Thursday, March 12, 2009

October 2008

Adult Programing/Events, October 2008

October Calendar

Join us at 2pm on Monday October 6th for the Grand Opening / Dedication of the Library's New Business Center, Funded by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce.

Join us at 2pm on Monday October 6th for the Grand Opening / Dedication of the Library's New Business Center, Funded by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce.

Thursday October 2nd, 10am: Computer U: Excel

This free basic computer class on Excel will be held in the second floor computer lab. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Monday October 6th, 2pm: Grand Opening/Dedication of Business Center The Farmington Chamber of Commerce has generously funded the new Business Center, located on the 2nd floor of the library. This Business Center will serve as a resource to the town's business owners and others looking to enter a new field. During the grand opening of the center, the 50 longest standing Chamber Members will be recognized at a special ceremony. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Tuesday October 7th, 7pm: Special Columbus Day Film - Golden Door

To celebrate Columbus Day, the Farmington Library will show the film "Golden Door" a gritty, romantic story of a Sicilian family that immigrates to America. The film is Italian with English subtitles, it runs 2 hours. Refreshments will be served. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday October 9th, 10am: Computer U: Basic Word

This free basic computer class on Word will be held in the second floor computer lab. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday October 15th, 7pm: Computer U: Cooking & Recipes 101

This free computer research class will be held in the second floor computer lab. Find recipes and cooking tips on the internet. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday October 16th, 7pm: Author Talk and Book Signing with Dr. Peter Sandwell

Learn how emotionally traumatic events that occured to ancestors (2-5 generations back) can be passed down non-verbally. Dr. Peter Sandwell will illustrate how, why and when the emotional impact from these past traumatic events gets revisited by family in the present. He will share ways families can work together to dissipate the effects of these previous events. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Thursday October 16th, 2pm: Computer U: Find That Book!

This free computer research class will be held in the second floor computer lab. Explore ReQuest, the state's library catalog for all public libraries to order materials that our library does does not carry. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Tuesday October 21st, 10am: Computer U: Google Maps

This free computer research class will be held in the second floor computer lab. Find directions, local businesses, and even your own house from satellite. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday October 23rd, 2-3pm: Chefs & Books - Featuring Fish Without a Doubt by authors Rick Moonen and Roy Finamore

Fish Without A Doubt is comprehensive, approachable, friendly and indispensable with more than 250 simple, delicious and comprehensive recipes. Featuring only seafood that is not overfished, the book provides the latest information for the eco-conscious cook. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday October 23rd, 7pm: Outlook and Opportunities - A Discussion about the Current Economy and Stock Market - led by Doug Kartsen

Doug Kartsen is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones and operates their office at 320 Main Street in Farmington. He will provide an in-depth exploration of the current stock market, future outlook, and opportunities in a bear market. To register call: (860) 673-6791

Wednesday October 29th, 7pm: The Origins and Traditions of Halloween - lecture and slideshow by Mandy Oram

Mandy Oram has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Comparative Religion. She lived in England for 15 years where she studied the culture of the Celts and Pagans. This workshop will cover the origins, myths and lore surrounding the modern secular holiday known as Halloween. Join us as we trace this unique and interesting holiday through the ages! To register call: (860) 673-6791

Art Exhibits During the Month of October:

Lobby: An exhibit of Sports-themed artwork by Farmington resident Donald Moss, who worked as an illustrator for Esquire, Colliers, and served as Art Director for Sports Illustrated Magazine.

Community Room: An exhibit of Photography by Jim Lindsay

Barney Branch Library Events in October:

Computer Classes Offered: Tuesdays at 2:30pm - Oct. 7, 14, 21, and 28

Computer Classes Offered: Wednesdays at 11:30am - Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

The Barney Branch offers one-on-one basic instruction on how to navigate and access the internet, use e-mail accounts, and use Microsoft Word. These lessons are by appointment only and fill up fast. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday October 7th, 1:15pm: Aging Gracefully

Dr. Christina Bjorklund of Farmington offers secrets for getting older with poise, strength, style and grace. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday October 21st, 1:15pm: Armchair Travel - Cruising Alaska

Farmington resident and Library Systems Manager Barbara Knibbs, shares the highlights of her recent Alaskan cruise in a Power Point presentation. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday November 4th, 1:15pm: An Afternoon with Ernest Hemingway

Actor Richard Clark of Boston presents "Life, Language and the Pursuit of Happiness - Ernest Hemingway Alive!" by B.L. Walker. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Tuesday October 28th, 2pm: Gables Book Chat

A Barney Librarian will lead a book discussion at the Gables (20 Devonwood Drive). The October 28th book discussion will be on Whistling Season by Ivan Doig. To register call: (860) 677-6866

Barney Art Exhibits During the Month of October:

Hoppin Gallery: Oil Paintings of Hydrangeas by Dawn Lombardi Nolan

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