Adult Programs
 
 

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Monday, July 6, 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 "Kafka on the Shore" by Haruki Murakami. 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.

Mondays, July 6, 20, 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 2 sessions in July: July 6 and July 20 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x201.

Monday & Wednesday, July 6 & 8, 2015
Windows Performance and Maintenance

Does your computer seem slower than when it was new? Does it take longer to start up? Are you confused by the updates that are always showing up? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this class will teach you how to return your computer to peak performance. This class will meet for 2 sessions from 1:00-3:00 PM each day. You must attend the first session to continue with the second session of the class. Registration is required. Please sign up at the library or call 860-355-1191 x201.

Monday, July 13, 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 "Like Father, Like Son". This film is in Japanese with English subtitles. It is not rated and runs121 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Beginners Guide to the Cloud

Increasingly we are relying on services in "the cloud" for our entertainment, file storage, and backup. This class will introduce the cloud and some popular cloud-based services including Evernote, Pandora, Stitcher, iHeartRadio and Dropbox. This class will meet from 1:00-3:00 PM. Registration is required. Please sign up at the library or call 860-355-1191 x201.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Make Your Own Herbal Sleep Pillow

Come to the library at 6:30 PM and make your own herbal sleep pillow with Ehris Urban of Grounded Holistic Wellness, LLC. What type of dreams do you desire? Soothing, vivid, full of adventures or romance, or do you wish for deep, calm slumber? Simple to prepare, herbal sleep pillows can help bring peaceful sleep, enhance dreams, and encourage dream memory. The practice of placing herbs under one’s pillow dates back centuries, and was originally done to protect against evil, calm bad dreams, foresee the future, bring good dreams, or conjure a lover into one’s life. No matter the reason, herbal pillows are beneficial for adults, children, and pets, too!
Registration is required. Please call the library at 860-355-1191 x 201. The program is limited to 30 participants so sign up soon!
This program is being provided through the generosity of the FRIENDS of NMPL.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Friday Forum

This is our Friday Forum Series where we host a mystery book discussion group. This month's book is “The Damascened Blade" by Barbara Cleverly. 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, July 20, 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..

Monday & Wednesday, July 20 & 22, 2015
Microsoft Word Online

Word Online is a free, online version of the best-known word processing program ever. It is a great app to create letters, resumes, newsletters, and more. In this class you will learn the basics of: the use of OneDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage solution, and how to create, format, print, and share simple documents.  The class meets from 1-3 PM each day. You must attend the first meeting in order to continue with the second half of the class. Registration is required. Please visit the Circulation Desk or call 860-355-1191 x 201.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Honey Bees

According to the USDA, “Bee pollination is responsible for more than $15 billion in increased crop value each year. About one mouthful in three in our diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey bee pollination.” So, at 6:00 PM, NMPL and The Pratt Center are screening this important documentary, “Why Should We Care About the Loss of Honey Bees” with a Q&A following. See incredible footage of bees inside the hive and learn what is happening to our bee population.  Registration is requested at 860-355- 1191 x 201 or at our Calendar of Events.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Independent Spirit

They're back! We have resumed our monthly series of popular, first run movies which lend themselves to lively discussion. Our series premiers with tonight's feature, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" starring Judi Dench and Richard Gere. This film is rated PG and runs for 123 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 x203.

Monday, August 3, 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 "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson. 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, August 5, 2015
Trial of the Century

Join us at 6:30 PM, as Mark Albertson, historical research editor at "Army Aviation Magazine", discusses the impact of the Nurnberg Trials. Nurnberg is an example of man trying to come to grips with militarism as opposed to war; an attempt to hold accountable those who wage aggressive war; engage in genocide; and crimes against humanity.  Yet, throughout the second half of the 20th century, man still engages in abhorrent behavior: Genocide in the Balkans; Darfur; U.S. corporate policy in Latin America; and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan to name but a few of the shameful events with which mankind has plagued himself since Nurnberg. Registration is requested at 860-355- 1191 x 201 or at our Calendar of Events.

Monday, August 10, 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 "Foreign Letters". This film is in Hebrew with English subtitles. It is not rated and runs100 minutes. Light refreshments and a discussion will follow the presentation.
For more information, please call 860-355-1191 x203.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Healing Power of Plants

“Numen refers to the animating force in all living things, the presiding spirit of a place, animal, plant or being, and it is in the exploration of the numinous relationship between humans and plants where this documentary, "Numen: The Nature of Plants", excels. Set against a backdrop of unusual photography, a series of interviews with leaders from the world of botanical medicine posit a number of ideas that are worth exploring.“  (Journal of Science and Healing). NMPL and The Pratt Center are screening this important documentary at 6 PM with a Q&A following.  Film is 75 minutes and unrated . Registration is requested at 860-355- 1191 x 201 or at our Calendar of Events.

Monday, August 17, 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, August 19, 2015
Cancer Prevention

What Is Cancer? What Is Different  For Men And Women? Join us at 6:30 PM as Cindy Tyler, an oncology certified RN from the Diebold Family Cancer Center at New Milford Hospital, discusses prevention and screening recommendations from the American Cancer Society. Help yourself and your loved ones! Registration is requested at 860-355- 1191 x 201 or at our Calendar of Events.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Friday Forum

This is our Friday Forum Series where we host a mystery book discussion group. This month's book is “Truth Be Told" by Hank Phillippi Ryan. 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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