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Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_rocks1 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Befriending Your Inner Critic: How Mindful Self-Compassion Practice Can Heal     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Angela Mazur and Theresa Nygren return to guide participants through a number of mindful self-compassion meditations. This will be an hour-long immersion into mindful self-compassion meditation practice. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. No experience necessary.

Presented by Angela Mazur, LCSW, LLC, and Theresa Nygren, LCSW. For more information on their groups and the practice of mindful self-compassion, visit their website: www.mindfulselfcompassionateway.com.

Space is limited. Registration required.

    Location: Community Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
Wednesday October 25, 2017 Go To Top
food_apple 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Clean Food with Terry Walters: Nutrition and Nourishment For The Holidays     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us in welcoming back friend and best-selling cookbook author, Terry Walters. Terry will talk to us about the important (and difference between) nourishment and nutrition, and will also share some of her favorite clean food holiday gift ideas so you can give the gift of good health this holiday season. Demonstration and tasting included!

Please register.

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.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday October 26, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Lennon/McCartney Dynamic     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Few songwriting teams are as well respected as the duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz returns for this multimedia presentation will compare and contrast their songwriting over the course of The Beatles' career.

America's only professional Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz won a research grant through the University of Hartford in November 2011 to study the band and has the authored three books on the subject.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday November 1, 2017 Go To Top
office_dollarsign 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Free Resources to Grow Your Business     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jay Johnston   860-673-6791   
   

Join Farmington's Economic Development Department to learn how you can access and use A to Z databases through the Libraries to support and grow your business! A to Z Databases are the ultimate tool for business and consumer research, trusted by over 1,200 libraries, government agencies, and non-profits. Uses include:

  • Business research
  • Proposal writing resources
  • Find a person or executive
  • Keep abreast of new businesses
  • Finding job resources
  • Community outreach
  • Reports for investors
  • ...and so much more!

Please register HERE.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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

Space is limited. Registration required.

This program is for adults.

 

    Location: Community Room
   
 
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-67910   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Justin Brooks, Doctoral Candidate in History, Yale University, will speak on the the Lewis Walpole Library’s exhibition “Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole.” The exhibition, which looks at aspects of the global British Empire in the long eighteenth century, takes full advantage of the diverse range of archival resources held by the Library and which Mr. Brooks co-curated, including manuscripts, printed texts, graphic images, and objects. Interrelated themes include political economy, diplomacy, indigeneity, and slavery. The talk, exhibition, and other related programs celebrate the broad pre-disciplinary collecting activities of Horace Walpole (1717-1797) and W.S. Lewis (1895-1979) and will explore how current multi-disciplinary methodologies invite creative research in the Library’s archival collections. Mr. Brooks’s talk is offered as part of a year’s worth of events celebrating the 300th anniversary of Horace Walpole’s birth.

This Lewis Walpole Library lecture is held in partnership with the Farmington Libraries.

Space is limited. Registration required.

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

    Location: Lewis Walpole Library
        There are 31 spaces available.
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Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
ent_note 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM 100th Anniversary Platinum Concert and Reception Featuring the Eric Bascom Trio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us to close out our 100th Anniversary year with great friends and great music!

The Eric Bascom Trio are a longtime fixture of the Pioneer Valley music scene. They have appeared in a variety of performances that have included being the "house band" at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for Induction Weekend for more than twenty years; appeared in concert and performed with folk artists Livingston Taylor, Tom Rusk, and others; international jazz artists, Max Roach, Avery Sharpe, Jeff Holmes, Genevieve Rose, Attilla Zoller, and others; they have appeared at many of the important events and gala celebrations including the late Massachusetts Senator, Edward Brooke, Congressman Richard Neal, and other politicians; the re-opening of the recently renovated Union Station Transportation Center in Springfield, MA, and many other building dedications and corporate events; as well as too many jazz festivals to list and public and private performances throughout New England. This performance will feature guest vocalist Ethel Lee!

Featuring:

Eric Bascom, leader, guitar,  vocalist, composer and arranger

Ted Levine, saxophone and flute

Jason Schwartz, bass violin

Ethel Lee, vocalist 

A short reception with light refreshments will follow.


2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Farmington Libraries. Celebrations for all ages will be held throughout the year. This will include concerts featuring music from different eras, a celebratory dinner, time capsule, and more! Call for details.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday November 8, 2017 Go To Top
ent_microphone1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM 11th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture: Endre Sarkany, Holocaust Survivor     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This program has been pushed back to 3:00 PM.

Endre (Andy) Sarkany was born in Budapest, Hungary on October 31, 1936.  The building he lived in was located inside the Budapest ghetto which is where he remained during the Holocaust.  The building housed a nursery/kindergarten on the ground floor.  The school was affiliated with the Jewish Agency of Hungary and was led by Mr. Eugene Polnay.  The building also housed on the top floor a dance, acrobat and ballet studio.  These facts were significant in Endre’s survival and that of at least 150 orphaned children.   Endre’s father was taken to Mauthausen concentration camp in the spring of 1944, fortunately he did survive.

After WWII, Hungary became a communist nation.  Although Endre graduated high school in 1955, he was not accepted to university because he was deemed an undesirable element of society.  This label was given to anyone who owned a business before the communists took over the country. Endre was fortunate to escape Hungary after the October 1956 uprising and was able to immigrate to the United States.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Tusculum College in Tennessee and his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Endre worked for both the McDonald Douglas Corporation and the IBM Corporation.

Over the past 10 years, Endre has been speaking to students about his personal experiences during the Holocaust, living under the brutality of the Soviet regime in Hungary, and finding a home in the United States. Mr. Sarkany is married, has a daughter and son, and five grandchildren.

Please register.


Kristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9-10, 1938. German authorities looked on as SA paramilitary and civilians carried out these attacks and covered the streets with broken glass from the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues. This annual event at the Farmington Libraries commemorates the human spirit’s ability to overcome such persecution.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
lib_book_quill 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Director's College: It Really Happened in Connecticut     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Witchcraft trials, a serial murderer who inspired a popular movie, and a bizarre vagabond who has fascinated people for 150 years are three amazing yet true stories from the state’s past that independent historian Diana Ross McCain will recount in her talk. McCain draws the tales from her books It Happened in Connecticut: Twenty-five Events that Shaped the Nutmeg State and Mysteries and Legends of New England: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained. Following the presentation, McCain will sell and autograph copies of her books.

Diana Ross McCain is a partner in Come Home to Connecticut, an enterprise that offers historical and genealogical research services and programming. She has been researching, writing, and speaking about history for more than thirty years. McCain holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, and was on the staff of the Connecticut Historical Society for more than twenty-five years. She is the author of many magazine and newspaper articles and several non-fiction books of history, including, in addition to the two about which she will speak, Connecticut Coast: A Town-by-Town Illustrated History, and To All on Equal Terms: The Life and Legacy of Prudence Crandall, a biography of Connecticut’s official state heroine. Her first work of fiction, the historical novel Thy Children’s Children, based on the true story of the first five generations of the Lyman family of Lyman Orchards, was published in 2016. She lives in Durham, Connecticut.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 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.

Please register.

NOVEMBER'S BOOK: Turtles all the way down by John Green

Sixteen-yer-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at state and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM American Red Cross Blood Drive     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Community Room
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 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.

Please register.

DECEMBER'S BOOK: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

A group of kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves, as a series of disasters, from a monster hailstorm to a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world apart.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
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Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM American Red Cross Blood Drive     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Community Room
Monday January 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 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.

Please register.

JANUARY'S BOOK: The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall

Sixteen-year-old Hope must defend her developmentally disabled brother (who has not spoken a word since he was seven) when he is accused of murdering a beloved high school baseball coach.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Monday April 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
Tuesday April 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
Wednesday April 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
Friday April 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
Saturday April 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
Monday April 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
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