Within The Lines: Coloring for Adults. Join others who find coloring relaxing and a way to help quiet and focus the mind. Meets Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 pm. Coloring books, markers, and pencils are provided or bring your own supplies.
Summer Reading Program. Congratulations! It's summer vacation! Registration for the New Hartford summer reading program begins on Friday, June 10th. Journals will be distributed at schools and we'll have extra copies at the library.
Improve Your Balance and Flexibility with Chair Yoga. Connect mind, body and spirit through gentle yoga practice on four Mondays this summer. Come get grounded with Jen Dankosky of Lam Yoga. During this half hour chair session you'll have an opportunity to have fun and relax while meeting other yogis. Space is limited so please call or stop by the library. Monday, June 27th, July 11th, July 18th and July 25th at 12:30.
Drawing and Journaling in the Garden. Let’s meet in the children’s garden to read a happy book about plants. We will then document and reflect on the beautiful changes within our garden that we planted together. Journals will be provided. Be prepared to taste test! See you in the garden. Wednesdays, June 29th, July 6th, July 20th, August 3rd and August 24th at 10:30.
Tie Dye in the Garden. Join us in the Beekley gardens as we celebrate the 4th of July with red, white and blue tie-dye. Please bring white clothing, table dressings or sheets that you would like to dye. This is messy so dress appropriately. Children ages 3-13 are welcome to attend with an adult. Friday, July 1st from 10:30-12:00.
All About Butterflies. Jenn Frasca will read "Butterfly Garden" and do butterfly inspired crafts for children ages 2-10. She will also have caterpillars from her own butterfly garden to inspect and inspire. Wednesday, July 13th from 11:00-12:00.
Big Screen at the Beekley: "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies." From the PBS Nova series, "fly along with the monarchs, visiting the spectacular locations they call home and the dangers they encounter in one of the most inspiring migratory odysseys imaginable. Friday, July 15th at 11:oo.
Big Screen at the Beekley: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." We'll be showing the first of the Harry Potter movies in anticipation of the release of the new book, "'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child." Wednesday, July 27th from 11:00-1:30. Bring your lunch.
Magic for Muggles. Illusionist Greg McAdams will introduce Throckmorton, a wizard trying to earn a teaching position at Harry Potter's school, Hogwarts. Learn how to perform magic tricks which can be easily mastered. Children will receive all the props needed to perform these magical effects and receive a magic wand. All ages. Friday, July 29th from 2:00-3:00.
Earle Carl Collage. Join the children’s librarian as we read “The Very Clumsy Click Beetle” by Eric Carle. This perfect summertime story will be followed by an Eric Carl inspired collage workshop. Friday, August 3rd from 11:00-12:00.
Paul Merkelein, Cartoonist. Do you like to read? Do you like books, cartoons, and graphic novels? Then you will LOVE Merklein as he draws famous faces and shows you how reading is food for your brain. His program combines cartoons, comedy and audience participation. Who will he draw next? Come find out at the Beekley. Wednesday, August 10th from 11:00-12:00.
Safety Pin Jewelry. This is an 80’s flashback, an oldie but goodie reinvented. 80’s attire is encouraged as we rock out to 80’s music while we craft. This program is for ages 7 and up. Friday, August 12th from 11:00-12:00.
Big Screen at the Beekley: "Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland." This enchanting and whimsical adventure is one that the whole family can enjoy. The extraordinary characters you’ve loved come to life richer and more colorful than ever. Let’s get inspired for the Beekley’s own Mad Hatter Tea Party on Friday, August 19th. This film is rated PG. Wednesday, August 17th from 11:00 am - 12:45pm.
Mad Hatter Tea Party. Don’t be late, late, late, for a very important date, date, date! Wear your “maddest” hat to our Alice in Wonderland-inspired tea party! Bring your favorite tea sandwiches and cookies to share. A prize for the best hat will be given. Friday, August 19th from 11:00-12:00.
Big Screen at the Beekley: "Ponyo." “Welcome to a world where anything is possible! Academy Award®–winning director Hayao Miyazaki brings to life a heartwarming and imaginative telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid. A young boy named Sosuke rescues a goldfish named Ponyo, and they embark on a fantastic journey of friendship and discovery.” This film is rated G. Friday, August 26th from 11:00-12:45.
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.