Don't miss out on our upcoming Spring Library Tours on...
Fri.,, April 4th at 11am OR 3pm
Registration begins March 15th
Sat.,, May 3rd at 10:30am
Registration begins April 15th
Patrons will have an opportunity to learn about the library’s vibrant history and also view unique items in the collection, such a document signed by a famous president, a rare collection of historical guns, a unique and rare solar time globe, and much more! To register for a tour, please call 860-489-6684 or email Jessica at email@example.com.
Kick off National Poetry Month by trying your hand at writing during our Poetry Writing Workshop on Thursday, April 3rd from 6:30-8:00.
This is the perfect workshop for all beginnings and pros. No experience necessary--only the desire to create and have fun!
Registration begins March 15th. To register, please visit call 860.489.6684 or visit email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Time Travel Series: 1940's
Friday, April 11th at 4:30
For children ages 6-10
Come see your favorite librarians dressed up as Groucho Marx. A few of our Game Show Trivia includes: Superheroes, Animals, and Songs
Registration has begun, call 860.489.6684 or e-mail Ms. Jill
Torrington Library and the Historic Preservation Trust (Skees Diner) are proud to present Garrison Leykam on Friday, May 2nd at 7:00pm at the Library. These two iconic Torrington landmarks, are joining forces for one historic night!
The event will benefit both the Library and the Trust. Seating is limited and there is a $10.00 admission fee to attend.
Garrison Leykam, author of Classic Diners of Connecticut will wow audiences with his knowledge and history of some of the most beloved eateries. Over twenty thousand miles of highways and main streets crisscross the state of Connecticut, inviting hungry travelers and locals into the more than one hundred diners that dot the roadways. Among these eateries are some of the most prized American classic diners manufactured by such legendary builders as DeRaffele, O'Mahony, Tierney and Kullman. Author Garrison Leykam hosts a road trip to Connecticut's diners, celebrating local recipes and diner lingo--order up a #81, frog sticks or a Noah's boy with Murphy carrying a wreath--as well as stories that make each diner unique. Tony's Diner in Seymour still keeps pictures of the 1955 flood to always remember the tragedy the diner overcame. Stories like these--of tragedy, triumph, sanctuary, comfort and community--fill the event with this celebration of classic and historic diners of the Nutmeg State. Who knows, maybe Torrington's famous Skees Diner will make an appearance in Garrison's book or talk?!
To attend the event, please call 860.489.6684. The $10.00 donation is due at time of registration and can be paid by cash or check. Seating is limited! Tickets go on sale April 1st at 10:00am.
About Garrison Leykam
Garrison Leykam is recognized as a groundbreaker in reality TV as Host and Producer of "DINERS" that aired on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV). The show follows Garrison and bikers chosen from open auditions who shared his passions for motorcycles and diners as they rode to classic neon and chrome eateries. His theme motorcycle from "DINERS" was featured in the MotoStars: Celebrities + Motorcycles exhibit alongside bikes from Brad Pitt, Carlos Mencia, Keith Urban, Peter Fonda and other celebrities and bands including Journey, Rush and Foreigner as well as in the companion book to the exhibit. Garrison's motorcycle trip across Egypt was a two=part feature story in New York Rider magazine. He was a producer, engineer and A&R scout for London Records, Inc. for ten years during the height of the BritishWave. He produced legendary jazz pianist Erroll Garner, hit singer-songwriter LesliePearl and Texas band Greezy Wheels and as head of recording studio operations he worked in various capacities with The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, Al Green, Van Morrison, Dave Edmunds and others. A performer himself, he has appeared at legendary CBGBs in New York City and the world-renowned Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
Join us in April for our multi-day, Spring Fling Book Sale! The sale features a large variety of print and non print materials for all ages! The sale takes place on the following days:
Friday, April 11th from 10:00-5:30
Saturday, April 12th from 10:00-2:30
Want a sneak peek at our materials for sale and even have a chance to purchase before the general public? Attend our Spring Fling Book Sale Preview Party! The preview party will take place on Thursday, April 10th from 4:00-7:00pm. There is a $5.00 admission fee for just the Preview Party and all proceeds benefit children's programming!
Join us as Tom O'Carroll presents Irish Comic Songs on Thursday, March 20th at 6:30pm!
The turn-of-the-Century in 1900 saw an influx of Irish immigrants coming to American to make a better life. With them, they brought their own style of song, dance, food, and culture. In this engaging and hilarious program, Tom sings comic Irish songs and gives everyone a hearty belly laugh from the old country of Ireland.
Funded by the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut/Keroden Endowment Fund.
Register by calling 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at email@example.com
Join us on Thursday, March 27th at 6:30pm as the Connecticut Historical Society presents From Bonnets to Bell Bottoms: A History of CT Fashion!
Sponsored by Valerie Manor in Torrington. Valerie Manor will also be providing vintage-style desserts before and after the event!
Clothing is something we use every day of our lives. Whether it has been passed down, owned for years, or just purchased yesterday, our clothing speaks volumes about who we are, what we do, and the society in which we live. Join Karen DePauw, Research & Collections Associate at CHS, and learn about 100 years of fashion history, from the 1860s to the 1960s. See how much has changed and what has stayed the same.
Registration begins March 1st. Call 860.489.6684 to register, or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mask Update: Masks are required for all program attendees despite vaccination status.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.