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The Farmington Libraries will be closed Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day.

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Terrific Twos

10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
For two-year-olds and their caregivers. Registration required; register once for the 4-week session.  Enjoy stories together with music, finger rhymes and puppets too! Your child must be 2 when the program begins.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Onederful Ones (Second Class)

11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
A fun-filled half hour for child and caregiver featuring books, fingerplays and lots of music.  Registration required; register once for the whole session.  ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Polish Language Storytime

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Speak to your child in the language you know best! Join Miss Eva for Storytime in Polish. Enjoy stories and activities and browse our Polish-language collections.  Registration required; register once for both classes. ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Fire Prevention Family Program

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: All Ages, Adults, Teens, Children
Program Type: Science & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 73
Event Details:
It's Fire Safety Week! We will have a fireman come and talk about fire prevention for adult and kids! Learn about fire safety and what you can do to keep you and your family safe. You'll be able to take pictures with firefighter gear and you may even...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pint- Sized Picasso

9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
 Each week we will share a story and explore a different art medium that will aim to focus on both early literacy and fine motor skills. Caregiver must accompany their child. (Please note there is a separate registration for each Pint-Sized P...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Movers and Groovers Dance Party

10:00am - 10:45am
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Music, Dance, & Film, Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
Let’s move and groove together in the Library! We will read a fun book and do some dancing. We will meet in the Gallery upstairs at the Barney. This is a drop in program. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Chess - Grades 5-8

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
For children in grades 5-8. Registration Required.  A professional chess coach and player from DIG USA will be teaching this virtual chess class. This is an amazing opportunity for you to learn more about chess and to apply those strateg...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Oh Baby! Baby Storytime

9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
For caregivers of babies ages 0 to 12 months. Registration required; registering for one class registers you for the session.   Perfect for our littlest patrons, this storytime enriches the language learning abilities of babies...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Pop through the Pages with Miss Trish

10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Ages 2.5 - 3 and their caregivers. Registration required; register once for the 4-week session.   Picture books with a twist! Picture books "come to life” told in an engaging and interactive way. ...

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Ages 11 & under must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Sensory Play Room

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
A quiet and calm environment to explore hands on activities that help children build fine and gross motor skills.  You will have fun experiencing stations that will stimulate your senses ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Stories and Stretches

6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
For children ages 4-7. No Registration Required. Capacity monitored by librarian. Join Miss Patti for a calming storytime and movement class designed to help you unwind at the end of a busy day. This class explores breathing and relaxation techniq...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots and Tunes and Tales

9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
This high-energy music and movement class will have us dancing and laughing!  We'll start with a story and then move to the music. Note: Each Tots & Tunes & Tales class has its own individual registration, so registering for one class...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Thriving Threes!

10:30am - 11:15am
Main Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
For three-year-olds and their caregivers. Registration Required; registering for one class registers you for the session.  This storytime weaves the development of language and listening skills into a fun-fi...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Alphabet Soup

9:30am - 10:15am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
 Have fun getting to know the ABCs! This early literacy program focuses on the alphabet by introducing children to a different letter of the alphabet each week through stories, music, and a craft. This program is for the child alo...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Chess tournament

9:30am - 4:30pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Team DIG USA presents a Scholastic K-12 Chess Tournament at the Farmington Libraries.  Sections include Open (Advanced level players), U-1000 (Intermediate level players), and U-500 (beginner level players).   Schedul...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Cider and Stories

10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Library Garden Patio
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Join us on the garden patio for a sweet, seasonal story time, including fresh apple cider and cider doughnuts! (In case of inclement weather program will be moved indoors.) ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Halloween Movie at Barney Library

2:30pm - 4:30pm
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: All Ages, Adults, Teens, Children
Program Type: Music, Dance, & Film
Event Details:
Get in the Halloween spirit and come enjoy Hocus Pocus (rated PG, released 1993) at the Barney Library. "A curious youngster (Omri Katz) moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches (played by Bet...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Bite-Sized Science

9:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Science & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
This program offers a fun way to learn simple scientific concepts and conduct experiments. Activity bags with instructions for each program will be available for pick up at the Main Library children’s desk. Put your science hats on and explore! ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Movers and Groovers Dance Party

10:00am - 10:45am
Barney Library
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Music, Dance, & Film, Series for Little Ones
Event Details:
Let’s move and groove together in the Library! We will read a fun book and do some dancing. We will meet in the Gallery upstairs at the Barney. This is a drop in program. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Traveling Makerspace with Playful Engineers!

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Science & Technology, Special Event
Event Details:
Come to this make-and-break workshop, "Chain Reactions and Creative Contraptions", featuring catapults, exploding popsicle sticks, gravity-powered carousels, track feeders, spiralators, domino rallies/walls/towers, zip lines & rolling compasses, ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Chess - Grades 5-8

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
For children in grades 5-8. Registration Required.  A professional chess coach and player from DIG USA will be teaching this virtual chess class. This is an amazing opportunity for you to learn more about chess and to apply those strateg...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Knifty Kniters, Learn to Knit

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Learn to Knit.  This beginner program is best suited for kids ages 7-12.  We will provide needles and yarn to begin.  Let's knit a project together! PLEASE NOTE:  This class will NOT meet on 9/28 and 10/5   ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Celebrate October

10:00am - 10:30am
Barney Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Room: Hoppin Gallery
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:

Ages 2 - 5. Celebrate the season!  Come for a special story time and craft. Sing and dance, be prepared to get messy!

PLEASE REGISTER

Celebrate the Month! Join Miss Amy for a special story time and a craft! This program will be indoors and upstairs in the Hoppin Gallery. Registration required. Ages 2-5 If you have more then one child in your family participating, sign them bo...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Saturday with Sophie the Dog

9:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: J Program Room 1
Age Group: All Ages, Children
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Would you like to read to Sophie, the certified therapy dog?  Call the Library at 860-673-6791 to schedule your very own 10-minute, one-on-one snuggle and read time.  Bring your favorite book or choose one of ours. This program is perf...