Thursday, March 29, 2012

Seasonal Stories

The Barney Library has a wonderful selection of Springtime stories for children. Our Children's Room has books for toddlers, teens and everyone in between! Let us help you find that special title or feel free to browse our shelves. Stop by and see us soon!

Eensy Weensy Spider Day at Barney

Miss Trish leads 2 1/2 -3 years olds and their parents in Eensy Weensy Spider at The Barney Library, 71 Main Street on a spring Thursday morning.  The story hour focused on eggs and the most wonderful egg in the world.  This is one of The many early literacy programs for parents and children together that is offered by The Farmington Libraries.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Leprechaun's Luck

A Saint Patrick's Day Celebration for wee ones took place at The Barney Library with two dozen children in attendance.  After hearing about the origins of St. Patrick's Day and the acting out the story of two giants, the youngsters learned some Irish Dance Steps with Maureen Walsh Klapatch, a professional Irish step dancer.  Participants then decorated a pot with St. Patrick's Day stickers and left it out while they watched a DVD.  The leprechaun made a visit and filled their pot with gold, much to the audience's delight.  Special thanks to Miss Jane and Miss Maureen for orchestrating the leprechaun's shenanigans.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Whiskey Boys

David Delaney and Mark Kilianski, also known as The Whiskey Boys, presented a rousing program of Irish music to a most appreciative audience at the Barney Library this afternoon. After the performance of traditional and original music, the more than 40 attendees enjoyed  Irish soda bread, a cold drink and some good conversation.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Roxy's Forever Home

The author and illustrator signing copies of their book.
The Barney Library was the setting on Saturday, March 3 for a reception celebrating the release of a new book entitled, "Roxy's Forever Home," by local author Teresa M. Pelham. Illustrated by pet portrait artist Dina Marie Pratt, it is the true story of a abandoned puppy who is rescued and finally finds his "forever home" and a loving family. The author and illustrator happily signed copies of their book for the more than 50 people in attendance.