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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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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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Community Issues Series: Climate Change in Connecticut

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Thursday, March 2 6:30 PM Main Library A panel of experts will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on how to support and protect our local environment. Panelists: Aimee Petras Outreach and Education Coordinator, Farmington River Watershed Association Vincent Brancato  The Climate Reality Project Martha Klein  Chair, Connecticut Chapter of the Sierra Club Lori Brown […]

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Community Issues Series: Refugees in Connecticut

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Thursday, February 2 6:30 PM Main Library A panel of experts will share insight, answer questions, and offer suggestions on how to support our state’s diverse refugee population. Panelists: Chris George Executive Director of IRIS (Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services) Maher Mahmood Iraqi refugee, photographer and filmmaker Kimberly May-Bailey and Jama Ahmed Representatives from Catholic […]

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