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Monday June 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM All About Me!  
   

We are celebrating YOU!  Come see all the things you can do.  Playdough, dress-up, photo op, games and more.  Have lots of fun just being you!  This is for ages 1-3 only with a caregiver.  Please register. 

    Location: J Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Movie Night - The Incredibles  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Kick off the summer in style! Join us for an exclusive, teens only screening of Disney Pixar's, The Incredibles on the big screen! Ice cream will be served, and kids and teens ages 10-18 are invited. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday June 27, 2017
   12:15 PM  -  12:15 PM Farmington Community Services  
    Contact: Christopher Montes   860-675-2390   montesc@farmington-ct.org
    Location: Community Room
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Quilting group  
    Contact: Donna Dellacamer   8606755924   ddellacamera@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
   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
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Film Screening: Hidden Figures (2016)  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

It was chosen by National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2016 and was nominated for numerous awards, including three Oscar nominations (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Spencer) and two Golden Globes (Best Supporting Actress for Spencer and Best Original Score). It won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Rated PG. 127 minutes.

Please register.


This program is part of the Farmington Libraries Summer Reading Program, focusing on the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, written by Margot Lee Shetterly.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM La Leche League of Farmington  
    Contact: Georgie Burman   860-882-8477   
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 2

Wednesday June 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Summer Kick-off Party  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Celebrate the start of summer with books, games, popsicles, and more in the Children's Department. Stop by to register for our summer reading program -- help available all day to get you registered and ready to log your summer reading minutes!

    Location: J Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Unplugged Gaming  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come learn how to play the hilarious game of intrigue and suspicion, One Night Ultimate Werewolf!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Teen Space
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program Parent Info Session  
    Contact: Bhavani Bandi   8606432792   bbandi.2042@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday June 29, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Language Playgroup  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Speak to your child in the language you know best!  Join us at the Farmington Library to connect with other families who speak your language.  Play, socialize, and explore our foreign language collections.  For children ages birth to five and their caregivers.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Better Cupcake  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5 and up. Participate in the library's 6th annual cupcake wars! Teams of two will face three cupcake challenges. We will provide the cupcakes and decorations -- you provide the inspiration! Teams will be judged on neatness, creativity, and your defense of the theme. Please register.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou - Red Light  
   

Red Light – Drama - 1949 - Out of the slammer, a convicted embezzler (Raymond Burr) decides the best revenge upon his ex-boss (George Raft) is to arrange a hit on his brother (Arthur Franz), a chaplain just back from the front. With his last breath, the padre tells his sibling to look to the Bible...is it a clue naming the killer? Intriguing noir entry also stars Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart, Barton MacLane, Harry Morgan. 84 min.

    Location: Community Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM First-Ever Building Brick Wars  
    Contact: Angela Delaney   860-673-6791   adelaney@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 7 and up. Kick off summer reading with this building competition. Participants will complete three building challenges, consistent with our summer reading theme, “Build a Better World.” We provide the building bricks – you supply the imagination! Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DIY Summer: Chalk Board Painted Terracotta Pot  
    Contact: Lyn Kelly   860-673-6791   lkelly@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 cute way to label and decorate your herb garden, using terracotta pots, chalk board paint and twine.

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.

Due to high demand, we request that you only sign up for four (4) programs of this series.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Friday June 30, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Video Game Tournament - Rocket League  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come battle your friends for victory and prizes at our Rocket League PS4 tournament!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required, but space is limited. 

    Location: Teen Space

Monday July 3, 2017
     Libraries closed  

Tuesday July 4, 2017
     Libraries closed  

Wednesday July 5, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Thrilling Three's  
    Contact: Angela Delaney   860-673-6791   adelaney@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Wednesdays, July 5-26, 10 a.m.

Age 3, for the child alone. Children will enjoy stories, crafts, music, and film. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Living Well with Chronic Illness, a 6-Part Series  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from July 5 to August 9. 

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required. Register on July 5 for the series.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Unplugged Gaming  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come learn ow to play the DC universe deck building board game! Build up a powerful deck of superpowers, heros, villains, equipment, and more, and defeat super villains!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Teen Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wacky Wednesday: Magician Ed Popielarczyk  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Magician Ed Popielarczyk will entertain and amaze at this family friendly magic show!

Free tickets will be available at the children’s desk at the Main library one week before each performance. These programs are best suited for ages 5 and up. This program is funded by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

 

    Location: Community Room

Thursday July 6, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Musical Me  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-4, with a caregiver. Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, and more! No registration required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Make-It Series: DIY Pallet Coasters with Washi Tape  
    Contact: Sarah Mias   860-673-6791 x209   smias@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Beat the heat this summer with cool hands-on projects!

This week, create and design your own pallet-inspired drink coasters using popsicle sticks and washi tape.

Supplies will be provided, just bring yourself!

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special K  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Thursdays, July 6-27, 2 p.m.

A special program for your soon-to-be kindergartener, introducing and highlighting K-Readiness principles. Children will learn concepts, practice their skills, reinforced by crafts and using tactile materials. For children entering kindergarten in 2017. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   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: Board Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Friday July 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies  
    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 prescholers to read together and discover some great stories. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons & Dragons with Farmington High School's Tabletop Alliance  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Have you ever been interested in learning how to play the cult classic game, DnD? FHS's Tabletop Alliance will be playing DnD at the library this summer, and beginners are welcome! 

No experience is necessary, and the library will provide all supplies. Open to teens ages 12-18. 

Snacks will be provided, but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Board Room 1
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmers Market  
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Chicken

Rain or Shine!

Fresh Produce • Local Meats • Baked Goods • Italian Ice • Handmade Goods • All-Ages Activities

    Location: Main Library Lawn

Saturday July 8, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Old Stories, New Stories  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, with caregivers. Enjoy stories both old and new, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and create a simple craft. Fun for the whole family!

    Location: J Program Room 1

Monday July 10, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM One-derful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, July 10-31, 9:30 a.m.

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

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader's Theater  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, July 10-31, 2 p.m.& Monday, August 7, 6:30

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 plan to join us for an evening performance on Monday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Tuesday July 11, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-August 15

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

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Drop-in Two's  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-25, 10 a.m.

Age 2, with a caregiver. Children and their caregivers share songs, puppets, fingerplays, a movie, and fun! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Fun  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-25, 10 a.m.

Ages 4-5, for the child alone. Have fun with stories, crafts, music, and a movie. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 2
   12:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Quilting group  
    Contact: Donna Dellacamer   8606755924   ddellacamera@comcast.net
    Location: Board Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Better: Robot  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5 and up. Build a moving robot with parts from the dollar store! Bring your imagination – we’ll supply the rest! Please register.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Underwater World of Coral Reefs  
    Contact: Angela Delaney   860-673-6791   adelaney@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages  7 and up. Explore the beautiful but fragile world of coral reefs, and make your own coral reef creation. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Mindstorms Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Week 1:

Learn how to program a Mindstorms bot, and try out some new tricks!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Please register for this program series using the event for the first date, July 11th.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:20 PM  -  8:50 PM Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra  
    Contact: Marshall Brown   8602140964   marshallbrown@mail.com
    Location: Board Room 2
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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 July 12, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle Book Discussion  
    Location: Board Room 1
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-in Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Stop by for storytime: read books, learn some rhymes, sing, and dance! No registration required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Thrilling Three's  
    Contact: Angela Delaney   860-673-6791   adelaney@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Wednesdays, July 5-26, 10 a.m.

Age 3, for the child alone. Children will enjoy stories, crafts, music, and film. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Living Well with Chronic Illness, a 6-Part Series  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from July 5 to August 9. 

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required. Register on July 5 for the series.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4-8. Do you know the story of Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Anne? Learn about friendship, hard work, and perseverance with an interactive story, craft, and a movie. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Mindstorms Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Week 1:

Learn how to program a Mindstorms bot, and try out some new tricks!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Please register for this program series using the event for the first date, July 11th.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DIY Summer: Sun Print Wall Art  
    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.

Sun print paper reacts with sunlight to form beautiful "negatives" of 3D items.  Come try it out and make frameable one-of-a-kind artworks.  Frames provided.

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.

Due to high demand, we request that you only sign up for four (4) programs of this series.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wacky Wednesday: Kahana Hula  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Learn about hula and Hawaiian culture! Tiara Kahana will take families on a virtual journey through the islands and share the aloha spirit.

Free tickets will be available at the children’s desk at the Main library one week before each performance. These programs are best suited for ages 5 and up. This program is funded by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:55 PM Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program  
    Contact: Bhavani Bandi   860-643-2792   bbandi.2042@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday July 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Musical Me  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-4, with a caregiver. Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, and more! No registration required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Language Playgroup  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Speak to your child in the language you know best!  Join us at the Farmington Library to connect with other families who speak your language.  Play, socialize, and explore our foreign language collections.  For children ages birth to five and their caregivers.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Barney Jewelry Hour  
    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 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: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special K  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Thursdays, July 6-27, 2 p.m.

A special program for your soon-to-be kindergartener, introducing and highlighting K-Readiness principles. Children will learn concepts, practice their skills, reinforced by crafts and using tactile materials. For children entering kindergarten in 2017. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Live From NASA! Surviving on Mars  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

NASA is developing new technologies and capabilities to send astronauts farther than ever before, first to an asteroid in the 2020’s, and onward to Mars by the 2030’s! They are furthering studies to determine the best possible technology astronauts will have to operate and survival skills necessary to overcome many challenges in order to survive and thrive on Mars.

David E. Alexander of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab will join us virtually to discuss some of the possibilities NASA is researching to ensure mission success to the Red Planet. There will be an opportunity for audience questions and comments.

ALL AGES WELCOME!

Please register.


This program is part of the Farmington Libraries Summer Reading Program, focusing on the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, written by Margot Lee Shetterly.

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: tbd     
    Location: Board Room 1

Friday July 14, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies  
    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 prescholers to read together and discover some great stories. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM DIY Ice-Cream  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Create your own signature flavor of shake-in-a-bag ice-cream! 

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Community Room
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmers Market  
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Chicken

Rain or Shine!

Fresh Produce • Local Meats • Baked Goods • Italian Ice • Handmade Goods • All-Ages Activities

    Location: Main Library Lawn

Monday July 17, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM One-derful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, July 10-31, 9:30 a.m.

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

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Build a Better World puppet show  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Enter the construction zone!  Sparky’s Puppets will perform “Build a Better World” at the Barney Branch Library in Farmington on Monday, July 17 at 10:00 A.M.  In this show, the “Three Little Pigs” are hard at work on their houses, trying to protect themselves from the Big Bad Wolf.  And, in another story, a fisherman meets a talking fish that can make wishes come true.  The magic wishes make a cottage, a mansion, and a castle suddenly spring up on the beach!  Other tales will complete the program.

Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful hand puppets, lively humor and plenty of audience participation.  For over 37 years, they have delighted children and family audiences throughout New England.  This show was especially created for the library’s summer reading program theme.

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader's Theater  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, July 10-31, 2 p.m.

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 plan to join us for an evening performance on Monday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Video Game Tournament - Mario Kart 8  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come battle your friends for victory and prizes at our Mario Kart 8 Wii U tournament!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required, but space is limited. 

    Location: Teen Space

Tuesday July 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-August 15

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

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Drop-in Two's  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-25, 10 a.m.

Age 2, with a caregiver. Children and their caregivers share songs, puppets, fingerplays, a movie, and fun! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Fun  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-25, 10 a.m.

Ages 4-5, for the child alone. Have fun with stories, crafts, music, and a movie. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 2
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Book Discussion: Hidden Figures (Young Reader's Edition)  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 8-12. Join us for a discussion of the young readers’ edition of Hidden Figures, the true story of African American female mathematicians and scientists at NASA. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Mindstorms Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Week 2:

Build your one-of-a-kind bot with your team, and start programming it!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Please register for this program series using the event for the first date, July 11th.

    Location: Maker Space
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmington Continuing Education - GED Consulation  
    Contact: Lori Wyrebek   8604040290   wyrebekl@fpsct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
   5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Tween Painting Class  
    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.

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

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Bad Art Night  
    Contact: Laura Horn   860-673-6791   lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday July 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Thrilling Three's  
    Contact: Angela Delaney   860-673-6791   adelaney@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Wednesdays, July 5-26, 10 a.m.

Age 3, for the child alone. Children will enjoy stories, crafts, music, and film. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Living Well with Chronic Illness, a 6-Part Series  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from July 5 to August 9. 

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required. Register on July 5 for the series.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM How Can You Make the World a Better Place?  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Grades 3 and 4. Stories and activities about being kind, having good manners, taking care of our world, and helping others. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Mindstorms Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Week 2:

Build your one-of-a-kind bot with your team, and start programming it!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Please register for this program series using the event for the first date, July 11th.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wacky Wednesday: Studio 860  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Join us for an all-ages performance by the young dancers of Studio 860, a Hartford-based, hip hop-focused dance school. Come ready to dance!

Free tickets will be available at the children’s desk at the Main library one week before each performance. These programs are best suited for ages 5 and up. This program is funded by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

 

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:55 PM Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program  
    Contact: Bhavani Bandi   860-643-2792   bbandi.2042@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday July 20, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Musical Me  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-4, with a caregiver. Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, and more! No registration required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Make-It Series:Dip Dye Planters  
    Contact: Sarah Mias   860-673-6791 x209   smias@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Beat the heat this summer with cool hands-on projects!

This week, create beautiful planters using a special dip dying technique.

Supplies will be provided, just bring yourself!

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Language Playgroup  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Speak to your child in the language you know best!  Join us at the Farmington Library to connect with other families who speak your language.  Play, socialize, and explore our foreign language collections.  For children ages birth to five and their caregivers.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoons: Tin Can Lantern  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Get your craft on! This month we will be making tin can lanterns. The library will provide all supplies, but feel free to bring your own!

Register for a reminder.

 

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special K  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Thursdays, July 6-27, 2 p.m.

A special program for your soon-to-be kindergartener, introducing and highlighting K-Readiness principles. Children will learn concepts, practice their skills, reinforced by crafts and using tactile materials. For children entering kindergarten in 2017. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Friday July 21, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies  
    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 prescholers to read together and discover some great stories. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons & Dragons with Farmington High School's Tabletop Alliance  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Have you ever been interested in learning how to play the cult classic game, DnD? FHS's Tabletop Alliance will be playing DnD at the library this summer, and beginners are welcome! 

No experience is necessary, and the library will provide all supplies. Open to teens ages 12-18. 

Snacks will be provided, but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Board Room 1
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmers Market  
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Chicken

Rain or Shine!

Fresh Produce • Local Meats • Baked Goods • Italian Ice • Handmade Goods • All-Ages Activities

    Location: Main Library Lawn

Saturday July 22, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Lucy  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages, with a caregiver. Certified therapy dog Lucy will be at the library to listen to your stories! Sign up for a ten minute appointment to sit and read with Lucy. Please call the library (860-673-6791) to make an appointment.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Monday July 24, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM One-derful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, July 10-31, 9:30 a.m.

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

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader's Theater  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, July 10-31, 2 p.m.

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 plan to join us for an evening performance on Monday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Giant Monopoly  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Dive into a life-sized version of Monopoly, and battle your friends for victory!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday July 25, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-August 15

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

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  10:45 AM Drop-in Two's  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-25, 10 a.m.

Age 2, with a caregiver. Children and their caregivers share songs, puppets, fingerplays, a movie, and fun! No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Storytime Fun  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-25, 10 a.m.

Ages 4-5, for the child alone. Have fun with stories, crafts, music, and a movie. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 2
   12:15 PM  -  12:15 PM Farmington Community Services  
    Contact: Christopher Montes   860-675-2390   montesc@farmington-ct.org
    Location: Community Room
   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
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Painting Bird Houses  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5-7. Paint your very own birdhouse using acrylic paints. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Mindstorms Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Week 3:

Finish Programming your bot, and show the other teams your awesome results!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Please register for this program series using the event for the first date, July 11th.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Explore Inner Peace Within Through Meditation, Part 1 of 2  
    Contact: Leah Farrell     
   

Find out how meditation can awaken us to the source of all peace within. It is recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Please join Clare Vidich, longtime meditator, for these very powerful programs. Included will be a short meditation sitting.

Clare Vidich is the director of Kirpal Meditation Center and serves on the Integrative Health Committee at Windham Hospital. She is a Montessori teacher who offers meditation classes in adult education, college, high schools and preschools.

Please register for sessions individually.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday July 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Thrilling Three's  
    Contact: Angela Delaney   860-673-6791   adelaney@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Wednesdays, July 5-26, 10 a.m.

Age 3, for the child alone. Children will enjoy stories, crafts, music, and film. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Living Well with Chronic Illness, a 6-Part Series  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from July 5 to August 9. 

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required. Register on July 5 for the series.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
   2:30 PM  -  4:00 PM Lego Mindstorms Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Week 3:

Finish Programming your bot, and show the other teams your awesome results!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited.

Please register for this program series using the event for the first date, July 11th.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wacky Wednesday: Tanglewood Marionettes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Featuring beautifully hand-crafted marionettes, this performance of The Fairy Circus will showcase turn-of-the-century style puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, and fly through the air, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers.

Free tickets will be available at the children’s desk at the Main library one week before each performance. These programs are best suited for ages 5 and up. This program is funded by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:55 PM Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program  
    Contact: Bhavani Bandi   860-643-2792   bbandi.2042@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday July 27, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Musical Me  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-4, with a caregiver. Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, and more! No registration required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Language Playgroup  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Speak to your child in the language you know best!  Join us at the Farmington Library to connect with other families who speak your language.  Play, socialize, and explore our foreign language collections.  For children ages birth to five and their caregivers.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Special K  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Thursdays, July 6-27, 2 p.m.

A special program for your soon-to-be kindergartener, introducing and highlighting K-Readiness principles. Children will learn concepts, practice their skills, reinforced by crafts and using tactile materials. For children entering kindergarten in 2017. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DIY Summer: Felt Flower Decorated Frame  
    Contact: Lyn Kelly   860-673-6791   lkelly@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.

Stain or paint a wooden frame and then learn how to make pretty felt flowers to decorate. 

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.

Due to high demand, we request that you only sign up for four (4) programs of this series.

 

 

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Friday July 28, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Buddies  
    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 prescholers to read together and discover some great stories. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmers Market  
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Chicken

Rain or Shine!

Fresh Produce • Local Meats • Baked Goods • Italian Ice • Handmade Goods • All-Ages Activities

    Location: Main Library Lawn

Monday July 31, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM One-derful Ones  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, July 10-31, 9:30 a.m.

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

    Location: J Program Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Reader's Theater  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Mondays, July 10-31, 2 p.m.

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 plan to join us for an evening performance on Monday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Tuesday August 1, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-August 15

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

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Learn how to make explosive bottle rockets with water pressure! 

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited. 

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Explore Inner Peace Within Through Meditation, Part 2 of 2  
    Contact: Leah Farrell     
   

Find out how meditation can awaken us to the source of all peace within. It is recognized how meditation can help the body, mind and spirit. Incorporating meditation into one’s life has many positive effects. Please join Clare Vidich, longtime meditator, for these very powerful programs. Included will be a short meditation sitting.

Clare Vidich is the director of Kirpal Meditation Center and serves on the Integrative Health Committee at Windham Hospital. She is a Montessori teacher who offers meditation classes in adult education, college, high schools and preschools.

Please register for sessions individually.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday August 2, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Living Well with Chronic Illness, a 6-Part Series  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from July 5 to August 9. 

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required. Register on July 5 for the series.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Make your own hilarious zippered emoji pouches! Sewing experience is not required. 

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited. 

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Wacky Wednesday: Riverside Reptiles  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Explore the wonderful world of reptiles and amphibians! Learn about their natural history and the importance of their conservation. You will also have a chance to pet a gator, stare into the eyes of a huge toad, and touch a giant python!

Free tickets will be available at the children’s desk at the Main library one week before each performance. These programs are best suited for ages 5 and up. This program is funded by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries.

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:55 PM Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program  
    Contact: Bhavani Bandi   860-643-2792   bbandi.2042@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday August 3, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Musical Me  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-4, with a caregiver. Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, and more! No registration required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Make-It Series: Lace Pottery  
    Contact: Sarah Mias   860-673-6791 x209   smias@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Beat the heat this summer with cool hands-on projects!

This week, create an elegant piece of pottery using lace and air drying clay.

Supplies will be provided, just bring yourself!

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Discover Cave Painting  
    Contact: Angela Delaney   860-673-6791   adelaney@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 7 and up. Make a better world through communication. Learn about the early cave drawings found in Lascaux, France, and then create your own cave drawings. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1
   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: Board Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Friday August 4, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmers Market  
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Chicken

Rain or Shine!

Fresh Produce • Local Meats • Baked Goods • Italian Ice • Handmade Goods • All-Ages Activities

    Location: Main Library Lawn

Saturday August 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Old Stories, New Stories  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, with caregivers. Enjoy stories both old and new, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and create a simple craft. Fun for the whole family!

    Location: J Program Room 1

Monday August 7, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reader's Theater Performance  
    Contact: Eva Markuszka   860-673-6791   emarkuszka@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages. Please join us for an evening performance of July's Reader's Theater program. Children rehearsed, created scenary, and are ready to share a performance with their families!

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday August 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-August 15

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

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Build a Better: Kaleidoscope  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 5 and up. Follow step-by-step directions to create a kaleidoscope, perfect for exploring your world on a sunny day. Please register.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Make your own high tech/low tech air conditionar using milk cartons, computer fans, and more!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited. 

    Location: Maker Space
   6:20 PM  -  8:50 PM Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra  
    Contact: Marshall Brown   8602140964   marshallbrown@mail.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Wednesday August 9, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle Book Discussion  
    Location: Board Room 1
   1:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Living Well with Chronic Illness, a 6-Part Series  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

This is a 6-week series running from July 5 to August 9. 

The Live Well Program, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), teaches people with chronic health conditions to:

  • Find better ways of dealing with pain, fatigue, difficult emotions, anxiety and stress
  • Discover easy exercises to help improve or maintain strength and energy
  • Improve nutrition
  • Learn the appropriate use of medications
  • Talk effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • making informed treatment decisions
  • Feel better about life

The process in which Live Well is taught makes it effective. Sessions are highly participative, where mutual support and success builds the participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

Space is limited. Registration required. Register on July 5 for the series.

 

    Location: Board Room 2
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Learn how to make LED "Throwie" darts, and then play a game of lit-up magnetic darts!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited. 

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Build Your Own Bottle Rocket  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Science, crafting, and fun go hand-in-hand for this hands-on activity, inspired by the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures!

Your team will design, build, and launch a bottle rocket. Bottle rockets (also known as water rockets) use the same phsyics as NASA's rockets, but with water and air instead of fuel! A rocket engine uses high pressure to force a fluid through a small opening, creating a force that propels the rocket. 

Adults and kids ages 10+ can form teams of up to 4. Space is limited. Registration is required.


This program is part of the Farmington Libraries Summer Reading Program, focusing on the book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race, written by Margot Lee Shetterly.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:55 PM Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program  
    Contact: Bhavani Bandi   860-643-2792   bbandi.2042@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday August 10, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Musical Me  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-4, with a caregiver. Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, and more! No registration required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Barney Jewelry Hour  
    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 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: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: tbd     
    Location: Board Room 1

Friday August 11, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons & Dragons with Farmington High School's Tabletop Alliance  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Have you ever been interested in learning how to play the cult classic game, DnD? FHS's Tabletop Alliance will be playing DnD at the library this summer, and beginners are welcome! 

No experience is necessary, and the library will provide all supplies. Open to teens ages 12-18. 

Snacks will be provided, but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Board Room 1
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmers Market  
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Chicken

Rain or Shine!

Fresh Produce • Local Meats • Baked Goods • Italian Ice • Handmade Goods • All-Ages Activities

    Location: Main Library Lawn

Saturday August 12, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Read to Lucy  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

All ages, with a caregiver. Certified therapy dog Lucy will be at the library to listen to your stories! Sign up for a ten minute appointment to sit and read with Lucy. Please call the library (860-673-6791) to make an appointment.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Monday August 14, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Summer Nail Art  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Learn nail art tips and tricks from an expert, and leave with beautiful summer nails!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Teen Space
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Fairy House Fun, Part 1  
    Contact: Paula Montes   860-673-6791   pmontes@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4 and up, with caregivers. Help us prepare our Fairy Village by making fairies from natural materials. Children may contribute their fairies to our installation planned for Nature’s Open House at Winding Trails on September 30-October 1. Fairy Houses will be built at home this year. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room
   4:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmington Continuing Education - GED Consulation  
    Contact: Lori Wyrebek   8604040290   wyrebekl@fpsct.org
    Location: Board Room 1
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Fancy Flip Flops  
    Contact: Trish Hart   860-673-6791   thart@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 6 and up. Bring a pair of well-loved or brand new flip-flops and turn them into something fancy for your feet. Please register.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Tuesday August 15, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Mother Goose  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays, July 11-August 15

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

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Craft-a-thon  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4 and up. Bring your imagination and dive into our craft supplies! Projects will be set up in the program room to work at your own pace. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Use nails and string to make your own work of string-art!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited. 

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Tots & Tunes  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Tuesdays,July 11-August 15, 6:30 p.m. (no program on August 8)

Fridays, July 7-August 11, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (no program on August 4)

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
   6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Garmany Music Series: Washboard Slim & the Bluelights  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Back by popular demand!

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. Starting in 1986, they continue to perform at festivals, concerts and clubs throughout North America. Their most recent triumph was to win the 2008 State of CT Blues Challenge and the opportunity to represent their state in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.

*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

Wednesday August 16, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Drop-in Preschool Storytime  
    Contact: Amy Rosenfield   860-673-6791   arosenfield@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Stop by for storytime: read books, learn some rhymes, sing, and dance! No registration required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Craft-a-thon  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4 and up. Bring your imagination and dive into our craft supplies! Projects will be set up in the program room to work at your own pace. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Maker Camp  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Learn how to make your own dog toys! Keep them for your pet, or make some for foster dogs in need of toys!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is required, and space is limited. 

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Tabletop Game Night  
    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. Pizza 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
   6:30 PM  -  8:55 PM Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program  
    Contact: Bhavani Bandi   860-643-2792   bbandi.2042@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday August 17, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:00 AM Musical Me  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages birth-4, with a caregiver. Join us for songs, fingerplays, dancing, and more! No registration required.

    Location: Barney Children's Program Room
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Morning Make-It Series: Washi Tape Magnetic Clothespins  
    Contact: Sarah Mias   860-673-6791 x209   smias@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Beat the heat this summer with cool hands-on projects!

This week, create and design a set of personalized magnetic clothespins using washi tape.

Supplies will be provided, just bring yourself!

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.

    Location: Maker Space
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Adult Crafternoons: Origami  
    Contact: Leah Farrell   860-673-6791   lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Get your craft on! This month we will be making origami. The library will provide all supplies, but feel free to bring your own!

Register for a reminder.

 

    Location: Hoppin Gallery at Barney
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Afternoon Craft-a-thon  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 4 and up. Bring your imagination and dive into our craft supplies! Projects will be set up in the program room to work at your own pace. No registration required.

    Location: J Program Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Friday August 18, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmers Market  
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Chicken

Rain or Shine!

Fresh Produce • Local Meats • Baked Goods • Italian Ice • Handmade Goods • All-Ages Activities

    Location: Main Library Lawn

Monday August 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@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

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   12:15 PM  -  12:15 PM Farmington Community Services  
    Contact: Christopher Montes   860-675-2390   montesc@farmington-ct.org
    Location: Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@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
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Video Game Tournament - Injustice 2  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Come battle your friends for victory and prizes at our Injustice 2 PS4 tournament!

Open to kids and teens ages 10-18. Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required, but space is limited. 

    Location: Teen Space

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DIY Summer: Mason Jar Air Fresheners  
    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.

Use mason jars, baking soda and essential oils to create an all-natural air freshener.  Decorate with a fabric square of your choice.

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.

Due to high demand, we request that you only sign up for four (4) programs of this series.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:55 PM Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program  
    Contact: Bhavani Bandi   860-643-2792   bbandi.2042@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday August 24, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Friday August 25, 2017
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Dungeons & Dragons with Farmington High School's Tabletop Alliance  
    Contact: Anna Boisvert   860-673-6791   aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Have you ever been interested in learning how to play the cult classic game, DnD? FHS's Tabletop Alliance will be playing DnD at the library this summer, and beginners are welcome! 

No experience is necessary, and the library will provide all supplies. Open to teens ages 12-18. 

Snacks will be provided, but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries. Registration is not required. 

    Location: Board Room 1
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Family Film Festival  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@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
   3:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Farmers Market  
    Contact: Bernie Dayton   860-673-6791   bdayton@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Chicken

Rain or Shine!

Fresh Produce • Local Meats • Baked Goods • Italian Ice • Handmade Goods • All-Ages Activities

    Location: Main Library Lawn

Saturday August 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Old Stories, New Stories  
    Contact: Jane Maciel   860-673-6791   jmaciel@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Ages 3-5, with caregivers. Enjoy stories both old and new, sing songs, learn fingerplays, and create a simple craft. Fun for the whole family!

    Location: J Program Room 1

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   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

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:55 PM Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program  
    Contact: Bhavani Bandi   860-643-2792   bbandi.2042@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday August 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Rug Hookers  
    Contact: Betty Kelly   860-677-0134   
    Location: Board Room 2
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM DIY Summer: Origami Gift Box and Bag  
    Contact: Lyn Kelly   860-673-6791   lkelly@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.

Construct these cute gift boxes and bags using craft paper and ribbon.  Perfect for small gifts, gift cards and trinkets.

AGES 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Registration is required. Space is limited.

Due to high demand, we request that you only sign up for four (4) programs of this series.

    Location: Maker Space
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Saturday September 2, 2017
     Libraries closed  

Monday September 4, 2017
     Libraries closed  

Thursday September 7, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Knitting group  
    Contact: Linda Jorson   860-693-8949   lmjrcj79@yahoo.com
    Location: Board Room 2
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 1

Tuesday September 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion  
    Location: Board Room 1
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends State Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle Book Discussion  
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Farmington Friends of Robotics  
    Contact: Marybeth Petersen   860-480-5724   contact@farmingtonfor.org
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday September 14, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: tbd     
    Location: Board Room 1

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Friends State Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday September 20, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday September 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room

Saturday September 23, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Chinese Playgroup  
    Contact: Anna Eisen   860-673-6791   aeisen@farmingtonlibraries.org
   

Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join other Chinese-speaking families for a craft activity and time to socialize. Please register for a reminder.

    Location: J Program Room 1

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   12:15 PM  -  2:00 PM Farmington Youth Services  
    Contact: Christopher Montes   860-675-2398   montesc@farmington-ct.org
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   12:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Farmington Board of Education  
    Contact: Pauline Wilson   8606738288   wilsonp@fpsct.org
   

Will need laptop and overhead projector LK 6/13/17

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday September 28, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room

Thursday October 5, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 1

Monday October 9, 2017
     Libraries closed  

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion  
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle Book Discussion  
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Farmington Friends of Robotics  
    Contact: Marybeth Petersen   860-480-5724   contact@farmingtonfor.org
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday October 12, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: tbd     
    Location: Board Room 1

Monday October 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM UHC  
    Contact: Myriam Zorzi   8602145282   myriamz65@aol.com
    Location: Community Room

Tuesday October 17, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:55 PM FPSF Board of Directors  
    Contact: Meghan Naujoks   860-205-8290   meghannaujoks@gmail.com
    Location: Board Room 1

Wednesday October 18, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday October 19, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room

Saturday October 21, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fall Flu Clinic  
    Contact: Jean Pickens   860 651 3539   
   

The Farmington Valley VNA will be having a Fall FLU clinic in the Community Room at the Farmington Library.

Please stop in get get your vaccine.

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   12:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Farmington Board of Education  
    Contact: Pauline Wilson   8606738288   wilsonp@fpsct.org
   

Will need laptop and overhead projector LK 6/13/17

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday October 26, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  1:30 PM Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - New England Properties  
    Contact: Sheila Church   860-284-5836   sheilachurch@bhhsne.com
    Location: Community Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room

Monday October 30, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM UHC  
    Contact: Myriam Zorzi   8602145282   myriamz65@aol.com
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday November 2, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 1

Tuesday November 7, 2017
   11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Garden Club of Hartford  
    Contact: Marian Kellner   860-677-9772   mariankellner@comcast.net
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle Book Discussion  
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Farmington Friends of Robotics  
    Contact: Marybeth Petersen   860-480-5724   contact@farmingtonfor.org
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday November 9, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: tbd     
    Location: Board Room 1

Monday November 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Farmington Garden Club Tablescapes  
    Location: Community Room

Tuesday November 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion  
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   12:45 PM  -  4:00 PM Farmington Board of Education  
    Contact: Pauline Wilson   8606738288   wilsonp@fpsct.org
   

Will need laptop and overhead projector LK 6/13/17

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday November 16, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Book Sale

    Location: Community Room

Friday November 17, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Book Sale

    Location: Community Room

Saturday November 18, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Friends Book Sale  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Book Sale

    Location: Community Room

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   12:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Libraries close at 1:00 pm  
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday November 23, 2017
     Libraries closed  
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room

Friday November 24, 2017
     Libraries closed  

Thursday November 30, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room

Thursday December 7, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room

Tuesday December 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Farmington Woods Book Discussion  
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday December 13, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Book Circle Book Discussion  
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Farmington Friends of Robotics  
    Contact: Marybeth Petersen   860-480-5724   contact@farmingtonfor.org
    Location: Board Room 1
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday December 14, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Mystery Book Group  
    Contact: tbd     
    Location: Board Room 1

Saturday December 16, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  2:00 PM ATHA Nutmeg Holiday Meeting  
    Contact: Anne Rosa   203-426-6416   annenjm89@gmail.com
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday December 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room

Saturday December 23, 2017
     Libraries closed  

Monday December 25, 2017
     Libraries closed  

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Toastmasters  
    Contact: Dale Chen   860-997-6960   dalez088@sbcglobal.net
    Location: Board Room 2

Thursday December 28, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Afternoon at The Bijou  
   

Classic Film

    Location: Community Room

Monday January 1, 2018
     Libraries closed  

Thursday January 4, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 1

Wednesday January 17, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday February 1, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 1

Wednesday February 21, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday March 1, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 1

Tuesday March 6, 2018
   11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM Garden Club of Hartford  
    Contact: Marian Kellner   860-677-9772   mariankellner@comcast.net
    Location: Community Room

Wednesday March 21, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

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
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 1

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

Wednesday April 18, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday May 3, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 1

Wednesday May 16, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

Thursday June 7, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends Meeting  
    Contact: Linda Chapron     
   

Meeting

    Location: Board Room 1

Wednesday June 20, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Library Board  
    Location: Board Room 1

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