The New Milford Library will offer a variety of programs in the coming weeks.

They will include a presentation of "Freedom, Slavery and the Roots of American Music" with musician and lecturer Ray Kamalay Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., a screening of "The Time Traveler's Wife" Feb. 24 at 6 p.m., a lecture on English gardens March 3 at 6:30 p.m., a screening of the foreign film "Departures" March 8 at 2 p.m., a program about cats with veterinarian Sharon Eisen and Linda Francese, co-authors of "Cat Tales," March 17 at 6:30 p.m. and a screening of "Precious" March 31 at 6 p.m.

The library has also announced other news as follows:

-The library has two Kill-a-Watt devices available for patrons to use to find out how much electricity is used at their house.

-Items patrons check out of NMPL that come from another Bibliomation library will now have the same loan period and the same number of renewals.

In addition, items will be more readily available on NMPL's shelves because of the new configuration.

The configuration means DVDs, videos, passes and magazines will continue to be checked out for seven days without renewal, while all other material will continue to be checked out for three weeks with one renewal.

For more information or registration for any of the programs, call the Main Street library at 860-355-1191.