Director’s College: Dolmens and Standing Rocks of New England

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Director’s College: Dolmens and Standing Rocks of New England

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of large and unusual megalithic structures deep in the forests of New England, New York and New Jersey. Join Geoffrey Whittum to explore the ways these standing rocks and dolmens may represent the work of ancient civilizations. While walking the woods of New England and Middle Atlantic states, presenter Geoffrey […]

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Change Your World from the Inside Out with Meditation

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This is a two-part series. You can attend one or both sessions, it’s up to you! Please register for each session individually. One small change can make a big difference. This year can bring you that small change. By tapping into the power of meditation we can learn a powerful technique that is life changing. […]

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Director’s College: The Amistad Uprising and Farmington, 1841

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From March through November 1841, Farmington, Connecticut was home to the African Mendi captives who had rebelled and overtaken the slave-ship, La Amistad. Historical interpreter Kim A. Silva will shine a light on Farmington’s surprising role in the aftermath of the uprising through theater, imagery, and American Sign Language. Farmington 1841 – When the righteous abolitionist […]

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Garmany Music Series: John Brighenti and Orice Jenkins Present the Songs of Nat King Cole

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Pianist, John Brighenti, and vocalist, Orice Jenkins, bring the songs of Nat King Cole to life in an entertaining and informative performance! John Brighenti is a graduate of the Hartt College of Music where he studied both classical piano and music theory. After graduating, he enrolled at the Hartford Conservatory of Music to further pursue […]

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Get Financially Fit! Estate Planning and Long-Term Care

Get financially fit this spring with these two programs presented by Attorney Brendan F. Daly! Estate Planning: Don’t Make These Mistakes Learn about Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Healthcare Representatives. You may think that drafting an estate plan is straightforward, but in reality, if you do it wrong, you are jeopardizing everything you have […]

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A Jolly Good Afternoon Tea to Celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 92nd Birthday

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What is the best way to celebrate Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday? With a tea party of course! Janice Connor will review the history of tea drinking, the locations where tea is best cultivated, the varieties and complexities of the tea blends, its health benefits, and why afternoon tea became so fashionable (and […]

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Spring Tabletop Game Nights

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Join us for Tabletop Game Nights at the Main Library! Play old favorites with new friends, and learn some great new games from an expert. Snacks will be provided. Games include Gloom, Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Elder Sign, Hogwarts Battle and more! Please feel free to bring any games you would like to share […]

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The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando

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Join local author Paul Kix for a discussion, reading, and signing of his critically-acclaimed book, The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando. A scion of one of the most storied families in France, Robert de La Rochefoucauld was raised in a magnificent chateau and educated in Europe’s finest schools. When the Nazis invaded […]

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Garmany Music Series: The Songs of Woody Guthrie with Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal performs songs written by legendary folk musician Woody Guthrie (1912-1967). Guthrie’s compositions, many now classics, tell of his early years in the Oklahoma dust bowl (Dust Bowl Refugee, So Long It’s Been Good to Know You), his travels across the country (Hard Travelin’, Ramblin’ Round), his concern for the poor and downtrodden (Deportee, Pastures […]

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Community Issues Series: Who Stays? Who Goes? An Urgent Crash Course on Immigration in CT

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A panel of experts will clarify the complicated immigration process and answer questions such as:  What are the different types of visas? How has the role of ICE (Immigration Customs and Enforcement) changed over the past year and what are the implications? How can we as citizens support and advocate for our immigrant friends and […]

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