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

Nora Hulton, CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, will present “Black Bears in Connecticut,” Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m.

She will give an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, and current research efforts, and provide recommendations for optimum coexistence with the black bear population.

Registration is required.

Dr. James R. Scrimgeour, poet laureate of New Milford, will conduct free poetry writing workshops once a month for beginners and advanced writers from town and surrounding towns at the New Milford Public Library beginning Nov. 14 at 6:15 p.m.

All subsequent workshops will be held the second Monday of each month at 6:15 p.m.

Interested individuals should email one or two poems that he/she would like to share, or he/she could bring one or two poems to the meeting.

To sign up for the program, email

A scavenger hunt will be held Nov. 24-27 to coincide with Small Business Saturday.

Participants should pick up a list of participating businesses at the library Nov. 24 or after; visit at least 10 merchants and collect a scavenger hunt card from each (no purchase necessary); and bring the cards back to the library to receive a raffle ticket (one ticket per each set of 10 cards collected).

The drawing will be held Nov. 28. Prizes have been donated by local businesses.

Local businesses interested in participating should email

For more information and to register for library programs, call 860-355-1191.

A video game lounge, the library’s new monthly video game club, is up and running.

The club will meet the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Consoles are available.

Games from Ps2, Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be offered at the club open to youths 16 and older.

The library’s Cookbook Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Interested residents are invited to peruse the copy of the cookbook of the month at the circulation desk, find a recipe and bring the prepared dish to a meeting.

Paper plates, utensils and drinks will be provided.

The library and Burnham Library in Bridgewater team up regularly for Two Towns Tabletop Game Club the second Saturday of each month from 1 to 5 p.m.

The group is for older teens and adult who want to learn a new board game.

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