Elaine Bredefeld is one of our treasured volunteers at the Barney Library. She has given generously of her time once a week for the past several years. Always reliable, always cheerful, we know we can count on Elaine to stay until the last book is shelved. Our thanks to her and to all our wonderful volunteers!
An afternoon screening of "The Girl Who Had Everything" was enjoyed by more than 20 patrons this week. The black and white classic starring Elizabeth Taylor was shown in the Hoppin Gallery as part of the library's Classic Movie Matinee series. The next selection will be "All About Eve" with Bette Davis and will be shown on Tuesday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. No registration is necessary and all are welcome.
The Barney Library Hoppin Gallery was the setting for a visit from a live llama from The Country Quilt Llama Farm. Twenty-five lucky children and their parents and caregivers got to meet Anna, a 365 pound llama who rode up in The Barney Library elevator.
Today at Preschool Story Time more than 50 children listened to stories about delivering the mail. Later we wrote our own letters, put them in an envelope, placed a "stamp" on the outside and dropped it into our very own (home made) Mail Box. Then the Mail Carrier (also known as Miss Joan) took all the letters out of the Mail Box and "delivered" them to everyone to take home.
Valentine's Day 2012 was celebrated in style at The Barney Library with vocalist Julia Holliday, love songs, a dancing two-year old, and chocolate, thanks to The Friends of The Farmington Library. Over thirty people enjoyed the event.
The Barney Library was the setting for a Have A Heart Program that included Valentine stories, songs, dances, games, the making of Valentine Mice, and tea with the queen. Over forty sweethearts got a head start on Valentine's Day.
Novel Ideas, our popular book groups for adults, meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:15 p.m. New members are always welcome to join in our lively discussion. For more information please contact the Barney Library.
Outstanding Public Library service is critical to our democratic way of life, providing memories of the past and visions to the future. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." -- George Santayana, Life of Reason (1905)