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.

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

January 2009

Adult Programing/Events, January 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January Calendar

Weather Wise: With Art Horn - Thurs. January 8th at 7pm  Meteorologist Art Horn will discuss the wonders of weather - including winter blizzards.

Weather Wise: With Art Horn - Thurs. January 8th at 7pm Meteorologist Art Horn will discuss the wonders of weather - including winter blizzards.

Wednesday January 7th, 7pm: "Ask the Organizer" Presented by NAPO

January is "get organized" month and NAPO, the National Association of Professional Organizers will present a panel of nineteen speakers covering topics including time management, downsizing, house-hold clutter control, organizing your office, strategic life planning, and green organizing. Let NAPO help you start the new year right with tips for getting and staying organized! To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday January 8th, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou, featuring "A Brief Encounter"

This 1946 romance film, directed by David Lean, is set against the backdrop of WWII. On a cafe at a railway station, housewife Laura Jesson meets Doctor Alec Harvey. Although they are already married, they gradually fall in love and begin an affair they both know is impossible. 86 mins. B&W. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday January 8th, 7pm: Weather Wise With Art Horn

Meteorologist Art Horn has worked on TV for many years with CBS, ABC, NBC, and PBS. His educational library program will explore the many sayings, folklore, and myths of weather and climate. He will also discuss the wonders of weather, including blizzards, thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes. This event is open to adults, families and children of all ages. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Saturday January 10th, 10:30am: Ritalin Free Kids - with Dr. Louisa Sanchione

Dr. Louisa Sanchione will lecture about natural alternatives to prescription medication. She is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor, Specialist in Classical Homeopathy and a Special Education Teacher. Her primary focus is drug-free/natural alternatives to Ritalin and other psychiatric medicines when dealing with AD/HD, Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Monday January 12th, 7pm: Independent Film Series - Featuring "Days and Clouds"

An elegantly acted art house film about a middle class couple's struggle to hold their lives together. "Days and Clouds" is both sensitive and engrossing. Elsa and Michele are well off enough that Elsa can leave her job to fulfill her dream of studying art, history. After she graduates, Michele admits he has been out of work for several months. They break up, but soon realize they are about to lose their most precious possession - their love. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday January 14th, 7pm: Yoga Ed with Kathleen Kiley

Yoga Ed is a health and wellness program for teachers, parents and health professionals. Simple, yoga based mind/body strategies for stress reduction, positive behavioral support and optimal performance. Wear comfortable clothes and bring along a yoga mat if you have one. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday January 15th, 7:30am - 9am: Preparing A Buiness Plan - Sponsored by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Business Center

Thinking about starting a business? Is your existing business operating without a business plan? Join us to learn from business experts on the legal, accounting and financial aspects of launching a business. Featured speakers include Doug Kartsen, CFA at Edward Jones, Dawn Broadley, CPA Nathan Accounting Group, Gary D. Jones Esq., Levy & Droney, Joan Cloutier, Farmington Savings Bank. Doors open at 7:15 am for coffee and light breakfast for this unique, morning networking group. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday January 15th, 2pm: Chefs & Books - Featuring Scott Gold, Author of The Shameless Carnivore

The Shameless Carnivore explores the complexities surrounding the choice to eat meat, as well as its myriad of pleasures. Delving into ethical issues, dietary, medical and anthropological, Gold answers probing questions such as, "can staying carnivorous be more healthful than vegitarianism?" Gold chronicles his attempts to become the ultimate carnivore by eating 31 different meats. He describes hunting squirells in Louisana and exotic game adventures. Gold writes with infectious enthusiasm that might just inspire readers to serve a little llama or rattlesnake at their next dinner party. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday January 22nd, 7:30am - 9am: Considerations for Selling or Winding Up your Business - Sponsored by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Business Center

Have a business you ar looking to sell or wind up? Join us to learn from business experts on the legal, accounting and financial aspects of closing or selling a business. Featured speakers include Doug Kartsen, CFA at Edward Jones, Dawn Broadley, CPA Nathan Accounting Group, Gary D. Jones Esq., Levy & Droney, Joan Cloutier, Farmington Savings Bank and Brian Newman, CPA, Kostin, Ruffkess & Company. Doors open at 7:15 am for coffee and light breakfast for this unique, morning networking group. To register call the Farmington Chamber of Commerce at: (860) 584-4178

Monday January 26th, 10am: E-mail 101- Setting up an e-mail account

Set up your own e-mail account, compose a message and respond with Gmail, hotmail or yahoo. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesay January 28th, 7pm: E-Bay for Beginners

Learn to buy and sell items with the world as your market. We will show you how to use E-Bay, pay with PayPal, upload photos and market your items for sale in this three part class. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday January 28th, 7pm: Book Discussion Led by Carole Goldberg - Featuring Inheritance by Natalie Danford

Carole Goldberg, Book Reviewer for The Hartford Courant will lead this excting book discussion series. Danford's debut novel, Inheritance, explores the challenge of knowing anyone - our parents, our partners, or even ourselves - fully. Danford's protagonist Olivia Bonocchio's travels to her deceased father's hometown of Urbino, Italy. At first she is charmed by the art laden city, but as Olivia delves into her father's past, she uncovers the secret that caused her father to leave city and country behind. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Art Exhibits During the Month of January:

Lobby: Joy Floyd, collage artist of found materials. Fabric, paper, metal, shells and feathers are some of the materials artist Joy Floyd uses to create her collages. The unique history of a found piece brings an element of beauty that, in combination with other found materials, challenges the artist to offer it anew to the world. Textures, shapes and colors are Joy's focus in working out the puzzle pieces of each collage.

Barney Branch Library Events in January:

Mon
day January 26th, 1:15pm: Radio Nostalgia with Bob Schultz

Meet a retired gentleman with nearly fifty years of experience in radio and television who will take you on a trip down memory lane. 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

December 2008

Adult Programing/Events, December 2008

December Calendar

Jordan Stein, Executive Chef at the Pond House Cafe, will lead a guest lecture on the history of gingerbread houses, and a workshop where patrons are invited to create their own gingerbread masterpiece.  Join the Farmington Library on Monday December 15th at 7pm for this event.

Jordan Stein, Executive Chef at the Pond House Cafe, will lead a guest lecture on the history of gingerbread houses, and a workshop where patrons are invited to create their own gingerbread masterpiece. Join the Farmington Library on Monday December 15th at 7pm for this event.

Thursday December 4th, 2-4pm: Afternoon at the Bijou, featuring "Dinner at Eight"

In the film "Dinner at Eight" the who's who of Manhattan are invited to a posh party. This adaptation of the Kaufman/Ferber stage hit, features Jean Harlow and Wallace Beery's bitter battle of the sexes, hostess Billie Burke's tizzy fit and Marie Dressler's grande dame worldliness. Of course, don't be late! Dinner's at eight! MGM, 1934, B&W/113 Mins. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Monday December 8th, 7pm: Winter Film Festival, featuring "Days and Clouds"

"Days and Clouds", Italian with subtitles. How a marriage copes with severe economic challenges is the theme of Silvio Soldini s superb, moving and thought-provoking film. Few films have dealt more incisively or compassionately with marriage than Silvio Soldini s Days and Clouds. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Tuesday December 9th, 7pm: Poetry Reading & Book Signing with Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas is a widely published poet, performer, advocate of the arts and educator. The author of three books of poetry, she has read her work throughout the United States. She is passionate about the work she does with young people, believing that writing and poetry is a way to unclench the fist that sometimes squeezes our hearts until we can no longer breathe. She left a well-paying corporate job 12 years ago to do the work she is now involved in and has never regretted the decision. Elizabeth’s most recent book, titled “From the Front of the Classroom” is about her experiences teaching and designing writing programs for schools and other educational organizations. This book is ideal for teachers, students and parents alike. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday December 10th, 7pm: Martial Arts as Empowerment in Daily Life

Skip Rackmill, President of the Aikido Training Institute of Connecticut will lead this fascinating program. Skip is a motivational speaker, business coach, and Aikido instructor, who leads innovative workshops to teach the power of focused actions, stress management, conflict resolution. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday December 11th, 7pm: "Gift Tips & Top Picks" - Tips & Advice on Holiday Gifts, Top Products and Shopping

Holiday shopping can be challenging! And finding the hot gifts, and top products for the holiday season can be even harder! Join Sara Scott, owner of The Perfect Toy in Avon, and Krista Allen, Marketing Director for the West Farms Mall in Farmington. These knowledgeable women will provide tips, insight, guidance, suggestions, product ideas, samples and resources to help you with your holiday shopping. Having owned a toy store for twenty years, Sara Scott has wide experience and great insight on ideal educational, crative gifts for kids. Krista Allen will speak on behalf of West Farms Mall to discuss product trends, top technology gifts, and popular produts. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Friday December 12th, 10am: Creative Cards Class

A computer lab class on creating notecards or holiday cards using publisher 2007. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Monday December 15th, 7pm: Gingerbread Houses with Jordan Stein

Jordan Stein, Executive Chef of the Pond House Cafe at Elizabeth Park, will lead a guest lecture on the history of gingerbread houses. He will then lead a workshop and demonstration where patrons will be able to build their own gingerbread houes. Bring your imagination to this library evet, and Jordan will supply gingerbread, decorations and instructions. You'll leave with a sweet creation that is sure to be a great centerpiece for your family holiday gatherings! This event is open to adults and children of all ages. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a plastic (shatterproof) plate, tray, or container to carry your creation home in. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Art Exhibits During the Month of December:

Community Room: An exhibit of mixed media by students of Abby Wade. A reception will be held 11am - 3pm on Saturday December 6th.

Barney Branch Library Events in December:
Tuesday December 16th, 2pm: Gables Book Chat

A Barney Librarian will lead a book discussion at the Gables (20 Devonwood Drive). To register call: (860) 677-6866

Barney Art Exhibits During the Month of December:

Hoppin Gallery: Mario M. Pieres "Visions from the Mundane Traveler: Capturing Society's Shared Experiences" will open with a reception on Saturday December 6th from 2-4pm at the Barney Library. The paintings will be on display through December 30th.

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

November 2008

Adult Programing/Events, November 2008

November Calendar

A photo from the reception for Doris Weiner's neon art installation in the Library Community Room.  This colorful exhibit runs through November.  Click the image to learn more about other exciting library events.

A photo from the reception for Doris Weiner's neon art installation in the Library Community Room. This colorful exhibit runs through November. Click the image to learn more about other exciting library events.

Wednesday November 5th, 1-3pm: Author Talk with Martin Schiller, Holocaust Survivor

Martin Schiller is author of Bread Butter and Sugar, A Boy's Journey Through Post-War Europe. This gripping memoir describes the unfolding horror of the Nazi genocide as seen through the eyes of a child. Schiller was six when his family fled Poland. They were interned as slave laborers, and later deported to Buchenwald. He has dedicated all proceeds from his book to Holocaust Remembrance Charities. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday November 5th, 7pm: Author Talk & Poetry Reading with David Leff

David Leff is a freelance writer from Collinsville, CT. His essays and fiction have appeared in Newspapers and magazines. His non-fiction work, The Last Undiscovered Place, was a Connecticut Book Award Finalist. Leff has just released a book of poetry titled The Price of Water, published by Antrim House Press. Leff will give a poetry reading from this new book. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 6th, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou- "Night and Day"

This 1946 film is the fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at yale in the 1910's through the height of his succcess to the 1940s. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Saturday November 8th, 7pm: Concert by the Kang Hua, Conneticut Chinese Singers

Formed two and a half years ago under the direction of Professor Chi-lun Yueh, the group has grown to fourteen members and performs regularly for various communities. The repetoir includes folk songs, art songs and Opera Arias in different languages such as Chinese, English, French, German, Latin, Spanish and Russian. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Monday November 10th, 7pm: Fall Film Festival - Featuring "The Choking Man"

The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in Queens provides the psychological engine that powers this intense blend of drama and magical realism from famed music video director Steve Barron. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday November 12th, 10am: Census Class with Hal Bright

provides computer lab class on the U.S. Census online for genealogical research. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 13th, 7pm: Census Class with Hal Bright

provides computer lab class on the U.S. Census online for genealogical research. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 13th, 7pm: Artist Talk with Doris Weiner

Artist Doris Weiner will lead an informative art talk about her installation in the library community room. Doris Weiner is a major contemporary artist who has exhibited in major galleries and museums nationwide. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Tuesday November 18th, 7pm: Twilight Book Discussion with Emily Platz

In anticipation of the release of the Twilight movie, the library is hosting a Twilight book discussion. This program is open to Twilight fans of all ages. Come talk about Bella, Jacob, and especially Edward! To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 20th, 2pm: Chefs & Books - Featuring Olives & Oranges by authors Sara Jenkins and Mindy Fox

Olives and Oranges is a cookbook that illustrates how an understanding of flavor can produce great dishes from even the most humble ingredients. The recipes are startlingly simple, but each one has a unique touch. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 20th, 2pm: Basic Genealogy Class

Farmington Room Librarian Ann Arcari will lead this informative class utilizing databases such as ancestry.com and familysearch.org. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 20th, 6:30pm: The Business of Art Led by Deb Wadsworth

This workshop is intended for artists who wish to increase their level of professionalism. Any artist can benefit from this course. It is a "how to" program for emerging & part time artists with limited marketing experience. Topics include, pricing, portfolio developmetn, preparing your bio/artist statements, research and development of exhibition planning. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Saturday November 22nd, 10am - 4pm: The Friends "Like New" Book Sale

The Friends "Like New" book sale, held from 10am - 4pm in the library lobby will feature children's specials, cookbooks, sports books, art and travel coffee-table books, local history books, and books-on-tape, CD's and DVDs. This is the perfect sale for finding your holiday gifts!

Art Exhibits During the Month of November:

Lobby: An exhibit of colorful rug hookings by the "Thursday Morning Hookers" a rug hooking group that meets weekly in the Farmington Library.

Community Room: "Whispers at the Library" A major installation involving neon light, led lighting, sound and video projection - by artist Doris Weiner.

Barney Branch Library Events in November:
Tuesday November 4th, 1:15pm: An Afternoon with Ernest Hemmingway

Actor Richard Clark of Boston portrays the life and times of Ernest Hemingway in an entertaining monologue. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday November 25th, 2pm: Gables Book Chat

A Barney Librarian will lead a book discussion at the Gables (20 Devonwood Drive). To register call: (860) 677-6866

Barney Art Exhibits During the Month of October:

Hoppin Gallery: "Quattro Ceramic Group" Decorative, functional and sculptural studio artwork by local artists Pedro Centeno, Jeremy Fioravanti, Jenny Gonzalez and Tom Zaccheo. Opening Reception held November 8th, 1-4pm.

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

October 2008

Adult Programing/Events, October 2008

October Calendar

Join us at 2pm on Monday October 6th for the Grand Opening / Dedication of the Library's New Business Center, Funded by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce.

Join us at 2pm on Monday October 6th for the Grand Opening / Dedication of the Library's New Business Center, Funded by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday October 2nd, 10am: Computer U: Excel

This free basic computer class on Excel will be held in the second floor computer lab. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Monday October 6th, 2pm: Grand Opening/Dedication of Business Center The Farmington Chamber of Commerce has generously funded the new Business Center, located on the 2nd floor of the library. This Business Center will serve as a resource to the town's business owners and others looking to enter a new field. During the grand opening of the center, the 50 longest standing Chamber Members will be recognized at a special ceremony. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Tuesday October 7th, 7pm: Special Columbus Day Film - Golden Door

To celebrate Columbus Day, the Farmington Library will show the film "Golden Door" a gritty, romantic story of a Sicilian family that immigrates to America. The film is Italian with English subtitles, it runs 2 hours. Refreshments will be served. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday October 9th, 10am: Computer U: Basic Word

This free basic computer class on Word will be held in the second floor computer lab. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday October 15th, 7pm: Computer U: Cooking & Recipes 101

This free computer research class will be held in the second floor computer lab. Find recipes and cooking tips on the internet. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday October 16th, 7pm: Author Talk and Book Signing with Dr. Peter Sandwell

Learn how emotionally traumatic events that occured to ancestors (2-5 generations back) can be passed down non-verbally. Dr. Peter Sandwell will illustrate how, why and when the emotional impact from these past traumatic events gets revisited by family in the present. He will share ways families can work together to dissipate the effects of these previous events. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday October 16th, 2pm: Computer U: Find That Book!

This free computer research class will be held in the second floor computer lab. Explore ReQuest, the state's library catalog for all public libraries to order materials that our library does does not carry. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Tuesday October 21st, 10am: Computer U: Google Maps

This free computer research class will be held in the second floor computer lab. Find directions, local businesses, and even your own house from satellite. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday October 23rd, 2-3pm: Chefs & Books - Featuring Fish Without a Doubt by authors Rick Moonen and Roy Finamore

Fish Without A Doubt is comprehensive, approachable, friendly and indispensable with more than 250 simple, delicious and comprehensive recipes. Featuring only seafood that is not overfished, the book provides the latest information for the eco-conscious cook. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday October 23rd, 7pm: Outlook and Opportunities - A Discussion about the Current Economy and Stock Market - led by Doug Kartsen

Doug Kartsen is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones and operates their office at 320 Main Street in Farmington. He will provide an in-depth exploration of the current stock market, future outlook, and opportunities in a bear market. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday October 29th, 7pm: The Origins and Traditions of Halloween - lecture and slideshow by Mandy Oram

Mandy Oram has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Comparative Religion. She lived in England for 15 years where she studied the culture of the Celts and Pagans. This workshop will cover the origins, myths and lore surrounding the modern secular holiday known as Halloween. Join us as we trace this unique and interesting holiday through the ages! To register call: (860) 673-6791

Art Exhibits During the Month of October:

Lobby: An exhibit of Sports-themed artwork by Farmington resident Donald Moss, who worked as an illustrator for Esquire, Colliers, and served as Art Director for Sports Illustrated Magazine.

Community Room: An exhibit of Photography by Jim Lindsay

Barney Branch Library Events in October:

Computer Classes Offered: Tuesdays at 2:30pm - Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28

Computer Classes Offered: Wednesdays at 11:30am - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

The Barney Branch offers one-on-one basic instruction on how to navigate and access the internet, use e-mail accounts, and use Microsoft Word. These lessons are by appointment only and fill up fast. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday October 7th, 1:15pm: Aging Gracefully

Dr. Christina Bjorklund of Farmington offers secrets for getting older with poise, strength, style and grace. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday October 21st, 1:15pm: Armchair Travel - Cruising Alaska

Farmington resident and Library Systems Manager Barbara Knibbs, shares the highlights of her recent Alaskan cruise in a Power Point presentation. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday November 4th, 1:15pm: An Afternoon with Ernest Hemingway

Actor Richard Clark of Boston presents "Life, Language and the Pursuit of Happiness - Ernest Hemingway Alive!" by B.L. Walker. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday October 28th, 2pm: Gables Book Chat

A Barney Librarian will lead a book discussion at the Gables (20 Devonwood Drive). The October 28th book discussion will be on Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Barney Art Exhibits During the Month of October:

Hoppin Gallery: Oil Paintings of Hydrangeas by Dawn Lombardi Nolan

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