Thursday, June 1, 2017

We Celebrated 100 years of library service in style at the Farmington Club


The April 28th Platinum Dinner Dance was simply fabulous in all respects but particularly the great synergy developed by a group of fabulous people who each brought fun, conversation and most importantly community to a well-known venue  The "Sharades"  played  Music of the 60s and 70s on all night and it was just a blast! I just wish to thank everyone for attending.
Best Regards,
Jay




























Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Judge, John Caruso,UNICO President, Frank Dole Present the Story of Mathew Caruso, a Korean War Silver Star Recipient


Judge, John Caruso,UNICO President, Frank Dolce Present the Story of Mathew Caruso, a Korean War Silver Star Recipient to Director, Laura Horn and me in front 
or the UNICO display on the second level in the Main Library



emper Fi, Padre, The Matthew Caruso Story was written by one of Farmington UNICO's Charter members, John Caruso.
     
UNICO National is the largest Italian-America service organization in the U.S.  The name UNICO translated from the Italian language, means "unique", "one", "only", or "only one of its kind.  Additionally, the letters are interpreted as U- Unity, N-Neighborliness, I-Integrity, C-Charity, O-Opportunity.  UNICO was first organized in Waterbury, CT in 1922.  The Farmington Chapter was founded in 1970.  Fundraisers including  the annual Italian Sunday Dinner, Taste of Italy Wine Tasting and Joe Filomeno Memorial Golf Tournament make it possible for Farmington UNICO to grant scholarships to local high school graduates and grants to local charities and service organizations.  UNICO's motto is "Service Above Self."  Further information about Farmington UNICO and potential membership may be found at www.famington-UNICO.org

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Late Spring Book Reviews from Winter Readings, Jay Johnston

Late Spring Book Reviews from Winter Readings, Jay Johnston

If you are excited about the rigorous procedural, olfactory, and logistical preparation required to become a sommeliers along with great science and delivered with  keen sense of language and art. You will enjoy Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork  (641.22 BOS)

If you are in management or aspire to it, Tevi Troy’s, Shall we Wake the President,
(973.099 TRO) is a well written cookbook for disaster planning providing a keen insight into the importance of knowing how to respond and correct disastrous situations.

The Age Of EM,   by Robin Hanson (303.483 HAN) is a economics projection to a future of a cyborg run world by an economist who has done a great deal of thinking and modeling to hypotheses a very different future. This book is only for the serious social scientist or critical thinker,


Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy (362.582 PAR)  If you became engaged in reading EM then,  Basic Income is for you! This book is textbook like but popularly presented as an economic alternative or enhancement to current economic models.

Special thanks to Bernie Dayton and Monique Kucia...Update The Mallards are coming!


Spring is the time to prepare the beds, an everlasting seasonal chore. And, when Steve McMahon landed on the light dirty roster; Bernie Dayton and Monique Kucia pitched in to help sustain the high aesthetic value and milieu the libraries strive to maintain.  In their excursion they discovered a Mallard. Can you see the Mallard they discovered in the bottom photo?

Now The babies are all hatched and walking off to the Farmington River..... Wow... isn't nature interesting! 







Friday, March 31, 2017

Good bye Vida Lashgari, Creativity & “Do-It-Yourself” Librarian.





Congratulations, Vida, you have assumed many different responsibilities throughout the years: beginning as a part-time children’s librarian, transitioning to full time, then to Branch Library Assistant, and finally to Creativity & “Do-It-Yourself” Librarian.  Your creative spirit and great personality have made the Farmington Libraries better because of your work. And, now you are off to Boston to be with your new grandson, to do what you do best; taking care of others while guiding them to successes.  






Good bye Vida LashgariCreativity & “Do-It-Yourself” Librarian.