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August 2008

Adult Programing/Events, August 2008

August Calendar

Learn about orchids at our orchid lecture on Monday, August 18th at 7pm

Learn about orchids at our orchid lecture on Monday, August 18th at 7pm

Monday August 4th, 7pm: Chefs & Books Featuring Ann Howard

Ann Howard will lead a book discussion on her favorite new book, The United States of Arugula by David Knapp. This book offers a serious history of food in America. Food provided by Apricots Restaurant. To Register: (860) 673-6791

Monday August 4th, 2pm & 7pm: Independent Film Series

"L'Enfant" this Belgium/French film was last year's winner of Palm D'Or at Cannes. This film will be moderated by Lieve Keeney, a native of Brussels, Belgium, who teaches French at the Alliance Francaise in Hartford. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday August 7th, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou

"The Bride Came C.O.D." - This screwball comedy is headlined by the ebullient pairing of James Cagney and Bette Davis.

Monday August 11th, 2pm & 7pm: Independent Film Series

"Ryna"- This Rumanian/French film is about a teenage girl who is being raised as a boy because her father wanted a son. Defying her father, she wears a dress to an imporant event...this simple act of defiance triggers a tragic series of events.

Tuesday August 12th, 7pm: Creative Writers Group with Tricia Stuart

Local author and freelance writer Tricia Stuart has launched a writers group at the Farmington Library. Anyone interested is welcome to attend this second writers group meeting/workshop. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday August 14th, 2pm: Chefs & Books Featuring John Doherty from the Waldorf-Astoria

John Doherty, Executive Chef of the Waldorf-Astoria, will discuss his book, The Waldorf-Astoria Cookbook, which contains an abundance of recipes and cooking tips, collected through the years and offered in the hotel's private suites, ballrooms, restaurants, bars, and via room service. Food for this event will be provided by Metro Bis Restaurant in Simsbury. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday August 14th, 7pm: Piano Concert by Matt Swanson

Matt Swanson is fourteen years old and will be a Freshman at Farmington High School in the fall. He has been studying classical music with his piano teacher Mr. Wendehack for six years. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Monday August 18th, 7pm: Orchid Lecture with Connie Ballado

Connie Ballado has over 25 years of experience and research in the care of orchid culture. Connie has participated in judging events such as Japan Grand Prix and the World Orchid Conference in Malaysia. Connie is owner of Ballado Orchids. She runs the greenhouse and showcases her orchids at various farmers markets and events around the state. Orchids will be available for purcahse at this event. To Register call: (860) 673-6791

Monday August 18th, 2pm & 7pm: Independent Film Series

"World According to Shorts"- Various languages. Another collection of the best shorts from around the world.

Thursday August 28th, 7pm: Enhancing Your Child's Immunity with Herbalist Lisl Heubner

This event is ideal for families with children headed back to school in the fall. Learn how to boost your child's immunity, naturally. Lisl Huebner is a Nationally Board Certified Chinese Herbalist and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. To register call: (860) 673-6791.

Wednesday September 3th, 7pm: Baseball Book Discussion with Dick McAuliffe

Farmington's own baseball celebrity Dick McAuliffe will lead a book discussion about Leigh Montville's book, Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero. Pick up your book at the Reference Desk. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Up Coming Bus Trips: Wednesday Sept. 17th - New York Botanical Garden & Moore in America Sculpture Show

The Farmington Library has planned a bus trip to the New York Botanical Gardens to see "Moore in America" a landmark exhibit of Henry Moore's sculpture. Bus departs library parking lot at 8:15 am and returns by 6 pm. The cost of the trip is $55. Registration deadline is Aug. 22nd. To register call: (860) 673-6791

One Book Program: Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire

Come pick up your copy of Waiting for Snow in Havana, the book selected for the 2008 Farmington Valley One Book program. The library will host a book discussion on September 16th at 7pm. Stay tuned for more details about author visits.

Art Exhibits During the Month of August:

Lobby: An photographic exhibit of Taiwan sponsored by the Taiwan Cultural office in New York City. Look for the Taiwanese hand puppets on display in the children's area display case.

Community Room: An exhibit by the photo imaging class at the Senior Center. An art reception is scheduled for August 7th.

Barney Branch Library Events in June:

Tuesday August 12th, 7pm: Village Vibrations Concert

Concert #4 in the Summer Concert Series "Village Vibrations" held at the Barney Branch, featuring "Triple Play". Take a trip down memory lane! Enjoy the hits of days gone by, as well as some present day favorites, in a musical review of tunes from 1940 - 2008. Bring a lawn chair and picnic. In case of rain, concert moves indoors to the reading room. To register call: (860) 677-6866

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