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Monday April 30, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 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! All are welcome.

APRIL'S BOOK: One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus

The story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday May 1, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Garmany Music Series: John Brighenti and Orice Jenkins Present the Songs of Nat King Cole     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Pianist, John Brighenti, and vocalist, Orice Jenkins, bring the songs of Nat King Cole to life in an entertaining and informative performance!

John Brighenti is a graduate of the Hartt College of Music where he studied both classical piano and music theory. After graduating, he enrolled at the Hartford Conservatory of Music to further pursue his musical studies. These studies included courses in big band arranging and jazz piano techniques. Brighenti next traveled to New York to study jazz improvisation with the world-renowned jazz pianist and composer, Lennie Tristano. Brighenti went on to tour the United States playing piano for the Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Jimmy Henderson in the late 1970s. Since then he has played with the Eddie Howard, Al Gentile, and Chic Chicetti Orchestras well as Paul Landerman's Group. His venues have included the 880 Club, the Hartford Club, Foxwoods, Cavey's and Carmen Anthony's and many more. John has also performed at the Hartford Public Library's popular Baby Grand Jazz Series.

Orice Jenkins, a Hartford native, is a singer, composer and bandleader. He recorded his first two CDs while simultaneously studying classical music at the Hartt College of Music, teaching at various schools in his hometown of Hartford, and working as musical director for numerous acts in the Northeast.

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.
Wednesday May 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Clinic     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-651-3539   
   

Farmington Valley Nursing Association FREE blood pressure clinic. No appointment necessary.

    Location: Main Library Cafe
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas Painting Class     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791 x212   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us for coffee and painting lessons with certified art teacher and accomplished artist Jane Maciel. This program is for adults.

TO REGISTER: Please contact Leah Farrell at lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org or 860-673-6791 x212. 

PLEASE NOTE: You may only register for 2 classes per season (seasons are Spring (March-April-May), Summer (June-July-Aug), Fall (Sep-Oct-Nov), Winter (Dec-Jan-Feb).

    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 3, 2018 Go To Top
school_graduate 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Director's College: The Amistad Uprising and Farmington, 1841     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

From March through November 1841, Farmington, Connecticut was home to the African Mendi captives who had rebelled and overtaken the slave-ship, La Amistad. Historical interpreter Kim A. Silva will shine a light on Farmington's surprising role in the aftermath of the uprising through theater, imagery, and American Sign Language.

Farmington 1841 - When the righteous abolitionist leaders plan to supervise Cinque and his Mende warriors, trouble ensues! Abolitionists apologize for their behavior yet again. John Pitkin Norton shivers under the suspicious gaze of the Cinque, known as The Black Prince. Twenty-one-year-old Charlotte Cowles is caring for the Amistad girl, Kagne, but she also has a crush on her favorite handsome eighteen-year-old Amistad hunk. When two of their men are missing after a day of repeated assaults, the Mende march to the rescue of their own and save the lives of their abolitionist friends. Alanson Freeman, a runaway slave, and his wife, Fanny run the boarding house on Main Street. As they provide meals and support to the Amistad Africans, the couple explains the confusing and contradictory manners and laws of Cinque’s ‘Merica.

Please register.


The Director’s College is an ongoing series at the Farmington Libraries, the aim of which is to present interesting and intellectual programs for our community. These events strive to cover a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, professorial lectures, performing arts events, travelogues, and topics of local interest.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 8, 2018 Go To Top
nat_poppy 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Change Your World from the Inside Out with Meditation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This program is part 1 of 2. You can attend one or both sessions, it's up to you! Please register for each session invidually.

One small change can make a big difference. This year can bring you that small change. By tapping into the power of meditation we can learn a powerful technique that is life changing. Join Clare Vidich, longtime meditator, for a workshop in which you can learn how to create that small change that can be life-altering. 

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.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 2
Monday May 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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! Whether you first found yourself drawn to teen books when the Hunger Games hit the big-screen or if you have been a lifelong fan, this 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. We meet monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7PM at the Farmington Main Library. A limited number of copies of each book on the list will be available for loan at the library, or bring your own! Refreshments will be provided.
 
MAY'S BOOK: The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
 
Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. While Maya is content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her world if torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar's wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire ... But Akaran has its own secrets - thousands of locked doors, gardens of glass, and a tree taht bears memories instead of fruit. Soon, Maya suspects her life is in danger. Yet who, besides her husband, can she trust? With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most ... including herself.
    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday May 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM ESL International Gathering     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Wyrebek   8604040290   Wyrebekl@fpsct.org
    Location: Community Room
 
nat_poppy 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Change Your World from the Inside Out with Meditation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This program is part 2 of 2. You can attend one or both sessions, it's up to you! Please register for each session invidually.

One small change can make a big difference. This year can bring you that small change. By tapping into the power of meditation we can learn a powerful technique that is life changing. Join Clare Vidich, longtime meditator, for a workshop in which you can learn how to create that small change that can be life-altering. 

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.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Blood Pressure Clinic     Tell a Friend
    Contact:    860-651-3539   
   

Farmington Valley Nursing Association FREE blood pressure clinic. No appointment necessary.

    Location: Main Library Cafe
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Farmington Junior Women's Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Charlene M. Baier   8604639792   calerbaier@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
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Monday May 21, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 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! All are welcome.

MAY'S BOOK: The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay

No stranger to the injustice of racial hatred, five-year-old Peekay learns the hard way the first secret of survival and self-preservation - the power of one. An encounter with amateur boxer Hoppie Groenewald inspires in Peekay a fiery ambition - to be welterweight champion of the world.

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday May 23, 2018 Go To Top
trans_van 7:30 AM  -  9:00 PM New York City, a La Carte! A Farmington Libraries Bus Trip     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join Director, Jay Johnston on this traditional visit to New York City! Shop, see the sights, enjoy fine dining, culture, and more! Wherever you look there is something to do, so don’t miss out!

ITINERARY

Pick Up  7:30 AM – Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive

Drop off Locations (take your pick!)  5th Avenue in the 80th streets, Rockefeller Center (30 Rockefeller Plaza), 42nd Street, Battery Park (FINAL DROP OFF)

Pick Up  6:30 PM – 52nd and 53rd on 7th Avenue across from the Sheraton Hotel (expect to arrive back at Library around 9:00 PM)

HOW TO SIGN UP

$43 Per Person

Visit the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive to reserve your seat. Check, cash, and credit are accepted. PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT. No refunds will be given for cancellations.

Thursday May 24, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Financially Fit! Estate Planning: Don't Make These Mistakes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Learn about Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Healthcare Representatives. You may think that drafting an estate plan is straightforward, but in reality, if you do it wrong, you are jeopardizing everything you have worked for. What is the difference between a Will and a Trust? Why won't a Will be sufficient by itself? Do you need a power of attorney and what should it say? What about health care directives? Should I add my children's names to my bank accounts? We will share real-life stories showing you the dangers of common estate planning mistakes such as using incorrect phrases in your documents or omitting important ones. We’ll also spend some time talking about the probate process.

Please register.

Attorney Brendan F. Daly is a Principal of Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate and disability planning and estate administration. Brendan has received the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. CELA attorneys have gone the extra mile to earn an in-depth working knowledge of the legal issues that impact the elderly. Brendan is one of only 13 CELAs in the State of Connecticut. He graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997 with academic distinction.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 30, 2018 Go To Top
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Director's College: Dolmens and Standing Rocks of New England     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of large and unusual megalithic structures deep in the forests of New England, New York and New Jersey. Join Geoffrey Whittum to explore the ways these standing rocks and dolmens may represent the work of ancient civilizations. While walking the woods of New England and Middle Atlantic states, presenter Geoffrey Whittum has been discovering and photographing many standing rocks  and dolmens.

Please register.


The Director’s College is an ongoing series at the Farmington Libraries, the aim of which is to present interesting and intellectual programs for our community. These events strive to cover a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, professorial lectures, performing arts events, travelogues, and topics of local interest.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 31, 2018 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Financially Fit! Long-term Care: Understanding Medicaid and Protecting Your Assets     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Connecticut has the second highest cost of long-term care in the nation. So, unless you are planning to leave the state, you need to protect yourself and your retirement assets from long-term care costs. Should you give your home to your children? How can you get assistance paying for a nursing home and home care? How can single individuals and married couples qualify for Medicaid benefits while protecting their children’s inheritances? What is the 5-year look back? How can you spend down? Is long-term care insurance a good idea? If you know the rules and plan ahead, you can still protect your hard-earned assets.

Please register.

Attorney Brendan F. Daly is a Principal of Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate and disability planning and estate administration. Brendan has received the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. CELA attorneys have gone the extra mile to earn an in-depth working knowledge of the legal issues that impact the elderly. Brendan is one of only 13 CELAs in the State of Connecticut. He graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 1997 with academic distinction.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday June 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday June 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Thursday June 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Art Show Reception: Spring Art Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-830-7279   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Community Room
Monday July 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday July 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday August 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Monday August 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Board Room 1
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Monday September 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Board Room 1
Monday October 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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! Whether you first found yourself drawn to teen books when the Hunger Games hit the big-screen or if you have been a lifelong fan, this 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. We meet monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7PM at the Farmington Main Library. A limited number of copies of each book on the list will be available for loan at the library, or bring your own! Refreshments will be provided.
 
OCTOBER'S BOOK: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
 
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
 
 
    Location: Board Room 1
Monday November 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Board Room 1
Monday December 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Board Room 1
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