Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm
Ghost Hunters cast member Dustin Pari has done it again! It’s a Wonderful Lecture is a presentation that has truly resonated on a deep level with so many. Taking a look at the beloved classic It’s a Wonderful Life, Dustin uses quotes, scenes, and characters from the movie as he weaves a tale of commonality and humanity that brings us all together in love, kindness, and harmony. Hear the tale and feel the struggle of George Bailey, because his issues are our issues. We all walk through this human experience together, feeling the ripple of the lives of those around us.
For those of you who loved Dustin's lecture last fall, you're guaranteed to enjoy this one-of-a-kind holiday classic! Register beginning December 1st.
Gingerbread Man Story Time
Tues., November 28th at 6:00
Run, run as fast as you can...to Miss Jill’s story time all about the famous gingerbread man! Cookies and milk will be served along with some special gingerbread man gifts!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Thurs., November 30th at 6:00
Come and hear Dr. Seuss’ classic tale read by Miss Fran from the Torrington Library! There may even be an appearance by the Grinch himself! Cookies and milk will be served.
Fri., December 1st from 5-7
The man in the big red suit is coming to town and is eager to hear what you want for Christmas. Cookies and milk will be served to everyone on Santa's “nice” list.
No registration is required for any event!Festival and activities held at Valerie Manor, 1360 Torringford Street, Torrington. Suggested $2.00 entry donation. For a full list of Festival of events, please visit www.litchfieldarc.org.
Thursday, December 7th at 6:30
Registration begins November 15th
Based on his latest book, "Outdated Advertising: Memories from a Less-than-PC Era," this presentation takes a look at print advertising from the mid-1850s through the 1980s with an eye toward ads that were notorious for their sexist, racist, politically-incorrect, or other wildly inappropriate content―or for just plain bad taste. Among the dozens of full-color examples, readers will find: a woman being spanked by her husband for not buying the right coffee; the story of a mother having to turn her child over to an orphanage because her late husband didn’t keep up his life insurance payments; Aunt Jemima declaring “Happy days is here!” because of her new pancake recipe; doctors promoting particular brands of cigarettes; and the Michael Jackson Rainbow Brite portable record player with the copy line, “Gifts to keep children singing.”
Advertising has changed over the decades―that is a major understatement. Despite the nostalgia of such shows as Mad Men, the outrageous images in Outdated Advertising show readers just how far we’ve come since then.
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.