Library News

Introduction to Memoir Writing with Ann Sheybani

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On Thursday, July 25, the Farmington Libraries welcome back writer and motivational speaker, Ann Sheybani, for an introduction to memoir writing. This session will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive. Memoirists, unlike fiction writers, do not want to tell a story.  They want to tell it all—the all […]

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Director’s College Event: Inside Nepal

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On Wednesday, July 24, the Farmington Libraries welcome Hari Koirala, Professor and Chair of the Education Department at Eastern Connecticut State University to share a personal account of his upbringing in Nepal. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. This summer, the Farmington Libraries has […]

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Farmington Libraries Benefit from 5K Fundraiser

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On Wednesday, June 19, the Hartford Track Club hosted its annual Solstice Sprint 5K. With the help of Kelly Burns Gallagher, Race Director, this race also became a fundraiser in which the Farmington Libraries was the beneficiary of the proceeds from this event. Hundreds of runners turned out for the race and, without corporate sponsors, the […]

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Judging a Book by Its Cover: Speed Dating with Books

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Are you an avid reader and have exhausted all the books by your favorite authors? Or are you just looking for new book recommendations?  On Wednesday, July 10, come to the Farmington Libraries and try speed dating with books. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive. […]

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Italian Films at the Farmington Libraries

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2013 is the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. In celebration, the Farmington Libraries will offer a series of Italian films in the months of July and August.  The films will take place on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m.  Please note the following schedule: Monday, July 8: Ginger and Fred Monday, July 15: […]

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Mr. Magic Visits the Barney Library

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On Tuesday morning, 50 children sat spellbound as Mr. Magic showcased some of his amazing magic tricks and fantastic illusions. Participants had the opportunity to assist, and try their hand at magic throughout the show. Up next at Barney: Make sure you don’t miss “Sparky’s Puppets”! This puppet extravaganza tells the tale of a pirate’s […]

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Farmington teens smash Summer Reading goals–and it’s only July!

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We’re very proud of the teens here at the Farmington Library!  As of today, more than 80 teens have signed up for our Summer Reading program–and so far, those teens have read almost 50,000 pages!  Participating teens are eligible to earn awesome prizes depending on how many pages they log in our convenient online system.  […]

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One Town, One Book

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One Town One Book is a reading program that encourages everyone in a community to read and come together to discuss the same book. The program takes the idea of a localized book discussion club and expands it to cover the whole town. This summer, we have chosen the book, Little Princes: One Man’s Promise […]

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Travels to Antarctica

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On Tuesday, June 25, at 2:00 PM, the Farmington Libraries will host local resident Anne Fitzgerald for a travelogue on her recent trip to Antarctica. This event will take place at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive. This presentation will include a colorful, picturesque slideshow where Anne shares photos and experiences from her travels. […]

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Plein Air Painting Demonstration with Jim Laurino

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On Saturday, June 15, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive, local landscape artist Jim Laurino will demonstrate his oil painting technique. In this demonstration, he will paint a local scene, and engage the audience on all aspects of plein air painting and custom framing. His aggressive and deliberate painting style, unique hand crafted frames, and […]

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