The new materials list for February is here! Click here to view the list and check out all the new books, DVDs, and Audiobooks we have!
Time Travel Series: 1910
Movie Night: Lady and the Tramp @ 6:00pm
Wednesday, March 12th (ages 4 and up!)
Registration as begun, call now to register or e-mail Ms. Jill
Go back in time to the early 1900's and watch the two classic pups! Enjoy a surprise snack!
KidsPlay Children’s Museum is a new destination for young children and is located in the heart of downtown Torrington! KidsPlay is a new and emerging museum with several fun, hands-on exhibits to play and interact with! The library is offering a pass for the museum which offers discounted admission!
KidsPlay is geared towards kids ages 1 to 10 and their favorite adults!
Library passes offer discounted admission to venues around CT. For a complete list of passes, click here!
Each month we'll bring you the best of what the Torrington Library team is reading! We'll give you the name of the team member, the book title and author, how many stars the team member awarded each title, and the Torrington Library call number. Click here for previous "From the Bookshelf of..." titles on our website!
Everyone's Favorite Sleuth...Flavia de Luce
Torrington librarians love Alan Bradley's popular Flavia de Luce series so much that we're dedicating one "From the Bookshelf of..." to Ms. Flavia! Don't forget that Alan's new Flavia book, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, is at the library and ready to be discovered!
Click "read more" to learn about each book!
Each month we'll bring you the best of what the Torrington Library team is reading! We'll give you the name of the team member, the book title and author, how many stars the team member awarded each title, and the Torrington Library call number.
This months titles include...
The Women's Room by Marilyn French
The Color of Light by Karen White
The Dinner by Herman Koch Fickoc
One Day by David Nicholls
Read more about each title by clicking "read more"!
Tesla’s Attic by Neil Shusterman and Eric Elfman
After their home burns down, fourteen-year-old Nick, his younger brother, and their father move into a ramshackle Victorian house they've inherited. When Nick opens the door to his attic room, he's hit in the head by a toaster. That's just the beginning of his weird experiences with the old junk stored up there. After getting rid of the odd antiques in a garage sale, Nick befriends some local kids-Mitch, Caitlin, and Vincent-and they discover that all of the objects have extraordinary properties. What's more, Nick figures out that the attic is a strange magnetic vortex, which attracts all sorts of trouble. It's as if the attic itself has an intelligence . . . and a purpose.
Storm by Donna Jo Napoli
A sixteen-year-old stowaway discovers her destiny on Noah’s ark in this riveting reimagining from award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli, available in time for the March 2014 major motion picture Noah.
The rain starts suddenly, hard and fast. After days of downpour, her family lost, Sebah takes shelter in a tree, eating pine cones and the raw meat of animals that float by. With each passing day, her companion, a boy named Aban, grows weaker. When their tree is struck by lightning, Sebah is tempted just to die in the flames rather than succumb to a slow, watery death. Instead, she and Aban build a raft. What they find on the stormy seas is beyond imagining: a gigantic ark. But Sebah does not know what she’ll find on board, and Aban is too weak to leave their raft.
Themes of family, loss, and ultimately, survival and love make for a timeless story. Donna Jo Napoli has imagined a new protagonist to tell the story of Noah and his ark. As rain batters the earth, Noah, his family, and hordes of animals wait out the storm, ready to carry out their duty of repopulating the earth. Hidden below deck…is Sebah.
Stop into the library today and check out our Blind Date with a Book display!
Picking a book to "date" is simple! Visit our display in the library. Browse through our book “personal ads” attached to each wrapped book, Select a potential reading match from our display. Take it home, unwrap it, read, and enjoy! If you don’t like the book, simply return it to the library—its feelings won’t be hurt!
Keep warm this winter and visit your library!
January's new materials list has arrived! Below is a sample of some new and exciting things we have at the library. Click here for a complete list!
Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield (Adult Fiction)
Catching the Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort (Adult Non-Fiction)
Hollows City by Ransom Riggs (Young Adult Fiction)
Stealing Magic by Marianne Malone (Juvennile Fiction
My Story by Elizabeth Smart (Audiobook)
The Conjuring (DVD)
Stop in and check out our new titles
What Does the Fox Say by Ylvis
Little Red Writing by Joan Holub
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner
The Bears Go to School by Kay Winters
Mr. Tiger Goes
It takes a town to raise literacy awareness! Join us as we work together as a community to promote positive family engagement through the love of a good book!
Titles available for check out:
Marley A Dog Like No Other by John Grogan
Marley Learns a Lesson by Caitlin Birch
Marley The Dog Who Ate My Homework by Caitlin Birch
Marley Goes to School by John Grogan
Trick or Treat, Marley! by John Grogan
Marley and the Kittens by John Grogan
Bad Dog, Marley by John Grogan
A Very Marley Christmas by John Grogan