Monday, February 25, 2013

Director’s College -- Dancing on a Sunny Plain: the Life of Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis

On Wednesday, February 27, the Lewis Walpole Library will host a special showing of its current exhibition, Dancing on a Sunny Plain: the Life of Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis, complete with a talk about Mrs. Lewis’s extraordinary life from exhibition curator, Susan Walker. This event is co-sponsored by the Farmington Libraries and the Lewis WalpoleLibrary, Yale University, and will take place at the Lewis Walpole Library at 154 Main Street, Farmington, at 7:00 p.m.

Mrs. Lewis’s legacy extends beyond her well-known role as W.S. Lewis’s wife and partner. A gifted photographer and cataloger, she dedicated herself to family and friends, philanthropy and service. On display are rarely seen items from the Library’s archives that highlight Mrs. Lewis’s active engagement, including her many contributions to Farmington. This exhibition will be on view in Farmington through early 2013, but this will be the only chance for a private showing hosted by the exhibition’s curator.

The Director’s College is an ongoing series at the Farmington Libraries, the aim of which is to present interesting and intellectual programs for our community. These events strive to cover a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, professorial lectures, performing arts events, travelogues, and music series.

Space is limited to twenty-five participants; advance registration is required for this program. Please call 860-673-6791 for details or register through the Farmington library’s web site at

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.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Farmington Director Jay Johnston Appointed to State Library Board

Farmington Library Director Jay Johnston has been appointed to the Connecticut State Library Board by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Board Chairman John N. Barry commented that he is very pleased with Johnston’s selection.
“Based on Jay Johnston’s career and knowledge of libraries and museums, the governor made an excellent choice for this important position," Barry said.

Johnston has served as director of five different libraries in his four-decade career, and is known as an innovator and leader in library and museum work. He lives in Enfield.

“I am very excited to have this opportunity to influence the future of libraries and museums in our state during these times of change for our public institutions,” Johnston said.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Farmington Goes to Rome!

Director’s Jay Johnston and Nancy Parent Present A Roman Holiday:

Seven Days, five nights,  November 19th – 25th 2013

Included Air, Hotel, breakfast each day then on your own!

Airport Transfers

Five nights at the Alexandra or similar hotel

All for $ 1,550

Select special tours of your choice available not included in the price.

Call the library for Details: Bernie @ 860. 673. 6791  X 219

Ciao, Jay & Nancy