Quickly now, what do you think of when someone begins to speak of a quilt? Can pieces of fabric evoke an emotional response? Join us on August 21st at Susan Jerome explores the ways in which quilts have become part of American culture in her lecture, Let's Talk About Quilts.
Using images of antique quilts and quilted objects, Ms. Jerome will discuss some of the definitions and ideas surrounding the word “quilt.” How has the term evolved through time? Learn about textile history and how technological changes in producing fabric influenced the production of quilts-and the use of time-during the 19th century. The audience is encouraged to bring one quilt or quilted object with them. These objects will be used to illustrate and enhance the discussion of all-things-quilts, including care of your family heirlooms.
Registration begins August 1st. To register, call 860-489-6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A three-part series on the world’s most famous literary couples.
Join us this August as we explore the chemistry behind three very popular and famous literary duos. Some sizzled and some fizzled. We’ll explore how these couples inspired one another; loved one another; and left us with lasting works that still radiate heat for a modern-day reader. We encourage everyone who attends to bring a brown-bagged lunch. We will provide light refreshments.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning
Friday, August 1st at 12:00pm
It started with a simple letter of admiration from Robert to Elizabeth-- he told her how much he adored her poetry. From there, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning would begin one of the most famous courtships in literary history.
Mary Shelly and Percy Shelley
Friday, August 8th at 12:00pm
This famous Romantic poet and this famous Gothic novelist created a lasting body of work throughout their time together. Percy tragically drowned only six short years into their marriage. Their relationship is one of remembrance and also controversy and tragedy.
Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Friday, August 22nd at 12:00pm
Perhaps one the most famous modern literary couples, these two poet's tragic romance would be anything but smooth sailing. Having unparallelled passion and talent, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes were a power-house couple that took the literary world by storm. Unfortunately, their demise led to the suicide of Plath and the blaming of Hughes. Learn about this tragic, yet fascinating couple.
Register for all three (or just one event) beginning July 15th, To register, call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica.
Join us on Thursday, July 31st as Maggie Carchrie presents traditional music and dance of the Scottish Highlands. Maggie Carchrie is the 1995 winner of the US Gaelic Mod in Gaelic sing.
The event will also feature world-class bagpiper Thomas Leigh and a highland dancer. Maggie will present songs in English, Scottish, and Gaelic in an informative and entertaining manor accompanied by guitar or world percussion!
Registration begins July 1st. Please call the library at 860-489-6684 or email email@example.com to register!
Join Miss Jill, Miss Jeni, and Miss Jessica as we prep the young'ens for the Vintage Baseball Game held at Fuessenich Park on Sunday, August 3rd at 5:00pm
Presented by the Torrington Historical Society; Torrington Parks and Rec; and Torrington Municipal Historian, Ken Buckbee!
From 5:00-6:00pm the Library team will:
--Read about some pesky bats at the baseball field!
--Hold a wiffle ball toss, a three legged race, and pin the ball on
-- Have a "ball" with some crafty baseball activities!
Library activities recommended for ages 3 and up! All Library activities are free with the admission to the game!
To learn more about this family-friendly event, please click, "read more" below!
Join Maltose Express as they explain the process of Home Beer Brewing on Thursday, July 24th at 6:30pm!
Maltose Express in Monroe, Connecticut sells beer making and wine making ingredients, equipment and supplies for brewing beer and making wine at home. This is a great even for all brewing-enthusiast. Just remember, samples will be available, so you MUST be 21 and over to attend.
We will require and be checking a valid IDs upon entering the event. No ID, no admittance!
To register, please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.489.6684
Join us as John Hartman performers a musical history lesson in It's All About the 50s on Thursday, July 17th at 6:30pm!
This program takes up past the war years and into the American boom of the 1950s! Performers like Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Nat King Cole, Hank Williams, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Arthur Godfrey, Frank Sinatra, The Kingston Trio and more are all remembered in this entertaining, informative and humorous show by Big John.
Register beginning July 1st by calling 860.489.6684 or email email@example.com
June 19th from 6:30-7:00pm
Children ages 3-6
Registration has begun
Feel free to wear your jammies and bring along a stuffed animal friend. There will be stories, a craft, and a game!
Join us for our next Historic Headlines Lecture Series, The Sinking of the Titanic on Thursday, July 10th at 6:30!
The ocean liner sank in the icy waters of the Atlantic on a cold evening in April, 1912. What caused the large ship to sink to its watery grave? Learn about the historic Titanic and trace the ship from conception to sinking in this amazing program!
To register, please call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us as the Cat Therapist visits and talks all about your furry feline on Thursday, June 26th at 6:00!
Carole Wilbourn, The Cat Therapist, and Mother of Feline Psychotherapy, was the cat talker, decades before Caesar Milan whispered to dogs or Jackson Galaxy braved cats from hell. She's the author of several books, including "Cats On The Couch", which was also the title of her column in Cat Fancy for 16 years.
Her co-speaker will be a Program Coordinator Jessica's kitty, Binx!
You can find out more about Carole, who is also a Reiki practitioner, on her Web site thecattherapist.com where can sign up there for her free monthly Blog -- The Wilbourn Way.
Call 860.489.6684 to register or email Jessica at email@example.com