Adult Programs
 
 

For a calendar view of these programs, please check our Calendar of Events.
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Beginning on April 20, 2016
Connecticut Crossroads

Personal Memories Meet Public History. Drop in any Wednesday 11 am - 12 pm beginning April 20th 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.

Monday, June 6, 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 "Orfeo” by Richard Powers. 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, June 6, 20, 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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Basics of QiGong

QiGong is a 5,000 year old Chinese health method that combines slow, graceful movements with mental concentration and breathing. Join us at 6:30 PM for this participatory seminar with Bruce Roff, Senior Associate of SOPHIA Natural Health Center. We suggest wearing loose-fitting clothes for these gentle exercises. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191, x2 or online.

Friday, June 10, 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 Question of Honor" by Charles Todd. 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.

Monday, June 13, 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 "May in Summer". This film is in French with English subtitles. It is rated R and runs 99 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Tuesdays, June 14 and July 12, 2016
Business Matters In New Milford

Don’t miss the last two in this cooperative series for small business owners and nonprofits. First, on June 14th at 6:30 PM, New Milford Library will host "Know Your Local Resources". This evening seminar will feature representatives from the NM Chamber, NM EDC, NM Public Library, and Western CT SCORE. Light refreshments will be provided—please register by June 10th at 860-355-1191 x2 or online. Secondly, on July 12th at 6:30 PM, we will host "Goal Setting for Small Business Owners"  with Linda McCaffrey who will discuss making and achieving realistic goals for yourself and your business. Linda is a SCORE presenter and a successful Realtor. NM Public Library Doors open at 6 pm for networking. Light refreshments will be provided—please register by July 8th at 860-355-1191 x2 or online. Both programs will be presented in Memorial Hall at the Library at 24 Main Street, New Milford.

Wednesdays, June 15, July 13 and August 10, 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! For more information call 860-355-1191 x2 or email vfisher@biblio.org.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
World Wide Knit

It's time for World Wide Knit in Public Day! Come join us as we knit with hundreds of other knitters around the world on the same day. From 10 AM to 4 PM we will be outside if the weather is good. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. In case of rain, we will be in Memorial Hall (chairs provided). Knit or crochet? All fiber enthusiasts are welcome! Bring your projects, something to show off and a friend. For more information, call 860-355-1191 x 2 and ask for Jody.

Monday, June 20, 2016
Science Fiction Book Discussion Group

Marilyn Gunerman, a New Milford resident, has graciously agreed to be the facilitator of this group. All book choices are drawn from si-fi award winners. The group meets at 6:30 PM on the third (3rd) Monday of every month in the CT Room. Next month's book will be determined at the Group's meeting. The library will provide the books. The group is limited to 10 people, so please call to sign up. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Wednesday, June 22, 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, "London Has Fallen" starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman. The film is rated MPAA and runs 99 minutes. Bring a sandwich, we'll provide dessert & coffee. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2

Wednesday, July 6, 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, "Lady in the Van" starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 104 minutes. Bring a sandwich, we'll provide dessert & coffee. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Dandelion Jewelry

Some see a weed, some see a wish. Come to a fun program at 6 PM hosted by the Grounded Holistic Wellness group where you make your own "Dandelion Fluff Necklace with Acorn Cap". Learn dandelion folklore and medicinal beliefs of the dandelion. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191 x2 or online.

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.

 

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