Library News

Garmany Music Series: John Brighenti and Friends

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Sunday, February 5 2:00 PM Main Library Jazz pianist John Brighenti is back by popular demand, with his friends in tow! John is a seasoned performer, having played with numerous orchestras, lounge groups, jazz ensembles and vocalists throughout the country, including the revived Glenn Miller Orchestra. John Brighenti is a native of Connecticut born in […]

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Community Issues Series: Refugees in Connecticut

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Thursday, February 2 6:30 PM Main Library A panel of experts will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on how to support our state’s diverse refugee population. Panelists: Chris George Executive Director of IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) Maher Mahmood Iraqi refugee, photographer and filmmaker Kimberly May-Bailey and Jama Ahmed Representatives from Catholic […]

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Winter Crafting Series @ the Maker Space

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Don’t knit or crochet? This winter, try some other crafts with yarn! No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Yarn-wrapped Bangle Bracelets – Register Tuesday, January 24, 10:30 AM Wrap a bangle bracelet in your choice of colored yarn for a unique accessory! Yarn Hearts – Register Tuesday, February 7, 10:30 […]

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Garmany Music Series: A Return to 60’s Folk with Caroline Doctorow

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Sunday, January 22 2:00 PM Main Library Journey back in time as Caroline Doctorow performs folk songs of the early ’60s, including the work of icons such as Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Donovan, and Richard and Mimi Fariña. She will also perform some of her original compositions and discuss the songwriting […]

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Farmington Libraries 100th Anniversary Timeline Unveiling & Celebration

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Wednesday, February 1* 6:30 – 8:00 PM Main Library Join us as we kick off a year of celebrations for our 100th anniversary with the unveiling of our centennial timeline. Journey back through the history of the Libraries, and of Farmington itself! Libraries have a long and storied history in Farmington, reaching all the way back to […]

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Jewelry Hour: Winter Sessions

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Do you want to learn how to make jewelry? Do you want to learn new techniques? Join us for this monthly drop-in program for adults. Use the library’s supplies or bring your own. Learn how to design and make your own jewelry, fix broken jewelry, the sky’s the limit! Thursday, January 19, 2:00 PM – Register […]

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‘Tapped’ Documentary Screening: Inside the Bottled Water Industry

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Tuesday, March 14* 6:30 PM Main Library Tapped looks into the bottled water industry and its long-term effects socially, economically and ecologically. The filmmakers focus on industry giants such as PepsiCo and Nestlé Waters,visiting a town containing a Nestlé factory as well as running tests on the bottles the company uses for its products. Film […]

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Sunday Movie: The Butler (2013)

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Sunday, January 15 1:15 PM Main Library After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (FOREST WHITAKER) gets the opportunity of a   lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a […]

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Line Dancing for Everyone

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Sunday, January 8 2:00 PM Main Library Dance off the cold and shed those winter blues! Line dance is fun, great exercise, and a wonderful group activity. Receive an introduction to such popular dances as the Cha-Cha Slide, Lindi Shuffle, Cupid Shuffle and more.  Kick your heels up and join us! Adults, Seniors, Teens are […]

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Winter Maker Mornings

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Wednesdays, January 11 – March 29 10:30 AM Main Library Maker Space Register separately for each program in this series. Every session will feature a different project. January 11: Bookbinding 101 – Register January 18: Valentine Sachets – Register January 25: Light-Up Bookmarks – Register February 1: Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fish Printing – Register February […]

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