Announcements

Library Closing

The Library is closing at 3:00 PM on Friday, December 10 for staff to participate in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Training.

We are training to serve you better!

The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be open and ongoing until 5:00 PM and accessible using the double doors near the Community Room!

Annie Burr Lewis’s Legacy of Philanthropy and Service in Farmington and Beyond (virtual)

Primary tabs

Age Group:

Adults
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Event Details

 

A LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY LECTURE

Sue Walker of the Lewis Walpole Library will deliver a talk on Annie Burr Lewis and her contributions to organizations involved in education, historic preservation, and nursing, in Farmington, at Yale University, and beyond.

Annie Burr Lewis is perhaps best remembered as the first president of the Miss Porter’s School Alumnae Association, long-time Farmington resident, and co-founder of the Lewis Walpole Library at 154 Main Street. She followed a path in life laid out for her by family and societal tradition, that led to pivotal roles in philanthropic endeavors and service to causes about which she cared deeply. Drawing upon archival collections at the Lewis Walpole Library, the current online exhibition “Doing Good by Stealth: The Philanthropy and Service of Annie Burr Lewis” and this talk explore the enduring impact of her legacy more than sixty years after her death.

 

Presenter Bio

Susan Odell Walker has been Head of Public Services at the Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, in Farmington for 19 years and serves as the library’s representative to the Farmington Heritage Alliance. She graduated from Tufts University where she focused on Art History and English Literature, and she earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from Simmons College. Before coming to Yale, Sue worked for many years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Presented in collaboration with the Lewis Walpole Library.

Registration is required. Register online or by calling (860) 673-6791.

Registration is required. Join us via Zoom! 

***Please find your Zoom link and passcode in your confirmation e-mail.***

Instructions for Zoom: 

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a program. When you register for this program, you will be sent a unique Zoom ID and password.

To join on your computer, go to https://zoom.us/join on your computer's browser and open Zoom Meetings (PC) or Open zoom.us (Mac) and enter the meeting ID and password a few minutes before the program. Or, you can download the Zoom app on your computer, phone or tablet, open the Zoom app, and type in the meeting ID to join us. 

Please make sure you connect with your device's video and audio. 

Farmington Libraries Virtual Program Code of Conduct Policy

 

Disclaimer(s)

If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.