Saturday, December 22, 2007
On Thursday, December 27th children ages 5 and up will make their own bingo card and win prizes if their numbers are called.
Registration for both programs is suggested. Call 860-677-6866 for registration and information.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Thursday, December 6 at 3:45 p.m., The annual Barney Tree Trimming will be held at The Barney Library, 71 Main Street Farmington, for children aged three and up. After songs and stories, participants will have the opportunity to make four different ornaments to take home for their own tree. Santa will visit and refreshments will be served.
To reserve your spot at this holiday gala, please call The Barney Library at 677-6866. We'll let Santa know you are coming!
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Special guests visited the Barney Library today! We were greeted by witches, superheroes, princesses, storm-troopers, cheerleaders and many more. We were lucky enough to witness the "stirring of the witches brew" and a great big BOO!!!!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wanda Witch made her annual appearance sharing stories and singing Halloween Carols at The Historical Society's Annual Scarecrow Contest, as a practice session for her night of flying high over The Barney Library Halloween Night. Keep your eyes open, for Wanda does the unexpected. She has tricks and treats for you!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
October 11- Incredible Edibles:
Seasonal tales set the stage for art you can eat.
October 18- Book Bingo:
Make your own bingo card and see how many prizes you can take home when you win the game!
October 25- Afternoon Movie:
Get in the holiday spirit with our afternoon film and tasty popcorn.
Registration is requested for all programs, call 860-677-6866 to sign up!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Explore the world of Bonsai with Todd Hansen Tuesday, October 16 at 1:15 p.m.
Todd Hansen of Sanctuary Bonsai will discuss the art of growing dwarfed, ornamentally shaped trees or shrubs in small shallow pots. This program is sure to fascinate!!
Registration is requested, call 860-677-6866 to sign up!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
It's the peak of Hurricane Season and Meteorologist Art Horn will come to speak about the ins and outs of these devastating storm. He will show a fifty minute slide show with a question and answer period. Don't miss out on this informative program!!
Call 860-677-6866 to sign up for this program today.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
To register for either program, you can call The Barney Library at 677-6866 or fill out a registration form through the library website's Eventkeeper to enroll your child. We look forward to having you join us!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
This annual event marks the end of children's summer programming at Barney and celebrates
the accomplishments of all children in the library's summer reading program. Get in on the action! Visit The Barney Library's Carnival of Fun!
Monday, July 30, 2007
a lawn concert at the Barney Library. Tuesday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. the band Triple Play will perform tunes from the 50's, 60's all the way through hits of today.
Bring a lawn chair as the concert will be held on the front portico green. Don't worry about the weather, in case of inclement weather the concert will be held inside the library. For more information please contact the library at 860-677-6866.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
Stop by and enter TODAY!!!
Around the World at 75, Alone Dammit!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Venus Envy by Shannon McElden.
This is a charming quick read, light-hearted but still resonant with some of the deeper human issues. It’s the story of a flighty Aphrodite, returned to Earth as a “fairy godmother”, who needs to unite the heroine of the novel, Rachel, with her true love in order to return to Olympus.
click here to check the availabilty of this book.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
This mixed media presentation features the artists' perspectives in a written binder, adding a personal dimension to the artwork. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-5 p.m. and Saturdays 10-5 p.m. The library is closed on Friday. For further information, please call The Barney Library at 677-6866.
Monday, May 21, 2007
titles ready and waiting for you on a shelf in the summer reading area. You can also pick up brochures of Barney summer programs for children and adults. Feel free to ask a librarian for assistance. We'd be delighted to help. See you soon!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
available. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
from Publishers Weekly:
"Packer's engrossing debut novel begins without ostentation. On Memorial Day, Carrie Bell and her fiance, Mike Mayer, drive out to Clausen's Pier for their annual ritual, a picnic with their friends, a trip they make the way a middle-aged couple might, in grudging silence. Before their resentments can be aired, Mike dives into too shallow water, suffering injuries that change their lives. If Mike survives, he will survive as a quadriplegic, and Carrie faces unexpected responsibilities. Ultimately, Carrie does what is both understandable and unthinkable. She leaves her hometown of Madison, Wis., and shows up on the doorstep of a friend in New York City. There she discovers a different world, different friends and a different self. The hovering question--what will Carrie do? Abandon Mike or return to him?--generates genuine suspense. Packer portrays her characters--both New Yorkers and Madisonites--deftly, and her scenes unfold with uncommon clarity. But if Packer has a keen eye, she has an even keener ear. The dialogue is usually witty; more important, it is always surprising, as if the characters were actually thinking--one of the reasons they become as familiar to the reader as childhood friends. The recipient of several awards, Packer is also the author of Mendocino and Other Stories. Clearly, she has honed her skills writing short fiction. What is unexpected is the assurance she brings to a larger canvas. In quiet but beautiful prose, Packer tells a complex and subtly constructed story of friendship, love and the hold the past has on the present. This is the sort of book one reads dying to know what happens to the characters, but loves for its wisdom: it sees the world with more clarity than you do. "
For a reading group guide for this book click on the link provided below.
Stay tuned for these upcoming book discussions:
Tuesday, June 26, While I Was Gone by Sue Miller.
Tuesday, July 24, Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman.
Tuesday, August 28, The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner.
Are you a member of a book group?
The Farmington Library can order multiple copies of a title for your book discussions. Ask a librarian about it today!
If you are a fan of royalty, you will enjoy viewing The Queen, starring Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings and Sylvia Syms. The movie is directed by Stephen Frears and deals with the compromise that Tony Blair negotiated with the queen after the death of Diana, as the public demanded some show of grief from the royal family. There are funny moments in a story that flows smoothly, incorporating touching moments from Diana's life. Viewing the film is an engaging way to spend an evening.
A sampling of other titles available include: James Patterson's Suzanne's Diary For Nicholas, The Prestige, The Painted Veil, Flags of Our Fathers, The Pursuit of Happyness, Babel, Casino Royal and The Illusionist. Stop by Barney and try your luck at getting a movie that you have been dying to see. It may just be your lucky day for a Fast View from The Barney Library!
Monday, May 14, 2007
Starting on Tuesday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the month of July, The Barney Library, 71 Main Street, will host Practice English, a one hour program of conversation for individuals new to speaking English. Working with newspapers, magazines, books, pictures, flashcards, surprise bags, and props, participants engage in conversation in an informal get-together that often becomes a cultural sharing. Very often, newcomers also gain information about customs in America and have questions answered about day-to-day life in The United States.
The group is open to adults who have a basic knowledge of English and are looking to for a chance to increase their knowledge of English, while becoming more fluent. The library has a collection of ESOL materials that may be checked out for individuals wishing to continue their study of English at home. With identification, program participants may obtain a library card
and borrow any of the library's circulating materials.
To register for Practice English, please call The Barney Library at 677-6866. We look forward to welcoming newcomers to The English Language!
Saturday, May 12, 2007
D. Newton Barney, general counsel for a Hartford electric utility, built Barney as a tribute to his mother and aunt. It was then known as The Village Library. For sixty-three years, The Greek Revival building was the home of Farmington's main library. In 1981, when the Farmington Library opened on Monteith Drive, the building became a branch. It was named Barney in 1999 as a tribute to the family that had given so generously to library service in Farmington.
The library has a small playroom for children on the first floor. The second floor houses The Hoppin Gallery, which features changing art exhibits and The Mills Bird Egg Collection. Many programs are held in The Hoppin Gallery, but whether or not a program is in session, there are always great reasons for making Barney your destination.
1. Check out a Fastview DVD. These overnight newly released DVDs are just the thing for a relaxing evening at home.
2. Attend Tot Time Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. You and your birth-to-three year-old will share books, fingerplays, music and movement, playtime and socialization with other children and parents.
3. See a Beatrix Potter Display. These small exquisitely detailed figurines grace our display case this month.
4. Take a computer class. Even if you have never used a computer, you can learn to search for a book, surf the internet and use e-mail. We even have public computers you can use if you don't have a home computer.
5. Visit The Hoppin Gallery. Enjoy the exciting artwork of Farmington Public Schools Faculty, Alumni and Students.
6. Buy A Garden Tour Ticket. The Friends Annual Garden Tour takes place June 16. Tickets are $20.00 and are available now!
7. Taste great coffee. Select your flavor and try our Keurig coffeemaker.
8. Catch up on the news. Meet friends and neighbors here or read The New York Time, The Hartford Courant, The Wall Street Journal of The New Britain Herald.
9. Find a notary public. Services are available at Barney free of charge.
10. Pick up our Calendar. "Get A Clue" is the theme of our summer reading program for adults and children. The Barney Schedule is ready, so plan your summer now.