Saturday, May 18, 2013

Living with an Irregular Heartbeat


On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Farmington Libraries will host a presentation on living with an irregular heartbeat. This talk will take place at 10:00 a.m. at the Farmington Main Library at 6 Monteith Drive, and will be presented by a Registered Nurse by the Farmington Valley VNA.

Over 2 million Americans live with an irregular heart rate called Atrial Fibrillation.  Although this abnormal rhythm is not usually life-threatening it places the person at a greater risk of developing serious, life-threatening conditions such as stroke, heart failure, fatigue and additional heart rhythm problems.  The incidence of developing Atrial Fibrillation increases with age and with chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and diabetes.

Come hear our education presentation called “Living with an Irregular Heart Rate” to learn more about Atrial Fibrillation and how it affects your daily life.  Learn about the potential health risks caused by Atrial Fibrillation, its symptoms, and up to date treatments. 

This event is free and open to the public. Please register in advance by calling 860-673-6791 or through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org. 

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Journey into the Paranormal with the Northeast Paranormal Investigations Society


The Farmington Library delves into the paranormal on Thursday, May 23, 2013, when Adam Shefts of the Northeast Paranormal Investigation Society will take us on a “Journey into the Paranormal.” This event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you want to see and hear convincing evidence of spirit activity in some of America’s most historic Northeast locations? The public is invited to this entertaining program featuring fascinating stories, first-hand experiences and many examples of documented paranormal evidence in the forms of photographs, audio and video clips.

Northeast Paranormal Investigations Society (NPIS) is a Connecticut-based, non-profit, seasoned paranormal investigations team. They conduct research and scientific examinations of historical locations throughout the Northeast region of the United States and have successfully documented convincing evidence of paranormal activity to correlate with the history of certain locations.

A new book published by Adam Shefts will also be available for purchase and signing by the author.  The book, “When Ghosts Appear, History Speaks,” contains experiences the NPIS team has had at some of the locations featured in the presentation, along with some interesting history associated with each place. The book contains additional stories that will not be shared during the presentation itself due to the amount of evidence that will already be presented.

For more information on NPIS, please visit www.northeastparanormal.org
This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; advance registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org.  

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Why Girls' Education Matters


The Farmington Main Library will host Wendy Swift, Vice President of Pathways Togo, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, for a presentation and showing of the UN documentary film, To Educate a Girl. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.

“Why Girls' Education Matters” focuses on one of the most important issues of our time; the education of girls worldwide. In Nancy Gibb's article, To Fight Poverty, Invest in Girls, published in Time Magazine, 2011, she notes that investing in girls is the smart thing to do, "Girls who stay in school for seven or more years typically marry four years later and have two fewer children than girls who drop out. Fewer dependents per worker allows for greater economic growth." This program will include a viewing of the documentary, To Educate a Girl; a film created by filmmakers Frederick Rendina and Oren Rudavsky who traveled to Nepal and Uganda to learn more about initiatives that are currently in place to help promote girls education where it is critically needed. If you would like to learn more about the role of girls’ education in eradicating global poverty, please join us for an inspiring film and discussion.

Pathways Togo joins international efforts to improve the quality of life for families in Togo through four programs that directly target our most potent, untapped resource: women. By providing scholarships, life skills training, mentoring opportunities, and small-scale community improvement grants, Pathways Togo embraces the vision: educating women, empowering the world.

This event is free and open to the public; advanced registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org. 

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Basting Day with the Farmington Valley Quilters


On Saturday, May 11, 2013, members of the community are invited to drop in on the Farmington Valley Quilters to see what quilting and hand basting are all about. This event will take place from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.

The Farmington Valley Quilters will set up frames for different quilts and invite you to drop in to watch, learn, and ask questions about the fine art of hand basting a full quilt. Why is basting important? Basting is the joining of the three layers of a quilt to sandwich all the pieces together before beginning the actual quilting. Proper alignment of the three layers is necessary to bind them together and prevent shifting during the quilting process. If a quilt is not basted properly and the layers do shift, you will end up with a lopsided mess in the end!

This event is free and open to the public.  Anyone interested is free to drop in at any time between 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Please call 860-673-6791 for more information or visit the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org. 

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

When All That’s Left of Me is Love: An Author’s Ode to Her Late Mother


On Wednesday May 8, the Farmington main library welcomes local author, Linda Campanella, for a talk about her memoir, “When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go.” This event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the main library at 6 Monteith Drive.

“When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go” is a moving and unforgettable story of a daughter’s undying love for her dying mother. At the same time, this book is a portrait of a dying woman’s courage, grace, and gratitude and of her family’s unwavering determination to enjoy life while anticipating death. It is a heartwarming account that will gently move those who have experienced loss beyond their profound grief to a place of deep gratitude. Although it is a story born of death, “When All That’s Left of Me Is Love,” is above all, an uplifting tale of living, loving, believing, and letting go. It will move and inspire not only those who face or fear death but also those who love and embrace life.

“When All That’s Left of Me Is Love” was recently awarded first-place Reader Views 2012 Literary Awards in two categories, including memoir/autobiography/biography, and earned a special award for the Best Memoir or Biography. In addition, the book was named a 2012 Nautilus Silver Award winner. Described by readers as “unforgettable,” the book also has been lauded by pastors, spiritual counselors, hospice practitioners, palliative care advocates, oncologists, grief counselors, and others involved in or interested in end-of-life care.

Linda Campanella keeps busy as a Connecticut-based management consultant; her solo practice serves nonprofit organizations of all sizes and missions. In previous stops along her career path she was a corporate executive in the aerospace industry, a senior administrator at a private college, and an international trade negotiator in the executive branch of the federal government. She calls herself an “accidental author,” saying that this book essentially wrote itself in the weeks of intense grief following her mother's death.

Advanced registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the library’s web site at http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org.  It is free and open to the public.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.