Danbury Museum & Historical Society Hosts Senior Series: Holiday Celebrations & Traditions in Danbury


43 Main St., Danbury, CT 06810. Phone: 203-743-5200.

Monday, November 16, 2015 the Senior Series: Mondays at the Museum from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This month's topic: Holiday Celebrations & Traditions in Danbury.

Mattatuck Museum Hosts Emery Roth: The History of the Naugatuck River Valley's Brass Industry--Waterbury


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

Frederick G. Mason Lecture Series--Monday, November 16, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. Join author Emery Roth for a presentation about his book describing the history of the Naugatuck River Valley's brass industry.

Education Connection Hosting Painting Landscapes Course--Litchfield

11/16/2015 to 11/30/2015

55 Goshen Road, Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-0863.

Education Connection  is hosting a three-session course on painting landscapes with watercolors beginning November 16, 2015 at 6:30PM and continuing Monday evenings through November 30, 2015.  Collette Hurst will instruct the class.  $59 fee.  Call to register.

Southbury Public Library Hosts Author B. A. Shapiro: The Muralist


100 Poverty Rd., Southbury, CT 06488. Phone: 203-262-0626 Ext. 130.

Author B. A. Shapiro will discuss her 7th and ltest novel: The Muralist at the Southbury Public Library on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 2PM.  The book is a story about the birth of Abstract Expressionism set again the backdrop of the Depression and the eve of World War II.  Registration is required. 

Mattatuck Museum Hosts Music @ the Matt: Ross Novgrad Quartet--Waterbury


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

Music @ the Matt: Ross Novgrad Quartet--Join us for an afternoon of jazz with the Ross Novgrad Quartet. Performers include: Ross Novgrad, woodwinds, Jack Tyrrell, keyboards, Jim Royle, drums and John Mobilio, acoustic bass. Light food and drinks will be offered. Supported in part by the Connecticut Community Foundation's Pathways for Older Adults. November 17th, 2015 1:00 PM.

Cyrenius H. Booth Library Museum Workshop: Make a Downton Abbey Neckland


25 Main St., Newtown, CT 06470. Phone: 203-426-4533.

Make a Downton Abbey Necklace on Tuesday, November 17, 2015  at 4:30 in the Meeting Room of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library.  Inspired by a piece worn byLady Mary in the last season, Pat Martin has designed a chic necklace that can be worn several ways. It is made with grosgrain ribbon (different colors available) and sewn-on decoratively sparkling beads. There is an $8.00 materials fee.

Mattatuck Museum Hosts Story Time for Toddlers: Grateful Gobblers--Waterbury


144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702. Phone: 203-753-0381.

Story Time for Toddlers: Grateful Gobblers--Pre-school aged children and their caregivers are invited to and read What is Thanksgiving? by Michelle Medlock Adams with a museum educator. Afterwards join us in the Studio to create your own Grateful Gobblers using construction paper, crayons and other fun materials. Pre-registration is required. November 18th, 2015 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM.

Scoville Memorial Library Program: Author Ginger Strand: The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic--Salisbury


38 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068. Phone: 860-435-2838.

Wednesday November, 18 7:00--Author Ginger Strand discusses her book "The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic" Presented in collaboration with Oblong Books & Music and Scoville Memorial Library. In the mid-1950s, Kurt Vonnegut takes a job in the PR department at General Electric in Schenectady, where his older brother, Bernard, is a leading scientist in its research lab--or "House of Magic." While Kurt writes zippy press releases, Bernard is working on a series of cutting-edge weather-control experiments. Ginger Strand is the author of three books, and has published essays and fiction in many places, including Harper's, and the New York Times. MEETS AT THE WHITE HART--RSVP Requested:  rsvp@oblongbooks.com.

Litchfield Historical Society Lecture and Beer Tasting on Connecticut Brewing by Beer Snob


South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-4501.

Join the Litchfield Historical Society for a lecture and beer tasting with Will Siss, author and writer of the "Beer Snob" column for the Waterbury Republican-American. He will be discussing his new book, Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg State Brewing, and leading attendees in a tasting of local beer on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m. This event is free for members and $5 for non-members. Space is limited and registration is required. Payment is required at time of registration.

Oliver Wolcott Library Program: Photographer Emery Roth II: "Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry"--Litchfield


South St., Litchfield, CT 06759. Phone: 860-567-8030.

Emery Roth II program features:  The Fall of an American Industry".  Roth chronicles a period in Northwest CT that recently came to an end.  Roth has photographs of many of the old factories in the Naugatuck Valley that were involved in the brass industry for many years.  Roth's program will be held on November 19, 2015 at 2PM at the Oliver Wolcott Library.