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 onlineHERE.
Friday February 13th, 2:45pm: Friday the 13thValentine'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 EvanCowles 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.