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November 2008

Adult Programing/Events, November 2008

November Calendar

A photo from the reception for Doris Weiner's neon art installation in the Library Community Room.  This colorful exhibit runs through November.  Click the image to learn more about other exciting library events.

A photo from the reception for Doris Weiner's neon art installation in the Library Community Room. This colorful exhibit runs through November. Click the image to learn more about other exciting library events.

Wednesday November 5th, 1-3pm: Author Talk with Martin Schiller, Holocaust Survivor

Martin Schiller is author of Bread Butter and Sugar, A Boy's Journey Through Post-War Europe. This gripping memoir describes the unfolding horror of the Nazi genocide as seen through the eyes of a child. Schiller was six when his family fled Poland. They were interned as slave laborers, and later deported to Buchenwald. He has dedicated all proceeds from his book to Holocaust Remembrance Charities. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday November 5th, 7pm: Author Talk & Poetry Reading with David Leff

David Leff is a freelance writer from Collinsville, CT. His essays and fiction have appeared in Newspapers and magazines. His non-fiction work, The Last Undiscovered Place, was a Connecticut Book Award Finalist. Leff has just released a book of poetry titled The Price of Water, published by Antrim House Press. Leff will give a poetry reading from this new book. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 6th, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou- "Night and Day"

This 1946 film is the fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at yale in the 1910's through the height of his succcess to the 1940s. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Saturday November 8th, 7pm: Concert by the Kang Hua, Conneticut Chinese Singers

Formed two and a half years ago under the direction of Professor Chi-lun Yueh, the group has grown to fourteen members and performs regularly for various communities. The repetoir includes folk songs, art songs and Opera Arias in different languages such as Chinese, English, French, German, Latin, Spanish and Russian. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Monday November 10th, 7pm: Fall Film Festival - Featuring "The Choking Man"

The social anxiety of a morbidly shy Ecuadorian dishwasher working in Queens provides the psychological engine that powers this intense blend of drama and magical realism from famed music video director Steve Barron. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday November 12th, 10am: Census Class with Hal Bright

provides computer lab class on the U.S. Census online for genealogical research. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 13th, 7pm: Census Class with Hal Bright

provides computer lab class on the U.S. Census online for genealogical research. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 13th, 7pm: Artist Talk with Doris Weiner

Artist Doris Weiner will lead an informative art talk about her installation in the library community room. Doris Weiner is a major contemporary artist who has exhibited in major galleries and museums nationwide. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Tuesday November 18th, 7pm: Twilight Book Discussion with Emily Platz

In anticipation of the release of the Twilight movie, the library is hosting a Twilight book discussion. This program is open to Twilight fans of all ages. Come talk about Bella, Jacob, and especially Edward! To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 20th, 2pm: Chefs & Books - Featuring Olives & Oranges by authors Sara Jenkins and Mindy Fox

Olives and Oranges is a cookbook that illustrates how an understanding of flavor can produce great dishes from even the most humble ingredients. The recipes are startlingly simple, but each one has a unique touch. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 20th, 2pm: Basic Genealogy Class

Farmington Room Librarian Ann Arcari will lead this informative class utilizing databases such as ancestry.com and familysearch.org. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday November 20th, 6:30pm: The Business of Art Led by Deb Wadsworth

This workshop is intended for artists who wish to increase their level of professionalism. Any artist can benefit from this course. It is a "how to" program for emerging & part time artists with limited marketing experience. Topics include, pricing, portfolio developmetn, preparing your bio/artist statements, research and development of exhibition planning. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Saturday November 22nd, 10am - 4pm: The Friends "Like New" Book Sale

The Friends "Like New" book sale, held from 10am - 4pm in the library lobby will feature children's specials, cookbooks, sports books, art and travel coffee-table books, local history books, and books-on-tape, CD's and DVDs. This is the perfect sale for finding your holiday gifts!

Art Exhibits During the Month of November:

Lobby: An exhibit of colorful rug hookings by the "Thursday Morning Hookers" a rug hooking group that meets weekly in the Farmington Library.

Community Room: "Whispers at the Library" A major installation involving neon light, led lighting, sound and video projection - by artist Doris Weiner.

Barney Branch Library Events in November:
Tuesday November 4th, 1:15pm: An Afternoon with Ernest Hemmingway

Actor Richard Clark of Boston portrays the life and times of Ernest Hemingway in an entertaining monologue. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday November 25th, 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 October:

Hoppin Gallery: "Quattro Ceramic Group" Decorative, functional and sculptural studio artwork by local artists Pedro Centeno, Jeremy Fioravanti, Jenny Gonzalez and Tom Zaccheo. Opening Reception held November 8th, 1-4pm.

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

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