On October 20, 2016, the Farmington Village Gren and Library Association conducted its 100th semiannual meeting at the Barney Library where one of the principal topics was the celebration of 100 years of continuous service to our citizens. At the meetings end, I requested the Trustees, my bosses, to pose for a quick shot to document this exciting time in our history.
It is an honor to work with this amazing group of people, and I am very grateful for their support and direction. While, today is an especially important personal date for me as well, in that it is my tenth semiannual meeting at the Barney, how time flies!
Best, Jay FVGLA 2016 TRUSTEES Terry Roberts, Michael Gurski, “CJ" Charles Thomas,
Mike Schloss, Mike McLaughlin, Norma Hartley, Alan Sherman, Michael Bergin,
Marion Slater, Evelyn Daly John Teahan, Michael Clark, “Skip” Henry Mason,
Peter Bartucca, John Grocki, Maureen Bitner, Kurt Gozwick, Lisa Sweeney,
Marie Dudley, Linda Chapron, Jadwiga Goclowski, Jorie Andrews, Jay Bombara, Katie
Bradley, Allison deVaux, Ida Franklin, Jay Fraprie, Marie Lavendier, Lori Yu, May B. Munson, Monique Schatten, Diane Tucker,
Nate Morris, Brenda Gurski
There is lots of history surrounding us in Farmington particularly in the Lewis Walpole Library, which possesses significant collections of 18th-century English literary manuscripts and books, I especially enjoyed being invited to view the current exhibit featuring images by William Hogarth, James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Thomas Patch, Edward Francis Burney, Francis Grose, and G.M. Woodward, excerpts from novels by Jane Austen, Henry Fielding, and Laurence Sterne, and examples of graphic collections published by Matthew and Mary Darly and Thomas Tegg that marketed caricature as entertainment.
Manhattan from One World Trade Center's One World Observatory
Happy Birthday on way home
The best part of my job is the PEOPLE; it's all about the people and there is nothing I enjoy more than being together with our Farmington community. Therefore, it was the best treat ever to have the folks on the bus serenade me with the birthday song on our trip home from the City on a cool October 5th night.