See What’s New for April

April 2018 Adult Programming at NMPL


New Milford Public Library will be closed, Friday, March 30th in

observance of Good Friday and Sunday, April 1st for Easter.  Take  the opportunity to browse our online magazine collection, accessed through our e-library.

Have a safe and happy holiday! .

The Magic of Communication 

Wednesday,April 11th at 6:30 PM

Join us when Greg Dwyer presents, The Magic of Communication. Do you suffer from negative self-talk or low self-esteem? Are you frustrated with others and would like to improve your relationships? Former illusionist Greg Dwyer will share secrets with you on how to create real magic in your life. Based on neuroscience and a little storytelling, Greg will entertain and educate you on the magic of communication. Greg is a business and marketing strategist, author and professional speaker on the role communication plays in leadership.
This program is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of NMPL

Registration 860 355 1191 x 2 or online 

Foreign Film:Leviathan 

Monday, April 9th 1:00 PM 

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished.  He recruits alawyer friend to help, but the man’s arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. 

140 minutes
English subtitles 

Movie:  The Shape of Water

Wednesday, April 4th 6:00 PM

Guillermo del Toro and The Shape of Water were big winners at the 2018 Oscars.  The Shape of Water is about a top secret research facility in the 1960’s,  where the lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

123 minutes
 Rated:  R

Cameron Sutphin Returns in Concert 

Wednesday, April 18th 6:30 PM

Cameron Sutphin is a folk singer whose songs resonate with his love of folk and old country music. A solo acoustic artist, Cameron performs original songs as well as traditional folk music by favorites like Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Peter, Paul and Mary. His debut album, My Guitar and Me, was released in 2011. Cameron has shared the stage with many performing artists and has opened for several national touring

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x 2 or online at 

Plan, Shoot, Edit 

Thursday, April 19th 6:30 PM

Join us  when the staff at CTV-192, New Milford’s local channel, wants to show you how you can create better videos. During this 45-minute presentation you can learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a local production to share on CTV-192 and the webCTV-192 has been providing custom and advanced FREE training classes in video production for over 25 years. Programs on music, art, politics, news, weather and more can all be found on your local channel and are being produced by members of the local community. CTV is people-powered, so if you want to gain experience to enhance job skills or just want to share something and learn how to do it – this is the place for you. Patient, stress-free training makes local TV the hobby accessible to anyone.

Residents of the Charter service area including the surrounding towns are welcome to discover how they may participate in this and other FREE training opportunities. Community television production facilities are available to community members who qualify. Find out what you’ve been missing and learn something new. No experience is necessary!

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x 2 or online at 

Matisse Cut Out Workshop 

Wednesday,April 25th 6:30 PM 

Join us when local artist, Valerie Culbertson, will teach you how to make a creation in the style of Henri Matisse. In the late 1940’s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out. Matisse would cut painted sheets into forms of varying shapes and sizes-from the vegetal to the abstract-which he then arranged into lively compositions. All skill levels are welcome. This class is limited to 20 participants, so register early.

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x 2 or

Father and Son Poetry Reading 

Monday, April 23rd 6:30 PM

Join us  when father and son duo, Jim and J.D. Scrimgeour present a Poetry Reading in celebration of National Poetry Month at New Milford Public Library. Dr. James Scrimgeour, a New Milford resident and Professor Emeritus of English at Western Connecticut State University, is the town’s first poet laureate. He has published nine books and over 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals.

J.D. Scrimgeour is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Salem State University and son of Dr. James Scrimgeour. He has published two nonfiction books and many poetry collections and has collaborated with artists in other mediums as well.

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x 2 or online at 

Planning for Social Security 

Thursday, April 26th 6:30 PM

Join us on Thursday, April 26th at 6:30PM retiree adviser, R. Joseph Knudsen of the HIQS Group explain what the new rules mean for your retirement, planning for social security. The changes made to Social Security Rules in 2015 may have a significant impact on your retirement. When and how you claim your Social Security retirement benefits is a complex decision which can substantially increase your income. Should you retire at 66 or wait? Do you know what retirement benefits a spouse or ex-spouse is entitled to? Learn how to maximize, protect and project your Social Security and other retirement income. This program is sponsored by AAA CT Motor Club and the New Milford Library.

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x 2 or online

Cookbook Club 

Wednesday, April 25th 6:30 PM

If you enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes, join our Cookbook Club. The group meets monthly from 6:30-7:30 pm. Participants are asked to bring a dish to share from that month’s cookbook..

We are growing by leaps and bounds.  Come and try out the many recipes from a different book each month.

Register at the main desk, when you pick out your recipe.  Questions:


Tech Help


Our Digital Services associate is on temporary leave.  Due to budgetary constraints, our tech classes will be temporarily suspended.  We still have tech help available with our volunteers and our reference associates, so come on in with your questions.  

Two Towns Tabletop Club

Wednesdays 6 PM
Second Saturday 1 PM

Grab some friends and roll the dice

Do you miss playing board games with friends and family?

Is playing with friends and family not quite sating the urge to play board games?

 Some of us feel the same way! Board gamers unite!

For those of you who couldn’t make our 6 PM on Wednesday Game Night, we’ve added the second Saturday at 1 PM in New Milford.  When we have the Saturday Game Club, we don’t have the previous Wednesday.

Stop in and play some of our games or bring one of your favorites to share with new friends.

Questions or

CT Crossroads is Back

Tuesdays beginning October ll:30 AM to 12:30 PM

We will again sit down with residents and groups to record their take on what has connected them to the place they call home.  Help us capture what New Milford is like now and what it was like in  your past by recording your memories.  It is called the Crossroads because it is where personal memory meets public history.

Feel free to schedule an appointment. or

Military Book Club seeks Members

Community Service Project

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