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Maker Space Blog: Farmington Retold Podcast

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A few months ago, I tried creating a unique blog post using the Maker Space’s iMac and Blue’s Yeti USB Microphone to experiment with creating and editing audio and vocal narration. Using a combination of our Maker Space equipment and audio editing software, patrons have the potential to create their own podcasts right here in […]

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Farmington Room Blog: The City of Hartford, Conn. and Vicinity

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This week I want to share with you a very beautiful book I’ve come across here in the Farmington Room, as well as a bit of news.

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New Farmington Room Hours to Start Next Week!

Hi everyone! I’m very excited to share with you that the Farmington Room’s hours are going to be changing starting next week!  Going forward, we’ll be open on Wednesday mornings from 9:00am to noon and Thursday afternoons from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  Of course, if you need to come in outside of our normal hours, you […]

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Farmington Room Blog: Possible Pieces of a House Where Christopher Columbus Stayed

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As you know by now, I find a lot of really interesting things in the Farmington Room.  I think this really takes the cake, though.

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Farmington Room Blog: the Maker Space and Local History

Happy Tuesday! As many of you are undoubtedly aware, this past Sunday the Farmington Library hosted its third annual Maker Fair.  This one in particular was special, as it featured the opening of our brand new Maker Space.  For my part, I demonstrated the capabilities of one of our new pieces of equipment, a TEAC […]

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Farmington Room Blog: Avon, Old Farms

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I normally wait until a little later in the week to share items from the Farmington Room with you, but I came across this gem while cataloging today and knew I had to post it as soon as possible!  You might remember that I’ve posted some of our Avon Old Farms memorabilia before, but this […]

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Farmington Room Blog: Women’s History Month

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As you may know, March is Women’s History Month.  Farmington has been graced by the presence of numerous incredible women throughout its history, and so the Farmington Room contains quite a selection of works related to women’s history.

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Farmington Room Blog: Farmington Valley Herald

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I recently worked with an Irving A. Robbins student who was looking for historic newspapers.  We’re very lucky to have access to some special resources here at the Farmington Library, and I wanted to share them with you.

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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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Farmington Room Blog: Connecticut Vacation Resorts, 1946

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It’s such a rainy day today, and I wanted to move away from the murder mystery we’ve been focusing on recently.  Luckily, this gem fell right into my lap–literally!  It was tucked away in the back of a book that I was cataloging, and I thought it might brighten up an otherwise dreary day.

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