Library News

Why Girls’ Education Matters

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The Farmington Main Library will host Wendy Swift, Vice President of Pathways Togo, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, for a presentation and showing of the UN documentary film, To Educate a Girl. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive. “Why Girls’ Education Matters” focuses on one […]

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Mary Todd Lincoln Visits the Barney Library

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On Tuesday, May 14th, the Barney Library received a visit from the wife of the 16th President of the United States. Barney’s Hoppin Gallery had a full house, as actress Carol Deleppo sank seamlessly into the character of Mary Todd Lincoln: accent, hoop skirts, and all. Over the course of the hour long program, Ms. […]

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Presenting…your 2014 Nutmeg Award nominees!

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                  Looking for this year’s Teen and High School Nutmeg Award nominees?  They’re all right here in the Teen Space!  This is the first year that the Nutmegs have included books for readers in grades 9 through 12, and there are some really great selections available. Some […]

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Living With An Irregular Heartbeat

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On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Farmington Libraries will host a presentation on living with an irregular heartbeat. This talk will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive, and will be presented by a Registered Nurse by the Farmington Valley VNA. Over 2 million Americans live with an […]

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Teens Craft Spa Salts as Mother’s Day Gifts

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About a dozen Farmington Teens visited the Library on Friday, May 10th to create beautiful bath salts as Mother’s Day gifts!  Epsom salts were scented with rose, peppermint, and lavender essential oils, dyed with food coloring, and put into small glass containers and gift bags to take home. If you missed this craft session, don’t […]

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Nurturing Touch Infant Massage

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On Thursday May, 30th we will be offering a wonderful infant massage class  provided by the Bristol Hospital’s parenting center. Register now as these sessions fill up quickly. You will learn to calm and relax your baby as well as help their digestion. Remember to bring along two baby blankets as the babies will be […]

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Basting Day with the Farmington Valley Quilters

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On Saturday, May 11, 2013, members of the community are invited to drop in on the Farmington Valley Quilters to see what quilting and hand basting are all about. This event will take place from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive. The Farmington Valley Quilters will set up […]

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When All That’s Left of Me is Love: An Author’s Ode to Her Late Mother

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On Wednesday May 8, the Farmington main library welcomes local author, Linda Campanella, for a talk about her memoir, “When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go.” This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive. “When All That’s Left of Me […]

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The Truth About Estate Planning Workshop with Judge John Caruso and Certified Financial Planner Ednalou Ballard

On Tuesday, May 7, the Farmington Libraries welcomes Judge John Caruso and Certified Financial Planner Ednalou Ballard for a special educational workshop called, “The Truth About Estate Planning,” which will cover the new 2013 federal estate tax laws. Judge Caruso will reveal his knowledge and experience on estate tax planning and living trusts—are they now […]

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Farmington Library Children’s Department wins Library Media Award

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The Annual Connecticut Library Association meeting was held this week in Cromwell CT. The Farmington Libraries received an award for the Summer Reading Program Dream Big with the graphics created by our own Jane Maciel. The Children’s staff cooperatively came up with the concept and Jane, a graphic artist, created the graphics for the posters, […]

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