Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rosalita and The Giant Bugs in The Garden

The Barney Library hosted their biggest puppet show ever, when 150 people came to see Puppeteer Charlotte Ann Dore present Rosalita and The Giant Bugs In the Garden, held in conjunction with the library's summer reading theme: Catch The Reading Bug."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

100 Books Before Kindergarten

You are never too young to start visiting the library, as this darling baby demonstrates. He and his Dad are taking a feeding break, before checking out books at The Barney Library. A reading list of 100 Books Before Kindergarten is available at the library to all parents interested in giving their child a head start on reading and academic success. It's never to soon to start growing a reader!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Crescendo Concert Jazzes Up The Barney Portico

Farmington's own, new and forthcoming jazz group entertained 75 library patrons with their musical interpretations of some great jazz tunes. Sebastian Massa, alto saxophonist, Matt Swanson, on piano, and Billy D'Eugenio, drummer, made up this talented trio.
The weather was cool and so was the music.
Don't miss our next concert on Tuesday, August 12, 7-8 p.m. Triple Play will do a musical revue of hit songs from 1940 to present day for the last performance in The Village Vibrations series.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Catch The Beat!

On Tuesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. Crescendo will take the stage at The Barney Library Portico, 71 Main Street, Farmington. Jazz and contemporary numbers will be performed by Farmington’s own Sebastian Massa, alto saxophonist,pianist and vocalist; Billy D’Eugenio, drummer; and Albert Tomasso, pianist. They will share the best in first class smooth jazz and contemporary hits for your listening pleasure.

Enjoy an opportunity to meet up with friends, experience great music and have a good time in summer evening’s twilight. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to these Tuesday evening offerings, which will run from 7-8 p.m. In case of rain, the concert moves inside. The Concert series is sponsored by The Friends of The Farmington Library.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

A Night To Remember

The Barney Library Kids Bash, held on Tuesday evening July 8, was a phenomenal success, bringing families from all parts of Farmington to celebrate summer. The free crowd-pleaser featured a purple dinosaur bouncer, popcorn, cotton candy, a cool pop walk, fishing for prizes, feed the clown, feed the shark, cookie decorating, the making of spider lollipops, face painting, bug tattoos and bug hats. A fun time was had by all!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Preschool Storytime - going buggy - going happy

For this storytime, the children at Barney listened to stories about spiders, made an imaginary spider web, played some musical games, and watched a film. By storytime's end, the children also created a craft that related to the stories they had just experienced. What better way to remember spiders than to create them with lollipops and pipe cleaners! Drop in on us on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. to join in the fun during July.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Buggy Summer Reading Kick-off is a great big hit

Summer Reading was officially kicked off with a real life presentation of real life bugs by Adam Harris from Harris in Wonderland. His presentation of walking sticks, butterflies, spiders and more spiders delighted and enlightened both children and their parents and grandparents. Mr. Harris explained bugs anatomy, and the importance of bugs in ecology. The room was full to capacity for this up close encounter with some wild and crazy creepy crawlies. Our next special will be on Thursday, July 24, 2008 for Rosalita and the Giant Bugs - a puppet show. Please call ahead to register and don't miss the fun.