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Monday, October 15, 2018

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... October 16-20, 2018
All Week
24/7 Porch Book Sale
Rescue a gently used book!  Shop the Friends of the Library's 24/7 Porch Book Sale from now until October 29th for terrific deals on great gently-used titles.  Shopping after business hours is a snap; simply place your payment in a provided envelope, seal it, and place it in the book return near the back door. Volunteers add more items as space allows.  All raised money benefits the library and its programs.

Kid’s Make ’n Take Craft
Stop in the Young Readers’ Room to assemble a "Pick a Pumpkin" craft to take home and enjoy!  Note: This craft is not available during Story Times.

Kid’s LEGO Challenge
October's LEGO challenge theme is "Spooky."  Build something creepy and tell us about it.

Tuesday
Drop-In Knitting from 10:00AM-Noon
Bring your current project and join our group of knitters and crocheters. All skill levels are welcome.  In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Preschool Story Time @ 10:30AM
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

High School Drop-In Role Playing Game Night from 6:00PM-8:00PM
This drop-in fantasy/sci-fi role-play game group meets every other Tuesday.  Drop-in and check it out!

Wednesday
Preschool Story Time @ 12:30PM
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Kid's Book Group @ 4:00PM
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 meet to discuss A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd and complete a short activity.

Drop-In Knitting from 6:30-8:00PM
Bring your current project and join our group of knitters and crocheters. All skill levels are welcome.  Unraveled meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Adult Coloring @ 6:30-8:00PM
Rediscover the joys and relaxation of coloring. Come with friends or meet new ones! We provide the supplies, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn-18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20-minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Power. This program includes simple stories, rhymes, songs, and interactive fun.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
All Booked Up (adults): Best State Ever by Dave Barry
Page Turners (grades 6-8):  League of Archers by Eva Howard
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales with Patricia Hughes 
Book signing to follow 
October 25th @ 7:00PM

Holiday Ornament Club 
Tuesday, November 13th from 6:00-8:00PM, or
Friday, November 16th from 1:00-3:00PM

Watch for complete details.

Monday, October 08, 2018

 

24/7 Self-Service Porch Book Sale Begins Saturday


24/7 Self-Service Porch Book Sale Begins Saturday, October 13, 2018
Not everyone is able to rescue a dog or cat, but everyone can rescue a gently-used book!

The Friends of the Library's annual 24/7 Self-Service Porch Book Sales begins on Saturday, October 13th.

Terrific deals can be found on great gently-used titles:
• All Hardcovers--$1 each or 3 for $2.50
• Large Paperbacks--75¢ or 3 for $2.00
• Small Paperbacks--50¢ or 3 for $1.00
• Kid's Paperbacks--25¢ or 5 for $1.00
• Audiobooks--$1.00 or 3 for $2.50
• DVDs--$1.00 or 3 for $2.50
• Music CDs--$1.00 or 3 for $2.50
• Video Games--$1.00 or 3 for $2.50

If you shop after business hours, simply place your payment in a provided envelope, seal it, and place it in the book return near the back door. 

Volunteers add more items as space allows, so shop the sale more than once!  Sale ends October 29th.

All money raised benefits the library and its programs.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

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Adult Book Group Reads Best State Ever for November 2nd or 7th


Adult Book Group Reads "Best State Ever" for November 2nd or 7th, 2018
Dave Barry’s Best State Ever is the chosen title for All Booked Up’s discussion on Friday, October 2nd at 1:00PM or Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30PM .  Copies of the book are available in the upper level “New” room.

About the Book
We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state's acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ.

Join him as he goes in hunt of the legendary Skunk Ape; hobnobs with the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs; and visits Cassadaga, the psychic capital of the world, to have his dog's aura read (apparently, she's "very spiritual"). Hitch a ride for the non-stop thrills of alligator-wrestling ("the gators display the same fighting spirit as a Barcalounger"), the hair-raising spectacle of a clothing-optional bar in Key West, and the manly manliness of the Machine Gun Experience in Miami.

It's the most hilarious book yet from “the funniest damn writer in the whole country” (Carl Hiaasen, and he should know). By the end, you'll have to admit that whatever else you might think about Florida—you can never say it's boring.

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October's Book of the Month is It Can't Happen Here


October 2018's Book of the Month is "It Can't Happen Here"
It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis is our featured title for October. Copies are available in the “New” room on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
A cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy, it is an alarming, eerily timeless look at how fascism could take hold in America.

Written during the Great Depression, when the country was largely oblivious to Hitler’s aggression, it juxtaposes sharp political satire with the chillingly realistic rise of a president who becomes a dictator to save the nation from welfare cheats, sex, crime, and a liberal press.

Called “a message to thinking Americans” by the Springfield Republican when it was published in 1935, It Can’t Happen Here is a shockingly prescient novel that remains as fresh and contemporary as today’s news.

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... October 9-13, 2018
All Week
Kid’s LEGO Challenge
October's LEGO challenge theme is "Spooky."  Build something creepy and tell us about it.

Tuesday
Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Wednesday
Preschool Story Time @ 12:30PM
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Thursday
Tween Book Group @ 2:05PM
Page Turners, a book group for tweens in grades 6-8, meets at LMS in room 10 at 2:05PM. After a snack, they discuss xx, and complete a fun activity, all in time to take the late bus home.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn-18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20-minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Power. This program includes simple stories, rhymes, songs, and interactive fun.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
All Booked Up (adults): Best State Ever by Dave Barry
Page Turners (grades 6-8):  League of Archers by Eva Howard
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales with Patricia Hughes 
Book signing to follow 
October 25th @ 7:00PM

Holiday Ornament Club 
Tuesday, November 6th from 6:00-8:00PM, or
Friday, November 16th from 1:00-3:00PM

Watch for details.

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Monday, October 01, 2018

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... Oct 2-6, 2018
Tuesday
Drop-In Knitting from 10:00AM-Noon
Bring your current project and join our group of knitters and crocheters. All skill levels are welcome.  In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

High School Drop-In Role Playing Game Night from 6:00PM-8:00PM
This drop-in fantasy/sci-fi role-play game group meets every other Tuesday.  Drop-in and check it out!

Wednesday
Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Adult Book Group @ 6:30PM
Join All Booked Up as they discuss When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

Thursday
Adult Coloring @ 6:30-8:00PM
Rediscover the joys and relaxation of coloring. Come with friends or meet new ones! We provide the supplies, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Friday
Adult Book Group @ 1:00PM
Join All Booked Up as they discuss When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): TBA
All Booked Up (adults): When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Page Turners (grades 6-8):  League of Archers by Eva Howard
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales with Patricia Hughes 
Book signing to follow 
October 25th @ 7:00PM

Holiday Ornament Club 
Tuesday, November 6th from 6:00-8:00PM, or
Friday, November 16th from 1:00-3:00PM
Watch for details.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

 

Don't Miss Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales on October 25th


Journey through New England with author Patricia Hughes
and learn about the lost pirate riches of Captain Kidd,
Blackbeard, Edward Low, and other
dastardly buccaneers.

Book signing to follow.

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Kid's Book Group Reads A Snicker of Magic for October 17th


Kid's Book Group Reads "A Snicker of Magic" for October 17, 2018
Book Bunch reads A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd for their meeting on Wednesday, October 17th.  Join the group at 4:00PM for a discussion of the book and a short activity. 

Copies of the book are available in the Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.

But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere---shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears---but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.

Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town . . . and her mother's broken heart.

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This Week @ Your Library...


All Week
Banned Books Week Activities
Do You Recognize This Book? Guessing Contest: Guess what challenged book is in the jar.
Get Caught Reading a Banned Book: Take a selfie with a challenged book in front of our mugshot background and send it to us.

STEM Fun with Brain Flakes
Brain Flakes are available at the desk for exploration by children of all ages.Brain Flakes teach kids spatial thinking and lets their imaginations run wild! These 1.3" discs also improve coordination and dexterity of younger children. Instructions for creations are available from simple to complex or children can create their own

Tuesday
Preschool Story Time @ 10:30AM
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Wednesday
Preschool Story Time @ 12:30PM
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn-18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20-minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Power. This program includes simple stories, rhymes, songs, and interactive fun.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): Waking Up White by Debby Irving
All Booked Up (adults): When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Page Turners (grades 6-8):  League of Archers by Eva Howard
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales with Patricia Hughes 
Book signing to follow 
October 25th @ 7:00PM

Holiday Ornament Club 
Tuesday, November 6th from 6:00-8:00PM, or
Friday, November 9th from 1:00-3:00PM
Watch for details.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

 

Tween Book Group Reads League of Archers for October 11th


Tween Book Group Reads "League of Archers" for October 11, 2018
Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8, is reading League of Archers by Eva Howard for their get-together on Thursday, October 11th at 2:05PM in room 10 of the Litchfield Middle School. Page Turners begins with an after school snack, followed by a discussion of the book, a short activity, and a ride home on the late bus.

Copies of the book are available in the upper-level Teen area and the lower-level Young Readers’ Room.

About the Book
Ellie Dray and her League of Archers are keeping Robin Hood’s legacy alive, but when Ellie is accused of Robin’s murder, she must learn what it really means to be a hero in this exciting adventure story.

Twelve-year-old novice nun Elinor Dray has always idolized Robin Hood. She and her friends try to be like him by sneaking out to hunt on the lands belonging to the village Baron, stealing from him to feed their poor neighbors. They call themselves the League of Archers.

While returning from a hunting trip late one night, Ellie meets a man in the forest—a hunter like herself. But suddenly the man is shot with a poisoned arrow. She manages to help him back to the abbey, but it’s too late and he dies. Only in his final moments, does Ellie realize that the hunter is Robin Hood, and that the abbess of the nunnery is Maid Marian.

With her secret revealed, the Baron immediately arrests Marian. But he needs a scapegoat for the murder of Robin Hood, and who better than a young novice nun? He calls Ellie a hero, but the villagers don’t agree. A mob forms, vowing to hunt Ellie down and exact their own vengeance.

Will Ellie and her League of Archers be able to find the real killer, free Maid Marian, and keep Robin Hood’s legacy intact?

League of Archers is book #1 in the series.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

 

This Week @ Your Library...

This Week @ Your Library... Sept. 18-22, 2018
All Week
Kid’s Make ’n Take Craft
Stop in the Young Readers’ Room to assemble our Apple a Day craft to take home and enjoy!  Note: This craft is not available during Story Times.

STEM Fun with Brain Flakes
Brain Flakes are available at the desk for exploration by children of all ages.Brain Flakes teach kids spatial thinking and lets their imaginations run wild! These 1.3" discs also improve coordination and dexterity of younger children. Instructions for creations are available from simple to complex or children can create their own.

Tuesday
Drop-In Knitting from 10:00AM-Noon
Bring your current project and join our group of knitters and crocheters. All skill levels are welcome.  In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Preschool Story Time @ 10:30AM
Preschool Powera program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

**CANCELED** High School Drop-In Role Playing Game Night from 6:00PM-8:00PM
This drop-in fantasy/sci-fi role-play game group meets every other Tuesday.  Drop-in and check it out!

Wednesday
Preschool Story Time @ 12:30PM
Preschool Powera program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**  Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Kid's Book Group @ 4:00PM
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 meet to discuss Floors by Margaret Patrick Carman and complete a short activity.

Drop-In Knitting from 6:30-8:00PM
Bring your current project and join our group of knitters and crocheters. All skill levels are welcome.  Unraveled meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Adult Coloring @ 6:30-8:00PM
Rediscover the joys and relaxation of coloring. Come with friends or meet new ones! We provide the supplies, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn-18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20-minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Power.This program includes simple stories, rhymes, songs, and interactive fun.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): Waking Up White by Debby Irving
All Booked Up (adults): When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Page Turners (grades 6-8):  League of Archers by Eva Howard
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  Floors by Margaret Patrick Carman

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales with Patricia Hughes 
Book signing to follow 
October 25th @ 7:00PM

Holiday Ornament Club 
Tuesday, November 6th from 6:00-8:00PM, or
Friday, November 9th from 1:00-3:00PM
Watch for details.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

 

This Week @ Your Library...


All Week
STEM Fun with Brain Flakes
Brain Flakes are available at the desk for exploration by children of all ages.Brain Flakes teach kids spatial thinking and lets their imaginations run wild! These 1.3" discs also improve coordination and dexterity of younger children. Instructions for creations are available from simple to complex or children can create their own.

Tuesday
Preschool Story Time @ 10:30AM
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Wednesday
Preschool Story Time @ 12:30PM
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Thursday
Tween Book Group @ 2:05PM
Page Turners, a book group for tweens in grades 6-8, meets at LMS in room 10 at 2:05PM. After a snack, they discuss The Recruit by Robert Muchamore, and complete a fun activity, all in time to take the late bus home.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn-18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20-minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Power. This program includes simple stories, rhymes, songs, and interactive fun.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): Waking Up White by Debby Irving
All Booked Up (adults): When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Page Turners (grades 6-8):  The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  Floors by Margaret Patrick Carman

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales with Patricia Hughes
Book signing to follow 
October 25th @ 7:00PM

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