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Director’s College Event: Do You Know Where Your Ancestors Are? Introduction to Genealogy

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On Wednesday, November 18, the Farmington Libraries will host professional genealogist Carol R. Whitmer to discuss tips and resources for family genealogists of all skill levels. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library, located at 6 Monteith Drive. Topics covered will include: how to get started with family genealogy, […]

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Fall Financial Series: How to Be an Informed Investor

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As part of its Fall Financial Series, the Farmington Library will host a workshop on how to make smart investment decisions. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 6 Monteith Drive. Before you invest, take time to think about your overall financial situation and […]

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The Irish Diaspora with Tom O’Carroll

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On Thursday, November 12, the Barney Library in Farmington will host Tom O’Carroll for a special Thanksgiving program on the Irish diaspora, presented through story and song. This program will take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Barney Library at 71 Main Street. “The Irish Diaspora” is an examination of the Irish influence around the […]

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To End All Wars: Songs of the First World War

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On Wednesday, November 11, Farmington Libraries will host historian and musician Rick Spencer for a performance of tunes from the First World War. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 6 Monteith Drive. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie were assassinated. […]

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9th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture: Abby Weiner

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On Tuesday, November 10, the Farmington Libraries held its 9th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture, featuring Holocaust survivor Abby Weiner. Holocaust survivor and West Hartford resident Abby Weiner joined us to share his story. Born in Sighet, Romania, Weiner was one of the last transported out of his hometown to Auschwitz and later Buchenwald. After liberation by the […]

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Starting a Small or Home-Based Business

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In partnership with Northwest Connecticut SCORE, the Farmington Library will host a workshop on starting a small or home-based business. This program will take place on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 6 Monteith Drive. This workshop will cover the basic steps for starting a small business in Connecticut, […]

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From Books to Movies: Paper Moon

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This fall, the Farmington Library will be hosting a series of film viewings and lectures with local movie buff Martha Reingold. Films based on books will be shown, followed by analysis of background, themes, and more. Viewings will begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 6 Monteith Drive. Film and literature lovers […]

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Garmany Music Series: Karkowska Sisters

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On Tuesday, November 3, the Farmington Libraries will host the accomplished Karkowska Sisters for a performance of classical music. This event will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Barney Library, located at 71 Main Street. The Karkowska Sisters Duo is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed ensemble that, in addition to a recital and chamber music repertoire, […]

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Director’s College Event: From the Shadow of JFK – The Rise of Beatlemania in America

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On Thursday, October 29, the Farmington Libraries will host Beatles scholar Aaron Krerowicz to discuss the impact of JFK’s assassination on the initial success of The Beatles in the U.S. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. February 1964 was the most important month of […]

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Two-Part Meditation Workshop: Improving Your Life through Meditation

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Farmington Libraries will host a two-part meditation workshop on Tuesday, October 27 and Tuesday, November 3. Both sessions will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. It is easy to learn […]

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