Frances Best.
This article originally appeared on The Milford Daily News: Author Lynne Reeves talks about her book at Milford Town Library Nov. 29