Friday, April 15, 2011

Paul Bisaccia Concert - Sat 4/16 2pm - Main Library

Come early to get a seat! Paul will be debuting an unpublished Gershwin work. The event will be held in the first floor Community Room.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

September 2009 Events

Adult Events
September 2009
For Your Intellectual Stimulation...
Employment & Finance Workshops...
Poetry Reading...
One Valley / One Book Discussion
Movies...
Barney Afternoon Program Series
For Your Intellectual Stimulation...

Panel Lecture: Music & the Brain - Tue. Sep 29th, 7pm
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Cosponsored by NAMI, three distinguished panelists will discuss a successful vocal music program and drum circle with those living with mental illness. Series flyer

Lecture & Book Signing: American Idle, A Journey Through Our Sedentary Culture - Thu. Oct 1st, 7pm
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Mary Collins, author of American Idle: A Journey Through Our Sedentary Culture, will discuss her book which "reads like a memoir but also includes a lot of colorful characters [she] met as [traveling] around the country looking for ways to get Americans moving again. [It] is a narrative and a cultural snapshot that brings her to a zoo, factory floors, a poor Hispanic neighborhood, [and] an enclave of young professionals in Washington.

Book Signing - Mark Robinson / Avon Mtn Crash- Tue., Oct. 6th at 7:00 pm
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A talk and book signing by accident survivor and author Mark Robinson. His book is Smoke, Fire and Angels: Tragedy on Avon Mountain and the Life-Changing Aftermath.

It Happened in Italy - Elizabeth Bettina - Tue. Nov 10, 7:00pm
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Untold stories of how the people of Italy defied the horrors of the Holocaust will be unfolded by guest author Elizabeth Bettina with a book signing to follow. A Holocaust survivor is schedule to talk about her experience as well.



Employment & Finance Workshops...

Job Finding In A Tough Economy - Tue., Sep. 15th 2 sessions (2-4pm OR 6:30-8:30pm)
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Register here for 6:30-8:30pm>>
Marcia LaReau of Forward Motion will share practical tips and techniques to help you find a job that fits, beat the automated application system and succeed in the interview process. The two hour workhop will cover: Job Application Essentials, Interview Preparation & Networking.

A Woman's Guide to Money Matters - Thu. Sep 24th, 7pm
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Women have many of the same financial goals as men, but often face a different set of challenges when working towards these goals. This seminar addresses preparing for retirement and paying for children's education from a woman's point of view.

Poetry Reading...

POETRY- Partners in Poetry- Thu., Sep. 3 at 7:00 pm
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All 9 PIPS will read three poems from their book, “Everybody Says Hello” which will be available for signing that night. Membersare ChristFor ine Beck, Sherrir Bedingfield, Ginny Lowe Connors, Tere Foley, Patricia Hale, Bob Jacob, Nancy Kerrigan, and Elaine Zimmerman.


One Valley / One Book Discussion
One Valley/One Book Discussion- Wed., Sep. 23rd at 7:00 pm
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Carole Goldberg will lead us in a discussion of the book, They Poured Fire on us from the Sky by Benson Deng. This book is part of the Farmington Valley One Book Program and will be discussed in libraries across the Farmington Valley Town in late September. The culminating event will take place when the authors talk at the Avon High School on Oct 8 at 7pm.
Movies...

Classic Films - Afternoon at the Bijou: Featuring Evelyn Prentice, - Thu. Sep 3rd, 2pm The neglected wife of a high profile attorney dallies with a unscrupulous womanizer and finds herself involved in blackmail and murder. Cosmopolitan, 1943, B&W/79 Min.Register here>>

Classic Films - Afternoon at the Bijou: Featuring Double Wedding, - Thu. Oct 1st, 2pm
Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free spirited artist in an auto trailer have romantic complications in this screwball comedy. MGM, 1947, B&W/87 Min.
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Independent Films Fall Session Flyer here>>

Barney Afternoon Program Series
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Barney Portico

Barney Program Series - The History of Hartford and Mark Twain - Tue. Sep 22, 1:15pm Register here>>
Craig Hotchkiss, Educational Program Manager from The Mark Twain House and Museum, will narrate a presentation on Connecticut’s Capital City and one of its best-known authors.

Barney Program Series - Italy, A Cultural Journey- Tue. Oct 6, 1:15pm
Join Ashley Turney in an exploration of the uniqueness of Italy’s twenty regions. Her colorful slide presentation will showcase a journey from north to south including Sardinia and Sicily.

More Barney Programs at the Main Library here>>


Don't miss our computer classes forming in the Autumn, register here>>

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Adult Programming/Events, June 2009

Adult Programming/Events, June 2009

June Calendar

Renowned guitarist Peter Fletcher makes a guest appearance at the Library on Wednesday June 10th at 7pm. Join us for a magnificent concert!

Renowned guitarist Peter Fletcher makes a guest appearance at the Library on Wednesday June 10th at 7pm. Join us for a magnificent concert!

TEEN Musical Theater Workshop - Tues. June 2nd & Tues. June 9th, 3:30pm

Attention singers, dancers and actors! Come and perfect your craft with the guidance of Katie Harden, a local Musical Theater expert! This teen workshop is for grades 7 and up. No registration required.

Author Talk/Book Signing with Louis Arthur Norton - Wed. June 3rd, 7pm

Simsbury author Louis Arthur Norton will lead a discussion of his recently published book, Captains Contentious, which surveys the lives and military accomplishments of five captains in the nascent Continental Navy. A native of the old seaport of Gloucester, MA, Louis Arthur Norton is a professor emeritus at UCONN. He writes frequently on maritime history topics. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Creative Writing Workshop with Mathew Brennan - Wed. June 3rd, 7pm

Mathew Brennan is a novelist and screenwriter from Tempe, Arizona. His short fiction has received many awards. He earned his undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and Biology from Colgate University and is currently finishing his MFA from Arizona State University. He has won fellowships to teach abroad and is a former Prose Editor at the Hayden's Ferry Reveiw. Please bring a short story or novel chapter in progress to this workshop, to be read and critiqued during class. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Classical Guitar Concert with Peter Fletcher - Wed. June 10th, 7pm

NYC guitarist Peter Fletcher received his Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and has been featured on Public Radio and on television. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Afternoon at the Bijou: Featuring 42nd Street - Thurs. June 11th, 2pm

This quintessential Depression-era Busby Berkeley film was one of the most commercially successful films of all time, and changed the film industry forever, by saving Warner Brothers from bankruptcy. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Nutrition Program with Dr. Allie Mendelson - Tues. June 16th at 7pm

Dr. Allie Mendelson works with Talcott Family Chiropractic in Farmington. A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, she is a frequent speaker on the topics of nutrition, workplace safety and stress management. She also runs weekly radio shows on these topics. Her library program will cover basic nutrition and natural weight loss without dieting. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

NAMI Book Group Discussion: The Day The Voices Stopped - Wed. June 17th, 7pm

In 1995, author Ken Steele, a schizophrenic, began taking a new antipsychotic medication, and the voices that had tormented him for 32 years were silenced. In this remarkable memoir, Steele describes the delusions that afflicted him, and chronicles his post-medication triumphs as an activist for the mentally ill. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Independent Films: Featuring Kinky Boots - Mon. June 22nd, 7pm

In this British comedy film, two outcast dreamers finally figure out how to stand up for themselves... in thigh-high leather stilettos! Inspired by a surprising true story, a young English man who inherits his father's failing shoe factory, joins a feisty female impersonator who turns his world, and the luckless factory, upside down! 2005 Golden Globe nominated film, 107 miuntes. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

History of Early Rock & Roll: 1950-1965 with Brian Gille - Tues. June 23rd, 7pm

Unlike any history lesson you will ever see! Come enjoy Brian's impersonations, costumes, props, original sound bites, stand-up piano playing, radio commercials and attitude, which reveal the story of rock's origins through gospel, rhythm and blues and country and western. Meet the personalities and the songs that shaped the music of doo-wop, Mo-town, girl groups, surfin, soul, novelty songs and much more. Its the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame delivered to your local library! Sh Boom! To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Yoga Ed and Meditation with Kathleen Kiley - Thurs. June 25th, 7pm

Tap into your inner self. Receive guidance and advice on the things that matter most. Sessions include meditation, discussion, reflection, synchronized breath, movement, chair yoga, dream interpretation, and guided visualizations to unite your inner and outer self. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Independent Film: Featuring XXY - Mon. June 29th, 7pm

Spanish, a film from Argentina (and definitely adult fare) about a teenager who is a hermaphrodite. This beautifully acted and thought provoking film explores the feelings of teens and parents. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Family Film: Featuring Pink Panther 2 - Tues. June 30th, 6:30pm

This spy-comedy film is perfect for the whole family to enjoy! Bring the family out for an evening at the movies. Popcorn provided! 92 minutes. PG. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

On-Going Events During the Month of May:

Every Saturday in May, 9am: Tai Chi For Health with Loui Forouhar-Graff

  • Note: June 20th & June 27th Tai Chi Dates Cancelled

Loui is a Tai Chi instructor, a fourth year medical student at UCONN and a graduate of the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences. His Tai Chi workshop, held every Saturday morning, provides a safe, basic introduction. Start your summer Saturday mornings out right, with Tai Chi for Health! To register call: (860) 673-6791.

Art Exhibits During the Month of June:

Lobby & Corridor Gallery: A Photography exhibit by Wendy Rosenberg, featuring horticultural photography of plants, flowers and animals

Community Room: An Art Exhibit sponsored by Fermata, a non-profit artists aid organization, featuring children's drawings from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Latvia and Bulgaria.

Barney Branch Library Events in June:

Arizona & the Grand Canyon in Snow: A Slide Show - Tues. June 30th, 1:15pm

Meet retired teacher and photographer Bill Conway, who will present a slideshow/lecture on his visit to the Southwest and Anasazi Indians. This event will be held in the reading room of the Barney Branch of the Library located at 71 Main Street. To register call: (860) 677-6866 or register online HERE.

Learn More About Exciting Events by Clicking Here to Link to the Farmington Library Website
ATTENTION BOOK CLUBS, We will get your books for you! Send this form to us or call us for more information. We also have 6 book clubs who meet here regularly on a monthly basis.

Monday, May 4, 2009

May 2009

Adult Programming/Events, May 2009

May Calendar

Jonathan Hannau, Boston Univerity music student Makes a Guest Appearance at the Library May 27th at 7pm. Join us for a wonderful piano concert!

Jonathan Hannau, Boston Univerity music student Makes a Guest Appearance at the Library May 27th at 7pm. Join us for a wonderful piano concert!

11th Annual Garden/Kitchen Tour! - Friends of the Farmington Library

  • Saturday June 13th: 10am-4pm ($20.00 in advance, $25.00 the day of the tour)
  • Tickets will be availble after May 18th
  • Tour includes: a Village colonial, 3 homes in the Williamsburg neighborhood, a stained glass windowed Unionville home, a hilltop home, and a Hillstead Museum tour. Luncheon and boutique vendors will be at the Hillstead Museum.

Bus Tour - June 2 Museum Mile- New York City - $38

  • The Museum Mile trip to New York City is planned for Tuesday, June 2, 2009. Each person will be given information on the nine museums located within a mile of each other on 5th Avenue, a map, and information on the museum restaurants. Take this opportunity to visit a museum new to you or revisit an old favorite. The bus will depart from the Library at 7:45 am and leave the Metropolitan in New York at approximately 3:30 pm. The cost of the trip is $38.00 (museum admission and lunch are “on your own”). Registration deadline is May 9, 2009.

Saturday May 2nd, 2pm: Downsizing for Seniors

Downsizing for seniors is a program co-sponsored by The Library, by Middlewoods of Farmington and by Prudential Connecticut Realty. The program will be led by presenter Liz Talbott of Homeworks, LLC. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Saturday May 2nd, 3-5pm: Art Reception for Linda Webber

West Hartford Artist Linda Webber is art curator for the University of Connecticut Health Center. She received her BA from Boston University and Master of Education from University of Hartford. Linda's acrylic, impressionistic, mixed media paintings, and photography depict her interpretation of the visual world. Linda is an Interior Designer and has previously taught elementary through college art. Her paintings will be featured in the Library lobby during the month of May. Stop by the reception for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Tuesday May 5th, 7pm: Author Talk with Janice Hector “Hooray for Heros”

Farmington Resident & Illustrator Janice Hector and writer Mollie Wilson have just published an educational children’s book titled Hooray for Heros. The book chronicles America’s greatest heroes in rhyme and imagery. Janice Hector will discuss her illustration techniques, her experience in publishing children’s books, and will sign copies of the book. This event is suitable for children, adults, teachers/educators and families. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday May 7th, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou Featuring “The Big Trees”

In 1900, timber baron Jim Fallon plans to make millions off California redwood. Much of the land he hopes to grab has been homesteaded by a Quaker colony, who try to persuade him to spare the giant sequoias...but these are the very trees he wants most. Expert at manipulating others, Fallon finds that others are at his own heels, and forms an unlikely alliance. WB, 1952, Color/89 Mins. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Monday May 7th, 5:30pm: Opening Reception Students

Show your support for the Farmington Public Schools! View the display of Scholastic and AP student art on exhibit in the library community room during the month of May. Stop by the reception for refreshments and the opportunity to meet these talented young artists. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Saturday May 9th, 2:30pm: Finnegan’s Wake Reading With John O’Connor

John O’Connor will perform an excerpt from James Joyce’s magnum opus, “Finnegan’s Wake” at the library. Joyce’s work, an amalgamation of folk influences, Celtic myths, created languages, stream of consciousness, music and more, is truly psychedelic in its impenetrability. However, taken a small section at a time, the beauty of Joyce’s “madness” comes to life. Don’t miss this moving reading of one of the greatest literary masterpieces. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Monday May 11th, 7pm: Independent Films Featuring "In Love We Trust"

The award winning film Chinese film “In Love We Trust” is a story of love, loyalty and responsibility among China’s new Middle Class. The film documents the story of how a middle-aged divorced couple, both remarried, try to save their young daughter, who suffers from Leukemia by having another child to act as a bone marrow donor. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday May 27th, 7pm: Piano Concert by Jonathan Hannau

Jonathan Hannau is a graduate of Farmington High School and is a freshman at Boston University studying Music Performance. He will perform his end of the year Recital at the Farmington Library. He is trained in Classical Music. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday May 28th, 7pm: Yoga Ed & Meditation with Kathleen Kiley

Tap into your inner self to receive guidance and advice on the things that matter most. Sessions include: meditation, discussion, reflection, synchronized breath and movement (chair yoga), dream interpretation, and guided visualizations to unite your inner and outer self. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

On-Going Events During the Month of May:

Every Saturday in May, 9am: Tai Chi For Health with Louie Forouhar-Graff

Loui is a Tai Chi instructor, a fourth year medical student at UCONN and a graduate of the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences. His Tai Chi workshop, held every Saturday morning, provides a safe, basic introduction. Start your springtime Saturday mornings out right, with Tai Chi for Health! To register call: (860) 673-6791

Art Exhibits During the Month of May:

Lobby: Art Exhibit by Linda Webber
Community Room: Art Exhibit by Farmington Students

Barney Branch Library Events in May:

Tuesday May 12th, 1:15pm: The Lighthouses of the Southeast: A Barney Branch Program

Travel the seaside with Library Systems Manager Barbara Knibbs, who will present a slide show of Southeastern Lighthouses. This program will be held at the Barney Branch of the Farmington Library, located at 71 Main Street. To register call: (860) 677-6866 or register online HERE.

Learn More About Exciting Events by Clicking Here to Link to the Farmington Library Website
ATTENTION BOOK CLUBS, We will get your books for you! Send this form to us or call us for more information. We also have 6 book clubs who meet here regularly on a monthly basis.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 2009

Adult Programming/Events, April 2009

April Calendar

Lourdes Castro, Author of Simply Mexican Makes a Guest Appearance at the Library April 16th at 2pm. Join us for delicious Mexican recipes!

Lourdes Castro, Author of Simply Mexican Makes a Guest Appearance at the Library April 16th at 2pm. Join us for delicious Mexican recipes!

Used Book Sale! - Friends of the Farmington Library

  • Thursday April 2nd: 6-9pm ($4 Admission this night only)
  • Friday April 3rd: 9am-8pm
  • Saturday April 4th: 9am-2pm (closed 2-3) then bag sale saturday 3-5pm (fill our grocery bag for $6)

Thursday April 2nd, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou, featuring "The Last Time I Saw Paris"

A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress. Elizabeth Taylor & Van Johnson star in this film. MGM, 1954, Color/116 minutes. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday April 2nd, 3pm: Shakespeare Interactive - Teen Program

Join two professional actors to learn more about Shakespeare, his plays, his timeless themes and his use of the English language through humor and interactive activities. Best suited for teens, but adults are welcome too! To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Saturday April 4th, 2pm: Gardening Program with Steve Silk

"The Crazy Mixed-Up Border: An Ecclectic Approach to Using Trees, Shrubs, Annuals, Tropicals, Edibles and Perennials." This approach to garden making welcomes representatives from every corner of the plant kingdom. No leaf is left unturned in this search for the best and brightest of forms, foliage and flowers, which are then combined to create garden vignettes whose beauty lasts from spring through fall. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Monday April 6th, 7pm: Independent Films featuring "The Pope's Toilet"

In 1988, Melo, a Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits a visit from Pope John Paul II. 50,000 people are expected... the locals believe selling food and drink to the multitudes will make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best idea of all - he decides to build a WC in front of his house, and charge for its use. His comic efforts bring about unexpected consequences and the final results will surprise everyone. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Tuesday April 7th, 1:15pm: Educational Financial Seminar with Doug Kartsen of Edward Jones

Doug Kartsen is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones and operates their office at 320 Main Street in Farmington. He will lead an informative program discussing 401(k) and retirement savings plans. Just because you've changed jobs, doesn't mean your plans for retirement have to change too! If you participated in your company's 401(k) program, you have options for what to do with your vested earnings. Come learn more!To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday April 8th, 6pm: Info Session on UCONN Bachelor of General Studies Program

The Bachelor of General Studies Program is UConn's returning adult degree completion program. Speak with an academic counselor and with a recent BGS graduate and learn more about this program, designed to accomodate adult learners, many of whom are returning to college to complete their bachelor's degree after an interruption in their earlier academic careers. Convenient evening, weekend and on-line class offerings allow students to meet work and family obligations while pursuing their education. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday April 9th, 3pm: Reptiles and Amphibians - Teen Program

Join Teen Librarian Sarah Morgan and local teen naturalist Jacob Cohen for this unique, educational after school teen program, open to grades 7-12. Come meet various reptiles and amphibians! To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday April 16th, 2pm: Chefs & Books - Featuring a Book Signing by Lourdes Castro author of Simply Mexican - Sponsored by Metro Bis

Preparing authentic Mexican recipes is simple and satisfying with 60 quick-to-the-table recpies. When it comes to Latin cuisine, Lourdes Castro has got it going on. She's the founder of the Ars Magirica Cooking School in Miami, director of the Culinary Academy at the Biltmore Hotel, and Food Science Instructor at NYU. Lourdes Castro will make a guest appearance at the Farmington Library, and will serve samples from her cookbook, prepared by Metro Bis Restaurant. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday April 22nd, 7pm: NAMI Book Discussion - But Inside I'm Screaming by Elizabeth Flock

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The aim of this book group is to remove the stigma of mental illness through open discussion. The group meets bi-monthly. April's book is by New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Flock. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday April 22nd, 7pm: Trinity Professor John Alcorn to Lecture on the Cosa Nostra - Program Sponsored by UNICO

UNICO, the largest Italian-American Service Organization in the USA, will sponsor a lecture by history professor John Alcorn of Trinity College. Alcorn will discuss the history of the Sicilian Mafia known as Cosa Nostra. Alcorn recieved his PhD in History from Columbia University. He is Director of Italian American Programs at Trinity and is a leading expert on the history of the Cosa Nostra. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday April 23rd, 7pm: Yoga Ed & Meditation with Kathleen Kiley

Tap into your inner self to receive guidance and advice on the things that matter most. Sessions include: meditation, discussion, reflection, synchronized breath and movement (chair yoga), dream interpretation, and guided visualizations to unite your inner and outer self. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday April 29th, 7:30pm: Poetry Reading/Open Mic Night with Sandra Maineri and Lorna Cyr

In honor of April as National Poetry Month, local poets Sandra Maineri and Lorna Morris Cyr will present a reading from their recently published book, Just Like Us. These authors are members of CPS, The Connecticut Poetry Society. Following their brief reading, they will host a poetry open mic night. Poets interested in reading are asked to register in advance. Refreshments will be served. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

On-Going Events During the Month of April:

Every Saturday in April, 9am: Tai Chi For Health with Louie Forouhar-Graff

Loui is a Tai Chi instructor, a fourth year medical student at UCONN and a graduate of the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences. His Tai Chi workshop, held every saturday morning, provides a safe, basic introduction. Start your springtime saturday mornings out right, with Tai Chi for Health! To register call: (860) 673-6791

Art Exhibits During the Month of April:

Lobby: Art Exhibit by Farmington High School Students

Barney Branch Library Events in April:

Tuesday April 7th, 1:15pm: The Sounds of the Big Bands! A Barney Branch Program

Join Vin Cassotta, an accomplished lead and jazz soloist trumpet player on a musical trip back in time to the swing era. Vin performs the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and more! This event is held at the Barney Branch. To register call: (860) 677-6866 or register online HERE.
Learn More About Exciting Events by Clicking Here to Link to the Farmington Library Website

Thursday, March 12, 2009

March 2009

Adult Programming/Events, March 2009

March Calendar

Rebecca Gray, Author of American Artisanal Makes a Guest Appearance at the Library March 26th

Rebecca Gray, Author of American Artisanal Makes a Guest Appearance at the Library March 26th

Thursday March 5th, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou, featuring "The Inspector General"

A 1949 musical comedy based on Nikolai Gogol's play. The film stars Walter Slezak, Gene Lockhart, Barbara Bates. Music by Sylvia Fine and Johnny Green. Green won a Golden Globe for best Motion Picture Score for his work on this film. Color / 102 mins. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Monday March 9th, 7pm: Independent Film, featuring "Under the Bombs"

A Sundance Film Festival winner. A shiite mothe named Seina and a kindly Christian taxi driver venture into war-torn Lebanon on a desperate quest to locate the woman's missing six-year-old son. Zeina had sent her son to live with his aunt in Lebanon, where war has broken out. They travel through Turkey to Beirut. Belgian/French -English subtitles, 98 mins. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Tuesday March 10th, 3pm: Podcast Kickoff - Teen Program with Sarah Morgan

Join our teen librarian Sarah Morgan for this creative, after school teen program, open to grades 9-12. Share your ideas for this ongoing internet audio project, featuring teen talent! We need writers, reviewers, commentators and musicians who are interested in helping to produce this library based program. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday March 11th, 7pm: Chefs & Books - Sponsored by Flatbread

Chef Jeremy Archer and Assistant GM Kaelyn Schleich, from the Canton Flatbread Restaurant will be visiting the library to discuss inspirational cook books such as "The Devil in the Kitchen" by Marco Pierre White. They will educate guests about Flatbread's use of organic and gluten-free products. They will provide delicious samples of flatbread pizzas, organic salad and brownie desserts. At Flatbread, food is sacred! Come experience the tastes of Flatbread! To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday March 19th, 7pm: Fragrance Workshop with Laura Donna

Laura Donna has been a fragrance lover since childhood. She led research on methods to predict scent preferences, and obtained CFSS certification from The Fragrance Foundation and built a collection of the finest oils from all over the world. Working with an international beauty firm, Laura provided her fragrance matchmaking to consumers worldwide. In this library workshop Laura will educate, lecture, share her fragrance collection, and provide advice on perfume. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Tuesday March 24th, 2:45pm: Toolbox Jewelry - Teen Program with Sarah Morgan

Join Teen Librarian Sarah Morgan for this creative, after school program open to grades 7-12. Learn how to make awesome industrial jewelry out of common hardware! To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday March 25th, 7pm: Book Discussion with Carole Goldberg, Featuring A Three Dog Life

Carole Goldberg, Book Reviewer for the Hartford Courant, will lead this exciting book discussion. This book is an astonishing, powerful memoir of how Abigail Thomas' life changes after her husband suffers a traumatic brain injury in a car accident. The book is a memorable account of how tragic loss can lead to ineffable moments of surpassing love and miraculous change. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday March 26th, 2pm: Chefs & Books - Featuring a Book Signing by Rebecca Gray author of American Artisanal - Sponsored by Metro Bis

The book celebrates eighteen of America’s leading food artisans who are returning to the basics of sustainable, small-scale, high quality produce. Gray will make a guest appearance at the Farmington Library, and will serve samples from her cookbook, prepared by Metro Bis Restaurant. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday March 26th, 7pm: Yoga Ed & Meditation with Kathleen Kiley

Tap into your inner self to receive guidance and advice on the things that matter most. Sessions include: meditation, discussion, reflection, synchronized breath and movement (chair yoga), dream interpretation, and guided visualizations to unite your inner and outer self. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Art Exhibits During the Month of March:

Lobby & Community: Watercolors by Justine Coleman and Oils by William Tarn.

Corridor: "Images of Nepal" by Evan Cowles. Farmington resident Evan Cowles trekked around the Manaslu circut, following the ancient trade route from the Budhi Gandaki river, proceeding over the snow covered Larke La Pass, with an altitude of 16,000 feet, and ending in Tibet. His breathtaking photographs document the journey.

Barney Branch Library Events in March:

Monday March 16th, 1:15pm: Celtic Harper at Barney Branch in Honor of St. Patrick's Day!

Julia Shrake will set the stage for St. Patrick's Day with a program of Celtic Harp music. Learn about Celtic history and traditional Irish music. This event is held at the Barney Branch. To register call: (860) 677-6866 or register online HERE.

Learn More About Exciting Events by Clicking Here to Link to the Farmington Library Website

February 2009

Adult Programing/Events, February 2009

February Calendar

Show Your Library Some Love this Valentine's Day!  Your Farmington Library Features all sorts of great programs, workshops, book clubs, and events!

Show Your Library Some Love this Valentine's Day! Your Farmington Library Features all sorts of great programs, workshops, book clubs, and events!

Monday February 2nd, 7pm: "Valentine's Day Cake & Cookie Decorating Workshop " Presented by Audra Weisel

Audra Weisel is a CT Culinary Institute graduate, who served as Pastry Chef at prestigious restaurants including Bricco's, The Cottage and The Hartford Club. She is a certified Wilton Method Instructor and teaches cake decorating at Michael's Arts and Crafts. This special workshop, in celebration of Valentine's Day, will feature tips on decorating Valentine cakes and cookies. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Tuesday February 3rd, 7pm: Book Discussion Group with Carole Goldberg (RE-SCHEULED From Snow Day Jan. 28th) - Featuring the Book "Inheritance"

Carole Goldberg, Book Reviewer for the Hartford Courant, will lead a book discussion of Natalie Danford's debut novel, Inheritance. This novel, which has been described as one of the best recent gems in literature, explores the challenge of knowing anyone - our parents, our partners, or even ourselves - fully. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday February 5th, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou, featuring "Royal Wedding"

A brother and sister dance act is booked in London for the same time as the Royal wedding. Traveling by cruise ship, Ellen becomes involved with Lord John Brindale. UPon arrival, Tom holds auditions and meets Sara. MGM, 1951. Color / 93 mins. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Monday February 9th, 7pm: Independent Film, featuring "The Trap"

Belgrade, post Milosevic, is the capital of a nation trying to find its soul. Mladen and his wife Marija face a parent's nightmare when their son Nemanja becomes severely ill and needs care abroad. Only if Mladen agrees to murder a man will they be able to afford the trip. A the boy deteriorates, the parents must make a soul wrenching decision. Serbian / English subtitles, 106 mins. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Friday February 13th, 2:45pm: Friday the 13th Valentine's Day Cards - Teen Program with Sarah Morgan

Join our teen program after school and make Valentine Cards from art paper, magazines, doilies and other fun craft supplies. Grades 7-12. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday February 19th, 7pm: Tai Chi for Health with Loui Forouhar-Graff

Loui Forouhar-Graff is an instructor at Ma Lee's School of Tai Chi and Kung Fu in Manchester and is a certified Tai Chi for Health instructor. He is also a fourth year medical student at UCONN and a graduate of the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences. His program provides an introduction to the principles of Tai Chi within a safe and energizing excersise program. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Tuesday February 24th, 7pm: The NAMI Book Club Discusses "Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D by Lizzie Simon"

A new Farmington Valley Book Club has been founded by NAMI, the National Association on Mental Illness. The book group's aim is to remove teh stigma of mental illness through open discussion. On Tusday Feb, 24th, the group will disucss "Detour". Author Lizzie Simon is an internationally known speaker who knows first hand about the challenges of struggling with mental illness and the road to recovery. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday February 25th, 7pm: Book Discussion with Carole Goldberg, Featuring The Semptembers of Shiraz

Carole Goldberg, Book Reviewer for the Hartford Courant, will lead this exciting book discussion. In the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, rare gem dealer Isaac Amin is arrested, wrongly accused of being a spy. As Isaac navigates the tedium and terrors of prison, his family searches for him and witneses a new world of cruelty and chaos. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday February 25th, 6pm: Artist Lecture, Slide Show and Reception for Photographer, Evan Cowles, Images of Nepal

Evan Cowles photographs of Nepal will be on exhibit in the corridor gallery through the month of February. Cowles's trek around the Manaslu circut started at a tropical 2,000 foot elevation. Tha ancient trade route followed the Budhi Gandaki river, proceeding over the snow covered Larke La Pass, with an altitude of 16,000 feet. As the altitude increased, the people and the language changed from Nepali to Tibetan. Evan Cowles will lead a slide show and lecture about his amazing adventure. Refreshments will be served. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday February 26th, 4pm: Chefs & Books - Featuring a Book Signing by Literary Legend Judith Jones - Sponsored by Metro Bis

Judith Jones's memoir The Tenth Muse, aptly subtitled My Life in Food, chronicles the life of one of the most influential foodies you've ever heard of, while keeping Jones' passion for food as its focus. Judith Jones will make a guest appearance at the Farmington Library, and will serve samples from her cookbook, prepared by Metro Bis Restaurant. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday February 26th, 7pm: Meditation & Spirituality with Kathleen Kiley

Tap into your inner self to receive guidance and advice on the things that matter most. Sessions include: meditation, discussion, reflection, synchronized breath and movement (chair yoga), dream interpretation, and guided visualizations to unite your inner and outer self. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Art Exhibits During the Month of February:

Lobby: The photography of Carol Lowbeer, Carol Lowbeer is a member of the New England Professional Photography Association, the Charter Oak Photographic Society of West Hartford and several other organizations. She owns Caroleena Photography & Visual Arts llc in Farmington.

Corridor: "Images of Nepal" by Evan Cowles. Farmington resident Evan Cowles trekked around the Manaslu circut, following the ancient trade route from the Budhi Gandaki river, proceeding over the snow covered Larke La Pass, with an altitude of 16,000 feet, and ending in Tibet. His breathtaking photographs document the journey.

Community Room: An exhibit of work by the Farmington High School faculty and alumni.

Barney Branch Library Events in February:

Tuesday February 17th, 1:15pm: Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony!

This entertaining history lesson will showcase the acting talent of Sally Matson, who will bring Anthony, the abolitionist, suffragist and Women's Rights Activist, to life in a riveting performance. This event is held at the Barney Branch. To register call: (860) 677-6866 or register online HERE.

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