Treat Yourself to One or More of Our GREAT Programs!

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November Adult Programming at NMPL

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We will be closed Friday, November 10th in observance
of Veteran’s Day.
Have a safe and happy holiday

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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 a Gift Card to begin your Holiday Shopping.

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Getting the Most from  Ancestry.com

Wednesday, November 1st  6:30 PM

Join Jolene Mullen, national field genealogist and past lineage chair of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution,  as she discusses how to get the most from Ancestry.com. Ancestry is available free in the library using our database

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

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Movie:  The Beguiled

Wednesday, November 8th  6:30 PM

“The Beguiled” is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a Southern girls’ boarding school. Its sheltered young women take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries, and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events.

Drama  Rated R  93 Minutes 

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Deaf Jam with producer, Judy Lieff

Saturday,November 11th 11 AM

Judy Lieff has produced, directed, and edited several award-winning short dance films. . She began her relationship with the Deaf community through the making of an experimental cine-poem, “Duties of My Heart.” The film became a catalyst for four consecutive grants to teach video production workshops she designed for deaf teens. In order to create a forum for her deaf students to dialogue with other hearing teens creating videos, she initiated and co-curated with the Museum of Radio and Television in Los Angeles, An Evening of Videos by Los Angeles Teens. Lieff is also the recipient of a National Dance/Media fellowship from the Pew Charitable Trusts and two New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) independent film grants. Deaf Jam is her first feature length doc.

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

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Foreign Film:  A Man Called Ove

Monday, November 13th 1 PM

 Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when its shared. 

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What is Probate?

Wednesday, November 15th 6:30 PM

Mention ‘Probate” and most people think of wills and trusts.  The modern probate system is so much more.  Join Marty Landgrebe, Housatonic Probate District Judge as he educates us on the modern probate system.

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

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Lotus Lantern Workshop

Wednesday, November 29th 6:30 PM

Create your own Lotus Flower Lantern while learning about Korean culture and sampling traditional Korean refreshments.  Hosted with the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project and sponsored by the generosity of the Friends of New Milford Library.

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

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Sunday, November 12th and 19th 1-5 PM

Valerie English Cooper, Community Educator of Mental Health Connecticut, Inc will lead this 8 hour training to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorder.  

Registration Required:  http://www.mhconn.org/education/mental-health-first-aid  

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Job Smarts for ESL Students

Wednesday, November 1st  6:30 PM

We are continuing our English Cafe once a month, with a specific topic each month.Learn a new skill while you practice your English.  This month, let Rachael Schuster help you out with job applications and more!

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

Poetry Book Club

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Play the Stock Market Game

There is still lots of time to play! Inviting all teens and adults to play the Stockmarket Game, an investment simulation played entirely online.  Receive a hypothetical $100,000 to invest in the stock market.  Receive weekly lessons.  To get a password and ID, email vfisher@biblio.org or call 860 355 1191 x 203.

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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 2 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.

Tech Programs

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