Alternative Energy: Powering Our Future

Wind PowerOn Tuesday, June 23, the Farmington Libraries will host the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for a lecture on alternative energy. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive.

The presentation will include a discussion of different types of alternative and renewable energies, how they work, and what they mean for the general public as well as our planet in the years to come.

This event is part of Farmington Libraries’ adult summer reading program, centered around the 2009 memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba, a young inventor growing up in poverty-stricken Malawi. Unable to afford school, William spent his spare time teaching himself about electricity using library books, eventually building a wind-powered turbine out of salvaged materials in order to provide his family with electricity.

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance for this program by calling the library at 860-673-6791, using the online registration form, or visiting the Information Services Desk.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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