Blog Archives

Tuesday Night Writing Club

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Are you looking for a place to write and get together with other like-minded people? Try out our Tuesday Night Writing Club! All writers of all ages are welcome. The space may change from week-to-week; check in at the Information Services Desk for the week’s location. You bring your lap top and your power chords, […]

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2013 Staff Favorites

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We took an informal survey of our staff on their favorite books from 2013, and here are the suggestions we received. Did we miss some of your favorites? Let us know in the comments section – we would love to hear about the books YOU loved from the past year. FICTION Sweet Tea Revenge by […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

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The library is closing at 4:00 PM today because of the snowstorm. Even though the weather is frightful, we still think it makes the library look delightful . . . well, at least we think it looks beautiful and festive. We hope you enjoy these photos from our winter wonderland. Be safe out there, everyone! […]

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Jamming with the Survivors Swing Band

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Nearly 100 people turned out on Tuesday afternoon for a trip back to the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, when the Survivors Swing Band treated us to some of the most nostalgic songs of those eras. The crowd clapped their hands, tapped their feet, and sang along to songs such as “Night and Day,” “I […]

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Holiday Concert with FHS Singers and Musicians

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The Farmington Main Library invites you to a holiday concert with singers and musicians from Farmington High School. Performances will include a small women’s ensemble, a mixed choir, and a piano/violin duo.  Each group will perform a short set of carols and holiday tunes and combine at the end for a finale sing-along! This concert […]

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Tuesday Night Writing Club

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Are you looking for a place to write and get together with other like-minded people? Try out our Tuesday Night Writing Club! All writers of all ages are welcome. The space may change from week-to-week; check in at the Information Services Desk for the week’s location. You bring your lap top and your power chords, […]

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A “De-Lovely” Tribute to Cole Porter at the Main Library

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On Wednesday, November 13, the Farmington Main Library held its latest concert in the Richard P. Garmany Music Series: A Tribute to Cole Porter with jazz pianist John Brighenti and vocalist Gail Lumpkin. Nearly 100 people came out to listen to this selection of songs from the Great American Songbook, and based on the reactions […]

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Garmany Music Series: Swing Band Concert

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On Tuesday, December 3, the Farmington Libraries will host the Survivors Swing Band for a performance of classic favorites from the Big Band era. This event will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. The Survivors Swing Band is a 7-piece ensemble made up of recent retirees and senior […]

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Dr. Leon Chameides Delivers 7th Annual Kristallnacht Holocaust Lecture

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On Monday, November 11, the Farmington Main Library was honored to host Dr. Leon Chameides as the speaker for our 7th Annual Kristallnacht Holocaust Lecture. Dr. Chameides served as the founding Chair of Pediatric Cardiology at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for 30 years, as Chair of Pediatrics at Hartford Hospital for 10 […]

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Medium and Paranormal Author Sydney Sherman Speaks to a Full House . . . Literally

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On Saturday, November 9, medium and paranormal author Sydney Sherman spoke to a full house about her book, “You Are Not Alone: Our Loved Ones Are Here…You’re Just Not Listening.”  And to say that it was a full house is no understatement . . . in addition to the crowded room of attendees were the […]

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