Educate Yourself with Our Library Programs
September 2019 Adult Programming at NMPL
Downtown Storywalk
Begins Monday, August 19th through Saturday, September 7th
Ready for an easy and healthy activity to do with the kids this summer? Put on some sunblock and start at the Library , following the map for a walk around our charming downtown!
At the Library you can grab a map(s) and start reading the story, each stop on the map is the next page of the story that you and your kids can read together. Story pages are located in the window fronts of participating businesses. If your child brings in the finished map to the library (during open hours) they can get a prize and a chance to win a copy of the book
“The Secret Life of Squirrels”
By Nancy Rose
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
 
Yoga with Dawn Delpha
Mondays Sept 9, 16, 23 and October 7th 1:30 PM

Join Dawn Delpha, certified and licensed yoga instructor, for a new session of Gentle Yoga at New Milford Public Library.  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.         


LOCATION: NEW MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY  

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or vfisher@biblio.org
Tour Bhutan w/Nancy Brittingham
Tuesday, September 10th 6:30 PM
Join Nancy Brittingham as she regales you with tales from her recent trip to Bhutan, on Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30 PM at the New Milford Public Library. Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys.  

LOCATION: NEW MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org.
What is Homeopathy & Kinesiology?
Thursday, September 12th 6:30 PM

Join Steve Zank, Nutritional Consultant, as he explains the basics of homeopathy and kinesiology. Homeopathy is a health alternative using natural substances. Kinesiology  is the scientific study of human or non-human body movement.  Steve graduated from Hofstra University and Logan University with a degree in Nutrition and Homeopathy
 

LOCATION: NEW MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY  

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org.
Intuitive Movement
Tuesday, September 17th 6:00 PM
Resistant to most exercise? The Gym, Yoga, Zumba not your thing?
 
Restore to wellness through simple and effective dance movement!   
 Let’s get moving with ease!

Move, dance, and stretch to instantly feel better while learning proper posture and body mechanics.  The easy to follow steps reduce pain
and chronic tightness by releasing tension held in body, boosting endorphins and increasing your energy levels.
www.intuitivemovementct.com
 

LOCATION: NEW MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY  

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org.
Understanding Medicare Basics
Wednesday, September 18th 6:30 PM
O n Wednesday, September 18, at 6:30PM the New Milford Public Library will present Margaret Ackley’s valuable program on Medicare health plan options. Margaret is a local Independent Health Insurance representative who works with seniors in Fairfield and Litchfield Counties. Learn how to make informed decisions about the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements, enrollment windows and coverage options. Each participant will receive the “Medicare Answer Guide.” If you are 65, approaching 65, or under 65 with certain disabilities, this program is for you

LOCATION: NEW MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
 

Registration is required at 860-355-1191 x2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org.
Marvel Movie Madness
Wednesday, September 4, 11, and 25th 6:00 PM
Are you a fan of marvel movies?  Explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe all of September. Marvel Movie Wednesday begins at six on September 4th with Thor and continues in sequence with The Incredible on September 11th and The Avengers on September 25th. No registration is necessary.
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LOCATION: Parish House First Congregational Church
36 Main Street
 

Long Term Care and Medicaid
Tuesday, September 24th 6:30 PM
Join New Milford’s own Lynda Lee Arnold, Elder Law Partner at Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, to learn the facts about long term care and Medicaid. Did you know Connecticut has the 2nd highest cost of long-term care in the nation? So unless you’re planning to leave the state, you need to protect yourself and your retirement assets from these high long-term care costs. In this program, Lynda will answer questions like: Should you give your home to your children? What exactly is the 5-year lookback? How can you get assistance paying for nursing home and home care? Can anything still be done if you find yourself in a crisis situation? If you know the rules and plan ahead, you can still protect your hard-earned assets. Attend this program to learn how. .

LOCATION: NEW MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Registration required: 860 355 1191 x 2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org
 
The Famous Company You've Never Heard Of
Thursday, September 26th 6:30 PM
Back by popular demand is Steven Jones (Bull's Bridge presentation) and Zac Mirecki will entertain and educate you with history about the Hartford Faience. Before the Art Deco style took hold of the country in the early 20th Century, art tiles came on the scene in the 1880s, and grew in popularity until the late 1910s. Many private homes and even public spaces were decorated in this new style.
One of the more famous art tile manufacturers was right here in Connecticut. Hartford Faience, which started as Atwood Faience in 1894, was born out of the Grueby style. Originally partners, William Grueby and Eugene Atwood began making art tiles in Boston in 1890. After a parting of the ways, Eugene Atwood opened his own tile manufacturing business in Hartford.
Hartford Faience had a national presence, and their tiles decorated many historic buildings and public spaces across the United States. However, as home décor styles changed in the 1910s, Hartford Faience ventured into the manufacture of electrical porcelain items as well. The demand for electrical porcelain gradually surpassed the art tile business, and Hartford Faience switched to exclusively producing electrical items from 1910 until their closure in 1992. Power line insulators were part of this mix.
Steve and Zac will be discussing the history of this unique company, and showing some examples of their work and locations where their tiles can still be seen.
 


LOCATION: NEW MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY

Registration required: 860 355 1191 x 2 or online newmilfordlibrary.org
 
Cookbook Club
Our cookbook club is on hiatus for the summer. Join us in October to make and taste exciting new recipes from all over the world. Hope to see you then.

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


 
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