Did you ever wonder what to do with old books you no longer want and can't donate? Join us on Thursday, March 19th at 6:00pm as we get crafty with those old titles and turn them into wonderful pieces of art! This is a hand-on craft night for teens or adults. The library will provide all the supplies.
Registration is limited to 15 people. Registration begins March 1st. To register, call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 1st — 28th / Ages Pre-K through Grade 6
We need your help to fill up our gooey, cheesy pizza with delicious toppings! Here’s what we need from you:
· Read your favorite books from the Torrington Library this February!
· Keep a log of the title, author and number of pages in each book on the back of this sheet.
· Every so often bring your log to the library (we recommend visiting the library with your log after every 100 pages read).
· For every 100 pages read, you will receive a “pizza topping”. Write your name on the topping and stick it to our extra large pizza near the Main Desk. The goal is to fill the pizza with toppings by reading thousands of pages this winter!
· Turn in your completed log by February 28th.
Whoever has the most “pizza toppings” will win a Pizza Party with Miss Jill and Miss Jeni! The Pizza Party will be on a day convenient for the winner, Miss Jill and Miss Jeni. The winner can bring three guests to their special Pizza Party!
Print a reading log by clicking here, or visit the Torrington Library!
All participants must read age appropriate books from the Torrington Library collection.
Join us for a Falun Dafa for Body, Mind and Spirit Practice Meditation workshop on Thursday, January 22 at 6:30pm.
Registration begins January 2nd Dress code: comfortable exercise cloths, bring a mat for the sitting meditation.
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong is an ancient Chinese cultivation practice for the mind, body and spirit. It follows the universal principles of truthfulness, benevolence, and tolerance. It consists of five sets of gentle movements and meditation. Millions of people around the world practice Falun Dafa and had improved their physical and mental health. The workshop will include a slide presentation introducing Falun Dafa and teaching of the five sets of movements and meditation.
To register, please contact the library at 860-489-6684 or email Jessica at email@example.com
Join Miss Jill, Miss Jeni, and Miss Jessica as we prep the young'ens for the Vintage Baseball Game held at Fuessenich Park on Sunday, August 3rd at 5:00pm
Presented by the Torrington Historical Society; Torrington Parks and Rec; and Torrington Municipal Historian, Ken Buckbee!
From 5:00-6:00pm the Library team will:
--Read about some pesky bats at the baseball field!
--Hold a wiffle ball toss, a three legged race, and pin the ball on
-- Have a "ball" with some crafty baseball activities!
Library activities recommended for ages 3 and up! All Library activities are free with the admission to the game!
To learn more about this family-friendly event, please click, "read more" below!
Join Maltose Express as they explain the process of Home Beer Brewing on Thursday, July 24th at 6:30pm!
Maltose Express in Monroe, Connecticut sells beer making and wine making ingredients, equipment and supplies for brewing beer and making wine at home. This is a great even for all brewing-enthusiast. Just remember, samples will be available, so you MUST be 21 and over to attend.
We will require and be checking a valid IDs upon entering the event. No ID, no admittance!
To register, please contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860.489.6684
In the midst of the American Revolution, a small group of patriots secretly formed a spy ring under the direct orders of General George Washington. This group, known as the Culper Spy Ring, would ultimately change the course of the American Revolution.
The Culper’s carried intelligence and secret letters from Setauket, Long Island to Fairfield, Connecticut and the eventually to George Washington. For close to five years, the ring worked under the cover of darkness and danger so that America could be a free nation. Now it’s your turn! Based off Alexander Rose’s book, Washington’s Spies, and the new AMC smash hit, Turn, you can become a Revolutionary War Spy.
During this one-of-a-kind event, you and your secret spy ring will try to successfully inform General Washington of the Crown’s plan to ambush newly arrived French aide in Rhode Island. By using ciphers, coded letters, invisible ink and more, you must reach Washington in time!
During the event you will have an opportunity to view the Library's collection of Revolutionary War items, learn about the Revolutionary War through interesting and interactive displays, and experience old New England style refreshments and atmosphere.
This is a must-attend event for anyone who loves history and a classic New England Fall!
The program takes place on Friday, October 3rd at 7:00pm. Registration begins September 1st. You may register as a group (your own Spy Ring) or individually! This program is intended for ages 13 and older. To register, call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at email@example.com
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.