Gunn Memorial Library New Year's Tea Party

01/06/2018

5 Wykeham Rd, Washington, CT

11 am - 1 pm in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library. Ring in the New Year with an old-fashioned tea hosted by the Gunn Historical Museum and Gunn Memorial Library. A cookie contest will be the highlight of this year's tea party. Visitors will have the opportunity to socialize with friends under the historic 1914 gilded ceiling mural by H. Siddons Mowbray and enjoy period music in the festively decorated room. We'll also have our Washington photo albums out for guests to browse. Guests are asked to bring their favorite tea cup we'll provide tea sandwiches. Cookies will be the culinary creations submitted by local bakers. The tea is free and open to the public. Registration is requested so we can plan ahead. To register please email your name(s) to: info@gunnhistoricalmuseum or call 860-868-7756. Snow date: 4-6pm on Tuesday, January 9th.

Annual 12th Night Celebration at the David Humphreys House, January 7, 2018

01/07/2018

37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT Phone: 203-735-1908.

Come join us for our Annual 12th Night Celebration at the David Humphreys House on Sunday, January 7, 2018, from 12:30 pm to 4 pm. There will be tours of the historic house, samplings of some of the foods that were enjoyed in the 18th Century, and a Dickens Reading at 3 pm. Admission to the event is $5 per person. This event will benefit our Restoration Project and A Day in 1762 Program.

Oliver Wolcott Library Stephen’s Story & History of Hitler’s Empire

01/08/2018 to 01/29/2018

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT Phone: 860-567-8030.

January 8,15,22,29. from 12:30-2 pm. Facilitated by Patricia Moore, 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. Registration Required. 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 bachelor's and master's 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 Women's Forum of Litchfield. Stephen Breuer is Bibby's brother-in-law.

Scoville Library Special Presentation: World Around Us Series

01/11/2018

38 Main St, Salisbury, CT

6 pm. (Snow Date Jan. 25). Is the Moon Still There When Nobody Looks? An Introduction to Quantum Physics presented by Matthew Deady Director, Physics Program, Bard College Quantum Mechanics is the most successful physical theory ever developed, and yet its foundations and interpretation have remained an ongoing dispute over the last century. Among its counter-intuitive consequences are Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle, the role of the observer as captured in the Schrödinger's Cat paradox, and the "spooky action at a distance" exemplified in entanglement experiments. All of these have implications for our understanding of reality and causality, and continue to be investigated by physicists and philosophers. This talk will provide a historical survey of Quantum Mechanics, leading up to current experiments and theories that weigh on the questions that bedeviled Einstein, Bohr, and many others

Birds and Bird Migration

01/13/2018

108 W. Main St., Canaan, CT

4 pm @ Douglas Library. Jane Seymour, Connecticut DEEP wildlife biologist, will discuss a variety of birds that can be found in CT. Topics will include which ones fly south from here and where they go, which ones fly south TO here, which ones stay, how they navigate, what they need to survive the winter, some of the threats, and how we can help.

Great Mountain Forest Birds & Bird Migration

01/13/2018

108 W. Main St., Canaan, CT

Location: Douglas Library. 4 pm. Jane Seymour, Connecticut DEEP wildlife biologist, will discuss a variety of birds that can be found in CT. Topics will include which ones fly south from here and where they go, which ones fly south TO here, which ones stay, how they navigate, what they need to survive the winter, some of the threats, and how we can help. Free.

Palace Theatre Waterbury Kool & The Gang

01/13/2018

100 East Main St, Waterbury, CT Phone: 203-346-2000.

8 pm. Kool & The Gang has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle Boogie, Summer Madness and Open Sesame, they've earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. Kool & The Gang has performed continuously for the past 45 years, longer than any R&B group in history. Their bulletproof funk and tough, jazzy arrangements have also made them the most sampled band of all time.

David M. Hunt Library MICHELLE IGLESIAS: FORCED PERSPECTIVE

01/19/2018 to 02/17/2018

63 Main St, Falls Village, CT

For its first art exhibit of 2018, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will present Forced Perspective by Berkshire artist Michelle Iglesias. This selection of her vivid large-scale photorealistic paintings takes the viewer from macro to micro, from a stampede of elephants to a close-up of a ladybug. The exhibit will open with a reception for the artist on Friday, January 19, 5-7PM. Forced Perspective will be on display through February 17. This event is free and open to the public. Ms. Iglesias' paintings are influenced by family connections, nature, and travel. Consisting of the tumultuous dimensions that nature offers, portraits with personalities, and engaging exotic landscape compositions, her canvases invite viewer involvement and have been described as insightful, symbolic, and clarifying. She conveys the vision of nature's grandeur to produce artwork that is expressive, of the highest quality, and will grab the viewer's interest and attention.

Woodbury Community Theater God of Carnage

01/19/2018 to 01/28/2018

5 Mountain Road., Woodbury, CT

Play by Yasmina Reza God of Carnage (originally in French Le Dieu du carnage) is a play by Yasmina Reza. It is about two sets of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos. The play was a success in its original language, French, and has been equally acclaimed in English-translated productions in both London and New York. Jan. 19-21 and 26-29. Performed in historic Woodbury Town Hall

White Memorial Conservation Center Llama Walk with Debbie Labbe from Country Quilt Llama Farm

01/20/2018

80 Whitehall Rd, Litchfield, CT

Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail! The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated to the White Memorial Conservation Center.

10:00 A.M., Meet in the Museum parking lot. Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355 to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.