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March 2019 Adult Programming at NMPL



Winter Reading Program

Ends February 23rd. Record anything you’ve read since January 1st

  1. READ 2. RECORD 3. WIN

-Come in and get your reading log

-Write down anything you have read or listened to since January 1st.

-Return the log with an item for the food bank

-Receive a raffle ticket for each item


Kerry Boys Concert

Wednesday,, March 6th 6:30 PM

Join us as the Kerry Boys return to entertain you with their Irish charm.

The Kerry Boys are Mark James, originally from the county Kerry Ireland now a Cheshire, CT resident, and Pierce Campbell, (CT’s official State Troubadour 2007/08) from Prospect, CT. These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish Balladeers combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo over 25 years ago and they have dazzled fans with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and sea songs ever since. This program is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of New Milford Public Library.


Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org.


Gentle Yoga

March 11th, 18th, 25th & April 1st

1:00 PM

Join Dawn Delpha, certified and licensed yoga instructor, for a new session of Gentle Yoga at New Milford Public Library. This session will run March 11, 18 and 25 and April 1 at 1:00 PM for a gentle and restorative yoga practice. This practice is to release muscular tension and create ease in the body and is appropriate for all levels. A signed permission slip is required. This program is free and funded by the Friends of New Milford Library. Please bring a mat or large towel, and a blanket and small towel if desired. 

This program is made possible by the Friends of New Milford Public Library. Space is limited.


 Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or vfisher@biblio.org                      


Sierra Club Presents

Wednesday. March 13th 6:00 PM


Registration required 860 355 1191 x 2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org


The Quest for the Eastern Cougar

Wednesday, March 20th 6:30 PM

Join us as nature author, Robert Tougias presents a talk on the Eastern Cougar.

The cougar also known as the mountain lion or Puma concolor once roamed free and wild all across the Northeast. It was extirpated from this region about 1890; however, ever since there have been sightings and even some field evidence. Yet local wildlife officials continue to tell us that they do not exist. In fact, the U.S. fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the species extinct here in May of 2011. Only a month later, a 140 pound male cougar was struck and killed in Milford, Connecticut. If they are extinct then why do so many people see them and how do you explain the recent kill? Robert Tougias will answer this question and discuss the future of the large carnivore.

Robert Tougias is a nature author and has been studying the eastern cougar story for two decades. He is considered by many wildlife biologists to be one of the few experts on the subject. Robert’s interest in the cougar peaked when he discovered large cat tracks near his family’s cabin in northern Vermont. His new book, The Quest For The Eastern Cougar, is now available. This program is made possible through the generosity of the Friends of New Milford Library.

 Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org.


What is the 169 Club?

Wednesday, March 27th 6:30 pm

Join us for a presentation and book signing by author and historian, Marty Podskoch, and his new book, The Connecticut 169 Club, Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut.

Podskoch is challenging us to visit every municipality in the state, from Andover to Woodstock. “Let’s have a great adventure!” Podskoch tells a group of fellow travelers during a recent talk and slideshow at the Meriden Public Library. He recalls, “One day I was driving near Hartford when I saw a sign for Old Wethersfield. I decided to take a look. What a town! Gorgeous! I’ve lived in Connecticut since 2005 and I’d missed it.”

“That’s why this book was made,” Podskoch says. “You zoom past these places and you miss a lot of stuff.”   Podskoch navigates readers from out behind the blue screen, off the interstate and onto Connecticut back roads to meet and merge with fascinating neighbors and uncover cool curiosities tucked into the 169 towns and cities in the Nutmeg State. This program is made possible by the generosity of the Friends of New Milford Public Library.

 Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org.


Cookbook Club

Thursday, March 21st 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, utensils and drinks will be provided.


Questions 860 355 1191 x 2 or vfisher@biblio.org


Movie: A Star is Born

Thursday, March 28th 6:00 PM

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

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