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January 2018 Adult Programming at NMPL




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 either a pair of mittens or an item of food for the Food Bank.

*Receive a raffle ticket for each item you have read.

*Weekly drawings and three Grand Prizes including an IPAD mini

 Questions:  860-355-1191 or






Come Fly with Muriel Stockdale, local artist and author  

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 6:30 PM

Local artist and author, Muriel Stockdale’s debut novel invites you to “fly” at New Milford Public Library.”  “Muriel Stockdale’s debut novel, Gabriel Born, is a riveting and emotional story, complex and modern set in the world of genetics and the laws that define themwrites Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of All the Starts in Heaven. Come and meet the author and learn about her book.  Books available for signing.

Registration 860 355 1191 x 2 or online

Community Service Project




Learn About our Community Service Project – ESL Students

Wednesday, January 3rd 6:30 PM

Practice your English skills while learning more about New Milford Public Library’s Operation Gratitude.  Basic knitting instruction will be provided for those who would like to learn. 

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online at  


Foreign Film:From the Land of the Moon

Monday, January 8 1:00 PM  

In 1950s France, Gabrielle is a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man when she is sent away to the Alps to treat her kidney stones. Gabrielle yearns to free herself and run away with André.


English Subtitles

Drama/ Romance

121 Minutes



Movie:  Victoria & Abdul

Wednesday, January 10th  6 PM 


Abdul Karim arrives from India to participate in Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee. The young clerk is surprised to find favor with the queen herself. As Victoria questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance that her household and inner circle try to destroy. As their friendship deepens, the queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes, joyfully reclaiming her humanity.



 111 minutes


Rated:  PG-13


Deming Quartet presents Music for Film 

Sunday, January 14th 2 PM

Join The Deming String Quartet at New Milford Library for an afternoon of original and classic music from films.  The Deming String Quartet features Larry Deming and Diane Orson on violins, Barbara Wiggin on viola and Mary Costanza on cello.

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online at 


Learn to Sculpt with

Local Artist Valerie Culbertson 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:30 PM

Join local artist, Valerie Culbertson at New Milford Public Library as she teaches you the sculpting techniques of etching and building in clay in the style of Giacomo Manzu.  All skill levels are welcome and all materials are provided.  This program is limited to the first 20 to register.

Registration 860 355 1191 x 2 or

Cookbook Club


Wednesday, January 24th 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..

When the weather outside is frightful, come and warm up with our Cookbook Club.  This month’s recipes include soups, stews and breads.

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


The Pratt Center at NMPL

Wednesday, January 31st  6:30 PM

Join the Pratt Center as they screen the documentary, Love Thy Nature, a film by Syvie Rokab and narrated by Liam Neeson.  Love Thy Nature points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world.  The film shows that a renewed connection with nature is the key to both our health and the health of the planet.  Discussion to follow.


Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online


Two Towns Tabletop Club

Wednesdays 6 PM
Second Saturday 2 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.


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

Poetry Book Club



Military Book Club seeks Members


Monday Night  Book Club seeks Members



Tech Programs





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