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Tuesday April 4, 2017 Go To Top
med_red_cross 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Live Well with Chronic Disease, a 6-Part Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from April 4 to May 9. Register for all sessions or individually.

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 18 spaces available.
Tuesday April 11, 2017 Go To Top
med_red_cross 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Live Well with Chronic Disease, a 6-Part Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from April 4 to May 9. Register for all sessions or individually.

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Tapped (2009) Screening     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This program was been rescheduled from an earlier date.

In this documentary, filmmakers examine the financial and ecological impact of the bottled water industry, including the toxic byproducts of manufacturing plastic water bottles. 76 minutes.

Co-Sponsored by SaveOurWaterCT. Movie will be followed by Q & A.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday April 12, 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.
Tuesday April 18, 2017 Go To Top
med_red_cross 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Live Well with Chronic Disease, a 6-Part Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from April 4 to May 9. Register for all sessions or individually.

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 18 spaces available.
Thursday April 20, 2017 Go To Top
ent_violin 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Garmany Music Series: The Lost Acres String Band     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The Lost Acres String Band serves up a rich stew of songs and instrumentals from a wide variety of musical traditions, with the added spice of some exotic originals.  A typical show includes blues, rags, old-time and contemporary fiddle tunes, Hispanic waltzes from the old Southwest, a classic string-band number by The Mississippi Sheiks, swing tunes from the 1930's, and a Ray Charles instrumental.

Writing in Fiddler magazine, Grammy-winner Stacy Phillips called the band's music "impossible to pigeonhole...an unpretentious mood-booster...ranging confidently through several different styles, all handled with aplomb."  The Middletown Eye called it “an instrumental delight.  From reels to waltzes, acoustic blues to ‘swing’ tunes…impeccably played."     

After study of Western classical and South Indian classical violin, since 1975 Gordon Swift has been playing fiddle, electric violin, and baritone violectra in bands ranging from jazz-rock fusion to reggae to country-and-western.  He blends musical influences from around the world into a distinctively American violin/fiddle style.  Gordon organized The Lost Acres String Band in 2008 and writes most of the band's original material.   

Master guitarist Paul Howard is a long-time member of the CT Americana/string band Last Fair Deal, with whom he has recorded four albums.  Paul runs Valley Music School in Avon and is a founding faculty member of the National Guitar Workshop with five music instruction books to his credit.  Paul is an eclectic guitarist bringing influences from swing, old-time, bluegrass, and folk/rock music; he’s also an accomplished vocalist.   

Jon Swift (Gordon's brother) is a veteran of the New England bluegrass and roots music scene.  He was a founding member of the popular bluegrass band Traver Hollow, playing bass and singing with the group for 13 years.  He has also sung and played bass or acoustic guitar in several other groups (currently BluesGrass and Deep Ellum) as well as performing solo.  Appearing here on upright bass, Jon lays down a solid foundation for the band.

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.
Tuesday April 25, 2017 Go To Top
med_red_cross 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Live Well with Chronic Disease, a 6-Part Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from April 4 to May 9. Register for all sessions or individually.

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Indie Film Series: Schneider vs. Bax (2016)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Catch the newest critically-acclaimed independent films this spring!

"It's an easy job. With little luck you're back home before noon..." That's the call Schneider (Tom Dewispelaere), a hitman, receives on the morning of his birthday. Reluctantly, he accepts the job and learns to identity of his target: Ramon Bax (Alex van Warmerdam), a writer who lives alone in seclusion. Unfortunately for Schneider, what should be a simple hit turns into anything but, when he finds out Bax has more than a few suprises up his sleeve. Not rated. 96 minutes.

"Putting the 'dead' back in deadpan...as unpredictable as it is darkly funny." - The Hollywood Reporter

Please register.

 

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
med_red_cross 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Live Well with Chronic Disease, a 6-Part Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from April 4 to May 9. Register for all sessions or individually.

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 18 spaces available.
Wednesday May 3, 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.
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 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Live Well with Chronic Disease, a 6-Part Series     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from April 4 to May 9. Register for all sessions or individually.

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 18 spaces available.
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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 35 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.
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