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Garmany Music Series: Sunday Chamber Concert with Clara Trio

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Sunday, January 14 2:00 PM Main Library Join the Clara Piano Trio for an afternoon of beautiful chamber music. Katalin Viszmeg is the principal violinist of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. She also teaches at the Hartt School, Northwest Catholic High School, and the Connecticut Virtuosi Summer Institute in Farmington. Tamila Azadaliyeva has performed as […]

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A Taste of Ballroom

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Sunday, January 7 2:00 PM Main Library Come one, come all!  This is an opportunity to learn the basic steps of East Coast Swing and American Tango in a supportive, upbeat atmosphere.  No experience or partner needed for this fun class! Students have the opportunity to feel the magic of dancing in partnership while building confidence, […]

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Community Issues Series – Climate Change & Sustainability: What You Can Do in Your Backyard

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Tuesday, December 12 6:00 PM Main Library Following a screening of the short film ‘FORGET SHORTER SHOWERS,’ we will facilitate a community discussion addressing ways to approach climate change and sustainability on a local level. Please register. The Farmington Libraries and ForwardCT Community Issues Series brings together experts to shed light on issues facing Connecticut […]

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Farmington Reads Book Group: Winter Meetings

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Hidden gems from our collection, chosen just for you by our staff! Join us to discuss, share, and laugh. Titles will include a mix of fiction and non-fiction. We meet monthly on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Main Library (except the first meeting). All are welcome! A limited number […]

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Garmany Music Series: U.S. Coast Guard Saxophone Quartet

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Saturday, December 2 2:00 PM Barney Library The United States Coast Guard Band Saxophone Quartet is comprised of the saxophone section of the U.S. Coast Guard Band, one of the five premier U.S. military bands. In addition to performing throughout Taiwan in 2009 and 2010, the Quartet performs regularly at conferences held by the World Saxophone […]

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Community Issues Series – How Not to Be a Bystander: A Community Discussion

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Tuesday, November 14 6:00 PM Main Library A panel of experts will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on how to address intolerance in our community. Please join Cynthia Martin, Director of Programs for the National Conference for Community and Justice and Gloria Mengual, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the CREC (Open Choice) Program […]

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Director’s College: It Really Happened in Connecticut

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Wednesday, November 8 7:00 PM Main Library Witchcraft trials, a serial murderer who inspired a popular movie, and a bizarre vagabond who has fascinated people for 150 years are three amazing yet true stories from the state’s past that independent historian Diana Ross McCain will recount in her talk. McCain draws the tales from her […]

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11th Annual Kristallnacht Lecture: Endre Sarkany, Holocaust Survivor

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Wednesday, November 8 3:00 PM Main Library Endre (Andy) Sarkany was born in Budapest, Hungary on October 31, 1936.  The building he lived in was located inside the Budapest ghetto which is where he remained during the Holocaust.  The building housed a nursery/kindergarten on the ground floor.  The school was affiliated with the Jewish Agency […]

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Platinum Concert: Eric Bascom Trio Featuring Vocalist Ethel Lee

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Saturday, November 4 1:00 PM Main Library Join us to close out our 100th Anniversary year with great friends and great music! The Eric Bascom Trio are a longtime fixture of the Pioneer Valley music scene. They have appeared in a variety of performances that have included being the “house band” at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of […]

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Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole

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Wednesday, November 1 7:00 PM Lewis Walpole Library, 154 Main Street Justin Brooks, Doctoral Candidate in History, Yale University, will speak on the the Lewis Walpole Library’s exhibition “Global Encounters and the Archives: Britain’s Empire in the Age of Horace Walpole.” The exhibition, which looks at aspects of the global British Empire in the long eighteenth century, takes […]

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