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Ghost Hunt Party
Sunday, October 30
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
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Come in costume and listen to a reading of We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt. Mrs. Shaia will hand out flashlights, and then we’ll go on an interactive hunt throughout the children’s room. Avoid bats, vampires, witches, and ghosts as you navigate through the forest, a swamp, cross a bridge, and enter a haunted house. Craft stations will be setup after the Ghost Hunt. If you check out a book at the circulation desk you can ask for a treat! Registration is required. Best For Ages 3-8. 

Lego Club
Fridays, October 14 - November 4
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
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Calling all engineers and architects! Listen to a short story to inspire your creativity, and then build the Lego Challenge of the Week. Team up with a friend, or build solo. Make sure to sign up with your email address so Mrs. Shaia can email a photo of your masterpiece! Feel free to pack a snack to eat during story time. All supplies will be provided. Note: Please leave your personal Legos at home. Registration is required. For children in Grades K-4.

Please register online and notify Center School in writing by SEPTEMBER 23 if you want your child to ride the bus from the school to the library.

This program is generously funded by the Litchfield Education Foundation


Fantastic Beasts Party
Sunday, November 13
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Activities
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Trivia Contest
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Come in costume and celebrate the upcoming Harry Potter film. You’ll make your own wand, tame a Hungarian Horntail dragon, attend a Potions class, and go on a Horcrux scavenger hunt. The Sorting Hall will choose teams to compete in a Harry Potter trivia contest. Registration is required.
For Children in Grades 4-6

Drum Away the Winter Blues
Saturday, December 10
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
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For All Ages

Herald in the season with songs and stories from around the globe and collective music-making. Master percussionist, educator, and author (The New Folk Music; The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music; and Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music) Craig Harris, M. Ed. leads this exciting, multicultural, participatory, and fun-for-all-ages musical celebration of the winter holidays. His large repertoire of participatory, singalong-able secular songs and stories for the winter season that spans from “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel” to “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” and “Santa’s Got an Airplane.” Registration is required.

Cookie decorating will be ongoing in the Community Room  


Preschool Events    

Outreach Storytimes for Preschoolers

Each month, Mrs. Shaia, Children’s Librarian, will be bringing her suitcase of storytime themes to Litchfield Headstart, Room to Grow, School on the Green, and the 3-year and 4-year old classes at Litchfield Center School.

Each program is unique, supports the preschool curriculum, and includes new and classic picture books, flannel board stories, fingerplays, musical instruments, puppets and a themed craft. PLUS, Mrs. Shaia brings books from OWL’s extensive collection for the schools to borrow each month!






160 South Street, P.O. Box 187 Litchfield, Connecticut 06759 | Ph: 860-567-8030 | Fx: 860-567-4784

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