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.

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