Location Change: Held at Coe Park Civic Center!
Join us for the Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Wife on Thursday, July 28th at 6:30.
Perhaps women need to be reminded of how far we’ve come in order to see how far we still can go. Discover what life was really like for New England's colonial women - because we've always been curious about: menstruation, sex & birth control, childbirth, sickness & medicine. For instance, in an era when underwear hadn’t been invented, what did women do when they had their periods? What were early American birth control methods? It was suggested that women try jumping backwards seven times after intercourse to expel sperm, drink water that blacksmiths used to cool metals, or insert a mixture of dried crocodile dung and honey into the vagina.
The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife not only makes audience members laugh and grimace, but it also honors our foremothers. It’s not about quilting bees and spinning wheels - it’s an interactive presentation about the little-known issues faced by New England’s colonial women.
Registration begins July 1st.
Join us on July 21st at 6:30 for Nature as Healer.
This presentation by Marlow Shami starts with a short talk, illustrated with beautiful compelling images, followed by a powerful guided meditation, and one simple outdoor activity. Nature As Healer is designed to provide information, insight, and tools to help each of us deal with the challenges and rewards of connecting with nature, anywhere! -- no matter how rushed, messy, or stressful your life is!
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 860-489-6684 or click here.
Summer Reading sign-ups have been extended from June 27th-July 8th
We will not accept sign-ups after July 8th!
Summer Reading sign-ups have been extended! They will be from June 27th to July 8th!
We will not take anymore sign-ups after July 8th!
Join us for Bing Crosby Rediscovered on Thursday, June 30th at 6:00pm.
Crosby, (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Explore the life and legend of this iconic entertainer through never-before-seen footage and interviews with his immediate family, song writers and Tony Bennett. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, this documentary reveals a man far more complex than his public persona.
Registration begins June 15th. Register here!
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.