Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The Barney Library Hoppin Gallery will feature the art of Dawn Nolan-Lombardi, Jane W. Maciel, and Catherine Noujaim thru August 13, 2009. The exhibit includes the colors and textures of food and wine painted in rich oils, the drawings and small watercolors of daily memories, and ceramic handwork.
A sneak preview of these creations starts on July 27, 2009. The public is invited to attend a special arts celebration with music by Crescendo in The Reading Room of The Barney Library at the "Meet The Artists" reception on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Felicia Ortner, DEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, presented an informative evening
program on black bears in Connecticut. Audience members learned about changes in Connecticut's woodlands that have impacted wildlife, the lifestyle of black bears, how to best interact with bears unexpectedly and what to do to reduce the likelihood of a bear visit. Forty-five people attended this second session of summer programs for adults.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sixteen year old magician, Zach Ivins, delighted and amazed many young readers with his mystifying magic and story presentation. This award-winning performance brought sixty-five people to The Barney Reading Room, where Zach demonstrated the magic he learned from library books and by watching other magicians at library programs, when he was younger. He was truly an inspiration to Barney summer readers!
Going to Tot Time at the Barney Library is an excellent way to meet new friends, learn all those traditional children's rhymes and songs, as well as experiencing new children's music and picture books. Ages range from newborn through two. All are welcome for playtime and socialization.