Friday, October 28, 2011

THANK YOU DONORS YOUR GENEROSITY MADE THE DIFFERENCE

Barney Library Donors 2010



Christine Abreu / Robert Althen / Mr. & Mrs. Paul O. Anderson / Mr. & Mrs. Michael Andreas / Dianne Antos / Ralph & Ann Arcari / Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arena / Mr. & Mrs. John Bailey / Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bailey / Alma Taylor Bailey Trust Fund / Alice & Michael Baker / Bank of America Foundation / Andy Baron / Randy & Ann Barton / Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bartucca / Ed & Fran Bassett / Michael Bassock & Ingunn Hekneby / Alexander Battista / Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Bauer / Leslie Beal / Frances Beckerman / Alexander Bednarek / Dr. Joseph Belkin / Melvyn & Elaine Bemis / Steve & Beth Bemis / Carol H. Bennett / Mr. & Mrs. Steven Bergman / Dolores Bernard / Jill Best / Mr. & Mrs. Brewster Blackall / Margaret Bliss / Dr. G. Peter Bloom / Mr. & Mrs. Alfred O. Boettger / Deanne Born / Susan Bostic / Alexia Bouchoms / Barbara & Michael Bourque / Christine Bradley / James Brockman / Mr. & Mrs. William R. Bronson / Robyn Brooks / Donald L. Brown / Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brunoli / Mark & Diane Bruzik / Evelyn Buckley / Joe & Wendy Burke / Nausherwan Burki / / Mr. & Mrs. John Burns / Mr. & Mrs. Robert Byler / M.I. Cake / James F. Calciano & Marcie Schwartz / Kerry & Maura Callahan / Dr. Barbara Campbell / Madeline Cannon / Janice Carroll / Dr. & Mrs. John W. Cavo, Jr. / JoAnne Ceccarelli & Pat Egan / Theresa & Timothy Cecil / Joann V. Cephas / Dennis & Linda Chapron / Mr. & Mrs. Larry Cheesman / Mr. James Cherry / Mr. & Mrs. Michael Cheshire / Allen Chin / James & Judith Cillizza / C. M. Clark / Michael Clark / Peggy & Bob Clark / Eileen S. Clyne / Ellen Conturso / Margaret M. Cook / Paula K. Corrao / Mr. & Mrs. Ken Coscia / Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cosentino / Thomas & Barbara Costello / Evan Cowles & Brie Quinby / Alan & Betty Coykendall / Robert Coykendall / Mary H. Crary / Brandon J. Curtis / Guy and Sheryl Cusanno / Christina Czyrko / Marie D'Occhio / Christina Dagradi / Bruce & Barbara Daigle / Jane & Jag Dalal / Michael Daly / David De Nuccio / Mr. & Mrs. Enzo DeDominicis / Mr. & Mrs. John Delaney / Nicole E. DeLong / Thomas Dembik / Edward H Deming Agency / John M. Deming / / Lucy Devin / Elizabeth Dexheimer / Hortense Dexter / Mr. & Mrs. Tad Diesel / Frances F. Dillon / Alice Dixon / John Donagher / Mr. & Mrs. Robert Donald / David Donaldson / Mary & Peter Dorpalen / Marie Dudley / Lieselotte J. Dumais / Catherine F. Eastwood / Bruce Edgren / Charlotte K. Edkin / Eleanor G. Elkins / Ray Elling / Bobbie Emery / Hope Emery / George England / Mr. & Mrs. James English / Charles & Candace Evans / Farmington Jr. Women's Club / Farmington Rug Hookers n Rug Hookers / Farmington Police Mutual Benevolent Assoc. / Farmington Bank / Farmington Community Chest / Terry Feder & Vince Tully / Ronald Field / Stephen B. Fields / Joanne Fiorillo / Mr. & Mrs. Russell Fisher / Anne C. Fitzgerald / Edward & Margaret Flanagan / Beatrice Formaggioni / Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fowler / Jerry & Ida Franklin / Friends of the Farmington Library / Chris Fuselier / Tina Gagner / Via Garafola / Mr. & Mrs. Mel Garfinkel / Pierre Genest / Jay Glasel / Joyce Godin / Iris Goldfarb / Evan Goldstein / / Mr. & Mrs. William Gombatz / Dorothy M. Gondek / Jerald B. Gooden / John Gorski / Curt Goswick / Ilyse Gottlieb / Linda Grabulis / Carol & Kenneth Graham III / Janet W. Grasso / Donald Grayson / Mr. & Mrs. John Grocki / Margaret Grocki / Michael & Jamie Grocki / William & Michelle Grocki / Charlotte Grossman / Philip J. Guglielmo / Michael & Brenda Gurski / Margo Hablutzel / Richard Hadden / James & Sandra Hamilton / Jonathan Hammer / Holger Hansen / Meredith A. Harris / Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Harrison / Hartford Foundation for Public Giving / Norma Hartley / Tom & Wendy Hatch / Kim Hawes / Aileen Hawkins / Mr. & Mrs. William Hayhurst / Marcia Herrera / Holly Holden & Company / Stuart & Holly Holden / Michael & Julie Holt / Ellen G. Howe / C. Elizabeth Hudon / William & Wendy Hudon / Sarah & Robert Huelin / Kevin & Ann Hughes / Mr. & Mrs. Russell Hunter / Phyllis Janiszewski / Teresa Janiszewski / Dr. & Mrs. Peter Jannuzzi / Barbara Javarone / Viola Jenkins / Dr. & Mrs. Loftus Jestin / Jean B. Johnson / / Jonathon Johnson / Lisa Johnson & Ted Lindquist / Margaret Johnson / Theresa Johnson / Jay & Cynthia Johnston / Robert Jones / Eric Jorgensen / Mr. & Mrs. Ray Josephson / Robert Julian / Henry & Lucille Jurgilewicz / Calvin Kaiser / Betsy M. Kaplan / Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Kaufman / Pamela J. Kedderis / Christopher Kelly / Jervis D. Kester / Martin Kibbe / James & Joanne King / Judith D. King / Marjorie King / Eva G. Klinger / Barbara Knibbs / Kohitech International / Carol A. Kolp / Robert Kosher / Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kramer / Anthony Kruk, Jr. / Janis & James LaFrance / Petronella Lair / Irene Lamont / Wendy LaPierre / Vida & Malek Lashgari / Emilia Lavendier / Joanne Lawson / Dr. & Mrs. Charles Leach / Mr. & Mrs. Edward Leary / Kathleen Leary / Lesley Leganza / Lisa Legowski / Kathleen M. Lescoe / David Levin & Martha Greenwood / Barbara & Philip Levine / William Lidgerwood / Judith Lohman / The Look-Out Fund / Paulie E. Luedee / Lumbermen's Merchandising Corp. / / Claude Lussier / Leanne Lyman-Gombatz / Cornelius Lynch / Susan & James MacArthur / Jane Maciel / William MacKay / Barry Martin / Suzanne Maryeski / Sharon Masi / Mr. & Mrs. George H. Mason / Henry & Esther Mason / Alexander Mastrobattista / Anne & Chris Mathieu / Dr. & Mrs. F. Taylor Mauck / Lloyd McCarthy, II / Ronald & Mary McKenna / Patricia & Robert McLaughlin / Mr. & Mrs. Gerald A. McNamara / Teresa McTague / Dr. & Mrs. Peyton H. Mead / Paul & Cecily Mehlman / Angelo & Patricia Messina / Charles & Patricia Michet / Michael & Kay Miranda / Antonette & Jeff Molson / James & Joan Morrow / Ann Mullen / Jane & Erwin Murdock / Blaine & Tinker Murphy / Michael & Dawn Mushok / Martin & Jody Nadeau / Chris & Mary-Ellen Nelson / Mary Nevius / Ann Newbury / Richard Newell & Josephine Croal / Alan & Nancy Nickerson / June Noble / Joanne Norr / Sarah C. Norris / William B. Novoa / Edmund Noyes / David O'Leary / Dr. & Mrs. James F. O'Rourke / Michael & Tara O'Sullivan / Anne & Doug Oberg / Olabisi Olatokunbo / Mr. & Mrs. Paul Orth / / Otis Elevator / Edward & Virginia Owens / Joan Packer / Sandra Paisley / Jane Palley & Larry Young / T. David & Sherra Palmer / Daniel Pandora / David Pandora / Paneloc Corporation / Morris & Honi Papernik / Christine & William Park / Mr. & Mrs. James Parke / Mary Jane Cullum Parlow / Eleanor B. Parsons / Jean Pelletier / Denise M. Perreault / Helene Perzanowski / Esther Petersen / Emily & Thomas Pettit / Steven & Carol Pfeiffer / Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Phinney / The Piccirillo Family / Mr. & Mrs. Charles O. Pickens / Regina Pilitowski / Lawrence & Christine Piwnicki / Eric & Isabel Pizzoferrato / Joan Plocharczyk / John & Peri Pogson / Frank & Cecelia Polgroszek / Roy & Susan Porter / Gordon & Francoise Pratt / Praxair, Inc. / Mr. & Mrs. Edward Preneta / Maura & Craig Raeburn / Mr. & Mrs. Gary K. Ransom / Richard Rawa / Frank & June Ray / Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Ray / Mr. & Mrs. William Raymond / Deidre Redden / Mr. & Mrs. Jack Reed / Mr. & Mrs. Preston T. Reed / Elenor Reid / Catherine Reider / George & Carol Reider / Trevor Reynolds / Mr. & Mrs. George W. Rheam / / Janet Robb / Mr. & Mrs. Peter Roberts / Mr. & Mrs. Paul Robotham / Mr. & Mrs. William Rock / Mr. & Mrs. John Rosati / Mr. & Mrs. Werner Rosshirt / Rotary Club of Farmington / Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Rourke / Ashis & Anita Roychowdhury Claudia Ryan / Clara E. Sanford / Ramkumar Sankaran / Mr. & Mrs. Gary Santa Maria / Dorothy Santora / Glenn Santoro / Cari Sataline / Michael & Sharon Schloss / Eric W. Schold / Suzanne Schulz / Scope Construction Company / Lorraine Scotti / Darcy & James Sepa / Servpro of the Farmington Valley / Mr. & Mrs. Gene Sessamen / Mr. & Mrs. Peter Setlow / Mr. & Mrs. David Shack / Ernest Shaw / Mr. & Mrs. Jay Sheehy / Mr. & Mrs. Steven Shmurak / Louise Sienkiewicz / Mr. & Mrs. Charles Silverman / Mr. & Mrs. Don Simpson / Ruth Simpson / Arlee Smith / Mary Alice Smith / Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sposato / Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Stallings / Lucinda Stanley / Mr. & Mrs. Brian Steele / Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Steele / Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Steinberg / Dr. Alan Stern & Cyndi Billian Stern / Liane Stevens / Virginia C. Stewart / Rodney G. & Dorothea S. Stieff / Dr. & Mrs. Richard M. Stockwell / Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe Strong / / Bonnie & Robert Sudell / Amy & Brian Suffredini / Eleanor S. Sundman / Joan Hall Sussler / Eleanor & Donald Swanson / William & Marta Sylvester / David & Nicole Tabol / John & Barbara Taussig / Gerald L. Terwilliger / Kerry & Wink Tharpe / The Chudwick Family / The Village Nursery School / Douglas C. Thompson / Alice B. Trudell / Patricia W. Underwood / Mr. & Mrs. Jean-Pierre Van Rooy / Melissa Vaughan / David Velasco / James & Eleanor Vendetti / Robert M. Villanova / Norman L. Wack / Jeremiah & Lois Wadsworth / William A. Wadsworth / Barbara J. Walczyk / Holly N. Walden / Louise Walsh / William K. & Julia Ann Walton / Joan Ware / Anne & Alden Warner/ Helen H. Warner / Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Wasley / Aura B. Welch / Judith Welcome / Mark & Mary Wendell / Mr. & Mrs. Lucius Whitaker, Jr. / Joanne White / Mr. & Mrs. Donald S. Wild / Amy & John Wildhack / Margaret & David / Williams / Karen Williard / Susan Winters / Debbie & Bruce Wolfert / Jean F. Wollenberg / Yvonne Wollenberg / Philip K. Wooding / Forrest J. & Sharon Wright / Yale Class of 43 / / Joseph & Marlene Zawacki / Mary M. Zawacki / Robert & Kathleen Zawacki / Karen & Raymond Ziegler

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dr Burrstone’s program was amazing and enlightening.. depicting the transition of South Korea over the past 60 years.

Several audience members were Graduate dental students of Dr. Burrstone’s. As shown here, they were very enthusiastic and appreciative to learn about another dimension of his multidimensional interests.
The South Korea program last night was just remarkable in many ways. Especially the post-program dialog, which resembled my initial goal of the Greek Agora. Please come back to the Directors College on November 30 for Richard G. Stevens, Ph.D. Professor Stevens, an epidemiologist, has been working for a many years trying to help figure out the relationship between artificial light and cancers.
You can view a part of this program at this link: htpp://www.nfm.go.kr/flash/2011 625/20110621 625.html

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MASTER GARDNERS 2011


The Master Gardner’s are just the best!
They work diligently to maintain our world-class perennial flower garden and continually prune our trees and mulch and maintain our shrubbery. Furthermore, did you know that the master gardeners are here every Friday from around 9 till 11 in the morning to work on the garden and answer any gardening questions you may have about plants and plant care. Please strop by to learn about growing beautiful living things... Although this is the end of the season and the garden will soon be, fallow... the joy these folks bring to the library is just great... Thank You Master Gardeners.....

English as as Second Language at the Farmington Libraries



I asked a few students in the ESL class to write HELLO in their home language ... I received a one hundred percent positive response shown here.......

Monday, October 17, 2011

Alzheimer's Organization Fights back with a "FLOCKING"

















October 17, 2011. If you visit the Main Library this week you will be amused and reminded of the terrific white elephant in the room that is Alzheimer’s’ disease. Library Volunteer, Library Board member and Farmington Village Green And Library Association’s Vice President, Terry Roberts, stands in front of the building as a Alzheimer’s association representative helps assemble the FLOCK while a young passerby does his part to help find a cure for this terrible disease.

A Sign of Freedom from Signs of History: A look at Farmington and the The Amistad







I am looking forward to learning from Kim A. Silva's January program "A Sign of Freedom from Signs of History" regarding the Amistad Affair and Farmington's involvement and hope you will join us on January 26 at 7:00 Barney Library 71 Main Street.




The leader of the Amistad known as Sengbe Pieh, Joseph Cinque and the "Black Prince" drew his strength from his Mende culture, storytelling and mime. In antebellum America how did this African, who spoke no English, prevail in three courts of law, and capture the interest and sympathy of the American public? Learn about the interconnected history between Farmington and the American School for the Deaf during the Amistad Affair. How and why did the Amistad Africans' tours to raise funds for their journey home become a catalyst for the Civil War?

Kim A. Silva M.A. Deaf Education
Presenter 8th Conference Deaf History International 2000 (and 2012 if my abstract is accepted!)
Coordinator, Amistad Tours The Farmington Historical Society
Board Member, The Freedom Trail
Author, A Sign of Freedom (unpublished manuscript)