Library News

March of Dimes visits the Farmington Libraries

The Farmington Libraries ended the winter season with a successful Sit-n’-Knit class, led by our in-house knitting expert Jodi Lewanda. Under Jodi’s tutelage, Farmington Libraries patrons learned to knit squares of yarn and then sew them together to make baby blankets for March of Dimes. Thank you to Deborah Poudrier-Fafard, the Associate Executive Director of […]

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The 2019 Maker Fair Is Almost Here!

Mark your calendars for the event of the year! Featuring hands-on high-tech and low-tech activities for all ages, interests, and skill levels. This time we are pulling out all the stops! We will be bursting at the seams with MORE activities, MORE workshops, demonstrations by local artisans, and so much more. Want to know how […]

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Maker Space: Introducing the Cricut Maker and EasyPress

Didn’t get all the crafting equipment you wanted over the holiday season? The Farmington Libraries can help! The Maker Space is now home to the Cricut Maker and the Cricut EasyPress. The Cricut Maker is a cutting machine which, with the correct blade and mat, can cut a range of material, including cardstock, vinyl, fabric, […]

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Welcome to The Book Drop: A Podcast by the Farmington Libraries

Curious about what librarians actually do or who we are?   Well our new monthly podcast The Book Drop will help to answer some of those questions, and more! Every episode, host Sarah Mias, an Information Services Librarian at the Main Library, brings on guests to talk about a range of library related topics including library book clubs, […]

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Go Pro with Video Recording at the Farmington Libraries

It’s hard to stay active during these chilly winter months but the Farmington Libraries may have the perfect gadgets to help get you outdoors and stay creative throughout the year!  Introducing the latest additions to The Studio: the Vuze 360 and the GoPro Hero 5. Interested in learning how to use either of these cameras? […]

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New York City a La Carte! A Farmington Libraries Bus Trip

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New York City, a La Carte! A Farmington Libraries Bus Trip Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Join Director, Jay Johnston on this traditional visit to New York City! Shop, see the sights, enjoy fine dining, culture, and more! Some options include: MOMA High Line SOHO (South of Houston Street) DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) Brooklyn Bridge Jane’s Carousel (under the Brooklyn Bridge) […]

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Ukulele for Everyone!

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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. Feel free to bring your own instrument, but if you don’t have one, it will be provided for you! This program is for adults and teens. Ages […]

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Understanding Your Best Friend with Phil the Dog Listener

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If you want to gain a much better understanding of your dog and its challenging behaviors, then this session led by Phil Klein, Certified Dog Listener, is for you and your family! Learn the simple, dog-friendly changes in how to interact with your dog to transform its behavior in a kind and lasting way. In […]

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Garmany Music Series Outdoor Concert: The Kerry Boys

The Kerry Boys are Connecticut’s favorite Irish balladeers and have been performing together for over 27 years, dazzling fans of all ages from Maine to New York. Their humorous, high-energy show will have you clapping and singing along in no time, engaging you from start to finish with their wide collection of traditional and original […]

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Turkey, the Land of Surprises, with Jay Johnston

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Take a trip to Turkey, all from the comfort of your local library! Jay Johnston will share his experiences from his 23-day journey through Turkey, a land of surprises, tradition, and the Silk Road. From Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, and Bosphorus Bridge; to the Hagia Sophia and Troy’s treasures. From the Libraries at Ephesus […]

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