Adult Programs
 
 

For a calendar view of these programs, please check our Calendar of Events.
For a PowerPoint of these programs, click here.

December 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016
Community Service Project

Calling all knitters and crocheters! The New Milford Public Library Knit Wits group invites you to participate in our annual Community Service Project. The project will run from December 2015 - March 2016. We will be making Chemo Caps and Prayer Shawls & Lap Blankets for New Milford Hospital and The Diebold Family Cancer Center.  Click here for details or call Sue Ford or Jody Hyman at the library at 860-355-1191 for more information.

January 4 - February 26, 2016
Adult Winter Reading

Bring a can of food for the food bank to the Library, sign up, & take home some review cards. Read any format of Adult, Teen, or Young Adult books. Submit a review, with your name and phone number. There will be 7 Weekly drawings for gift cards to any 4 or 5 of the following:  Aldi's, Big Y, Stop & Shop, Northville Food Market,  and the Natural Marketplace. The more you read, the better your chances!
A final drawing will be held on February 26th for the three grand prizes: iPad Mini, Certificate to Lucia's Restaurant, and a Certificate to the Bank Street BookNook.
All prizes provided through the generosity of the FRIENDS of NMPL.

Monday, February 1, 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 Good Lord Bird" by James McBride. 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.

February 1, 3, 10, 17, 2016
Facebook 1

Facebook is the most popular social networking website in the world. In this course, you will learn about Facebook, become a member of this free website and post messages and photos online. After this course, you will be able to continue using Facebook on your own. This class will meet for 4 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 x201.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Beading

Please join Karen Pease Marino at 6:30 PM for an evening of Beauty, Resilience, Poverty and Empowerment as she discusses her recent two-week trip to Uganda with the Bead for Life Project. Beaded jewelry and shea products will be displayed and offered for sale following the event. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.

Mondays, February 8, 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 and find out how to use the NEW APP for Axis 360 ebooks as well as 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 (note the new time). For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x201.
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, February 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 "Under the Same Moon". This film is in Spanish with English subtitles. It is rated PG-13 and runs 100 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Monday, February 8, 2016
Science Fiction Book Discussion Group

Marilyn Gunerman, a New Milford resident, has once again agreed to be the facilitator of this group. All book choices are 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.

Friday, February 19, 2016
Friday Forum

This is our Friday Forum Series where we host a mystery book discussion group. This month's book is “Dead or Alive” by Michael Robotham. 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, February 24, 2016
Skype Video Calling

Skype is the world’s most popular video calling app. This course (from 1-3 PM) will cover the devices you can use, how to set up an account and how to use Skype to talk with anyone in the world for free. Register at the Circulation Desk or call 860-355-1191 x 201.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Women of Courage, Character and Commitment

Celebrate Women’s History Month with this stellar performance at 6:30 PM by Gretchen Trapp, a Bethlehem, CT actress.“Women of Courage, Character and Commitment” is a one-woman presentation, researched and performed by Gretchen. “Trapp uses fluid gestures and expressions and speaks with the highly individualized voice of each woman, from the freed slave, Sojourner Truth, 6 feet tall and with a commanding deep voice, to Louisa May Alcott facing the horrors of the Civil War wounded, to pianist and composer Clara Schumann whose talents helped her endure her husband’s mental illness and provide for her seven children.” Litchfield County Times, 3/6/2015. Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x 201 or online at our Calendar of Events.
This program is generously provided by the FRIENDS of NMPL.

Monday, March 7, 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 "Light in August" by William Faulkner. 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, March 14, 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 "Timbuktu". This film is in French with English subtitles. It is rated PG-13 and runs 97 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x201.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Kerry Boys

Join us for a spirited tribute to St. Patrick's Day at 6:30 PM with The Kerry Boys! The Kerry Boys are Mark James, originally from the county Kerry, Ireland, now a Cheshire, Connecticut resident, and Pierce Campbell (Connecticut State Troubadour 2007/08) from Prospect, Connecticut. From their first meeting, these two dynamic and popular Connecticut performers combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo. 23 years and 4 CD's later, they are still dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to Pennsylvania with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and sea songs. Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x 201 or online at our Calendar of Events.
This program is generously provided by the FRIENDS of NMPL.

Monday, March 21, 2016
Science Fiction Book Discussion Group

Marilyn Gunerman, a New Milford resident, has once again agreed to be the facilitator of this group. All book choices are 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, March 23, 2016
Eleanor

We continue to celebrate Women’s History Month with a talk on one of America’s most beloved heroines.  Join us, as Mark Albertson, historian and lecturer, at 6:30 PM discusses the impact Eleanor had on her moment in history. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.

 

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