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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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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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Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame Presents ‘Celebrating 300 Years of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women’

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Join us for an interactive multi-media program and learn about some of our state’s most remarkable women! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson. This presentation […]

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Criminal Justice in Connecticut: Education Lecture and Book Talk

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On Thursday, January 8, the Farmington Libraries will host an educational talk on criminal justice in Connecticut, based on the book, “The Justice Imperative.” This event will take place at 7:00 PM at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. Between 1980 and 2000, the number of people incarcerated in the U.S. rose almost 700 […]

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