Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Adult Programming/Events, June 2009

Adult Programming/Events, June 2009

June Calendar

Renowned guitarist Peter Fletcher makes a guest appearance at the Library on Wednesday June 10th at 7pm. Join us for a magnificent concert!

Renowned guitarist Peter Fletcher makes a guest appearance at the Library on Wednesday June 10th at 7pm. Join us for a magnificent concert!

TEEN Musical Theater Workshop - Tues. June 2nd & Tues. June 9th, 3:30pm

Attention singers, dancers and actors! Come and perfect your craft with the guidance of Katie Harden, a local Musical Theater expert! This teen workshop is for grades 7 and up. No registration required.

Author Talk/Book Signing with Louis Arthur Norton - Wed. June 3rd, 7pm

Simsbury author Louis Arthur Norton will lead a discussion of his recently published book, Captains Contentious, which surveys the lives and military accomplishments of five captains in the nascent Continental Navy. A native of the old seaport of Gloucester, MA, Louis Arthur Norton is a professor emeritus at UCONN. He writes frequently on maritime history topics. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Creative Writing Workshop with Mathew Brennan - Wed. June 3rd, 7pm

Mathew Brennan is a novelist and screenwriter from Tempe, Arizona. His short fiction has received many awards. He earned his undergraduate degree in Creative Writing and Biology from Colgate University and is currently finishing his MFA from Arizona State University. He has won fellowships to teach abroad and is a former Prose Editor at the Hayden's Ferry Reveiw. Please bring a short story or novel chapter in progress to this workshop, to be read and critiqued during class. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Classical Guitar Concert with Peter Fletcher - Wed. June 10th, 7pm

NYC guitarist Peter Fletcher received his Master of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and has been featured on Public Radio and on television. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Afternoon at the Bijou: Featuring 42nd Street - Thurs. June 11th, 2pm

This quintessential Depression-era Busby Berkeley film was one of the most commercially successful films of all time, and changed the film industry forever, by saving Warner Brothers from bankruptcy. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Nutrition Program with Dr. Allie Mendelson - Tues. June 16th at 7pm

Dr. Allie Mendelson works with Talcott Family Chiropractic in Farmington. A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, she is a frequent speaker on the topics of nutrition, workplace safety and stress management. She also runs weekly radio shows on these topics. Her library program will cover basic nutrition and natural weight loss without dieting. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

NAMI Book Group Discussion: The Day The Voices Stopped - Wed. June 17th, 7pm

In 1995, author Ken Steele, a schizophrenic, began taking a new antipsychotic medication, and the voices that had tormented him for 32 years were silenced. In this remarkable memoir, Steele describes the delusions that afflicted him, and chronicles his post-medication triumphs as an activist for the mentally ill. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Independent Films: Featuring Kinky Boots - Mon. June 22nd, 7pm

In this British comedy film, two outcast dreamers finally figure out how to stand up for themselves... in thigh-high leather stilettos! Inspired by a surprising true story, a young English man who inherits his father's failing shoe factory, joins a feisty female impersonator who turns his world, and the luckless factory, upside down! 2005 Golden Globe nominated film, 107 miuntes. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

History of Early Rock & Roll: 1950-1965 with Brian Gille - Tues. June 23rd, 7pm

Unlike any history lesson you will ever see! Come enjoy Brian's impersonations, costumes, props, original sound bites, stand-up piano playing, radio commercials and attitude, which reveal the story of rock's origins through gospel, rhythm and blues and country and western. Meet the personalities and the songs that shaped the music of doo-wop, Mo-town, girl groups, surfin, soul, novelty songs and much more. Its the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame delivered to your local library! Sh Boom! To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Yoga Ed and Meditation with Kathleen Kiley - Thurs. June 25th, 7pm

Tap into your inner self. Receive guidance and advice on the things that matter most. Sessions include meditation, discussion, reflection, synchronized breath, 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.

Independent Film: Featuring XXY - Mon. June 29th, 7pm

Spanish, a film from Argentina (and definitely adult fare) about a teenager who is a hermaphrodite. This beautifully acted and thought provoking film explores the feelings of teens and parents. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Family Film: Featuring Pink Panther 2 - Tues. June 30th, 6:30pm

This spy-comedy film is perfect for the whole family to enjoy! Bring the family out for an evening at the movies. Popcorn provided! 92 minutes. PG. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

On-Going Events During the Month of May:

Every Saturday in May, 9am: Tai Chi For Health with Loui Forouhar-Graff

  • Note: June 20th & June 27th Tai Chi Dates Cancelled

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 summer Saturday mornings out right, with Tai Chi for Health! To register call: (860) 673-6791.

Art Exhibits During the Month of June:

Lobby & Corridor Gallery: A Photography exhibit by Wendy Rosenberg, featuring horticultural photography of plants, flowers and animals

Community Room: An Art Exhibit sponsored by Fermata, a non-profit artists aid organization, featuring children's drawings from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Latvia and Bulgaria.

Barney Branch Library Events in June:

Arizona & the Grand Canyon in Snow: A Slide Show - Tues. June 30th, 1:15pm

Meet retired teacher and photographer Bill Conway, who will present a slideshow/lecture on his visit to the Southwest and Anasazi Indians. This event will be held in the reading room of the Barney Branch of the Library located at 71 Main Street. To register call: (860) 677-6866 or register online HERE.

Learn More About Exciting Events by Clicking Here to Link to the Farmington Library Website
ATTENTION BOOK CLUBS, We will get your books for you! Send this form to us or call us for more information. We also have 6 book clubs who meet here regularly on a monthly basis.

Monday, May 4, 2009

May 2009

Adult Programming/Events, May 2009

May Calendar

Jonathan Hannau, Boston Univerity music student Makes a Guest Appearance at the Library May 27th at 7pm. Join us for a wonderful piano concert!

Jonathan Hannau, Boston Univerity music student Makes a Guest Appearance at the Library May 27th at 7pm. Join us for a wonderful piano concert!

11th Annual Garden/Kitchen Tour! - Friends of the Farmington Library

  • Saturday June 13th: 10am-4pm ($20.00 in advance, $25.00 the day of the tour)
  • Tickets will be availble after May 18th
  • Tour includes: a Village colonial, 3 homes in the Williamsburg neighborhood, a stained glass windowed Unionville home, a hilltop home, and a Hillstead Museum tour. Luncheon and boutique vendors will be at the Hillstead Museum.

Bus Tour - June 2 Museum Mile- New York City - $38

  • The Museum Mile trip to New York City is planned for Tuesday, June 2, 2009. Each person will be given information on the nine museums located within a mile of each other on 5th Avenue, a map, and information on the museum restaurants. Take this opportunity to visit a museum new to you or revisit an old favorite. The bus will depart from the Library at 7:45 am and leave the Metropolitan in New York at approximately 3:30 pm. The cost of the trip is $38.00 (museum admission and lunch are “on your own”). Registration deadline is May 9, 2009.

Saturday May 2nd, 2pm: Downsizing for Seniors

Downsizing for seniors is a program co-sponsored by The Library, by Middlewoods of Farmington and by Prudential Connecticut Realty. The program will be led by presenter Liz Talbott of Homeworks, LLC. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Saturday May 2nd, 3-5pm: Art Reception for Linda Webber

West Hartford Artist Linda Webber is art curator for the University of Connecticut Health Center. She received her BA from Boston University and Master of Education from University of Hartford. Linda's acrylic, impressionistic, mixed media paintings, and photography depict her interpretation of the visual world. Linda is an Interior Designer and has previously taught elementary through college art. Her paintings will be featured in the Library lobby during the month of May. Stop by the reception for refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Tuesday May 5th, 7pm: Author Talk with Janice Hector “Hooray for Heros”

Farmington Resident & Illustrator Janice Hector and writer Mollie Wilson have just published an educational children’s book titled Hooray for Heros. The book chronicles America’s greatest heroes in rhyme and imagery. Janice Hector will discuss her illustration techniques, her experience in publishing children’s books, and will sign copies of the book. This event is suitable for children, adults, teachers/educators and families. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday May 7th, 2pm: Afternoon at the Bijou Featuring “The Big Trees”

In 1900, timber baron Jim Fallon plans to make millions off California redwood. Much of the land he hopes to grab has been homesteaded by a Quaker colony, who try to persuade him to spare the giant sequoias...but these are the very trees he wants most. Expert at manipulating others, Fallon finds that others are at his own heels, and forms an unlikely alliance. WB, 1952, Color/89 Mins. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Monday May 7th, 5:30pm: Opening Reception Students

Show your support for the Farmington Public Schools! View the display of Scholastic and AP student art on exhibit in the library community room during the month of May. Stop by the reception for refreshments and the opportunity to meet these talented young artists. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Saturday May 9th, 2:30pm: Finnegan’s Wake Reading With John O’Connor

John O’Connor will perform an excerpt from James Joyce’s magnum opus, “Finnegan’s Wake” at the library. Joyce’s work, an amalgamation of folk influences, Celtic myths, created languages, stream of consciousness, music and more, is truly psychedelic in its impenetrability. However, taken a small section at a time, the beauty of Joyce’s “madness” comes to life. Don’t miss this moving reading of one of the greatest literary masterpieces. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Monday May 11th, 7pm: Independent Films Featuring "In Love We Trust"

The award winning film Chinese film “In Love We Trust” is a story of love, loyalty and responsibility among China’s new Middle Class. The film documents the story of how a middle-aged divorced couple, both remarried, try to save their young daughter, who suffers from Leukemia by having another child to act as a bone marrow donor. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Wednesday May 27th, 7pm: Piano Concert by Jonathan Hannau

Jonathan Hannau is a graduate of Farmington High School and is a freshman at Boston University studying Music Performance. He will perform his end of the year Recital at the Farmington Library. He is trained in Classical Music. To register call: (860) 673-6791 or register online HERE.

Thursday May 28th, 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.

On-Going Events During the Month of May:

Every Saturday in May, 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 May:

Lobby: Art Exhibit by Linda Webber
Community Room: Art Exhibit by Farmington Students

Barney Branch Library Events in May:

Tuesday May 12th, 1:15pm: The Lighthouses of the Southeast: A Barney Branch Program

Travel the seaside with Library Systems Manager Barbara Knibbs, who will present a slide show of Southeastern Lighthouses. This program will be held at the Barney Branch of the Farmington Library, located at 71 Main Street. To register call: (860) 677-6866 or register online HERE.

Learn More About Exciting Events by Clicking Here to Link to the Farmington Library Website
ATTENTION BOOK CLUBS, We will get your books for you! Send this form to us or call us for more information. We also have 6 book clubs who meet here regularly on a monthly basis.