Adult Programs
 
 

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

December 15, 2014 - March 31, 2015
Community Service Project

Calling all knitters and crocheters. The NMPL Knit Wits Group invites you to participate in our annual Community Service Project. We are making chemo caps, hats, mittens, scarves, lap blankets and prayer shawls to be donated to 3 great orgaizations: Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center in Waterbury, CT, Arkansas Children's Hospital (Knitting for Noggins program) and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas. Pick up an infomational handout at the Circulation Desk. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x201 and ask for Sue Ford or Jody Hyman.

January 5 - February 27, 2015
Adult Winter Reading Program

Program Details:
1. Sign up and take home some review cards.
2. Read any format of Adult, Teen, or Young Adult books.
3. Submit a review, and include your name and phone number.
4. Enter the 7 Weekly drawings for gift certificates to any 3 of the following:
H.H. Taylor; Bank Street Theater; Olive Oil; Sweet Spot; Bank Street Coffee House; Johanna’s Restaurant; and Peachwave.
A final drawing will be held on February 27th for the three grand prizes:
1) iPad Mini  2) Kindle Fire  3) Certificate to Bank Street Book Nook
This program is supported through the generosity of the FRIENDS of NMPL.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x201.

Mondays, Wednesdays, January 26, 28, February 2, 4, 2015
iPad iOS 8

This course from 1-3 PM each day, is a complete introduction to using the iPad including all of the exciting new features from iOS 8 and preinstalled apps. Register at the Circulation Desk or call 860-355-1191, x 201. This course will meet four times. You must attend the first session in order to continue with the rest of the class.

Monday, February 2, 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 "The Husband's Secret" by Liane Moriarty. 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. (Please note the change in meeting days.)

Mondays, February 2, 9, 23, 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 3 sessions in February: February 2, February 9, and February 23 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x201.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Sleep

Looking for a good night's sleep without pills? Well, come hear Kenneth Hoffman, D.Ac (RI), L.Ac, CCH, medical director of SOPHIA, the largest natural health and wellness center in CT, who will offer a free presentation at 6:30 PM. He will discuss finding natural solutions to your sleep problems.  He will also explain how vitamins, exercise, and physical treatment are all viable alternatives in many cases.
Registration is requested at 860-355-1191 x201, or online.

Thursday, February 5, 2015
NMPL Writers' Group

Are you a writer? Looking for support, encouragement, and critique? Then join our Writers' Group facilitated by Dennie DeBellis. We will meet the first (1st) and third (3rd) Thursdays of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Connecticut Room. The group is limited to 8, so please register soon either online or by calling 860-355-1191 x201. (Note the additional meeting times.)

Monday, February 9, 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 Attack". This film is in Arabic/Hebrew with English subtitles.. It is rated R and runs 95 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Wednesdays, February 11 & 18, 2015
Exploring the Internet

Having trouble finding what you need on the internet? Come to this class (from 1-3 PM each day) and learn the best way to search for the information you want. You will get to try search strategies online with plenty of time to practice.  Register at the Circulation Desk or call 860-355-1191 x 201. You must attend the first meeting in order to continue with the second half of the class.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Dien Bien Phu

NMPL is proud to present a program, "Dien Bien Phu: French Defeat, American Albatross" at 6:30 PM by historian, Mark Albertson. Mark will explain the French colonialism in Southeast Asia; Ho Chi Minh and theVietminh; Ho as a Nationalist versus being a Communist; the reasons for the French defeat and ending with the deepening U.S. involvement in Indochina. This is a free presentation and walk-ins are welcome, however registration is requested at 860-355-1191 x201 or online.

Wednesday, February 18, 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) Wednesday 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.

Thursday, February 19, 2015
NMPL Writers' Group

Are you a writer? Looking for support, encouragement, and critique? Then join our Writers' Group facilitated by Dennie DeBellis. We will meet the first (1st) and third (3rd) Thursdays of the month from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Connecticut Room. The group is limited to 8, so please register soon either online or by calling 860-355-1191 x201. (Note the additional meeting times.)

Friday, February 20, 2015
Friday Forum

This is our Friday Forum Series where we host a mystery book discussion group. This month's book is “Unsuitable Job For A Woman” by P.D. James. 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 & Wednesday, February 23 & 25, 2015
Microsoft Excel Online

Excel Online is a free, online version of the well-known spreadsheet program. In this class (from 1-3 PM each day) you will learn the basics of: the use of OneDrive, Microsofts’s cloud storage solution, the layout of the excel window and basic editing functions. Register at the Circulation Desk or call 860-355-1191 x 201. You must attend the first meeting in order to continue with the second half of the class.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Reel Justice: Great Courtroom Dramas

Introducing a new film series! Reel Justice: Great Courtroom Dramas This series, selected and hosted by Mark Hasskarl, New Milford Public Library Director, will offer a total of 10 films shown monthly (usually on the fourth Wednesday) at 6:00 PM. This free series will also offer film notes and refreshments. Tonight's movie is "Inherit the Wind". No registration is required
For the complete schedule of dates and titles, click here. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x201.

Monday, March 2, 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 "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel. 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. (Please note the change in meeting days.)

Monday, March 9, 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 "You Will Be My Son". This film is in French with English subtitles. It is rated R and runs 102 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Korean Lantern

At 6:30 PM, the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will present a class on creating your own gorgeous Lotus Lantern.  In addition, they will offer a film on the meaning of the Lotus Flower in Korean culture, and a short documentary film on Korean artistic tradition. In addition, traditional Korean refreshments will be served. If you missed this class last year, now is your chance!
The workshop is limited to 30 people, so please register soon at 860-355-1191 x201.
This program is provided through the generosity of the FRIENDS of NMPL.

Wednesday, March 18, 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) Wednesday 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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
A Fashionable Frolick

At 2:00 PM, three interpreters will offer an extensive clothing display featuring a comprehensive selection of museum-quality reproduction of women’s clothing and accessory items that are representative of those worn by women of all social classes during the American Revolution. This is a free program with refreshments to follow. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191 x201 or online at our Calendar of Events.
This program is co-sponsored with the Roger Sherman Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

 

 

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