Adult Programs
 
 

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

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.

Mondays, July 4, 18, 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.

Monday, July 4, 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 "Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides. 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.

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.

Wednesdays, July 6 and July 13, 2016
Foundation Center Webinars

In July, the library will be hosting a two-part webinar series for non-profits seeking funding to coincide with our new membership to the Funding Information Network, which provides resources for non-profits and individuals seeking grants:

INTRODUCTION TO PROPOSAL WRITING Wednesday, July 6, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This is a Group Webinar Viewing
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss this class!
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:
The basic elements of a proposal
The do's and don’ts of writing and submitting a proposal
How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT BUDGETS Wednesday, July 13, 2016 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This is a Group Webinar Viewing
Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence! This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.  We will discuss:
The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses
How to estimate the realistic cost of a project
What other financial documents yon may also need to submit with your proposal
Prior attendance at the July 6th webinar is strongly recommended.

For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Friday, July 8, 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.

Wednesday, July 11, 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 "Bicycle Thieves". This film is in Italian with English subtitles and runs 89 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Business Matters In New Milford

Don’t miss the last two in this cooperative series for small business owners and nonprofits. In this second session 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, 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.

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.

July 18, 20, 25, 2016
Windows 10 Class

Windows 10 is a free upgrade to anyone with Windows 7 or Windows 8 until July 29, 2016. This course will teach you the basics of this Operating System. The class will meet for 3 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 x2.

July 20, 2016
Road Race

Ever run in the Litchfield Hills Road Race? Ever watched it? Volunteered?  Want to learn more?  It draws over 1500 participants! Runner’s World bills it as “the best little race you’ve ever heard of.” At 6:30 PM come and join Lou Pellegrino and learn the history of this race, from his book “In Smallness, There is Beauty”. Registration is preferred by calling 860-355-1191 x2 or online.

Wednesday, July 27, 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, "Allegiant". The film is rated PG-13 and runs 120 minutes. Bring a sandwich, we'll provide dessert & coffee. For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x2.

August 3, 2016
Non-profits

Are you passionate about a worthy cause, or have you identified a group of underprivileged people in need of help?  If so, you may have thought of starting a not-for-profit to help your cause! Come learn about starting and running a successful non-profit with Cliff Ennico at NMPL at 6:30 PM. This fast-paced, entertaining program will teach you how to build a successful not-for-profit in CT and identify resources that will help you help those in need. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191, x2 or online.

August 17, 2016
Nan Rossiter

At 6:30 PM, join best-selling author, Nan Rossiter, as she talks about her writing and her newest novel “Firefly Summer”, an uplifting story of the resilience of sisterhood and the bright glimpse of joy and solace that, like fireflies after rain, can follow the deepest heartaches. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Registration is requested at 860-355-1191, x2 or online.

 

 

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