Book Spine Poetry Night
Thursday, April 5th from 6:00-7:00
Registration begins March 15th
Held in the Community Room
April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, we're holding an array of poetry writing contests. One is called Book Spine Poetry. The idea is to create a poem from the titles on the spines of books. Snap a picture and you have a brand new type of poem! Nifty, right? This workshop will help get you started on the road to becoming a book spine poetry master! Plus, we'll have snacks!
BYOD and a Movie: Wonder
Thursday, April 26th at 6:00
Registration begins April 1st
A 10-year-old boy with a facial deformity attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his parents, he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. (PG / 113 Minutes)
Thursday, March 22nd at 6:30
Registration begins March 1st
The black bear population in Connecticut has continued to increase since the 1980. It's important for residents and outdoor enthusiasts to learn real facts about black bears enabling them to stay safe, protect themselves and their property and make possible coexistence with bears. Felicia Ortner, a Connecticut Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) and a bear enthusiast, has been studying about bears for over 30 years. She has created a program she presents on a volunteer basis that will provide education and facts about bears and help dispel myths and common misunderstandings.
From Surviving to Thriving with Peter Callahan
Thursday, March 15th at 6:30
Registration begins March 1st
Join Peter Callahan as he teaches effective and easy ways to better your life with simple and easy steps. Go from barely getting by to thriving! Peter Callahan is a professional coach and organizational trainer with over ten years of experience and extensive education in leadership and fostering effective teams and work environments across many different industries. With a focus on service, communication, and accountability, Peter is passionate about empowering authentic leaders and helping people truly enjoy their life and work.
The Library is hosting a Poetry Writing Contest and a Book Spine Poetry Photography contest this coming April!
Submission will be accepted beginning April 1st and are due by Monday, April 30th by 6:00pm.
Click here to view submission guidelines and for more information!
Join us for our Spring Fling Book Sale in the Community Room! This is a smaller, more exclusive three-day sale help in April! Browse through a collection of fiction and non fiction titles for all ages, including some audio books and DVDs!
Teacher Appreciation Night: Thursday, April 12th from 5-7. Bring a school ID or proof of being an educator and enjoy cheese, crackers and wine while you fill a bag of books for FREE!
Sale Hours: Friday, April 13th from 11-3 and Saturday, April14th from 11-2
Based on the Wine Trail Passport Program in CT, the Connecticut Library Association is once again hosting a Library Passport program during the month of April to highlight National Library Week and give people a way to use their free time during Spring Break.
Visit as many of the participating libraries in the state as you can and be entered to win some awesome prizes. Pick up your passport beginning April 1st at any participating library!
Visit the Torrington Library and pick prizes from our Passport Goodie Bag!
Susan Strecker, the award-winning author of NIGHT BLINDNESS and NOWHERE GIRL (Thomas Dunne Books), will host a three-part writing workshop on April 12, April 24th and May 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Writing novels, especially an author’s first, can feel overwhelming and difficult to keep on track and finish.
The first workshop on 4/12 will focus on the seven essential elements of successful books. These include starting the novel with a powerful kicker and including the protagonist’s flaws and poverties. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own work and how it relates to the essential elements of novel writing.
The second workshop on 4/24 will focus on how to avoid common writing mistakes, as well as editing and polishing manuscripts. Topics will include avoiding too much description, cutting unnecessary words, sentences and even characters and identifying plot holes. Group members will be given the chance to share their work, if they wish. Each person will be encouraged to revise a portion of their work after the first workshop and share it with the group during the second.
The final workshop on 5/17 will concentrate on the art of writing a query letter. The group will discuss the best way to approach querying literary agents, as well as the pros and cons of both self-publishing and traditional publishing.
Writers of all experience and ability levels are welcome. Registration is limited to 12 per workshop. You may register for one or all three beginning April 1st.
Please feel free to bring your laptop or a pad and a pencil to take notes and your work to share, if you wish.
Description:A free educational workshop entitled: Tax Talk: The tax reform and your retirement, will be presented on Wednesday, April 4 at 11:00 am and again at 6:00 pm.
Retirees and pre-retirees are encouraged to attend as this workshop will cover a review of the recent tax reform law, changes in income tax brackets, significant changes in standard deductions and the potential impact these changes may have on your retirement strategies. Additionally, we will review the power of tax-deferred investing, and why tax-aware investing still matters.
The informational workshop will be presented by the Society for Financial Awareness, members Chad Burroughs, President of Burroughs Investment Group, and Kathryn Dennen,independent investment advisors, with over 32 years of experience in the industry. They are frequent speakers on financial planning, including retirement income planning as well as investments, insurance and estate planning.
Seating is limited and registration must be made in advance by calling: Torrington Library, 860-489-6684, or by visiting them on the webat: www.torringtonlibrary.org
Thursday, March 29th at 6:00pm
Registration begins March 1st
A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective -- Hercule Poirot -- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. (1 hr 54 min / PG 13)
Bring your own dinner and enjoy a movie! We'll set up the Community Room with chairs and tables for you to enjoy your dinner with friends. You can bring everything from pizza, to grinders, to sushi!
Click to register!
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.