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
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