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Director’s College: Former Congressman Bob Steele to Discuss His New Novel at the Farmington Libraries

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Former U.S. Congressman Bob Steele will discuss and sign his new novel, The Curse: Big-Time Gambling’s Seduction Of A Small New England Town, at the Farmington main library on Wednesday, March 20, at 10:30 am. Steele’s novel, which has generated wide interest across the state, comes at a time when Connecticut’s casinos face the prospect […]

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Director’s College — Dancing on a Sunny Plain: the Life of Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis

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On Wednesday, February 27, the Lewis Walpole Library will host a special showing of its current exhibition, Dancing on a Sunny Plain: the Life of Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis, complete with a talk about Mrs. Lewis’s extraordinary life from exhibition curator, Susan Walker. This event is co-sponsored by the Farmington Libraries and the Lewis WalpoleLibrary, […]

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Director’s College Event – Genetic Roulette: Documentary Film and Discussion on the Dangers of GMOs

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On Wednesday, December 5, the Farmington Libraries will show the documentary, “Genetic Roulette,” a film by Jeffrey M. Smith and narrated by Lisa Oz. It is a production of the Institute for Responsible Technology. Following the film, nutritionist Beth Beisel will also be on hand for an informational and intellectual discussion about the dangers of […]

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6th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture: Ben Cooper & Henny Markiewicz

On Monday, November 19, 2012, the Farmington Libraries held its 6th Annual Kristallnacht lecture, featuring the the perspective of a German Holocaust survivor and an American combat medic who helped in the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp during World War II. This year’s speakers were Ben Cooper, a lifelong resident of West Hartford, and Henny Markiewicz […]

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Director’s College Event: The War of 1812 in Connecticut

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On Saturday, November 17, Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier, Robert G. Albion Historian & Co-Director of the Munson Institute at the Mystic Seaport and Visiting Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, will speak at the Farmington Libraries. This event is sponsored by the Sarah Whitman Hooker DAR, the Farmington Historical Society, and the Farmington […]

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Director’s College Event: Witchcraft in Colonial America

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On Wednesday, October 24, Dr. Richard S. Ross, College Librarian at Trinity College, will speak at the Farmington Libraries. The topic of his talk is Witchcraft in Colonial America. Witchcraft in colonial America is often associated with the hysteria of the Salem Witch Trials, but the first witch trial and execution in colonial America actually […]

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Director’s College Event – Baseball is More Than a Sports Season

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On Wednesday, September 26, Dr. Steven Wisensale, Professor of Family Studies at the University of Connecticut, will speak at the Farmington Libraries on how he uses the game of baseball as the primary teaching tool in his new and popular course, “Baseball and Society, Politics, Economics, Race, and Gender.” Baseball serves as a mirror of […]

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Director’s College Event: The Possibility of Time Travel

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On Wednesday, May 23, internationally renowned scholar, Ronald Mallett, will show the documentary film, “The World’s First Time Machine,” a BBC/Discovery Channel documentary that features Professor Mallett’s research on time travel.  Following the film, Professor Mallett will also be on hand for a thoughtful and intellectual discussion about the possibility of time travel, and will […]

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Director’s College Event: Captain Paul Delano, an American seaman in the Independence of Chile

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We are very honored to have Jorge Delano speak about his ancestral connections to Presidents Roosevelt and especially learn about Captain Paul Delano. Jorge will discuss his book, a biography; “Captain Paul Delano, the founder of the Delano family in Chile”, and in October 2010, his essay “Captain Paul Delano, an American seaman in the […]

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