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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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Learn to Play Ukulele

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Sunday, February 26 2:00 PM Main Library Join the ranks of ukulele players like Elvis, Jack Johnson, and Israel Kamakawiwo’ole! Instructor Julie Stepanek will lead beginners through a lesson, strum-along, and Q&A about the instrument. Space is limited. Registration required.

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Director’s College – Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camps in the Adirondacks: Their History & Lore

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Wednesday, February 22 7:00 PM Main Library The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a public works program that operated from 1933 to 1942, as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. It targeted young men and veterans in relief families who had difficulty finding jobs during the Great Depression, providing unskilled manual labor related to […]

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An Introduction to American Indian Music

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Thursday, February 16 7:00 PM Main Library Master percussionist, educator, and the author of Heartbeat, Warble, and the Electric Powwow: American Indian Music (May 2016), Craig Harris leads this exciting multimedia and participatory celebration of the music of Indigenous North America. Defying stereotypes, this program combines archival video and audio, informative discussion, and collective music-making […]

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Hummingbirds of the World

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Wednesday, February 15 6:30 PM Main Library Spring is just around the corner! Get into the spirit with spectacular images of hummingbirds from North, Central, and South America. Naturalist John Root will discuss myths and legends about hummingbirds in different cultures, special adaptations for flight, coevolution of hummingbirds and the flowers that they visit, courtship […]

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Garmany Music Series: John Brighenti and Friends

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Sunday, February 5 2:00 PM Main Library Jazz pianist John Brighenti is back by popular demand, with his friends in tow! John is a seasoned performer, having played with numerous orchestras, lounge groups, jazz ensembles and vocalists throughout the country, including the revived Glenn Miller Orchestra. John Brighenti is a native of Connecticut born in […]

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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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Winter Crafting Series @ the Maker Space

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Don’t knit or crochet? This winter, try some other crafts with yarn! No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Ages 12+ (ADULTS TOO!). Yarn-wrapped Bangle Bracelets – Register Tuesday, January 24, 10:30 AM Wrap a bangle bracelet in your choice of colored yarn for a unique accessory! Yarn Hearts – Register Tuesday, February 7, 10:30 […]

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Winter Maker Mornings

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Wednesdays, January 11 – March 29 10:30 AM Main Library Maker Space Register separately for each program in this series. Every session will feature a different project. January 11: Bookbinding 101 – Register January 18: Valentine Sachets – Register January 25: Light-Up Bookmarks – Register February 1: Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fish Printing – Register February […]

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Winter Tabletop Game Nights

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Join us for Tabletop Game Nights! Play old favorites with new friends, and learn some great new games from an expert. Snacks will be provided. Games include Gloom, Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Scrabble, Chess, Apples to Apples, and more! Open to teens and adults ages 12 and up. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Wednesday, December 14, […]

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