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Wednesday September 6, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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

Space is limited. Registration required.

This program is for adults.

 

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Director's College: Farmington Servant Culture in the Early 20th Century  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us for an illustrated lecture about the structure and manners of domestic service in wealthy private homes in early 20th-century Farmington. The focus will be 1910 at Hill-Stead and Oldgate, where presenter David Hopkinsons' grandparents served as personal maid and butler. 

David Hopkinson, PhD, lives in Williamsburg Virginia, where he is winding down a career as a clinical psychologist. He is a tour guide docent at the Gilded Age Maymont Mansion in nearby Richmond.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday September 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM 7 Things Women Need to Know About Personal Finance: Financial Planning and Cash Flow  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This interactive workshop series covers the basics of personal financial management, designed especially for women who have limited knowledge around personal finance matters. 

  • Financial Planning & Cash Flow (September 7)
  • Investing, Asset Allocation & Retirement Accounts (September 14)
  • Financial Risks & Insurance (September 21)
  • Estate & Charitable Planning (September 28)

Each session is standalone, with no requirement to attend all four, so participants welcome to attend just the topics of specific interest! Space is limited. Registration required.

Presenter Nancy Fellinger, CFP, has served in leadership roles as president of the Financial Planning Association's Connecticut Valley Chapter and on the executive boards of the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut and the Connecticut Estate & Tax Planning Council. She has also been a member of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Professional Advisory Committee and the Estate & Business Planning Council of Hartford.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM SCORE Presents: Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This workshop is designed to help small to medium sized businesses understand and effectively market in the ever-changing social media landscape.    

Lance Leifert, a digital marketing expert, will cover: 

  • Understanding the evolution of marketing – what works and what does not
  • Choosing the right social media platforms for your businesses
  • How your website works with social media

Space is limited. Registration required.

Presenter Lance Leifert formed Conquest, a digital agency, in 1997.  Conquest saw the changes in marketing trends and converted to an integrated marketing agency in 2015 offering both traditional and digital marketing services with a focus on strong digital capabilities.  As pioneers in this new style of marketing, Conquest has grown to be recognized as an industry leader and has helped clients of all sizes strategize and the implement cutting edge integrated marketing programs.

Lance brings over 20 years of experience in technology oriented marketing and development.  With a degree from UCONN in Engineering and Computer Science and graduate degree with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, his career path led him to work with many aspects of technology.  In addition, Lance has been an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut for over ten years and sits on various boards

    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday September 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM 7 Things Women Need to Know About Personal Finance: Investing, Asset Allocation & Retirement Account  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This interactive workshop series covers the basics of personal financial management, designed especially for women who have limited knowledge around personal finance matters. 

  • Financial Planning & Cash Flow (September 7)
  • Investing, Asset Allocation & Retirement Accounts (September 14)
  • Financial Risks & Insurance (September 21)
  • Estate & Charitable Planning (September 28)

Each session is standalone, with no requirement to attend all four, so participants welcome to attend just the topics of specific interest! Space is limited. Registration required.

Presenter Nancy Fellinger, CFP, has served in leadership roles as president of the Financial Planning Association's Connecticut Valley Chapter and on the executive boards of the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut and the Connecticut Estate & Tax Planning Council. She has also been a member of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Professional Advisory Committee and the Estate & Business Planning Council of Hartford.

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM 100th Anniversary Platinum Concert: Music of the 1940s and 50s with the Dick Campo Big Band  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Be transported back in time to the 1940s and 1950s!

The Dick Campo Big Band delivers a danceable swinging sound that resonates with authority and professionalism that can only come with experience. The musicians, the arrangements are first rate. It's great music for all ages!


2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Farmington Libraries. Celebrations for all ages will be held throughout the year. This will include concerts featuring music from different eras, a celebratory dinner, time capsule, and more! Call for details.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday September 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM 7 Things Women Need to Know About Personal Finance: Financial Risks & Insurance  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This interactive workshop series covers the basics of personal financial management, designed especially for women who have limited knowledge around personal finance matters. 

  • Financial Planning & Cash Flow (September 7)
  • Investing, Asset Allocation & Retirement Accounts (September 14)
  • Financial Risks & Insurance (September 21)
  • Estate & Charitable Planning (September 28)

Each session is standalone, with no requirement to attend all four, so participants welcome to attend just the topics of specific interest! Space is limited. Registration required.

Presenter Nancy Fellinger, CFP, has served in leadership roles as president of the Financial Planning Association's Connecticut Valley Chapter and on the executive boards of the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut and the Connecticut Estate & Tax Planning Council. She has also been a member of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Professional Advisory Committee and the Estate & Business Planning Council of Hartford.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:45 AM 7 Things Women Need to Know About Personal Finance: Estate & Charitable Planning  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This interactive workshop series covers the basics of personal financial management, designed especially for women who have limited knowledge around personal finance matters. 

  • Financial Planning & Cash Flow (September 7)
  • Investing, Asset Allocation & Retirement Accounts (September 14)
  • Financial Risks & Insurance (September 21)
  • Estate & Charitable Planning (September 28)

Each session is standalone, with no requirement to attend all four, so participants welcome to attend just the topics of specific interest! Space is limited. Registration required.

Presenter Nancy Fellinger, CFP, has served in leadership roles as president of the Financial Planning Association's Connecticut Valley Chapter and on the executive boards of the Planned Giving Group of Connecticut and the Connecticut Estate & Tax Planning Council. She has also been a member of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Professional Advisory Committee and the Estate & Business Planning Council of Hartford.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   7:30 AM  -  9:00 PM New York City, a La Carte! A Farmington Libraries Bus Trip  
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join Director, Jay Johnston on this traditional visit to New York City! Shop, see the sights, enjoy fine dining, culture, and more! Some options include:

MOMA
High Line
SOHO (South of Houston Street)
DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)
Brooklyn Bridge
Jane’s Carousel (under the Brooklyn Bridge)
One World Trade Center
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Strand Bookstore
Guggenheim Museum
Rockefeller Center
Saks 5th Avenue
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Staten Island Ferry or the Circle Line

Catch a show! Wednesday is matinee day on Broadway

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.

   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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

Space is limited. Registration required.

This program is for adults.

 

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Meditation: The WOW Factor, Younger, Thinner, Healthier and More  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Based on his own experience as a gerontologist and someone who has been meditating for many years, Dr. Matthew Raider will talk about what keeps you young even as your body ages. He will also explore the eternal nature of consciousness and explain how you can experience it for yourself

Dr. Raider is a national speaker and a contributing author to the book "Meditation as Medication for the Soul" by Rajinder Singh. His chapter "Meditation: 25 Years Experience in Primary Care Medicine" chronicles meditation as it has moved from "being considered a fringe practice to now being called the secret to optimum health." 

A clinical physician and former faculty member at the University of Connecticut Medical School, he is currently coordinating director of the Geriatric Teaching Program in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday October 5, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Garmany Music Series: Bluesgrass  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

The acoustic duo BluesGrass features two experienced musicians who have been steeped for many years in American roots music, including blues, old-time, folk music, and bluegrass (especially its “bluesy” side and its mountain modal sounds). Both are accomplished singers, and their voices blend in close harmony along with strong and evocative instrumental accompaniment. They draw upon both contemporary and traditional sources for a well-rounded acoustic music experience.

BluesGrass is the acoustic duo of Jon Swift (bass) and Mark White (guitar/harp.) Both share the lead vocal and harmony duties.

Please register.


This event is made possible by Richard P. Garmany through a grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The Farmington Libraries will be hosting a variety of performances throughout the year as part of the Richard P. Garmany Music Series.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Director's College: Underwater Photography with Richard Ladisky  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Let photographer Richard Ladisky take you on an underwater journey with his incredible pictures of ocean life! Richard began scuba diving for lobsters and wrecks in New England in 1981. Shortly after he decided to join his love of diving with his passion for photography. Licensed in amateur radio in 1958, he was able to talk to people around the world and was lured by their exotic locations. He started visiting these places 4 to 6 weeks at a time, for both land and underwater photography. His work and adventures have appeared in many local and national periodicals.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room

Thursday October 19, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Befriending Your Inner Critic: How Mindful Self-Compassion Practice Can Heal  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Angela Mazur and Theresa Nygren return to guide participants through a number of mindful self-compassion meditations. This will be an hour-long immersion into mindful self-compassion meditation practice. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing—being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity. No experience necessary.

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

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Clean Food with Terry Walters: Nutrition and Nourishment For The Holidays  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us in welcoming back friend and best-selling cookbook author, Terry Walters. Terry will talk to us about the important (and difference between) nourishment and nutrition, and will also share some of her favorite clean food holiday gift ideas so you can give the gift of good health this holiday season. Demonstration and tasting included!

Please register.

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

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

    Location: Community Room

Thursday October 26, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Lennon/McCartney Dynamic  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Few songwriting teams are as well respected as the duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz returns for this multimedia presentation will compare and contrast their songwriting over the course of The Beatles' career.

America's only professional Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz won a research grant through the University of Hartford in November 2011 to study the band and has the authored three books on the subject.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coffee & Canvas  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

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

Space is limited. Registration required.

This program is for adults.

 

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Global Encounters in the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-67910   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Justin Brooks, Doctoral Candidate in History, Yale University, will speak on the the Lewis Walpole Library’s exhibition “Global Encounters in the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole.” The exhibition, which looks at aspects of the global British Empire in the long eighteenth century, takes full advantage of the diverse range of archival resources held by the Library and which Mr. Brooks co-curated, including manuscripts, printed texts, graphic images, and objects. Interrelated themes include political economy, diplomacy, indigeneity, and slavery. The talk, exhibition, and other related programs celebrate the broad pre-disciplinary collecting activities of Horace Walpole (1717-1797) and W.S. Lewis (1895-1979) and will explore how current multi-disciplinary methodologies invite creative research in the Library’s archival collections. Mr. Brooks’s talk is offered as part of a year’s worth of events celebrating the 300th anniversary of Horace Walpole’s birth.

This Lewis Walpole Library lecture is held in partnership with the Farmington Libraries.

Space is limited. Registration required.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be held at Yale’s Lewis Walpole Library, located at 154 Main Street.

    Location: Lewis Walpole Library

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM 11th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture: Endre Sarkany, Holocaust Survivor  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Endre (Andy) Sarkany was born in Budapest, Hungary on October 31, 1936.  The building he lived in was located inside the Budapest ghetto which is where he remained during the Holocaust.  The building housed a nursery/kindergarten on the ground floor.  The school was affiliated with the Jewish Agency of Hungary and was led by Mr. Eugene Polnay.  The building also housed on the top floor a dance, acrobat and ballet studio.  These facts were significant in Endre’s survival and that of at least 150 orphaned children.   Endre’s father was taken to Mauthausen concentration camp in the spring of 1944, fortunately he did survive.

After WWII, Hungary became a communist nation.  Although Endre graduated high school in 1955, he was not accepted to university because he was deemed an undesirable element of society.  This label was given to anyone who owned a business before the communists took over the country. Endre was fortunate to escape Hungary after the October 1956 uprising and was able to immigrate to the United States.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Tusculum College in Tennessee and his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Endre worked for both the McDonald Douglas Corporation and the IBM Corporation.

Over the past 10 years, Endre has been speaking to students about his personal experiences during the Holocaust, living under the brutality of the Soviet regime in Hungary, and finding a home in the United States. Mr. Sarkany is married, has a daughter and son, and five grandchildren.

Please register.


Kristallnacht, also referred to as the Night of Broken Glass, was a series of coordinated attacks against Jews throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on November 9-10, 1938. German authorities looked on as SA paramilitary and civilians carried out these attacks and covered the streets with broken glass from the windows of Jewish-owned stores, buildings, and synagogues. This annual event at the Farmington Libraries commemorates the human spirit’s ability to overcome such persecution.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Director's College: It Really Happened in Connecticut  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Witchcraft trials, a serial murderer who inspired a popular movie, and a bizarre vagabond who has fascinated people for 150 years are three amazing yet true stories from the state’s past that independent historian Diana Ross McCain will recount in her talk. McCain draws the tales from her books It Happened in Connecticut: Twenty-five Events that Shaped the Nutmeg State and Mysteries and Legends of New England: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained. Following the presentation, McCain will sell and autograph copies of her books.

Diana Ross McCain is a partner in Come Home to Connecticut, an enterprise that offers historical and genealogical research services and programming. She has been researching, writing, and speaking about history for more than thirty years. McCain holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, and was on the staff of the Connecticut Historical Society for more than twenty-five years. She is the author of many magazine and newspaper articles and several non-fiction books of history, including, in addition to the two about which she will speak, Connecticut Coast: A Town-by-Town Illustrated History, and To All on Equal Terms: The Life and Legacy of Prudence Crandall, a biography of Connecticut’s official state heroine. Her first work of fiction, the historical novel Thy Children’s Children, based on the true story of the first five generations of the Lyman family of Lyman Orchards, was published in 2016. She lives in Durham, Connecticut.

Please register.

    Location: Community Room

Monday April 2, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room

Tuesday April 3, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday April 4, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room

Thursday April 5, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room

Friday April 6, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room

Saturday April 7, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room

Monday April 9, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron   860-677-2332   dchapron@aol.com
    Location: Community Room

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