Things to Do - November  2018
November 4-10, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus
Performed by Greg Oliver Bodine
Sunday, November 4 ~ 1:00-2:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
A 200th anniversary must-see for Frankenstein enthusiasts
and fans of mystery and horror! One actor. One hour!
Suitable for adults and for children (ages 12 and over). 
Written and performed by Greg Oliver Bodine;
directed by DeLisa M. White. 

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Community Conversation to Explore
Immigration and Litchfield’s Development
Sunday, November 4 ~ 3:00 pm
 Litchfield Historical Society
The Litchfield Historical Society will host a Community Conversation
 on the topic of immigration in Litchfield on Sunday, November 4 at 3 p.m.
This community-wide discussion will help prepare
 for the town’s 300th Anniversary in 2019.

From the first migrants from Hartford and Windsor in the 18th Century,
 Litchfield has become home to people of varied heritage. We want to hear
your family’s story! Where did they come from? When did they arrive?
 How did they help to shape the community into what it is today?
Are you an immigrant? Please feel free to bring small artifacts, documents,
photos, or other memorabilia you would like to share with other participants.
 There will be facilitators to help guide participation. If you are
unable to attend the program, but have a story to share,
 please contact the Historical Society.

Community Conversations Series is sponsored by a Common Heritage
grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The program is free and open to the public.
In order to encourage meaningful conversation,
 space is limited to 40 people and registration is required.
To register, call (860) 567-4501
For more information about this or other programs,
The Litchfield Historical Society is
 located at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT.

Monday, November 5, 2018
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Off the Hook
For Grades 4-6
Mondays ~ 3:30–4:15 pm
November 5 & December 3
Oliver Wolcott Library
If your child loves DIY crafts, then they’re invited to OWL
to follow easy step-by-step instructions to create a unique yarn
craft without using any knitting needles or crochet hooks.
All materials will be provided.

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
Click here to register.
or call 860-567-8030.

  Fascinating Facts About Fishers
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
Monday, November 5 ~ 7:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
It’s not a feline and doesn’t fish — so why did the fisher come
 to be called a fisher cat? And did you know that fishers actually
 prey on porcupines? (Ouch!) Find out these and other fascinating
 facts about this mysterious member of the weasel family. Once extirpated
 from Connecticut, these small, furry animals now inhabit parts of
our state. Diane Edwards, a Master Wildlife Conservationist,
 will present this program, which was created by the
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

OWL Writes: The Craft of Setting & Description
Facilitated by Librarian Patricia Moore
Tuesdays: November 6 through 27 ~ 1:00-2:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
OWL Writes combines online learning, writing prompts, and the
sharing and discussion of those writing samples. In this course
aspiring writers will be introduced to the techniques that masters
 of fiction use to ground a story in a concrete world. Each week,
we will watch a 30 minute lecture by Amity Gaige, then we will write
for 30 minutes using the tools we learned in that day’s lecture,
and the final 30 minutes of each session will be spent sharing our work.  
Join Adult Services Librarian Patricia Moore as she facilitates this course.

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Jewelry Making II Class
Wednesdays ~ 1:15 pm
November 7 – December 12, 2018
Litchfield Community Center
Janet Blauvelt returns to The Litchfield Community Center with
Jewelry Making II Class on Wednesdays November 7 – December 12, 2018.
 Continue to build on the skills you learned in Jewelry I.  
More advanced techniques will be taught to allow students to
develop their own “voice” as a jewelry designer.  In each of the
6 classes you will complete a piece of jewelry.  
All of the tools and materials needed will be provided.
 Instructor: Janet Blauvelt.  

The class begins at 1:15pm and cost $40.00
(material fee to cover all 6 classes).
 * Please consider a freewill donation to the Community Center.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by calling
The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302

For more info call 860-567-8302

Pajama Story Time
(Grades K-3)
Wednesday, November 7 ~ 6:30 pm
Morris Public Library
4 North Street, Morris, CT
Families and children (Grades K-3) are invited
to attend the Pajama Story Time on  
November 7 at 6:30 pm at the Morris Public Library.
Wear your comfortable pajamas, bring your most
favorite stuffed animal and enjoy amazing
 stories with your family and librarians.

Registration: 860-567-7440
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

OWL’s Non-Fiction Book Group
Thursday, November 8 ~ 2:00-3:15 pm
Capote: A Biography by Gerald Clarke
Oliver Wolcott Library
How Capote went from an enchanter, the startlingly fresh voice
 of his first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms, to someone you wanted
 to hold away from you with a pair of tongs is an amazing story,
as disturbing as anything Capote ever wrote. It is fascinating to delve
 into the lives of so many public figures and noted writers and artists.
Moderated by Curry

New members welcome!
Come to one or all meetings.
Books are available at the front desk.
Second Thursday of each month from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: The Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery
Facilitated by: Caitlin Costa

OWL’s Fiction Book Group
Thursday, November 8 ~ 3:30-5:00 pm
Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
Oliver Wolcott Library
Written in Southern Gothic style, this is Capote´s first published
novel and semi-autobiographical. After his mother dies, a 13-year-old
boy from New Orleans is sent to live in Skully Landing, a small community
 expecting to meet his long lost father. There a strange adventure
 commences. It’s a real mystery to the very last page.
Moderated by Curry

New members welcome!
Come to one or all meetings.
Books are available at the front desk.
Second Thursday of each month from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: The Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery
Facilitated by: Caitlin Costa

The Saboteur: the Aristocrat who became
France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando
With Author Paul Kix
Thursday, November 8 ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography,
as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers,
which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during
World War II - Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned
anti-Nazi saboteur - and his daring exploits as a résistant
trained by Britain’s Special Operations Executive.

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
Click here to register.
or call 860-567-8030.

Friday, November 9, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Little Book Buddies
For Grades K-3
Fridays ~ 3:30-4:15 pm
November 9 & December 14
Oliver Wolcott Library
Children in grades K-3 are invited to join us for a special story time
and craft program. Children will listen to a popular storybook, and then
make their very own stuffed animal inspired by the book to take
home. Join us for this fun and educational program!

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
Click here to register.
or call 860-567-8030.

Healing the Heart and Spirit After Cancer Treatment
Friday, Nov 9, 5:00 pm through Saturday, Nov 10, 3:00 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Healing the "whole" person....
Healing after cancer must happen on a physical
 level and also on an emotional and spiritual level.

This program is designed to help those diagnosed and treated for
cancer to manage their post treatment course and heal more wholly.
Through a series of lectures, supportive, experiential group exercises
and written exploration, participants will obtain the
necessary "tools" to get through this chapter in their lives.

Eileen Manela, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Spent over a decade working at
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Currently has a
private practice in Litchfield, CT specializing in bereavement and
 loss. Kripalu trained yoga instructor and integrates the skills of
meditation and mindfulness into her practice. "Healing the Heart and
 Spirit after Cancer Treatment" was previously given at Sloan-Kettering.

Sign Up By Thursday, Nov 8 at Midnight
For further information call (860) 567-3163

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Continuing Activities - Saturdays

Remembering Our Veterans
Morris Friends & Neighbors
Saturday, November 10 ~ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morris Congregational Church parking lot
9 East Street, Morris
Collection for our men & women veterans living in veteran's homes
Items currently needed - men's & women's socks, underwear,
razors, shaving cream, soap, deodorant, shampoo, slippers.
toothbrushes & toothpaste
Questions? 860-485-3483 or

Point Folly Bird Hike+
(For Families)
 with WMCC Education Director Carrie Szwed
Saturday, November 10 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
You never know what you might find on a wildlife walk, but it's still fun to
 guess! After a quick intro activity about birds we might see, join Carrie Szwed
on a walk around Point Folly Campground in search of buku birds! We'll be
using scopes, binoculars, and all of your "eagle eyes" to look for fall migrants,
 as well as winter arrivals, both onshore and off. Meet Carrie just beyond
 the gate to Point Folly on North Shore Rd. (please be advised that construction
work may still be going on north of the entrance, so you'll
need to enter from the south, via Bantam Lake Rd.)

10am. Bring your binoculars if you have them;
 otherwise, they will be provided. Dress warmly!
 FREE … Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

The Importance of  Dioramas
Michael Anderson, Exhibit Preparator at
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Saturday, November 10 ~ 2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
This captivating presentation begins by focusing on the history of our world
class dioramas in the Nature Museum and the major players who brought
them to life: James Perry Wilson, and Ralph and Ruth Morrill. Mr. Anderson will
 then discuss diorama restoration work that he is doing at the Peabody Museum
and explain the importance of dioramas as educational displays.

About Michael Anderson: Michael Anderson's first job out of college
 (Pratt Institute-BFA) was at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
 He worked in the exhibits department for five years before leaving for the
University of Illinois, Chicago to get a masters degree in Medical Illustration/modelmaking.
 He moved to New Haven in 1988 to begin work at Yale's Peabody Museum.
Anderson has worked at the Peabody Museum for almost 30 years.
Some examples of his work at the Peabody and elsewhere include: Reconstructing
 the faces on the skulls of two fossil hominids for the Hall of Human Origins.
He also reconstructed the face of King Tut for National Geographic.
Anderson fabricated six large-scale blood-sucking insect models (mosquito,
bedbug, head louse, pubic louse, flea, and deer tick) for display.  
He has produced two life-size, large Carboniferous dragonflies (Meganeuropsis)
 in a Carboniferous habitat and sculpted the Torosaurus bronze dinosaur in front
of the Peabody Museum as well as a ten-panel bas relief facsimile for the Egyptian tomb.  
In addition, Michael Anderson is in charge of the twelve Peabody natural history
dioramas and the Connecticut Hall of Birds. He is currently cleaning, renovating,
and recoloring faded taxidermy mounts in all of the dioramas and is creating
painted sculptural models of missing birds for the Connecticut Bird Hall.
 He is excited to be experimenting with some new 3D
scanners and printers to produce the bird models.
Further online reading:

2:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: Free Non-members: $6.00
(admission fee to the Nature Museum)
 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required
by calling 860-567-0857 or register online: