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Spend a chilly winter night crafting literary gifts

On Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Storyteller’s Cottage will host a Holiday Literary Gift Crafting Studio. The cost for this class is $45 and includes book pages and other crafting supplies. Spots can be reserved at

Participants can spend a creative winter evening of literary crafting just in time for the holidays. They will create charming and unique book-based gifts, such as ornaments, bookmarks, flowers, garlands, gift packaging, and more, using discarded antique encyclopedia pages. Crafting, light conversation, hot chocolate, and cookies are a beautiful way to spend a chilly winter night.

Murder at the Ivory Tower

On Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8 to 10 p.m., the Storyteller’s Cottage will host Murder at the Ivory Tower: A Live Murder Mystery. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at

Guests will join a cast of live actors to solve yet another murder mystery. They will stroll the house interviewing suspects, poking holes in alibis, and watching out for danger. There may be a murder that night. Whoever correctly guesses the identity of the murderer at the end of the evening will win a prize. There will be hors d’oeuvres and dessert. Food restrictions are cheerfully accommodated with advance notice. There will also be a cash bar.

The Storyteller’s Cottage is located at 750 Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. Parking is free, available on the street in front of the building, and in the Fiddler’s Green parking lot on Wilcox Street (behind the house). For more information, please call 860-877-6099 or visit .