Author Stewart O'Nan will lead a book discussion and book signing at the Farmington Library on Monday Sept. 8th
Wednesday September 3rd, 7pm: Baseball Book Discussion
Farmington's own baseball celebrity Dick McAuliffe will lead a book discussion on the book Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Thursday September 4rd, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou: Angels with Dirty Faces
James Cagney and Pat O'Brien team up for the 6th time in this enduring gangster classic. Rocky Sullivan (Cagney) is a charismatic ghetto tough whose underworld rise makes him a hero to a gang of slum punks. Father Connolly (O'Brien) vows to end Rocky's influence. To register for the movie call: (860) 673-6791
Monday September 8th, 7pm: Stewart O'Nan - Author Talk & Booksigning
Stewart O'Nan is the author of eleven novels, as well as works of nonfiction, including the bestselling book with Stephen King on the Boston Red Sox, Faithful. Stewart O'Nan will make a guest appearance at the Farmington Library to lead a disucssion on his book: A World Away. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Tuesday September 9th, 7pm: Bruce Donald - Author Talk & Booksigning
Bruce Donald is the author of: Manhood and Patriotic Awakening in the Civil War. Donald's book uses, as its base, a collection of 39 letters telling the story of a farm boy from upstate New York, named John E. Matoon, who joined the Union Calvalry late in the Civil War. This book illuminates the motives, experiences and ultimate realizations of a young calvalry volunteer. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Tuesday September 9th, 7pm: Beyond Retirement Illusions - A Financial Seminar Led by Doug Kartsen
Doug Kartsen is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones and operates their office at 320 Main St. in Farmington. He writes financial columns for a variety of local publications. His seminar will offer a revealing look at some common illusions many have about retirement, an an examination of retirement reality in the 21st century. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Monday September 15th, 7pm: Taiwanese Film Fesival - The First Film in this Fall Film Series is "Shoe Fairy"
This unique Chinese Language Film is directed by Lee Yun-Tsang. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Tuesday September 16th, 7pm: One Book Program Book Discussion of Carlos Eire's Waiting for Snow in Havana
Towns in the Farmington Valley have selected Carlos Eire's Waiting for Snow in Havana for its "Farmington Valley One Book" program in September and October. Each of the seven towns-Avon, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Farmington, Granby, and Simsbury-will be hosting a scholar-led book discussion in September or October, and a number of other events will lend support to the reading of the book. Come pick up your copy of the book! Books now available. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Wednesday September 17th:Bus Trip to New York Botanical Gardens
The Farmington Library has planned a bus trip to the New York Botanical Gardens to see "Moore in America" a landmark exhibit of Henry Moore's sculpture. Bus departs library parking lot at 8:15 am and returns by 6 pm. The cost of the trip is $55. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Monday September 22nd, 7pm: Taiwanese Film Fesival - The Second Film in this Fall Film Series is "Chocolate Rap"
This Chinese Language Film is about young break dancers. The film is directed by Chi Y. Li. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Wednesday September 24th, 7pm: "The Literature of C.S. Lewis" - Lecture Led by Professor Timothy Shutt
Professor Timothy Shutt is Professor of Humane Studies at Kenyon College in Ohio. He is one of the country's foremost lecturers and national expert on C.S. Lewis. He will present a guest lecture examining the influences that shaped Lewis, both as a man and a writer. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Monday September 29nd, 7pm: Taiwanese Film Fesival - The Third Film in this Fall Film Series is "Fishing Luck"
This Chinese Language Film is a love story that takes place on Orchid Island, a fishing village off the coast of Taiwan. The film is directed by Tseng Wen-Chen. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Tuesday September 16th, 7pm: Links Between Insomnia, Anxiety and Fibromyalgia
Lisl Huebner is a Nationally Board Certified Chinese Herbalist and a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild. She will lecture & discuss links between Insomnia, Anxiety and Fibromyalgia. To register call: (860) 673-6791.
Up Coming Bus Trips: Thursday Oct. 16th - MOMA The Museum of Modern Art: Van Gogh and the Colors of Night
The Farmington Library has planned a bus trip to MOMA'S Van Gogh exhibit. Throughout his career, Van Gogh attempted the task of representing night by light, setting the impressionist trend of "translating" visual light effects with various color combinations. This exhibit presents new insights into these depictions. Bus departs library parking lot at 7:45 am and returns by 6:30 pm. The cost of the trip is $55. Registration deadline is Sept 19th. To register call: (860) 673-6791
Art Exhibits During the Month of September:
Lobby & Community Room: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.
Barney Branch Library Events in September:
Tuesday September 16th, 1:15pm: Meet Author Steve Courtney
Guest Author Steve Courtney will speak about his newly-published book: Joseph Hopkins Twinchell: The Life and Times of Mark Twain's Closest Friend. Combining the life of a Hartford Preacher with the times of Civil War, Reconstruction, The Golden Age, and the turn of the century, readers explore the close, amusing relationship between Twinchell and Mark Twain. To register call: (860) 677-6866