Documenting the Dead with Dustin Pari
Join "Ghost Hunters" cast member, Dustin Pari on Friday, September 30th at 7:00pm as he presents Documenting the Dead!
Self-proclaimed “paranormal rock star” Dustin Pari, best known for his investigative work on the shows “Ghost Hunters,” “Ghost Hunter’s International,” and “Destination Truth,” will enthrall you with a brief history of spiritualism (séances, spirit photography and Ouija boards) followed by an explanation of the three different types of spiritual entities in the unseen world: residual, intelligent, and the most frightening, inhuman.
This event is FREE and open to everyone. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please call 860-489-6684 to reserve your seat(s) today! Or click here to register online!
Witches in Connecticut
Join us on September 8th at 6:30 for Witches in Connecticut, presented by the Connecticut Historical Society.
The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence. Registration begins August 15th.
Program will be held at Coe Park Memorial Civic Center. Co-sponsored by Torrington Parks and Recreation! The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-4896684 or visit our website.
Join us as we explore The Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street on Thursday, September 15th at 6:30. Registration begins September 1st.
Join author, William J. Hall as he discusses the Birdgeport poltergeist, a true and terifying story that is the subject of his books, "The World's Most Haunted House: The True Story of the Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street."
In this unprecedented program, the story of the 1974 Bridgeport, Connecticut poltergeist is at last revealed. A crowd of more than 2,000 onlookers gathered. National media reported jumping furniture, floating refrigerators, and attacking entities. Decades after the publicity quieted, more than 40 hours of never-before released interviews with police officers, firefighters, and others tell the story as it actually unfolded:
Relive the experience, the terror, the rampant emotions, and the explainable events that took place in that house as they happened.
Return to 1974 and feel the Lindley Street experience from the inside. Find out why it is deemed the haunting that should have brought the paranormal into mainstream science.
Ages 16+ only.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call the library at 860-4896684 or visit our website.
The Perfect Crime: PBS Film
Join us on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 for the PBS Film, The Perfect Crime!
The shocking story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, two wealthy college students who murdered a 14-year-old boy in 1924 to prove they were smart enough to get away with it. Their trial, with famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow and Cook County Prosecutor Robert Crowe debating the death penalty and scores of commentators weighing in from the sidelines, set off a national debate about morality and capital punishment. Running Time: 60 Minutes.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.