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Fridays, September 29 through November 3
Due to school closings, Lego Club will meet the following Fridays:
9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Lego Club
For Children in Grades K - 3
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Registration is Required 

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. Please notify Center School by September 15th if your child will be getting off the bus at OWL.

This program is generously funded by the Litchfield Education Foundation.


  

Mondays, October 16 through November 20
3:30 - 4:30 pm

Creative Writing Club
For Children in Grades 4 - 6
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Registration is Required 

During this course students will be able to learn how to bring their imagination to life in writing. Students will work with an established writer to come up with one piece that will be revised over the six-week period. By November, students will have curated an independent piece of literature straight from their own ideas and imagination! Students will learn techniques in brainstorming, connecting ideas and creating images in their writing. 

This program is created and managed by Faith Morgan, a junior at Litchfield High School, achieving her Girl Scout Gold Award for beginning a creative writing course at Oliver Wolcott Library to make an impact on her community. Mrs. Shaia will also be in the program to assist.

Natalie Bates is an author and playwright who has written several children’s novels, ghosted a celebrity biography and written novels such as Friend of the Family. Recently, Natalie has returned to the theatre with a three act play, These Things Happen, focusing on her talents in creating stories for the stage. Teaching workshops privately and for institutions such as the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University, she has assisted several aspiring authors to publish their own stories and novels. Please notify Intermediate School by October 2nd if your child will be getting off the bus at OWL.

This program is generously funded by the Litchfield Education Foundation.
 



Saturday, October 28
10:30 - 11:30 am

Family Halloween Party
For Ages 3 - 8
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Registration is Required 

Join Mrs. Shaia for a Family Halloween Party. Wear your costume, listen to a spooky story, and have a craft-acular time! You’ll have a chance to paint a Halloween pirate sun catcher, use tissue paper to create a haunted mansion, and create a beaded Halloween bracelet. If you check out a book, you’ll be able to trick-or-treat at the circulation desk.

This program is generously sponsored by Civic Family Services.   



Saturday, November 4
10:30 - 11:30 am

Jumanji Party
For Ages 3 - 8
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Registration is Required 

Listen to the 1982 Caldecott Medal Recipient Jumanji read by Ms. Caitlin. The story revolves around a brother and sister, Peter and Judy Shepherd, who start playing a board game and are literally swept into the game itself! They have to navigate through jungle animals, stampedes monsoons and volcanos in this adventure story. Complete crafts, play games and activities including the ever popular Book vs. Movie game.
 



Friday, November 17
10:30 - 11:30 am

It’s a Jungle Craft-acular
For Ages 3 - 5
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Registration is Required 

Listen to Mrs. Shaia share her favorite picture books featuring lions and tigers and monkeys - oh my! We’ll go on a Lion Hunt, sing Five Little Monkeys, and learn the Lion’s Breathe. Take home an array of craft activities including a jungle animal mask, an ornament, and a picture frame to showcase your very own little monkey.

 



Saturday, December 9
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Family Day
Featuring a Juggling Show at 10:30 am
For All Ages
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Registration is Required 

Jason Piptone has been an entertainer since a young child growing up in Las Vegas. As a teen he moved to Connecticut and honed his skills to include juggling, magic tricks, stilt walker, unicyclist, break dancer and comedian. He has played the Theme Park, Fair and Festival circuits and knows how to please an all-ages crowd. Come celebrate winter with the family as Jason puts on a truly unique show. 

 



Plus! Gingerbread cookie decorating will be ongoing in the Jamie Gagarin Community Room. 
 


 

Friday, December 15
10:30 - 11:30 am

Holiday Spectacular
For Ages 3 - 5
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Registration is Required 

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.
 



 

Preschool Outreach    

Outreach Storytimes for Preschoolers

Each month, Mrs. Shaia, Children’s Librarian, will be bringing her suitcase of storytime themes to 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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