Library News

Teen Tie-Dye!

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Last Thursday, December 5th, Farmington teens got their creative juices flowing with a tie-dye scarf and t-shirt event at the library!  Take a look at some of their creations below.

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Jamming with the Survivors Swing Band

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Nearly 100 people turned out on Tuesday afternoon for a trip back to the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, when the Survivors Swing Band treated us to some of the most nostalgic songs of those eras. The crowd clapped their hands, tapped their feet, and sang along to songs such as “Night and Day,” “I […]

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Holiday Concert with FHS Singers and Musicians

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The Farmington Main Library invites you to a holiday concert with singers and musicians from Farmington High School. Performances will include a small women’s ensemble, a mixed choir, and a piano/violin duo.  Each group will perform a short set of carols and holiday tunes and combine at the end for a finale sing-along! This concert […]

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Tuesday Night Writing Club

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Are you looking for a place to write and get together with other like-minded people? Try out our Tuesday Night Writing Club! All writers of all ages are welcome. The space may change from week-to-week; check in at the Information Services Desk for the week’s location. You bring your lap top and your power chords, […]

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Professor-Led Book Discussion Group “Sula” by Toni Morrison

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On Thursday, December 5, the Farmington Libraries welcome Professor Nels Highberg as he leads our classic book discussion on the novel, “Sula,” by Toni Morrison. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. “Sula,” first published in 1973, is the story of two women—friends since childhood, separated […]

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A “De-Lovely” Tribute to Cole Porter at the Main Library

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On Wednesday, November 13, the Farmington Main Library held its latest concert in the Richard P. Garmany Music Series: A Tribute to Cole Porter with jazz pianist John Brighenti and vocalist Gail Lumpkin. Nearly 100 people came out to listen to this selection of songs from the Great American Songbook, and based on the reactions […]

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Garmany Music Series: Swing Band Concert

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On Tuesday, December 3, the Farmington Libraries will host the Survivors Swing Band for a performance of classic favorites from the Big Band era. This event will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. The Survivors Swing Band is a 7-piece ensemble made up of recent retirees and senior […]

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Dr. Leon Chameides Delivers 7th Annual Kristallnacht Holocaust Lecture

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On Monday, November 11, the Farmington Main Library was honored to host Dr. Leon Chameides as the speaker for our 7th Annual Kristallnacht Holocaust Lecture. Dr. Chameides served as the founding Chair of Pediatric Cardiology at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for 30 years, as Chair of Pediatrics at Hartford Hospital for 10 […]

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Medium and Paranormal Author Sydney Sherman Speaks to a Full House . . . Literally

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On Saturday, November 9, medium and paranormal author Sydney Sherman spoke to a full house about her book, “You Are Not Alone: Our Loved Ones Are Here…You’re Just Not Listening.”  And to say that it was a full house is no understatement . . . in addition to the crowded room of attendees were the […]

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Garmany Music Series: Cole Porter Tribute

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On Wednesday, November 13, the Farmington Libraries will host John Brighenti, pianist, and Gail Lumpkin, vocalist, for a tribute to Cole Porter. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive. John Brighenti graduated from the Hartt School of Music and went on to study privately with Ray […]

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