Millbrook Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Millbrook Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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Qigong Class
Millbrook
Friday, May 20, 10:00 AM
Qigong ("chee-gung") is a Chinese mind-body exercise system proven to lower blood pressure, build strength, improve balance and flexibility, and transform stress into energy. Its pleasant, easy to learn movements are similar to Yoga but more circular and flowing--- great for returning mobility to stiff or achy joints. This class will include acupressure self-massage techniques (acupuncture evolved from Qigong) and a bit of history about Qigong's fascinating roots in Taoism. 

Recommended reading:  
The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing  by Kenneth Cohen
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (translated Stephen Mitchell) 

Instructor Cris Caivano, m.a. Columbia University, is a certified Qigong instructor and exercise/movement therapist with over 40 years of  teaching experience.  Author of the twice published "Strength Training, Staying Fit and Fabulous" (Dover Press 2016) she taught dance at SUNY Purchase from 1978-1989. Cris lives in Clinton Corners.  www.criscaivano.com
Tech Help
Millbrook
Friday, May 20, 4:30 - 6:00
Need help with a computer or smartphone? Want to learn how to use the library's online resources? Sign up for a one-on-one class with our library staff on Fridays from 4:30 - 6. Classes are limited to thirty-minute sessions. Register for the event and specify your time slot.
Adult Crafter Kit -
Millbrook
Monday, May 23
Spring is springing, flowers are blooming, and you want to get in on the action. Sign-up for this month’s craft and receive a small ceramic flower pot, some paints, and one paintbrush. Unsure what to plant once you've finished your masterpiece? Check out the library’s new seed library for some free seeds. For ages 18 +
 
Grow Your Own May Fl
Millbrook
Monday, May 23
Ages: 0-13 yrs.

You know what they say–April showers bring May flowers! So why not plant your very own flowers this May? Register on our calendar to receive flower seeds, soil, and a planter.
Arts & Crafters: Egg
Millbrook
Wednesday, May 25, 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Celebrate May’s flowers by joining Miss Abbey in the Children’s Room to create your own out of egg cartons!

Supplies will be provided in-person, but if you would like a supply bag with instructions to complete the project at home, please email Miss Abbey at agallagher@millbrooklibrary.org.
Jazz Concert - Gabri
Millbrook
Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 PM
Join us for a special evening of jazz at the Millbrook Library! Saxophonist Gabriel Mininberg and guitarist Dani Zanuttini-Frank will play thoughtful reimaginings of standards, complemented by some of their original compositions. Fast friends since their college days, Gabriel & Dani's improvisations sound like friendly conversation through music.

So, lay out a blanket, bring some snacks or a whole picnic, and enjoy free music in Millbrook village. The Library will be providing seating for those without their own. Open to all ages! 

In case of rain, this event will be moved inside.
 
Gabriel Mininberg is a Los Angeles-based saxophonist and multimedia composer, and a graduate of Yale University. He has a warm, rich sound, and an inventive rhythmic sensibility. He has led ensembles ranging from jazz to salsa to chamber music to free improvisation. His debut recording project, Double Quartet, featuring jazz quartet and string quartet will be available this summer. The project pulls from jazz, film music, world music, EDM, and metal in a musical search for meaning. Please visit gabrielmininberg.com for more information.
 
Dani Zanuttini-Frank is a multifaceted guitarist who studies at Yale University with Ben Verdery. In the summer of 2019— the most recent festival season— Dani performed at the BorGuitar Festival in Italy and the Solstice Guitar Symposium. Dani is an active performer in jazz and early music, serving as assistant director of the Yale Collegium Musicum and having recently appeared in concerts in the Pegasus Early Music series and the Yale Jazz Festival. He is also a Yale President's Public Service Fellow, a fellowship for service to the City of New Haven.
Toddler Storytime wi
Millbrook
Thursday, May 26, 11:00 - 11:30
Location: The Library Side Lawn (In the event of rain, we will move to the Children's Room)

Children and caregivers will enjoy circle time, a picture book read-aloud, and maybe a song or two! As May is Mental Health Awareness Month, this week Miss Abbey’s theme will focus on mental wellness practices for kids.
Toddler Time
Millbrook
Thursday, May 26, 11:30 - 12:00
Following in-person storytime, spend quality time playing with your little one in the Children’s Room. Make new friends, play with library toys, listen to tunes, and pick out your favorite books! Note: You do not have to attend the 11AM storytime to join Toddler Time. 
Virtual Storytime wi
Millbrook
Thursday, May 26, 11:30 AM
Miss Abbey will read “My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing” written by Nick Ortner and Alison Taylor and illustrated by Michelle Polizzi. Virtual story time videos will be posted on our Youtube channel each Thursday morning at 11:30AM and available to view on demand. 
Youth Makerspace Hou
Millbrook
Thursday, May 26, 4:30 - 5:30 PM
Location: The Children’s Room 
Ages: 5-12 yrs.

Let your imagination run wild when you drop by the Children’s Room to learn programming with our robots, build your engineering skills with our Legos, or explore your creative side by making art with any of our supplies!
Movie Night - Jojo R
Millbrook
Thursday, May 26, 6:00 PM
We’re celebrating Jewish Heritage Month at the library by showing Jojo Rabbit.

This coming-of-age comedy is a Taika Waititi film with Waititi portraying a buffoonish Adolt Hitler, the imaginary friend of a Hitler Youth who discovers his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their house. Heartwarming and funny, Jojo grapples with his own prejudices and the naivete of childhood as WWII rages around him.

Movie nights are open to all and a wonderful way to join the community of film lovers here in Millbrook. Plus! We’re starting to serve popcorn and cookies, so come for the snack and stay for the movie and community.
Tech Help
Millbrook
Friday, May 27, 4:30 - 6:00
Need help with a computer or smartphone? Want to learn how to use the library's online resources? Sign up for a one-on-one class with our library staff on Fridays from 4:30 - 6. Classes are limited to thirty-minute sessions. Register for the event and specify your time slot.
Family Movie Night:
Millbrook
Friday, May 27, 7:00 PM
Come on down to the Children’s Room to watch Ron’s Gone Wrong with your best friend...or your favorite robot!   
Closed for Memorial
Millbrook
Saturday, May 28
The library is closed for Memorial Day Weekend. Remember, our online library is always open!
Green Words: Walking
Millbrook
Saturday, May 28, 1:00 PM
***This event has been rescheduled to it's rain date of May 28th. ***

Join Local Artist June Glasson & Millbrook Adult Programs Coordinator Kristin Perkins in the Innisfree Gardens for a walking discussion of John Berger’s classic book Ways of Seeing. Afterward, participants are invited to bring a journal or sketch pad with them for a writing and drawing session to reflect on the reading and gardens. 

This event (and entry into the gardens) is free for participants thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Millbrook Library and Innisfree Garden. Donation is suggested for those with the means.

You must be registered to attend; register by emailing library@millbrooklibrary.org. 

The rain date will be May 28th at 1 pm. 
Closed for Memorial
Millbrook
Monday, May 30
The library is closed for Memorial Day Weekend. Remember, our online library is always open!
Adult Crafter Kit -
Millbrook
Tuesday, May 31
Spring is springing, flowers are blooming, and you want to get in on the action. Sign-up for this month’s craft and receive a small ceramic flower pot, some paints, and one paintbrush. Unsure what to plant once you've finished your masterpiece? Check out the library’s new seed library for some free seeds. For ages 18 +
 
Grow Your Own May Fl
Millbrook
Tuesday, May 31
Ages: 0-13 yrs.

You know what they say–April showers bring May flowers! So why not plant your very own flowers this May? Register on our calendar to receive flower seeds, soil, and a planter.
May Flowers
Millbrook
Tuesday, May 31
April showers bring May flowers! Spring into action and make your own flowers out of construction paper and pipe cleaners. The library will provide all the supplies you need to create a gorgeous garden. For ages 11 - 19. Kits are available for pick-up starting May 2nd.
Out of This World
Millbrook
Tuesday, May 31
For National Astronaut Day, make your own fizzing moon rocks! The library will provide the supplies, including baking soda, vinegar, water, and black and silver glitter. For ages 11 - 19.
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