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May 2008

Adult Programing/Events, May 2008

May Calendar

Jane & Michael Stern, authors of Road Food visit the Farmington Library on Wednesday May 28th at 7pm.  The new edition of Road Food is HERE!

Jane & Michael Stern, authors of Road Food visit the Farmington Library on Wednesday May 28th at 7pm. The new edition of Road Food is HERE!

Tuesday May 6th, 7pm: Piano Concert by Reinis Zarins

Reinis Zarins is a native of Latvia. He has placed first in many European piano competitions. He was a fellow at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in 2007. He is currently studying at the Yale School of Music. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday May 7th, 7pm: Michael Cervas - Poetry Reading

Michael Cervas teaches English at Westminster School in Simsbury. He is the founder and director of the Westminster Poetry Series. He recently published his first book of poetry titled Inside the Box. He will present a reading, and a lecture/discussion on "where poems come from." To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday May 8th, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou: Vintage Hollywood Film Series, Featuring "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

Fast and fun turn-of-the-century musical teams Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly star as baseball players trying to deal with their team's new female owner (Esther Williams). To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday May 8th, 7pm: Alison Larkin - Author Talk & Book Signing

Alison Larkin is an international celebrity, author, actress and comedian. She is a regular on the British stage, with many appearances on Broadway. Alison has worked in Hollywood for Jim Henson Productions, ABC Television, Fox TV Studios, and CBS. She was voted as one of LA’s funniest women. Her new book, The English American is based on Larkin’s own life as an adoptee. This event is co-sponsored by the Adoption Center at the Family and Children's Agency. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Monday May 12th, 7pm: Stephen Matava - Author Talk & Book Signing

Stephen Matava is a Farmington native. He began writing to preserve the personal stories and histories of his family's emigration from Slovakia to a new life in America. One of these novels is set in Unionville, CT. Matava has published three books: Legacy of the Priest, Legacy of a Dream, and The Suicide Clause. Register by calling: (860) 673-6791

Monday May 19th, 7pm: Piano Concert by Joshua Sawicki

Joshua Sawicki is a Farmington native and graduate of Farmington High School. He is currently studying at Boston University. On Monday, May 19th he will perform selections from classical, baroque, romantic, impressionist, and modern repetoire, from composers Bach, Schubert, Brahms, Debussy, Ravel, Prokofiev, and Barber. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday May 22nd, 7pm: Family Fishing Class

The first in a 3-class fishing instruction program will be led by certified instructors from the DEP's Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education Division. The classes will cover tackle terminology, rod & reel assembly & care, fish habitat, anglers rules & regulations, fish identification, hands-on casting practice, educational videos, etc. To Register call: (860) 673-6791

Tuesday May 27th, 7pm: Baseball Book Discussion with Dick McAuliffe

Farmington's own baseball celebrity Dick McAuliffe will lead a book discussion on the book Mickey Mantle: America's Prodigal Son by Tony Castro. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Tuesday May 27th, 7pm: Lecture/Presentation on Tibet - by DawnMarie Lorenc

Join DawnMarie Lorenc as she shares the story of her month-long "pilgrimage' to Mt. Kailash in remote Western Tibet. DawnMarie will describe her 1400 mile trek by jeep and by foot, from the bustling cities of India, through the ancient monasteries of Nepal, finally into the mighty mountains of the Himalayas. A fantastic photographic slide show and popular Tibetan music will bring her trip to the top of the world to life. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday May 28th, 7pm: Road Food - The New Edition - Author Talk & Book Signing with Jane & Michael Stern

The seventh edition of Road Food is the key to finding the tastiest treasures in the US. This indispensible companion for savvy travelers is now bigger & better than ever... featuring the best lobster shacks on the East Coast, the ulimate barbecue joints in the South, the most sizzling steakhouses in the Midwest, and dozens of top-notch diners, hotdog stands, ice cream parlors, etc. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday May 29th, 7pm: Family Fishing Class

The second in a 3-class fishing instruction program will be led by certified instructors from the DEP's Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education Division. The classes will cover tackle terminology, rod & reel assembly & care, fish habitat, anglers rules & regulations, fish identification, hands-on casting practive, educational videos, etc. To Register call: (860) 673-6791

Up Coming Bus Trips: Tuesday May 20th

The Farmington Library has planned a bus trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, to attend the groundbreaking exhibition "El Greco to Velazquez: Art During the Reign of Philip III". The bus trip is scheduled for Tuesday May 20th. The cost of the trip is $55. Registrations/Reservations for the trip are required by May 5th. Register for the trip by calling: (860) 673-6791

Art Exhibits During the Month of April:

Lobby: Photography by Farmington High School students

Community Room: An exhibit featuring The Central Connecticut Artists - Gail Bannock, Doe Bartlett, Michael Berlinski, Linda DeLuca, Thomas G. Mayer, William Tarn and Pat Walton - mixed media. A reception will be held Sat. May 3rd, 1-3 pm.

Hallway: "Momentum Images of Dance" Sponsored by Ethel Walker School and the Connecticut Valley Regional Ballet Company

Barney Branch Library Events in May:

Tuesday May 13th, 1:15pm: The History of Jury Duty

The History of Jury Duty, an informative and humorous account of jury service in Connecticut's system of justice. This program begins with the Vikings and tells the story through the witch trials up to our present day. Entertaining & Enlightening! To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday May 20th, 2pm: Gables Book Chat

A Barney Librarian will lead a book discussion on the book The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Third floor of Gables lounge at the Gables, 20 Devonwood Dr. Public is welcome. To register call (860) 677-6866

Tuesday May 27th, 7pm: Village Vibrations Concert Series - Music by Tara's Thistle

Music by Tara's Thistle: Bruce & Sandy Hedman. Music will include Irish, Scottish and Maritime selections using a variety of instruments including bagpipes. To register call (860) 677-6866

Tuesday Afternoon Computer Classes: 3:30 pm

Dates: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 and 5/27. By appointment only. To register call (860) 677-6866

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

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