Library News

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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Never forget September 11, 2001

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Learn, Teach, Remember…….. These items are on display in the lobby at the Main Library.

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Thank you Farmington Rotary

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Farmington Rotary’s 2013 President Patty Strazzulla along with  past President Mike Schloss presented $1000 check for the main libraries Tween Space on Friday, August 23. This generous gift along with gifts from the Friends of the Libraries,  Farmington Community Chest,  and Terry and Peter Roberts will continue our strong commitment to the youth of Farmington. […]

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Garmany Music Series: Spanish Classical Guitar Concert

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On Wednesday, September 11, the Farmington Libraries will host Dave Giardina for a performance in Spanish classical guitar. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive. Dave Giardina received his B.A. from St. Anselm College, He has also studied at Longy School of Music. With roots in […]

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September Art Exhibit @ the Main Library

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In September 2013, the main library’s Community Room will feature the exhibit, “Sunflowers” by Celine Pedemonti. Ms. Pedemonti began her study of drawing and painting in 1952 at the age of 5 at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, Connecticut. From this young age, art, as well as the in depth study of Art History became […]

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Adult Summer Reading Ends with Awesome Author Event

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An enthusiastic crowd joined us on Thursday night for our Adult Summer Reading capstone program with the author of this summer’s One Book, Conor Grennan. The book, Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal, told Conor’s story of how he went from embarking on the trip of a lifetime […]

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Barney Library Carnival of Fun

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Barney Library’s Carnival of Fun was a huge success! This past Thursday, August 15th, participants had the chance to get face paint and temporary tattoos, make fun crafts to take home, and try their hand at games such as feed the clown, and cool pop walk! Crafts were made, prizes were awarded, and fun was […]

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