Join us the last Friday of January, February, and March as we beat the winter blues with our Creativebug Winter Craft Club! Each month we'll tackle a craft from our NEW online resource.
Stamped and Sewn Valentine's Pouches
January 25th from 10:30-11:30
Four Leaf Clover Boutonnieres
February 22nd from 10:30-11:30
Easter Chick Softie and Basket
March 29th from 10:30-11:30
All of the crafts above are made with felt and do require hand stitching. The library will provide the lesson plan, supplies and coffee.
Registration is limited and begins January 2nd.
To Your Good Health: The Opioid Epidemic
Thursday, January 10th at 6:00
Registration begins January 2nd
The opiate epidemic has taken a grip within Litchfield County. Learn about the most recent statistics related to the Opiate epidemic and understand the basics of how medication assisted treatment options can help.
Thursday, December 17th at 6:00pm
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again In 1979 young Donna, Tanya and Rosie graduate from Oxford University -- leaving Donna free to embark on a series of adventures throughout Europe. On her journeys, she makes the acquaintances of Harry, Bill and Sam -- the latter whom she falls in love with, but he's also the man who breaks her heart. In the present day, Donna's pregnant daughter, Sophie, dreams of renovating a taverna while reuniting with her mother's old friends and boyfriends on the Greek island of Kalokairi. PG 13/ 1Hr 54Min
Bring your own dinner and enjoy a movie! We'll set up the Community Room with chairs and tables for you to enjoy your dinner with friends. You can bring everything from pizza, to grinders, to sushi!
The Library has partnered with Goodwill of Torrington to present three months worth of technology for beginners classes!
Intro to Computer Basics
Tuesday, January 15th at 11am
Registration begins January 2nd
Learn all about these new-fangled computers, what different type of computers and softwares there are available, and how to navigate the internet and email.
Intro to Microsoft Basics
Tuesday, February 12th at 11am
Registration begins February 1st
This workshops covers what each Microsoft program is and what it can be used for. Programs include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access.
Intro to Mobile Tech
Tuesday, March 12th at 11am
Registration begins March 1st
Put down that flip phone and learn how to navigate smart phones, tablets, and more to job search, use social media, and more. Create and update LinkedIn account to stay connected. Utilized Social media sites such as Twitter. Increase your job search through the convenience of your cell phone.
Register for the whole series beginning January 2nd or each individual class on the designated registration date.
Torrington Library & LARC Annual Festival of Trees Presents...
Polar Express Story Time
Tues., November 27th at 6:00
Enjoy this classic holiday story with Miss Jill. Each child will receive a special holiday bell.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Wed., November 28th at 6:00
Come and hear Dr. Seuss’ classic tale read by a librarian from the Torrington Library! There may even be an appearance by the Grinch himself!
Be on the lookout for the Libary's unique Holiday display!
No registration is required for any event! Festival and activities held at Valerie Manor, 1360 Torringford Street, Torrington. For a full list of Festival events, please visit www.litchfieldarc.org.
Express Employment Professionals Job Fair!
December 13th 4pm – 7pm / TSB Community Room
Let us help you find the job you’re looking for! Meet our Torrington/Bristol Team and let us get to know you. We are committed to getting Litchfield Country to WORK! We are looking for: Administrative Assistants, Warehouse, General Labor, Machine Operators, Banquet Servers and MORE!
You''ll Shoot Your Eye Out! With Dustin Pari
Friday, December 7th at 7:00pm
Registration begins November 15th
“Oh fudge!” – A Christmas Story is a modern day classic. From Ralphie cursing along the roadside to the Old Man winning a major award, many can quote lines from this movie as well as the actors themselves. But the Red Ryder BB Gun, Santa, the Leg Lamp, the Pink Bunny pajamas, they are all a part of our lives in a symbolic way. This isn’t just A Christmas Story, it is the story of our lives. So break out your Little Orphan Annie decoder pins and huddle close by when Dustin gives this presentation.
Displayed February 1st - 28th
Use a tutorial from our FREE online resource, Creativebug, to create something spectacular and then submit it to the library for display during the month of February! For ages 18+.
A panel of guest judges will determine the most creative project. The winner will receive a $50.00 gift card to Joann Fabric!
Projects can include paper crafts, knitted items, crochet items, mixes media, sewing projects, masks, wreathes, clothing, hats, and so much more. No food items, though! That may get smelly by the end of February.
Submission form is available here!
Thursday, December 20th at 6:00pm
$25.00 Registration fee per attendee. Limited to 15 people.
Join artist, Marc Stolfi, as he guides you through creating the perfect winter painting. Keep your finished canvas for yourself, or give it as a special holiday gift. Marc will provide the materials and cookies! You provide the talent!
Registration begins December 1st.
Thursday, December 13th from 4-7
Teen Advisory Board Fundraiser! Stop in with your Christmas gifts and have our teens wrap them for you! We are requesting a $1.00 donation per gift, and all proceeds will benefit teen programming! We will also have cookies and holiday music! Wrapping will take place in the Teen Room!
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.