Displayed February 1st - 28th
Use a tutorial from our FREE online resource, Creativebug, to create something spectacular and then submit it to the library for display during the month of February! For ages 18+.
A panel of guest judges will determine the most creative project. The winner will receive a $50.00 gift card to Joann Fabric!
Projects can include paper crafts, knitted items, crochet items, mixes media, sewing projects, masks, wreathes, clothing, hats, and so much more. No food items, though! That may get smelly by the end of February.
Submission form is available here!
Canvas and Christmas Cookies!
Thursday, December 20th at 6:00pm
$25.00 Registration fee per attendee. Limited to 15 people.
Join artist, Marc Stolfi, as he guides you through creating the perfect winter painting. Keep your finished canvas for yourself, or give it as a special holiday gift. Marc will provide the materials and cookies! You provide the talent!
Registration begins December 1st.
Holiday Gift Wrapping!
Thursday, December 13th from 4-7
Teen Advisory Board Fundraiser! Stop in with your Christmas gifts and have our teens wrap them for you! We are requesting a $1.00 donation per gift, and all proceeds will benefit teen programming! We will also have cookies and holiday music! Wrapping will take place in the Teen Room!
Historical Document Unveiling
This event has been POSTPONED and is no longer Thursday, December 6th at 6:30
The new date/time will be announced as soon as it is RESCHEDULED.
The library recently received a grant to preserve, scan, and display six historic documents. The documents include three letters written by John Brown, one letter written and signed by George Washington, one letter written and signed by General John Burgoyne, a Revolutionary War army discharge signed by George Washington, and more. This is a rare opportunity to see the original documents while we unveil the framing of the scanned documents, which will hang in the library. Learn more about these rare documents. Liberty Art and Framing owners, Marc and Laura Stolfi will talk a little about the preservation/framing process and library representatives will talk about the documents importance to the organization. Light refreshments and a hot chocolate bar will be part of the reception!
The project was made possible by the Lucia Tuttle Fritz Fund, a fund of Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.
Announcing: Torrington Library Receives Community Grant From Local Walmart for Teen Room Media Wall
Presented by Rick Spencer in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of 1918. At the 11th hour on the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918, the horror of the First World War was officially over. This musical program includes some of the most popular songs of the war along with a number of lesser known compositions, each of which give insight into the events and personalities of the conflict.
Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners
Congratulations to our pumpkin carving contest winners! We had 36 submissions and four overall winners! Thank you and we look forward to next years pumpkin carving contest!
To Your Good Health-Fall 2018
Depression… or Just a Case of the Winter Blues? With Jason Kersten, LCSW, Behavioral Health Coordinator
Thursday, October 25th at 6:00pm
Registration begins October 1st
Ever feel down, more tired, or just feel like things are a little harder especially as winter approaches? Find out why that is and what your body might be telling you. In this lecture, we will explore what happens when you have depression, even if it is just around the coldest times of the year. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.
Chiropractic in Layman’s Terms with Dr Kimberly Layman.
Thursday, November 8th at 6:00
Registration begins October 15th
Chiropractic and the art of the chiropractic adjustment has stood the test of time as a safe and effective method of healing. Join Dr. Layman as she dispels some myths about manual therapy, and learn about the old concepts of chiropractic in modern terms. Let her show you the way chiropractic works and how it is applicable to a wide range of ailments, and have all your questions answered!
BYOD and a Movie: Mary Shelley
Thursday, November 29th at 6:00pm
Register beginning November 1st.
MARY SHELLEY tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) - author of one of the world's most famous Gothic novels 'Frankenstein' - and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth.) In the midst of growing tension within their relationship during their stay at Lord Byron's (Tom Sturridge) house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all houseguests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created, which will loom large in popular culture for centuries to come, but society at the time puts little value in female authors. PG 13/121 Min.
Bring your own dinner and enjoy a movie! We'll set up the Community Room with chairs and tables for you to enjoy your dinner with friends. You can bring everything from pizza, to grinders, to sushi!
BYOD and a Movie: RBG
Thursday, October 25th at 6:00pm
RBG- An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women. Rated PG 13 Bring your own dinner and enjoy a movie! We'll set up the Community Room with chairs and tables for you to enjoy your dinner with friends. You can bring everything from pizza, to grinders, to sushi!
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.