Thursday, December 16, 2010
Julia Shrake provided an enchanting musical interlude with magical harp music and carols on this pre-holiday afternoon. Audience members were treated to a delicious dish of peppermint ice cream, as a bonus and in special celebration of this holiday season.
Both music and ice cream were greatly enjoyed.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Making Christmas ornaments was fun. Santa came to visit and had a special serenade from his favorite librarian. Children had the opportunity to ask important Santa questions and everyone left with happy holiday feelings and decorations
Saturday, December 11, 2010
The houses were amazing, this only proves that Farmington is full of talented and creative folks.
The creations all found good homes and filled the air with the smell of gingerbread and holidays.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Actress Jean Lane's one-woman presentation highlighted interesting portraits from the life of Eleanor Roosevelt.
The packed audience had many comments and memories to share about this political era and this
fascinating American icon.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Mr. Lucarelli delighted audience members with tunes from around the world. Patrons sang along, danced, tapped their toes and had a marvelous time. Music was made magic under Fabio's fingertips - the tunes from his accordion were totally entertaining.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Barbara Knibbs skillfully shared slides from her cruise to Hawaii for this entertaining and enlightening program for armchair travelers. Audience members remarked on how detailed and wonderfully presented the travelogue was.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Harold and Theodora Nivers, dressed in their authentic and period correct costumes and portrayed William and Helen Gillette (aka Sherlock Holmes). They told entertaining stories and educated the audience with facts about the lives of the Gillettes and the Gillette castle. They also sang some great victorian songs.
The audience left laughing and happy.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Susan Jerome, Collections Manager at the University of Rhode Island Historic Textile and Costume Collection, explored the ways in which quilts are a part of American culture and folklore. Definitions and ideas about quilts were also discussed.
Audience members brought family heirlooms and Ms. Jerome helped to identify their fabrics and type. Tips on the proper care and preservation of these treasures were also presented.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
White Peacock and spoke about the different Chinese customs and art in various regions of China, as part of The Barney Library Afternoon Series, held at The Farmington Library. The program was sponsored by The Friends of The Farmington Library.
This presentation was educational and awesome. Her Farmington performance can be viewed on Utube on the internet. Look for White Peacock Dance, for it is so worth a second viewing.