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.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Coloring Party

You are invited to a Coloring Party for adults to relieve stress. Supplies and refreshments will be provided, as well as soothing music. Registration is required so please call 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.

Monday, August 31, 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. September's book is "Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie. 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. (Note: Meeting date change due to Labor Day holiday.)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Pet Adoption

Hoping to find your forever pet? Come to our workshop first here at NMPL at 6:30 PM! Be Kind, Adopt a Pet. Shelter pets are not broken! Cassandra LaCava, DVM, will go over what you need to consider before adopting : What kind of shelter is the best? Why is the adoption fee so high?  What to expect at your animal shelter. How to adopt a pet. Preparing for your adopted pet. What if it doesn't work out?  Pet Adoption and Children. How to find a reputable breeder. Bring your questions!
Dr. LaCava will offer two free raffle prizes (one for cat owners and one for dogs!!)
Registration is requested at 860-355- 1191 x 201 or at our Calendar of Events.

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 3, 2015
NMPL's Writers' Group

We regret to announce that the Writer's Group has been discontinued.

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)

Mondays, September 14, 21, 28, 2015
eBooks 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 OneClick digital (our downloadable e-audio books) and our newest offering HOOPLA! Bring you device, your library card and your questions. No appointment is necessary, just walk in. There will be 3 sessions in September: September 14, September 21and September 28 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x201.

Monday, September 14, 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 "The Nun". This film is in French with English subtitles. It is not rated and runs114 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Medicare

Margaret Ackley, a local Independent Health Insurance representative working with seniors in Fairfield & Litchfield County, will present a valuable program on Medicare health plan options at 6:30 PM.  You will learn:  what you need to know to make informed decisions, the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements, enrollment windows, answers to questions about your coverage options, and how to find coverage that best meets your health and financial needs. Each attendee will receive a copy of “Medicare – Answer Guide”. If you are over 65, approaching 65 or under 65 with certain disabilities this program is for you!  Registration is requested by calling 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Friday Forum

This is our Friday Forum Series where we host a mystery book discussion group. This month's book is “Before the Poison" by Peter Robinson. 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, September 21, 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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years

Meet Franz Douskey CT author of “Sinatra and Me: The Very Good Years” at 10:30 AM at the Senior Center (40 Main St. New Milford, CT) as NMPL and The Senior Center are pleased to offer a colorful presentation on Franz’s experiences working with Tony Consiglio, Frank Sinatra’s close friend. Registration is requested at 860-355-6075. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Independent Spirit

Join us to enjoy our monthly series of popular, first run movies which lend themselves to lively discussion. Tonight we present Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the Disney film, "Cinderella". The film is rated PG and runs 105 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 x201.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
New Movie Series: Make 'Em Laugh

Tonight is the second in our new movie series, “Make ‘Em Laugh: Classic American Comedies”. This 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 series are different: they will be shown on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in Memorial Hall. Each free program will include refreshments, film notes and a post-screening discussion. Tonight's movie is "The General" (1927) starring Buster Keaton.

Monday, October 5, 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 "The Attorney". This film is in Korean with English subtitles. It is not rated and runs 127 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Monday, October 5, 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. October's book is "Binocular Vision" by Edith Perlman. 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, October 7, 2015
Author Talk: Brass Mills

Meet Emery (Ted) Roth II Local author of “Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry”. His book was photographed over the course of four years where he photographed everyone and everything at the last, large scale, brass mills of old Brass Valley.  At 6:30 PM, Ted will present a dynamic selection of his images while he shares his experiences and discoveries he made during his research. Find out what it means to try to find Brass Valley, a place in time that has not quite vanished! Books will be available for purchase and signing. You may register by calling 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.

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)

Friday, October 16, 2015
Friday Forum

This is our Friday Forum Series where we host a mystery book discussion group. This month's book is “The Skull Mantra" by Eliot Pettison. 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, October 19, 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, October 21, 2015
How to Pay For College

Paying for college can easily be one of your lifetime’s biggest expenses. To help parents better understand their college funding options, the New Milford Public Library has made arrangements for financial advisor Tom Polowy, MS to speak about how the financial aid system works, college funding strategies, and ways you can make college more affordable.  This is not a sales presentation. This is purely informational. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191, x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.
If you are unable to attend but would like to learn more, please call 860-218-2048 ext203 for information or to request an individual consultation.

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)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Independent Spirit

Come and join us to enjoy our monthly series of popular, first run movies which lend themselves to lively discussion. Tonight's movie is "Jurassic World". The film is rated PG-13 and runs 124 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 x201.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
The Civil War and Spiritualism

Matthew Bartlett, author and Civil War historian will present a talk on The Civil War and Spiritualism at 6:30 PM. The American Civil War was a time of great spirituality and study in the metaphysical.  People were heavily religious due to the Second Great Awakening, and they began to study the realms of the underworld and took part in occult organizations.  It was also a time of metaphysical study into Spirit Photography and Seances.  This lecture will look at the different ways the people of the Civil War dealt with the spirituality of the dead and the ways in which they were aided by non-religious groups to cope with loss.  You may register for any or all of the programs by calling 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.
This program is provided through the generosity of the FRIENDS of NMPL.

 

 

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