Adult Programs
 
 

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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.

August 22, 24, 2016
Safety First

The internet is a daily part of our lives, but is also where scammers and identity thieves lurk. In this class from 1 – 3 PM you will learn how to develop good security habits, create effective passwords and reduce your exposure to threats. We will also cover virus protection, firewalls, credit monitoring and job search scams. You must attend the first session in order to attend the second session. Registration is required. Please sign up at the library or call 860-355-1191 x2.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Tuesday 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, August 24, 2016
WWE Champion and Author Bob Backlund

Exercise your mind and body with professional wrestling legend turned author Bob Backlund.  At 6:30 PM, learn about the legend as told by the man himself from his bestselling autobiography, “Backlund: From All-American Boy to Professional Wrestling’s World Champion.”  Bob will talk about his experiences from his life, his career and his commitment to leading a positive and healthy lifestyle for both mind and body. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191, x2 or online.

Monday, August 29, 2016
Evening Book Discussion Group

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. The book for September is "The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan. 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. (Note: Meeting is in August due to Labor Day holiday.)

August 29, 31, 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.

Wednesday, August 31, 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, "The Huntsman, Winter's War" starring Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 114 minutes. Bring a sandwich, we'll provide dessert & coffee. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Tuesday, September 6, 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 2 PM will cover "Community Services". Registration is required. Please RSVP by September 1 to Valerie at vfisher@biblio.org. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x 2.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Intro to Finding Grants

Join us from 1:30 - 3 PM for an overview of the library's newest resource, the Foundation Center, plus get 10 tips for success in your funding search. Bring your own laptop or use one of ours to try it out in a workshop after the viewing. Register at the Circulation Desk in the library or call 860-355-1191 x 2. (There will be an encore presentation on Thursday, September 8 from 6:30 - 8 PM.)

Wednesday, September 7, 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 "Financial and Legal Services". Registration is required. Please RSVP by September 1 to Valerie at vfisher@biblio.org. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x 2.

Friday, September 9, 2016
Friday Forum

This is our Friday Forum Series where we host a mystery book discussion group at 1:00 PM. This month's book is “A Place of Execution" by Val McDermid. 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 x210.

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.

Wednesday, September 12, 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 "Baba Joon". This film is in Hebrew with English subtitles and runs 91 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Tuesday, September 13, 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 2 PM will cover "Assisted Living & Skilled Care". Registration is required. Please RSVP by September 1 to Valerie at vfisher@biblio.org. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x 2.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Concert

Come to NMPL at 6 PM for a fun concert. Enjoy the music of Four Shillings Short who will present an “Around the World in 30 Instruments Concert”.  Registration is preferred at 860-355-1191 x 201 or online.

Wednesdays anf Monday, September 14, 19, 21, 2016
Exploring Google

Come explore some of the most helpful Google apps. This course will introduce you to storing and backing up your files in Drive, finding your way around with Maps, and keeping your life scheduled in Calendar. The class will meet for 3 sessions from 1:00-3:00 PM each day. You must attend the first session to continue with the remaining sessions of the class. Registration is required. Please sign up at the library or call 860-355-1191 x2.

Wednesdays, September 14 and October 12, 2016
Board Games

Come by yourself or bring your friends! For ages high school and adults! Play from 6-7 PM each night. This is not your Father's board games! Games include Sheriff of Nottingham, Masquerade, Game of Thrones, Love Letters, Ticket to Ride and many more! For more information call 860-355-1191 x2 or email vfisher@biblio.org.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
First Congregational Church - History

Come hear Rev. Michael Moran at 6:30 PM as he gives a historical perspective on the First Congregational Church of New Milford. The church was built in 1833 and has served as a pillar of faith and touched the community through its ministries. Registration is preferred at 860-355-1191 x 201 or online.

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.

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.

 

 

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