Monthly Archives: January 2016

Farmington Room Blog: Murder Map Update

Well!  It has been an exciting time for me here at the library, as I’ve been on the trail tracking down more details about the grisly murder of Luther G. Thompson back in 1866.  I’ve put together all of the news articles I found, and Farmington Room visitors are very welcome to take a look!  […]

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Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with Airborne Jugglers!

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Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with AIRBORNE JUGGLERS! Join the worldwide celebration and visit us on Take Your Child to the Library Day! If you enjoyed last year’s performance by Jester Jim, you’ll love the Airborne Jugglers. Their high-energy show has been delighting audiences for almost 20 years. Amazing juggling is synchronized […]

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Farmington Room Blog: Murder Map

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This week, while working with a Farmington Room visitor, I came across a really fantastic item.  Surveyed and drawn by well-known Farmington historian and president of the Farmington Savings Bank Julius Gay, this map shows the scene of the murder of Luther G. Thomson in 1866 (the map itself dates to 1867).

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Farmington Room Blog: Early Library Records

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Happy Friday!  Today I’m sharing with you one of the Farmington Room’s real treasures–some of the records of early Farmington libraries dating back to 1795!  This incredible item is kept safely in our archives, so here’s a chance to catch a glimpse of real local history.

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Tea and Food Pairings: A Tasting with Culteavo of Unionville

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 7:00 PM MAIN LIBRARY Step out of the cold end enjoy some hot tea with Unionville’s own Culteavo! Owner Viviana Pinhasi will take you into the complex and fascinating world of teas, focusing on what foods pair best with different types of tea. Culteavo Tea Shop in Unionville is a local […]

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Director’s College – Theodate Pope Riddle’s Last Will and Testament

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016 7:00 PM MAIN LIBRARY Theodate Pope Riddle (1867-1946), architect, philanthropist, and survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, is an important figure in Farmington Valley History. She designed Hill-Stead, the family estate (now Hill-Stead Museum) in Farmington, and designed and founded Avon Old Farms School. Hon. Evelyn M. Daly, Esq, will give a presentation on […]

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Garmany Music Series: Afternoon Chamber Concert with the Clara Piano Trio

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SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016 2:00 PM MAIN LIBRARY Join the Clara Piano Trio for an afternoon of beautiful chamber music. Katalin Viszmeg is the principal violinist of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. She also teaches at the Hartt School, Northwest Catholic High School, and the Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Institute in Farmington. Tamila Azadaliyeva has performed […]

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Farmington Room Blog: R. J. Holden

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Today I’ve put together for you a “micro-exhibit” featuring some of the work of artist and Connecticut resident R.J. Holden.  His work was really beautiful, and I was glad to be able to cobble together this little “collection.”

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Adult Crafternoons: Greeting Cards

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016 2:00 PM BARNEY LIBRARY Use our extensive craft supplies to make a card for that special someone! Please register.

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