<![CDATA[Torrington Library - Events]]>Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19:23:55 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Christmas Present Wrapping Program!]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:27:19 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/christmas-present-wrapping-programPicture
From 6:00-7:30 on Thursday, December 17th we will be playing classic holiday films (like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty) and we will have an assortment of holiday wrapping paper and DIY gift tag materials available.

Bring your presents to wrap (we're kindly asking that you limit it to 5 per family), get into the holiday spirit, have some cookies and coco, and make your own special gift tags--most of all--have fun!

Perfect for the whole family and a great way to relax before the holidays! We will provide wrapping paper and supplies!

This is a drop in event anytime between 6:00 and 7:30, but we do ask that you register in advance so we know how many people to expect. Register by calling 860-489-6684 or online!

<![CDATA[Holiday Card Making Workshop!]]>Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:19:57 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/holiday-card-making-workshop1Picture
Join Leah Ward as she runs this festive Holiday Card Making Workshop on Thursday, December 10th at 6:00pm for ages 12 and up! Leah provides all materials and Jessica at the library will bring Christmas cookies! This is the perfect night to get into the holiday spirit, relax from all the stressful shopping, and make personal cards for your loved ones!

Registration begins December 1st. To register, call 860-489-6684 or register online!

<![CDATA[Christmastide: 19th Century Music]]>Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:01:34 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/christmastide-19th-century-musicPicture
Join us for Christmastide, 19th Century Musical Presentation on Thursday December 3 at 6:30. 

A 19th Century Christmastide Join library favorite, Rick Spencer, as we celebrate the holiday season! For many the romance of Christmas is linked to a distant land, rituals of the "perfect Christmas". Perhaps most influential was Charles Dickens and the images of his most precious story (both the still images he created and the moving ones which came later). A 19th Century Christmastide is a selection of songs which were popular at the end of the 1800s. The songs are almost universally recognizable. For those who have embraced history as a passion the romantic notions of the ideal Christmas are entwined with songs which were part of the holidays in Victorian England and America. Rick accompanies the songs on guitar, banjo, mandolin, concertina or Appalachian dulcimer. Audience members are welcome to sing along!

Registration begins November 15th. Call 860-489-6684 to register or online

<![CDATA[Bubblemania with Casey Carle]]>Thu, 05 Nov 2015 20:47:15 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/bubblemania-with-casey-carleThis program is comedy with a drip!

Friday, November 20th at 4:30
For children ages 5 and up!
Registration has begun!

Come see Casey Carle wow us with some amazing bubbles! Square bubbles, regular bubbles, and so much more!

<![CDATA[Grover Cleveland's Rubber Jaw!]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 20:45:05 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/grover-clevelands-rubber-jawPicture
Join us for Grover Cleveland's Rubber Jaw on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30pmStephen Spignesi will "schools" us all on amazing, little known facts about all of the US presidents! This is sure to entertain and perhaps teach us a few funny facts we didn't learn in history class!

Register by calling 860-489-6684 or online.

<![CDATA[Holiday Tables Workshop!]]>Wed, 28 Oct 2015 20:42:26 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/holiday-tables-workshopPicture
Join Jessica as she teaches you how to make your holiday table "wow" people this season on Thursday, November 12th at 6:30!

It's simple and easy to do, but it will leave even the harshest in-law breathless. She'll even teach you how to properly set a table for a variety of different occasion (and give you a cheat-sheet to take home with you!) This is a must see for anyone hosting a holiday dinner or party this year. Registration begins November 1st.

Register by calling 860-489-6684 or online.

<![CDATA[Portrait by the Postman: Van Gogh Presentation! ]]>Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:03:07 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/portrait-by-the-postman-van-gogh-presentationPicture
Join us for Vincent: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin on Thursday, November 5th at  6:30. 

You are in a cafe in Auvers, France...the year is 1890...Joseph Roulin, the Postman, sits silent, still, the embodiment of can Gogh's famous painting. Then the portrait comes to life! The Postman relates van Gogh's personal and artistic journey! Many have called this program "spellbinding" and "profoundly moving". Presented by Ted Zalewski, SAG/AFTRA

Registration begins October 15th. Please register by calling 860-489-6684 or online

<![CDATA[Fall Into Reading]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:13:37 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/fall-into-readingJoin Altrusa and Ms. Jill for this fall into reading extravaganza! There will be a story, pumpkin decorating, and bookmark decorating! Don't miss this awesome event!

For children ages 5 and up!
Call now to guarantee a spot in this awesome event!
<![CDATA[Live Action Candyland]]>Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:37:44 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/live-action-candylandPicture
Have a sweet tooth? This program will make it even sweeter! We will travel through the Candyland forests, swamps, and so much more, while collecting candy along the way! Feel free to dress up in your Halloween costume while on this journey to King Kandy’s Castle! There will be designated start times to sign up for. Families will be grouped together but we don’t want there to be congestion. Start times from 6:30-7:00 in 5 minute intervals. So sign up quick!

Friday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:00pm (ages 8-12)

Registration begins October 5th

<![CDATA[Community Classroom: Book Club]]>Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:18:31 GMThttp://www.torringtonlibrary.org/events/community-classroom-book-clubPicture
Attention Homeschoolers! Sign ups for our Book Club begin this Monday! Program begins Friday, October 2nd and ending October 30th
We have two sessions:
1st-4th grade: 10:00-11:00 who will be reading Sisters 8 by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
5th-8th grade: 11:30-12:45 who will be reading That Was Then This Is Now by S.E. Hinton

Be sure to check out more of our Community Classroom programs coming up under the Children's Page!