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 onlineHERE.
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:
Monday 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.