Poetry book club to meet

New Milford Public Library will hold its next poetry book club led by the town’s poet laureate, James Scrimgeour, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

The club will meet the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Main Street library. A snow date of the fourth Thursday is set.

Participants are invited to pick up a packet of poems for the meeting during the first week of each month.

Poets to be discussed include Elizabeth Bishop for January, John Keats for February, Emily Dickinson for March and Walt Whitman for April.

Scrimgeour is a New Milford resident and professor emeritus of English at Western Connecticut State University.

Registration is preferred by calling 860-355-1191, ext. 201 or by visiting www.newmilfordlibrary.org.