Things to Do - January 2019
January 13-19, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

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Two Pulitzer Prize Winners:
A Book Discussion
with Candace Barrington
Sundays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
January 13 (Gilead) &
February 10 (The Underground Railroad)
Oliver Wolcott Library
Marilynne Robinson's Gilead and Colson Whitehead's
The Underground Railroad - each winners of the
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - present the underground
railroad as a litmus test for our ethical and moral
obligations to one another. Join Dr. Candace Barrington
 as she discusses these two works.

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

Monday, January 14, 2019
Continuing Activities - Mondays

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Love on the Rocks:
Winter Reading (& FUN) Program
Monday, January 14 through March 6
Oliver Wolcott Library
Warm up during the cold, dark days of winter
with OWL's Winter Reading (and Fun) Program.
To participate, register with us and then we'll give
you a Challenge Card filled with Love on the
Rocks reading challenges in four romance-with-
an-edge categories: Star Crossed Lovers,
Parents Just Don't Understand, Young Love,
and Til Death Do Us Part

Oliver Wolcott Library events
are free and open to the public.
860-567-8030.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

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The Afternoon Letters are Characters©
Three-Week Introductory Program
for Children Ages 4-7
A Playful Pre-Reading Program
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
January 15 through 29
Oliver Wolcott Library
During this short course, parents/caregivers will be
 introduced to the science of reading and given tools to
provide effective, evidence-based support and instruction
at home that will facilitate the creation of enriching,
lifelong reading habits in their child/children.
Caroline Ugurlu will lead this program based
on the book she is writing on the subject.

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

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

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Teen Wednesdays:
Board Game Madness
Wednesday, January 16 ~ 2:15-3:15 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Teens are encouraged to come to the library
 to play some board games with Miss Kathy.
We will have the classics along with some newer
games, sure to suit every players taste.

Oliver Wolcott Library events
are free and open to the public.
call 860-567-8030.

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Family Dinner Night
Wednesday, January 16 ~ 5:30-7:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy a relaxing home-style meal and social time
at The Litchfield Community Center.
Dinner is Free and hosted by Food Rescue US NW CT
& Litchfield Community Center.  Donations welcome.

Pre-registration is required by calling
The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Love on the Rocks:
Pizza & Picks
Wednesday, January 16 ~ 6:30-7:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Broken hearts. First love. Bad romances.
Star-crossed lovers. The challenges of finding true love...
Join Librarians Jordan McCorison and Patricia Moore
for book (and film) talks about their favorite titles
that fulfill the Love on the Rocks:
Winter Reading (and Fun) Program.

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

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

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Computer Q & A & Practice
Thursdays, January 17, 24, 31 ~ 11:00 am
Litchfield Community Center
Instructor Rose Petruzzi will be on
hand at the Litchfield Community Center on
Thursdays January 17, 24, 31, 2019 for her class,
Computer Q & A and… Practice!  
Technology Help with a supportive environment.  
Proposed Topics: Class 1; What Is It? Class 2;
What Can I Do?  Class 3; Open Forum.  
The class begins at 11:00am and costs
$15.00 per class or $40.00 for all 3 classes in advance.  
Please bring your own computer or devices to work on.  

For more information, contact Rose Petruzzi
at 203-266-5752 or email at rose4444@icloud.com.  
Pre-registration is required by calling
The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Discussion and Signing
with Morris author David Fisher
Thursday, January 17 ~ 6:30-8:00 pm
Morris Public Library
Join local Morris author, David Fisher, for
discussion and signing of his new books Food Zoo
& The Story Less Traveled on Thursday, January 17
(snow date - January 24), at 6:30 pm,
at the Morris Public Library
4 North Street, Morris, CT

David's passion for rhyming in his stories,
poems and lyrics helps him create his whimsical
poems and short stories that are amazingly
entertaining yet true to life. The author's newest
book Food Zoo is a story about a little boy
helping his mother at the grocery store that
leads to a shopping misadventure, and his
The Story Less Traveled presents an
anthology of eclectic poems, playful rhymes,
and tongue twisted writings to
explore by both young and old.

David's works have been published in the
Best of the Litchfield Community Writers' Group
anthologies and local newspapers.
The author lives and works in the
northwest hills of Connecticut.

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

Friday, January 18, 2019
Continuing Activities - Fridays

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Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, January 18 ~ 12:00-2:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month
for a light lunch, music and dancing.
This month: Music by Mike Cuilla
Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation
Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

Cost: $7.00 pp
Pre-registration is required by calling
The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Winter After School Stories and Craft
Grades K-2
Friday, January 18 ~ 3:30-4:30 pm
Morris Public Library
Join Ms. G., the Morris Public Library Children’s Coordinator,
for “Winter After School Stories and Craft,”
 for students in Grades K-2,
on Fridays, December 7, 2018, January 18,
February 22, 2019, 3:30 pm-4:30 pm.
Snow dates are the following Fridays.

An engaging story and educational activities will be
offered along with a craft and interaction time.
Pick up after school (JMS) by a librarian
 is offered - bring a note to school.

Only 15 spots!
Register today: 860-567-7440
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

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STEM Studio
Grades 4 - 6
Friday, January 18 ~ 3:30-4:15 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Make the most awesome slime ever and construct a
complex and complicated marble maze! Each session
will include a challenge correlating with one or more
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics) concepts in which children will have
to use teamwork, critical thinking, and innovation
 in order to complete their challenge.

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

Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Winter Wonderland in Watercolor
with Betsy Rogers-Knox
Saturday, January 19 ~ 1:30-4:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Shed the winter blues and enjoy an afternoon
painting a simple New England winter scene in
watercolor! All levels welcome!
All materials included! For ages 15 and up.

1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $35.00  Non-members: $60.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online: