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!

Upcoming Events

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Ask a Cat Behaviorist (Virtual)

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Lecture, History, & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 83
Event Details:
Ask a Cat Behaviorist Is your cat not quite as cute as those we see on the internet? Are you tired of your cat thinking outside the box? Is your cat a hard core shredder (and I don't mean snowboarding!)? And if you have a ...

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If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Tech Mentor

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Board Room 1
Age Group: Adults, Teens
Program Type: Science & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Need help troubleshooting your new phone, tablet or laptop? Would you like to learn more about basic computing (i.e. setting up an email account, or uploading photos to the cloud)?  Meet one-on-one with our Teen Tech Mentor at the Farmington Lib...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Take & Make Hibernating Bear

All Day
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Pick up your Take & Make Bear Snores On activity bag and craft.  Snuggle down with some hot cocoa and marshmallows and enjoy Miss Trish reading the book Bear Snores On.  A video link will be emailed to registered recipients.  Ba...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Friends Book Sale

12/10/2021 @ 9:00am - 12/11/2021 @ 5:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Don't forget to join us for the upcoming Friends of the Farmington Libraries Book Sale Friday, December 10, 10:00am - 5:00pm (9:00am - 10:00am Dealers Hour - $10 admission) Saturday, December 11, 9:00am - 1:00pm (1:30pm - 5:00pm Bag Sale ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Read to 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...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for School Age Kids
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Barney in a Bag: Fun Crafts for School Age Kids!  Register to pick up your craft kit. Most materials will be included but you will need to have some materials at home such as glue, crayons or markers. Registration required. Ages 6 and up. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Messy Monday Pick Up Craft

All Day
Barney Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Barney Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming, Series for Little Ones
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Let's get Messy at Home! (But not too messy!)  Register for a take-home hands-on craft! Most materials will be in the take-home bag but please have some at home such as glue sticks, washable markers etc.  Registration required. Ages...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Dial-a-Story

All Day
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones, Series for School Age Kids
Event Details:
Call us at 860-673-6791, choose option 8, and then select what type of recording you would like to hear - a picture book story, a poem, a relaxation story, a Polish language story or rhyme, or a joke or riddle.  Recordings change each Tuesday. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Digital Escape Room: Winter is Snow Fun

All Day
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
For children in grades 1 - 6. Registration is required. Winter is fun, especially if you are a Snowman. Sam Snowman's friends played a trick and locked up his ticket home on the Deep Freeze Express. He needs to figure out the silly clues and open ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Mystery Craft Kit

All Day
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Sign up for a mystery craft! Kits will be a fun surprise--you never know what you'll get! This program is open to teens in grades 7-12. Registration Required. You can pick up reserved bags at the Adult Services desk on the second floor sta...

Disclaimer(s)

If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Police Transparency Task Force Panel

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Lecture, History, & Culture
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 66
Event Details:
The Police Transparency and Accountability Task Force was appointed by the Connecticut State Legislature in 2020 to look into issues regarding the police force, including:  police interactions with people with disabilities, recruitment and ...

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

Teen Snack 'n Go

All Day
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
FHS and IAR students are invited to stop by the Adult Services Desk on the second floor of the library after school to grab their snack and coloring page to-go bag! This program is open to teens in grades 7-12. Registration Required.  You ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Candy Houses

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
All ages.  Registration Required.  A sweet way to spend an evening!  We’ll provide the house and all the supplies you’ll need to create a one-of-a-kind candy house.    Masks are required for all over the age of 2.&nb...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
The public is invited to attend the monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees. Board will meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Please check the calendar for any changes in meeting dates and times.  &n...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Celebrate December

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:
Celebrate the Month! Join Miss Amy for a special storytime and a craft! This program will be indoors and upstairs in the Hoppin Gallery. Masks are required for those ages 3 and up.  Registration required. Ages 2-5 Space is limited due to s...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Celebrate December

11:00am - 11:30am
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:
Celebrate the Month! Join Miss Amy for a special storytime and a craft!  Registration required. Ages 2-5 Space is limited due to small class size. Please register for only one class either 10am or 11am. If you have more then one child in y...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Chair Pilates with Mary Therese

11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health, Wellness, & Lifestyle
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Event Details:
Virtual Chair Pilates with Mary Therese Join Mary Therese Royal, a nationally certified Pilates instructor, for this workout session.  During this class, we will take mat exercises and modify them for the chair for an easy introd...

Disclaimer(s)

If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tots & Tunes & Tales Snowflake Dance

9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
We’ll share a delightfully chilly story and dance to fun songs with our snowflakes.  Get ready to twirl & swirl!  Masks are required.  Please no more than one adult per child. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

10:00am - 11:00am
Main Library
Open
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Virtual
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Clubs & Volunteering
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
This volunteer group meets once a month to plan teen events, work on projects with the library's collection, and more! Community service hours will be awarded. This will be a virtual meeting. Open to teens in grades 9-12. Registration Required....

Disclaimer(s)

If you have special needs to attend this program, please contact the library in advance.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Picture Book Theater

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
Waitlist
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Music, Dance, & Film
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
We will share the book “Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats and then watch the story come to life on the big screen! Storytelling props and special activities round out our fun. Please register each child attending, and please, no more than one adu...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Polish Language Storytime

6:00pm - 6:45pm
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:
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. Class size will be limited, and we will meet in the Children's Programming Room. &nb...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Dial-a-Story

All Day
Main Library
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Series for Little Ones, Series for School Age Kids
Event Details:
Call us at 860-673-6791, choose option 8, and then select what type of recording you would like to hear - a picture book story, a poem, a relaxation story, a Polish language story or rhyme, or a joke or riddle.  Recordings change each Tuesday. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Celebrate Light

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library
Full
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Room: Jay Johnston Community Room
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Let’s celebrate the longest night of the year with light!  We’ll read stories about light and the winter solstice, talk about how we can shine our light from within, and make luminaries you can display at home.  Masks are requi...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Snack 'n Go

All Day
Main Library
Registration
Library Branch: Main Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Crafts, Hobbies, & Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Event Details:
FHS and IAR students are invited to stop by the Adult Services Desk on the second floor of the library after school to grab their snack and coloring page to-go bag! This program is open to teens in grades 7-12. Registration Required.  You ...