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Coffee & Canvas Spring Sessions

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Join us for coffee and painting lessons with certified art teacher and accomplished artist Jane Maciel. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Thursday, March 2, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library Thursday, April 6, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library Thursday, May 4, 2:00 PM – Register Barney Library These programs are for adults.

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Director’s College: Connecticut Women & War

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Wednesday, March 8 7:00 PM Main Library Women have been involved in military conflicts from the beginning of time; some as warriors, some as spies and others who made the munitions or simply called for peace.  Connecticut women are among the finest and bravest who have stood for their cause – sometimes defying gender norms, […]

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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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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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Catch up on Downton Abbey this Spring!

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Catch up on Season 3 of Downtown Abbey at the Barney Library while enjoying a hot cup of tea and cookies. Thursday, March 31, 2:00 PM Register for a reminder Thursday, April 21, 2:00 PM Register for a reminder Thursday, May 26, 2:00 PM Register for a reminder

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Garmany Music Series: Afternoon of Traditional Irish Music with Pierce Campbell

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Thursday, March 24, 2016 2:00 PM Barney Library Pierce Campbell has been playing music full time for 25 years. He is a singer/songwriter playing acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, tenor banjo, bass and harmonica, performing Celtic, Jazz, pop and folk music. He has released five solo CDs and was appointed the Connecticut State Troubadour by […]

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The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women as you hear how they dealt with menstruation, sex and birth control, childbirth, sickness, and medicine. “The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife” is not about quilting bees and spinning wheels – it’s an interactive presentation […]

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POSTPONED: Sugar, the Enemy We Love

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 New Date TBA 7:00 PM Main Library Presenter Ellen Hyner will present “Sugar, the Enemy We Love,” a discussion of why we love sugar so much, why it’s bad for us in such large amounts, and what we can do to build a healthier relationship with sugar and mitigate its effect […]

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Spring Adult Crafternoons

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Get crafty with this Spring’s Adult Crafternoons at the Barney! Felted Flower Pins – Register for a reminder Thursday, March 17, 2:00 PM Book Art Pendant – Register for a reminder Thursday, April 28, 2:00 PM Button Bracelet – Register for a reminder Thursday, May 5, 2:00 PM

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