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These events are free and open to the public. Register for sessions individually. Visit www.farmingtonlibraries.org or call 860-673-6791 for details. If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

Craft Program Celebrates Pets


FARMINGTON — On Tuesday, July 10, the Farmington Libraries will host a craft program for all ages to celebrate pets big and small. The drop-in program will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, located at 6 Monteith Drive.

Pets of all shapes and sizes are an important part of our lives and our families. Whether you have a goldfish or a Great Dane, join library staff to create something special to celebrate your pet. A wide array of crafts supplies from glitter and pom-poms for children to canvases and beads for the adults will be available.

This program is part of the 2018 Farmington Libraries Summer Reading Program, which this year celebrates the book No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII by Robert Weintraub.

This event is free and open to the public. Visit www.farmingtonlibraries.org or call 860-673-6791 for details.

Sinatra At 102

SIMSBURY — Learn about the life of Frank Sinatra at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.

During Sinatra at 102, listen to and view some of his most entertaining, powerful, and significant performances in song and film, with a peek behind the scenes at his wives, lovers, friends, and politics.

Presenter Gilbert L. Gigliotti is a professor of English and Latin at Central Connecticut State University and the host for more than two decades of ‘Frank, Gil, and Friends’ every Tuesday morning on WFCS 107.7 FM.

Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Simsbury Public Library. This program is co-hosted by the Simsbury Senior Center. Reserve a seat at www.simsburylibrary.info or by calling 860-658-7663, ext. 2. The event is free and open to all.

Book Discussion

SIMSBURY — Author and journalist Sue Halpern will discuss her latest book, “Summer Hours at the Robbers Library,” at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., on Tuesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. Fifteen program attendees will be randomly selected to leave with a copy of this book.

Reserve a seat at www.simsburylibrary.info or by calling 860-658-7663, ext. 2. The event is free and open to all.

First Ladies Talk

SIMSBURY — On Thursday, July 12, at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., learn about the personalities and adventures of the women who became the First Ladies of the United States.

During the First Ladies: An Adventure In Glamour, Guts Gumption presentation, Maryann Millard will lead a lively discussion about the women of the White House. She is a licensed Washington, D.C., guide and a certified tour director who specializes in Italy. Funding for this program is provided by the Friends of the Simsbury Public Library.

Reserve a seat at www.simsburylibrary.info or by calling 860-658-7663, ext. 2. The event is free and open to all.

Learn To Play The Dulcimer

SIMSBURY — Learn to play the dulcimer, a classic American folk instrument, on Wednesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St. During this hour long interactive session, musician Carolyn Brodginski will give hands-on instruction and practical advice to participants.

Seating is limited and registration is required at www.simsburylibrary.info or 860-658-7663, ext. 2. The event is free and open to all.

Libraries Rock Music Series

GRANBY — Granby Public Library, 15 North Granby Road, celebrates Libraries Rock! with a live music series on the Reading Terrace on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., through July. All ages are encouraged to drop by with a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a rock ‘n’ roll musical journey.

The music moves indoors in bad weather. The series includes an author talk with Tony Renzoni on “Connecticut Rock n’ Roll: A History.” The events are free to attend and no tickets are required. For more information, visit granby-ct.gov or call 860-844-5275.

The schedule is as follows: July 9, Classic Rock Comes of Age, special guest performer TBA; July 16, author talk and presentation with Tony Renzoni, “Connecticut Rock ‘n’ Roll: A History;” July 23, folk rock and jam bands with guest performer Mark Mercier; and July 30, disco and hip hop featuring music producer and performer, Damian Curtis.

Farmers’ Market

AVON — The Avon Library’s farmers market is celebrating its fifth year. Visit every Monday in July and August from 4 to 7 p.m. for CT grown fruits, vegetables and dairy. Most items are picked and packaged from the farms on the morning of the market.

The farmers’ market is held in the Avon Library’s parking lot, 281 Country Club Road, is handicapped accessible and is held rain or shine. New vendors this season are Oliver’s Olive Oils, Better Baking by Beth and Wave Hill Breads. Visit www.avonctlibrary.info/farmersmarket.html for more information and a full vendor list.

Seeking Tournament Golfers

AVON — The Avon Volunteer Fire Department is seeking golfers for the department’s fifth annual golf tournament on Monday, Aug. 6, at Farmington Woods Golf Club, 34 Heritage Drive. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Prior to the noon shotgun start, check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11 a.m. A silent auction and reception begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and awards at 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Team’s Low Score; on the green contests include Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive.

The entry fee is $130 per golfer by July 10 and $150 after July 17 and includes 18 holes of golf, driving range, putting green, golf cart, BBQ lunch, buffet dinner, and raffle ticket. Visit www.avonvfd.org for more information.

Blood Pressure Screenings

AVON — Free blood screening dates will take place at the Avon Public Library, 281 Country Club Road, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. on the following Thursdays: July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.

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