Director’s College Event — Shades of Downton Abbey: Irish Domestics in Connecticut

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On Wednesday, March 25, the Farmington Libraries will host the editor of the Connecticut Irish-American Historical Society’s newsletter, The Shanachie, Neil Hogan, for a talk on Irish Domestics in Connecticut. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. Faced with starvation in their native land, a […]

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Director’s College Event- African American Connecticut Explored

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On Wednesday, February 18, the Farmington Libraries will host Dr. Stacey Close, Professor of History at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Elizabeth Normen, Publisher of Connecticut Explored, for a talk on African American history in Connecticut. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. For Black […]

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Director’s College Event — Total Healing: the Meditation Prescription

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On Wednesday, October 22, the Farmington Libraries will host Dr. Matthew Raider for a talk on the benefits of meditation. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. What can meditation do for you? It can help you deal with the stress in your life. It […]

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Director’s College Event: GMO OMG Documentary Film

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On Wednesday, September 17, the Farmington Libraries will host a showing of the documentary film, “GMO OMG,” followed by a discussion and question and answer period with a dietitian from GMO Free CT. This program will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. GMO OMG director and concerned […]

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Director’s College Event: Micro Farming with Renaissance Farm

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On Wednesday, August 27, the Farmington Libraries will host Linda Graham and Andy Shilosky of Renaissance Farm in Burlington, CT, for a talk on Micro Farming. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. Learn about the Newest of the Oldest farming techniques with Linda Graham […]

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Director’s College Event – Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome

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On Wednesday, June 25, the Farmington Libraries will host a lecture entitled, “Nutrition and Metabolic Syndrome,” with Stuart Horen, doctor of chiropractic and holistic health. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. Americans, on average, eat over 150 pounds of sugar each year, which is […]

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Director’s College Event – The Florence Griswold Museum: A to Z

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On Wednesday, May 28, the Farmington Libraries will host David Rau of the Florence Griswold Museum for a glimpse into the museum’s vast collections, history, and events. This program will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. David Rau, the Museum’s Director of Education and Outreach, will give […]

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Director’s College Event – The Odes of Horace: A Poetry Reading in Latin and English

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Celebrate National Poetry Month! On Wednesday, April 23, the Farmington Libraries will host Dr. Jeffrey Kaimowitz for a reading of “The Odes of Horace.” This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. The Farmington Libraries offer this unique celebration of poetry with a tribute to Horace, […]

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Director’s College Event: Reading Their Way Through History: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women

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Celebrate Women’s History Month! On Wednesday, March 26, the Farmington Libraries will host a lecture entitled, “Reading Their Way Through History: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women,” with Barbara Sicherman, Professor Emerita, Trinity College. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. One need […]

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Director’s College Event: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An American Story

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On Wednesday, February 26, the Farmington Libraries will host a lecture entitled, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An American Story.” This event will take place at 7:00p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. Craig Hotchkiss, Educational Program Manager at the Mark Twain House and Museum, will lecture and lead an in-depth discussion on […]

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