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Tuesday December 11, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Are you a little less Y and a little more A, but can’t get enough of YA books?

It’s ok, no really, it’s okay. This book group is for you! Funny, heart-wrenching, time-traveling, world-bending, stereotype shattering YA books have been making a mark on society for decades and it’s time for us adults who love them to stop hiding in the shadows. Led by Laura Horn, Assistant Library Director.

This month's book is Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday December 12, 2018 Go To Top
objects_easel.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas: Paint What You Like!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791 x212   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Drop in and paint what you like while enjoying friends, relaxing music, and coffee! 

While our teacher is on hiatus, Coffee & Canvas will continue as a drop-in, paint-what-you-like program. We will provide brushes, paints, easels, and more. We'll even clean up after you! Canvases and other paintable objects will be in short supply, so we strongly recommend you bring your own. 

 Please note: This program is for adults.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
food_wine_cheese.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Reception: Winter Gallery Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

    Location: Community Room
Monday December 17, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Farmington Reads Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ford   860-673-6791   cford@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Hidden gems from our collection, chosen just for you by our staff! Join us to discuss, share, and laugh. Titles will include a mix of fiction and non-fiction. A limited number of copies of each book on the list will be available for loan at the library, or bring your own! Led by Caroline Ford, Director of Lending & Collection Management.

This month's book is The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday December 19, 2018 Go To Top
med_heart_health.png 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-651-3539   
   

Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association FREE blood pressure clinic every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

No appointment necessary.

    Location: Main Library Cafe
Wednesday January 2, 2019 Go To Top
med_heart_health.png 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-651-3539   
   

Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association FREE blood pressure clinic every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

No appointment necessary.

    Location: Main Library Cafe
Tuesday January 8, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Are you a little less Y and a little more A, but can’t get enough of YA books?

It’s ok, no really, it’s okay. This book group is for you! Funny, heart-wrenching, time-traveling, world-bending, stereotype shattering YA books have been making a mark on society for decades and it’s time for us adults who love them to stop hiding in the shadows. Led by Laura Horn, Assistant Library Director.

This month's book is Railsea by China Mieville. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday January 9, 2019 Go To Top
objects_easel.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas: Paint What You Like!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791 x212   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Drop in and paint what you like while enjoying friends, relaxing music, and coffee! 

While our teacher is on hiatus, Coffee & Canvas will continue as a drop-in, paint-what-you-like program. We will provide brushes, paints, easels, and more. We'll even clean up after you! Canvases and other paintable objects will be in short supply, so we strongly recommend you bring your own. 

 Please note: This program is for adults.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are 17 spaces available.
Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
med_heart_health.png 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-651-3539   
   

Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association FREE blood pressure clinic every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

No appointment necessary.

    Location: Main Library Cafe
Tuesday January 22, 2019 Go To Top
nat_chemistry_flask.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Scents & Sensibility: Sniffing through Our Stinky Past and Making Herbal Reed Diffusers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us for a whiff of the past, and create your own great-smelling herbal reed diffuser! 

Enjoy historical tidbits such as:

  • King Henry VIII had a festering leg wound that could be smelled from three rooms away
  • By the 1890s, there were approximately 300,000 horses and 1,000 tons of poop a day in London streets
  • During the eighteenth century, women shaved off their eyebrows and replaced them with false ones made from mouse fur
  • Baldness was “cured” by combining chicken droppings with potassium salts, and spreading it on balding areas

Next, learn about the medicinal benefits of various herbs and essential oils – including:

  • Cinnamon can help regulate blood sugar for diabetics
  • The Doctrine of Signatures tells us that eucalyptus cleanses “swampy” areas of the body, just as it cleanses malarial swamps
  • Rosemary has been recognized as a memory tonic since the ancient Egyptians, and is currently being studied for use in Alzheimer’s

Finally, create your own 8-ounce Herbal Reed Diffuser based on your preference/needs.

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


When a zany teacher and sage herbalist join forces, they create Grounded Goodwife. Velya’s gregarious personality and Ehris’ grounded energy enable this mother/daughter team to connect with audiences. Funny and frank, the duo believe in taking inner responsibility for one’s wellness, and share their “recipe” for wholeness through workshops, presentations, and seminars.

    Location: Community Room
        There are 16 spaces available.
Thursday January 24, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_ghost.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Ghost and Legends with Jeff Bellanger     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Prepare to explore the unexplained with Jeff Belanger—one of New England’s foremost storytellers and researchers of folklore and legends. 

“Ghosts and Legends” presents highlights from his own adventures, his research from his books, podcast, and the television programs he’s worked on, plus great stories of the unusual and the haunted. Belanger’s program will delve into the reasons behind the legends

He’s the award-winning, Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books on the unexplained (published in six languages). He also hosts the popular New England Legends weekly podcast.

Belanger is a noted speaker and media personality who has lectured at libraries, universities, corporations, MENSA’s national conference, and has given a prestigious TEDx talk in New York City. Belanger has written for newspapers like The Boston Globe and USA Today and is the series writer and researcher for Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. He's been a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs.

This will be a night you won’t forget!

PLEASE REGISTER

*snow date January 29th*

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday January 28, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Farmington Reads Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ford   860-673-6791   cford@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Hidden gems from our collection, chosen just for you by our staff! Join us to discuss, share, and laugh. Titles will include a mix of fiction and non-fiction. A limited number of copies of each book on the list will be available for loan at the library, or bring your own! Led by Caroline Ford, Director of Lending & Collection Management.

This month's book is Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
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Tuesday February 5, 2019 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Filling Our Hearts with Love Through Meditation (2-part series)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Prepare for spring by opening your heart and mind!

Join longtime meditator Clare Vidich as she offers these engaging workshops on how to use the meditation practice to transform the heart. She will explore how to incorporate more love and peace in your life, which can have a profound transformation on your overall wellbeing. These session will be devoted to integrating these practices into your daily life. Participants will learn to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, better work and home environments and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. No experience necessary.

PLEASE REGISTER: Register for one or both sessions! Session Two (2/12)


Clare Vidich is the Director of Kirpal Meditation Center and serves on the Integrative Health Committee at Windham Hospital. She is a Montessori teacher who offers meditation classes in adult education, college, high schools & preschools. Clare was a speaker at the Global Conference on Mysticism in 2007 and 2009 in Delhi, India.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday February 6, 2019 Go To Top
med_heart_health.png 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-651-3539   
   

Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association FREE blood pressure clinic every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

No appointment necessary.

    Location: Main Library Cafe
Tuesday February 12, 2019 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Filling Our Hearts with Love Through Meditation (2-part series)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Prepare for spring by opening your heart and mind!

Join longtime meditator Clare Vidich as she offers these engaging workshops on how to use the meditation practice to transform the heart. She will explore how to incorporate more love and peace in your life, which can have a profound transformation on your overall wellbeing. These session will be devoted to integrating these practices into your daily life. Participants will learn to let go of anger, fear and worry in order to create more harmonious relationships, better work and home environments and experience a deep sense of personal peace and love. No experience necessary.

PLEASE REGISTER: Register for one or both sessions! Session One (2/5)


Clare Vidich is the Director of Kirpal Meditation Center and serves on the Integrative Health Committee at Windham Hospital. She is a Montessori teacher who offers meditation classes in adult education, college, high schools & preschools. Clare was a speaker at the Global Conference on Mysticism in 2007 and 2009 in Delhi, India.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Are you a little less Y and a little more A, but can’t get enough of YA books?

It’s ok, no really, it’s okay. This book group is for you! Funny, heart-wrenching, time-traveling, world-bending, stereotype shattering YA books have been making a mark on society for decades and it’s time for us adults who love them to stop hiding in the shadows. Led by Laura Horn, Assistant Library Director.

This month's book is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday February 13, 2019 Go To Top
objects_easel.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas: Paint What You Like!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791 x212   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Drop in and paint what you like while enjoying friends, relaxing music, and coffee! 

While our teacher is on hiatus, Coffee & Canvas will continue as a drop-in, paint-what-you-like program. We will provide brushes, paints, easels, and more. We'll even clean up after you! Canvases and other paintable objects will be in short supply, so we strongly recommend you bring your own. 

 Please note: This program is for adults.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday February 20, 2019 Go To Top
med_heart_health.png 9:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Blood Pressure Clinic     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-651-3539   
   

Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association FREE blood pressure clinic every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

No appointment necessary.

    Location: Main Library Cafe
Saturday February 23, 2019 Go To Top
anim_starfish.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mystic Aquarium Comes to Farmington: The Touch Tank Experience     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The Mystic Aquarium return with their traveling touch tank, but this time it's for the adults!

Experience the same class presentations as those at Mystic Aquarium but closer to home! Don't miss this unique hands-on opportunity. Learn about and get up-close-and-personal with live marine invertebrates like include crabs, lobsters, snails and other shellfish.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is intended for teens and adults ages 16 & up.

PLEASE REGISTER


The mission of Mystic Aquarium, located in Mystic, CT, is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday February 25, 2019 Go To Top
lib_book_open.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Farmington Reads Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ford   860-673-6791   cford@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Hidden gems from our collection, chosen just for you by our staff! Join us to discuss, share, and laugh. Titles will include a mix of fiction and non-fiction. A limited number of copies of each book on the list will be available for loan at the library, or bring your own! Led by Caroline Ford, Director of Lending & Collection Management.

This month's book is Three Junes by Julia Glass. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Sunday March 24, 2019 Go To Top
holiday_shamrock.png 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Garmany Music Series: The Kerry Boys     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The Kerry Boys make their triumphant return to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

The Kerry Boys are Connecticut’s favorite Irish balladeers and have been performing together for over 27 years, dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to New York. Their humorous, high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish with their wide collection of traditional and original Irish/Celtic songs.

PLEASE REGISTER


This event is made possible by Richard P. Garmany through a grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The Farmington Libraries will be hosting a variety of performances throughout the year as part of the Richard P. Garmany Music Series.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Friday April 5, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   
    Location: Community Room
Saturday April 6, 2019 Go To Top
lib_books.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   
    Location: Community Room
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