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Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Highly Sensitive Children     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Is your child/Has your older child been:

  • Shy, “fussy”, fearful of new situations? 
  • A vivid dreamer, distressed by scary movies, and prone to hurt feelings? 
  • Showing thought beyond her/his years as well as a high level of compassion?

Your child may be a highly sensitive child/teen. Roughly 20% of the population is Highly Sensitive, which is an inborn trait that does not change throughout life. This program will help dispel the mystery behind the term “Highly Sensitive” and give parents and caretakers an insight into how young people with this nature operate in the world. It will also give guidance in helping them to thrive in a not so sensitive world.

Presenter Maura Harris is an educational therapist and learning strategist who has worked with many highly sensitive children, pre-teens, and teens for the past 15 years.  She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Saint Joseph in Special Education. She, herself, is a highly sensitive person and has studied this subject since that realization, which came in her teens. She has an educational therapy practice in West Hartford, SEA Educational Support, where she supports students socially, and emotionally, and academically during their school years.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
food_chili.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM POSTPONED - Terry Walters Presents Fermentation Basics: Cultivating Nutrition, Taste and Good Health     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO MAY 31.

Best-selling local author and clean eating guru Terry Walters will discuss the benefits of fermentation. The presentation will be followed by a demonstration and tasting of some delicious fermented foods.

Terry Walters is at the forefront of the clean eating lifestyle movement and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and passion to eat clean and live well. Her work inspires and empowers us to make positive changes for our health and the health of our environment. She is the author of two best-selling cookbooks, Clean Food and Clean Start. She is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist and recipient of the Nautilus Gold and Silver Book Awards. Of her first book, chef Mario Batali says: “Clean Food is the most exciting book based on fresh produce and simple recipes I have used in years.”

Terry is regularly featured on television and radio, in print and Internet media, and is the author of the popular blog Eat Clean Live Well. She works extensively as an educator, consultant, clean food chef and advocate for healthy change in the way we eat and live, and serves as Advisor to the Board of Directors for Urban Oaks Organic Farm. Terry is an avid runner, cyclist, skier and gardener—living what she teaches; doing the best she can to embrace good health for herself, her family, her community and the environment.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 4, 2017 Go To Top
med_red_cross 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Relationship Between Poor Posture and Pain     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Find out how poor posture can lead to many muscular-skeletal problems, including back pain, neck pain, and joint issues, and what you can do to improve it! Using the Gokhale Method, participants will learn about the laws of basic human architecture, the innate wisdom of primal posture, and a pain-free way to accomplish everyday tasks.

Presenter Linda Huntting Congdon has been a massage therapist and wellness instructor for 25 years. She specializes in using the Gokhale method to relieve back pain, neck pain, and joint issues.

Please register.

 

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
med_red_cross 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Forgetting Names and Keys? Is this Normal or Alzheimer’s?     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

We all have ‘senior’ moments.  At what point should we worry?  Come learn about brain health and changes associated with aging, Alzheimer’s and other dementias.  

A person living with Alzheimer’s and a specialist from the Alzheimer’s Resource Center will present this interactive workshop along with information on grant funded resources including memory screens, brain fitness classes, support groups, coaching and counseling services available to Farmington area residents through an Older Americans Act grant from the North Central Area Agency on Aging.

Stephani Shivers

Stephani Shivers has a diverse background in clinical practice, teaching, program development and administration. Her 25+ years of experience includes work throughout the US and internationally in higher education, non-profit, disability and community service organizations, and in healthcare as an occupational therapist. As the Director of Community Innovations she leads the Alzheimer’s Resource Center's development of new services and opportunities for people living with dementia at home, their families, and partners in life, community and care.

Stephani’s forte lies in coaching people to maximize their abilities, promote well-being and resilient living. She developed one of the first home based occupational therapy programs in the country specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease, and founded a multi-disciplinary association for dementia care therapists. Through federal and private grant funding, she is actively developing new programs and services in partnership with local organizations, providers and communities. Stephani is a certified Dementia Care Practitioner, Skills2Care© clinician, Eden at Home Associate, and LeadingAge National Leadership Academy Fellow who teaches nationally on topics related to dementia. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toledo Honors Program and her Masters of Education in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Springfield College.

Robert Savage

Bob Savage is an advocate and social change agent for people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. As a person living with the symptoms and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s since 2015, Bob is actively challenging social perceptions and stigmas. He is passionate to open new possibilities for people with Alzheimer’s and to promote early diagnosis. Bob is a founding member of a peer support and advocacy group comprised of people experiencing cognitive changes from dementia. He has also created a first of its kind, artistic event which highlights the “light” that can be found after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Bob has over 50 years of directing and developing new programs, 30+ as an employee of the State of Connecticut. His public and professional service leaves a legacy of hope for marginalized people who now access programs and treatment for HIV/AIDS, drug, alcohol and substance abuse, and frailty because of Bob’s life work. His instrumental role in the creation and management of the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery also has national and international impact through its realization as the gold standard program for community based recovery. Bob’s lived experience, passion for advocacy and professional experience uniquely qualifies him as a leader in the field of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Please register.

 

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 16, 2017 Go To Top
food_wineglass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Spring Art Show Opening Reception     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Community Room
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Lewis Walpole Lecture: The Land without Music: Satirizing Song in Eighteenth-Century England     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music pervaded public and private spaces in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England; yet, in 1904, German critic Oscar Adolf Hermann Schmitz, heightening long-standing aspersions, dismissed England as a “land without music.” This unflattering epithet pointed to England’s meager contributions to the western musical canon during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries—no English Gluck, Mozart, or Verdi; no English operatic or symphonic tradition that could rival those that flourished on the continent.  The English, critics like Schmitz suggested, were importers rather than producers—tasteless consumers and dilettantes rather than discerning, proficient practitioners.  This view did not originate with continental nationalists; in the eighteenth century the English often presented themselves as uniquely unmusical in print and in visual satire.  At once self-effacing and boastful, this representation asserted a national character too sensible, too chaste, too sober to permit the excesses of musical genius.  Bringing together satirical prints and documents pertaining to English music makers and listeners, this exhibition explores English attitudes toward music as lascivious, feminine, foreign, frivolous, and distinctly un-English.

Space is limited. Registration required.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be held at Yale's Lewis Walpole Library, located at 154 Main Street.

        There are 27 spaces available.
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Self-Publishing Know-how & Wall Street’s Curse with Stephen Cushman     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Calling all readers and writers!

Stephen Cushman is author Wall Street’s Curse is the fictional adventure of seven dysfunctional investors, all neighbors, who combine their love of beer and a fascination with the stock market to form an investment club . . . and who, through a secret deal, end up affecting the movements of the stock market and manipulating the economy by accurately predicting market crashes and rallies.

He will discuss his book, share insights and answer questions about his foray into self-publishing.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
school_graduate 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Director's College - Paleoanthropology 101: Primates, Fossils, and More     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join CCSU’s Dr. Thomas Rein to get a primer in primates, the fossil record, and more! See primates in action, examine fossils, and get a peek into the fascinating world of paleoanthropology.

Tom Rein is a biological anthropologist and assistant professor at Central Connecticut State University. He received his B.A. in anthropology from Columbia University in 2003. He then obtained his M.A. in anthropology from New York University in 2006 and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the same institution in 2010. He performed his postdoctoral work at the University of Tuebingen in Germany under the auspices of a Volkswagen Foundation Fellowship.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
food_chili.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Terry Walters Presents Fermentation Basics: Cultivating Nutrition, Taste and Good Health     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Best-selling local author and clean eating guru Terry Walters will discuss the benefits of fermentation. The presentation will be followed by a demonstration and tasting of some delicious fermented foods.

Terry Walters is at the forefront of the clean eating lifestyle movement and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and passion to eat clean and live well. Her work inspires and empowers us to make positive changes for our health and the health of our environment. She is the author of two best-selling cookbooks, Clean Food and Clean Start. She is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist and recipient of the Nautilus Gold and Silver Book Awards. Of her first book, chef Mario Batali says: “Clean Food is the most exciting book based on fresh produce and simple recipes I have used in years.”

Terry is regularly featured on television and radio, in print and Internet media, and is the author of the popular blog Eat Clean Live Well. She works extensively as an educator, consultant, clean food chef and advocate for healthy change in the way we eat and live, and serves as Advisor to the Board of Directors for Urban Oaks Organic Farm. Terry is an avid runner, cyclist, skier and gardener—living what she teaches; doing the best she can to embrace good health for herself, her family, her community and the environment.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
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