Library News

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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ROTH IRAs: Retirement Can Be Less Taxing

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  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. On Wednesday, June 12, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Edward Jones will be sponsoring a free seminar called, “ROTH IRAs: Retirement Can Be Less Taxing,” with financial advisor, Timothy Germain. The seminar covers differences between Traditional and ROTH IRAs and whether […]

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June Art Exhibit @ the Main Library

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 Local landscape artist, Jim Laurino, will display over thirty paintings in the Main Library’s Community Room for his June show entitled, “Connecticut Landscapes.” Jim Laurino began painting in his early teens and eventually studied painting and color theory at the University of Connecticut. He initially began painting marine subjects but over time formed a more […]

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Farmington Journeys Into the Paranormal

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We had a full house last night for a “Journey Into the Paranormal” with Adam Shefts and Mark Firulli of the Northeast Paranormal Investigation Society. Adam and Mark shared anecdotes and audio, video, and photographic evidence gathered from their many investigations throughout the northeast, including a number of sites in Connecticut. The evidence presented is […]

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