Continuing Activities - Mondays

9:00-10:00 am
Litchfield Community Center
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen
Be good to yourself!

Stitch & Chat
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Open to all who love to knit, crochet,
cross stitch, sew, embroider, etc.
Bring your own project & share some time with others.
FREE ~ Light refreshments available.

Litchfield Community Café
Daily Senior Lunch
Monday–Friday ~ 12:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Over the age of 60, and live in
or visiting the Litchfield area?
Why not stop in and have lunch at our
 beautiful Litchfield Community Café located
in the Litchfield Community Center?
The Litchfield Community Café serves
congregate lunch Mondays through Fridays!
(Fridays are meatless Fridays!)

For a suggested donation of only $4.00,
you can enjoy a hot, delicious nutritious meal
 including milk, coffee or tea and dessert!
Reservations required by noon the day before.
For the current menu, further information,
or to make a reservation,
please call 860-567-5746.  
Hope to see you there!

Fashion as Design
Monday Scholars
12:30-2:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Facilitated by Patricia Moore
Mondays: March 12 through April 16, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Monday Scholars is a weekly series that meets in the library’s
Jamie Gagarin Community Room. Each week, a new lecture topic is watched
and then discussed by all who attend. All you need to do is come ready
to engage your mind and participate in discussion.

Join librarian Patricia Moore as she facilitates this online course.
Each week we will watch 30 minutes of Amy Bloom’s teaching,
then do 30 minutes of writing using the tools we learned that day,
and the final 30 minutes of each class will be spent sharing our work.

About the Course:
Among all objects of design, our clothes are the most universal
and intimate. Like other kinds of design, fashion thrives on productive
tensions between form and function, automation and craftsmanship,
standardization and customization, universality and self-expression,
and pragmatism and utopian vision. It exists in the service of others,
and it can have profound consequences - social, political,
cultural, economic, and environmental.

Fashion as Design focuses on a selection of more than 70 garments and
accessories from around the world, ranging from kente cloth to jeans
to 3D-printed dresses. Through these garments, we’re going to look
closely at what we wear, why we wear it, how it’s made, and what it means.
 You’ll hear directly from a range of designers, makers, historians,
and others working with clothing every day - and, in some cases,
 reinventing it for the future. Studio visits, interviews, and other resources
 introduce the history and development of each garment
and their changing uses, meanings, and impact over time.

Featuring Videos Presented by:
Paola Antonelli is a Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture & Design,
as well as the founding Director of Research & Development at MoMA.
She received her Master’s degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic of Milan
and also holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from the Royal College of Art,
Kingston University, the Art Center College of Design, and Pratt Institute.
 In 2007 she was named one of the 25 most incisive design visionaries by Time magazine.

Michelle Millar Fisher is a Curatorial Assistant at MoMA and an architecture
and design historian whose research is centered on architecture
 in translation and social histories of the everyday built environment.
She is currently completing her doctorate in art history at the
City University of New York Graduate Center and frequently
 lectures at conferences and symposia worldwide.

Stephanie Kramer, is a Research Assistant in MoMA’s Department
of Architecture and Design. She received her MA in Visual Culture/
Costume Studies from New York University, and combines her previous
work experience in the fashion industry with her current research
and academic endeavors. She also teaches fashion history and
theory at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute.

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

Movie Mondays
1:00-3:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy a new release every Monday afternoon.  
Popcorn and beverages are served.  
Cost:  Donations welcome