Library News

Director’s College – Paleoanthropology 101: Primates, Fossils, and More

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Wednesday, May 24 6:30 PM Main Library Join CCSU’s Dr. Thomas Rein to get a primer in primates, the fossil record, and more! See primates in action, examine fossils, and get a peek into the fascinating world of paleoanthropology. Tom Rein is a biological anthropologist and assistant professor at Central Connecticut State University. He received […]

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The Land without Music: Satirizing Song in Eighteenth-Century England (A Lewis Walpole Library Lecture)

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Thursday, May 18 7:00 PM Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street Music pervaded public and private spaces in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England; yet, in 1904, German critic Oscar Adolf Hermann Schmitz, heightening long-standing aspersions, dismissed England as a “land without music.” This unflattering epithet pointed to England’s meager contributions to the western musical canon during […]

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May Crafting Programs @ the Maker Space

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Celebrate Spring with these floral and garden inspired crafts! No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). DIY River Rock Garden Markers – Register Thursday, May 4, 10:00 AM Create garden makers for this year’s vegetable garden by transforming river rocks into your favorite veggies! Botanical Wood Coasters – Register Thursday, May 18 […]

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Self-Publishing Know-how & Wall Street’s Curse with Stephen Kushman

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Tuesday, May 23 7:00 PM Main Library Calling all readers and writers! Stephen Kushman is the author of Wall Street’s Curse, the fictional adventure of seven dysfunctional investors, all neighbors, who combine their love of beer and a fascination with the stock market to form an investment club . . . and who, through a secret […]

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Garmany Music Series: Muriel Anderson’s “Wonderlust”

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Thursday, May 11 6:30 PM Barney Library Muriel Anderson’s renowned guitar and harp guitar playing is highlighted by a backdrop of stunning visuals by celebrated photo-artist and cinematographer Bryan Allen. Together they bring you on a musical and visual journey around the world, full of joy and humanity, with new tunes, old favorites, stories, and […]

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The Relationship Between Poor Posture and Pain

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Thursday, May 4 7:00 PM Main Library Find out how poor posture can lead to many muscular-skeletal problems, including back pain, neck pain, and joint issues, and what you can do to improve it! Using the Gokhale Method, participants will learn about the laws of basic human architecture, the innate wisdom of primal posture, and […]

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iPhoneography: Introduction To Creative Photo Apps for iPhone and iPad  with Photographer Andy Mars

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Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, & 23 6:00 – 8:00 PM Main Library Maker Space This class will introduce you to the best photo apps for taking better photos with your iPhone and/or iPad. Learn how to edit your photos and get tips on photo composition and getting better quality images using photo apps giving […]

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Confluence: A Celebration of Jazz Appreciation and National Poetry Months

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Tuesday, April 18 2:00 PM Barney Library April is Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month! Join local poet Geri Radacsi for a special reading from her collection Soul and All That Jazz. “A hawk’s keen; the croaks of frogs, katydids and cicadas; the whomp of a stork’s wings and acorns plopping into water; the jazz […]

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Maker Space Blog: Digital Quilting with iPads

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This weekend the Farmington Libraries held its 4th Annual Maker Fair. Visitors from all over the area stopped by to design, experiment, tinker, create, and explore by participating in all of our engaging and innovative maker activities. One of the activities that visitors were encouraged to try was our community art project located in the Maker Space. Participants used iPads […]

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Lynda.com: Become a Photographer

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Learn the foundations of photography, from exposure to lenses using Lynda Library’s online learning path “Become a Photographer.” Whether you are a hobbyist or an aspiring professional, Lynda’s curated playlist of expert-created video tutorials will help take your photography skills to the next level. Tutorials include: Getting Started in Photography with Jim Heid Introduction to Photography […]

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