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This event is in the "Children" group.

Movers and Groovers

February 18, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: 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 "Children" group.

Arts & Crafts Party

February 18, 2020
10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Details:
For children in grades K-3. You voted for it - here it is!  We'll have a room full of arts & crafts stations for you to create to your heart's content!  Perfect for a day off from school.   Registration is required; regi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Back To Reality: Minecraft Escape Room

February 18, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Do you love Minecraft? What if you became trapped in the 8-bit world of Minecraft and the only way back to reality was through clues, locks, and puzzles? Break out into the real world by paying attention to everything you see... can you escape? ...

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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.

Arts & Crafts Party

February 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Details:
For children in grades K-3. You voted for it - here it is!  We'll have a room full of arts & crafts stations for you to create to your heart's content!  Perfect for a day off from school.   Registration is required; regi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Back To Reality: Minecraft Escape Room

February 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Do you love Minecraft? What if you became trapped in the 8-bit world of Minecraft and the only way back to reality was through clues, locks, and puzzles? Break out into the real world by paying attention to everything you see... can you escape? ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

School Age Craft: Yarn Art

February 18, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Barney Library
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Program Room
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Learn to sew with yarn to create a one of a kind piece of snowflake art! ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Back To Reality: Minecraft Escape Room

February 18, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Teens, Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Do you love Minecraft? What if you became trapped in the 8-bit world of Minecraft and the only way back to reality was through clues, locks, and puzzles? Break out into the real world by paying attention to everything you see... can you escape? ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Virtual Reality @ The Studio

February 18, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Science & Technology, 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...

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

Homemade Soap

February 18, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
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: 0
Event Details:
Valentine's Day is over but the pampering doesn't have to stop! Come make fragrant soap as a gift for yourself or the one that you love. SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration opens one month before program.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Blood Pressure Clinic

February 19, 2020
9:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health, Wellness, & Lifestyle
Event Details:
Farmington Valley Visiting Nurse Association FREE blood pressure clinic every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. No appointment necessary.
Meets in the lobby. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Knifty Knitters, Learn to Knit NO CLASS TONIGHT

February 19, 2020
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: 11
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

February 19, 2020
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:
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Afternoon at the Bijou

February 20, 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Bijou Film
Event Details:

Classic films and popcorn, every Thursday afternoon!

Slightly Scarlet (1955) Film Noir/Suspense - Intriguing film noir drama (and one of the few of that genre to be shot in color) stars John Payne as a hood working for big-city crime boss Ted de Corsia. Sent to dig up incriminating information on a ref...

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

Color by Numbers

February 20, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Teen Space
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Create a masterpiece the easy way! Work on your complex color-by-numbers masterpiece over the fall, or complete a simpler design each time we meet! Open to teens in grades 7-12.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Farmington Libraries ...

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

Adult Writing Group

February 20, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Clubs & Volunteering
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Need inspiration? Looking for friendly feedback on your writing? The Farmington Libraries is starting a Writing Group!  Join to meet other writers, review each others' writing and get prompts to spark your creativity. Attending meetings ...

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

Re-imagining Your Yard: A Horticulture Expert Panel

February 20, 2020
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lecture, History, & Culture, Health, Wellness, & Lifestyle
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
This lecture is part of the Community Issues Series with ForwardCT. ForwardCT will welcome a tree specialist and a pollinator pathways expert to discuss how to identify and use native plants and trees in ways that attract pollinators and improve t...

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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.

Tots & Tunes

February 21, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes

February 21, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Virtual Reality

February 21, 2020
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: The Studio
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Maker Space & The Studio
Event Details:
I hope you're feeling competitive! This winter in VR, we will compete to climb the highest, drum out the best lightsaber solo, and more! Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded for the highest scores! Open to teens in grades 7-12.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Read to Eli the Dog

February 22, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: All Ages, Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones, Series for School Age Kids
Event Details:

Reading to Eli and Darwin 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 "Teens" group.

SAT/ACT/PSAT Practice Test

February 22, 2020
10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
In partnership with C2Education, we’re offering free SAT, PSAT, and ACT practice tests. Take a full-length practice test, minus the essay. Seating is limited, and registration is required. Please bring a pencil and a calculator.  Open to teen...

Disclaimer(s)

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

My Wobbly Tooth Story Time

February 22, 2020
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Story time all about teeth, featuring stories, craft and a guest from a dental office who will come to talk about teeth brushing.  Go home with your very own toothbrush. Registration is required. For ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

LEGO Saturdays at Barney

February 22, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Event Details:
Join us on Saturdays to play and build with LEGOs.  You can display your creation in the library for a week! Drop in, no registration required! Ages 5 and up, younger siblings are welcome with parental supervision. Duplos are available for ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Garmany Music Series: Hartt School of Music Faculty

February 23, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Community Room
Age Group: All Ages, Adults, Teens, Children
Program Type: Garmany Music Series, Music, Dance, & Film
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Faculty of the prestigious Hartt School of Music will join us for an afternoon performance of classical music! Featuring Mihai Tetel (cello), Gaylien Chun (piano), Katalin Viszmeg (violin), Tamila Azadaliyeva (piano), and Melinda Da...

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

Sit-n-Knit: Advanced Beginners

February 24, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 2
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Maker Space & The Studio
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Would you like to learn a new skill? Do you want to fix knitting mistakes, dropped stitches and and other boo-boo's? Are you stuck on a project? Bring your questions to this informative session. Ages 12 and up. SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTRATION RE...

Disclaimer(s)

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

Teen Advisory Group

February 24, 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Clubs & Volunteering
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Description:This volunteer group meets twice a month to plan teen events, work on projects with the library's collection, and more! Community service hours will be awarded. Open to teens in grades 9-12. Register for a reminder.  ...

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