Join us as local author Will Siss, who has written about craft beer in Connecticut since 2005 as a columnist for the Waterbury (CT) Republican-American, discusses his book, "Connecticut Beer: A History of Nutmeg State Brewing" (2015, The History Press) on Thursday, July 29th at 6:30pm. Mr. Siss will discusses the history of Connecticut brewing, as well as the current craft beer scene in the state.
Best of all, there will be a small tasting after the event! Must be 21 or older to attend.
Please bring a valid ID with you!
To register call 860-489-6684 or register online!
Look for the Torrington Library’s booth at this year’s Marketplace! Each night we’ll bring you something new and exciting!
July 9th — Opening Night Kick-Off Book Sale! Featuring adult, teen, and kid’s books along with other fun library merchandise for sale!
July 16th — Torrington Library presents author, Paul Bentley as he promotes his latest book, More Torrington Days: A Collection Of Writings
July 23rd —Torrington Library presents EARS, the emergency animal response service team! Learn how to keep your furry friends safe and other cool pet stuff, too!
July 30th — Book Sale! Featuring adult, teen, and kid’s books along with other fun library merchandise for sale!
August 6th -- Torrington Historical Society and Torrington Historic Preservation Trust.
!!! August 13th !!! — Kid’s Night sponsored by the Torrington Library! Featuring a FREE craft, kid’s books for sale, and FREE balloon animals from 6:00-8:00pm! Stop down and see Miss Jill!
August 20th — Torrington Historical Society and Torrington Historic Preservation Trust.
August 27th — Library Book Sale! Featuring adult, teen, and kid’s books along with other fun library merchandise for sale
The Marketplace takes place from 5:00-9:00 on Franklin Street in Torrington! Park at the library—it’s a hop, skip, and a jump away!
Program held at Valerie Manor, 1360 Torringford Street, Torrington. Sponsored by Torrington Library and Valerie Manor!
Join us on Thursday, July 23rd at 6:00pm!
While dressing in actual vintage and authentically reproduced undergarments, clothing and accessories, Kandie Carle adds humor, history and intriguing anecdotes about fashion, home life and etiquette of men and women during the Edwardian Period, or as we know it today, the fashion of Downton Abby! A visual delight resplendent with wit and grace it is a refreshing view of a magnificent era in history.
Register with Jessica by calling 860-489-6684 or online.
Join us on Thursday, July 9th at 6:30 pm as Trish Chambers performs!
Who was Louisa May Alcott? How did the society in which she grew up influence her writing, her beliefs, and her behavior. Explore her life as she grows from the rebellious child to an icon of American literature, following a life plan of her own design.This discussion introduces you to what made Louisa May Alcott the imaginative and creative woman she was. Registration begins June 15th.
To register, call 860.489.6684 or register online!
Join us on Thursday, June 11th at 6:30 for an original WWII production of "This Business of Fighting" Registration begins June 1st
Early in 1942, a young man from Rhode Island, Tony Pritchard went into the U.S. Army. By the time he returned home more than five years later, he had been all over the United States and Western Europe, had led troops in combat, had nearly died, had worked with refugees, and in general had encountered a world far wider and far more brutal than anything he had known.
Years later his son Arnie inherited Tony's old army foot locker. It turned out to contain hundreds of letters, photos, and other documents from this time. These sources vividly portray the people, places, and events which he encountered. They also portray the hopes, fears, and passions which he and others struggled with as they played their parts in the largest conflict in human history.
As Arnie became immersed in wartime material, a narrative began to emerge, and he put his father's letters into a presentation designed to entertain, to educate, and to enlighten. Arnie is now an historical World War II storyteller, chronicling Tony's experience of the European in this unique and moving presentation.
To register, please call the library at 860.489.6684 or register online!
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.