EARS Pet Information
Special presentation on Thursday, June 12th at 6:30!
The Connecticut Emergency Animal Response Service (EARS) is proud to present this program focused on emergencies and disasters that involve your pets. Would you know where to go if you had to evacuate with your animals? Do you have a pet emergency kit in your house? Are you aware of the types of dangers most likely to strike our state? Join us for an evening of information, answers, and handouts to help you get started with making sure you and your furry family members are ready, and meet "Coyote" the EARS K9 Ambassador, a shelter dog who is on his way to becoming a search and rescue dog, proving just how much animals from shelters can do!
As much as we love you pups and kittens, we ask that you please leave your four-legged pets at home for the evening. Thank you!
Registration begins June 1st. Call 860.489.6684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Join Rick Spencer on Thursday, June 5th at 6:30 as he regales us with songs of those outlaws, villains, and rogues we all love to hate! Entertaining, informational, and overall a jolly-good-time, Rick is sure to entertain and bring out the outlaw in us all!
Registration begins May 15th. To register,call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at email@example.com.
Join us for our Summer Reading Kick-Off with the Torrington Titans event happening Friday, May 30th from 4:00-5:30pm at Fuessenich Park!
Hear a cool story, play ball with the Titans, and register EARLY for summer reading! If it rains, the event will be held at the Armory.
This program is for kids and teens up to age 17!
Parents must accompany children.
Register today by calling the library at 860-489-6684
Great Chicago Fire Lecture
Did the O’Leary cow really start the fire that destroyed over 3.3 miles of Chicago and killed hundreds of people on October 8, 1871? Or was it a tall tale told by a headline seeking reporter? Learn all about that Great Chicago Fire on Thursday, May 29th at 6:30 and put into perspective the blaze that that burned for days.
To register, please call the library at 860.489.6684 or email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Civil War Photography Program
Join us for Picturing the Civil War: Prints and Photographs by Connecticut Printmakers and Photographers Presented by the Connecticut Historical Society on Thursday, May 22nd at 6:30pm.
Did you ever wonder about how people on the home front visualized what was happening on the battle fields of the Civil War? Nancy Finlay, Curator of Graphics at CHS, will share contemporary prints and photographs of the conflict produced right here in Connecticut. These include stirring battle scenes and moving portraits of individual soldiers drawn from the extensive collections of CHS.
Register by calling 860.489.6684 or emailing Jessica at email@example.com
Spy Ring: A New Interactive Event!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.