Join us on Thursday, August 15th at we watch "Inside Einstein's Mind" at 6:30pm.
On November 25th, 1915, Einstein published his greatest work: general relativity. The theory transformed our understanding of nature’s laws and the entire history of the cosmos, reaching back to the origin of time itself. Now, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s achievement, NOVA tells the inside story of Einstein’s masterpiece. The story begins with the intuitive thought experiments that set Einstein off on his quest and traces the revolution in cosmology that is still playing out in today’s labs and observatories. Discover the simple but powerful ideas at the heart of relativity, illuminating the theory—and Einstein’s brilliance—as never before. From the first spark of an idea to the discovery of the expanding universe, the Big Bang, black holes, and dark energy, NOVA uncovers the inspired insights and brilliant breakthroughs of “the perfect theory.” Running Time: 60 Minutes
Join us on August 11th at 6:30 for Katharine Hepburn: From Hartford to Hollywood, presented by the CT Historical Society.
With a stage and film career that spanned six decades, Katharine Hepburn is an American icon. Born and raised in Connecticut, Hepburn had a career in stage, film and television that reflected the changing role of women in broader society. Challenging the norms of the day, she took control of her image and identity by establishing a unique sense of style which influenced countless women, fashion designers, and the informal, elegant approach to American style that continues to resonate today. The story of her life-long ties to Connecticut offers a complete picture of how Hepburn became the woman and the star she was. This presentation will link her career and legacy to her roots in Connecticut to ask how she achieved her truly extraordinary legacy. Registration begins August 1st.
Program will be held at Torrington Library. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-4896684 or by clicking here..
Join us for an Herbal Sleep Pillow Workshop on Thursday, August 18th.
Learn how to get a better night's sleep...naturally. Ehris Urban of Grounded Holistic Wellness, LLC will give this presentation and hands-on workshop. It includes a PowerPoint introduction to herbalism, an explanation of the four blends, and hands-on (no sewing required) creation of a sleep pillow.
Limited to 15 Participants. Registration begins August 1st.
Join us on August 4th at 6:30 for A Supernatural Evening with Jeff Belanger.
For over 15 years Jeff Belanger has been exploring the unexplained. He seeks out ghosts, monsters, and legends all over the world and in your backyard. His talk presents highlights from his own adventures, a look at the investigation process, and compelling audio and visual paranormal evidence. Not just ghost stories, Belanger will delve into the reasons behind the phenomena. Jeff Belanger is the leading lecturer on legends and paranormal phenomena. Jeff brings a suitcase full of evidence, a multimedia presentation, over 18 years of experience, and a lot of personality to the subject of the unexplained making it both entertaining and accessible to a wide audience. In addition to being the author of more than a dozen books published in six languages, Jeff has been on countless radio and television programs discussing the topic. He's lectured at many conferences, libraries, colleges, universities, and other functions around the world. In 2014, he gave his first TEDx talk in New York City, he spoke at MENSA's national conference, and he's an Emmy-nominated television host and producer. Registration begins July 15th.
Program will be held at Coe Park Memorial Civic Center. Co-sponsored by Torrington Parks and Recreation! The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-4896684 or click here.
Tuesdays at Two Career Workshops presented by Goodwill of Western & Northern CT, Inc. Career Center Workshops. Registration begins July 15th. Click here to register for an individual program or the series online or by calling 860-489-6684.
Tuesday, August 2nd at 2:00
Learn what employers are looking to learn about potential hires and how to best respond to tough questions. Practice application provided and instruction on what details to include. Get advice on how to put together a professional interview look.
Job Search 50+
Tuesday, August 9th at 2:00
Overcome any obstacles that you may face as a more mature candidate to secure employment. Learn ways to tweak your resume and answer challenging
questions on your interview.
Tuesday August 16th at 2:00
Learn strategies for saving money, budgeting tips, various banking account options, how to access your credit report and understand it.
Location Change: Held at Coe Park Civic Center!
Join us for the Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Wife on Thursday, July 28th at 6:30.
Perhaps women need to be reminded of how far we’ve come in order to see how far we still can go. Discover what life was really like for New England's colonial women - because we've always been curious about: menstruation, sex & birth control, childbirth, sickness & medicine. For instance, in an era when underwear hadn’t been invented, what did women do when they had their periods? What were early American birth control methods? It was suggested that women try jumping backwards seven times after intercourse to expel sperm, drink water that blacksmiths used to cool metals, or insert a mixture of dried crocodile dung and honey into the vagina.
The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife not only makes audience members laugh and grimace, but it also honors our foremothers. It’s not about quilting bees and spinning wheels - it’s an interactive presentation about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women.
Registration begins July 1st.
Join us on July 21st at 6:30 for Nature as Healer.
This presentation by Marlow Shami starts with a short talk, illustrated with beautiful compelling images, followed by a powerful guided meditation, and one simple outdoor activity. Nature As Healer is designed to provide information, insight, and tools to help each of us deal with the challenges and rewards of connecting with nature, anywhere! -- no matter how rushed, messy, or stressful your life is!
Program will be held at the Torrington Library. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-489-6684 or click here.
Summer Reading sign-ups have been extended from June 27th-July 8th
We will not accept sign-ups after July 8th!
Summer Reading sign-ups have been extended! They will be from June 27th to July 8th!
We will not take anymore sign-ups after July 8th!
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.