Adult Programs
 
 

For a calendar view of these programs, please check our Calendar of Events.
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Thursdays, 2016
Connecticut Crossroads

Personal Memories Meet Public History. Drop in any Thursday 6 - 7 PM or schedule an appointment to record a bit of your history.  Share recollections and anecdotes of New Milford and we will keep them as a permanent record in our CT. Room.
This project is being led by our local historian, Chris Fisher. For more information, call 860-355-1191 x203 or vfisher@biblio.org.

Mondays, September 12, 26, 2016
Downloadables at the Library

This is an open Q&A session for New Milford residents who would like help with our econtent options. Stop by the Connecticut Room in the library and find out how to use the app for Axis 360 ebooks, OneClickdigital for downloadable e-audio books and Hoopla for movies, TV shows and music. Bring your device, your library card and your questions. No appointment is necessary, just walk in from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.
For One-on-One Computer Lessons to learn basic computer skills, please stop by the Reference Desk and make an appointment with one of our volunteers.

Monday, September 19, 2016
Science Fiction Book Discussion Group

Marilyn Gunerman, a New Milford resident, has graciously agreed to be the facilitator of this group. The group meets the third (3rd) Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8 PM in the CT Room. This month's book is "Hull Zero Three" by Greg Bear. The library will provide the books. The group is limited to 10 people, so please call to sign up and for more information.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Medicare

Once again, Margaret Ackley will give her presentation on Medicare at 6:30 PM. Margaret is a local Independent Health Insurance representative who works with seniors in Litchfield and Fairfield County and will present a valuable program on Medicare health plan options. Come learn all you need to know about Medicare and receive a copy of "Medicare - Answer Guide."  Registration is preferred at 860-355-1191 x 201 or online.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Alzheimer's Risk

Think you can’t lower your Alzheimer’s risk? Think again. Join Dr. Arthur Klein of Family First Chiropractic and Wellness Center at 6:30 PM here at the library as he shows us how. Registration is preferred at 860-355-1191, x2 or online.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Aging With Grace

Join us for a 4-part series discussion on how to age in place in your community. This series (9/6, 9/7, 9/13, 9/22) will be conducted by area experts from SCR (SeniorCareResources). Today's session at 6:30 PM will cover "Staying at Home". Registration is required. Please RSVP by September 1 to Valerie at vfisher@biblio.org. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x 2.

September 26, 28, 2016
Tech Boomers

From 1 – 3 PM, learn how to use popular websites in self-guided computer tutorials with an instructor on hand to answer questions. Tutorials on more than 70 popular web sites. Registration is required. Please sign up at the library or call 860-355-1191 x2 for one or both days.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Coffee With the Director

I will be in the CT Room one Tuesday a month, alternating between morning and afternoon. Please drop in and say Hello. Bring your ideas, bring your questions or just say hi! I want to see you. Hope you can make one or all. This month I will be there from 1 PM - 2 PM. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Independent Spirit

Come and join us at 6:00 PM to enjoy our monthly series of popular, first run movies which lend themselves to lively discussion. Tonight at 6:00 PM we present the film, "Me Before You" starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 110 minutes. Bring a sandwich, we'll provide dessert & coffee. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Mondays, October 3, 17, 2016
Downloadables at the Library

This is an open Q&A session for New Milford residents who would like help with our econtent options. Stop by the Connecticut Room in the library and find out how to use the app for Axis 360 ebooks, OneClickdigital for downloadable e-audio books and Hoopla for movies, TV shows and music. Bring your device, your library card and your questions. No appointment is necessary, just walk in from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.
For One-on-One Computer Lessons to learn basic computer skills, please stop by the Reference Desk and make an appointment with one of our volunteers.

Monday, October 3, 2016
Monday Movies at NMPL

View foreign films and discuss them during Monday Movies at NMPL. This month this free series takes place at the library at 1:00 PM and will feature "Rose's Songs". This film is in Hungarian with English subtitles and runs 98 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Wednesdays 2016
Board Games

This is formerly, the Board Game Club. Beginning in October, it will now be held every Wednesday each month from 6 - 8 PM. The first and second will be at the New Milford Library and the third and fourth will be held at the Burnham Library in Bridgewater.   Choose from Masquerade, Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Ticket To Ride, Descent, The Game Of Throne Board Game and more!  A light dinner will be provided!!  Bring your friends!! Open to anyone in High School or older.  For more information, call 860-355-1191 x203 (New Milford Library) or 860-350-6937 (Burnham Library) or email vfisher@biblio.org

Monday, October 3, 2016
Evening Book Discussion

Abby Ripley has once again graciously agreed to be the facilitator of this group and has selected a wonderful list of books for 2016. The group meets the first (1st) Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8 PM in the CT Room. This month's book is "The Known World by Edward P. Jones. The library will provide the books. The group is limited to 10 people, so please call 860-355-1191 x2 to sign up and for more information.

Wenesday, October 5, 2016
Webinar: Grant-seeking Basics for Artists

If you are an individual involved in the arts and looking for funding to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, conduct research, or anything else arts-related, this 2 PM webinar will: 1) show you how to identify funders supporting people in the arts, 2) touch on grant-maker motivations in funding individual artists, and 3) summarize the variety of support options available.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Burning Man

Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome. Join Sharon Kaufman of the Village Center for the Arts at 6:30 PM as she recounts her experience at this year’s Burning Man event. Registration is preferred at 860-355-1191 x 201 or online.

Friday, October 7, 2016
Friday Forum

This is our Friday Forum Series where we host a mystery book discussion group. This month's book is “The Spirit Woman” by Margaret Coel. We provide the books and you provide the insight! The group is limited to 15 people, so please check if there is room by calling 860-355-1191 x203.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Let's Weave a Basket!

It's time to celebrate Spinning and Weaving Week October 3-9, 2016. On Saturday from 10 AM - 4 PM join us for a fun, hands-on workshop where you will learn basic weaving techniques and create your own basket to take home. This program is open to ages 12 to adult and no experience is necessary. The class is limited to 10 participants, so please call 860-355-1191 x2 to register.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Coffee With the Director

I will be in the CT Room one Tuesday a month, alternating between morning and afternoon. Please drop in and say Hello. Bring your ideas, bring your questions or just say hi! I want to see you. Hope you can make one or all. This month I will be there from 11 AM - 12 PM. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Webinar: Introduction to Proposal Writing

This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.  This 2 PM webinart will include: 1) the basic elements of a proposal, 2) the “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal, and 3) how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Wicked Litchfield County

Join local historian Peter C. Vermilyea at 6:30 PM as he retells tales from his book, “Wicked Litchfield County”. Listen as he explores stories about thieves, rumrunners and rapscallions, witchcraft, murder and small time speakeasies and other devilish tales from the seedier history of Litchfield County. Books will be available for signing. Registration is preferred at 860-355-1191 x 201 or online.

Monday, October 17, 2016
Science Fiction Book Discussion Group

Marilyn Gunerman, a New Milford resident, has graciously agreed to be the facilitator of this group. The group meets the third (3rd) Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8 PM in the CT Room. This month's book is "Infernal Affairs" by Jane Heller. The library will provide the books. The group is limited to 10 people, so please call to sign up and for more information.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Witches in Connecticut

Come listen to Melissa Traub from the Historical Society at 6:30 PM as she speaks of the harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England which continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence. Registration is preferred at 860-355-1191 x 201 or online.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
New - NMPL's Poetry Book Club

Beginning on Thursday, October 20, join our new NMPL Poetry Book Club. This group will be led by Jim Scrimgeour, New Milford’s first Poet Laureate. Please pick up your packet of poems the first week of the month. The schedule for 2016 is: October – Robert Frost; November – Mary Oliver and December – Wallace Stevens. For more information, call 860-355-1191 x201.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
History of Military Transport

Join local historian Mark Albertson at 6:30 PM as he traces the history of military transport from" Horseback to Helicopter". Listen as he explains how the cavalry has changed over time since the ancient Assyrians through the 20th century. Registration is preferred at 860-355-1191 x 201 or online.

 

 

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