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 Dole 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




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



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?






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.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

World Poetry-Day





The Farmington Libraries are celebrating World Poetry Day quietly; a day to thoughtfully speak softly. A day to remember “You Are Your Words”; where the gift of the poet lies in the careful parsing and painful restructuring of words, as each sentence is important.  Therefore, when you care enough about the person you are directly speaking with to realize how each thought must struggle to become a sentence, and each sentence presents a picture revealing your innermost thoughts and how you are perceived. Quality is therefore, the key to speech and language is the vent for intentionally soothing, rapturing or devastating others…

Listen to Walt Whitman's Song of Myself.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IE17z3NvXo