Women and girls ages 13+ are welcome to join us for the this fun-filled girls night on Thursday, September 4th from 6:00-7:30!
We’ll have girly craft stations where you can create your own jewelry, scrapbook, paint your own hand-held fans, and more. We’ll also have plenty of snacks and time to chat and bond! Registration is limited!
Registration begins August 15th. To register, call 860-489-6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on Thursday, August 28th as we celebrate the end of summer on the front lawn of the library!
We’ll have live music, kid’s events, ice cream and much more! This is a drop-in event and no registration is necessary! It's perfect for the whole family!
A three-part series on the world’s most famous literary couples.
Join us this August as we explore the chemistry behind three very popular and famous literary duos. Some sizzled and some fizzled. We’ll explore how these couples inspired one another; loved one another; and left us with lasting works that still radiate heat for a modern-day reader. We encourage everyone who attends to bring a brown-bagged lunch. We will provide light refreshments.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning
Friday, August 1st at 12:00pm
It started with a simple letter of admiration from Robert to Elizabeth-- he told her how much he adored her poetry. From there, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning would begin one of the most famous courtships in literary history.
Mary Shelly and Percy Shelley
Friday, August 8th at 12:00pm
This famous Romantic poet and this famous Gothic novelist created a lasting body of work throughout their time together. Percy tragically drowned only six short years into their marriage. Their relationship is one of remembrance and also controversy and tragedy.
Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
Friday, August 22nd at 12:00pm
Perhaps one the most famous modern literary couples, these two poet's tragic romance would be anything but smooth sailing. Having unparallelled passion and talent, Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes were a power-house couple that took the literary world by storm. Unfortunately, their demise led to the suicide of Plath and the blaming of Hughes. Learn about this tragic, yet fascinating couple.
Register for all three (or just one event) beginning July 15th, To register, call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica.
Join us on Thursday, July 31st as Maggie Carchrie presents traditional music and dance of the Scottish Highlands. Maggie Carchrie is the 1995 winner of the US Gaelic Mod in Gaelic sing.
The event will also feature world-class bagpiper Thomas Leigh and a highland dancer. Maggie will present songs in English, Scottish, and Gaelic in an informative and entertaining manor accompanied by guitar or world percussion!
Registration begins July 1st. Please call the library at 860-489-6684 or email email@example.com to register!
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
Join us as John Hartman performers a musical history lesson in It's All About the 50s on Thursday, July 17th at 6:30pm!
This program takes up past the war years and into the American boom of the 1950s! Performers like Patsy Cline, Ray Charles, Dean Martin, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Nat King Cole, Hank Williams, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Arthur Godfrey, Frank Sinatra, The Kingston Trio and more are all remembered in this entertaining, informative and humorous show by Big John.
Register beginning July 1st by calling 860.489.6684 or email email@example.com
June 19th from 6:30-7:00pm
Children ages 3-6
Registration has begun
Feel free to wear your jammies and bring along a stuffed animal friend. There will be stories, a craft, and a game!