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September 2018 Adult Programming at NMPL


Monday, August 20th through Tuesday, August 28th

New Milford Public Library has teamed up with Harrybrooke Park to present a StoryWalk®, August 20th through August 28th, during regular park hours. The StoryWalk® is located at Harrybrooke Park. Stroll through our hidden gem, Harrybrooke Park, while you enjoy reading the story with your family. The story is a back to school favorite, Bailey by Harry Bliss. Bailey is not your average dog. In fact school has never been so unpredictable or so much fun as when Bailey is around. StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children – and adults! – to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 14 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! They are always received with appreciation. StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT . Questions? 860 355 1191 x 2 or

Movie: Book Club Correction

Wednesday,August 29th 6:00 PM

Just a reminder, that the movie Book Club is being 
shown on Wednesday, August 29th.


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

Movie: Won’t You Be My Neighbor

Wednesday, September 5th 6:00 PM

Charmingly soft-spoken and yet powerfully incisive expressing his profound ideals, Fred Rogers was a unique presence on television for generations. Through interviews of his family and colleagues, the life of this would-be pastor is explored as a man who found a more important calling to provide an oasis for children in a video sea of violent bombardment. That proved to be his landmark series, MisteRogers’ Neighborhood (1968), a show that could gently delve into important subjects no other children’s show would have dared for that time. In doing so, Rogers experienced a career where his sweet-tempered idealism charmed and influenced the world whether it be scores of children on TV or recalcitrant authorities in government. However, that beloved personality also hid Rogers’ deep self-doubts about himself and occasional misjudgments even as he proved a rock of understanding in times of tragedy for a world that did not always comprehend a man of such noble character.

PG 13  93 minutes Documentary

Foreign Film: Angel A

Monday, September 10th  1:00 PM

André, a small-time ex-convict, owes money to a crime boss who promises to kill him if he doesn’t repay him by midnight. After failing to find protection from the American embassy and the French police, a despairing André scrambles onto a bridge over the Seine, intending to leap to his death. He is surprised to see a tall, beautiful girl clinging to a rail on the same bridge, apparently preparing to end her life as well..

French with English subtitles
91 minutes  Comedy/Drama/Fantasy/Romance.


Understanding the Basics of Medicare

Wednesday, September 12th 6:30 PM

Join Margaret Ackley, a local Independent Health Insurance Representative working with seniors in Fairfield and Litchfield County as she presents a valuable program on Medicare health plan options.  You will learn what you need to know to make informed decisions.  Each attendee will receive a “Medicare Answer Guide.

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online

Author Talk & Book Signing with Veera Hiranandani

Tuesday, September 18th 6:30 PM

Come and join author Veera Hiranandani at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, September 18th as she discusses her newest book, The Night Diary. Veera’s book was featured on NPR’s Weekend Edition and is a New York Times Editor’s Choice Pick. Veera earned her MFA in fiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College. A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, Veera now teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College’s Writing Institute and is working on her next novel. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Registration preferred 860 355 1191 x 2 or online


Couponing 101 with Lauren Ellard

Wednesday, September 19th 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

Cookbook Club

Thursday, September 20th 6:30 PM

Our Cookbook Club is ready to start up again at New Milford Public Library on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. The first meeting will be September 20th.

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 (September will be the maine summers cookbook) 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 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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860 355 1191


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