Monthly Archives: July 2016

Maker Space: Sarah Tries Maker Camp

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Every summer The Farmington Libraries participates in hosting in a multi-session program for kids & teens called Maker Camp. Kids are encouraged to explore the process of creating and making by taking part in a wide variety of hands-on crafts and projects. This week I wanted to try it out for myself with the help of Anna Boisvert, the […]

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Garmany Music Series: Singer-Songwriter Sheri Miller

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:00 PM Barney Library Lawn* Sheri Miller returns to the Farmington Libraries this summer! Sheri is an accomplished and acclaimed New York-based singer and songwriter, who expresses herself through a beautiful and unique blend of rock, blues, pop, folk. Born to an opera singer and classical pianist mother, Sheri had a love of music from a very […]

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Trivia & Ice Cream @ Barney

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:00 PM Barney Library Grab your friends and beat the summer heat with ice cream, chat with your neighbors, and enjoy a light round of trivia. Trivia categories include television, history, movies, geography, and music. First, second, and third prizes will be awarded to the teams with the most points. This […]

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The Dandelion: Folklore, Fluff, and Wish Necklace

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:30 PM Main Library Mother-daughter team Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban return by popular demand! This time they will be explaining the folklore surrounding dandelions (including why we make wishes on them), the dandelion’s medicinal benefits, and lead you in making an adorable dandelion fluff necklace. This program is for adults. Space […]

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Maker Space: Fabric Stamped Tote Bags

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This summer, Melissa and Lyn from Adult Services have created a fantastic Make Space Summer Crafting Series for the months of June, July, and August.  These classes range from decoupaging bird houses and etching glass goblets, to creating decorative accordion paper pinwheels using craft paper and buttons. This week, participants learned how to design personalized tote bags using fabric stamps! Melissa […]

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Women and Islam

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Gain a new perspective! Noora Brown, founding Board Member of the Farmington Valley American Muslim Center in Avon, will give an illuminating talk on women and Islam, particularly media perceptions about Muslim women today in contrast with the historical role women have played in Islam. In addition to […]

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Qi Gong for Self-Healing

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 10:00 AM Main Library Qi gong (“chee-gong”) for anyone with current or past cancer, family and friends. Are you feeling anxious, afraid, and like you have no sense of control over your health?  Come see how you can recover your vital energy, feel more at peace, and take charge of your […]

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The Importance of Education for Women and Girls

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library “Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women … It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of discrimination women suffer. Among children not attending school there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there […]

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New York City Bus Trip – Postponed to October 5th

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New York City, a La Carte! A Farmington Libraries Bus Trip Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Join Director, Jay Johnston on this traditional visit to New York City! Shop, see the sights, enjoy fine dining, culture, and more! Some options include: MOMA High Line SOHO (South of Houston Street) DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) […]

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