Join us for a special viewing of the History Channel's The Men Who Built America!
Series Description: John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the 50 most formative years this country has ever known. From the Civil War to the Great Depression and World War I, they led the way. Using state of the art computer generated imagery that incorporates 12 million historical negatives, many made available for the first time by the Library of Congress, this series will bring back to life the world they knew and the one they created. The event series will show how these men took a failed experiment in democracy and created the greatest superpower the world has ever seen. We see how their historic achievements came to create the America of today.
To register for one or all of the showings, please call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at email@example.com
Thursday, November 13th at 6:00pm: A New War Begins and Oil Strike
2hr running time.
Thursday, November 21st at 6:00pm: A Rivalry is Born and Blood is Spilled!
2hr running time.
Thursday, December 4th at 6:00pm: A New Rival Emerges and Owning it All!
2 Hour running time
Thursday, December 11th at 6:00pm: Taking the White House and The New Machine.
2 hour running time.
Join us for a Ghostly Photography Lecture on Thursday, October 9th at 6:30!
Julie is a paranormal investigator, who is primarily a photographer. With the hope of capturing more evidence for the existence of the spirit world, she has visited locations reported to be haunted. This has led to many intense personal experiences--so she has many spooky and frightful stories to tell. Listen to Julie as she shares her stories and experiences with you! They are real ghost stories you can see with your own eyes! You can purchase Julie's book: Ghostly Photographs: Ghost Stories You Can See With Your Own Eyes at the event for $25.00.
To learn more, visit http://www.ghostlyphotographs.com/ Registration begins September 15th. To register, call 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Rita Parisi on Thursday, September 25th at 6:30 for theatrical story-telling presentations of supernatural stories by woman authors from the 19th and 20th century. All are done by spooky candle light to better set the stage for these frightful tales!
Register beginning September 1st by calling 860.489.6684 or emailing Jessica at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!