The Manners of Downton Abbey (60 Minutes)
Thursday, August 6th at 6:30 / Registration begins July 15th
This one-hour documentary features revealing interviews with leading cast members, including Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle, Sophie McShera and others. Discover the secrets of how the aristocratic set dined and dressed, how they married and made money, how they interacted with the servants, and above all why they behaved as they did. Illustrated with memorable moments from Downton Abbey, the program is a treat for fans and anyone fascinated with the customs of early 1900s Britain.
The Poisoner’s Handbook (120 Minutes)
Thursday, August 13th at 6:00pm / Registration begins July 15th
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morphine in everyday products. The pace of industrial innovation increased, but the scientific knowledge to detect and prevent crimes committed with these materials lagged behind until 1918. New York City's first scientifically trained medical examiner, Charles Norris, and his chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, turned forensic chemistry into a formidable science and set the standards for the rest of the country.
Tales From the Royal Bedchamber (60 Minutes)
Thursday, August 20th at 6:30 / Registration begins August 1st
Host Lucy Worsley gets into bed with Britain’s past monarchs to uncover the secrets and history of the royal bedchamber. She explores the royal bedchamber's role in the public sphere.
The Day the 60s Died (60 Minutes)
Thursday, August 27th at 6:30 / Registration begins August 1st
On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon shocked the nation when he announced that U.S. troops were invading Cambodia. At college campuses across the country, masses of students took to the streets in protest. Five days later, four Kent State students would be shot dead by National Guardsmen. The mayhem that followed has been called the most divisive moment in American history since the Civil War.
Celebrate National Library week with coffee, donuts, and a free movie on Thursday, April 16th at 6:00pm.
Into the Woods
As the result of the curse of a once-beautiful witch (Meryl Streep), a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) are childless. Three days before the rise of a blue moon, they venture into the forest to find the ingredients that will reverse the spell and restore the witch's beauty: a milk-white cow, hair as yellow as corn, a blood-red cape, and a slipper of gold. During their journey, they meet Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack, each one on a quest to fulfill a wish.
Running Time: 124 minutes Rated PG
Register online beginning April 1st!
BYOD and a Movie: If I Stay
Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00pm
Registration begins March 15th
Running Time: 106 minutes. Rated PG 13
Bring your own dinner to the library and enjoy a FREE movie! On a day that started like any other, Mia (Moretz) had everything: a loving family, an adoring boyfriend, and a bright future full of music. Suddenly, a family drive on a snowy day changes everything. In an instant, almost all of that is taken from her. Caught between life and death, Mia spends one critical day contemplating a future that is now more unknowable than ever.
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BYOD and a Movie! Bring your own dinner to the library and enjoy a FREE movie! We will have tables and chairs set-up just like an old fashioned dinner theater! We will also have popcorn and beverages available! You can bring anything from a sandwich, to sushi, to a take-out meal from your favorite restaurant! We encourage you to bring friends along and have night-on-the town!
Into the Storm
Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm
In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Told through the eyes and lenses of professional storm chasers, thrill-seeking amateurs, and courageous townspeople, Into the Storm throws you directly into the eye of the storm to experience Mother Nature at her most extreme.
Registration is required for each film. Registration begins February 16th. To register call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at email@example.com Running Time: 87 Minutes. Rated PG 13.
We will have tables and chairs set-up just like an old fashioned dinner theater! We will also have popcorn and beverages available! You can bring anything from a sandwich, to sushi, to a take-out meal from your favorite restaurant! We encourage you to bring friends along and have night-on-the town!
February's movie is Maleficent on Thursday, February 5th at 6:00pm!
Robert Stromberg's Maleficent stars Angelina Jolie stars as the title character, who, as a teenager, is a powerful and respected winged fairy helping to rule a magical land full of strange creatures. Her homeland borders a country that is populated by humans and run by the cruel King Henry (Kenneth Cranham). One day, Henry's son Stefan (Jackson Bews) traipses into the fairy's land and meets Maleficent, causing the two crazy teens to fall into forbidden love. Year later, Henry seeks to take over the magical land next to his kingdom, but is thwarted in battle by Maleficent. He demands revenge, and eventually his now-grown son Stefan (played as an adult by Sharlto Copley) succeeds by betraying the fairy and clipping her wings. In response, an infuriated Maleficent swears revenge on Stefan; she gets her chance when the prince becomes king and has his first child, a daughter named Aurora (Elle Fanning) -- as Sleeping Beauty fans will remember, Maleficent curses her to fall into a death-like sleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday.
This movie gets 5 out 5 stars by Torrington Library team members! It's a must see!
To register call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org Running Time: 1 Hours and 37 Minutes. Rated PG.
Bring your own dinner (BYOD) to the library and enjoy a FREE movie!
We will have tables and chairs set-up just like an old fashioned dinner theater! We will also have popcorn and beverages available! You can bring anything from a sandwich, to sushi, to a take-out meal from your favorite restaurant!
We encourage you to bring friends along and have a night on the town!
Jersey Boys (Rated R)
Thursday, January 8th at 6:00pm / Registration begins Dec. 15th
Running Time: 134 Minutes
(Rated R / 18 & older admitted only with a guardian present)
Maleficent (Rated PG)
Thursday, February 5th at 6:00pm / Registration begins Jan. 15th
Running Time: 97 Minutes
Into the Storm (Rated PG 13)
Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm / Registration begins Feb. 16th
Running Time: 87 Minutes
If I Stay (Rated PG 13)
Thursday, April 2nd at 6:00pm / Registration begins March 15th
Running Time: 106 Minutes
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.