Library News

Fall Tabletop Game Nights

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Join us for Tabletop Game Nights! Play old favorites with new friends, and learn some great new games from an expert. Snacks will be provided. Games include Gloom, Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Chess, Apples to Apples, and more! Open to teens and adults ages 12 and up. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Wednesday, September 13, […]

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SCORE Presents: Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

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Tuesday, September 12 6:00 PM Main Library This workshop is designed to help small to medium sized businesses understand and effectively market in the ever-changing social media landscape. Lance Leifert, a digital marketing expert, will cover: Understanding the evolution of marketing – what works and what does not Choosing the right social media platforms for […]

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Fall Morning Make-It Classes

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Due to high demand, we request that you only sign up for four (4) programs of this series. Take a break from the hustle and bustle this fall with these colorful & creative craft ideas! No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). DIY Mini Notebooks – Register Thursday, September 7, 10:00 AM […]

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7 Things Women Need to Know About Personal Finance: A Series

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Thursdays in September 10:30 AM  –  11:45 AM Main Library This interactive workshop series covers the basics of personal financial management, designed especially for women who have limited knowledge around personal finance matters. Financial Planning & Cash Flow (September 7) – Register Investing, Asset Allocation & Retirement Accounts (September 14) – Register Financial Risks & […]

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Director’s College: Farmington Servant Culture in the Early 20th Century

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Wednesday, September 6 7:00 PM Main Library Join us for an illustrated lecture about the structure and manners of domestic service in wealthy private homes in early 20th-century Farmington. The focus will be 1910 at Hill-Stead and Oldgate, where presenter David Hopkinsons’ grandparents served as personal maid and butler. David Hopkinson, PhD, lives in Williamsburg Virginia, where […]

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Coffee & Canvas Fall Sessions

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Join us for coffee and painting lessons with certified art teacher and accomplished artist Jane Maciel. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Wednesday, September 6, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library Wednesday, October 4, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library Wednesday, November 1, 2:00 PM – Register Main Library These programs are for adults.

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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 4, 2017 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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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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Maker Space Blog: Farmington Retold Podcast

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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 […]

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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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