Library News

100th Anniversary Platinum Concert: Music of the 1920s and 30s with Elysium Jazz Band

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Saturday, March 11 2:00 PM Main Library Be transported back in time to the 1920s and 1930s! The Elysium Jazz Band plays music from the golden age of jazz, bringing a touch of elegance and grace to the great vintage repertoires of American, French and Brazilian song. Led by singer Justina-Maria Sóto and guitarist Adam […]

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Coffee & Canvas Spring 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. Thursday, March 2, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library Thursday, April 6, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library Thursday, May 4, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library These programs are for adults.

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Director’s College: Connecticut Women & War

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Wednesday, March 8 7:00 PM Main Library Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, […]

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Community Issues Series: Climate Change in Connecticut

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Thursday, March 2 6:30 PM Main Library A panel of experts will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on how to support and protect our local environment. Panelists: Aimee Petras Outreach and Education Coordinator, Farmington River Watershed Association Vincent Brancato  The Climate Reality Project Martha Klein  Chair, Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club Lori Brown […]

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Refugees in Connecticut Expert Panel

Did you miss ForwardCT’s expert panel on refugees in Connecticut? If so, you can watch a recording of this informational and inspiring program below:   The next program in our Community Issues Series will be on the environment, taking place Thursday, March 2 at the Farmington Main Library. ForwardCT is a grassroots organization focused on […]

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Maker Space: Sarah Tries Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fish Printing

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Before the invention of photography, 19th century Japanese fishermen equipped their boats with rice paper, ink, and brushes in order to create gyotaku – elaborate rubbings of freshly caught fish – to record their trophy catches. The art of gyotaku is still being used today and is said to bring good luck to fishermen. The animated […]

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Learn to Play Ukulele

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Sunday, February 26 2:00 PM Main Library 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. Space is limited. Registration required.

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Director’s College – Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps in the Adirondacks: Their History & Lore

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Wednesday, February 22 7:00 PM Main Library The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted young men and veterans in relief families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression, providing unskilled manual labor related to […]

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Maker Space Blog: Patron Spotlight – Lynne Levesque

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The library’s Maker Space is an exciting place to be, and as its popularity continues to grow within our community, our staff has been thrilled to see some of our patrons designing and creating some amazing products. These unique and thoughtful creations of our patrons continue to inspire our library team, and we love to share these successes […]

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An Introduction to American Indian Music

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Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM Main Library Master percussionist, educator, and the author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (May 2016), Craig Harris leads this exciting multimedia and participatory celebration of the music of Indigenous North America. Defying stereotypes, this program combines archival video and audio, informative discussion, and collective music-making […]

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