Upcoming Events

Join us for Storytime every Saturday at 11am during the Summer!

Where's Waldo in Washington Depot?

Where’s Waldo? In Washington Depot, of course! For the sixth year in a row, the iconic children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-two local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who can find him in at least 15 locations will be eligible to win prizes on July 31st at The Hickory Stick Bookshop’s Waldo Prize Party. Find Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity and a wonderful way to support local businesses and the Shop Local movement in our community. Read more...









Sunday, August 5th at 2pm - Discussion & Signing with Author Edwin Matthews - Litchfield Country Journal

How can we relate to wildlife on Earth? These essays explore the strange design and splendor of wild nature around us and share the wonder of the natural world, as well as the consequence for the human species. Read more...






Sunday, August 12th at 2pm - Discussion & Signing with Author/Painter Adam Van Doren - The Stones of Yale

Painter Adam Van Doren speaks to Yale alumni as diverse as actor Sam Waterston, writers Christopher Buckley and David McCullough, Yale librarian Judith Schiff, former NFL great Calvin Hill, architect Cesar Pelli among others, and illustrates his book in gorgeous watercolor paintings of the buildings of Yale that interest him most. Too often architectural critics focus on theory and analysis of a building rather than the visceral experience of seeing it and being in it. Van Doren is more interested in the stories, in how Yale's buildings made peoplefeel, not just the academic origins of their style or where their bricks were made. What was it like to live in them, to study in them? What did people remember? Read more...

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Unless you're a farmer familiar with The Methodologies Montgomery highlights, I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in agriculture, soil, and climate change. Immensely readable and interesting. -Tom