Treat Yourself to One or More of Our GREAT Programs!

October 2018 Adult Programming at NMPL

 Sunday hours  begin October 7th 1-5 PM
The Library will be closed Monday, October 8th for Columbus Day.
Have a safe and happy holiday!

 Meet Lilac Girl’s author, Martha Hall Kelly

Wednesday, September 26th 6:30 PM

New Milford Public Library welcomes author Martha Hall Kelly, speaking about her popular novel, Lilac Girls, on Wednesday, September 26th at 6:30 p.m.

Based on true World War II events, Lilac Girls is the story of love and redemption in the wake of terrible secrets that were hidden for decades. Caroline Ferriday is a New York socialite who champions a group of concentration camp survivors. A former Broadway actress and liaison to the French consulate, her life is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939 – and then sets its sights on France.

An ocean away, Polish teenager Kasia Kuzmerick sinks deeper into her role as a courier for the underground resistance. In Germany, Herta Oberheuser, a young doctor, answers an ad for a government medical position – only to become trapped in a realm of Nazi secrets and power.

The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women. Their stories cross continents, as Caroline and Kasia strive to bring justice to those whom history has forgotten.

Martha Hall Kelly is a native New Englander who lives in Connecticut and Martha’s Vineyard. This program was made possible through the generosity of the Friends of NMPL. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online

Great American Read Author Panel

Wednesday, October 3rd   

6:30 PM



Movie: Gotti

Tuesday, October 2nd  6:00 PM


The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the “Dapper Don,” John Gotti’s flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a “made man,” and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family and follow in his father’s footsteps. But in 1999, Gotti Jr. paid a now-famous last visit to his imprisoned and dying father to tell him he was ending his life of crime and getting out of the family business. During the years that followed his father’s death, Gotti Jr. had a long legal battle ahead of him and served three jail sentences, totaling approximately nine years, for a variety of charges. Gotti Jr. was finally released from prison in December 2009. 


NMPL is showing Gotti, as part of the New Milford Film Festival. 


Couponing 101 (rescheduled)

Wednesday, October 10th 6:30 PM

Join Lauren Ellard at New Milford Public Library on Wednesday, September 19th at 6:30 PM when she teaches how to save more as you spend.   Have you ever left the grocery store staring at the total on your receipt wondering, “What did I buy that cost so much?” The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. You can literally save thousands of dollars a year just by using coupons. Attend our upcoming coupon class with extreme couponer, Lauren Ellard, and learn how to shop savvy. From using coupons you get from the newspaper, print, digital, and more you will learn how and when to purchase so you can take that hard earned dollar even further. She’ll teach you the terms you need to know and tips so you’re saving both time and money.

Lauren Ellard is a mother of four very energetic children. Two years ago she became a full time mom and that’s when she first started using coupons. She soon realized that being a one-income family meant trying her best to stretch every dollar, and that coupons were the answer. Within just a month she cut her weekly grocery bill by almost half, without sacrificing the items she enjoyed buying. With her help, she can teach you to do the same.

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online


Free SAT and ACT Practice Tests

Saturday, October 13th 10:00 AM 

Gain valuable experience taking a full length practice test under realistic conditions to better understand the test and measure your performance before taking the exam.  This test is given by Sylvan Learning Center.

Must CALL to pre-register  203-775-9611.

Foreign Film: Cave of the Yellow Dog

Monday, October 15th  1:00 PM

The little nomad girl Nansal finds a baby dog in the Mongolian veld, who becomes her best friend – against all rejections of her parents. A story about a Mongolian family of nomads – their traditional way of life and the rising call of the City..

Mongolian with English subtitles
93 minutes  Family Drama


Eastern Ct. Paranormal Society

Wednesday, October 17th 6:30 PM

Come and join the Eastern Paranormal Society for a presentation to learn how they investigate the paranormal, the importance of professionalism and education in the field, an evidence review, and plenty of time to share  your paranormal stories and ask questions.

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online

Planning for Social Security

Thursday, October 18th 6:30 PM

What do the new rules mean for your retirement?  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 your Social Security and other retirement income.  This program is endorsed by AAA Connecticut Motor Club as Retiree Advisors and presented by the HIQS Group.


Registration Required  860 355 1191 x 2 or online at

Cookbook Club

Thursday, October 18th 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



One of Windsor, the Untold story of  

   America’s First With Hanging

Wednesday, October 24th 6:30 PM


Decades before Salem’s with hysteria, Windsor’s Alise (or Alice) Young was the first person to be executed for witchcraft in the American colonies.  How could this havve come about? Join Beth Caruso as she discusses her historical novel and the history of the first witch hanging in America..

 Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online

The Best Worst Tank and the Ship that Wasn’t

Thursday, October 25th 6:30 PM

Join us as Paul Mitura, a 33 year Army Veteran and author presents stories from his book, The Best Worst Tank and the Ship that Wasn’t.  Paul will share personal experiences and insights from his extensive millitary career.  Paul’s book brings together many interesting and unique tales along with compelling facts about our countries military.

 Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online



Two Towns Tabletop Club

Second Saturday 1 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!

Stop in and play some of our games or bring one of your favorites to share with new friends.




Ct Crossroads is Back

We will begin in September to 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


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