November 25th through January 2nd
This holiday season give the gift that is sure to be enjoyed for years to come: purchase a book children’s room toy for the Library! Choose an ornament from our Giving Tree with the item you would like to purchase for the Library. A notebook with a description of each item will be available for you to browse through. Once you have selected the item you would like to give, bring the ornament to the Main Desk.
You may donate the item in memory of, or in honor of a family member or friend.
Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm
Ghost Hunters cast member Dustin Pari has done it again! It’s a Wonderful Lecture is a presentation that has truly resonated on a deep level with so many. Taking a look at the beloved classic It’s a Wonderful Life, Dustin uses quotes, scenes, and characters from the movie as he weaves a tale of commonality and humanity that brings us all together in love, kindness, and harmony. Hear the tale and feel the struggle of George Bailey, because his issues are our issues. We all walk through this human experience together, feeling the ripple of the lives of those around us.
For those of you who loved Dustin's lecture last fall, you're guaranteed to enjoy this one-of-a-kind holiday classic! Register beginning December 1st.
Gingerbread Man Story Time
Tues., November 28th at 6:00
Run, run as fast as you can...to Miss Jill’s story time all about the famous gingerbread man! Cookies and milk will be served along with some special gingerbread man gifts!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Thurs., November 30th at 6:00
Come and hear Dr. Seuss’ classic tale read by Miss Fran from the Torrington Library! There may even be an appearance by the Grinch himself! Cookies and milk will be served.
Fri., December 1st from 5-7
The man in the big red suit is coming to town and is eager to hear what you want for Christmas. Cookies and milk will be served to everyone on Santa's “nice” list.
No registration is required for any event!Festival and activities held at Valerie Manor, 1360 Torringford Street, Torrington. Suggested $2.00 entry donation. For a full list of Festival of events, please visit www.litchfieldarc.org.
Thursday, December 7th at 6:30
Registration begins November 15th
Based on his latest book, "Outdated Advertising: Memories from a Less-than-PC Era," this presentation takes a look at print advertising from the mid-1850s through the 1980s with an eye toward ads that were notorious for their sexist, racist, politically-incorrect, or other wildly inappropriate content―or for just plain bad taste. Among the dozens of full-color examples, readers will find: a woman being spanked by her husband for not buying the right coffee; the story of a mother having to turn her child over to an orphanage because her late husband didn’t keep up his life insurance payments; Aunt Jemima declaring “Happy days is here!” because of her new pancake recipe; doctors promoting particular brands of cigarettes; and the Michael Jackson Rainbow Brite portable record player with the copy line, “Gifts to keep children singing.”
Advertising has changed over the decades―that is a major understatement. Despite the nostalgia of such shows as Mad Men, the outrageous images in Outdated Advertising show readers just how far we’ve come since then.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING.
Join us for our first ever Science Fair geared towards homeschooled children!
Who: Homeschoolers all over CT (ages 6 and up)
Where: Community Room at the Torrington Library
When: Wednesday, March 21st
Set up: Noon—2:00pm
Clean Up: 6:00-7:00pm
1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place winners for ages 6 to 8 and ages 9 and up!
Special Awards for Best Display and Most Creative for ages 6 to 8 and ages 9 and up!
Thursday, November 16th at 6:30
Registration begins November 1st
Join John Root as he explores the amazing world of crop circles. See complex and exquisite designs that are found annually in farmers' fields. Learn about their unexplained effects on soil, plants, animals, and people. Discover the messages that are encoded in the formations and discuss the possible identity and motives of their creators.
Thursday, November 2nd at 6:30
Registration begins October 15th
Release your inner child! Join Christine Peyreigne, President and Founder of Christine’s Critters, Inc, for an interactive program where you she will introduce you to amazing, rescued birds of prey and reptiles and talk about the dangers they face in the wild. Did we mention that Christine is going to BRING LIVE ANIMALS with her that evening?! While the birds of prey cannot be handled by the public, you can have a chance to pet her array or reptiles. Registration begins October 15th! For teens and adults.
Register for an individual 15 minute time slot and chat with genealogist, Richard Pope about your family history! Please call the library beginning October 15th for available time slots. Online registration is not available.
Fall Story Time Sessions (ages 3 to 5)
Wednesdays October 4th through November 8th
Thursdays October 5th through November 9th
Registration has begun!
Join us for our fall story time sessions! Sign up for one of the sessions and prepare your child for Kindergarten! There will be fun crafts, stories, and games! If you join us for all 6 sessions you will receive a free book!!
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.