Celebrate May at the Library!


May 2019 Adult Programming at NMPL



She Mattered: Local Mom and Educator talks Cyberbullying and Suicide

Wednesday, May 1st 6:30 PM

Join Debra Berman, as she discusses cyberbullying and suicide. Debra’s daughter was adopted and happy when she entered 8th grade. When she was ostracized and cyberbullied, she took her life, Debra Berman is trying to raise awareness and educate others on this subject.


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


Bears and Birdfeeding

Tuesday, May 7th 6:30 PM


Join Phillip Robbins of Wild Birds Unlimited in Brookfield for a look into the lives of one of the largest animals in the state, the black bear. We’ll explore the biology and life history of these secretive animals as well as share some tips and tricks to help reduce the likelihood of bear visits in your own yard. We’ll also discuss feeders and food options that birds often like and bears often don’t.


Phillip is the manager of the Brookfield Wild Birds Unlimited. Prior to helping open the Brookfield WBU, Phil has worked as an environmental educator for over 20 years and has a degree in Environmental Forest Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


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


Survive the Drive-Don’t Drive Distracted

Tuesday, May 14th 6:30 PM


Survive the Drive is the longest running multi-media program of it’s kind. It is a not-for-profit organization which uses a physics based approach to reach out to drivers to discuss risk awareness, driver consciousness and accident/ injury prevention in a motor vehicle. This is a Teen Driver safety and automotive violence protection program for high school and the community. It has been generously sponsored by the Auto Body Association of Connecticut.



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


Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-Time and Americana Music

Wednesday, May 15th 6:30 PM


LOCATION: New Milford Senior Center

Join us for a return visit with Author and Musician Craig Harris as he discusses “Unraveling America’s Musical Roots.” A skilled percussionist, Harris has appeared in concert with such personalities as Rod MacDonald, CJ Chenier, Jonathan Edwards, Greg Brown and Merl Saunders.This will be a multimedia and participatory program. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of NMPL.

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


Planning for Social Security

Thursday, May 23rd 6:30 PM


The changes made to Social Security rules in 2015 may have a significant impact on your retirement. When and how you claim your Social Security retirement  benefits is a complex decision which can substantially increase your income. Should you retire at 66 or wait? Do you know what retirement benefits a spouse or ex-spouse is entitled to? This free workshop will help participants maximize, project and protect their Social Security and other  retirement income.

Presenter: HIQS Group endorsed by AAA Ct Motor Club as Retiree Advisors





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


Movie: The Upside

Wednesday, May 29TH 6:00 PM

Philip is a disabled white billionaire, who feels that life is not worth living. To help him in his day to day routine, he hires Del, an African American parolee, trying to reconnect with his estranged wife. What begins as a professional relationship develops into a friendship as Del shows his grouchy charge that life is worth living.



126 minutes



Cookbook Club

Thursday, May 16th 6:30 PM

Can’t get away to Hawaii? Here’s the next best thing. Have an Hawaiian evening out with our new cookbook.

If you like trying new recipes, tasting new things and discussing them with others, this is the perfect event for you.

Feel free to join in with Hawaiian dress as well.


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

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