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Wednesdays(July) and Thursdays (August), 2016
Connecticut Crossroads

Personal Memories Meet Public History. Drop in any Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm in July or Thursday 6 - 7 pm in August 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 will be led by our local historian, Chris Fisher. For more information, call 860-355-1191 x203 or vfisher@biblio.org.

Mondays, July 11, 25, 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 and find out how to use the Axis 360 ebooks, OneClickdigital (our downloadable e-audio books) and Hoopla. 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.

Friday, July 15, 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 “Let Me Die in His Footsteps" by Lori Roy. 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.

Wednesday, July 18, 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, July is "Far North" by Marcel Theroux. The library will provide the books. The group is limited to 10 people, so please call to sign up and for more information.

July 18, 20, 25, 2016
Windows 10 Class

Windows 10 is a free upgrade to anyone with Windows 7 or Windows 8 until July 29, 2016. This course will teach you the basics of this Operating System. 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.

July 20, 2016
Road Race

Ever run in the Litchfield Hills Road Race? Ever watched it? Volunteered?  Want to learn more?  It draws over 1500 participants! Runner’s World bills it as “the best little race you’ve ever heard of.” At 6:30 PM come and join Lou Pellegrino and learn the history of this race, from his book “In Smallness, There is Beauty”. Registration is preferred by calling 860-355-1191 x2 or online.

Wednesday, July 27, 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, "Allegiant". The film is rated PG-13 and runs 120 minutes. Bring a sandwich, we'll provide dessert & coffee. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Monday, August 1, 2016
Beginner's Guide to the Cloud

Increasingly we are relying on services in "the cloud" for our entertainment, file storage, and backup. This class will introduce the cloud and some popular cloud-based services including Evernote, Pandora, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and Dropbox. This class will meet from 1:00-3:00 PM.  Registration is required. Please sign up at the library or call 860-355-1191 x2.

Monday, August 1, 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. This month's book is "Everything I Never Told You” by Celeste Ng. 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.

Mondays, August 1, 22, 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.

August 3, 2016
Non-profits

Are you passionate about a worthy cause, or have you identified a group of underprivileged people in need of help?  If so, you may have thought of starting a not-for-profit to help your cause! Come learn about starting and running a successful non-profit with Cliff Ennico at NMPL at 6:30 PM. This fast-paced, entertaining program will teach you how to build a successful not-for-profit in CT and identify resources that will help you help those in need. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191, x2 or online.

Wednesday, August 8, 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 "The New Girlfriend". This film is in French with English subtitles, is rated R and runs 108 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Wednesdays, August 10, 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, August 11, 2016
Beer Snob

Will Siss has been writing the “Beer Snob” column for the Waterbury Republican-American since 2005. In 2015 he published the book, “Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg State Brewing” which is a profile of the beer breweries in Connecticut, including profiles of the brewers, pubs and restaurants that focus on craft brews. Siss will present an illustrated talk at 6:30 PM on the current craft beers being produced in Connecticut. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191, x2 or online.

Friday, August 12, 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 “The Virgin of Small Plains" by Nancy Pickard. 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.

Wednesday, August 15, 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 "So You Want to be a Wizard?" by Diane Duane. The library will provide the books. The group is limited to 10 people, so please call to sign up and for more information.

August 17, 2016
Nan Rossiter

At 6:30 PM, join best-selling author, Nan Rossiter, as she talks about her writing and her newest novel “Firefly Summer”, an uplifting story of the resilience of sisterhood and the bright glimpse of joy and solace that, like fireflies after rain, can follow the deepest heartaches. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191, x2 or online.

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.

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.

Friday, September 16, 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 x203.

 

 

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