Attention Homeschoolers! Sign ups for our Book Club begin this Monday! Program begins Friday, October 2nd and ending October 30th
We have two sessions:
1st-4th grade: 10:00-11:00 who will be reading Sisters 8 by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
5th-8th grade: 11:30-12:45 who will be reading That Was Then This Is Now by S.E. Hinton
Be sure to check out more of our Community Classroom programs coming up under the Children's Page!
Join us for Brass Valley: The Fall of An American Industry by Emery Roth II: Book discussion and presentation on Thursday, October 29th at 6:30pm at Coe Park Memorial Civic Center!
In this ode to Connecticut’s Naugatuck River Valley, vibrant photos and moving poetry relate the region’s legendary industrial history and ponder its legacy. The story begins in 1802, when two metalworking families joined forces to manufacture brass. Business soared during the War of 1812 with the demand for buttons, and soon brass parts became essential in the age of steam and electricity. As large-scale brass manufacturing grew across what became known as Brass Valley, mill towns along the river, such as Torrington and Waterbury, developed into thriving cultural centers. This continued until 2014, when the last plant closed, and the tradition of soot-covered workers charging generations-old furnaces came to an end. This poignant elegy captures the glowing metal flying through the air at the Ansonia foundry in its final days, as well as abandoned opera houses and train tracks, the vestiges of a dying infrastructure and American way of life.
In collaboration with the Torrington Historical Society and the Historic Preservation Trust. No registration required.
Join University of New Haven professor, Stephen Spignesi as he takes a fascinating look at the life, work and legacy of America's Boogeyman and Master of Horror, Stephen King on Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30pm.
Registration begins October 1st. Register by calling 860-489-6684 or online.
Join Michele LaRue as she present a theatrical performance of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman’s The Shadows on the Wall and Elia W. Peattie’s The House That Was Not on Thursday, October 15th at 6:30pm.
Shadows is a tale of sudden death, family secrets . . . and things that go bump in the night. House tells the intriguing story of strange sightings on the prairie! This is a must-see Halloween event!
Register at 860.489.6684 or online.
Join us for our Pumpkin Harvest Craft Night on Thursday, October 8th at 6:00pm.
Registration begins September 15th and is limited!
Adults and teens are welcome to join us for a pumpkin harvest craft night! We'll be making vanilla pumpkin spice sugar rub, pumpkin spice soap, and stitched pumpkin greeting cards! This is the perfect way to kick-off fall and have some fun! Ages 13+.
Registration is limited to 12. Call 860.489.6684 to register or register online.
Diwali is the festival of lights. When the sky is at the darkest, they celebrate by feasting and setting off fireworks to ward off evil. This craft night will be based on all things jewels, lanterns, lights, and history! You will not want to miss it!
Ages 6 - 12
Registration begins September 21st
For children ages 3-5
This is a 6 week program and you can sign your child up for ONE of the following:
Wednesdays from 11:30-12:00
(September 23rd-October 28th)
*NEW* Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:00
(September 23rd-October 28th)
Help prepare you child for school! We read stories, sing songs, and make fun crafts!
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.