Maker Space Blog: Farmington Retold Podcast

Post Image

A few months ago, I tried creating a unique blog post using the Maker Space’s iMac and Blue’s Yeti USB Microphone to experiment with creating and editing audio and vocal narration. Using a combination of our Maker Space equipment and audio editing software, patrons have the potential to create their own podcasts right here in […]

read more

Farmington Room Blog: The City of Hartford, Conn. and Vicinity

Post Image

This week I want to share with you a very beautiful book I’ve come across here in the Farmington Room, as well as a bit of news.

read more

New Farmington Room Hours to Start Next Week!

Hi everyone! I’m very excited to share with you that the Farmington Room’s hours are going to be changing starting next week!  Going forward, we’ll be open on Wednesday mornings from 9:00am to noon and Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Of course, if you need to come in outside of our normal hours, you […]

read more

Farmington Room Blog: Possible Pieces of a House Where Christopher Columbus Stayed

Post Image

As you know by now, I find a lot of really interesting things in the Farmington Room.  I think this really takes the cake, though.

read more

Farmington Room Blog: the Maker Space and Local History

Happy Tuesday! As many of you are undoubtedly aware, this past Sunday the Farmington Library hosted its third annual Maker Fair.  This one in particular was special, as it featured the opening of our brand new Maker Space.  For my part, I demonstrated the capabilities of one of our new pieces of equipment, a TEAC […]

read more

Farmington Room Blog: Avon, Old Farms

Post Image

I normally wait until a little later in the week to share items from the Farmington Room with you, but I came across this gem while cataloging today and knew I had to post it as soon as possible!  You might remember that I’ve posted some of our Avon Old Farms memorabilia before, but this […]

read more

Farmington Room Blog: Women’s History Month

Post Image

As you may know, March is Women’s History Month.  Farmington has been graced by the presence of numerous incredible women throughout its history, and so the Farmington Room contains quite a selection of works related to women’s history.

read more

Farmington Room Blog: Farmington Valley Herald

Post Image

I recently worked with an Irving A. Robbins student who was looking for historic newspapers.  We’re very lucky to have access to some special resources here at the Farmington Library, and I wanted to share them with you.

read more

Farmington Room Blog: Black History Month

Post Image

February is Black History Month, and here in the Farmington Room we’re lucky to have some unique and interesting resources for anyone interested in researching local Black history.  Farmington has a special connection with the famous Amistad case, serving as a temporary home for the Spanish ship’s African captives during the landmark Supreme Court trial.

read more

Garmany Music Series – His Way: A 100th Birthday Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Post Image

Sunday, March 13, 2016 2:00 PM Main Library Francis Albert Sinatra. Frank Sinatra. Old Blue Eyes. A legend by any name. CabareT will celebrate the 100th birthday of this prolific entertainer, whose music moved generations, with a program that includes some of the songs he best known for, as well as other favorites from his […]

read more