Monday, December 17, 2012

A Place of Peace and Tranquility

The Barney Library invites you to stop by and escape from the hustle and bustle of the season. Enjoy the decorated Reading Room and curl up with a good book in a place of peace and tranquility.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Renaissance Christmas

                  Glad Tidings of Joy

The Barney Library Hoppin Gallery was the setting for a performance of music from The Renaissance that is the basis of many of our Christmas Carols today.  The program received rave reviews from the forty-right Classical Music lovers who comprised the audience.  Christmas Special ice cream from Shady Glen in Manchester culminated the afternoon adult program, which is part of a monthly series underwritten by The Friends of The Farmington Library.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

An Artist's View of Winter in Farmington

Farmington Artist, Dawn Nolan Lombardi, has two paintings depicting Farmington in winter, now on display
in The Hoppin Gallery of The Barney Library, 71 Main Street Farmington.  In the first, a fence surrounding a house on Main Street is decked out with pine garland graced with red bows, as the snow gracefully decorates the night sky.  The second painting showcases one of the buildings at Miss Porter's School as snowflakes dance through a daylight wonderland.  Check out Dawn's other seasonal paintings in the second floor gallery when visiting Barney Library.

Barney Library Annual Ornament Making Workshop

Over seventy-five people attended The Barney Library Annual Ornament Making Workshop.  Linda Tomasso generously shared her time and talent to provide a musical backdrop of seasonal music for little creative hands who made Christmas ornaments for their own tree at home.  Beaded candy canes, snowflake sparklers, Santa Grinches, snowman mittens, and pom-pom Christmas trees were featured at the workshop this year.  Santa took time out of his busy schedule to make an appearance, give out candy canes and hear lists of Christmas dreams.  What a great way to jumpstart the winter holidays.  Merry Christmas!