Treat Yourself to One or More of Our GREAT Programs!

November 2018 Adult Programming at NMPL

 We are now open 1-5 PM on Sundays
The Library will be closed Monday, November 12th for Veterans Day
We will also close at 5 PM Wednesday, November 21st and
will remain closed until Saturday, November 24th at 9 AM
in observance of Thanksgiving.

 Take Back Your Life, A Caregiver’s Guide

Wednesday, November 7th 6:30 PM

Join us on Wednesday, November 7th as Loren Gelberg-Goff discusses her book, “Take Back Your Life, A Caregiver’s Guide to Finding Freedom in the Midst of Overwhelm.”  

Are you tired of doing everything for everone else, with no time left for yourself?

Do you ever feel angry that it’s all up to you, and just “same stuff, different day”?

Are you sick of telling others you’re “fine” when you know you aren’t?

Do you wish you could say “No” to some requests–without feeling guilty about it?

Is dealing with siblings orother relatives a constant source of friction or resentment?

If you said yes to three or more, this presentation is for you.

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online 


Black Bears in Connecticut

Wednesday, November 14th   6:30 PM

Join Nora Hulton, Master Wildlife Conservationist for her Black Bears in Connecticut presentation. This presentation will  focus on the natural history of black bears in CT, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, and current research efforts. It also provides recommendations for optimum coexistence with our black bear population. 

Nora Hulton is a graduate of Master Wildlife Conservationist Program (MWCP) and is a certified Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC). The MWCP is a Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) adult education program that trains participants in the fields of wildlife management, natural history and interpretation. The purpose of the program is to develop a volunteer corps capable of providing education, outreach, and service for state agencies, environmental organizations, libraries, schools, and the general public. 

Registration required 860 355 1191 x 2 or online

Foreign Film: Past Life

Monday  November 19th 1:00 PM

Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters – an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist – as they unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives.

The year is 1977, and no female has ever been a renowned classical music composer. Sephi Milch, a very determined and talented young woman, aspires to a career as a classical composer, but she knows the odds are against her. In spite of this, she is dead set on changing the course of history and succeeding in the male-dominated classical music world. Her struggle with the burden of history is not only limited to her artistic life – as the daughter of troubled Holocaust survivors, she also has to deal with a sudden revelation from the past that threatens to tear her family apart. Nana Milch – Sephi’s older sister and bitter rival, a scandal sheet journalist and an aspiring playwright – considers this startling revelation an opportunity to free herself from the stranglehold of her parents’ past. Sephi is weary of her sister’s tendency to look for trouble, but in this case she has no choice but to join Nana’s quest for the truth. 1977 is the year Egyptian president Sadat decided to break the shackles of history and bravely embark on a peace process. In many ways this is exactly what the two sisters need to do, as they travel throughout Europe, bent on uncovering the past and getting to the truth behind their parents’ darkest secret. As the two are inevitably drawn into an emotional roller coaster ride, they discover that freedom bears an exacting price, as does the struggle to liberate one’s unique artistic voice.

Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters – an introverted aspiring classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist – as they try to unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives.


Movie: Crazy Rich Asians

Wednesday, November 28th 6:00 PM

Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother.


Cookbook Club

Thursday, November 15th 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






Saturday, November 24th through Tuesday, November 27th 

If you are a downtown business who would like to participate, feel free to email and we will drop off the information.




Two Towns Tabletop Club

November 3rd 2 PM to midnight

In place of our November 10th game club at New Milford Library,  Two Towns Tabletop Club is holding a marathon gaming day for Extra Life on November 3rd from 2 PM until midnight at Burnham Library in Bridgewater.

Hope to see you there.



Stockmarket Game

Through December 7th

Still time to play our Stockmarket

Game.  Want to try it out?  Email for a password and ID..





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



Tech Programs

New Milford Public Library

24 Main Street

New Milford, Ct

860 355 1191