The Milton Public Library on 476 Canton Ave. is kicking off Milton Reads Month with a series of events in celebration of this year’s selection: “Hamilton: The Revolution,” by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter, the award winning libretto of the hit musical “Hamilton.”
Reserve your copy of the book and view the complete calendar of events on the library’s website at www.miltonlibrary.org.
On Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m., a screening of the PBS documentary “Alexander Hamilton” presents the life of one of the most powerful men in American history.
On Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m., Library Director Will Adamczyk leads a discussion called “The Show, the Songs, the Book, the History, and the Man.” Participants can share thoughts about a variety of topics from the Federalists to the musical phenomena of the play.
On Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m., Professor Emeritus Martin Quitt presents “Miranda’s Hamilton, the Federalist, and the Founding of the American Republic.” Quitt has published books about the history of the family and the colonial Virginia legislature, as well as essays in social and political history.
The schedule then turns toward audience participation with a Hamilton Read Aloud over two sessions led by Assistant Library Director Sara Truog on consecutive Wednesdays, March 20 and March 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
On Sunday, March 24 from 4 to 6 p.m., The Bowery restaurant in Dorchester hosts the annual Milton Reads Trivia Party. Bring a team or join one when you arrive. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is required and a small admission fee will be collected at the door.
The March calendar also includes the eighth annual “Chess-A-Palooza!,” a scholastic chess tournament open to all Milton school students, on Saturday, March 24. Registration details are available on the library’s website.
On Monday, March 25 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., the Library Cookbook Club features New England Invite by Kate Bowler. Space is limited for this event, so register on the library’s website.
On Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m., the Museum of Fine Arts’ “Art in Bloom Roadshow” returns to the library with the creation of a floral arrangement to match a piece of art from the museum. “Tuesday Night at the Movies” on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. presents “Beguiled,” starring Nicole Kidman, in a period thriller that unfolds at a secluded girls boarding school in Civil War-era Virginia. Rated R, the film runs an hour and 35 minutes.
The March schedule of ongoing workshops includes the Library Knitting Group with drop-in sessions on Thursday, March 7 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 16 from 10 to 11:30 am.
Librarian Chris Callaghan will answer technology questions at “Device Drop-in with Chris” on Wednesday, March 13 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Callaghan also introduces a new workshop called “Computer Test Drive” on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Limited to nine students, the workshop is designed for people who may need to learn some of the basics. Registration is required.
For more information about all adult programs, visit www.miltonlibrary.org or call Jean Hlady, adult services librarian, at 617-698-5757, ext. 3.
All of these events are sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.