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

12/04/2017

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

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.

Keeler Tavern Christmas Luncheons

12/05/2017 to 12/09/2017

132 Main St., Ridgefield, CT Phone: 203.438.5485.

Two seatings daily at 11:30 am and 1:15 pm.

Cyrenius Booth Library Sew a Special Gift Bag (for Adults)

12/05/2017

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

Tuesday, December 5th at 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Jeannine of Threads magazine will patiently and expertly teach us how to sew a gift bag for any occasion. All supplies included for a $10.00 materials fee. Please register, as space is limited.

Oliver Wolcott Library A Christmas Stocking: Three Tales from Christmases Past Performed by Michèle LaRue

12/06/2017

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

6:30 - 8:30 pm. Professional actress Michèle LaRue returns to the library - this time with a trio of holiday surprises: Their Dear Little Ghost by Elia W. Peattie (1898), The Christmas Sing in Our Village by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman (1898), and The Gift of the Magi, O. Henry's well-loved favorite (1906). Their Dear Little Ghost, from a time when Americans found consolation in the supernatural, is a tender story about an enchanting lost child and her comforting reappearance on the Christmas after her death. The Christmas Sing in Our Village is a lighthearted, gossipy tale of small-town New England anticipation, celebration, and romantic intrigue. In The Gift of the Magi, struggling young newlyweds search doggedly for two perfect Christmas presents . . . surprising each other and themselves, and discovering the true spirit of giving. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Oliver Wolcott Library Sweetie Bake Your Day with Author & Chef Amanda Glover

12/07/2017

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

7-8 pm. In Sweetie Bake Your Day, Chef Amanda Glover makes baking simple and fun even for the novice baker and offers creative yet easy to bake recipes for delicious breakfasts, desserts, and gluten-free baked goodies. Join us as Amanda shares some of her favorite recipes, provides tips on using high quality and local ingredients, keeping equipment to a minimum, and how to make recipes accessible to any avid home baker. Amanda believes anyone can bake, and she's ready to help you get started or stay inspired!

Flanders Nature Center Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe

12/07/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: ((203) 263-3711 x10.

7 pm.  Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. The featured kit of the month is a trio of small birds. People also have the option of choosing from a large variety of other available kits ranging in price from $15 to $35. Most kits include enough materials to make one sculpture in class and another at home. Participants can save $5 if they bring their own needles and foam. Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it. Varies from $15-$35 depending on kit chosen or bring your own project and receive guidance for $10

Cyrenius Booth Library Decorate a graham cracker gingerbread house

12/07/2017

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

Thursday, December 7th, 4:00-5:00pm children ages 3-9 can register to decorate their own gingerbread house with royal icing and festive candies. Parents must remain in the room, but they do not need to register. Space is limited to 50 children.

Gunn Memorial Library Children's Holiday Sale

12/07/2017 to 12/09/2017

5 Wykeham Rd, Washington, CT Phone: 860-868-2310 .

Dec. 7 -3:30-5:30 pm., Dec. 8- 3-4:30 pm and Dec. 9 - 10 am - 1 pm. Children can purchase gifts for family members at very reasonable prices complete with gift wrapping.

Woodbury A Christmas Carol

12/07/2017

5 Mountain Road, Woodbury, CT

Charles Dickens classic is performed live at the Old Town Hall in Woodbury at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. Performance followed by conversation with David Anderson. Suggested contribution $20.

Needle Felting with Rachel Gerowe @ Flanders Nature Center

12/07/2017

5 Church Hill Rd, Woodbury, CT Phone: 203-263-3711 .

7 pm. Rachel Gerowe of Redbarn Originals will lead a workshop on needle felting an easy-to-learn craft that involves using a barbed needle to sculpt wool. The featured kit of the month is a trio of small birds. People also have the option of choosing from a large variety of other available kits ranging in price from $15 to $35. Most kits include enough materials to make one sculpture in class and another at home. Participants can save $5 if they bring their own needles and foam. Have your own needle felting project going? For $10 bring it to class and receive guidance and support on it. Cost: Varies from $15-$35 depending on kit chosen or bring your own project and receive guidance for $10