Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury will present a winter solstice/Christmas fireside reading from the children’s classic “Wind in the Willows” with actor Doug Schlicher Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at Hodge Memorial Library on Route 67.

The chapter “Dulce Domum” tells of Rat and Mole heeding the call of Home and returning to Mole’s cozy little den named “Mole End,” where they find food and drink and share the celebrations of the season with a group of field mice carollers. The story describes the particular charms of English cottage life and the coziness of early winter, even as it relates these things from the perspective of small, wild animals.

Schlicher is known locally for his annual reading of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at the Hurd House in Woodbury.

Formerly a professional actor, Schlicher has performed onstage with the New York Shakespeare Festival, the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, and has performed at Lincoln Center, off-Broadway and at the Public Theater in New York, as well as in Central Park.

Locally he has lent his talent to the Gunn Memorial Museum in Washington where he has narrated exhibit-related videos.

For more information and RSVP, call 860-350-2181.