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Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Are you a little less Y and a little more A, but can’t get enough of YA books? It’s ok, no really, it’s okay. This book group is for you! Whether you first found yourself drawn to teen books when the Hunger Games hit the big-screen or if you have been a lifelong fan, this group is for you. Funny, heart-wrenching, time-traveling, world-bending, stereotype shattering YA books have been making a mark on society for decades and it’s time for us adults who love them to stop hiding in the shadows. We meet monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7PM at the Farmington Main Library. A limited number of copies of each book on the list will be available for loan at the library, or bring your own! Refreshments will be provided.

Please register.

DECEMBER'S BOOK: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

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

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_earth 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Community Issues Series - Climate Change & Sustainability: What You Can Do in Your Backyard     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Following a screening of the short film 'FORGET SHORTER SHOWERS,' we will facilitate a community discussion addressing ways to approach climate change and sustainability on a local level.

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: Board Room 2
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday December 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM American Red Cross Blood Drive     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Community Room
Sunday January 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM A Taste of Ballroom     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come one, come all!  This is an opportunity to learn the basic steps of East Coast Swing and American Tango in a supportive, upbeat atmosphere.  No experience or partner needed for this fun class! Students have the opportunity to feel the magic of dancing in partnership while building confidence, enjoying physical activity and listening to great music!  Please dress comfortably. Leather sole shoes suggested rather than sneakers. This program is for adults.

Please register.

Sharyn Farrell has received professional ballroom dance training from Ballroom Dance Champions as Michele Evans,  Robert Royston, Erik Novoa and more.  She has received teacher's training from ballroom dance studios Gotta Dance, Steps in Time and Let's Dance in Rhythm.  Farrell has a light-hearted and playful approach that  brings out the best in her students.  Farrell believes that ballroom dance requires a persistent focus that can lead to a profound experience of connection to oneself and others. She has been offering innovative dance programs for all ages and abilities since 2000.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday January 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM YA Lit Lovers Book Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Are you a little less Y and a little more A, but can’t get enough of YA books? It’s ok, no really, it’s okay. This book group is for you! Whether you first found yourself drawn to teen books when the Hunger Games hit the big-screen or if you have been a lifelong fan, this group is for you. Funny, heart-wrenching, time-traveling, world-bending, stereotype shattering YA books have been making a mark on society for decades and it’s time for us adults who love them to stop hiding in the shadows. We meet monthly on the second Monday of the month at 7PM at the Farmington Main Library. A limited number of copies of each book on the list will be available for loan at the library, or bring your own! Refreshments will be provided.

Please register.

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

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

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday January 10, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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

Space is limited. Registration required.

This program is for adults.

    Location: Community Room
   
Sunday January 14, 2018 Go To Top
ent_violin 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Garmany Music Series: Sunday Chamber Concert with Clara Trio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join the Clara Piano Trio for an afternoon of beautiful chamber music. Katalin Viszmeg is the principal violinist of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. She also teaches at the Hartt School, Northwest Catholic High School, and the Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Institute in Farmington. Tamila Azadaliyeva has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Italy, Spain, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Tamila teaches piano at the Hartt School and Loomis Chaffee. Susan Robison teaches cello at the Hartt School and ARIA International Summer Academy. She has performed as soloist with orchestras in the US, and has given recitals and chamber performances throughout the US, France and Belize.

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.
Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 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.

Please register.

JANUARY'S BOOK: Something Missing by Matthew Dicks

A career criminal with OCD tendencies and a savant-like genius for bringing order to his crime scenes, Martin considers himself one of the best in the biz. After all, he’s been able to steal from the same people for years on end—virtually undetected. Of course, this could also be attributed to his unique business model—he takes only items that will go unnoticed by the homeowner. After all, who in their right mind would miss a roll of toilet paper here, a half-used bottle of maple syrup there, or even a rarely used piece of china buried deep within a dusty cabinet?

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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

Space is limited. Registration required.

This program is for adults.

    Location: Community Room
   
Sunday February 25, 2018 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Garmany Music Series: Sunday Chamber Concert with Alturas Duo     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The Alturas Duo has been recognized as one of the most engaging ensembles performing in the chamber music world today. The only group of its kind, the Duo was formed with the idea of playing South American and classical music by bringing together the unusual combination of the viola, charango and guitar, and in doing so, creating passionate music that moves at ease between the Baroque, South American folk rhythms and new pieces written especially for the Duo. The performances of Scott Hill (guitar) and Carlos Boltes (charango and viola) oscillate from the beautiful and serene to strong and pulsating, taking audiences on a journey to new musical heights.

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.
Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 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.

Please register.

FEBRUARY'S BOOK: World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow

The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
food_carrot.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM CLEAN FOOD (TM) with Terry Walters: Preparing for Spring     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us in welcoming back friend and best-selling cookbook author, Terry Walters! She will discuss healthy safe cleansing practices and tools for boosting your immune system to ward off spring allergies before they are upon us (which is soon!). She will demo a cleansing smoothie, teach you how to make an immune boosting tonic, and provide an outline for a healthy “cleanse” for you to experiment with at home.

Please register.

Terry Walters is at the forefront of the clean eating lifestyle movement and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and passion to eat clean and live well. Her work inspires and empowers us to make positive changes for our health and the health of our environment. She is the author of two best-selling cookbooks, Clean Food and Clean Start. She is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist and recipient of the Nautilus Gold and Silver Book Awards. Of her first book, chef Mario Batali says: “Clean Food is the most exciting book based on fresh produce and simple recipes I have used in years.”

Terry is regularly featured on television and radio, in print and Internet media, and is the author of the popular blog Eat Clean Live Well. She works extensively as an educator, consultant, clean food chef and advocate for healthy change in the way we eat and live, and serves as Advisor to the Board of Directors for Urban Oaks Organic Farm. Terry is an avid runner, cyclist, skier and gardener—living what she teaches; doing the best she can to embrace good health for herself, her family, her community and the environment.

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