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Monday May 21, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Heritage Alliance  
    Contact: Jay Johnston     
    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney

Tuesday May 22, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers  
    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

Thursday May 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me  
   

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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoons: Pinwheels  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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

Space is limited. Registration required.

    Location: Barney Program Room

Tuesday May 29, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers  
    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
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Novel Ideas  
    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 current copy of the book at the Barney library service desk. All are welcome!

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney

Thursday May 31, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM Musical Me  
   

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

Monday June 4, 2018
   3:15 PM  -  3:15 PM Girl Scout Junior Troop 66520  
    Contact: Staci Gerace   860-321-1218   geracefamily@comcast.net
    Location: Barney Program Room

Tuesday June 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers  
    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

Thursday June 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jewelry Hour at Barney  
    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

Tuesday June 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers  
    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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Barney Cinema: Bye Bye Birdie (1963)  
    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).

When the draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling songwriter Albert Peterson (Dick Van Dyke), whose song Birdie was just about to record. Albert's longtime girlfriend, Rosie (Janet Leigh), pushes Albert to write a new tune that Birdie will perform on television to a fan selected in a contest. The scheme works, with young Ohio teenager Kim McAfee (Ann-Margret) declared the winner, but no one has counted on the jealous wrath of her boyfriend.

Rated G. 112 minutes. Please register.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers  
    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

Thursday June 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoons: Decorated Beach Bags  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Try your hand at something new! This month we will be making personalized bags for those summer beach days. The library will provide all supplies, but feel free to bring your own.

Space is limited. Registration required.

    Location: Barney Program Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Movers and Groovers  
    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
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Novel Ideas  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Garmany Music Series: Hot Cat Jazz Band *Outdoor Concert*  
    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

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Barney Cinema: Chicago (2002)  
    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

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Libraries Rock: Pet Rock  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Garmany Music Series: Washboard Slim *Outdoor Concert*  
    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

Thursday July 19, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jewelry Hour at Barney  
    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

Thursday July 26, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoons: Perler Bead Drink Covers  
    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

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Happy Birthday Harry!  
    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 31st, 2018. 10am   All ages welcome.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Novel Ideas  
    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

Saturday August 4, 2018
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Art Show Reception Reception: Timna Tarr Quilts  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney

Tuesday August 7, 2018
   2:00 PM Libraries Rock: Firefly Craft  
    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

Thursday August 9, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Jewelry Hour at Barney  
    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

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Barney Cinema: The Pirates of Penzance (1983)  
    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

Tuesday August 21, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Garmany Music Series: The Kerry Boys *Outdoor Concert*  
    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

Thursday August 23, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoons: Beach Luminaries  
    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

Tuesday August 28, 2018
   1:15 PM  -  2:30 PM Novel Ideas  
    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

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