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Baby Storytime

October 23, 2019
9:15am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones, Parents & Caregivers
Event Details:
Ages birth through 12 months with caregiver.  Perfect for our littlest patrons, this short storytime enriches the language learning abilities of babies through the use of stories, fingerplays, and songs, followed by time to play and socialize.&n...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Terrific Twos (Wednesday)

October 23, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 2
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Enjoy books, music, parachute play, and puppets, all geared toward those "terrific" twos!  Registration required; sign up for either the Monday or Wednesday class. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Busy Bags Bonanza

October 23, 2019
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
Ages 2-4 with caregivers.  No registration required. Practice fine motor and early literacy skills as you keep busy in the afternoon.  Librarian-curated busy bags, along with puppets, play-dough, Duplo blocks, and more will keep little o...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read to Tiberius at the Barney

October 23, 2019
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Barney Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: All Ages, Children
Program Type: Series for School Age Kids
Event Details:

Reading to Eli & Reese the Library Dogs can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. There are many benefits to reading with a Therapy dog. Here are just a few:

  1. Dogs are non-judgmental so children are less self-conscious, the dog won’t laugh or correct.
  2. Most children have a natural affinity and bond with dogs and those that are hesitant can learn to trust a therapy dog by reading a book to the dog.
  3. Children are allowed to improve their reading skills in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
  4. Results show that it decreases stress over reading aloud in class.
  5. It can enhance self-esteem, motivate speech and build confidence.

Brand new readers, apprehensive readers, and avid readers alike will benefit from snuggling up to a canine companion.

Call the Library at 860-673-6791 to schedule your 15 minute one-on-one appointment. Note various days and times.  Spaces are limited. Under 3 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Knifty Knitters, Learn to Knit

October 23, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Tween Space
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:

Ages 7& up.  Learn to knit with Miss Paula! We will provide yarn and needles to get you started. You will learn the basic knit stitch and we will work on a group project together. 

PLEASE REGISTER

This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes

October 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3 and their caregivers.  Tots & Tunes is offered 3 times a week - come as often as you like!

This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lecture, History, & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 90
Event Details:
PLEASE NOTE: Program will now begin at 6:30 PM Want to gain some quick insights into personalities in the news of both political leaders as well as presidential hopefuls? Carol Lowbeer, professional graphologist will review their signatures, scrip...

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If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Toddler Learn & Play

October 24, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
For children ages 12-30 months with caregivers. Children learn best through play!  Practice those fine motor and early literacy skills with activities designed specifically for curious toddlers. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pint-Sized Picassos

October 24, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 2-4 with caregivers.  Registration is required. Choose either the 10:30 OR 2:00 class. In this story and art class we will sing, read, and discover a different art medium chosen to develop early literacy skills.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pint-Sized Picassos

October 24, 2019
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 2-4 with caregivers.  Registration is required. Choose either the 10:30 OR 2:00 class. In this story and art class we will sing, read, and discover a different art medium chosen to develop early literacy skills.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Collage Series II

October 24, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Maker Space
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Maker Space & The Studio
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
MAKE a SCENE at the Maker Space!  Join us for one, two, or all three of our collage making series this fall! We will try out different collage techniques and make a piece of art using the work of popular collage artists for inspiration. ...

Disclaimer(s)

If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes Halloween Parade

October 25, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3 and their caregivers.  Tots & Tunes is offered 3 times a week - come as often as you like!

Today's Tots & Tunes class will be our annual Halloween Parade!!!  Wear your costumes and we'll parade around the library!!! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Alphabet Soup

October 25, 2019
9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:

Ages 3 - 5, for the child alone. Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft.

PLEASE REGISTER

This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes Halloween Parade

October 25, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:

Music and movement for children ages birth to 3 and their caregivers.  Tots & Tunes is offered 3 times a week - come as often as you like!

Today's Tots & Tunes class will be our annual Halloween Parade!!!  Wear your costumes and we'll parade around the library!!! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Picture Book Theater

October 25, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
Ages 3-6.  No registration required. Watch your favorite picture books come to life on the big screen, then practice those fine motor and spatial skills through coloring themed pages while listening to music.  A great way to relax before...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Haunted Candy Houses

October 26, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Special Event
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
All ages.  Registration is required. Create spooky & sweet haunted houses made of candy.  (While there will be no nuts, some of the chocolate may be manufactured on equipment that processes nuts.) ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Virtual Reality @ The Studio

October 26, 2019
2:15pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Maker Space & The Studio
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Immerse yourself in the virtual reality experience with the Oculus Rift. Explore the ever-growing line-up of apps specially curated by Farmington Libraries staff. Travel to places around the globe, challenge your skills and your courage with apps lik...

Disclaimer(s)

If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Children" group.

One-derful Ones

October 28, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:

Ages 12 - 24 months with a caregiver. A fun-filled half-hour featuring books, fingerplays, and lots of music and movement. No registration required.

This event is in the "Children" group.

Terrific Twos (Mondays)

October 28, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Age 2 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, parachute, and puppets, all geared toward those "terrific" twos! Registration required; choose either the Monday or Wednesday class.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lecture, History, & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
A LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY LECTURE To mark the fortieth anniversary of the gift of W.S. Lewis’s house in Main Street and his collection to Yale University, the Lewis Walpole Library has mounted an exhibition ‘Rescuing Horace Walpole: the Achievement ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Storytime

October 29, 2019
9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Ages 3 - 5, for the child alone. This special program helps your child get ready to read, develops letter knowledge, phonological awareness, and connects reading with fun. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and art activities.

PLEASE REGISTER

This event is in the "Children" group.

2 1/2 - Threes

October 29, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 2
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Ages 2 ½ - 3 with a caregiver. Enjoy books, music, puppets, finger plays, a film and fun!

PLEASE REGISTER

For ages 30-36 months.  Designed especially for older two-year-olds, this is a special time for you and your child to share stories, songs, puppets, and an occasional craft. Registration is required. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Movers and Groovers

October 29, 2019
9:30am - 10:30am
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Music, Dance, & Film, Series for Little Ones
Event Details:

Ages birth to 3, with a caregiver. Learn some rhymes, read a book, dance, sing, and socialize with toys. No registration required.

This event is in the "Adults" group.

U.S. Census Bureau Information Table

October 29, 2019
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
The U.S. Census Bureau needs your help!  Curious about working for the U.S. Census Bureau either this year or next year? A representative will be available in the library lobby to answer all of your questions. No registration necessary! ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Novel Ideas Book Group

October 29, 2019
1:15pm - 2:30pm
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Group
Event Details:
Join us for a lively discussion on the last Tuesday of the month at 1:15. Pick up a copy of the current book at the Barney library service desk. All are welcome!
This month's book is Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Bite Size Science

October 29, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Science & Technology, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
This monthly class offers a fun way to learn simple scientific concepts and conduct experiments.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

"The Public" (2018) Movie Screening

October 29, 2019
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lecture, History, & Culture, Music, Dance, & Film
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 137
Event Details:
Join us for an afternoon screening of the feature film "The Public" directed by and starring Emilio Estevez. Also starring Alec Baldwin, Christian Slater, Taylor Schilling, and Gabrielle Union. Free popcorn and other sweet treats will be incl...

Disclaimer(s)

If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.