Adult Programs
 
 

For a calendar view of these programs, please check Calendar of Events.
To register for a program using a PC or tablet, click on the program in the View: Calendar to be sent to the List View: List for the Register Now Button. If using a cell phone, select View: List first as you will not be re-directed to that view for registration. The mobile application for cell phone registration is in the testing phase. Stay tuned for updates.
For a PowerPoint of these programs, click here.

Monday, July 20, 2015
Science Fiction Book Discussion Group

Marilyn Gunerman, a New Milford resident, has graciously agreed to be the facilitator of this new group. All book choices will be drawn from award winners. The group meets the third (3rd) Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8 PM in the CT Room. The library will provide the books. The group is limited to 10 people, so please call 860-355-1191 x201 to sign up and for more information..

Monday & Wednesday, July 20 & 22, 2015
Microsoft Word Online

Word Online is a free, online version of the best-known word processing program ever. It is a great app to create letters, resumes, newsletters, and more. In this class you will learn the basics of: the use of OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage solution, and how to create, format, print, and share simple documents.  The class meets from 1-3 PM each day. You must attend the first meeting in order to continue with the second half of the class. Registration is required. Please visit the Circulation Desk or call 860-355-1191 x 201.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Honey Bees

According to the USDA, “Bee pollination is responsible for more than $15 billion in increased crop value each year. About one mouthful in three in our diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey bee pollination.” So, at 6:00 PM, NMPL and The Pratt Center are screening this important documentary, “Why Should We Care About the Loss of Honey Bees” with a Q&A following. See incredible footage of bees inside the hive and learn what is happening to our bee population.  Registration is requested at 860-355- 1191 x 201 or at our Calendar of Events.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Independent Spirit

They're back! We have resumed our monthly series of popular, first run movies which lend themselves to lively discussion. Our series premiers with tonight's feature, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" starring Judi Dench and Richard Gere. This film is rated PG and runs for 123 minutes. These movies are shown on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM. Bring a sandwich, we'll provide dessert & coffee. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Monday, August 3, 17,2015
eBooks at the Library

This is an open Q&A session for New Milford residents who would like help setting up their downloadable library eBooks. Bring you device, your library card and your questions. No appointment is necessary, just walk in. There will be 2 sessions in August: August 3 and August 17 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x201.

Monday, August 3, 2015
Evening Book Discussion Group

Abby Ripley, a New Milford resident, has graciously agreed to be the facilitator of this new group and has come up with a terrific list of books. The group meets the first (1st) Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8 PM in the CT Room. This month's book is "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. The library will provide the books. The group is limited to 10 people, so please call 860-355-1191 x201 to sign up and for more information.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Trial of the Century

Join us at 6:30 PM, as Mark Albertson, historical research editor at "Army Aviation Magazine", discusses the impact of the Nurnberg Trials. Nurnberg is an example of man trying to come to grips with militarism as opposed to war; an attempt to hold accountable those who wage aggressive war; engage in genocide; and crimes against humanity.  Yet, throughout the second half of the 20th century, man still engages in abhorrent behavior: Genocide in the Balkans; Darfur; U.S. corporate policy in Latin America; and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan to name but a few of the shameful events with which mankind has plagued himself since Nurnberg. Registration is requested at 860-355- 1191 x 201 or at our Calendar of Events.

Monday, August 10, 2015
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 "Foreign Letters". This film is in Hebrew with English subtitles. It is not rated and runs100 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Beginners' 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 so please sign up at the library or call 860-355-1191 x201.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Healing Power of Plants

“Numen refers to the animating force in all living things, the presiding spirit of a place, animal, plant or being, and it is in the exploration of the numinous relationship between humans and plants where this documentary, "Numen: The Nature of Plants", excels. Set against a backdrop of unusual photography, a series of interviews with leaders from the world of botanical medicine posit a number of ideas that are worth exploring.“  (Journal of Science and Healing). NMPL and The Pratt Center are screening this important documentary at 6 PM with a Q&A following.  Film is 75 minutes and unrated . Registration is requested at 860-355- 1191 x 201 or at our Calendar of Events.

Monday, August 17, 2015
Science Fiction Book Discussion Group

Marilyn Gunerman, a New Milford resident, has graciously agreed to be the facilitator of this new group. All book choices will be drawn from award winners. The group meets the third (3rd) Monday of every month from 6:30 - 8 PM in the CT Room. The library will provide the books. The group is limited to 10 people, so please call 860-355-1191 x201 to sign up and for more information.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Introduction to Genealogy

Genealogy is fun and rewarding, but there is so much information on the Internet. This course is designed as an introduction to help you get organized and begin to sort through all the possibilities. You will then be able to go on to conduct your own research and make your own discoveries! This class will meet from 1:00-3:00 PM. Registration is requested so please sign up at the library or call 860-355-1191 x201.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Cancer Prevention

What Is Cancer? What Is Different  For Men And Women? Join us at 6:30 PM as Cindy Tyler, an oncology certified RN from the Diebold Family Cancer Center at New Milford Hospital, discusses prevention and screening recommendations from the American Cancer Society. Help yourself and your loved ones! Registration is requested at 860-355- 1191 x 201 or at our Calendar of Events.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Friday Forum

This is our Friday Forum Series where we host a mystery book discussion group. This month's book is “Truth Be Told" by Hank Phillippi Ryan. 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 26, 2015
Independent Spirit

They're back! We have resumed our monthly series of popular, first run movies which lend themselves to lively discussion. Our series premiers with tonight's feature, "Far From the Madding Crowd" starring Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdeen and Tom Sturridge as Frank Troy. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 119 minutes These movies are shown on the last Wednesday of every month at 6:00 PM. Bring a sandwich, we'll provide dessert & coffee. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
New Movie Series: Make 'Em Laugh

The audiences have spoken! People who attended the April and May movies in our Reel Justice: Great Courtroom Dramas film series were able to choose from among three topics for next season’s movie series, and the winner was Make ‘Em Laugh: Classic American Comedies. The series of 10 movies ranges from 1925 to 1993, with at least one title from each of those eight decades. Please note that the day of the week and week of the month for this new series are different: they will be shown on the first Thursday of each month, still at 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Each free program will still include refreshments, film notes and a post-screening discussion. Tonight's movie is "Gold Rush" (1925) starring Charlie Chaplin.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
SCORE: The Keys to a Great Website

Business professionals who are volunteers from SCORE will be conducting a series of 4 workshops here at NMPL on Thursday mornings at 8 AM. Today's program is The Keys To A Great Website - Learn the do’s and don’ts of creating a website that gets found on the search engines, attracts prospects and turns them into customers.  Michael Brooks is a SCORE Advisor and owner of Nuclear Chowder Marketing, LLC You may register for any or all of the programs by calling 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.
(For cell phone registration, select
View: List at the top of the Calendar to see Register Now button)

Thursday, September 24, 2015
SCORE: Strategic Marketing & Planning

Business professionals who are volunteers from SCORE will be conducting a series of 4 workshops here at NMPL on Thursday mornings at 8 AM. Today's program is Strategic Marketing & Planning - With this practical approach, you will learn the essential marketing elements of a strategic plan that will resonate with your customers and differentiate you from competitors. Linda McCaffrey is a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker. You may register for any or all of the programs by calling 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.
(For cell phone registration, select View: List at the top of the Calendar to see Register Now button)

Thursday, October 8, 2015
SCORE: Reputation Management and Social Media

Business professionals who are volunteers from SCORE will be conducting a series of 4 workshops here at NMPL on Thursday mornings at 8 AM. Today's program is Reputation Management and Social Media - Nothing is more important than your online reputation.  Learn the steps every business can take to monitor their online reputation, get stronger online reviews and engage their prospects and customers. With Michael Brooks.You may register for any or all of the programs by calling 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.
(For cell phone registration, select View: List at the top of the Calendar to see Register Now button)

Thursday, October 22, 2015
SCORE: Marketing for People with No Time

Business professionals who are volunteers from SCORE will be conducting a series of 4 workshops here at NMPL on Thursday mornings at 8 AM. Today's program is Marketing for People With No Time - You plan for inventory and billing, but thinking ahead to a Marketing Plan is key to staying competitive. Bob Pietrzkiewicz is a marketing specialist and consultant, as well as a SCORE Advisor. You may register for any or all of the programs by calling 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.
(For cell phone registration, select View: List at the top of the Calendar to see Register Now button)

 

 

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