Friday, September 1, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
I first meet Nancy in the late 1970's and witnessed her great passion and commitment to reading and children's literacy. Nancy lived a life filled with those memories each of us cherishes: children's joy, great stories, and testimonies from children who became amazing adults partially because of her work. She is, for each of us, an excellent model of how to live a meaningful life, and I shall miss her; although I shall always remember the joy she developed each day she worked to live the good life. Smooth Sailing beyond the sea Nancy, Jay
Monday, August 21, 2017
We as a community came together to watch the Solar Eclipse; when the moon was passing in front of the sun during the day revealing its outline piercing around the moon's shadow. Yes, over 800 people unexpectedly came to see a partially occluded solar eclipse, with only 100 glasses available, we were surprised but acted quickly distributing each pair of glasses to six people, who were asked to share with their fellow sextet, thereby allowing everyone to see the celestial phenomena without a hitch. I am especially proud to work with an innovative and talented library team who each pulled together to make this a super event; one which everyone will remember, not necessarily because of the celestial phenomena, but rather because of the kindness and understanding everyone afforded to each other in the act and synergy of sharing and being together.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
Thanks You Friends of Farmington Libraries!
Our First Day of Train Table operations have proved to be wonderful. Our Kids need 3-D experiences and diversions from exclusive digital environments to develop the imaginations and intelligence require for future successes. Your support and understanding of the importance these essentials is greatly appreciated, thank you for your support.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
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
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.