Library News

Community Issues Series – How Not to Be a Bystander: A Community Discussion

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Tuesday, November 14 6:00 PM Main Library A panel of experts will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on how to address intolerance in our community. Please join Cynthia Martin, Director of Programs for the National Conference for Community and Justice and Gloria Mengual, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the CREC (Open Choice) Program […]

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YA Lit Lovers Book Group: November – January

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Are you a little less Y and a little more A, but can’t get enough of YA books? It’s ok, no really, it’s okay. This book group is for you! Funny, heart-wrenching, time-traveling, world-bending, stereotype shattering YA books have been making a mark on society for decades and it’s time for us adults who love […]

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Director’s College: It Really Happened in Connecticut

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Wednesday, November 8 7:00 PM Main Library Witchcraft trials, a serial murderer who inspired a popular movie, and a bizarre vagabond who has fascinated people for 150 years are three amazing yet true stories from the state’s past that independent historian Diana Ross McCain will recount in her talk. McCain draws the tales from her […]

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11th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture: Endre Sarkany, Holocaust Survivor

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Wednesday, November 8 3:00 PM Main Library Endre (Andy) Sarkany was born in Budapest, Hungary on October 31, 1936.  The building he lived in was located inside the Budapest ghetto which is where he remained during the Holocaust.  The building housed a nursery/kindergarten on the ground floor.  The school was affiliated with the Jewish Agency […]

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Platinum Concert: Eric Bascom Trio Featuring Vocalist Ethel Lee

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Saturday, November 4 1:00 PM Main Library Join us to close out our 100th Anniversary year with great friends and great music! The Eric Bascom Trio are a longtime fixture of the Pioneer Valley music scene. They have appeared in a variety of performances that have included being the “house band” at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of […]

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Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole

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Wednesday, November 1 7:00 PM Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street Justin Brooks, Doctoral Candidate in History, Yale University, will speak on the the Lewis Walpole Library’s exhibition “Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole.” The exhibition, which looks at aspects of the global British Empire in the long eighteenth century, takes […]

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Free Resources to Grow Your Business, a Workshop

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Wednesday, November 1 9:00 AM Main Library Join Farmington’s Economic Development Department to learn how you can access and use A to Z databases through the Libraries to support and grow your business! A to Z Databases are the ultimate tool for business and consumer research, trusted by over 1,200 libraries, government agencies, and non-profits. […]

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Two Sides of the Same Coin: The Lennon/McCartney Dynamic

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Thursday, October 26 7:00 PM Main Library Few songwriting teams are as well respected as the duo of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz returns for this multimedia presentation will compare and contrast their songwriting over the course of The Beatles’ career. America’s only professional Beatles scholar, Aaron Krerowicz won a research grant […]

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CLEAN FOOD (TM) with Terry Walters: Nutrition and Nourishment For The Holidays

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Wednesday, October 25 7:00 PM Main Library Join us in welcoming back friend and best-selling cookbook author, Terry Walters. Terry will talk to us about the important (and difference between) nourishment and nutrition, and will also share some of her favorite clean food holiday gift ideas so you can give the gift of good health […]

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FILM SCREENING – Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety

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Thursday, September 28 7:00 PM Main Library Angst is a 60-minute documentary project that looks at anxiety, it’s causes, effects and what we can do about it. With a particular focus on people under the age of 21, “Angst” features interviews with kids and young adults who suffer, or have suffered, from anxiety- and what they’ve […]

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