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December Adult Programming at NMPL

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Small Business Saturday

Scavenger Hunt 

Saturday, November 25th thru

November 28th

 Let’s celebrate our Downtown Small Businesses.  Beginning on November 25th, pick up your list of participating businesses.  Collect at least 10 of the Scavenger Hunt cards and bring them back to the library.  You will receive a small prize and be entered into a drawing for donations from many of the

participants!  Thanks New Milford Small Businesses! You are great!


Community Service Project

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Amanda Bakes

Wednesday, December 6th 

6:30 PM


Join Amanda Glover, who has been cooking and baking her way around Northwest Connecticut for almost 20 years as she brings her love affair with food to you.  Her book, “Sweetie, Bake Your Day” will be available for purchase and signing, as well as a surprise holiday treat!

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Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org.

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Holiday Traditions for ESL Students

Wednesday, December 6th 6:30 PM


Practice English while learning about local holiday traditions.  And, share some of your own traditions as well.  This is part of the series, Practical Fun for Adult ESL students. 

 

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online at newmilfordlibrary.org  

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Foreign Film:The Tree of Wooden Clogs

Monday, December 11th 1:00 PM 


An absolutely engrossing film. A wonderful slice of life in rural Italy at the turn of the century. No great dramatics but a detailed examination of a year of peasant life. The characters, especially the young children are so endearing. A three hour film but never dull. No big name stars but each performance is so very real. A must see. The photography of northern Italy is so very atmospheric. The plot emphasizes the extreme poverty of the people but also how well they treat one another and the limitations of living in the homes and the land of a well to do but uncaring landlord. The only parts that are difficult to watch are the slaughtering of livestock that was so much a part of life at the time. The program not only shows the extreme poverty of the farmers abut also their remarkable ingenuity in dealing with the trials that they face. The challenges faced are those relatively unknown to us, we who are so well off here in America. You can see from this film why so many individuals migrated from Italy to America at that time. However, this film is in no way downbeat, the viewer revels in the persistence, good cheer and adaptability of these people. 

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Twas in the Moon of Wintertime: An Entwyned Early Music Christmas

Wednesday, December 13th 6:30 PM

 To celebrate the Christmas season and wintertime Entwyned chose repertoire for this program well-suited to the ensemble: Renaissance or Baroque flutes, lutes, Baroque guitar, voice, and viola da gamba, either collectively or individually. They also chose selections that are well-known and others that are not, from the 13th through the 18th centuries. We hope you enjoy taking this Christmas journey with them through time and from many lands as much as they enjoy performing it.

 

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online at newmilfordlibrary.org

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Movie:  Home Again

Wednesday, December 20th

6:00 PM 

 Home Again is a 2017 American romantic comedy film, written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer in her directorial debut. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Pico Alexander, Michael Sheen and Candice Bergen A recently separated woman 40 year old single woman(Reese Witherspoon) moves to Los Angeles with her two daughters, where she rents out her guesthouse to three much younger aspiring filmmakers (Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff, and Jon Rudnitsky) — one of whom she soon begins dating. Her new life gets even more complicated when her estranged husband (Michael Sheen) reenters the picture.

Cookbook Club

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Wednesday, December 27th 6:30 PM

If you enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes, join our Cookbook Club. The group meets monthly from 6:30-7:30 pm. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share from that month’s cookbook..

December’s cookbook is Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook and Christmas with Paula Deen.   Stop by the library to borrow a copy, choose a dish to make and prepare it for the December 27th  meeting. Everyone gets to sample the results!

Register at the main desk, when you pick out your recipe.  Questions: vfisher@biblio.org

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Two Towns Tabletop Club

Wednesdays 6 PM
Second Saturday 2 PM

 Grab some friends and roll the dice

Do you miss playing board games with friends and family?

 Is playing with friends and family not quite sating the urge to play board games?

Some of us feel the same way! Board gamers unite!

For those of you who couldn’t make our 6 PM on Wednesday Game Night, we’ve added the second Saturday at 1 PM in New Milford.  When we have the Saturday Game Night, we don’t have the previous Wednesday.

Stop in and play some of our games or bring one of your favorites to share with new friends. 

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CT Crossroads is Back

Tuesdays beginning October ll:30 AM to 12:30 PM

 We will again sit down with residents and groups to record their take on what has connected them to the place they call home.  Help us capture what New Milford is like now and what it was like in  your past by recording your memories.  It is called the Crossroads because it is where personal memory meets public history.

Feel free to schedule an appointment.  vfisher@biblio.org or cfisher@burnhamlibrary.org.

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Tech Programs

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