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January 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


College Student Panel

Saturday, December 29th  

10-12 PM


Here’s your chance to visit with 8 current college undergrads with diverse       majors and experiences. Join Independent College Counselor Francesca       Morrissey of Access Success LLC as she moderates this question and answer session with our panelists. Our College Ambassadors hail from Boston University, Brown University, Fordham University, Hampshire College, Ohio   Wesleyan University, Purdue University, University of South Carolina, and Villanova University. Come with questions and learn what they wish they’d known about college while they were still in high school. This program is for students in grades 9-12 and/or their parents. If you have any questions, call 860 355 1191 x203 or newmilfordlibrary


Gentle Yoga  

Mondays 1:00 PM

         January 7th
         January 14th
         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


Calligraphy Workshop

Wednesday, January 9th   6:30 PM

Come learn Blackletter Calligraphy which is also known as the Gothic style! It is a classic, dramatic, lettering style and a great way to introduce yourself to the broad edge nib. Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will guide you through the basics and provide you with writing tools and paper to create your own dramatic Gothic letters. 

This program is limited to 14 participants. 

Registration required 860 355 1191 x 2 or 

Capturing Great Photos with a Cell Phone

Wednesday, January 16th   6:30 PM 

Join professional photographer, Sally Delmerico to make the most out of your cell phone photos.

This program explains how to utilize all of the features in cell phone cameras including HDR, panoramic, grid, cropping, as well as basic photo editing. Participants will learn how to use the features in their specific phone. 

This program will also explain basic digital techniques and demystify the menus of a cell phone camera. Sally will also cover photo composition and lighting. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their cell phones.

Registration required 860 355 1191 x 2 or

Movie: The Bookshop

Wednesday, January 23rd 6:00 PM

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.  

Screening, Discussion and Buffet 

Thursday, January 24th
5:30 PM (Snow Date Wednesday, January 30th)

Join the Sierra Club Connecticut and water resources professional, Marc Cohen for a free screening and discussion of “What Lies Upstream.

The documentary tells incredible stories of how a vast array of toxic chemicals got into the drinking water of thousands of people in West Virginia, how the drinking water in Flint, Michigan became contaminated with lead and how the disposal of wastewater residuals such as biosolids on agricultural land is introducing thousands of chemicals into our water supply through run-off.

Cohen, who will preview the content of the film as it affects Connecticut, now consults following a 13 year career at Atlantic States Rural Water and Wastewater Association. He currently advises in the areas of drinking water protection, watershed management, land use planning, natural resource planning, GIS, project management and environmental outreach.

Educational materials about the role of wastewater residuals in water contamination will be available.

The trailer for the film is at:

At 5:30 PM, a light buffet will be offered plus apple cider, water and cookies. Only environmentally friendly plates, cups, napkins and utensils will be available. The program begins at 6:00 PM.

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

Cookbook Club

Thursday, January 17th 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

Second Saturday of the month 

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

Hope to see you there.




Ct Crossroads 

We are again to again having casual conversation with individuals 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.

We now also have these conversations  Friday mornings at 11:30 by appointment at New Milford Senior Center  860-355-6075

Feel free to schedule an appointment or drop in at the library or




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New Milford Public Library
24 Main Street
New Milford, Ct
860 355 1191