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Wednesday March 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
Thursday March 21, 2019 Go To Top
objects_magnifying_glass.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Discover Connecticut's many hidden treasures and untold stories! Adventure awaits!

Author, adventurer and historian Marty Podskoch will take you through some of the highlights of his latest Connecticut travel guidebook – The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut. Podskoch will take you off the interstate and onto Connecticut backroads to meet and merge with fascinating neighbors and uncover cool curiosities tucked into the 169 towns and cities in the Nutmeg State (including Farmington of course!).

For more information about Marty and the 169 Club, check out this Connecticut Magazine article!

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    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Friday March 22, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_hand_heart.png 12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Alzheimer’s is NOT normal aging. It’s a disease of the brain that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Light lunch will be provided by Anthology of Farmington.

Join us to learn about:

  • The impact of Alzheimer’s.
  • The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors.
  • Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms.
  • Alzheimer’s Association resources.

An education program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association®, presented in partnership with Anthology of Farmington and the Farmington Libraries.

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    Location: Board Room 2
        There are many spaces available.
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.

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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.
Monday March 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 News of the World by Paulette Jiles. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday April 3, 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
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
Monday April 8, 2019 Go To Top
med_caduceus.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Medicare and Beyond     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The father/daughter team of Lou and Jessica Pelletier return for an up-to-date information session about Medicare (and beyond!). Lou is a retirement and estate planner with American Senior Benefits.

Whether you're turning 65 or just confused about Medicare, this presentation will educate you on the various laws and programs that may be most relevant to you. Learn about maximizing social security, protecting your assets, and other strategies that best meet your needs. Lou and Jessica will specifically cover:

  • Pros and Cons of Medicare Supplement Plans vs Medicare Advantage Plans
  • Drug Plans
  • Medicare Savings Plans
  • Social Security Decisions
  • Protecting Assets from Long Term Care without Long Term Care Insurance

They'll also answer any questions you may have.

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    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday April 9, 2019 Go To Top
ent_microphone.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Garmany Music Series: A Tribute to Fred Astaire with John Brighenti & Friends     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

2019 would have been Fred Astaire’s 120th birthday!

Vocalist Julian Wild with pianist John Brighenti and bassist Mike Asetta pay tribute to the great Fred Astaire. While his reputation as the legendary Hollywood hoofer cannot be denied, no one introduced more famous songs than Fred Astaire. Consider that the greatest writers wrote their best songs for Astaire's films (and specifically for Astaire): George and Ira Gershwin ("Nice Work If You Can Get It," "They Can't Take That Away from Me,"), Irving Berlin ("Cheek to Cheek," "Puttin' on the Ritz"), Cole Porter ("Night and Day"), Jerome Kern ("The Way You Look Tonight") and Harold Arlen ("One for My Baby"). Fred Astaire had more songs written expressly for him than any other singer.  He was, in fact, Irving Berlin's favorite singer!

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John Brighenti is a native of Connecticut born in New Britain. He is a 1967 graduate of the Hartt College of Music of the University of Hartford. After graduating, he enrolled at the Hartford Conservatory of Music to further pursue his musical studies. John next traveled to New York to study jazz improvisation with the world-renowned jazz pianist and composer, Lennie Tristano for a year in 1975. From 1982-1984 he went on to study jazz piano with the great jazz saxophonist/pianist Jerry Bergonzi. 1977 found John touring the U.S. playing piano for the Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Jimmy Henderson. Since then he has played with the Eddie Howard, Al Gentile and Chic Chicetti Orchestras well as Paul Landerman’s Group. In addition to performing, John teaches piano and music theory.

Michael Asetta is a masterful improviser and an expressionist bassist, and has worked with some of the greatest jazz performers early in their careers.  This included pianist Brad Mehldau and pianist Christian Sands (along with saxaphonist Bill Evans). Asetta had extended tours with the Unites States Air Force Jazz Ambassadors and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, later performing nightly as the house bassist at the world’s largest casino for over five years. He has performed with rock/pop artists: Josh Groban, Earth Wind & and Fire, Peter Frampton, Yes, Electric Light Orchestra, Dinah Shore, Kansas, Lou Rawls, Peter Cetera, Zack Starkey and show bands/orchestras: Irish Tenors, Martin Short, Regis Philbin, Ben E. King, the late Don Rickles, Marilyn King. Now residing in Connecticut he leads jazz groups at concerts, private events, and clubs throughout Southern New England and the New York area, showcasing the Great American Songbook along with the best of today’s popular songs interpreted in jazz.

Julian Wild is a British/American jazz vocalist. Julian worked with the Glyndebourne Opera, London Festival Ballet, has been an Assistant Choreographer for 2 London West End musicals, and performed in the original London productions of “42nd St”, Sondheim’s “Follies”, and “ Me and My Girl”.  He performed at the London Palladium and the Theater Royal Drury Lane, appeared in multiple TV shows for BBC, ITV as well as music videos and drama - and even co-hosted a game show for LWT TV in the UK. He performed engagements at the Ritz, and Waldorf Hotels in London, and the Cotton Club in Knightsbridge in London as a jazz singer and compare and as lead singer of the Brian Williams Big Band.  Included among his performances are three “Royal Variety Performances” for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. His career has also included various teaching positions at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), Corona Arts Academy, and London Weekend Theatre Arts College.

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

 

    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: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@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 Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday April 10, 2019 Go To Top
objects_easel.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Our teacher Jane Maciel returns for her one-of-a-kind painting lessons! Coffee will be served as usual.

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration opens one month before the program.

 

    Location: Community Room
        There is 1 space available.
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Thursday April 11, 2019 Go To Top
objects_money_coins_paper.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Financially Fit this Spring! Buying a Home     Tell a Friend
   

Get financially fit this spring with these programs sponsored by Rachel Alexander of Santander Bank!

Tax Preparation
THURS March 7, 6:30 PM

Buying a Home
THURS April 11, 7:00 PM

Plan for College
THURS May 16, 7:00 PM


Rachel Alexander, Mortgage Development Officer NMLS 560802, has been in the banking industry since 2002, working as an accomplished Retail Branch Manager well as top performing Home Loan and Mortgage Originator. Rachel is an experienced Mortgage Loan Officer with demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Banking, along with diverse types of mortgages – including CHFA, FHA, VA, Conventional and Jumbo loans – Rachel is able to help borrowers in and out of CT with purchase or refinance. Rachel is a Farmington High School Alumni and a graduate of Central CT State University. 860-858-1811, Rachel.Alexander@santander.us

Marni Lewis is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. As a lifelong CT resident and a current resident of Farmington Marni’s extensive knowledge of the local area allows her to support her clients not just in the purchase or sale of their home, but by providing valuable resources to help her clients with every aspect of the home buying or selling process. From staging to finding contractors for repairs, Marni serves as her client’s own personal “Angie’s List”! Marni has a background in retail management and non-profit organizations and is a member and director consultant with the Business Network International (BNI) organization. 860-278-9530, MarniLewis@bhhsne.com

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday April 15, 2019 Go To Top
objects_money_coins.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Planning for Your Retirement     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This class is designed for people 55 and over or children of that group who are trying to assist their parents. It is taught by the father/daughter team of Lou Pelletier and Jessica Pelletier.This educational session will cover the following topics:

  • Social Security Planning
  • 401K/403B and IRA Retirement Plans
  • Income Planning
  • Important Legal Documents
  • Long Term Care Planning
  • Life Insurance Planning

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday April 17, 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
Thursday April 18, 2019 Go To Top
symbols_hand_heart.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Issues Series: Suicide Awareness Training     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Question. Persuade. Refer. Three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

  • recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • know how to offer hope
  • know how to get help and save a life

This free 90-Minute training is part of the Resilience Grows Here initiative of the Farmington Valley Health District.  If you are a Parent, Caregiver, Veteran, Educator, Teenager, or a compassionate human, you are welcome to attend this workshop.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday April 22, 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 Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday April 30, 2019 Go To Top
flags_ireland.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM The Unstoppable Irish     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Author Dan Milner will join us on the release date of his new book, The Unstoppable Irish, which follows the changing fortunes of New York's Irish Catholics, commencing with the evacuation of British military forces in late 1783 and concluding one hundred years later with the completion of the initial term of the city's first Catholic mayor. During that century, Hibernians first coalesced and then rose in uneven progression from being a variously dismissed, despised, and feared foreign group to ultimately receiving de facto acceptance as constituent members of the city's population. Dan Milner presents evidence that the Catholic Irish of New York gradually integrated (came into common and equal membership) into the city populace rather than assimilated (adopted the culture of a larger host group). Assimilation had always been an option for Catholics, even in Ireland. In order to fit in, they needed only to adopt mainstream Anglo-Protestant identity. But the same virile strain within the Hibernian psyche that had overwhelmingly rejected the abandonment of Gaelic Catholic being in Ireland continued to hold forth in Manhattan and the community remained largely intact. A novel aspect of Milner's treatment is his use of song texts in combination with period news reports and existing scholarship to develop a fuller picture of the Catholic Irish struggle. Products of a highly verbal and passionately musical people, Irish folk and popular songs provide special insight into the popularly held attitudes and beliefs of the integration epoch. 

Dan Milner is an adjunct assistant professor of geography and history at St. John's University. He is the author of The Bonnie Bunch of Roses: Songs of England, Ireland and Scotland and has compiled a number of CDs, including Irish Ballads and Songs of the Sea, Irish in America, and Irish Pirate Ballads.

Pre-order the book at on Amazon!

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 1, 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
 
objects_easel.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Our teacher Jane Maciel returns for her one-of-a-kind painting lessons! Coffee will be served as usual.

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration opens one month before the program.

 

    Location: Community Room
    Registration will begin on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 11:33 AM     
Saturday May 11, 2019 Go To Top
ent_microphone.png 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Garmany Music Series: A Tribute to Duke Ellington with the Bloom Funkhouser Jazz Duo     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The show will feature classics like Take the A Train, Mood Indigo, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, and In a Sentimental Mood, plus a wide range of other Ellington tunes like Cottontail, Drop Me Off in Harlem, and Warm Valley, and Billy Strayhorn's Chelsea Bridge. Bloom and Funkhouser have performed together for more than 20 years, and they each have impressive credentials as touring and recording artists. Both are veterans of the legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra (46th season).

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Peter H. Bloom, flute, concertizes in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East and is featured on more than 45 recordings (Leo Records, 9Winds, Sony Classical, other labels). His career encompasses jazz standards, blues, bebop, exploratory jazz, free improvisation, and chamber music from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Boston Globe called his playing "a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength," while ArtsFuse wrote, "Bloom's solos on flute and amplified flute are always highlights of a performance." Bloom is a 40-year veteran with the legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra ("lush sonorities worthy of Ellington's finest reed sections" - JazzTimes), and has appeared with jazz luminaries Charles Neville, Jaki Byard, Sheila Jordan, and Geri Allen. He is a faculty member of the Snow Pond Composers Workshop; serves as contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music; and is a winner of the American Musicological Society's Noah Greenberg Award.

John Funkhouser, piano, has shared the stage with Grammy nominees Luciana Souza and Tierney Sutton, and appeared with notables like Ran Blake, Herb Pomeroy, Laszlo Gardony, Stan Strickland, piano savant Matt Savage, and Mark Harvey's Aardvark Jazz Orchestra. As the leader of his own band Funkhouse and as a sideman (piano and string bass), he has performed at Birdland, Blue Note, and Dizzy's in New York; New Orleans Jazz Festival; the Kennedy Center in Washington DC; Pittsburgh's Mellon Jazz Festival, and others. He has played Chicago, Los Angeles, Kansas City, and other U.S. cities, and has toured in Paris, Toulon, Zurich, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Montreal. Among others, Funkhouser has recorded with James Merenda's Masked Marvels, Pierre Hurel, Laura Allen, Willie Myette, Thomas Luescher, the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Matt Savage, John Lockwood, and FunkHouse. He teaches Bass, Ear Training, and Ensembles at Berklee College of Music.

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

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 14, 2019 Go To Top
nat_plant_trees.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Organic Gardening for Everyone     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

John Root, naturalist and educator, will present practical advice and inspiration to gardeners of all ages and physical conditions on growing vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers organically. Topics include composting and mulching to promote healthy soil, using space efficiently, growing plants from seed, succession planting, inviting beneficial wildlife, controlling weeds and pests naturally, and preserving homegrown produce. Questions and comments are welcome!

PLEASE REGISTER

    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: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@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 Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday May 15, 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
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trans_batleship.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM D-Day: Normandy (Part 1 of 2)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us to honor the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy with a two-part lecture.

The Normandy Invasion (also called Operation Overlord or D-Day), the Allied invasion of western Europe during World War II, was launched on June 6, 1944, with the simultaneous landing of U.S., British, and Canadian forces on five separate beachheads in Normandy, France. By the end of August 1944 all of northern France was liberated, and the invading forces reorganized for the drive into Germany, where they would eventually meet with Soviet forces advancing from the east to bring an end to the Nazi Reich.

Part 1: Prelude to D-Day
WED May 15, 7:00 PM
Learn about the fall of Western Europe to the Nazis and the construction of their defenses and the Atlantic Wall in their bid to keep it.

Part 2: N-O-R-M-A-N-D-Y
WED May 22, 7:00 PM
This will detail the "Perfect Storm" of events that descended upon the Nazi's "Fortress Europe" and resulted in the Allied victory with the collapse and German surrender eleven months later.

Mr. Cole has educated a variety of audiences ranging from senior citizen groups to high school students, historical societies and public library forums across Connecticut.  He has been an invited speaker in France, the Czech Republic, and Africa (Tunisia).

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 16, 2019 Go To Top
objects_money_coins_paper.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Get Financially Fit this Spring! Plan for College     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Get financially fit this spring with these programs sponsored by Rachel Alexander of Santander Bank!

Tax Preparation
THURS March 7, 6:30 PM

Buying a Home
THURS April 11, 7:00 PM

Plan for College
THURS May 16, 7:00 PM


Rachel Alexander, Mortgage Development Officer NMLS 560802, has been in the banking industry since 2002, working as an accomplished Retail Branch Manager well as top performing Home Loan and Mortgage Originator. Rachel is an experienced Mortgage Loan Officer with demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Banking, along with diverse types of mortgages – including CHFA, FHA, VA, Conventional and Jumbo loans – Rachel is able to help borrowers in and out of CT with purchase or refinance. Rachel is a Farmington High School Alumni and a graduate of Central CT State University. 860-858-1811, Rachel.Alexander@santander.us

Joe Conlan is a financial advisor at Parent Financial. He brings a strong investment background to his comprehensive financial planning practice.  His practice is primarily focused on helping families take the steps towards achieving financial confidence. Joe graduated from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania with a major in Finance and spent time abroad at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK.  He holds FINRA series 7, 63 and 65 licenses as well as his Life, Accident, Health and Sickness insurance licenses. 860-980-0296, JConlan@financialguide.com

 

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday May 20, 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 My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante. View our entire reading list here!

    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday May 21, 2019 Go To Top
lib_writing.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Presentation and Book-Signing - How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal: A Mother-Daughter Memoir     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Lightening darkness with humor, Velya Jancz-Urban and her 25-year-old daughter, Ehris, introduce readers to their offbeat Connecticut family. Motivated by an 11-year friendship with a charming Brazilian named Jose Geraldo, they spend four years preparing for their move to rural Brazil, where they will run a dairy farm and open an English school. When they follow their hearts to Ponte Nova, an explosion of betrayal leaves them dazed and grieving. Broke and broken, they are forced to return to the United States, and navigate their rebirth in a foreclosed 1770 New England farmhouse. An already strong mother/daughter relationship becomes indestructible when no one else is emotionally available for them.

How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal is written by a kooky, gregarious mother and perceptive, poised daughter. Blurbed by Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, this memoir takes readers along on an unconventional family’s hilariously honest, yet heart-wrenching, journey. Readers will fall in love with their spunk, feel the knockout punches of betrayal along with them, and be rooting for them to get back up off the mat.

Despite their setbacks, Velya (the “charismatic weirdo”) and Ehris (the “sarcastic sophisticated healer”) still firmly believe that there is no growth without change, and that picking up the pieces of a shattered dream is better than having no pieces to pick up at all.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 22, 2019 Go To Top
trans_batleship.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM D-Day: Normandy (Part 2 of 2)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us to honor the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy with a two-part lecture.

The Normandy Invasion (also called Operation Overlord or D-Day), the Allied invasion of western Europe during World War II, was launched on June 6, 1944, with the simultaneous landing of U.S., British, and Canadian forces on five separate beachheads in Normandy, France. By the end of August 1944 all of northern France was liberated, and the invading forces reorganized for the drive into Germany, where they would eventually meet with Soviet forces advancing from the east to bring an end to the Nazi Reich.

Part 1: Prelude to D-Day
WED May 15, 7:00 PM
Learn about the fall of Western Europe to the Nazis and the construction of their defenses and the Atlantic Wall in their bid to keep it.

Part 2: N-O-R-M-A-N-D-Y
WED May 22, 7:00 PM
This will detail the "Perfect Storm" of events that descended upon the Nazi's "Fortress Europe" and resulted in the Allied victory with the collapse and German surrender eleven months later.

Mr. Cole has educated a variety of audiences ranging from senior citizen groups to high school students, historical societies and public library forums across Connecticut.  He has been an invited speaker in France, the Czech Republic, and Africa (Tunisia).

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday July 15, 2019 Go To Top
med_red_cross.png 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
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