Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Art Exhibit features local artists

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

Bear Realities

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

Zach Ivins- Imagine That!

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!

Summer Reading Sign-Up

Come one! Come all! Farmington Summer Reading runs from June 25- August 24. Register, read, and try your luck at a prize wheel that will keep you coming back to the library for more!

Southwestern Slide Show

Beautiful photos and stories of adventure were the focus of this armchair travel presentation, showcasing Arizona and The Grand Canyon in winter. What a cool way to pass time in the summer!

Tot Time In The Summer

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.