Director’s College

Dear Farmington Resident,

In 2011 we began a new series of programs at the Farmington Libraries under what I called, The Director’s College. This series was developed with the idea of bringing robust intellectual, at times scholarly, and always educational programs to Farmington adults. In that we have succeeded, with offerings ranging from historical and literary figures, world travels, tales of survival, and scientific discovery.

This new program was originally facilitated and developed with Dr. Humphrey Tonkin, President Emeritus, University of Hartford, and is now overseen by Leah Farrell, the Farmington Libraries’ Community Services and Media Coordinator. We will continue to bring professorial lectures, performing arts presentations, travelogues, musical performances, and additional programming as developed with your interests in mind.

In the words of William Butler Yeats, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” We hope you will continue to enjoy and support our Director’s College and that these educational and unique programs will continue to inspire and spark your intellect.

After an inaugural year at the renovated Barney Library, these programs have moved to the main library at 6 Monteith Drive, where the library’s operating hours give you time to both attend these programs and avail yourselves of the full range of services during your visit.

I look forward to seeing you at our home away from home.

Jay Johnston