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Make It Nice: A Gift Wrapping and Paper Crafting Series @ The Maker Space

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Step-up your party-planning and gift-giving with this program featuring beautiful and fun DIY stamps, wrapping paper, and more! No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Space is limited. Registration required. Registration opens one month before the program. THURS June 7 @ 10:00 AM Lemon-Lime Wrapping Paper Register Now! THURS June 21 […]

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Preserve Your Story: Community Scanning Days

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Register today for a one-on-one appointment with our resident scanning specialist to digitally scan and save all of your family’s precious memories. Bring your photos, 35mm slides, negatives, postcards or letters and our staff will scan and save as many as possible during the one-hour session. Have too much for just an hour? No problem! […]

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Coffee & Canvas Paint Classes: Summer 2018

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Join us for coffee and painting lessons with certified art teacher and accomplished artist Jane Maciel. This program is for adults. Classes take place at the Main Library. Wednesday, June 6, 2 PM Wednesday, July 11, 2 PM Wednesday, August 8, 2 PM TO REGISTER: Please contact Leah Farrell at lfarrell@farmingtonlibraries.org or 860-673-6791 x212. PLEASE NOTE: You may only […]

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Travel to the Antarctic with Sarah Bouckoms

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Escape the summer heat by joining adventurer Sarah Bouckoms on a trip to the Antarctic, all from the comfort of your local library! Sarah is a world traveler with a love for the harsh but incredible Antarctic weather. She will share her experiences through photography and lecture. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and driest continent on […]

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Community Issues Series: Talking to Teens About Sexual Harassment and Assault

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Join ForwardCT and Political and Proud at the Farmington Library for a timely forum on talking to teens about sexual harassment and assault. Teens and adults are welcome to join us as we define sexual assault and harassment, discuss issues and concerns on school campuses, places of employment, and beyond, understand how not to be a […]

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Director’s College: Dolmens and Standing Rocks of New England

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of large and unusual megalithic structures deep in the forests of New England, New York and New Jersey. Join Geoffrey Whittum to explore the ways these standing rocks and dolmens may represent the work of ancient civilizations. While walking the woods of New England and Middle Atlantic states, presenter Geoffrey […]

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Change Your World from the Inside Out with Meditation

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This is a two-part series. You can attend one or both sessions, it’s up to you! Please register for each session individually. One small change can make a big difference. This year can bring you that small change. By tapping into the power of meditation we can learn a powerful technique that is life changing. […]

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Director’s College: The Amistad Uprising and Farmington, 1841

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From March through November 1841, Farmington, Connecticut was home to the African Mendi captives who had rebelled and overtaken the slave-ship, La Amistad. Historical interpreter Kim A. Silva will shine a light on Farmington’s surprising role in the aftermath of the uprising through theater, imagery, and American Sign Language. Farmington 1841 – When the righteous abolitionist […]

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Garmany Music Series: John Brighenti and Orice Jenkins Present the Songs of Nat King Cole

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Pianist, John Brighenti, and vocalist, Orice Jenkins, bring the songs of Nat King Cole to life in an entertaining and informative performance! John Brighenti is a graduate of the Hartt College of Music where he studied both classical piano and music theory. After graduating, he enrolled at the Hartford Conservatory of Music to further pursue […]

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Get Financially Fit! Estate Planning and Long-Term Care

Get financially fit this spring with these two programs presented by Attorney Brendan F. Daly! Estate Planning: Don’t Make These Mistakes Learn about Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Healthcare Representatives. You may think that drafting an estate plan is straightforward, but in reality, if you do it wrong, you are jeopardizing everything you have […]

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