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Thursday December 13, 2018
Children's Holiday Sale
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children can enjoy shopping for family members while parents catch up with their friends.  Gifts will be wrapped & labeled.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310
Friday December 14, 2018
Children's Holiday Sale
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Children can enjoy shopping for family members while parents catch up with their friends.  Gifts will be wrapped & labeled.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310
Holiday In the Depot
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Gunn Memorial's Children's staff at Washington's 27th "Holiday In the Depot".  We'll be in the Town Hall.  Make a fun seasonal craft for your holiday celebration while you wait for your turn to visit Santa!

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310
Saturday December 15, 2018
Children's Holiday Sale
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Children can enjoy shopping for family members while parents catch up with their friends.  Gifts will be wrapped & labeled.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310
Friday December 21, 2018
YA Page-to-Screen Comparison Series
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Hollywood gets so many of its ideas from our favorite Young Adult books. But how do the films compare to the original text? Does it even matter? Let’s find out!


We will watch the film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time-  PG-13 1hr 49min.  A light compare/contrast discussion will follow. Take the bus to GML after school! Popcorn provided.

CONTACT:  Jessica Zaccagnini  860-868-7586
Thursday December 27, 2018
Winter Wonderland Magic
5:00 PM


Bring the whole family in for a magic show that is sure to get everyone into the winter spirit. Steve Woyce from Full Effect Productions packs this 45 minute magic routine with everyone’s favorite things about winter; snowmen, penguins, candy canes, and snowballs! Audience participation is encouraged and families are sure to leave feeling amazed and inspired. Registration is requested.


Bring the whole family this holiday weekend for a show that is unlike any other! Bryson Lang combines original comedy with technical juggling skills for a show that is full of energy and fun for the whole family! His dazzling display of dexterity and personality is sure to leave you and your family awed and amazed!

CONTACT:  Jessica  8608687586
Friday December 28, 2018
School Break Movie Matinee
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a family fun movie, "Up on the Woof Top".  When Santa discovers that his dog Toby is a smaller than average dog who dreams of leading Santa's sleigh.  After sneaking on to his sleigh one night, he's accidentally left behind and finds himself joining forces with two kids to find his way back to the North Pole. 75 minutes, Not Rated.  Popcorn will be provided.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310
School Break Movie Matinee
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a family fun movie "Snow Buddies".  The Buddies venture to the frosty arctic and team up with new friends in a thrilling dogsled race across Alaska.  The darling dogs have to band together with their new pals, Talon and Shasta, and muster up the courage to face the fur-raising challenge ahead.  But will they have what it takes to win the race and find their way back home?  87 minutes, Rated G. 

Popcorn will be provided.

CONTACT:  Linda  860-868-2310
Thursday January 3, 2019
Wykeham Consort Performs Celtic Music for Christmas
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come hear the acclaimed Wykeham Consort play Celtic Music for Christmas. Their concert, Take Joy!,  will include the haunting, mysterious Abbots’ Bromley,  MacCrimmons’ Lament, the raucous and joyful piece Christmas Day in Da Mornin’ and more familiar tunes I Wonder as I Wander and Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day. Join us as they share this thoughtful music for a winter’s night.

Wykeham Consort is a group of musician friends who love to make music together and enjoy sharing what they have discovered. Some of them met as performers in The Everyman Guild many years ago, some of us met as Orff Schulwerk music educators, and one was commandeered in a local diner while having brunch with his mother!  They all live within 40 minutes of each other and rehearse once a week either at Andy’s Suzuki Studio in Sandy Hook or at Matilda’s house in Washington.  Wykeham Consort has been performing together since 2010. They specialize in music of the Renaissance and then fell in love with Sephardic music.  Last year they recorded an album of Sephardic and Spanish Renaissance music, She Came Out Of The Sea, which is available on iTunes, CD Baby and at our concerts. They have another complete Sephardic album ready to record.  Now they are exploring Celtic music- collecting, arranging and rehearsing it.  For more information visit

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586
Saturday January 5, 2019
New Year's Tea and Cookie Contest
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Socialize with friends and ring in the New Year with and old-fashioned New Year's Tea Party and Cookie Contest. Visitors will gether under the historic 1914 gilded ceiling mural by H. Siddons Mowbray in a festively decorated Wykeham Room. The Museum will have Washington photo albums out for guests to browse. Bring a tea cup and will provide tea and sandwiches. 

One of the highlights of the Tea is the return of the Cookie Contest! The contest will give bakers an opportunity to have their culinary creations judged by professionals. Cookies should be homemade and baked by the contestant. Cookies will be judged in the following categories: most creative, best tasting, most festive, most original, baked by children under 16, and best overall. 

Young bakers (ages 10-16) are encouraged to enter the cookie contest and compete in any of the categories. While the judges are picking a winner, youngsters can enjoy a hot cocoa bar, rounds of cookie bingo, a blind Oreo taste test, and a cookie decorating station! Bakers are encouraged to bring a friend to join in the fun. 

Those interested in participating should pre-register by calling the library or signing up at the front desk. Entrants should submit 3 dozen cookies to the library at least half an hour before the event. Plates are to be submitted with an entry form which can be picked up at the library or accessed from our website. 

CONTACT:  Margaret  860-868-7586
Monday January 7, 2019
Monday Matinee - Lizzie
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Lizzie: The Legend of Lizzie Borden  -  Academy Award (R) nominee Chloë Sevigny stars as Lizzie Borden, the notorious woman at the heart of one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act. Director Craig William Macneill explores the days leading up to the savage crimes in a dark tale of repression, exploitation and thwarted dreams. R / 1hr 46 min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586
Saturday January 12, 2019 - Saturday February 23, 2019
Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery Exhibit

Lori Barker Creates “Alchemy of Mistakes” at Gunn Memorial Library

Blending nature and spirituality, Connecticut artist Lori Barker explores the rhythms of life in a new collection of mixed media works on display at the Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery from January 12 through February 23Reception will take place on Saturday, January 12, from 12-2pm.

"The work is about the poetry that lives beneath the surface of things," explains Barker. "This is where paper, paint, wood, fabric, metal and images come alive creating an altered world." 

Barker has exhibited her award-winning art in many New England venues and is a former teacher and graduate of Southern Connecticut State University; with further studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Bennington College and Omega Institute.

For further information, please call (860) 868-7586 or email

CONTACT:  Sharon Morrissey  8608687586
Monday January 14, 2019
Monday Matinee - A Simple Favor
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Simple Favor  A stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge. R / 1hr 56min

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586
Tuesday January 15, 2019
Let's Get Cooking Workshop
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Members of New Milford Hospital’s Diebold Family Cancer Care Center will lead a Plant Based Cooking Workshop entitled Let’s Get Cooking.  

This workshop, including a cooking demonstration and tasting, on eating to promote a healthy weight plus prevention and risk reduction of chronic diseases will be facilitated by Michele MacDonnell, RD, C-DN, Clinical Nutrition Manager; Kerry Gold, Director Dining Services, Unidine Corporation and Cynthia Tyler, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN, Cancer Navigator.

Participants will gain an understanding of plant-based nutrition is: Minimally processed foods from plants, modest amounts of fish, lean meat and low fat dairy, red meat sparingly. Identify plant foods: vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, dry beans and legumes. Understand the role of overall eating choices in reducing cancer risk and disease prevention: Vitamins and minerals in vegetables and fruits may protect against cancer. Other natural compounds called phytochemicals can help to protect cells in the body from damage that can lead to cancer. Name the main benefits of plant based proteins: helps maintain strong immune system, promotes cell growth, repair and maintenance, improves heart health, aids muscle growth and recommendations for alcohol intake.

(Snow date Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 6:00pm).

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586
Thursday January 24, 2019
Rejuvenating Practice of Tai Chi/QiGong
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Jampa Mackenzie Stewart of Valley Spirit and Wellness Center in Washington Depot, CT presents TaiChi & Meditation an Introduction.  Join us for a relaxing yet enlivening evening and sample what Tai Chi and meditation have to offer.

The ancient Chinese exercise art of Tai Chi is sometimes called “meditation in movement.” All the movements are done in slow motion, yet it actually speeds up your reflexes, improves balance and reduces falls, lowers high blood pressure, calms the nerves and builds strength. Including the Chinese people, there are literally hundreds of millions of people around the world enjoying the benefits of Tai Chi daily. After warming up your body with Tai Chi’s gentle relaxing movements, you will learn a simple and brief sitting meditation that can be done either seated in a chair or on a cushion. Both Tai Chi and sitting meditation practice integrate your posture, healthy breathing and calmly focused attention.  

JAMPA MACKENZIE STEWART, L.Ac., MSOM is our local acupuncturist, Chinese medicine practitioner and teacher at Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot. He has taught Tai Chi and meditation for health around the hemisphere for over 45 years, and has written more than 50 nationally published articles on these subjects. He also teaches both Western and Eastern approaches to stress management and relaxation training.  He is an engaging and entertaining teacher and will leave you with some valuable nuggets to take home with you.    For more on Jampa and Valley Spirit Wellness Center visit

Snow date Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 6:30pm.

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586
Monday January 28, 2019
Monday Matinee - Old Man & The Gun
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Old Man & The Gun - Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt (Casey Affleck), who becomes captivated with Forrest's commitment to his craft, and a woman (Sissy Spacek), who loves him in spite of his chosen profession. PG13 / 1 hr 33 minutes

CONTACT:  Margaret Ferguson  8608687586
Saturday June 8, 2019
5:30 PM

Held annually each spring, Library Luminaries features dinner parties in private homes with guest of note.  The dinners follow a cocktail party at the library.  Always festive, always fun, pictures of this year’s event are shown here.  Thank you to our Luminaries and our gracious hosts.

CONTACT:  Vanessa Hammond   860-868-7586
LOCATION: Wykeham Room

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