Join us on July 7th at 6:30 for Growing Up in Connecticut, presented by the CT Historical Society.
Growing up in Connecticut, every generation faced challenges and opportunities and experienced the emotional highs and lows of childhood and adolescence. But each generation also faced unique circumstances. This presentation, linked to the upcoming exhibition at the Connecticut Historical Society, will explore the issues that have faced Connecticut children and adolescents since the 1930s, focusing on four generations: the Silent Generation (born 1928-1945); Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964); Generation X (born 1965-1980); and Millennials (born 1981-1996). We will look at the larger issues that shaped the experiences of children and childhood in each period, but also how cultural ideas about children and childhood changed over time. Registration begins June 15th
Program will be held at Coe Park Memorial Civic Center. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-4896684 or visit our website.
NEW DATE!!! JULY 14TH AT 6:30
Join us for Connecticut Gypsies on Thursday, JULY 14TH at 6:30. Registration begins June 1st.
In 1896, Mrs. Victoria Williams was found dead on the railroad tracks in East Hartford. Her husband, the King of the Gypsies, had died recently. Who were these horse dealers and what was their story? These questions intrigued Connecticut author Beth Lapin, as she searched for answers. Hear her story of sleuthing and connections that led to the publication of her newest novel, CARAVAN OF DREAMS.
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 860-4896684 or visit our website.
THE EVENT WILL BE HELD AT
FIVE POINTS ARTS GALLERY
33 MAIN STREET
Parking is available in the Library Municipal Parking Lot and on the street.
Join us on June 16th at 6:30 for From the Kitchen to the Capital: A Trio of Fiesty CT Women.
This unique talk by Diana Ross McCain recounts three stories of pioneering Connecticut women -- Amelia Simmons, who published the first American cookbook in Hartford in 1796; Julia and Abby Smith of Glastonbury, elderly spinster sisters who in the late 1800s made news across the nation for their fight against the injustice of being required to pay taxes without being allowed to vote; and Ella Grasso of Windsor Locks, who in 1974 became the first woman to be elected governor of a state without having succeeded her husband in office. This is a must see event!
Program will be held at the Torrington Library. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Registration is only available by clicking here. Feel free to drop in to the program as well!
Join us on June 2nd at 6:30 for Titanic: A Lecture.
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! Presented by The Bow Tie Historian, Jason Scappaticci.
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. No registration is required for this event.
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.