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Monday August 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Shoutout     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kaitlyn Baker   8606825656   Kaitlyn.baker17@outlook.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Farmington Continuing Education     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Wyrebek   8604040290 x 7074   wyrebekl@fpsct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday August 22, 2018 Go To Top
anim_paw 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Understanding Your Best Friend with Phil the Dog Listener     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

If you want to gain a much better understanding of your dog and its challenging behaviors, then this session led by Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener, is for you and your family! Learn the simple, dog-friendly changes in how to interact with your dog to transform its behavior in a kind and lasting way. In doing so, you will have a calmer, happier dog and a more enjoyable relationship with it. 

Topics covered will include:

  • How canines see the human world.
  • How canines communicate including the importance of eye contact and movement.
  • The underlying reasons for your dog’s behaviors like nervousness, toileting indoors, incessant barking, aggression, jumping on people, pestering for attention, destructive chewing, separation anxiety, pulling on the leash, etc. 

Bring your questions, (but unfortunately not your dog) for an informative, fun session!

Please register.

About Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener

Phil’s path to becoming a Dog Listener started when his family rescued a special dog named Abby from Labs4Rescue.  At the time, he had no idea about the journey he would be privileged to take with Abby.  Abby’s behavioral challenges were the motivation for Phil to learn a lot more about dogs and find a way to help Abby overcome her fears.  In the process, Phil discovered Jan Fennell, The Dog Listener who had developed a revolutionary method for training dogs based on their instincts.  In April 2009, Phil attended Jan Fennell’s Foundation and Advanced Canine Communications courses, thereby becoming a Certified Dog Listener.  Through in-home consultations, volunteer work with Labs4Rescue and other rescue organizations, and public talks, Phil has been honored to help over 1000 dog owners and their dogs.


This program is part of the 2018 Farmington Libraries Summer Reading Program, which this year celebrates the book No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII by Robert Weintraub.

No Better Friend tells the story of Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in WWII and were POWs in a camp in the Pacific. Judy was loyal, with a keen sense for who was friend and who was foe, and the pair's relationship deepened throughout their captivity. When the prisoners suffered beatings, Judy would interrupt by barking. She survived bombings and other near-death experiences and became a beacon for the men, who saw in her survival a flicker of hope for their own. Judy was WWII's only canine POW, and when she passed away in 1950, she was buried in her Air Force jacket. Williams would never own another dog. Their story--of an unbreakable bond forged in the worst circumstance--is one of the great undiscovered sagas of WWII.

Young Readers Edition (Grades 6 - 9)

Standard Edition (Grade 10 - Adults)

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday August 27, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 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.

AUGUST'S BOOK: 84, Charring Cross Road by Helene Hanff

This charming classic love story, first published in 1970, brings together twenty years of correspondence between Helene Hanff, at the time, a freelance writer living in New York City, and a used-book dealer in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Through the years, though never meeting and separated both geographically and culturally, they share a winsome, sentimental friendship based on their common love for books. Their relationship, captured so acutely in these letters, is one that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers around the world.

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday August 29, 2018 Go To Top
food_wineglass.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Art Show Reception: Summer Art Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-830-7279   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Community Room
Thursday August 30, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Ukulele for Everyone!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join the ranks of ukulele players like Elvis, Jack Johnson, and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole! Instructor Julie Stepanek will lead beginners through a lesson, strum-along, and Q&A about the instrument. Feel free to bring your own instrument, but if you don’t have one, it will be provided for you! This program is for adults and teens.

Ages 16+ only. Space is limited. Registration required.

    Location: Community Room
        There are 23 spaces available.
Wednesday September 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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
Thursday September 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_black_garbage_bag.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Unclutter Your Life! with Professional Organizer Anita Taylor     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Get organized and stay organized!

Do you struggly with keeping your office, home, or car clean? Are you perpetually forgetting social commitments or tasks? Professional Organizer Anita Taylor can help! With her energetic and humorous approach, Anita will show you the how and why of organizing all your STUFF! Find easy solutions and simplify your life with Anita's help.

Since 1992, Anita & Company LLC has been guiding busy individuals from their cluttered and disheveled worlds to organizational solutions that instill stability and simplicity into their lives and businesses.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday September 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 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.
 
SEPTEMBER'S BOOK: The Memory Book by Lara Avery
 
Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way-not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health.

So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, and where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life-the people who have broken her heart, and those who have mended it. If Sammie's going to die, she's going to die living.

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday September 12, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Coffee & Canvas Painting Class     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791 x212   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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

This will be Jane's last class for a while, so we are allowing 20 people to participate, our biggest class ever! Light refreshments will be served to celebrate Jane.

 Please note: The class will not begin until 2:30 PM. This program is for adults.

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

    Location: Community Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday September 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_handshake 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Issues Series: Prison, Art, and Healing (Documentary Screening & Discussion)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

A documentary and discussion on the impact of the arts on those in incarceration.

Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) is a transformative arts non-profit based in Hartford, CT that - on stage, in schools, in prisons and in the community- innovates, inspires, educates and collaborates. JDPP harnesses the arts as a powerful catalyst for creative expression through riveting dance/ theater performance work, community building and cultivating social justice. As part of this work, JDPP’s Bridging Boundaries program has engaged populations affected by incarceration to reconnect the forced separations that occur within oneself, families and communities. Working collaboratively with social services, JDPP’s unique program model has rendered new opportunities for safer communities, lasting personal change and brighter futures for the children of incarcerated parents.  

In 2016, JDPP received a notable national grant from The Mellon Foundation and Mid-America Arts Alliance for Connecticut Public Television to partner with JDPP and create a 30-minute documentary featuring this groundbreaking work as a national demonstration project. In a rare opportunity, “Making Me Whole; Prison, Art, and Healing” takes the viewer inside the prison walls to hear and see firsthand from women and men about the influence Bridging Boundaries has had on them. The footage also sheds light on the struggles that children with incarcerated parents face, and how JDPP in partnership with social workers, helps them navigate their way using the arts to deal with the most often tightly held secret. The film will feature JDPP’s community supporters articulating the value and significance of these programs, and the powerful transformations that come from the continued support to those returning to our communities.

Please join us for a talkback after the film with Judy Dworin and Robin Cullen, a returning citizen who is now a JDPP teaching artist and on the Board of Directors. 

PLEASE REGISTER


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.
Saturday September 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Photo ID Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Coykendall   8606732853   bdcoyk@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
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Monday September 17, 2018 Go To Top
med_red_cross 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
Tuesday September 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_black_garbage_bag.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Right-Sizing Your Home: Organization and Space-Saving with a Professional Organizer     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Right-size, don't down-size your home! 

Do you need help organizing your home or preparing to move into a smaller space? Let professional organizer Leslie Raycraft help you organize and declutter your home to meet your lifestyle needs. Topics covered will include: downsizing tips, moving ideas, and getting rid of all that paper.

Leslie Raycraft of POSH (Personal Organizational Solutions for the Home) in collaboration with Middlewoods of Farmington will share tips on decluttering and organizing your home. Leslie is a detail-oriented entrepreneur who has a passion for organizing homes in the most efficient way possible. Join us to hear her tips on how to "rightsize" your spaces.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday September 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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 September 24, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 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.

SEPTEMBER'S BOOK: Neverhome by Laird Hunt

She calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.

    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday September 25, 2018 Go To Top
anim_butterfly_02 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Gardening Lecture: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Beneficials     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-67   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Brush up on your gardening expertise in preparation for next spring!

Naturalist and educator John Root returns to provide guidance on attracting a variety of beneficial wildlife, including butterflies, bees, and birds. He will detail how to bring these friendly visitors to your garden by discussing which annuals and perennials to plant, organic gardening, and landscaping methods. Come curious! Comments and questions will be welcomed throughout the program.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 3, 2018 Go To Top
trans_van 7:30 AM  -  9:00 PM New York City a La Carte! A Farmington Libraries Bus Trip     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jay Johnston   860-673-6791   
   

Join Director, Jay Johnston on this traditional visit to New York City! Shop, see the sights, enjoy fine dining, culture, and more! Wherever you look there is something to do, so don’t miss out.

ITINERARY

Click here for the full itinerary.

HOW TO SIGN UP

$43 Per Person

Visit the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive to reserve your seat. Check, cash, and credit are accepted.

PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT. No refunds will be given for cancellations.

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 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
Thursday October 4, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Garmany Music Series: The Leading Ladies of Broadway with CabareT     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The artists of CabareT specialize in the music of Broadway and The Great American Songbook (standards), and also are adept at classical, jazz, patriotic, sacred, and other types of repertoire. Each artist brings years of training, professional experience, and most importantly passion for bringing people together through music, to every performance.

Jeanine Belcastro's regional theatre credits include A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre), Guys & Dolls (OSTC & Reagle),Beauty & the Beast, Will Rogers Follies & Hello, Dolly! (Wheelock Family Theatre), and Nine (Publick). Jeanine created roles for three original musicals (and can be heard on cast recordings) as Woman Rose/Giles in The Gift of the Magi (InStages Theatre), Claire Barros in The Family (G&V Productions at Trinity Rep), and Tiffany in Sunshine, Lollipops & Rainbows (Cornerstone Playhouse). Most recently, she performed as Sr. Mary Regina in Nunsense at Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth, MA, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at MMAS. Jeanine holds a bachelor's degree in music education and vocal music from The Crane School of Music at SUNY-Potsdam, a master’s degree in voice performance from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in education from Colorado State University.

Michael Rheault works locally and in New York City as a pianist and composer. He currently is a piano instructor and accompanist at Springfield College and Director of Music at St. Gabriel Church in Windsor, CT. Michael has music directed scores of shows at area colleges and local theater groups. As a composer, his newest musical, Fabulous! ran for 150 performances Off-Broadway at the Times Square Arts Center and recently was contracted to be published and licensed through Steele Spring Stage Rights. Additional works include The Birth (A Christmas Musical), the chamber musical Neurotica, incidental music for David Mamet's The Water Engine, and original music for the award-winning documentary Names from Home, broadcast on WGBY and PBS. He has received a MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets) award nomination for American Cabaret, European Roots, and a Just Plain Folks Award (1st runner up) for The Birth (JPF is the world's largest independent music awards). Michael lives and teaches private piano in Springfield, MA.

Sheri Ziccardi, known for her soaring soprano, is at home singing everything from standards and show tunes to classical and sacred music. She has appeared on musical theatre stages and as a concert and cabaret soloist throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. In recent years, Sheri has been seen as as Nellie Starr in the concert musical Lincoln and Booth with the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra (WHSO), Miss Tripp in the new musical The Silver Whistle, Mrs. TeeVee in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Lady Gull in the world premiere of Mama Tomcat – The Musical, Ida and Sally in two different productions of Strauss II's glorious Die Fledermaus, soprano soloist for the WHSO’s annual POPS concerts (8th and 10th anniversary seasons), an opening soloist for Broadway star Karen Mason’s Boston cabaret debut, a vocalist for the new Echoes of Sinatra production, and a soloist for the recent Broadway Masters: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein at Nelson Hall. Favorite theatrical credits include Nellie in South Pacific, Grace in Annie, Emily in State Fair, Joann/Sonia/Joann in three separate productions of Godspell, and Elsa in The Sound of Music. Committed to performing for and connecting with seniors through music, Sheri also is a dedicated music minister on staff as a cantor and soloist at three area churches.

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 October 9, 2018 Go To Top
elect_e_reader.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Computing: Past, Present, and Future with Jag Dalal     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The age of technology is upon us! How did we get here?

In a very short amount of time, we have gone from large, clunky, and expensive computers to tiny, powerful, wearable computers that are integral to everyday life. Internationally-renowned expert Jag Dalal will take us through the journey from how computers evolved to what we can expect in the future.

Jag is a world-renowned authority and coveted speaker on management strategies, technology, and outsourcing. His deep experience as a business executive who contracted for these services as well as his leadership experience in establishing outsourcing practice for some of the world’s largest professional services companies; allow him to bring a unique perspective to consulting. JDalal Associates, LLC specializes in consulting in the field of Information Technology, Change strategies and Business Process outsourcing. His clients range from Fortune 100 companies to small “start up” companies from around the globe.

PLEASE REGISTER

Please note: Mr. Dalal will be giving a followup presentation on October 16th entitled The Technological Revolution: The Future of Computing with Jag Dalal.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
lib_book3 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.
 
OCTOBER'S BOOK: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
 
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday October 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday October 11, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Bluegrass and Old-time Music: An Introduction to Americana Roots     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music lovers will appreciate this deep-dive into the roots of American folk music!

Music journalist and writer Craig Harris returns for a discussion of his new book, Bluegrass, Newgrass, Old-time and Americana Music

Harris will take you on an entertaining and informative journey through what may be the first comprehensive history of old-time music and bluegrass with all of their incredibly diverse and multidimensional roots. Combining research with more than 120 exclusive interviews, Harris traces the path from the earliest days of mountain music to the groundbreaking sounds of Grammy winners Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck, and Jerry Douglas’s Earls of Leicester.

Craig Harris is the author of several books on roots music, American Indian music, and the Band. He has performed with Melanie, Rod MacDonald, Jonathan Edwards, Rick Danko, and the Gaea Star Band, with whom he cohosts a weekly radio show. Harris taught music in public and charter schools before launching his award-winning Drum Away the Blues program.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
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Tuesday October 16, 2018 Go To Top
elect_laptop.GIF 8:00 AM  -  9:30 AM Small Business Breakfast: The Importance of Cyber Security     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   
Wondered if your business files have been compromised? Find out what to do!

How to recover if your business has been hacked! Join us for the second small business resource breakfast. In partnership with the Farmington Library, the Farmington Econmic Development Commission will host Jagdish Dalal, noted speaker and author,and business executive. Mr. Dalal will cover steps to take to prevent and recover from a cyber security breach.

Jag is a world-renowned authority and coveted speaker on management strategies, technology, and outsourcing. His deep experience as a business executive who contracted for these services as well as his leadership experience in establishing outsourcing practice for some of the world’s largest professional services companies; allow him to bring a unique perspective to consulting. JDalal Associates, LLC specializes in consulting in the field of Information Technology, Change strategies and Business Process outsourcing. His clients range from Fortune 100 companies to small “start up” companies from around the globe.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
 
elect_e_reader.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM The Technological Revolution: The Future of Computing with Jag Dalal     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The age of technology is upon us! What lies ahead?

Computers have drastically impacted the way we live our lives. However, we are only at the beginning of a revolution that will be on par with previous revolutions (e.g. discovery of fire, Industrial Revolution). Though technology has led to great advances in society, it is also creating some unforeseen challenges.  Internationally-renowned expert Jag Dalal will discuss these issues and show how they will impact us.

Jag is a world-renowned authority and coveted speaker on management strategies, technology, and outsourcing. His deep experience as a business executive who contracted for these services as well as his leadership experience in establishing outsourcing practice for some of the world’s largest professional services companies; allow him to bring a unique perspective to consulting. JDalal Associates, LLC specializes in consulting in the field of Information Technology, Change strategies and Business Process outsourcing. His clients range from Fortune 100 companies to small “start up” companies from around the globe.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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 October 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 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
Wednesday October 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_clouds 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!

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday October 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_handshake 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.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday October 30, 2018 Go To Top
eth_italionflag 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
misc_usflag 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.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday November 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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
 
rec_paintpalette 2:30 PM  -  4:30 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.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Thursday November 8, 2018 Go To Top
rec_yoga 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 29 spaces available.
Monday November 12, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book3 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.
 
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
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Tuesday November 13, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 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.

PLEASE REGISTER

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday November 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 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_book3 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
eth_italionflag 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.
Monday December 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Board Room 1
Monday April 1, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale - Set Up     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   
   

Book sale set up

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday April 2, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale - Set Up     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   
   

Book sale set up

    Location: Community Room
Wednesday April 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale - Set Up     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   
   

Book sale set up

    Location: Community Room
Thursday April 4, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   
   

Book sale

    Location: Community Room
Friday April 5, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   
   

Book sale

    Location: Community Room
Saturday April 6, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Friends Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   
   

Book sale

    Location: Community Room
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