Please note the correct date for the movie “The Book Club” is August 29 at 6 PM.


August 2018 Adult Programming at NMPL



W.W. I Memorials

Wednesday , August 1st 6:30 PM

Join Richard Franklin Donohue at New Milford Public Library as he shares his research of World War I Monuments around Connecticut. World War I ended 100 years ago, but the legacy of that war still lives on in Connecticut’s public monuments. Mr. Donohue’s presentation will include images of the monuments and discussion regarding their design and placement in historical context. The event is sponsored by the Friends of New Milford Library.


Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online

Water Conservation

and You

Wednesday , August 8th 6:30 PM

Join Aquarion Water as they discuss the importance of water conservation and what you can do to help. Free shower timers will be given to the first 50 people to attend the presentation.  Aquarion Water Company is the public water supply company for more than 625,000 people in 51 cities and towns throughout Connecticut.  In 2016 much of Connecticut experienced the fifth worst drought since 1895. While irrigation restrictions in certain communities and seasonal rainfall have resulted in improved supply, we need “conservation” to become part of the vocabulary as we all work to use water wisely

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online

Creative Writing

with author,

Terri-Lynne DeFino

Wednesday, August 22nd 6 PM

Join local author, Terri-Lynne Defino for a Creative Writing Workshop. All skill levels and ages 16 through adult are welcome. The program will begin with information on writing and publishing.  There will be a quick writing exercise with one of the Great American Read themes, Who Am I. These essays, short stories or poems can be used as entries in the NMPL GAR writing contest.  Attendees will be given the chance to share their work if they want as Terri and others offer constructive criticism. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers throughout the program.

Registration required 860 355 1191 x 2 or


When Annie Mary was 16, she was offered a scholarship to sing in Milan, but was never allowed to go because her mother was dying. Now Annie Mary is 33 and no longer sings. She lives under the shadow of her chapel-strict father, known to all as The Voice of the Valleys, who sees himself as a budding Pavarotti. She wants to break free, but her father has a stroke and demands even more of her. When she finally rebels, the whole village becomes involved in a competition to raise money and get Annie’s terminally ill best friend, 16-year-old, Bethan Bevan to Disneyland. Unfortunately Annie loses all the money they win betting on horses! She is now the most unpopular person in the village until she is asked to sing again… and Annie Mary realises that she can, at last, move on.

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “50 Shades of Grey,” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

Monthly Programs



Cookbook Club

Summer is here and our Cookbook Club is taking a break for July and August.


If you enjoy cooking and trying out new recipes, join our Cookbook Club. The group meets monthly from 6:30-8:00 PM beginning again in September. 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 beginning in September, when you pick out your recipe. 


Home from college? Looking for something to do this summer? Enjoy Board Games? This is for you! Come and hang out with your peers for lots of laughs and friendly competition as you learn the latest Board Games. We meet Wednesdays except the week of the second Saturday, when we meet that Saturday from 1-5. Hope to see you there.


We’d love to hear your story.


Tech Programs


New Milford Library

860-355-1191| 860-350-3467 | email | website