Library News

The Library Goes to Unionville…

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…at least to the annual Unionville Festival! On Sunday, September 29, the libraries’ own Terry Matava spent the day at the festival, sharing news on all the great happenings and answering questions about the multitude of services available at both the Farmington Main and the Barney Libraries. It being such a gorgeous day, residents and […]

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October Art Exhibit @ the Main Library

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For the month of October 2013, the Farmington Main Library will host “Oil and Water Do Mix,” a two person art show displaying the work of Jane Carroll and Gil Fahey. A reception to meet the artists will take place on Tuesday, October 8, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library […]

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Professor-Led Book Discussion Group “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin

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On Thursday, October 24, the Farmington Libraries welcome Professor Nels Highberg as he leads our classic book discussion on the novel, “The Awakening,” by Kate Chopin. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive. “The Awakening,” first published in 1899, was Kate Chopin’s most famous novel. The […]

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Banned Books Week

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It’s Banned Books Week! From September 22-28, 2013, people nationwide will commemorate this annual event by celebrating the freedom to read. Libraries and bookstores around the country create displays and plan events that draw attention to the many books that have been challenged both throughout history and in more recent times.  “Censorship is never over […]

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Director’s College Event: A CT Yankee in the Imperial Palace of Beijing

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On Wednesday, September 25, Dr. Charles Burstone, Professor Emeritus, Department of Orthodontics at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, will speak at the Farmington Libraries on his experiences in Imperial China. His talk, “A CT Yankee in the Imperial Palace of Beijing,” will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library […]

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Support the Friends of the Library!

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Mark Your Calendars for an Extraordinary Afternoon Program! Carol Hamblet Adams Inspirational & Motivational Speaker Sponsored by the Friends Remembrance Fund and the Friends of the Farmington Library Experience Carol Hamblet Adams …. a dynamic, entertaining and captivating speaker, who focuses on self-esteem and personal growth. Carol’s passion for life touches people’s hearts and motivates […]

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Teens Create Modern Masterpieces

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On Tuesday, September 10th, Farmington teens came to the library to create beautiful art with canvases, acrylic paints, and scrapbooking stickers.  Check out an example of the results!

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Spanish Classical Guitar Concert Wows Crowd at the Main Library

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On Wednesday, September 11, an enthusiastic crowd came to the Main Library to celebrate music with a Spanish Classical Guitar performance by Dave Giardina on guitar and  Karina Hernandez on violin and vocals. The crowd appreciated the sound and skill of this talented duo so much that for the first time at one of our […]

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“In the Midst of the Jovial Crowd”: Young James Boswell in London, 1762–1763

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On Thursday, September 19, the Lewis Walpole Library will host a special showing of its current exhibition, “In the Midst of the Jovial Crowd”: Young James Boswell in London, 1762–1763, complete with a talk about James Boswell from exhibition curator, James Caudle, Associate Editor, Yale Edition of the Private Papers of James Boswell. This event […]

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Executice Director Jay Johnston’s Reflections on 9/11

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I remember September 11, 2001, as vividly as yesterday — a clear azure sky and an autumnal nip for punctuation. It was a beautiful day filled with anticipation and yet within a few moments everything began to unravel. The first plane seemed to be OK, just pilot error, but no, this second plane was  not an error […]

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