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Sunday Movie: The Butler (2013)

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Sunday, January 15 1:15 PM Main Library After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (FOREST WHITAKER) gets the opportunity of a   lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a […]

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Farmington Room Blog: Black History Month

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February is Black History Month, and here in the Farmington Room we’re lucky to have some unique and interesting resources for anyone interested in researching local Black history.  Farmington has a special connection with the famous Amistad case, serving as a temporary home for the Spanish ship’s African captives during the landmark Supreme Court trial.

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Director’s College Event- African American Connecticut Explored

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On Wednesday, February 18, the Farmington Libraries will host Dr. Stacey Close, Professor of History at Eastern Connecticut State University, and Elizabeth Normen, Publisher of Connecticut Explored, for a talk on African American history in Connecticut. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. For Black […]

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Director’s College Event: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An American Story

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On Wednesday, February 26, the Farmington Libraries will host a lecture entitled, “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: An American Story.” This event will take place at 7:00p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. Craig Hotchkiss, Educational Program Manager at the Mark Twain House and Museum, will lecture and lead an in-depth discussion on […]

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