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Your Favorite Adult Summer Reading Titles!

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This year for Adult Summer Reading, we asked you to write reviews on your summer reads to share with the community! Now that summer is over, we’ve compiled a list of some of your summer favorite titles! To read full reviews – scroll down below! (Note: Some reviews have been edited for clarity.) Non-Fiction Reads We […]

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Build Your Own Bottle Rocket

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Wednesday, August 9 6:30 PM Main Library Science, crafting, and fun go hand-in-hand for this hands-on activity, inspired by the bestselling book and Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures! Your team will design, build, and launch a bottle rocket. Bottle rockets (also known as water rockets) use the same phsyics as NASA’s rockets, but with water and […]

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Live from NASA! Surviving on Mars

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Thursday, July 13 7:00 PM Main Library NASA is developing new technologies and capabilities to send astronauts farther than ever before, first to an asteroid in the 2020’s, and onward to Mars by the 2030’s! They are furthering studies to determine the best possible technology astronauts will have to operate and survival skills necessary to […]

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Film Screening: Hidden Figures (2016)

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Tuesday, June 27 6:00 PM Main Library Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored […]

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The Importance of Education for Women and Girls

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library “Education is one of the most critical areas of empowerment for women … It is also an area that offers some of the clearest examples of discrimination women suffer. Among children not attending school there are twice as many girls as boys, and among illiterate adults there […]

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Burning in the Sun Documentary Screening

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On Thursday, July 9, the Farmington Libraries will hold a screening of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning film Burning in the Sun, a documentary that follows a young West African man who starts a business building solar panels from scratch and selling them to rural customers in Mali. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. […]

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Alternative Energy: Powering Our Future

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On Tuesday, June 23, the Farmington Libraries will host the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for a lecture on alternative energy. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. The presentation will include a discussion of different types of alternative and renewable energies, how […]

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Identifying Food’s Secret Sugars

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Have you ever wondered how to eliminate added sugar from your diet without having to skip dessert?  On Thursday, August 14, come to the Farmington Libraries to hear dietitian Anastasia Climan talk about the Secret Sugars in our foods. This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. […]

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A History of Connecticut Food and Wine

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On Thursday, July 24, the Farmington Libraries welcome Eric Lehman and Amy Nawrocki for “A History of Connecticut Food and Wine.” This talk will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. What is Connecticut food? Which crops, livestock and seafood have shaped the complex cuisines that its people have […]

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“PLANEAT” Documentary Film

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On Wednesday, July 16, the Farmington Libraries will show the documentary film, “PLANEAT.” This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive. “PLANEAT” is the story of three men’s life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for […]

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