New Milford Public Library will kick off a new poetry book club led by the town’s poet laureate, James Scrimgeour, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.

The club will meet the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Main Street library.

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

Poets to be discussed are Robert Frost for October, Mary Oliver for November and Wallace Stevens for December.

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