Adult Programming/Events, April 2009
Used Book Sale! - Friends of the Farmington Library
Thursday April 2nd, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou, featuring "The Last Time I Saw Paris"
A writer recalls his turbulent marriage to an expatriate heiress. Elizabeth Taylor & Van Johnson star in this film. MGM, 1954, Color/116 minutes. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Thursday April 2nd, 3pm: Shakespeare Interactive - Teen Program
Join two professional actors to learn more about Shakespeare, his plays, his timeless themes and his use of the English language through humor and interactive activities. Best suited for teens, but adults are welcome too! To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Saturday April 4th, 2pm: Gardening Program with Steve Silk
"The Crazy Mixed-Up Border: An Ecclectic Approach to Using Trees, Shrubs, Annuals, Tropicals, Edibles and Perennials." This approach to garden making welcomes representatives from every corner of the plant kingdom. No leaf is left unturned in this search for the best and brightest of forms, foliage and flowers, which are then combined to create garden vignettes whose beauty lasts from spring through fall. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Monday April 6th, 7pm: Independent Films featuring "The Pope's Toilet"
In 1988, Melo, a Uruguayan town on the Brazilian border, awaits a visit from Pope John Paul II. 50,000 people are expected... the locals believe selling food and drink to the multitudes will make them rich. Petty smuggler Beto thinks he has the best idea of all - he decides to build a WC in front of his house, and charge for its use. His comic efforts bring about unexpected consequences and the final results will surprise everyone. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Tuesday April 7th, 1:15pm: Educational Financial Seminar with Doug Kartsen of Edward Jones
Doug Kartsen is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones and operates their office at 320 Main Street in Farmington. He will lead an informative program discussing 401(k) and retirement savings plans. Just because you've changed jobs, doesn't mean your plans for retirement have to change too! If you participated in your company's 401(k) program, you have options for what to do with your vested earnings. Come learn more!To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Wednesday April 8th, 6pm: Info Session on UCONN Bachelor of General Studies Program
The Bachelor of General Studies Program is UConn's returning adult degree completion program. Speak with an academic counselor and with a recent BGS graduate and learn more about this program, designed to accomodate adult learners, many of whom are returning to college to complete their bachelor's degree after an interruption in their earlier academic careers. Convenient evening, weekend and on-line class offerings allow students to meet work and family obligations while pursuing their education. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Thursday April 9th, 3pm: Reptiles and Amphibians - Teen Program
Join Teen Librarian Sarah Morgan and local teen naturalist Jacob Cohen for this unique, educational after school teen program, open to grades 7-12. Come meet various reptiles and amphibians! To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Thursday April 16th, 2pm: Chefs & Books - Featuring a Book Signing by Lourdes Castro author of Simply Mexican - Sponsored by Metro Bis
Preparing authentic Mexican recipes is simple and satisfying with 60 quick-to-the-table recpies. When it comes to Latin cuisine, Lourdes Castro has got it going on. She's the founder of the Ars Magirica Cooking School in Miami, director of the Culinary Academy at the Biltmore Hotel, and Food Science Instructor at NYU. Lourdes Castro will make a guest appearance at the Farmington Library, and will serve samples from her cookbook, prepared by Metro Bis Restaurant. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Wednesday April 22nd, 7pm: NAMI Book Discussion - But Inside I'm Screaming by Elizabeth Flock
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The aim of this book group is to remove the stigma of mental illness through open discussion. The group meets bi-monthly. April's book is by New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Flock. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Wednesday April 22nd, 7pm: Trinity Professor John Alcorn to Lecture on the Cosa Nostra - Program Sponsored by UNICO
UNICO, the largest Italian-American Service Organization in the USA, will sponsor a lecture by history professor John Alcorn of Trinity College. Alcorn will discuss the history of the Sicilian Mafia known as Cosa Nostra. Alcorn recieved his PhD in History from Columbia University. He is Director of Italian American Programs at Trinity and is a leading expert on the history of the Cosa Nostra. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Thursday April 23rd, 7pm: Yoga Ed & Meditation with Kathleen Kiley
Tap into your inner self to receive guidance and advice on the things that matter most. Sessions include: meditation, discussion, reflection, synchronized breath and movement (chair yoga), dream interpretation, and guided visualizations to unite your inner and outer self. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
Thursday April 29th, 7:30pm: Poetry Reading/Open Mic Night with Sandra Maineri and Lorna Cyr
In honor of April as National Poetry Month, local poets Sandra Maineri and Lorna Morris Cyr will present a reading from their recently published book, Just Like Us. These authors are members of CPS, The Connecticut Poetry Society. Following their brief reading, they will host a poetry open mic night. Poets interested in reading are asked to register in advance. Refreshments will be served. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.
On-Going Events During the Month of April:
Every Saturday in April, 9am: Tai Chi For Health with Louie Forouhar-Graff
Loui is a Tai Chi instructor, a fourth year medical student at UCONN and a graduate of the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences. His Tai Chi workshop, held every saturday morning, provides a safe, basic introduction. Start your springtime saturday mornings out right, with Tai Chi for Health! To register call: (860) 673-6791
Art Exhibits During the Month of April:
Lobby: Art Exhibit by Farmington High School Students
Barney Branch Library Events in April:
Tuesday April 7th, 1:15pm: The Sounds of the Big Bands! A Barney Branch ProgramJoin Vin Cassotta, an accomplished lead and jazz soloist trumpet player on a musical trip back in time to the swing era. Vin performs the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, and more! This event is held at the Barney Branch. To register call: (860) 677-6866 or register online HERE.
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