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Garmany Music Series: The Great Romantics with the Karkowska Sisters

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Thursday, November 3, 2016 2:00 PM* Barney Library* The Karkowska Sisters Duo is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed ensemble that, in addition to a recital and chamber music repertoire, performs extraordinary programs of virtuosity and laughter full of beautiful music, unforgettable stories, and comedy. Anna, virtuoso violinist, and Kasha, concert pianist, graduated from the Julliard School of […]

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Director’s College: Dvorak, The Happy Soul

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Antonín Dvorak was the happiest and least neurotic of the Romantics. He was barely literate and hardly a deep thinker (locomotives were his chief passion outside of music). The cheery Czech was greatly influenced by his native folk culture which inspired him to write a plethora of […]

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Fall in Love with Your Money and Your Life

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library A discussion on Kate Northrop’s book, Money, A Love Story: Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want. Do you feel like there’s never enough when it comes to money? Do you feel anxious when you think or talk about money?  Do you avoid paying […]

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Director’s College: The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

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Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Ask anybody to name two English rock bands from the 1960s and the response will likely be The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. But despite often being portrayed as rivals in the media, the two groups were actually quite friendly towards each other, both socially and musically. […]

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Garmany Music Series: Ricky Alfonso Jazz Quartet

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Jazz trumpeter and vocalist Ricky Alfonso has been on the East Coast jazz scene, performing and recording with his own and other ensembles in the Hartford area, since the 1980’s. A product of the modern jazz movement, with a trumpet style reminiscent of Miles Davis and Freddie […]

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Harvesting the Benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion Practice

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This program has been postponed to the date below. Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:30 PM Main Library Angela Mazur and Theresa Nygren return to guide participants through a number of mindful self-compassion meditations. This will be an hour-long immersion into mindful self-compassion meditation practice. No experience necessary. Presented by Angela Mazur, LCSW, LLC, and Theresa […]

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Fall in Love with Yourself and Your Body

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Self-love and self-worth are about looking at yourself in the mirror and saying I love you. It’s about giving yourself permission to come first and being non-apologetic about that. It’s about loving your body – right now, regardless of what it looks like and how it functions. During […]

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Live a Happier, More Fulfilling Life

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016* 7:00 PM Main Library Do you say things like “I’ll be happy when?” Are you walking through life in a fog, waiting for something to find your purpose? Are you so worried about what could happen that you aren’t living in the present moment? Join Lynn Healy as she shares her […]

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Art:21 – Art in the Twenty-First Century Screening

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Tuesday, September 20 4:00 PM Main Library Join the Farmington Public Schools for a screening of a new episode of Art:21. Art:21 – Art in the 21st Century is a PBS series, educational resource, archive, and history of contemporary art. It premiered in 2001, and is now broadcast in over 50 countries worldwide. Premiering a new season every […]

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Giftmaking Mornings @ the Maker Space

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Wednesdays, September 28 – December 14 10:30 AM Main Library Maker Space Register separately for each program in this series. Every session will feature a different project suitable for gift-giving. No programs on October 12, November 23. September 28: Felted Soap – Register October 5: Polymer Clay Buttons – Register October 19: Leather Flowers – […]

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