Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ghost, Goblins, Pirates, Witches & a Princess visit

The Village Nursery haunted the library and got a little treat to celebrate the season. All the children looked magical.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ernest Hemingway Alive!

Professional actor Richard Clark will bring the genius of literary giant Ernest Hemingway to life in "Ernest Hemingway Alive! Life, Language and The Pursuit of Happiness" , a one-man dramatic tour de force on Tuesday, November 4 at 1:15 p.m. at The Barney Library, 71 Main Street, Farmington.

Clark's portrayal reveals Hemingway's depth and passion as he reflects on the tumultuous middle years of the 20th century through the writer's eyes.

The author of such classics as The Old Man and The Sea, The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell To Arms, Hemingway was understated on paper, but not in life. He was a dashing figure whose exploits in battle, bullfighting and booze shocked society and challenged ivory-tower notions of his writing life.

Clark has been acting professionally in theater and television for more than 30 years. He is noted for his recreations of historical figures ranging from William Shakespeare to Andrew Carnegie.

For further information or to reserve a spot, call The Barney Library at 677-6866.


The Giant Pumpkin visited The Barney Library on Tuesday, October 21, sharing stories, songs, games and dances with preschool participants. Afterwards, children had a chance to create their own Halloween wreath, pumpkin magnet, and edible goblin, as well as earning stickers for "Pin The Nose On The Pumpkin" and The Pumpkin Beanbag Game. The program was a howling success!

Awesome Alaska!

Ms. Barbara Knibbs, Farmington Library System Manager awed an audience of twenty-five with slides of her Alaskan cruise taken this summer. The PowerPoint Presentation showcased her photographic ability, technological talents and engaging narrative style in an informative presentation that received rave reviews from the audience.

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Giant Pumpkin Is Coming!

It's that time of year! The Giant Pumpkin will be making a stop at The Barney Library, 71 Main Street Farmington on Tuesday, October 21at 2 p.m. Preschoolers are invited to hear stories, sing songs, rock and roll to the music and try their hand making pumpkin magnets, ghostly creatures, Halloween wreaths,and scary spiders. Celebrate the season of Jack-O-Lanterns by joining in! Reserve your spot by calling the library at 677-6866.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Armchair Travel Takes An Alaskan Cruise

Visit Alaska without even leaving your chair by coming to The Barney Library, 71 Main Street, on Tuesday, October 21 at 1:15 p.m. Farmington Library Systems Manager Barbara Knibbs will share slides from her recent summer cruise to The Inside Passage of Alaska, narrating the highlights of her trip. It's your chance to see The Land of The Midnight Sun without leaving Connecticut. Bon Voyage!

Aging Gracefully

These patrons explored the secrets and principles behind aging well. Dr. Christina Bjorklund, Chiropractic Physician, informed this audience about how to maintain one's poise, strength and style.

Tag Sale/Bake Sale Great Fun

The Tag Sale / Bake Sale at Barney on Saturday, October 4, 2008 enjoyed good weather and good neighbors. The community traded baked goods, found marvelous bargains, and spent the day joking and having fun in the warm autumn sun. Its days like these that give recycling a very good reputation.