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February 2019 Adult Programming at NMPL


Winter Reading Program  

“Exercise Your Mind” 

 January 2nd through February 23rd


 1. READ      2. RECORD      3. WIN

*Pick up your log any time between 

January 2nd and February 23rd.

*Fill in what you have read.

*Return it with  an item of food for the Food Bank.

*Receive a raffle ticket for each item you have read

*Receive extra raffle tickets for each adult program you attend

*Weekly drawings and three Grand Prizes including an IPAD mini

Questions:  860-355-1191 or


CTV-192 Presents

Improv Comedy Workshop

Wednesday, February 6th  6:30 PM 

Come and have some fun with CTV-192 experts. This program is for ages 15 and up. 

If you have any questions, call 860 355 1191 x203 or newmilfordlibrary



Gentle Yoga  

Monday, 1:00 PM

         February 4th
         February 11th 

Come join Dawn Delpha, a registered and licensed yoga instructor.  This practice is to release muscular tension and create ease in the body.  This class is appropriate for all levels.  It is FREE and funded by the Friends of New Milford Library.

Please bring a mat or large towel and a blanket or small pillow if desired.  A limited number of mats are available.

 Registration required 860 355 1191 x 2 or    

Handwarmer Workshop with

Jody Hyman

Saturday, February 9th

1-5 PM  

Come learn how to knit or crochet a basic handwarmer. You need to know basic knitting or crocheting skills. 

Please bring:

Yarn l skein  #5 bulky or #6 chunky

Knitting Needles: 1 pair (US 10.5, 11 or 13) OR Crochet hook (K,L or N)

The size of needles or crochet hook should be appropriate to the yarn you choose. 

Optional:  Tape measure, scissors and yarn needle

Ages 16 to adult                      

This program is limited to 15 participants.

Registration required 860 355 1191 x 2

Create a Valentine Gingerbread House

Wednesday, February 13th

6:30 PM

Snowdate: Saturday, February 16th 2-4 PM  

Join professional chef and locally renowned Gingerbread House guru, Nancy Stuart, as she guides us through the creation of a Valentine Gingerbread House. You bring your creativity and we have the supplies

Space limited to 15. 

Registration required 860 355 1191 x 2 or 


Nature as Mentor 

Wednesday, February 20th

6:30 PM 

Discover how every day and anywhere nature can guide, calm, inform, and restore you with teacher and healer, Marlow Shami. 

This 90-minute workshop is designed for adults seeking inspirational guidance and healing restoration within their daily life.

Both the wisdom of elder/earth based cultures as well as recent empirical research in the fields of ecopsychology, environmental psychology, mindfulness based stress reduction, meditation, and energy medicine, form this programs foundation.

A beautifully illustrated Keynote talk, vibrant out-of-door activity, and a stirring meditation form this program. 

Empirical studies conducted over the past twenty years confirm that contact with natural world and meditation can lift your spirits, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, increase brain function, and help cultivate a sense of belonging and compassion. 

In this program, beautiful and compelling images support Marlow’s focus on the healing wisdom we humans can acquire from the natural world

Learn about and experience the simple power of nature’s wisdom and healing effects through this talk, a deep-guided meditation, and compelling outside experiential activity. 

Marlow Shami, M.S. is a nature based teacher, artist, healer, and writer who conducts Nature as Healer workshops and talks throughout New England. Ms. Shami specializes in the healing connection between humans and the natural world.

Registration required 860 355 1191 x 2 or online

Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody 

Tuesday, February 26th

6:00 PM

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen, Freddie manages to reunite with his bandmates just in time for Live Aid. While bravely facing a recent AIDS diagnosis, Freddie leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music. Queen cements a legacy that continues to inspire outsiders, dreamers and music lovers to this day. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

 134 minutes



The Pratt Center at

NMPL presents

“Before the Flood” 

Wednesday, February 27th

6:00 PM 

If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change – would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news.

From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award®-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet. Beyond the steps we can take as individuals, the film urges viewers to push their elected officials in supporting the use of alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. “We need everyone to demand bold action from their political leaders and to elect representatives who have their best interests at heart, not the interests of corporations to perpetuate a cycle of greed and destruction,” says DiCaprio. “This documentary shows how interconnected the fate of all humanity is – but also the power we all possess as individuals to build a better future for our planet.” 

The carbon emissions from Before The Flood were offset through a voluntary carbon tax 

Registration required  860 355 1191 x 2 or online at 


Cookbook Club

Thursday, February 21st 6:30 PM

Our Cookbook Club has started up again at New Milford Public Library on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM.  

Do you enjoy trying new recipes? Do you like tasting new things and discussing them with others? Then come to one of our Cookbook Club events!

What do you need to do? Peruse the copy of the cookbook of the month at our circulation desk and find your favorite recipe. Come to the program on that specific date with your prepared dish and come ready to discuss your experience and what others would expect if they made the same dish. Paper plates and utensils and drinks will be provided

If you have any questions, call 860 355 1191 x203 or email




Two Towns Tabletop Club

Saturday, February 9th
1-5 PM 

Come join us to learn some exciting new Board games.  Many to choose from.  Grades 11 through adult welcome.

Hope to see you there. 




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New Milford Public Library

24 Main Street

New Milford, Ct

860 355 1191


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