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.