Library to offer programs
New Milford Public Library will present a variety of programs in the coming weeks.
Judy Leiff, producer, director and dancer, will present her documentary “Deaf Jam” Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Leiff began her relationship with the deaf community through the making of an experimental cinepoem, “Duties of My Heart.”
The film became a catalyst for four consecutive grants to teach video production workshops she designed for deaf teens.
In order to create a forum for her deaf students to dialogue with other hearing teens creating videos, she initiated and co-curated with the Museum of Radio and Television in Los Angeles, An Evening of Videos by Los Angeles Teens.
Lieff is the recipient of a National Dance/Media fellowship from the Pew Charitable Trusts and two New York State Council on the Arts independent film grants.
The film is her first feature length documentary.
Valerie English Cooper, community educator of Mental Health, CT will provide free mental health first air training Nov. 12 and 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.
The eight-hour training teaches participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
The evidence behind the program, demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorder. Registration is online at www.mhconn.org/education/mental-health-first-aid.
A seminar, “Social Media: Best Practices for Your Small Business,” will be held Nov. 6 and 20 from 1 to 2 p.m. each day.
Participants will learn about the five most popular social media platforms—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram—and best practices for using them and other social media platforms to promote small business.
The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will present a workshop for participants to create their own lotus flower lantern Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
The program is sponsored by the FRIENDS of New Milford Library.
Registration for programs is recommended by calling the Main Street library at 860-355-1191.
Poetry Book Club will be held Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. with James Scrimgeour, New Milford’s first Poet Laureate.
Sylvia Plath will be discussed.
Participants should pick up a packet of poems for the meeting during the first week of each month.
The group will take December off and resume in January.
The library and Burnham Library in Bridgewater team up regularly for Two Towns Tabletop Game Club.
Individuals are invited to meet to play board games the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. in New Milford, and the third and fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Burnham Library at 62 Main St. South in Bridgewater.
For more information and registration for the programs, call the Main Street library at 860-355-1191.