Monthly Archives: March 2016

Director’s College: Mark Twain in the Margins

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Mark Twain had a lifelong habit of writing in the margins of the books he read – and it didn’t always matter whether the book actually belonged to him. He commented acerbically on the authors and their work and made other, longer comments that tell us a […]

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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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An Evening with Abigail Adams

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library The time is 1801. John Adams has just lost the election for a second term in office. He and Abigail have returned home to their farm in Quincy, Massachusetts. Friends and neighbors have come to pay their respects and to hear a little about her early life and her […]

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Grant Writing for Businesses

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 10:00 AM Main Library Learn the art of gaining capital for your business through grant writing. Rebecca Tuttle, of industry leader Tuttle Consulting, has more than fifteen years of experience in grant writing instruction and consultation. Rebecca Tuttle is a Farmington resident and Founder of Tuttle Consulting, which provides technical writing, coaching and […]

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A Different Perspective: American Muslim Khalil Hijabi

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Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Khalil Hijabi, meaning “friend who wears the hijab,” is the social media presence of Stephanie Khalil-AlGhani. Stephanie is many things: a former Vogue model, fashionista, convert to Islam, and founder of Covertime Magazine, a modest fashion & pop culture online and quarterly print magazine that works to break the […]

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Got Spring Fever? Create Your Own Spring Tonic

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:00 PM Main Library Simple spring tonics from Mother Earth’s pantry. Concoct a Spring Tonic Tincture featuring the wild edibles of spring, and sample a variety of medicinal organic teas. Participants formulate a variety of herbal/medicinal products and learn a bit of historical background. Ehris Urban, herbalist, and Velya Jancz-Urban, historian mother […]

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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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Coloring Cafe at Barney: Spring Sessions

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Get in on the adult coloring craze! Coloring promotes relaxation and stress-reduction. Listen to relaxing music, enjoy some tea, and color your stress away! The library will provide all supplies, but feel free to bring your own. These programs are for adults. THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2:00 PM – Register for a reminder BARNEY LIBRARY THURSDAY, […]

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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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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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