Garmany Music Series: Washboard Slim & the Bluelights

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Tuesday, August 15 6:30 PM Barney Library Lawn* Back by popular demand! Drawing on a wide variety of traditional music forms, the Bluelights have created a new musical style respecting equally the past and present. A typical Bluelights performance might include original music, early jazz, blues, swing, standards, jug band, gospel, pop music from the […]

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Build Your Own Bottle Rocket

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Wednesday, August 9 6:30 PM Main Library Science, crafting, and fun go hand-in-hand for this hands-on activity, inspired by the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures! Your team will design, build, and launch a bottle rocket. Bottle rockets (also known as water rockets) use the same phsyics as NASA’s rockets, but with water and […]

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Film Screening: Hidden Figures (2016)

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Tuesday, June 27 6:00 PM Main Library Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored […]

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Ukulele for Everyone!

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Tuesday, June 20 6:30 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. If the weather is nice, we will play outside! Feel free to bring your own instrument, but if you don’t […]

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Garmany Music Series: The KC Sisters

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Thursday, June 22 6:30 PM Barney Library Lawn* The multi-talented five-some The KC Sisters put a fresh new spin on the term “Sister Act.” Harkening back to the heyday of family groups, with a rootsy, Americana sound that incorporates folk, country, gospel, R&B and jazz. What sets The KC Sisters apart from any other group of […]

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Garmany Music Series: The KC Sisters

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Sunday, March 12 2:00 PM Main Library The multi-talented five-some The KC Sisters put a fresh new spin on the term “Sister Act.” Harkening back to the heyday of family groups, with a rootsy, Americana sound that incorporates folk, country, gospel, R&B and jazz. What sets The KC Sisters apart from any other group of musical […]

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Save the Date! The 4th Annual Maker Fair

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Hands on Activities for All Ages + Skill Levels! 3D Printing Soldering Animation Coding Knitting S.T.E.A.M. Trivia LittleBits …and so much more! We Need Volunteers! Ages 14+ No experience necessary   Contact:  Anna Boisvert, aboisvert@farmingtonlibraries.org Laura Horn, lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org

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KooKooKangaRoo: The Dream Achievement Tour

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:30 PM (doors open at 6:00) Farmington Main Library Lawn* Koo Koo Kanga Roo is coming to the Farmington Libraries for the only Connecticut stop on their Dream Achievement Tour! Koo Koo Kanga Roo is a live show unlike anything you have ever experienced. With the carefree simplicity of your kindergarten days, […]

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The 2016 Maker Fair is Coming!

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 1:00 – 4:00 PM Farmington Main Library Mark your calendars! The Farmington Libraries Maker Fair is an opportunity for the community to have hands-on experiences with 3D printers, soldering, knitting, coding, and so much more! Activity stations will be located throughout the Library, featuring low-tech and hi-tech projects for all ages […]

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Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with Airborne Jugglers!

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Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with AIRBORNE JUGGLERS! Join the worldwide celebration and visit us on Take Your Child to the Library Day! If you enjoyed last year’s performance by Jester Jim, you’ll love the Airborne Jugglers. Their high-energy show has been delighting audiences for almost 20 years. Amazing juggling is synchronized […]

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