Monthly Archives: February 2016

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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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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Winter Financial Series – Asset Protection and Paying for Long Term Care

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TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016 7:00 PM MAIN LIBRARY Connecticut has the 2nd highest cost of long-term care in the nation. So unless you’re planning to leave the state, you need to protect yourself and your retirement assets from long-term care costs. Should you give your home to your children? How can you get the state […]

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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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VIDEO: Theodate Pope Riddle’s Last Will and Testament, a Director’s College Lecture

If you missed Hon. Evelyn Daly’s February Director’s College lecture on Theodate Pope Riddle’s Last Will and Testament, you can view the entire video below or on YouTube. 

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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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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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Garmany Music Series – His Way: A 100th Birthday Tribute to Frank Sinatra

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Sunday, March 13, 2016 2:00 PM Main Library Francis Albert Sinatra. Frank Sinatra. Old Blue Eyes. A legend by any name. CabareT will celebrate the 100th birthday of this prolific entertainer, whose music moved generations, with a program that includes some of the songs he best known for, as well as other favorites from his […]

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The 2016 Maker Fair is Coming!

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Sunday, March 20, 2016 1:00 – 4:00 PM Farmington Main Library Mark your calendars! The Farmington Libraries Maker Fair is an opportunity for the community to have hands-on experiences with 3D printers, soldering, knitting, coding, and so much more! Activity stations will be located throughout the Library, featuring low-tech and hi-tech projects for all ages […]

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