<![CDATA[Torrington Library - Upcoming Events]]>Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:34:34 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[An Evening with Cole Porter]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:22:34 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/04/an-evening-with-cole-porter.htmlPicture
Join us for An Evening with Cole Porter by the Harris/Roane Duo on Thursday, May 15th at 6:30. Registration begins May 1st

As we make our way through the centuries, who could forget the roaring 20s! This program tells the story of Cole Porter, beginning with his boyhood in Peru, Indiana, up through Yale and on to his success on Broadway and in Hollywood.  The program will also feature some of the famous folk he encountered along the way, all the while making his music tell the story of his life.

To register, please call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at jessh@torringtonlibrary.org.

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<![CDATA[World's Fair Presentation!]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:19:57 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/04/worlds-fair-presentation.htmlPicture
Join us as we look at the 1964/65 World's Fair on Thursday, May 8th at 6:30pm!

Though it was a financial failure the 1964/65 New York World's Fair is considered a cultural success and is fondly remembered by those who attended. Though pictures and lectures you will learn the history of the fair, its creation and construction. You will also learn about the little known controversies during its run. The audience will also get a quick tour of the highlights of the fair, its best pavilions and its flops. This lecture is presented by Jason Scappaticci. Jason has his BA from Syracuse University and his MA from Trinity College in Hartford. Jason works full time at Manchester Community College and is a life long resident of Manchester. He is passionate about history and enjoys sharing it with others. He has given his lectures for many groups and organizations in the Greater Hartford area and has also been invited to speak at the Mark Twain House and the Old State House.

To register, contact the Library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at jessh@torringtonlibrary.org

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<![CDATA[Genealogy Workshop with Richard Pope]]>Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:12:39 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/04/genealogy-workshop-with-richard-pope.htmlPicture
Join us as Richard Pope works individually with you to uncover your family tree on Thursday, May 1st beginning at 5:00pm

Register today for an individual time slot.  Please bring any information you may already have with you. Each time slot is 15 minutes. One time slot per person.  Call 860.489.6684 to register!

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<![CDATA[Free Intro to Knitting Workshop!]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:02:54 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/04/april-07th-2014.htmlPicture
Join Ginger, owner of In Sheep's Clothing, as she hosts a free Intro to Knitting Workshop on Thursday, April 24th from 6:00-8:00 at the library! 

Ginger will teach the basics and get you on your way. The library will provide supplies! Space is limited to 10 participants, so register quickly! Registration begins April 1st by calling the library at 860-489-6684.

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<![CDATA[Lincoln Assassination Program Coming Soon!]]>Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:15:21 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/04/lincoln-assassination-program-coming-soon.htmlPicture
On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was shot at the Ford’s Theater in Washington, DC. What happened that night? 

Join us on Thursday, April 17th at 6:30pm as we examine the night that Lincoln was assassinated.  

Was it a conspiracy or one man’s doing? Trace the timeline of the events that took place that night and form your own theory on this historic event that changed America.  This is the first lecture in a series entitled Historic Headlines, which outlines different historical events as they coincide with the library's 150 years of service.  For a full list of Historic Headlines lectures, please click here!

 To register, please call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at jessh@torringtonlibrary.org

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<![CDATA[Spring Library Tours Taking Place!]]>Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:07:27 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/03/spring-library-tours-taking-place.htmlPicture
Don't miss out on our upcoming Spring Library Tours on...

Fri.,, April 4th at 11am OR 3pm
Registration begins March 15th

Sat.,, May 3rd at 10:30am
Registration begins April 15th

Patrons will have an opportunity to learn about the library’s  vibrant history and also view unique items in the collection, such a document signed by a famous president, a rare collection of historical guns, a unique and rare solar time globe, and much more!  To register for a tour, please call 860-489-6684 or email Jessica at jessh@torringtonlibrary.org.


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<![CDATA[Poetry Writing Workshop This April!]]>Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:01:19 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/03/poetry-writing-workshop-this-april.htmlPicture
Kick off National Poetry Month by trying your hand at writing during our Poetry Writing Workshop on Thursday, April 3rd from 6:30-8:00

This is the perfect workshop for all beginnings and pros.  No experience necessary--only the desire to create and have fun!

Registration begins March 15th. To register, please visit call 860.489.6684 or visit email Jessica at jessh@torringtonlibrary.org

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<![CDATA[Game Show Night ]]>Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:52:50 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/03/game-show-night.htmlPicture
Time Travel Series: 1940's

Friday, April 11th at 4:30

For children ages 6-10

Come see your favorite librarians dressed up as Groucho Marx. A few of our Game Show Trivia includes: Superheroes, Animals, and Songs

Registration has begun, call 860.489.6684 or e-mail Ms. Jill




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<![CDATA[Library and Skee's Diner Host Joint Fundraiser about Classic Diners of Connecticut!]]>Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:09:32 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/03/library-and-skees-diner-host-join-fundraiser-about-classic-diners-of-connecticut.htmlPicture
Torrington Library and the Historic Preservation Trust (Skees Diner) are proud to present Garrison Leykam on Friday, May 2nd at 7:00pm at the Library. These two iconic Torrington landmarks, are joining forces for one historic night! 

The event will benefit both the Library and the Trust
. Seating is limited and there is a  $10.00 admission fee to attend.

Garrison Leykam, author of Classic Diners of Connecticut will wow audiences with his knowledge and history of some of the most beloved eateries.  Over twenty thousand miles of highways and main streets crisscross the state of Connecticut, inviting hungry travelers and locals into the more than one hundred diners that dot the roadways. Among these eateries are some of the most prized American classic diners manufactured by such legendary builders as DeRaffele, O'Mahony, Tierney and Kullman. Author Garrison Leykam hosts a road trip to Connecticut's diners, celebrating local recipes and diner lingo--order up a #81, frog sticks or a Noah's boy with Murphy carrying a wreath--as well as stories that make each diner unique. Tony's Diner in Seymour still keeps pictures of the 1955 flood to always remember the tragedy the diner overcame. Stories like these--of tragedy, triumph, sanctuary, comfort and community--fill the event with this celebration of classic and historic diners of the Nutmeg State.  Who knows, maybe Torrington's famous Skees Diner will make an appearance in Garrison's book or talk?!

To attend the event, please call 860.489.6684.   The $10.00 donation is due at time of registration and can be paid by cash or check.  Seating is limited!   Tickets go on sale April 1st at 10:00am.

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About Garrison Leykam

Garrison Leykam is recognized as a groundbreaker in reality TV as Host and Producer of "DINERS" that aired on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV). The show follows Garrison and bikers chosen from open auditions who shared his passions for motorcycles and diners as they rode to classic neon and chrome eateries. His theme motorcycle from "DINERS" was featured in the MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles exhibit alongside bikes from Brad Pitt, Carlos Mencia, Keith Urban, Peter Fonda and other celebrities and bands including Journey, Rush and Foreigner as well as in the companion book to the exhibit. Garrison's motorcycle trip across Egypt was a two=part feature story in New York Rider magazine. He was a producer, engineer and A&R scout for London Records, Inc. for ten years during the height of the BritishWave. He produced legendary jazz pianist Erroll Garner, hit singer-songwriter LesliePearl and Texas band Greezy Wheels and as head of recording studio operations he worked in various capacities with The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Al Green, Van Morrison, Dave Edmunds and others. A performer himself, he has appeared at legendary CBGBs in New York City and the world-renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.

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<![CDATA[Spring Fling Book Sale Taking Place in April!]]>Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:19:03 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/2/post/2014/03/spring-fling-book-sale-taking-place-in-april.htmlPicture
Join us in April for our multi-day, Spring Fling Book Sale! The sale features a large variety of print and non print materials for all ages! The sale takes place on the following days:

Friday, April 11th from 10:00-5:30
Saturday, April 12th from 10:00-2:30

Want a sneak peek at our materials for sale and even have a chance to purchase before the general public? Attend our Spring Fling Book Sale Preview Party!  The preview party will take place on Thursday, April 10th from 4:00-7:00pm.  There is a $5.00 admission fee for just the Preview Party and all proceeds benefit children's programming!

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