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.

OWL Monday Scholars
Stephenís Story & History of Hitlerís Empire
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Mondays, Dec. 4, 11, 18 and Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Facilitated by Patricia Moore, Monday Scholars is a weekly series
that meets in the libraryís 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.

Stephenís Story: Living Through the Holocaust:
Stephen Breuerís film recalling his experience living through the Holocaust.
He was born in a small city outside Budapest, Hungry. When Stephen
was a young boy, the Nazis invaded Hungary and he and his family were
 interned in a camp. While this is the story of one young man and his family,
 it echoes the experiences of millions of others. It is a personal story
 that helps illuminate the stories of many. Stephen Breuer now lives in Lancaster,
England, and is a retired Chemistry Professor from the University of Lancaster. 
History of Hitlerís Empire is a six-week course designed by Professor
Thomas Childers. Adolf Hitler was surely the greatest enemy modern
civilization ever faced. Over half a century later, the horror and fascination
 still linger. In this course, we will attempt to answer questions such as,
how could a man like Adolf Hitler and a movement like Nazism come to
power in 20th-century Germany, an industrially developed country with
a highly educated population? How were the Nazis able to establish the
foundations of a totalitarian regime in such a short time and hurl all of Europe
and the world into a devastating war that would consume so many millions of lives?

And the answers lead us to other questions: Who voted for the Nazis
and why? How did the Nazis campaign? What did they seem to stand for?
Why was there apparently so little resistance to them? How were
 Nazis able to seize control of the press, radio, courts,
and police with so little trouble? Can it happen again? 
About the Professor:
Dr. Thomas Childers is Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History
at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has been teaching for over 25 years.
He is also a popular lecturer abroad in London, Berlin and Munich.
He earned his bachelorís and masterís degrees from the University
of Tennessee and his Ph.D. in History from Harvard University. 

Professor Childers is the author and editor of several books on
modern German history and the Second World War. He is
currently completing a trilogy on the Second World War.

About the Co-Facilitator:
Bibby Veerman has lived in Litchfield for twenty years and is a graduate
of Wesleyan University where she was an Etherington Scholar.
She is an active member of the League of Women Voters and the
Womenís Forum of Litchfield. Stephen Breuer is Bibbyís brother-in-law.
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