Monthly Archives: December 2015

Soap-Felting Workshop with Roxanne Lovell

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016 2:00 PM MAIN LIBRARY Aerie Mountain’s Roxanne Lovell is back! This time she will teach you how to felt soap. Felting soap with merino wool makes soap last longer, and the wool’s antibacterials properties keeps you clean! Learn the process and take home. Homemade felted soap makes a great gift for loved […]

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Farmington Room Blog: Local Art

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When you think of the Farmington Room, you probably think about the Archives, the Prentice Papers, and genealogical resources–but do you think about art?  We do house a selection of paintings and photographs here, and being around them is one of the nicest parts of using the Farmington Room.  I would encourage you to stop […]

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Recycling Batteries for Health, Safety, and the Environment

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2016 7:00 PM MAIN LIBRARY Find out how to properly dispose of your old batteries! 179,000 tons of batteries are thrown away each year in the U.S. That’s a lot of batteries! Batteries that are improperly disposed of can harm human health and safety as well as the environment. Instead, we can […]

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Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women – A Lewis Walpole Lecture

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016 7:00 PM LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY 154 MAIN STREET Cynthia Roman, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Paintings at the LWL and co-curator of the current exhibition will talk about “Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women.” Characterized by comically grotesque figures performing lewd and vulgar actions, bawdy humor provided a poignant vehicle to […]

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Farmington Room Blog: Printing Block

Today’s post features an item that has raised a lot of questions for me, but even so I felt it was a great thing to share.  In one of the quieter moments here in the Farmington Room, I went exploring through the drawers under the card catalog.  I found a fairly large package without any […]

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Home-Cooked Meal Demonstration & Workshop

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016 2:00 PM BARNEY LIBRARY Talented chef and former caterer Joanne Hatch shows you how to make a variety of easy soups and breads for a warm and hearty winter meal. This program is for adults. Please register. Call 860-673-6791 for details or register online.

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Director’s College – An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016 7:00 PM MAIN LIBRARY Photographer Mathew Duman will highlight a selection of gargoyles & grotesques found on the buildings of Yale University’s campus in New Haven. Using photographs from his book “An Education in the Grotesque: The Gargoyles of Yale University,” he will explore the artistic, historic, architectural & even humorous significance […]

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Sunday Movies: Jurassic World, Selma, and Avatar

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The Farmington Main Library will be showing the following movies during winter Sunday opening hours:   Jurassic World (PG-13) Sunday, January 10, 1:30 PM Go back to Jurassic Park! A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attraction–a genetically modified giant stealth killing […]

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Farmington Room Blog: Retro Recipes

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It’s that time of year when many of us are finding ourselves invited to holiday parties, work gatherings, and just about any other excuse to eat sweets.  You might be wondering what to make.  If you’re like me, you’ll head right to the bakery and buy something.  For those of you who might be a […]

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Afternoon Chamber Concert: Music from Monticello

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016 2:00 PM MAIN LIBRARY Thomas Jefferson enjoyed all kinds of music, both popular and classical. He was an accomplished violinist and his wife Martha played harpsichord and guitar. The Rosewood Chamber Ensemble will perform pieces from Jefferson’s personal collection at Monticello as well as other music from his era. The program […]

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