Thursday, November 5th at 6:30
Registration begins October 15th
Since 2006, John Koopman III, has had the honor of portraying General George Washington in many National Parks, State Parks and other historic sites all along the East Coast. This is your chance to see George Washington LIVE via Zoom?! Yes, you heard it right, John Koopman will embody the General himself before the 1776 election. Mr. Koopman's impression is unique in that he owns the most authentic reproduction made to date of the uniform worn by the General. His uniform, horse tack and other accoutrements were made by the same artisans who produced the new exhibit at the Mount Vernon Museum. According to research conducted for the new exhibit, which includes three life-size figures of Washington that were made based on the most up-to-date and accurate historical information available, Mr. Koopman's physique and dimensions are almost identical to that George Washington! You will truly believe that you are in the presence of our first President! This is a must-see event for history buffs.
Thursday, November 12th at 6:30
Registration begins November 1st
Schooling at home and homeschooling are different, but there's also a lot of overlap. Get some tips and tricks for Remote Learning from 20 year homeschool veteran, Linda Hincks. We'll talk about how to relieve stress for kids and adults alike and revive energy for learning. Bring your questions and concerns. Let's talk about what's most useful for you. With Linda Hinks.
Celebrate Thanksgiving by picking up a DIY craft kit! Kits can be reserved beginning November 2nd by calling the library at 860.489.6684.
Once your kit is reserved, simply stop into the library and grab your kit or call us when you arrive and we’ll bring it out to our curbside pickup table.
Walk-ins are welcome, but supplies are limited to 36 kits.
The kit includes:
1 Turkey Centerpiece
1 Pumpkin Centerpiece
A Partnership between Prime Time House and The Torrington Library!
You are invited to join an online screening of the film, BEDLAM, followed by a panel discussion featuring Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, a psychiatrist, filmmaker, and a brother of a person with schizophrenia.
Through intimate stores of patients, families, and medical providers, BEDLAM is a feature-length documentary that immerses us in the national crisis surrounding care of the seriously mentally ill. Filmed over five years, it brings us inside one of America’s busiest psychiatric emergency rooms, into jails where psychiatric patients are warehoused, and to the homes - and homeless encampments - of mentally ill members of our communities, where silence and shame often compound personal suffering. The story is told in part by director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD, whose own life journey has been profoundly impacted by a seriously mentally ill family member.
The film will be available online October 24-25, with the panel discussion on October 26th from 7-8 PM.
This program is sponsored by the generous support of: Burlington Construction, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Litchfield Bancorp, Northwest Community Bank, Dr. Michael Kovalchik & Susan Vontell, Torrington Savings Bank, Chip & Louisa Roraback, Sullivan’s Northwest Hills.
We are holding a Halloween Costume Contest from October 19th - October 24th. All contestants must e-mail Ms. Jill a picture of your costume and what category you would like to be entered into. The staff will be voting on October 26th and we will announce the winners via e-mail and Facebook. This event is for people of all ages!
Lessons Learned from a Christmas Carol-Zoom Event
Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30
Registration begins November 1st
In this lecture Dustin takes a timeless Dickens’ classic and explores the underlying themes and the dynamic relationships of the characters. The audience is transported to a simpler time, all while being shown the truth about themselves and those in their lives. Sure to bring a smile to even ole’ Scrooge himself, Lessons Learned From A Christmas Carol is a great motivational twist on a true classic.
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.