Join us for Oscar Night on Thursday, February 19th at 6:30pm
You'll learn the history of the classic awards show, relive the Oscar's best and worst moments and even play some Oscar trivia! Registration begins February 2nd.
To register call 860-489-6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Wednesday, February 18th at 6:30 as Aaron Krerowicz talks about The Beatles: January 1969.
January 1969, in which the Beatles recorded what would ultimately constitute the album Let it Be, is paradoxically both the least understood and most well-documented month of the band's entire existence. This 90-minute multimedia presentation will explain what happened during that fractious month through quotes from the band members and “fly on the wall” excerpts from the recording sessions.
Registration begins February 2nd. To register, call the library at 860-489-6684 or email email@example.com
February 1st — 28th / Ages Pre-K through Grade 6
We need your help to fill up our gooey, cheesy pizza with delicious toppings! Here’s what we need from you:
· Read your favorite books from the Torrington Library this February!
· Keep a log of the title, author and number of pages in each book on the back of this sheet.
· Every so often bring your log to the library (we recommend visiting the library with your log after every 100 pages read).
· For every 100 pages read, you will receive a “pizza topping”. Write your name on the topping and stick it to our extra large pizza near the Main Desk. The goal is to fill the pizza with toppings by reading thousands of pages this winter!
· Turn in your completed log by February 28th.
Whoever has the most “pizza toppings” will win a Pizza Party with Miss Jill and Miss Jeni! The Pizza Party will be on a day convenient for the winner, Miss Jill and Miss Jeni. The winner can bring three guests to their special Pizza Party!
Print a reading log by clicking here, or visit the Torrington Library!
All participants must read age appropriate books from the Torrington Library collection.
We will have tables and chairs set-up just like an old fashioned dinner theater! We will also have popcorn and beverages available! You can bring anything from a sandwich, to sushi, to a take-out meal from your favorite restaurant! We encourage you to bring friends along and have night-on-the town!
February's movie is Maleficent on Thursday, February 5th at 6:00pm!
Robert Stromberg's Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie stars as the title character, who, as a teenager, is a powerful and respected winged fairy helping to rule a magical land full of strange creatures. Her homeland borders a country that is populated by humans and run by the cruel King Henry (Kenneth Cranham). One day, Henry's son Stefan (Jackson Bews) traipses into the fairy's land and meets Maleficent, causing the two crazy teens to fall into forbidden love. Year later, Henry seeks to take over the magical land next to his kingdom, but is thwarted in battle by Maleficent. He demands revenge, and eventually his now-grown son Stefan (played as an adult by Sharlto Copley) succeeds by betraying the fairy and clipping her wings. In response, an infuriated Maleficent swears revenge on Stefan; she gets her chance when the prince becomes king and has his first child, a daughter named Aurora (Elle Fanning) -- as Sleeping Beauty fans will remember, Maleficent curses her to fall into a death-like sleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday.
This movie gets 5 out 5 stars by Torrington Library team members! It's a must see!
To register call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org Running Time: 1 Hours and 37 Minutes. Rated PG.
Join Trish Chambers as she brings Alexander Hamilton alive on Thursday, January 29th at 6:30pm.
This presentation is the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of our country. It highlights the life of a brilliant immigrant and self-made man. The story is a timeline that traces his life from its meager beginnings of poverty and illegitimacy through his military, civic and political career to his untimely death in 1804. Alexander Hamilton introduced many concepts that are part of our lives today.
Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut. Registration begins January 2nd. Please call 860-489.6684 to register or email Jessica at email@example.com
Join us for a Falun Dafa for Body, Mind and Spirit Practice Meditation workshop on Thursday, January 22 at 6:30pm.
Registration begins January 2nd Dress code: comfortable exercise cloths, bring a mat for the sitting meditation.
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong is an ancient Chinese cultivation practice for the mind, body and spirit. It follows the universal principles of truthfulness, benevolence, and tolerance. It consists of five sets of gentle movements and meditation. Millions of people around the world practice Falun Dafa and had improved their physical and mental health. The workshop will include a slide presentation introducing Falun Dafa and teaching of the five sets of movements and meditation.
To register, please contact the library at 860-489-6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for Robert F. Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights, 1960-1964 on Thursday, January 15th at 6:30pm!
From the 1960 presidential campaign to the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the Department of Justice worked tirelessly to change the climate of the nation. Working with his brother, President John F. Kennedy, Robert had a unique opportunity to make a difference in race relations. Join Philip Goduti, Jr as he explores how the Kennedy brothers and civil rights leaders, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis and James Meredith, among others, pushed for change at a critical time in the civil rights movement. The combined efforts of the Kennedy brothers and these leaders paved the way for future civil rights legislation by changing the atmosphere in the nation to one of acceptance and opportunity for African Americans and other minority groups, eventually leading to the election of Barack Obama, the first African American president.
Based on Mr. Goduti's book, Robert F. Kennedy and the Shaping of Civil Rights, 1960-1964.
Registration begins January 2nd. To register, please call the library at 860-489-6684 or email Jessica email@example.com
Bring your own dinner (BYOD) to the library and enjoy a FREE movie!
We will have tables and chairs set-up just like an old fashioned dinner theater! We will also have popcorn and beverages available! You can bring anything from a sandwich, to sushi, to a take-out meal from your favorite restaurant!
We encourage you to bring friends along and have a night on the town!
Jersey Boys (Rated R)
Thursday, January 8th at 6:00pm / Registration begins Dec. 15th
Running Time: 134 Minutes
(Rated R / 18 & older admitted only with a guardian present)
Maleficent (Rated PG)
Thursday, February 5th at 6:00pm / Registration begins Jan. 15th
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Into the Storm (Rated PG 13)
Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm / Registration begins Feb. 16th
Running Time: 87 Minutes
If I Stay (Rated PG 13)
Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00pm / Registration begins March 15th
Running Time: 106 Minutes
The library is pleased to announce that the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut awarded the library a grant to present a new and exciting series, History Alive!, during the 2015 year. During each History Alive! event, an actor/musician will bring to life a particular figure and time period. Each actor/musician has researched the figure thoroughly to bring the most accurate and interesting information to the audience. The following performances comprise the History Alive! presentations that the Community Foundation is sponsoring:
Exploring Alexander Hamilton
Presented by Trish Chambers Productions
Thursday, January 29th at 6:30
Bob Dylan: A Musical Tribute
Presented by Rick Laban
Thursday, March 12th at 6:30
Cat Stevens: A Life
Presented by Rick Laban
Thursday, May 12th at 6:30
John Barrymore: The Life of an Actor
Presented by Richard Clark
Thursday, June 4th at 6:30
The Life of Louisa May Alcott
Presented by Trish Chambers Productions
Thursday, July 9th at 6:30
For a description of each program, please click "read more" below. Thank you!
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.