Public invited to library events
New Milford Public Library will offer several programs in the coming weeks.
The library will hold its second annual Open Fiber Day Oct. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in recognition of Spinning and Weaving Week.
Judy Hyman of Isle of Ewe & Handspun Yarns in New Milford will read two stories, “Charlie Needs a Cloak” and “The Goat in the Rug,” followed by a hands-on activity.
Spinners, weavers, knitters and crocheters are invited o bring their wheels, spindles, looms, knitting needles and crochet hooks.
Other offerings will include a screening of the foreign film “Bella” Oct. 5 at 2 p.m.; a program, “Twain & Stowe: Affecting Social Change,” with representatives from the Mark Twain House and the Harriet Beecher Stowe House,” Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m.; and “Exploring For Plants in Tropical Waterfalls” with Dr. C. Thomas Philbrick Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m.; a screening of “Cheri” Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.
In addition, the library will hold its Young Adult Council Oct. 14, Nov. 11 and Dec. 9.
The advisory group, open to students in sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grade, plans activities and projects and selects books for the young adult collection.
The Stock Market game, a 10-week simulation that allows participants to invest in a hypothetical $100,000 in the stock market, will meet in the coming weeks.
Children in fifth through twelfth grade are invited to attend.
Beginners will meet Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 through Dec. 21.
Advanced players will meet Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 through Dec. 21.
“Views of Ladakh,” an exhibit of photographs by Abby Ripley, will be on display Oct. 4 through Nov. 14.
For more information, call the Main Street library at 860-355-1191.