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Monday October 22, 2018 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! All are welcome.

OCTOBER'S BOOK: Brick Lane by Monica Ali

After an arranged marriage to Chanu, a man twenty years older, Nazneen is taken to London, leaving her home and heart in the Bangladeshi village where she was born. Her new world is full of mysteries. How can she cross the road without being hit by a car (an operation akin to dodging raindrops in the monsoon)? What is the secret of her bullying neighbor Mrs. Islam? What is a Hell's Angel? And how must she comfort the naïve and disillusioned Chanu?

As a good Muslim girl, Nazneen struggles to not question why things happen. She submits, as she must, to Fate and devotes herself to her husband and daughters. Yet to her amazement, she begins an affair with a handsome young radical, and her erotic awakening throws her old certainties into chaos.

    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday October 23, 2018 Go To Top
food_carrot.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Nutrition 101: Making the Best Choices for You     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Nutrition can be confusing, overwhelming, and full of mixed messages. Andrea Buono, nutritionist, will guide you through the basics of nutrition to enable you to determine the best eating plan for your body, health, and lifestyle. Presenter Andrea Buono is a USAT Certified triathlon and running coach and nutritionist.

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    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paint_palette.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Inside the Wadsworth Atheneum: Art, History, and Legacy     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art—Connecticut’s flagship visual arts institution and the nation’s oldest continuously operating public art museum—is coming to Farmington!

Explore Art from the Atheneum, an interactive discussion of highlights from the Atheneum’s collections. Participants will learn more about the history of the museum and its diverse holdings through this hour-long exploration using poster reproductions of collection objects.

Founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth as a place for art on Main Street, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of art is the oldest continuously operating public art museum in the United States. The museum’s nearly 50,000 works of art span 5,000 years, from Greek and Roman antiquities to the first museum collection of American contemporary art. Presented by the Wadsworth Docent Council. Docents are volunteer educators who guide visitors of all ages through the museum, giving tours and engaging guests in conversation about art. In celebration of the Docent Council’s 50th anniversary, Wadsworth Atheneum docents will visit 50 community sites across the state in 2018, including the Farmington Libraries!

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    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday October 25, 2018 Go To Top
symbols_handshake.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM POSTPONED - Community Issues Series: Hope for Mental Health and Addiction     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBA.

Monday October 29, 2018 Go To Top
symbols_hand_heart.png 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Caregivers of the Elderly and Disabled: What the Town of Farmington Can Do for You     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Find out what how the Town of Farmington can help you care for your loved ones!

Caring for an elderly and disabled family member or close friend is one of the most important—and complicated—roles you’ll play. It can happen suddenly, with an accident or illness, or it may start with driving your loved one to get groceries or going to the doctor. Later, you may find yourself taking more time off from work, preparing meals or handling their finances.

Whether you’re just beginning to anticipate a need or currently taking care of a family member, this seminar will provide resources and practical tools for you and your loved one. Topics will include financial resources, where to find support and services, overview of types of care, how to access help and how to manage stress.

Presented by the Farmington Community and Recreational Services Department.

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    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
 
food_wine_cheese.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Reception: Fall Gallery Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Community Room
Tuesday October 30, 2018 Go To Top
flags_italy.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Italian-American Culture: From Ellis Island to Today (Part 1)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Celebrate Italian-American culture through history, music, food, and more!

Italian Americans are the 7th-largest ethnic group in the United States, and 19% of Connecticut residents claim Italian ancestry. This two-part series will celebrate the history, sights, sounds, and flavors of this vital segment of the population.

Part 1 (October 30):  The history and literature of Italian-American immigration from Ellis Island through the Italian-American communities of today. Special emphasis will be given to the Italian American communities in Connecticut.

Part 2 (November 27): Italian-American food, film and music from the Italian-American neighborhoods of the 1940s and 1950s to the Italian American neighborhoods of today.

Schedule

6:00 - 6:30  Socializing (includes light Italian dinner)

6:30 - 8:00  Presentation

8:00 - 8:30  Questions/Wrap Up

Presenters

Dr. Carl Antonucci is Director of Library Services, Elihu Burritt Library, Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. He has a doctorate in history from Providence College and has a master’s in library science from Simmons College. His dissertation is on machine politics and urban renewal in Providence, Rhode Island, during the era of Mayor Joseph Doorley. His other areas of interests include Italian American studies. Dr. Antonucci and Professor Kenneth DiMaggio are currently working on a critical biography of the pick-and shovel poet Pascal D’Angelo.

Professor Kenneth DiMaggio is a Professor of Humanities at Capital Community College in Hartford. He has written and presented several papers in the field of Italian American studies, among them, "Leave the Gun, Take the Cannolis: How Machiavelli's The Prince Influences the Role of the Gangster in Modern Literature and Film" which was published in the journal, Italian Americana. He and Dr. Carl Antonucci have also written "When Russo Street was Mussolini Street: Revisiting an Apocryphal Chapter in the Italian American Cultural Narrative," that looks at the Italian American community's wide support for Mussolini prior to World War Two.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday November 1, 2018 Go To Top
flags_usa.png 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Issues Series: Moral Injury and Healing Our Veterans     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Honor Veterans Day with a film and discussion about how we as a community can help veterans in need.

Almost Sunrise tells the inspiring story of two young men, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who, in an attempt to put their haunting Iraq combat experiences behind them, embark on an extraordinary journey - a 2,700 mile trek on foot across America. While the film exposes some of the brutality of war, it doesn't dwell there. It's ultimately a story of hope and potential solutions. Most importantly, the film reveals they promise of holistic practices for healing.

The film also acts as an urgent call for communities to better understand these deep-seated psychic wounds, and for the government to acknowledge and finally treat moral pain by using other methods than pills. Please join us for this 98 minute documentary and gain a better understanding of the veterans in our lives and how we can work together to serve and honor them when they come home. A brief discussion will follow.

Presented as part of the Resiliance Grows Here initiative of the Farmington Valley Health District.

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The Farmington Libraries and ForwardCT Community Issues Series brings together experts to shed light on issues facing Connecticut and its citizens and to discuss how to get involved and take action. ForwardCT is a grassroots organization focused on connecting, informing, and inspiring progressive local action.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday November 7, 2018 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 Nursing Association FREE blood pressure clinic. No appointment necessary.

    Location: Main Library Cafe
 
objects_easel.png 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas: Paint What You Like!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791 x212   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Drop in and paint what you like while enjoying friends, relaxing music, and coffee! 

While our teacher is on hiatus, Coffee & Canvas will continue as a drop-in, paint-what-you-like program. We will provide brushes, paints, easels, and more. We'll even clean up after you! Canvases and other paintable objects will be in short supply, so we strongly recommend you bring your own. 

 Please note: This program is for adults.

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    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday November 8, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindful Movement: Where the Joy of Movement Meets the Stillness of Meditation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Move, meditate, and center yourself in time for the holidays!

Angela Mazur and Theresa Nygren return to guide participants through an experiential hour of participating in Let Your Yoga Dance combined with some time for guided meditation. Let Your Yoga Dance is a joyful and energizing session that will awaken your spirit and move your body. All are welcome. No experience of any kind is required. Wear loose and comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.

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 23 spaces available.
Tuesday November 13, 2018 Go To Top
ent_gclef.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Leonard Bernstein: An American Treasure     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

A music history lecture to celebrate one of America's greatest artists!

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) would have turned 100 this year, so it's a good time to celebrate this American treasure! Bernstein was one of the most gifted, famous, popular and successful musicians in American History. He was a virtuoso pianist and conductor, a composer of music ranging from Broadway musicals to the classical repertory, an educator, a lecturer, an author and a TV personality. His works include the music for West Side StoryPeter Pan, On the Waterfront, and much more. Join Jeffrey Engel, music historian and educator, for an exploration of this great man and his contributions to American music.

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    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
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lib_book_open.png 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 Tuesday 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.
 
NOVEMBER'S BOOK: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control. Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday November 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Monday November 19, 2018 Go To Top
symbols_amnesty.png 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 12th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture: Agnes Vertes, Holocaust Survivor     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Agnes Vertes was born Agnes Katz in Budapest, Hungary, in 1940. Germany occupied Hungary in March 1944; deportations of the nation's Jews began in May. Hungarian Jews represented about one half of all Jews murdered at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. First Agnes, her younger sister, and her mother lived with relatives in the countryside to escape the bombing. Then her father came for them. "Not one of those in the villages survived. If I stayed there I definitely would've been smoke," she says, referring to the crematoriums at Auschwitz. Soon after she and her sister returned to Budapest. A woman came and promised their parents she would keep the girls safe. Her presentation discusses how they were ultimately saved.

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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.
Wednesday November 21, 2018 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 Nursing Association FREE blood pressure clinic. No appointment necessary.

    Location: Main Library Cafe
Monday November 26, 2018 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! All are welcome.

NOVEMBER'S BOOK: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

The story of two hapless city boys exiled to a remote mountain village for re-education during China’s infamous Cultural Revolution. There the two friends meet the daughter of the local tailor and discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation. As they flirt with the seamstress and secretly devour these banned works, the two friends find transit from their grim surroundings to worlds they never imagined.

    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday November 27, 2018 Go To Top
flags_italy.png 6:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Italian-American Culture: From Ellis Island to Today (Part 2)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Celebrate Italian-American culture through history, music, food, and more!

Italian Americans are the 7th-largest ethnic group in the United States, and 19% of Connecticut residents claim Italian ancestry. This two-part series will celebrate the history, sights, sounds, and flavors of this vital segment of the population.

Part 1 (October 30):  The history and literature of Italian-American immigration from Ellis Island through the Italian-American communities of today. Special emphasis will be given to the Italian American communities in Connecticut.

Part 2 (November 27): Italian-American food, film and music from the Italian-American neighborhoods of the 1940s and 1950s to the Italian American neighborhoods of today.

Schedule

6:00 - 6:30  Socializing (includes light Italian dinner)

6:30 - 8:00  Presentation

8:00 - 8:30  Questions/Wrap Up

Presenters

Dr. Carl Antonucci is Director of Library Services, Elihu Burritt Library, Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. He has a doctorate in history from Providence College and has a master’s in library science from Simmons College. His dissertation is on machine politics and urban renewal in Providence, Rhode Island, during the era of Mayor Joseph Doorley. His other areas of interests include Italian American studies. Dr. Antonucci and Professor Kenneth DiMaggio are currently working on a critical biography of the pick-and shovel poet Pascal D’Angelo.

Professor Kenneth DiMaggio is a Professor of Humanities at Capital Community College in Hartford. He has written and presented several papers in the field of Italian American studies, among them, "Leave the Gun, Take the Cannolis: How Machiavelli's The Prince Influences the Role of the Gangster in Modern Literature and Film" which was published in the journal, Italian Americana. He and Dr. Carl Antonucci have also written "When Russo Street was Mussolini Street: Revisiting an Apocryphal Chapter in the Italian American Cultural Narrative," that looks at the Italian American community's wide support for Mussolini prior to World War Two.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday November 29, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note.png 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Garmany Music Series: Jazz Standards of the American Songbook with Too Human     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

When you listen to Too Human it's hard not to get drawn in! Soon you are tapping your feet and swaying to the great jazz standards, performed with vocals, guitar, percussion and upright bass. With innovation and humor, the songs and arrangements are fresh and touch the spirit of audiences, whatever your age.

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Too Human are accomplished songwriters and performers. Their songs covered by a broad spectrum of recording artists including Cher, Pat Benatar, Teddy Pendergrass, Martha Davis (of the Motels), Angela Bofill, Agnetha Foltskog (of ABBA), Anne Murray, Nancy Wilson, and Ramsey Lewis. They have opened for or shared the stage with 10,000 Maniacs, Janis Ian, Martin Sexton, Livingston Taylor, Kenny Rankin, Kim & Reggie Harris, Susan Werner, Jack Williams, Les Sampou, David Amram, Dave's True Story, Dean Friedman, and Sloan Wainwright. And some past performance highlights include the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA, The Bottom Line in NYC, Bushnell Theater in Hartford, CT and Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY. They have also appeared live as featured artists on WFUV with Meg Griffin and John Platt, WXPN with Gene Shay, WRPI with Sonny Ochs, WCUW with Richard Fox, WFDU with Ron Olesko, WVIA with George Graham, WKZE with Frank Matheis, WWUH with Ed McKeon, WHUS with Susan Forbes Hanson and John Sloan, and many others.


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 December 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura   8606736791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

More info coming soon...

    Location: Board Room 1
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Wednesday December 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday January 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday February 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday March 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
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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
Wednesday April 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday May 8, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday July 10, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday August 14, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday September 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday October 9, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday November 13, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday December 11, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
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