Annual Gingerbread House Workshop 2016 
Pat and Shanaya

Miss Maeve

Sophy creates

A fun time was had by all!
Thanks Barb Johnson for 13 years of GB houses!

Did you know that the Douglas Library is 195 years old this year??? The Library was founded in 1821 when William Douglas, a Canaan resident died leaving the sum of $800 to start a library! Half of the money was used to purchase books and the other half to be held as a fund, the income of which would continue the purchase of books.  One of the first books bought was "Travels in New England and New York" by Timothy Dwight of Yale College and is still on display in the library today.  Below are some photos our celebration of 195 years which was held on
Saturday, September 24, 2016!



2016 4-H Summer Programs for Children at the Library:

Friday, July 1, 2PM:
"Just Floating Around"
A current topic is water! Too much, too little...Never where we need it. Water is one of the most crucial issues that we will need to deal with.  So what can kids do to help? We are going to look at how water and plastic interact in an ecosystem and what kids can do to make a positive impact on the environment!

Friday, July 8, 2PM
"Sugar High"
Is there such a thing as too much sugar?? This week we will be exploring foods that have sugar and the science that goes with them.  Which foods do you think have the most sugar? What science experiments can you create with candy?

Friday, July 15, 2PM
"Blossoming Partnerships"
A current buzz word is Pollinators but what does that really mean? This week we will be exploring pollination,k types of pollinators, and what their job actually is!

Friday, July 22, 2PM
"Udderly Smooth!"
Dairy is an important part of a healthy diet so this program will milk it for all it's worth and help kids understand the importance of milk!

These programs are put on by the
Litchfield County 4H Interns and are free.




The Canaan Child Care Center hosted a Literacy Night along with music on Wednesday, November 12 at the Douglas Library. Thats Maven on percussion~!


Did you know that the library has a Scrabble Night every Monday at 6:15-8PM?  All levels are welcome! Come join this fun and non-competitive group!













The Wagoneers at the Douglas Library playing to a packed house!
What a great night of music!  Thanks, Seamus, Jon, Kealan, Mimi, Elias, Miguel and Lucien!!!

A Stringed Music Workshop for Children was held at at the Library on Friday, February 1, 2013.
Seamus and Zack, of Bennington College demonstrated various stringed instruments such as the fiddle,guitar, ukelele, banjo etc. And they even played some fine tunes! 


Scrabble Night!  Every Monday Night at 6:15PM to 8PM.  All levels welcome.  Come and join us!

Children's Story Hour: Every Friday morning during the school year at 10:30am with Kristin McClune.  Stories, songs, crafts and a snack!

Words & Conversation at Geer Village
Some prose, some poetry and lots of companionable conversation
All ages welcome- come and join us!
Geer Village, Rt. 7 S., Canaan, CT
Tuesday, December 20 and every other Tuesday at 2:00PM.
Call the library 860-824-7863 OR Scott Zbell@ Geer Village: 860-824-2637 for more info~



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