Coffee & Canvas Spring Sessions

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Coffee & Canvas Spring Sessions

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Join us for coffee and painting lessons with certified art teacher and accomplished artist Jane Maciel. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Thursday, March 2, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library Thursday, April 6, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library Thursday, May 4, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library These programs are for adults.

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Director’s College: Connecticut Women & War

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Wednesday, March 8 7:00 PM Main Library Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, […]

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Community Issues Series: Climate Change in Connecticut

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Thursday, March 2 6:30 PM Main Library A panel of experts will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on how to support our local environment. Panelists: Aimee Petras Outreach and Education Coordinator, Farmington River Watershed Association Vincent Brancato  The Climate Reality Project Martha Klein  Chair, Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club Lori Brown Executive Director, […]

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Refugees in Connecticut Expert Panel

Did you miss ForwardCT’s expert panel on refugees in Connecticut? If so, you can watch a recording of this informational and inspiring program below:   The next program in our Community Issues Series will be on the environment, taking place Thursday, March 2 at the Farmington Main Library. ForwardCT is a grassroots organization focused on […]

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Learn to Play Ukulele

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Sunday, February 26 2:00 PM Main Library Join the ranks of ukulele players like Elvis, Jack Johnson, and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole! Instructor Julie Stepanek will lead beginners through a lesson, strum-along, and Q&A about the instrument. Space is limited. Registration required.

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Director’s College – Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps in the Adirondacks: Their History & Lore

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Wednesday, February 22 7:00 PM Main Library The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted young men and veterans in relief families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression, providing unskilled manual labor related to […]

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An Introduction to American Indian Music

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Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM Main Library Master percussionist, educator, and the author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (May 2016), Craig Harris leads this exciting multimedia and participatory celebration of the music of Indigenous North America. Defying stereotypes, this program combines archival video and audio, informative discussion, and collective music-making […]

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Hummingbirds of the World

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Wednesday, February 15 6:30 PM Main Library Spring is just around the corner! Get into the spirit with spectacular images of hummingbirds from North, Central, and South America. Naturalist John Root will discuss myths and legends about hummingbirds in different cultures, special adaptations for flight, coevolution of hummingbirds and the flowers that they visit, courtship […]

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Garmany Music Series: John Brighenti and Friends

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Sunday, February 5 2:00 PM Main Library Jazz pianist John Brighenti is back by popular demand, with his friends in tow! John is a seasoned performer, having played with numerous orchestras, lounge groups, jazz ensembles and vocalists throughout the country, including the revived Glenn Miller Orchestra. John Brighenti is a native of Connecticut born in […]

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Community Issues Series: Refugees in Connecticut

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Thursday, February 2 6:30 PM Main Library A panel of experts will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on how to support our state’s diverse refugee population. Panelists: Chris George Executive Director of IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) Maher Mahmood Iraqi refugee, photographer and filmmaker Kimberly May-Bailey and Jama Ahmed Representatives from Catholic […]

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