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Monday June 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months, with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement.  No registration required. 

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Jewelry Hour @ the Maker Space     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you want to learn new techniques?

Join us for this drop-in program for adults. Use the library's supplies or bring your own. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry, fix broken jewelry, the sky's the limit!

Register for a reminder.

    Location: Maker Space
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, 25 - July 27, 2018

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Making Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Over the course of this two week workshop, teens ages 12-18 will have the chance to get hands on with the library's newest space, The Studio! Participants will form teams and learn how to conceptualize, film, and edit short films with our expert, Maya. Space is limited, and registration is required.

 

WEEK ONE: Monday 6/18 - Thursday 6/21  2-4pm

This week, participants will split into filming teams, plan the concepts for their videos, learn how to use the filming equipment, and learn about the editing process. 

 

WEEK TWO: Monday 6/25- Thursday 6/28 - Studio Times TBD

During week two, teams will schedule studio time to film and then edit their videos. At our last meeting at 2pm on Thursday, June 28th, we will hold a mini film festival, and show the finished products!

    Location: The Studio
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader’s Theater     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-12. Bring a story to life by reading aloud a script based on a book. Children will rehearse, create scenary, and share a performance for families at the end of the series. Please register. Participants must plan to attend all scheduled meetings. Please join us for an evening performance on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   
 
misc_none 5:15 PM  -  6:30 PM Rotary     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary L. Wadsworth   8609307244   luluwadsworth@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
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.

JUNE'S BOOK: Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Running into a long-ago friend sets memories from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.

    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday June 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime Fun     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For the child alone Ages: 3-5. Have fun with stories, craft, music, and film. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, June 26-July 24

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

 

 

    Location: J Program Room 2
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM FCE     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foertsch   860-302-2542   foertschm@fpsct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 12:15 PM  -  2:15 PM Local Interagency Team Meeting (LIST)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christopher Montes   18606752398   montesc@farmington-ct.org
    Location: Community Room
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Novel Ideas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ford/ Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   
   

Join us for a lively discussion on the last Tuesday of the month at 1:15.  Pick up a copy of the current book at the Barney library service desk. All are welcome!

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
ent_circ_elephant 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For ages 7 and up, get your craft on with children's librarians!   Make moveable paper fish this week and have a swimmingly time.

    Location: J Program Room 1
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Making Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Over the course of this two week workshop, teens ages 12-18 will have the chance to get hands on with the library's newest space, The Studio! Participants will form teams and learn how to conceptualize, film, and edit short films with our expert, Maya. Space is limited, and registration is required.

 

WEEK ONE: Monday 6/18 - Thursday 6/21  2-4pm

This week, participants will split into filming teams, plan the concepts for their videos, learn how to use the filming equipment, and learn about the editing process. 

 

WEEK TWO: Monday 6/25- Thursday 6/28 - Studio Times TBD

During week two, teams will schedule studio time to film and then edit their videos. At our last meeting at 2pm on Thursday, June 28th, we will hold a mini film festival, and show the finished products!

    Location: The Studio
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM Cool off Necklaces!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Cool off Necklace

 

Beat the summer heat with necklaces that will cool you off!  Sew an awesome sponge necklace to wear when you're feeling hot!

Ages 5 and up  Please register

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
ent_saxaphone 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Garmany Music Series: Hot Cat Jazz Band *Outdoor Concert*     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us on the Barney Library Lawn to kick off our summer outdoor concert series with the toe-tapping music of the Hot Cat Jazz Band! Enjoy everything from the swing standards of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington;  big band hits of Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey; to popular songs from the 1920’s, as well as some New Orleans Dixieland favorites.

Please register.

*IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, CONCERT WILL BE HELD INDOORS ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE BARNEY LIBRARY.


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: Barney Library Lawn
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday June 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Making Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Over the course of this two week workshop, teens ages 12-18 will have the chance to get hands on with the library's newest space, The Studio! Participants will form teams and learn how to conceptualize, film, and edit short films with our expert, Maya. Space is limited, and registration is required.

 

WEEK ONE: Monday 6/18 - Thursday 6/21  2-4pm

This week, participants will split into filming teams, plan the concepts for their videos, learn how to use the filming equipment, and learn about the editing process. 

 

WEEK TWO: Monday 6/25- Thursday 6/28 - Studio Times TBD

During week two, teams will schedule studio time to film and then edit their videos. At our last meeting at 2pm on Thursday, June 28th, we will hold a mini film festival, and show the finished products!

    Location: The Studio
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality @ The Studio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Immerse yourself in the virtual reality experience with the Oculus Rift. Explore the ever-growing line-up of apps specially curated by Farmington Libraries staff. Travel to places around the globe, challenge your skills and your courage with apps like The Climb, watch as characters come to life before your eyes as you become immersed in a story, or complete a guided meditation letting go of the stress of the day in a serene natural setting without having to step foot outdoors. This and so much more awaits you in The Studio!

Registration is limited to 4 participants. Each participant will be assigned a one-hour time slot. Time slots will be reserved in the order that the reservations are received. An email will be sent to all registrants confirming their time slot. If you do not respond to the email that is sent to you within two business days the time slot will be forfeited and given to the next person on the list. Registrants must be age 16 or older. Priority is given to first-time registrants.

CLICK REGISTER TO REQUEST A TIME SLOT. Staff will contact you shortly.

    Location: The Studio
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DIY Summer: Pour-paint Terra Cotta Pots     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Graham   860-673-6791   mgraham@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Take part in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture by learning to create beautiful items at the Farmington Libraries on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

DIY Terra Cotta Pots_title

Have you seen videos of pour-paintings online and wanted to try it?  In this class we will use this modern technique to coat terra cotta pots.  No two will be alike!

 

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.  Registration will open a month before each class in this series.

    Location: Maker Space
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
anim_parrot1.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Nature Rocks! with Animal Embassy     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This educational & entertaining program will take families around the world with a unique group of rescued and adopted animals. We’ll discover some of the musical instruments used by people indigenous to these regions, as well as examples of animals that contribute to nature’s symphony including song birds, chirping crickets and chorus frogs. Families will meet South American Chinchillas, North American Spring Peepers, a Cuban Tree Frog, an African Sulcata Tortoise, a Dumeril’s Boa from Madagascar, and more!

No registration required. Program is best suited for ages 5 and up; families are welcome.Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

 

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Farmington High School Crew     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Endler   8603356780   endlerfamily@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Farmington Toastmasters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Wright   860-673-7406   wrianet@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Thursday June 28, 2018 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   Jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, socializing and enjoying stories.  No registration is required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM FCE     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foertsch   860-302-2542   foertschm@fpsct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
rec_paintpalette 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Pint-Sized Picassos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. Bring a t-shirt or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special K     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Thursdays, June 28 - July 26

Time: 2:00 3:00pm

A special program for your soon-to-be kindergartener, introducing and highlighting K-Readiness principles.  For children entering Kindergarten in fall 2018.

Please Register

    Location: J Program Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Film Making Workshop     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Over the course of this two week workshop, teens ages 12-18 will have the chance to get hands on with the library's newest space, The Studio! Participants will form teams and learn how to conceptualize, film, and edit short films with our expert, Maya. Space is limited, and registration is required.

 

WEEK ONE: Monday 6/18 - Thursday 6/21  2-4pm

This week, participants will split into filming teams, plan the concepts for their videos, learn how to use the filming equipment, and learn about the editing process. 

 

WEEK TWO: Monday 6/25- Thursday 6/28 - Studio Times TBD

During week two, teams will schedule studio time to film and then edit their videos. At our last meeting at 2pm on Thursday, June 28th, we will hold a mini film festival, and show the finished products!

    Location: The Studio
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou - The Purple Plain     Tell a Friend
   

The Purple Plain (1954 Drama) - At the end of World War II in Burma, Canadian Royal Air Force pilot Forrester (Gregory Peck) is a loner whose bravery can't cover a streak of reckless instability. When his actions cause an injury, he is nearly transferred, but Dr. Harris (Bernard Lee) recommends pulling him from duty, due to the emotional trauma he's suffered. Forrester then accompanies Harris to a Christian missionary outpost, where he meets Anna (Win Min Than) and begins to find interest in living again. 100 min.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
rec_aerobics 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Mindful Movement: Where the Joy of Movement Meets the Stillness of Meditation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-830-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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 16 spaces available.
 
school_microscope 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer STEM for Kids - aerodynamics     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-10. Join the Farmington High School Enforcers Robotics Team as we lead different STEM-related activities each week! Learn about aerodynamics (June 28), electricity and magnetism (July 5), ecology (July 12), chemistry (July 19), simple machines (July 26), and much more!

Please register for each workshop separately.

 

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Friday June 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_ 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
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nat_summertime 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

ages 3 - 5, for the child alone.  Join us for a morning of fun as teens will partner with preschoolers to read together and discover great crafts.  Please register.

   
 
nat_bush.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make a Fairy (Fairy House Fun part 1)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Fairy House Fun

It's not too early to start collecting your Fairy House materials to build your Fairy House or Gnome Home for WINDING TRAILS NATURE'S OPEN HOUSE scheduled for the weekend of September 29th & 30th at Winding Trails. This fun event will feature author/illustrator, Tracy Kane.  You will build your Fairy Houses at home and then meet at Winding Trails on Friday, September 28th from 3:30-5:30 for installation on Library Lane.  To get you excited we have planned three (3) Fairy House fun activities at the library.

Fairy House Fun Part 1:  Make your very own fairies to live in your houses. (6/29)

Fairy House Fun Part 2:  Story Walk outside and collecting natural materials. (7/27)

Fairy House Fun Part 3:  Kristen's Fairy House movie, 40 minutes with popcorn (8/31)

Please register for each progam invidiually.  Ages 4+ with a caregiver. 

 

 

    Location: J Program Room
        There are 6 spaces available.
Saturday June 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mr. Keegan’s Math Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Saroj Jhunjhunwala   570-862-9247   Sarojsilk@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Monday July 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months, with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement.  No registration required. 

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, 25 - July 27, 2018

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rock, Paper Scissors - Crafting Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Let music be your inspiration as you work on your masterpiece, or try our a new craft with our supplies! 

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader’s Theater     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-12. Bring a story to life by reading aloud a script based on a book. Children will rehearse, create scenary, and share a performance for families at the end of the series. Please register. Participants must plan to attend all scheduled meetings. Please join us for an evening performance on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Young Writer's Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you love to write? Meet up with other young writers to try out fun prompts and share your work!

Open to writers ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday July 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime Fun     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For the child alone.Ages: 3-5. Have fun with stories, craft, music, and film. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, June 26-July 24

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

 

 

    Location: J Program Room 2
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM FCE     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foertsch   860-302-2542   foertschm@fpsct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
Thursday July 5, 2018 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   Jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, socializing and enjoying stories.  No registration is required.



Location: Barney Children's Program Room

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM FCE     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Michele Foertsch   860-302-2542   foertschm@fpsct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Make It Nice: Popsicle Invites     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Mias   860-673-6791 x209   smias@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Make It Nice: A Gift Wrapping and Paper Crafting Series at the Maker Space!

This week, learn how to make festive party invites for your next cook-out or summer get-together!

(Ages 12+ Adults Too!)

Space is limited, registration is required.

    Location: Maker Space
        There are 6 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
rec_paintpalette 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Pint-Sized Picassos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. Bring a t-shirt or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Please register using the June 28 date.

    Location: J Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special K     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Thursdays, June 28 - July 26

Time: 2:00 3:00pm

A special program for your soon-to-be kindergartener, introducing and highlighting K-Readiness principles.  For children entering Kindergarten in fall 2018.

Please Register

    Location: J Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou - The Lady Says No     Tell a Friend
   

The Lady Says No (1952 Comedy) Quick-witted battle-of-the-sexes farce stars David Niven as Bill Shelby, a photographer assigned to take pictures of author Dorinda Hatch (Joan Caulfield), whose latest tome is highly critical of men. But when Bill becomes smitten with cynical beauty Dorinda, can he break down her considerable defenses and win her heart? With James Robertson Justice, Lenore Lonergan. 80 min.

 

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
school_microscope 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer STEM for Kids - electricity     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-10. Join the Farmington High School Enforcers Robotics Team as we lead different STEM-related activities each week! Learn about aerodynamics (June 28), electricity and magnetism (July 5), ecology (July 12), chemistry (July 19), simple machines (July 26), and much more!

Please register for each workshop separately.

 

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Friday July 6, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
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misc_ 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
nat_summertime 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

ages 3 - 5, for the child alone.  Join us for a morning of fun as teens will partner with preschoolers to read together and discover great crafts.  Please register.  Registration form is found on Friday, June 29 date.

Saturday July 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mr. Keegan’s Math Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Saroj Jhunjhunwala   570-862-9247   Sarojsilk@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Monday July 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months, with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement.  No registration required. 

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Jewelry Hour @ the Maker Space     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you want to learn new techniques?

Join us for this drop-in program for adults. Use the library's supplies or bring your own. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry, fix broken jewelry, the sky's the limit!

Register for a reminder.

    Location: Maker Space
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, June 25 - July 27

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

Please register on the June 25th date for this series.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rock, Paper Scissors - Crafting Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Let music be your inspiration as you work on your masterpiece, or try our a new craft with our supplies! 

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader’s Theater     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-12. Bring a story to life by reading aloud a script based on a book. Children will rehearse, create scenary, and share a performance for families at the end of the series. Please register. Participants must plan to attend all scheduled meetings. Please join us for an evening performance on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Summer Nail Art     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come learn how to create beautiful summer nail art from our resident expert, Leah!

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Teen Space
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime in July     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth- 5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections.  Register for July using July 9, good for the July 23rd as well.

    Location: J Program Room 1
        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.
 
JULY'S BOOK: Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
 
San Francisco, 1906: Fifteen-year-old Mercy Wong is determined to break from the poverty in Chinatown, and an education at St. Clare’s School for Girls is her best hope. Although St. Clare’s is off-limits to all but the wealthiest white girls, Mercy gains admittance through a mix of cunning and a little bribery, only to discover that getting in was the easiest part. Not to be undone by a bunch of spoiled heiresses, Mercy stands strong—until disaster strikes.

On April 18, a historic earthquake rocks San Francisco, destroying Mercy’s home and school. With martial law in effect, she is forced to wait with her classmates for their families in a temporary park encampment. Though fires might rage, and the city may be in shambles, Mercy can’t sit by while they wait for the army to bring help—she still has the “bossy” cheeks that mark her as someone who gets things done. But what can one teenage girl do to heal so many suffering in her broken city?

    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday July 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime Fun     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For the child alone.Ages:3-5. Have fun with stories, craft, music, and film. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, June 26-July 24

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

 

 

    Location: J Program Room 2
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
anim_cat 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon: Pet Shelter Pillows     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For ages 7 and up, get your craft on with children's librarians!  Come ready to do a lot of knotting to make a cozy fleece pillow for a feline friend.  The finished pillows will be donated to local animal shelters.

    Location: J Program Room 1
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Barney Cinema: Chicago (2002)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ford   860-673-6791   cford@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Great films, picked just for you!

Spend your afternoon enjoying free screenings of classic musicals on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Barney Library! This month's film is Bye Bye Birdie (1963).

Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie (Renée Zellweger) also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well -- turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity.

Rated PG-13. 113 minutes. Please register.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Celebrate Your Pet! An All-Ages Craft Program     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Pets of all shapes and sizes are an important part of our lives and our families. Whether you have a goldfish or a Great Dane, join us to create something special to celebrate your pet! We will have a wide array of crafts supplies from glitter and pom-poms for the kids to canvases and beads for the adults. The only thing you need to bring is your creativity and some inspiration. All ages welcome.


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.
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 6:50 PM  -  8:50 PM Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marshall Brown   8602140964   marshallbrown@mail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Wednesday July 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
 
anim_pig 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Farmer Minor and Daisy the Pig present “Pig Out on Reading”     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3+ Meet Farmer Minor and his literary pig, Daisy! Read stories, take photos, and give Daisy a smooch! Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Video Game Tournament: Super Smash Bros. Wii U     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come challenge your friends for ultimate victory and prizes at our video game tournaments!

Open to teens ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Teen Space
        There are 14 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
anim_paw 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Read to Murphy     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   8606736791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come to the Library to Read to Murphy, a cute white Westie.  Murphy will be here Wednesdays, 7/11 and 7/25 from 1:30 - 3:30.

Please call the Library to schedule your very special one-on-one. 10 minute time slot to read to Murphy.  You will be so glad you did! 

Ages 3 and under accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 2
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misc_rocks2 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Geology Rocks!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6 and up. Are you curious about rocks? Join us to learn about amazing world of rocks. We will learn all about igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks with a real examples. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
        There are 5 spaces available.
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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 program is for adults.

TO REGISTER: Please contact Leah Farrell at lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org or 860-673-6791 x212. 

PLEASE NOTE: You may only register for 2 classes per season (seasons are Spring (March-April-May), Summer (June-July-Aug), Fall (Sep-Oct-Nov), Winter (Dec-Jan-Feb).

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Yogapalooza with Bari Koral     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Catch a concert in Downward Dog! Beloved recording artist and kids’ yoga educator Bari Koral and her band will take kids and families on a rockin’ music and movement adventure. Together we’ll learn yoga with a dancing bear, pop like popcorn, “sleep” like a pony in the barn, fly like rocket ships, run with a gingerbread man and much more as we dance, stretch, sing and play to Bari’s award-winning songs.

No registration required. Program is best suited for ages 5 and up; families are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

This event will be held outside on the Main Library's lawn. In the event of rain, we will meet in the Community Room.

 

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Farmington Toastmasters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Wright   860-673-7406   wrianet@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Thursday July 12, 2018 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   Jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, socializing and enjoying stories.  No registration is required.



Location: Barney Children's Program Room

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
rec_paintpalette 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Pint-Sized Picassos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. Bring a t-shirt or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Please register using the June 28 date.

    Location: J Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special K     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Thursdays, June 28 - July 26

Time: 2:00 3:00pm

A special program for your soon-to-be kindergartener, introducing and highlighting K-Readiness principles.  For children entering Kindergarten in fall 2018.

Please Register

    Location: J Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou - My Gun is Quick     Tell a Friend
   

My Gun is Quick (1957 Drama) When a young woman he befriended in an L.A. diner the night before turns up murdered, tough-as-nails gumshoe Mike Hammer (Robert Bray) takes up the investigation and finds a deadly chain of events linking a ring the dead girl wore to stolen Nazi treasure from World War II. Taut adaptation of the Mickey Spillane thriller also stars Whitney Blake, Donald Randolph, Pamela Duncan. 91 min.

 

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
school_microscope 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer STEM for Kids - ecology     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-10. Join the Farmington High School Enforcers Robotics Team as we lead different STEM-related activities each week! Learn about aerodynamics (June 28), electricity and magnetism (July 5), ecology (July 12), chemistry (July 19), simple machines (July 26), and much more!

Please register for each workshop separately.

 

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
rec_runner.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ready, Set, Run! Running 101     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

READY, SET, RUN! is a series for beginner runners, weekend warriors, and beyond! Runners and non-runners alike are encouraged to attend.

New to running or curious about getting started? Then this is a workshop for you! Learn basic running essentials to help you get started, stay motivated and remain injury-free!

Presenter Andrea Buono is a USAT Certified triathlon and running coach with over 17 years of experience racing and competing in all levels of triathlon. She also holds an M.S. in Nutrition from University of St. Joseph.

Please register.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
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Friday July 13, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_ 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
nat_summertime 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

ages 3 - 5, for the child alone.  Join us for a morning of fun as teens will partner with preschoolers to read together and discover great crafts.  Please register.  Registration form is found on Friday, June 29 date.

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come learn how to play the cult classic tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons! Never played? Not a problem! We will teach you the basics, and a rotating cast of Dungeon Masters will take you on fantastic adventures each week!

Open to teens ages 12-18. All supplies (including snacks) will be provided. Please register.

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 12 spaces available.
  Location Map
Saturday July 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Mr. Keegan’s Math Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Saroj Jhunjhunwala   570-862-9247   Sarojsilk@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
anim_paw 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli or Murphy     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Sign up to READ TO ELI, the handsome yellow lab or Murphy, a cute white Westie.  They will be here from 9:30-11:30 for your special

one on one reading time.  Call the library to schedule an appointment at 860-673-6791.  All ages, under 3

accompanied by an adult.

Eli

Murphy

    Location: J Program Room 1
Monday July 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months, with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement.  No registration required. 

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, June 25 - July 27, 2018

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rock, Paper Scissors - Crafting Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Let music be your inspiration as you work on your masterpiece, or try our a new craft with our supplies! 

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader’s Theater     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-12. Bring a story to life by reading aloud a script based on a book. Children will rehearse, create scenary, and share a performance for families at the end of the series. Please register. Participants must plan to attend all scheduled meetings. Please join us for an evening performance on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Young Writer's Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you love to write? Meet up with other young writers to try out fun prompts and share your work!

Open to writers ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
ent_note 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Children's Talent Show auditions     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Warm up your instruments and dust off those dancing shoes! Young performers (ages 5-12) are invited to share their talents at our talent show on Wednesday, August 1! Stop by the children's department to share your talent to be added to our talent show line-up. Please contact the Children's Department for more information.

    Location: J Program Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
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Tuesday July 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime Fun     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For the child alone.Ages: 3-5. Have fun with stories, craft, music, and film. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, June 26-July 24

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

 

 

    Location: J Program Room 2
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
ent_circ_elephant 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon with a Giraffe Bookmark     Tell a Friend
   

For ages 7 and up, get your craft on with children's librarians!  Make a giraffe bookmark for your mom or for your own great reading.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Libraries Rock: Pet Rock     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

"Petra" by Marianna Coppo

Petra is a rock but she’s not just a rock.  Read the story with us and make a pet rock of your own.  Your rock, just like Petra can be anything you imagine it to be.  There will be lots of materials to decorate your new pet.

Ages 4 and up   

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality @ The Studio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Immerse yourself in the virtual reality experience with the Oculus Rift. Explore the ever-growing line-up of apps specially curated by Farmington Libraries staff. Travel to places around the globe, challenge your skills and your courage with apps like The Climb, watch as characters come to life before your eyes as you become immersed in a story, or complete a guided meditation letting go of the stress of the day in a serene natural setting without having to step foot outdoors. This and so much more awaits you in The Studio!

Registration is limited to 4 participants. Each participant will be assigned a one-hour time slot. Time slots will be reserved in the order that the reservations are received. An email will be sent to all registrants confirming their time slot. If you do not respond to the email that is sent to you within two business days the time slot will be forfeited and given to the next person on the list. Registrants must be age 16 or older. Priority is given to first-time registrants.

CLICK REGISTER TO REQUEST A TIME SLOT. Staff will contact you shortly.

    Location: The Studio
        There is 1 space available.
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
ent_saxaphone 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Garmany Music Series: Washboard Slim *Outdoor Concert*     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Washboard Slim & The Bluelights are back for our summer outdoor concert series! Drawing on a wide variety of traditional music forms, the Bluelights have created a new musical style respecting equally the past and present. A typical Bluelights performance might include original music, early jazz, blues, swing, standards, jug band, gospel, pop music from the turn of the century and roots rock‘n’roll.

Please register.

*IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, CONCERT WILL BE HELD INDOORS ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE BARNEY LIBRARY.


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: Barney Library Lawn
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday July 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM ChildLight Yoga     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4-7. Learn some yoga basics and have fun! Kristen Skulte, a certified ChildLight yoga instructor, will share simple stretches and movement exercises. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Unplugged Gaming     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Beat the heat at the library! Meet up with old and new friends to play tabletop games. Games include Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Sushi Go, Mario Monopoly, and much more!

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Teen Space
        There are 18 spaces available.
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ent_note 2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Children's Talent Show auditions     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Warm up your instruments and dust off those dancing shoes! Young performers (ages 5-12) are invited to share their talents at our talent show on Wednesday, August 1! Stop by the children's department to share your talent to be added to our talent show line-up. Please contact the Children's Department for more information.

    Location: J Program Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Movie: Love Simon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come watch the instant hit, Love Simon (PG-13, 2018) on the big screen! Popcorn will be served. 

Open to teens ages 12-18. Register for a reminder.

"Love, Simon is a funny, heartfelt, and truly touching teen romantic comedy that instantly becomes a modern classic for today's generation."
Molly Freeman
Screen Rant

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
nat_lightning 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM World Class Frisbee Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

In this high-energy program, Todd Brodeur will demonstrate basic Frisbee tricks, catches and combinations. Learn the science and aerodynamics of Frisbees and a bit of history about tossing circular objects. Participants will have hands-on learning opportunities to balance, stretch, and try several Frisbee tricks and catches. Frisbees will be provided for use during the program.

No registration required. Program is best suited for ages 5 and up; families are welcome.Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday July 19, 2018 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   Jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, socializing and enjoying stories.  No registration is required.



Location: Barney Children's Program Room

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Make It Nice: Paper Flower Gift Toppers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Mias   860-673-6791 x209   smias@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Make It Nice: A Gift Wrapping and Paper Crafting Series at the Maker Space!

This week, learn how to create beautiful flower gift toppers using tissue paper!

(Ages 12+ Adults Too!)

Space is limited, registration is required.

    Location: Maker Space
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
rec_paintpalette 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Pint-Sized Picassos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. Bring a t-shirt or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Please register using the June 28 date.

    Location: J Program Room
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Zumba for Kids     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5-10. This class features dance-fitness fun that keeps kids moving to the beat, led by Zumba instructor Marisa Murray. Bring a water bottle and wear sneakers. Please register.

    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jewelry Hour at Barney     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-830-7279   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you want to learn new techniques?

Join us for this monthly drop-in program for adults. Use the library's supplies or bring your own. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry, fix broken jewelry, the sky's the limit!

Register for a reminder.

    Location: Barney Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special K     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Thursdays, June 28 - July 26

Time: 2:00 3:00pm

A special program for your soon-to-be kindergartener, introducing and highlighting K-Readiness principles.  For children entering Kindergarten in fall 2018.

Please Register

    Location: J Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou - Woman's World     Tell a Friend
   

Woman’s World (1954 Comedy) Faced with having to appoint a new second-in-command, a Detroit auto magnate (Clifton Webb) determines the best way he can understand the makeup of the top candidates (Fred MacMurray, Van Heflin, Cornel Wilde) is to get to know their respective wives (Lauren Bacall, Arlene Dahl, June Allyson). Telling look at boardroom politics co-stars Elliott Reid, Alan Reed; Jean Negulesco directs. 94 min.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Do-It-Yourself Summer Series: No-Sew Fabric Flowers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lyn Kelly   860.673.6791   lkelly@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Pretty fabric strips, wood dowels, a little paint and glue is all we'll need to make these adorable fabric flowers.

All supplies will be provided.

Ages 12+ (Adults too!)  Registration is required, space is limited.  Registration opens one month before event.

    Location: Maker Space
        There are 3 spaces available.
 
school_microscope 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer STEM for Kids - chemistry     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-10. Join the Farmington High School Enforcers Robotics Team as we lead different STEM-related activities each week! Learn about aerodynamics (June 28), electricity and magnetism (July 5), ecology (July 12), chemistry (July 19), simple machines (July 26), and much more!

Please register for each workshop separately.

 

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tabletop Game Night     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us for Tabletop Game Nights! Play old favorites with new friends, and learn some great new games from an expert. Snacks will be provided.

Games include Gloom, Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Elder Sign, Hogwarts Battle and more! Pleae feel free to bring any games you would like to share with the group.

Open to teens and adults ages 12 and up. Space is limited. Registration required.

    Location: Community Room
        There are 23 spaces available.
Friday July 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  2:30 PM Miss Porter's School     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Molly Sessions   860-422-3135   msessions@missporters.org
    Location: Board Room 1
 
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_ 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
nat_summertime 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3 - 5, for the child alone.  Join us for a morning of fun as teens will partner with preschoolers to readtogether and discover great crafts.  Please register.  Registration form is found on Friday, June 29 date.

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come learn how to play the cult classic tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons! Never played? Not a problem! We will teach you the basics, and a rotating cast of Dungeon Masters will take you on fantastic adventures each week!

Open to teens ages 12-18. All supplies (including snacks) will be provided. Please register.

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 15 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday July 23, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Onederful Ones     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 12-24 months, with a caregiver.  A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement.  No registration required. 

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Jewelry Hour @ the Maker Space     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you want to learn new techniques?

Join us for this drop-in program for adults. Use the library's supplies or bring your own. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry, fix broken jewelry, the sky's the limit!

Register for a reminder.

    Location: Maker Space
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM La Leche League of Farmington Valley     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Georgia Burman   8608828477   Georgia.B@lllct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, June 25 - July 27, 2018

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

    Location: J Program Room 1
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rock, Paper Scissors - Crafting Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Let music be your inspiration as you work on your masterpiece, or try our a new craft with our supplies! 

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
lib_book3 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader’s Theater     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-12. Bring a story to life by reading aloud a script based on a book. Children will rehearse, create scenary, and share a performance for families at the end of the series. Please register. Participants must plan to attend all scheduled meetings. Please join us for an evening performance on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Camp - Google Cardboard     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Create your own Google Cardboard VR viewer from scratch! This is a two part project, please register using the July 23rd registration form. Please plan to attend both dates.

Open to teens ages 10-18.

    Location: Maker Space
   
  Location Map
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime in July     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth- 5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
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.

JULY'S BOOK: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous–it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday July 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime Fun     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For the child alone.Ages:3-5. Have fun with stories, craft, music, and film. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Terrific Twos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, June 26-July 24

Age 2 with a caregiver.  Enjoy books, music, puppets and a craft or film.

 

 

    Location: J Program Room 2
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
anim_starfish 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Crafternoon with Pokemon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Fro ages 7 and up.  Get your craft on with children's librarians!  Make a Pokemon paper box .

    Location: J Program Room 1
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Happy Birthday Harry!     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonibraries.org
   

Harry Potter Birthday Movie Celebration

  Let’s celebrate Harry’s birthday.  We will watch the first movie and do some Harry themed crafts.

Tuesday July 24th, 2018. 2pm  All ages welcome.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
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rec_runner.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ready, Set, Run! Find Your Flow with Meditation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

READY, SET, RUN! is a series for beginner runners, weekend warriors, and beyond! Runners and non-runners alike are encouraged to attend.

Achieve a better running flow through meditation! Dr. Matthew Radier will discuss the research on exercise, diet, supplements and meditation, as well as how to unlock its benefits as a runner (or for everyday life!).

Presenter Matthew Raider, M.D., is a clinical physician and coordinating director of the Geriatric Teaching Program in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut. He has been practicing meditation for over 30 years. Dr. Raider has a special interest in endurance training physiology and has been a distance runner for over 50 years. He has a strong interest in meditation and its relationship to health.

Please register.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday July 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Magic the Gathering     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come play Magic the Gathering with other teens! Bring your own deck, or borrow one for the afternoon. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you!

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Teen Space
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
anim_paw 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Read to Murphy     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   8606736791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come to the Library to Read to Murphy, a cute white Westie.  Murphy will be here Wednesdays, 7/11 and 7/25 from 1:30 - 3:30.

Please call the Library to schedule your very special one-on-one. 10 minute time slot to read to Murphy.  You will be so glad you did! 

Ages 3 and under accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 2
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Camp - Google Cardboard     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Create your own Google Cardboard VR viewer from scratch! This is a two part project, please register using the July 23rd registration form. Please plan to attend both dates.

Open to teens ages 10-18.

    Location: Maker Space
   
  Location Map
 
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality @ The Studio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Immerse yourself in the virtual reality experience with the Oculus Rift. Explore the ever-growing line-up of apps specially curated by Farmington Libraries staff. Travel to places around the globe, challenge your skills and your courage with apps like The Climb, watch as characters come to life before your eyes as you become immersed in a story, or complete a guided meditation letting go of the stress of the day in a serene natural setting without having to step foot outdoors. This and so much more awaits you in The Studio!

Registration is limited to 4 participants. Each participant will be assigned a one-hour time slot. Time slots will be reserved in the order that the reservations are received. An email will be sent to all registrants confirming their time slot. If you do not respond to the email that is sent to you within two business days the time slot will be forfeited and given to the next person on the list. Registrants must be age 16 or older. Priority is given to first-time registrants.

CLICK REGISTER TO REQUEST A TIME SLOT. Staff will contact you shortly.

    Location: The Studio
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DIY Summer: Plaster of Paris Flowers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Graham   860-673-6791   mgraham@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Take part in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture by learning to create beautiful items at the Farmington Libraries on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Plaster of Paris applied to artificial flowers creates beautiful decorations that can be applied to painted mason jar lids or picture frames.  All supplies provided.

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.  Registration will open a month before each class in this series.

    Location: Maker Space
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_filmproj 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Movie Night     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Cool off inside with popcorn and movie night for the whole family!

No registration required. Program is best suited for ages 5 and up; families are welcome.Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

 

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Farmington Toastmasters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Wright   860-673-7406   wrianet@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Thursday July 26, 2018 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   Jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, socializing and enjoying stories.  No registration is required.



Location: Barney Children's Program Room

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
rec_paintpalette 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Pint-Sized Picassos     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2-4 and their caregivers. Each week we will explore a different art medium to learn about colors, shapes, and textures. Bring a t-shirt or smock to protect your child’s clothes. Please register using the June 28 date.

    Location: J Program Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoons: Perler Bead Drink Covers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Try your hand at something new! This month we will be making fun drink covers for all your outdoor gatherings. The library will provide all supplies, but feel free to bring your own.

Space is limited. Registration required.

    Location: Barney Program Room
        There are 3 spaces available.
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special K     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Thursdays, June 28 - July 26

Time: 2:00 3:00pm

A special program for your soon-to-be kindergartener, introducing and highlighting K-Readiness principles.  For children entering Kindergarten in fall 2018.

Please Register

    Location: J Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
school_microscope 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Summer STEM for Kids - simple machines     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-10. Join the Farmington High School Enforcers Robotics Team as we lead different STEM-related activities each week! Learn about aerodynamics (June 28), electricity and magnetism (July 5), ecology (July 12), chemistry (July 19), simple machines (July 26), and much more!

Please register for each workshop separately.

 

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Friday July 27, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_ 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
nat_summertime 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3 - 5, for the child alone.  Join us for a morning of fun as teens will partner with preschoolers to read together and discover great crafts.  Please register.  Registration form is found on Friday, June 29 date.

 
nat_bush.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairy House Part 2 Storywalk     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Fairy House Fun

It's not too early to start collecting your Fairy House materials to build your Fairy House or Gnome Home for WINDING TRAILS NATURE'S OPEN HOUSE scheduled for the weekend of September 29th & 30th at Winding Trails. This fun event will feature author/illustrator, Tracy Kane.  You will build your Fairy Houses at home and then meet at Winding Trails on Friday, September 28th from 3:30-5:30 for installation on Library Lane.  To get you excited we have planned three (3) Fairy House fun activities at the library.

Fairy House Fun Part 1:  Make your very own fairies to live in your houses. (6/29)

Fairy House Fun Part 2:  Story Walk outside and collecting natural materials. (7/27)

Fairy House Fun Part 3:  Kristen's Fairy House movie, 40 minutes with popcorn (8/31)

Please register for each progam invidiually.  Ages 4+ with a caregiver. 

 

 

    Location: J Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
Monday July 30, 2018 Go To Top
anim_dino01 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Salt Dough Dinosaurs     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 and up. Join us for hands-on fun with homemade playdough and dinosaurs! Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (WAITING LIST FULL)
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rock, Paper Scissors - Crafting Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Let music be your inspiration as you work on your masterpiece, or try our a new craft with our supplies! 

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 16 spaces available.
 
lib_book_cook 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM We're All Wonders Book Cluib     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4 - 8 Book Club

"We Are All Wonders" by  R. J. Palacio

We will read the book together and then discuss this wonderful book using games, activities and a craft.

Please Register

 

 

    Location: J Program Room 2
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
 
lib_book3 2:15 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader’s Theater     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6-12. Bring a story to life by reading aloud a script based on a book. Children will rehearse, create scenary, and share a performance for families at the end of the series. Please register. Participants must plan to attend all scheduled meetings. Please join us for an evening performance on Wednesday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Camp - Retro Cassette Tape Wallets     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Transform a cassette tape into your own retro wallet!

Open to teens ages 10-18. Please register.

    Location: Maker Space
   
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding for Kids     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For kids entering 5th and 6th grades this fall. Learn creative problem-solving and design projects using Scratch, an iPad app from the MIT Media Lab. Farmington High School students will facilitate our learning. No experience necessary. iPads will be provided for use during class, or bring your own with the Scratch app installed. Please register.

Class will meet on these dates: July 30; August 6; August 13; August 20.

    Location: J Program Room 2
        There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday July 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
misc_kidsreading 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Storytime Fun     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For the child alone. Ages: 3-5. Have fun with stories, craft, music, and film. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Novel Ideas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ford/ Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   
   

Join us for a lively discussion on the last Tuesday of the month at 1:15.  Pick up a copy of the current book at the Barney library service desk. All are welcome!

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
anim_butterfly_02 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM DIY musical instuments     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   EMarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For ages 7 and up.  Get your craft on with the children's librarians.  Make your own musical instrument that really makes beautiful music.

    Location: J Program Room 1
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality @ The Studio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Immerse yourself in the virtual reality experience with the Oculus Rift. Explore the ever-growing line-up of apps specially curated by Farmington Libraries staff. Travel to places around the globe, challenge your skills and your courage with apps like The Climb, watch as characters come to life before your eyes as you become immersed in a story, or complete a guided meditation letting go of the stress of the day in a serene natural setting without having to step foot outdoors. This and so much more awaits you in The Studio!

Registration is limited to 4 participants. Each participant will be assigned a one-hour time slot. Time slots will be reserved in the order that the reservations are received. An email will be sent to all registrants confirming their time slot. If you do not respond to the email that is sent to you within two business days the time slot will be forfeited and given to the next person on the list. Registrants must be age 16 or older. Priority is given to first-time registrants.

CLICK REGISTER TO REQUEST A TIME SLOT. Staff will contact you shortly.

    Location: The Studio
    Registration will begin on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
 
ent_microphone2 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM This Business of Fighting: A Human Face on World War II     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Early in 1942, a young man from Rhode Island, Tony Pritchard, who had rarely been outside New England, went into the U.S. Army. By the time he returned home more than five years later, he had been all over the United States and Western Europe, had led troops in combat, had nearly died, had worked with refugees, and in general had encountered a world far wider and far more brutal than anything he had known.

Years later his son Arnie inherited Tony's old army foot locker. It turned out to contain hundreds of letters, photos, and other documents from this time. These sources vividly portray the people, places, and events which he encountered. They also portray the hopes, fears, and passions which he and others struggled with as they played their parts in the largest conflict in human history. As Arnie became immersed in wartime material, a narrative began to emerge, and he put his father's letters into a presentation designed to entertain, to educate, and to enlighten.  Arnie is now an historical World War II storyteller, chronicling Tony's experience of the European campaigns of 1944-45.

Please register.


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.
Wednesday August 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Video Game Tournament: Injustice 2 PS4     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come challenge your friends for ultimate victory and prizes at our video game tournaments!

Open to teens ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Teen Space
        There are 16 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Camp - DIY Zoetrope     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Use modern tools to recreate one of the earliest types of motion picture!

Open to teens ages 10-18. Please register.

 

    Location: Maker Space
   
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ent_circ_tentsm 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Children's Talent Show     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Warm up your instruments and dust off those dancing shoes! Young performers (ages 5-12) are invited to share their talents our talent show!

No registration required. Program is best suited for ages 5 and up; families are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

Performer auditions will be held on Monday, July 16, at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 18, at 2:30 p.m. Please contact the Children's Department for more information.

 

    Location: Community Room
Thursday August 2, 2018 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   Jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, socializing and enjoying stories.  No registration is required.



Location: Barney Children's Program Room

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Make It Nice: Pineapple Mason Jars     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Mias   860-673-6791 x209   smias@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Make It Nice: A Gift Wrapping and Paper Crafting Series at the Maker Space!

This week, learn how to transform an ordinary mason jar into a vibrant gift wrapping alternative!

(Ages 12+ Adults Too!)

Space is limited, registration is required.

    Location: Maker Space
    Registration will begin on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tween Painting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 9-12. Join Miss Jane for an afternoon painting adventure.  We provide paints, brushes, canvas and other supplies.  Please bring your own smock.  Please register.

   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
rec_runner.GIF 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Ready, Set, Run! Running on Full: Nutrition     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

READY, SET, RUN! is a series for beginner runners, weekend warriors, and beyond! Runners and non-runners alike are encouraged to attend.

Fueling properly is not just for the professionals. Learn the importance of proper nutrition as an athlete at any level, and how you can get started in making the best nutritional choices for you.

Presenter Andrea Buono is a USAT Certified triathlon and running coach with over 17 years of experience racing and competing in all levels of triathlon. She also holds an M.S. in Nutrition from University of St. Joseph.

Please register.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
Friday August 3, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_ 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Saturday August 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Show Reception Reception: Timna Tarr Quilts     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
Monday August 6, 2018 Go To Top
rec_Scrabble 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Alphabet Collage     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2 and up. Explore, sing, and create with this hands-on art project all about the ABC's! Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rock, Paper Scissors - Crafting Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Let music be your inspiration as you work on your masterpiece, or try our a new craft with our supplies! 

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
ent_note 2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Zumba in August     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5-10. This class features dance-fitness fun that keeps kids moving to the beat, led by Zumba instructor Marisa Murray. Bring a water bottle and wear sneakers. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Camp - Shrinky-Dink Jewelry     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Use this amazing shrinking plastic to create beautiful elements for earrings, bracelets, key chains, and more! 

Open to teens ages 10-18. Please register.

 

    Location: Maker Space
        There are 5 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_kidsreading1 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Polish Language Storytime for August     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth- 5 with a caregiver. Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities, and browse our Polish-language collections.

    Location: J Program Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding for Kids     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For kids entering 5th and 6th grades this fall. Learn creative problem-solving and design projects using Scratch, an iPad app from the MIT Media Lab. Farmington High School students will facilitate our learning. No experience necessary. iPads will be provided for use during class, or bring your own iPad with the Scratch app installed. Please register for this series using the July 30 date.

Class will meet on these dates: July 30; August 6; August 13; August 20.

    Location: J Program Room 2
Tuesday August 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Libraries Rock: Firefly Craft     Tell a Friend
    Contact: arosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

A Firefly named Torchy by Bernard Waber

Fireflies light up the summer night.  Have you ever caught one?  We will read the story of a little firefly and his too bright light.  Then we will make our own little fireflies to light up our homes.

Ages 4 and up

    Location: Barney Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_circ_elephant 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon: Flip-Flop Frenzy     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For ages 7 and up, get your craft on with children's librarians!  An assortment of ribbons, beads, threads and flowers will be placed on tables for you to create your own footwear for your feet!  PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR OWN FLIP-FLOPS!

    Location: J Program Room 1
        There are 7 spaces available.
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
Wednesday August 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ruth Dorfman   8605234963   
    Location: Board Room 1
 
nat_rainbow_2.GIF 10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM ChildLight Yoga in August     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4-7. Learn some yoga basics and have fun! Kristen Skulte, a certified ChildLight yoga instructor, will share simple stretches and movement exercises. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
    REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Unplugged Gaming     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Beat the heat at the library! Meet up with old and new friends to play tabletop games. Games include Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Sushi Go, Mario Monopoly, and much more!

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Teen Space
        There are 17 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  4:00 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 program is for adults.

TO REGISTER: Please contact Leah Farrell at lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org or 860-673-6791 x212. 

PLEASE NOTE: You may only register for 2 classes per season (seasons are Spring (March-April-May), Summer (June-July-Aug), Fall (Sep-Oct-Nov), Winter (Dec-Jan-Feb).

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Maker Camp - Cardboard Furniture Challenge     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Follow instructions, or go rogue in this challenge to see who can make the strongest cardboard chair!

Open to teens ages 10-18. Please register.

 

    Location: Maker Space
        There are 6 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality @ The Studio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Immerse yourself in the virtual reality experience with the Oculus Rift. Explore the ever-growing line-up of apps specially curated by Farmington Libraries staff. Travel to places around the globe, challenge your skills and your courage with apps like The Climb, watch as characters come to life before your eyes as you become immersed in a story, or complete a guided meditation letting go of the stress of the day in a serene natural setting without having to step foot outdoors. This and so much more awaits you in The Studio!

Registration is limited to 4 participants. Each participant will be assigned a one-hour time slot. Time slots will be reserved in the order that the reservations are received. An email will be sent to all registrants confirming their time slot. If you do not respond to the email that is sent to you within two business days the time slot will be forfeited and given to the next person on the list. Registrants must be age 16 or older. Priority is given to first-time registrants.

CLICK REGISTER TO REQUEST A TIME SLOT. Staff will contact you shortly.

    Location: The Studio
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Family Fort Night     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Have you ever wanted to cozy up with a book in your own little fort in the library?  Now's your chance.  Families are invited to join us for this fun family event. Bring blankets, pillows, and sheets to build your very own fort and enjoy stories, a snack and other fun activities.  All ages, registration required.

 

    Location: J Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Farmington Toastmasters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Wright   860-673-7406   wrianet@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Thursday August 9, 2018 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   Jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, socializing and enjoying stories.  No registration is required.



Location: Barney Children's Program Room

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jewelry Hour at Barney     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-830-7279   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you want to learn new techniques?

Join us for this monthly drop-in program for adults. Use the library's supplies or bring your own. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry, fix broken jewelry, the sky's the limit!

Register for a reminder.

    Location: Barney Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
lib_book_red 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Wonder Book Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 8 - 12 Book Club

Maybe you have alread read the book "Wonder" by R, J. Palacio.  If not, get your copy and start reading. 

We will have fun with discussion, games, activities and a craft.

Please register

    Location: J Program Room 1
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
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trans_plane1 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Turkey, the Land of Surprises, with Jay Johnston     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Take a trip to Turkey, all from the comfort of your local library!

Jay Johnston will share his experiences from his 23-day journey through Turkey, a land of surprises, tradition, and the Silk Road. From Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, and Bosphorus Bridge; to the Hagia Sophia and Troy's treasures.  From the Libraries at Ephesus to the stories of the Cappadocian Cave dwellers, this travelog is filled with facts and figures, as well as experiences like swimming in the blue waters of Mediterranean at Antaya. Next, we will visit Ankara, the Turkish Capital, with its museums and political history. We will conclude our journey in Istanbul with a bit of Turkish Delight!

Jay Johnston is Executive Director of the Farmington Libraries. A former U.S. Navy submariner, he enjoys traveling the world with his wife and family.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
Friday August 10, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_ 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday August 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Jewelry Hour @ the Maker Space     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you want to learn new techniques?

Join us for this drop-in program for adults. Use the library's supplies or bring your own. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry, fix broken jewelry, the sky's the limit!

Register for a reminder.

    Location: Maker Space
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM State Library Virtual Reality Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
 
ent_guitar01 11:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Family Sing-Along Picnic     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us for a musical morning led by Mr. Mike Markowitz on guitar! Bring a picnic to enjoy on the patio outside, weather permitting. Instruments will be provided to join in the music making. All ages welcome! Please register.

In case of rain, this program will be held in the children's program room.

    Location: J Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rock, Paper Scissors - Crafting Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Let music be your inspiration as you work on your masterpiece, or try our a new craft with our supplies! 

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Young Writer's Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you love to write? Meet up with other young writers to try out fun prompts and share your work!

Open to writers ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 18 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding for Kids     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For kids entering 5th and 6th grades this fall. Learn creative problem-solving and design projects using Scratch, an iPad app from the MIT Media Lab. Farmington High School students will facilitate our learning. No experience necessary. iPads will be provided for use during class, or bring your own iPad with the Scratch app installed. Please register for this series using the July 30 date.

Class will meet on these dates: July 30; August 6; August 13; August 20.

    Location: J Program Room 2
 
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.
 
JULY'S BOOK: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
 
The only daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has always known she’d been raised for one purpose and one purpose only: to marry. Never mind her cunning, which rivals that of her twin brother, Kenshin, or her skills as an accomplished alchemist. Since Mariko was not born a boy, her fate was sealed the moment she drew her first breath.

So, at just seventeen years old, Mariko is sent to the imperial palace to meet her betrothed, a man she did not choose, for the very first time. But the journey is cut short when Mariko’s convoy is viciously attacked by the Black Clan, a dangerous group of bandits who’ve been hired to kill Mariko before she reaches the palace.

The lone survivor, Mariko narrowly escapes to the woods, where she plots her revenge. Dressed as a peasant boy, she sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and hunt down those responsible for the target on her back. Once she’s within their ranks, though, Mariko finds for the first time she’s appreciated for her intellect and abilities. She even finds herself falling in love—a love that will force her to question everything she’s ever known about her family, her purpose, and her deepest desires.

    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday August 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
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misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
z_cust_srp2018 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Crafternoon: Party Coasters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For ages 7 and up, get your craft on with children's librarians!  Enjoy making party coasters using old worn out CD's.  Perfect for summer cookouts!

 

    Location: J Program Room 1
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_film-reel 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Barney Cinema: The Pirates of Penzance (1983)     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ford   860-673-6791   cford@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Great films, picked just for you!

Spend your afternoon enjoying free screenings of classic musicals on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Barney Library! This month's film is Bye Bye Birdie (1963).

Frederic (Rex Smith), who has spent his formative years as a junior pirate, plans to mark his 21st birthday by breaking free from the Pirate King (Kevin Kline) and beginning his courtship of Mabel (Linda Ronstadt). But because he was born on Feb. 29, a date that only arrives every fourth year, Frederic isn't technically 21 -- and the Pirate King is still his master. Unless something gives, Frederic will soon be on a collision course with the Pirate King's new nemesis: Mabel's father.

Rated G. 112 minutes. Please register.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
        There are many spaces available.
 
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality @ The Studio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Immerse yourself in the virtual reality experience with the Oculus Rift. Explore the ever-growing line-up of apps specially curated by Farmington Libraries staff. Travel to places around the globe, challenge your skills and your courage with apps like The Climb, watch as characters come to life before your eyes as you become immersed in a story, or complete a guided meditation letting go of the stress of the day in a serene natural setting without having to step foot outdoors. This and so much more awaits you in The Studio!

Registration is limited to 4 participants. Each participant will be assigned a one-hour time slot. Time slots will be reserved in the order that the reservations are received. An email will be sent to all registrants confirming their time slot. If you do not respond to the email that is sent to you within two business days the time slot will be forfeited and given to the next person on the list. Registrants must be age 16 or older. Priority is given to first-time registrants.

CLICK REGISTER TO REQUEST A TIME SLOT. Staff will contact you shortly.

    Location: The Studio
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 6:50 PM  -  8:50 PM Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marshall Brown   8602140964   marshallbrown@mail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Wednesday August 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 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
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Magic the Gathering     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come play Magic the Gathering with other teens! Bring your own deck, or borrow one for the afternoon. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you!

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Teen Space
        There are 18 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Giant Lawn Games     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come play giant versions of Uno, Chess, Connect 4, Scrabble, and Jenga on the library patio!

Rain location: Community Room. Open to teens ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Community Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Rok'n with ROK Blocks     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Get Rock'n with these new and exciting blocks.  Build, play, imagine, create and learn.  Come and find out why it's fun to build.  This is a drop in program.

No registration required

Ages 5+

    Location: J Program Room 1
Thursday August 16, 2018 Go To Top
trans_van 7:00 AM  -  8:30 PM American Museum of Natural History: A Farmington Libraries Bus Trip     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join Director Jay Johnston for a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City!

Cost is $75 per person, which includes:

  • Bus transportation
  • General Museum Admission (PLUS all special exhibitions, giant-screen film, and Space Show)

MUSEUM TOURS & SHOWS

Public Tours Free with Museum Admission
All tours begin at the entrance to the Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals, first floor.

Museum Highlight Tours
These tours highlight the Museum's collections. Daily at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15.

Special Shows

  • 11:30 AM - Dark Universe (Space Show)
  • 4:30 PM - Unseen Oceans (Hayden Planetarium Space Theater)

MEALS

  • You may bring a bag lunch or dinner to enjoy on the bus!
  • The AMNH has a food court and 2 cafes
  • Enjoy one of the many restuarants surrounding the AMNH

TRAVEL ITINERARY

  • 7:00 AM - Depart the Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive
  • 10:30 AM - Arrive at the AMNH
  • 5:30 PM - Depart the AMNH
  • 8:30 PM - Arrive back at the library

HOW TO RESERVE A SEAT

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. Call 860.673.6791 for details.

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

 
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   Jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, socializing and enjoying stories.  No registration is required.



Location: Barney Children's Program Room

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misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Books Clubs come together to watch Wonder the movie     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Two Book Clubs (and anyone else) come together to watch the movie "Wonder".  All are welcome!

Popcorn will be served and discussion after movie.  Even if you haven't been a part of the book club, you can still come and enjoy the move.  Everyone welcome.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, rated PG. Run time 1 hr. 53 min.

    Location: J Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
rec_puzzle_piece 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tabletop Game Night     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us for Tabletop Game Nights! Play old favorites with new friends, and learn some great new games from an expert. Snacks will be provided.

Games include Gloom, Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Elder Sign, Hogwarts Battle and more! Pleae feel free to bring any games you would like to share with the group.

Open to teens and adults ages 12 and up. Space is limited. Registration required.

    Location: Community Room
        There are 24 spaces available.
Friday August 17, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_ 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come learn how to play the cult classic tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons! Never played? Not a problem! We will teach you the basics, and a rotating cast of Dungeon Masters will take you on fantastic adventures each week!

Open to teens ages 12-18. All supplies (including snacks) will be provided. Please register.

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 14 spaces available.
  Location Map
Monday August 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hold for Children's Program     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Rock, Paper Scissors - Crafting Club     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Let music be your inspiration as you work on your masterpiece, or try our a new craft with our supplies! 

Open to ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 19 spaces available.
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Afternoon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Spend the final week of summer vacation relaxing at the library! Join us to watch new-to-DVD movies and beloved classics in air-conditioned comfort every afternoon at 2 p.m. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Henna Tattoos with Jamilah Henna Creations     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come learn about the ancient art of Henna, and have a beautiful design applied by Jamilah, of Jamilah Henna Creations!

Open to ages 10-18. Space is limited, please register. 

    Location: Board Room 1
        There are 17 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Coding for Kids     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

For kids entering 5th and 6th grades this fall. Learn creative problem-solving and design projects using Scratch, an iPad app from the MIT Media Lab. Farmington High School students will facilitate our learning. No experience necessary. iPads will be provided for use during class, or bring your own iPad with the Scratch app installed. Please register for this series using the July 30 date.

Class will meet on these dates: July 30; August 6; August 13; August 20.

    Location: J Program Room 2
Tuesday August 21, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hold for Children's Program     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Afternoon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Spend the final week of summer vacation relaxing at the library! Join us to watch new-to-DVD movies and beloved classics in air-conditioned comfort every afternoon at 2 p.m. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
ent_saxaphone 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Garmany Music Series: The Kerry Boys *Outdoor Concert*     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The Kerry Boys are Connecticut’s favorite Irish balladeers and have been performing together for over 27 years, dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to New York. Their humorous, high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish with their wide collection of traditional and original Irish/Celtic songs. 

Please register.

*IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, CONCERT WILL BE HELD INDOORS ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE BARNEY LIBRARY.


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: Barney Library Lawn
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday August 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hold for Children's Program     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM 1000 Books Celebration     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: J Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Video Game Tournament: Mario Kart Wii U     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come challenge your friends for ultimate victory and prizes at our video game tournaments!

Open to teens ages 10-18. Register for a reminder.

    Location: Teen Space
        There are 11 spaces available.
  Location Map
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Afternoon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Spend the final week of summer vacation relaxing at the library! Join us to watch new-to-DVD movies and beloved classics in air-conditioned comfort every afternoon at 2 p.m. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Roken Blocks     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Get Rock'n with these new and exciting blocks.  Build, play, imagine, create and learn.  Come and find out why it's fun to build.  This is a drop in program.

No registration required

Ages 5+

    Location: J Program Room 1
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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.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Farmington Toastmasters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Wright   860-673-7406   wrianet@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Thursday August 23, 2018 Go To Top
anim_bee.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   Jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver.  Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, socializing and enjoying stories.  No registration is required.



Location: Barney Children's Program Room

 
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Hold for Children's Program     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Make It Nice: Fruit Slice Gift Tags     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Mias   860-673-6791 x209   smias@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Make It Nice: A Gift Wrapping and Paper Crafting Series at the Maker Space!

This week, learn how to make fruit-inspired gift tags!

(Ages 12+ Adults Too!)

Space is limited, registration is required.

    Location: Maker Space
    Registration will begin on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 12:00 AM     
 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
rec_scissors&glue 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoons: Beach Luminaries     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Try your hand at something new! This month we will be making beach luminaries. The library will provide all supplies, but feel free to bring your own.

Space is limited. Registration required.

Candle Holder

    Location: Barney Program Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
 
ent_filmproj 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Afternoon     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Dept. Staff   860-673-6791   flchild@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Spend the final week of summer vacation relaxing at the library! Join us to watch new-to-DVD movies and beloved classics in air-conditioned comfort every afternoon at 2 p.m. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Do-It-Yourself Summer Series: Glass Gem Magnets     Tell a Friend
   

So easy to make these handy flower magnets using laser-printed flowers and modge-podge!

All supplies will be provided.

Ages 12+ (Adults too!)  Registration is required, space is limited.  Registration opens one month before event.

 

    Location: Maker Space
    Registration will begin on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
Friday August 24, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
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misc_ 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons and Dragons     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come learn how to play the cult classic tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons and Dragons! Never played? Not a problem! We will teach you the basics, and a rotating cast of Dungeon Masters will take you on fantastic adventures each week!

Open to teens ages 12-18. All supplies (including snacks) will be provided. Please register.

    Location: Board Room 2
        There are 15 spaces available.
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Saturday August 25, 2018 Go To Top
anim_paw 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Sign up to READ TO ELI, the handsome yellow lab.  He will be here from 9:30-11:30 for your special

one on one reading time.  Call the library to schedule an appointment at 860-673-6791.  All ages, under 3

accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 1
Monday August 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Jewelry Hour @ the Maker Space     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Do you want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you want to learn new techniques?

Join us for this drop-in program for adults. Use the library's supplies or bring your own. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry, fix broken jewelry, the sky's the limit!

Register for a reminder.

    Location: Maker Space
        There are many spaces available.
 
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
Tuesday August 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield     arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Novel Ideas     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caroline Ford/ Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   
   

Join us for a lively discussion on the last Tuesday of the month at 1:15.  Pick up a copy of the current book at the Barney library service desk. All are welcome!

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
 
ent_note 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM La Leche League of Farmington Valley     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Georgia Burman   8608828477   Georgia.B@lllct.org
    Location: Board Room 2
Wednesday August 29, 2018 Go To Top
nat_stars2 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Virtual Reality @ The Studio     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Immerse yourself in the virtual reality experience with the Oculus Rift. Explore the ever-growing line-up of apps specially curated by Farmington Libraries staff. Travel to places around the globe, challenge your skills and your courage with apps like The Climb, watch as characters come to life before your eyes as you become immersed in a story, or complete a guided meditation letting go of the stress of the day in a serene natural setting without having to step foot outdoors. This and so much more awaits you in The Studio!

Registration is limited to 4 participants. Each participant will be assigned a one-hour time slot. Time slots will be reserved in the order that the reservations are received. An email will be sent to all registrants confirming their time slot. If you do not respond to the email that is sent to you within two business days the time slot will be forfeited and given to the next person on the list. Registrants must be age 16 or older. Priority is given to first-time registrants.

CLICK REGISTER TO REQUEST A TIME SLOT. Staff will contact you shortly.

    Location: The Studio
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DIY Summer: Polymer Clay Earrings     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Graham   860-673-6791   mgraham@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Take part in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture by learning to create beautiful items at the Farmington Libraries on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

A great project for polymer clay beginners.  Make a pair of earrings out of clay stamped with design rollers. 

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.  Registration will open a month before each class in this series.

    Location: Maker Space
    Registration will begin on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 9:00 AM     
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Thursday August 30, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
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 40 spaces available.
Friday August 31, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
nat_bush.GIF 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairy House Part 3 Kristen's Fairy House Moive     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Fairy House Fun

It's not too early to start collecting your Fairy House materials to build your Fairy House or Gnome Home for WINDING TRAILS NATURE'S OPEN HOUSE scheduled for the weekend of September 29th & 30th at Winding Trails. This fun event will feature author/illustrator, Tracy Kane.  You will build your Fairy Houses at home and then meet at Winding Trails on Friday, September 28th from 3:30-5:30 for installation on Library Lane.  To get you excited we have planned three (3) Fairy House fun activities at the library.

Fairy House Fun Part 1:  Make your very own fairies to live in your houses.(6/29)

Fairy House Fun Part 2:  Story Walk outside and collecting natural materials.(7/27)

Fairy House Fun Part 3:  Kristen's Fairy House movie, 40 minutes with popcorn (8/31)

Please register for each progam invidiually.  Ages 4+ with a caregiver. 

 

 

    Location: J Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday September 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:55 PM Farmington Public School Foundation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Bradshaw   860-329-3735   bradshaw.lori@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Thursday September 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Board Room 1
Friday September 7, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday September 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
Tuesday September 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday September 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Farmington Toastmasters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Wright   860-673-7406   wrianet@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Thursday September 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Friday September 14, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
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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
Tuesday September 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM La Leche League of Farmington Valley     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Georgia Burman   8608828477   Georgia.B@lllct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:55 PM Farmington Community Chest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Palumbo   860-665-5129   amylpalumbo@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Wednesday September 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Thursday September 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Friday September 21, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Saturday September 22, 2018 Go To Top
anim_paw 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Sign up to READ TO ELI, the handsome yellow lab.  He will be here from 9:30-11:30 for your special

one on one reading time.  Call the library to schedule an appointment at 860-673-6791.  All ages, under 3

accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 1
Tuesday September 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Tuesday Quilters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betsy Kahn   860-673-0301   Betsy.kahn@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
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Wednesday September 26, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Farmington Toastmasters     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annette Wright   860-673-7406   wrianet@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Thursday September 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Knitting Group     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860 693 8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Friday September 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 AM  -  5:30 AM Fairy House Fun INSTALLATION     Tell a Friend
   

Fairy House Fun

Winding Trails installation of your Fairy House or Gnome Home.

Bring your Fairy House and meet me at Winding Trails any time between 3:30 - 5:30 pm to set up your house on Library Lane. 

Each builder will receive will receive two complimentary tickets to NOH for use on Saturday, September 29 or Sunday, September 30.

Questions?  Please contact Paula at 860-673-6791

 

 

    Location: J Program Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday October 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:55 PM PEO Chapter Z     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanne Mucci   860-558-9351   JTMucci@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday October 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 AM  -  9:00 PM New York City, a La Carte! A Farmington Libraries Bus Trip     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860 673 6791 x212   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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

Pick Up  7:30 AM – Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive

Drop off Locations (take your pick!)  5th Avenue in the 80th streets, Rockefeller Center (30 Rockefeller Plaza), 42nd Street, Battery Park (FINAL DROP OFF)

Pick Up  6:30 PM – 52nd and 53rd on 7th Avenue across from the Sheraton Hotel (expect to arrive back at Library around 9:00 PM)

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.

Thursday October 4, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Board Room 1
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Friday October 5, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Tuesday October 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
Thursday October 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
Friday October 12, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday October 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Annual Open Enrollment - UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plans     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Myriam Zorzi   (860) 214-5282   myriamz65@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
 
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
   
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
 
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.
 
 
    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday October 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM La Leche League of Farmington Valley     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Georgia Burman   8608828477   Georgia.B@lllct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday October 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:55 PM Farmington Public School Foundation     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lori Bradshaw   860-329-3735   bradshaw.lori@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
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Thursday October 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
Friday October 19, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Saturday October 20, 2018 Go To Top
anim_paw 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Sign up to READ TO ELI, the handsome yellow lab.  He will be here from 9:30-11:30 for your special

one on one reading time.  Call the library to schedule an appointment at 860-673-6791.  All ages, under 3

accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 1
Thursday October 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
Friday October 26, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday October 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Annual Open Enrollment - UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Plans     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Myriam Zorzi   (860) 214-5282   myriamz65@aol.com
    Location: Board Room 1
Thursday November 1, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Board Room 1
Friday November 2, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Saturday November 3, 2018 Go To Top
anim_paw 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Sign up to READ TO ELI, the handsome yellow lab.  He will be here from 9:30-11:30 for your special

one on one reading time.  Call the library to schedule an appointment at 860-673-6791.  All ages, under 3

accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 1
Thursday November 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
Friday November 9, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday November 12, 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
Tuesday November 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
Wednesday November 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Thursday November 15, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
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misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fall Book Set Up     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
Friday November 16, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Fall Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
Saturday November 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Fall Book Sale     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room
Thursday November 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
Tuesday November 27, 2018 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
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM La Leche League of Farmington Valley     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Georgia Burman   8608828477   Georgia.B@lllct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:55 PM Farmington Community Chest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Palumbo   860-665-5129   amylpalumbo@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Thursday November 29, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
Friday November 30, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Thursday December 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
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Friday December 7, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Monday December 10, 2018 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
 
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
Tuesday December 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion     Tell a Friend
    Location: Community Room
Thursday December 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
Friday December 14, 2018 Go To Top
ent_note 9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
 
ent_note 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots and Tunes     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3, with caregivers. Tots and Tunes is offered three times a week – come as often as you like! No registration required.

    Location: Community Room
Saturday December 15, 2018 Go To Top
anim_paw 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Eli     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Sign up to READ TO ELI, the handsome yellow lab.  He will be here from 9:30-11:30 for your special

one on one reading time.  Call the library to schedule an appointment at 860-673-6791.  All ages, under 3

accompanied by an adult.

    Location: J Program Room 1
Tuesday December 18, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM La Leche League of Farmington Valley     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Georgia Burman   8608828477   Georgia.B@lllct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday December 19, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
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Thursday December 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
Thursday December 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou     Tell a Friend
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
Thursday January 3, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Board Room 1
Tuesday January 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:55 PM Farmington Community Chest     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Palumbo   860-665-5129   amylpalumbo@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
Wednesday January 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Thursday February 7, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday February 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Thursday March 7, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Board Room 1
Saturday March 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Stanley Whitman House St Patrick's Day Celebration     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andy Verzosa/Bernie Dayton   860 677 9222 x305   averzosa@stanleywhitman.org
    Location: Community Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
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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
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting     Tell a Friend
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Board Room 1
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
Wednesday April 17, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday May 15, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday June 19, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday September 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday October 16, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
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Wednesday November 20, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
Wednesday December 18, 2019 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board     Tell a Friend
    Location: Board Room 1
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