Litchfield News



Holiday Spectacular
(Ages 3-5)
Friday, December 15 ~ 10:30-11:30 am
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join Mrs. Shaia as she shares some new holiday classics about Christmas and Hanukkah. We’ll use bells to sing songs together, and then move onto craft time! Create a bracelet, paint a sun catcher, decorate a gingerbread girl, and make a dreidel ornament.
This program is generously sponsored by Civic Family Services.
Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

7th & 8th Grade Holiday Semi-Formal
Open to ALL Area 7th & 8th Graders
Friday, December 15 ~ 7:00-9:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Live DJ, Food, Games, Ice Cream, and More!
Admission: $5pp
*Come as you are - Semi-formal attire NOT required
Must provide permission slip at door if not already given.
For more info call 860-567-8302

 One-Day Fun Day
Grades 1-3:
Thursday, December 28 ~ 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Grades 4-6:
Friday, December 29 ~ 9:30 am-4:30 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Nature is so much fun in the winter!
So, grab your coat, boots, and hat, and let’s spend one of your vacation days learning about the natural world around you. Get outside, play games, make crafts, meet live animals! Snack and drink will warm us up between adventures. Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay, but it is not necessary.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 9:30am-4:30pm.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Space is limited!
Members: $40 Non-Members: $70
Please call 860-567-0857
or visit to register.

Christmas Bird Count for Kids
(Ages 7-16 years old)
Saturday,  January 6 ~ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Join us for the longest-running citizen science project in history, the Audubon Christmas Bird Count. This bird survey is held around the world between the second weekend in December and the third weekend in January every year. This year, we'll be holding a special CBC 4 Kids event at White Memorial Conservation Center on January 6, 2018  from 10 am-approximately 12 pm.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room (lower level of Museum)There will be pizza and hot cocoa afterwards for all the participants. Bring your own binoculars if you have them, but if not, pairs will be provided. Dress for the weather.

This event will be run by LHAS Junior Audubon Leader Donna Rose Smith and White Memorial Education Director Carrie Szwed, but additional adult mentors are needed to help the teams of young people out in the field, so parents, please plan on staying. There is no program fee, but donations are welcome to help defray program costs.

Passport Program
(Ages 3-10)
January 8 - February 28, 2018
Oliver Wolcott Library
Pickup at Circulation Desk
Do you have cabin fever? Don’t fret. Travel the world through OWL’s book stacks - for free! Are you aching for a new adventure filled with action and suspense? Are you dying (pun intended) to solve a mystery? Do you wish you could feel the sand between your toes as you relax with a beach read? Well, this challenge is for you!
Pickup your travel documents at the circulation desk and choose from a variety of themes including Full Steam Ahead, Dinosaurs and Things That Go. Check out materials based on the varying challenges. Try out different kinds of fiction, non-fiction, and even audio books. Keep track of your adventures by placing a sticker on the children’s wall each time you complete a task.

Nature's Nursery Series
(Ages 3-6 Years)
Thursday, January 11 ~ 4:00-5:00 pm
Second Thursday of Every Month
(Jan. 11, Feb. 8, Mar. 8, Apr.12)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Join us on the second Thursday of each month from January-April for an hour-long program designed just for your young nature lovers. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your kids out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program.

Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm.
Advanced registration is required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series,
Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series

Stuffed Animal Clinic
(Ages 3-8)
Saturday, January 13
10:30 - 11:30 am
Oliver Wolcott Library
Make sure your favorite stuffed animal stays healthy throughout the flu season. Bring her into OWL for a sweet reading of A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead. Then we’ll create a first aid kit for you to take home and use all winter long. Create a stethoscope, a band aid and bandage, and a checkup and prescription notebook for you to keep track of your stuffed animals at home. Mrs. Shaia and Ms. Caitlin will be scrubbing in to checkup on all animals that attend.

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

Milk & Cookies Club
(Grades K-6)
 Fridays, January 19 - February 23
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Meet Paddington Bear: a teddy bear that was found at a train station in London. He is adopted by the Browns and learns the way of humans. This accident-prone bear has silly adventures including taking a driving test, going to the theater, finding a job, going to a mansion, all while trying to stay out of trouble and marmalade-free! Each week we will enjoy a peanut-free snack while Mrs. Shaia reads a chapter from Paddington Takes the Test aloud. Each child will be given a complimentary copy of the book.

Please register online and notify Litchfield Center or Intermediate School in writing by January 5 if your child needs bus transportation from school to the library.

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