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LIBRARY FILM    3/19

The Norfolk Library invites you to a screening of

The 1989 film My Left Foot.

Learn more at norfolklibrary.org.

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EDIBLE PLANTS OF THE NE       3/14

The Norfolk Library presents “Edible Wild Plants of

the Northeast” with botanist John Root, Saturday, March 14th at 4pm.

Root will introduce you to the identification and

uses of wild plants for food and beverage. Distinguishing

characteristics, seasons of availability, habitats, methods

of preparation, and nutritional and medicinal value of our region’s most common and appealing wild plants will be discussed.

Learn more at norfolklibrary.org.

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CHAMBER MUSIC      4/23

The Norfolk Library presents the Manhattan Chamber Players, Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm.

Learn more at norfolklibrary.org.

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GRANT OPPORTUNITY     2/28

The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation Women & Girls Fund invites nonprofits to apply for grants. Programs that serve women and girls in the development of economic self-sufficiency by means of education, financial literacy and social services are eligible for grants. Applicants may request up to $5,000 for programs and capital needs.

The application deadline is February 29th.

Grant applications can be completed and submitted online at: northwestcf.org/womenandgirls

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MINI GOLF FUNDRAISER    4/11

The Torrington Library Advisory Board’s Mini Golf Fundraiser takes place Saturday, April 11th at 6 PM at the library.

All ages can join! Elementary School Children and Younger are free!

Learn more at Torringtonlibrary.org

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CIVIL WAR HISTORY TALK    4/18

The Torrington Library invites you to a presentation on War on Long Island Sound during the American Revolution. Saturday, April 18th.

Learn more at torringtonlibrary.org

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LIBRARY MOVIE         2/27

The next Bring Your Own Dinner and A Movie event at the Torrington Library features a screening of the film Harriet, rated PG13. This focuses on the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes.

They’ll have tables and chairs set-up just like an old fashioned dinner theater and popcorn and beverages will be available!

Register at torringtonlibrary.org

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SPACE EXPO       4/4

The New England Air Museum invites you to Space Expo, the areas largest aerospace event. Meet former NASA Astronaut Susan Kilrain, one of only three women to fly the Space Shuttle. Snap a selfie with intergalactic characters and life-size droids. Visit the Cosmic Kids Zone for an astronaut obstacle course, lunar landscape painting, and more. All activities included with museum admission.

Saturday, April 4th from 10 AM – 3 PM.

Learn more at neam.org

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GARDENING TALK     2/27

The Torrington Library invites you to bring a brown-bag lunch and learn Seed Starting with Master Gardener Michelle Winkler, Thursday, February 27th at Noon.

Register at Torringtonlibrary.org

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GARDENING TALK       3/26

The Torrington Library invites you to bring a brown-bag lunch and learn 10 Tips for First Time Gardeners with Master Gardiner Linette Branham, Thursday, March 26th at Noon.

Register at torringtonlibrary.org

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GARDENING TALK       4/23

The Torrington Library invites you to bring a brown-bag lunch and learn Companion Planting with Master Gardiner John Vecchitto, Thursday, April 23rd at Noon.

Register at torringtonlibrary.org

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BOBCAT PROGRAM          2/29

The Friends of Sessions Woods will host wildlife biologist Melissa Ruszczyk for this special program on Bobcats! Melissa will provide an overview of their natural history, along with a look at some of the findings of their research project in Connecticut. A dessert potluck will be held at 1:00 pm prior to the program. If you plan on attending the potluck, please bring a sweet to share.

Saturday, February 29th from 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Pre-register for this FREE program by calling 860-424-3011.

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CHICKEN BARBECUE        2/29

 The 58th Annual Harwinton Congregational Church Chicken Barbecue will take place Saturday, Feb. 29 at 1 Litchfield Road with seatings at 4:45 pm and 6 pm.

Take out is available from 4 pm to 6:30 pm.

Donations of meals for delivery to local seniors, shut-ins and homeless are invited.

For reservations, call 860-485-1318

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COMEDY SHOW           3/6

The Burlington Lions Club presents a Comedy Show at the Torrington Elks Club, 70 Litchfield St, Friday, March 6th at 8pm

Tickets by calling 860 729-4823.

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CAMP CHASE JOB OPENINGS       3/15

Camp Chase is looking for passionate, qualified staff members to work with their campers.  They are currently looking for Camp Counselors, Arts and Crafts Specialists,

a First Aid Director, Pool Director, Assistant Director

and Lifeguard/ Swim Instructor.

If you have experience working with children, at camp or in an educational setting, consider applying for a job at Camp Chase.

Learn more at ghymca.org

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BIRD FOLKLORE        3/2

The Litchfield Hills Audubon Society invites you to Bird Folklore with Morgan Evans, Monday, March 2nd at 7:15 at the Litchfield Community Center.  Refreshments will be served at 6:45pm.

More information at 860 482-0819

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GARDENS AROUND THE WORLD           3/8

Dr. Richard Benfield, will show garden enthusiasts and laymen alike the different and unique gardens and floral kingdoms of the world at Litchfield Oliver Wolcott Library, Sunday, March 8th at 1pm.

Register at owlibrary.org

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR LECTURE        3/11

Join history enthusiast Edward Hynes at the Oliver Wolcott Library as he talks about the Revolutionary War.

Wednesday, March 11th at 1pm.

Register at owlibrary.org

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR LECTURE          4/15

Join history enthusiast Edward Hynes at the Oliver Wolcott Library as he talks about the Revolutionary War.

Wednesday, April 15th at 1pm.

Register at owlibrary.org

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KONMARI METHOD              4/5

Learn the KonMari Method of tidying, de-cluttering and reorganizing homes as a way of transforming lives for the better at the Oliver Wolcott Library, Sunday, April 5th at 1pm.

Register at owlibrary.org

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HOW TO EAT    4/16 

What is the best diet? Do calories count? Does the “grapefruit diet” work? Should you eliminate gluten?

Author David Katz will discuss how to eat and answer your questions at the Oliver Wolcott Library, Thursday, April 16th at 7pm.

Register at owlibrary.org

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MINDFULNESS              4/19

The Oliver Wolcott Library invites you to gain perspective on what “mindfulness” is all about, as an approach to daily life and as a seated meditation practice. Sunday, April 19th at 1pm.

Register at owlibrary.org

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THE LIFE OF TREES         4/22

The Litchfield Garden Club and the Oliver Wolcott Library invite you to The Not-So-Secret Life of Trees, Wednesday, April 22nd at 7pm. in celebration and in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

Are trees sentient; do they feel, smell, hear, remember, communicate? Learn what current science tell us about how trees interact with each other and other organisms in the landscape? And what does it mean for trees in our forests, yards, and landscapes?

Register at owlibrary.org

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FOLK CONCERT           4/23

The Oliver Wolcott Library invites you to join the Western Lands Trio for an hour of classic folk songs that never wear out and ought to be sung more often.

Thursday, April 23rd at 7pm.

Register at owlibrary.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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