Story Time with Miss Nicole Story time follows the New Hartford Elementary School calendar. During the summer vacation, please check the website for special programming. Story time is for New Hartford residents only.
Pajama Story Time with Miss Val. Story time takes a break for the summer and will resume on September 7.
Experimental Meditation Encounter with Anandi. Do you want to experience your natural state of joy and ease? Do you want to reap the many benefits of meditation without the effort of willful techniques? Join us and meditate like the masters. Learn the meaning of Surrender and how to use it in meditation...Get the secret Key to meditating successfully without techniques...Practice meditation effortlessly and effectively. Monday, July 10th at 6:30 pm and Monday, August 7th at 6:30 pm. Learn ASL with Miss Ada at Friday Storytime. Step into the world of ASL (American Sign Language) with Miss Ada! Learn the ASL alphabet, your name, colors, animals, and some basic words. Listen to Miss Nicole read stories as you sign some words with Miss Ada. Each class will have a craft. The dates of Friday Storytime with ASL are July 14th, 21st and 28th and August 4th and 11th. Storytime runs from 10:30-11:30. Children between 3-5 are welcome. Sign up as space is limited!
Summer Nutmeg Book Club at the Beekley. The Summer Nutmeg Book Club is starting up again! It will run on Tuesdays from July 11th - August 15th, 6:30 - 7:45. This club is for grades 3-6. Join educator Fran Stoffer at The Beekley Library for engaging discussions and activities around this year’s Nutmeg nominees. Call the Library at 860-379-7235 to sign up as space is limited.
Crochet Class with Jenn Frasca. Join Bakerville resident Jenn Frasca for a series of crochet classes. Each class will cover a different topic. All supplies will be provided. Ages 6 and up. Thursdays from July 13th to August 17th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
The Art of Keeping Bees. Join Al Avitable, Connecticut Beekeepers Association Beekeeper of the Year 2016. All is the coauthor of The Beekeeper's Handbook and has published research articles on honeybees in journals including The American Bee Journal and Bee Culture. Hosted by the Beekley Library and New Hartford Land Trust. Thursday, August 10th, 6:30 pm.
Animal Embassy Returns to the Beekley. Want to meet and learn about a diverse group of animals? Lucky for you, Animal Embassy is returning to the Beekley! Meet live animals such as a Monk Parakeet, a Red Foot Tortoise, a Chilean Rose-Haired Tarantula, an Argentinian Horned Frog and an African Hedgehog or African Porcupine. Learn about nest building, burrow making and web spinning as well as how structures created by some animals help others to survive. Join us on Friday, August 11th from 1:30 - 2:30. Ages 4 and up.
Manga Cartoon Program with Debbie Hamuka-Falkenham. For those who seriously love to draw Manga and Chibi carton characters. This class is for kids who want to go on to the next step in cartooning. From big foot to little foot Manga cartoons, the lessons will focus on the Manga cartoon face, expressions and the cartoon manga figure in motion. Kids will also work on developing their own Manga or Chibi Superhero cartoon character. They will also learn more about the world of Anime. Wednesday, August 16th, 10:30 am. For ages 8-14.
Tie Dye Scarves with Stencil Resist Technique. Join children’s librarian Nicole Misko in the garden to tie dye scarves with a resist and stencil pattern. Children accompanied by an adult will have the opportunity to choose a scarf or a bandana to dye. This is a messy project so please dress accordingly. Friday, August 18th, 11:00 am. Ages 5 and up.
Wow, Look at All Those Book You Read!!! What a great Summer of reading and activities! Its time to bring back your reading journals and pick out a free book and grab an ice cream for all your hard work all Summer. Great Job!!! August 28th - 31st. National Beat Poetry Festival. Poets & musicians reading and playing their own creations, works from the original Beats and an open mic for all who would like to read their own, beat or not. Awards for the 2017-2018 National Beat Poet Laureate 8 William F. DeVault and International Beat Poet Laureate Chryssa Velissaariou, joining us. from Greece, will be presented and they will read from their own works. State laureates will also be honored. For more information please call the library at 860-379-7235. Saturday, September 2nd, 2:00 pm.
Income Planning for Retirement. Preparing for retirement and preparing to have the income required to meet one's needs can be a challenge. The complexity and time required in building a successful retirement plan can be intimidating. Michael Alimo, Registered Investment Advisor, ChFEBC will discuss techniques and strategies to help meet those needs. Tuesday, September 5th, 6:30 pm.
For Our Children, For Ourselves, Beekley Library Tag Sale Fundraiser. Held at the Freemasons Village Lodge No. 29, 123 River Road Canton. Events including CT CHIP Program, Ice Cream Social, Food, Children’s Entertainment, Henna Art, Face Painting, Farmers Market Tables. For more information, including renting a table, please call the library at 860-379-7235. Saturday, September 9th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Medicare Fraud and Abuse Scams, Watch Your Wallet. .The Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging will present a program on Medicare fraud and scams.. Have you ever been puzzled over all that information in your Medicare Summary Notice, the statement of charges that the government sends you from time to time? Concerned by rackets and schemes directed at seniors? Learn about the news scams and what you can do to protect yourself. Tuesday, September 19th, 6:30 pm. Gangsters in Love a Dinner Theater Mystery Comedy. Join the Beekley Library BookFriends at a fundraiser for the library for a night of laughs, fun and mystery that erupts at Vinnie and Maria’s Jack and Jill party with guests and best friends Sal and Louis. A dastardly deed, numerous suspects, a tangled web of clues and plenty of chances for audience participation are included. Bring your own picnic dinner and beverage, coffee and desert provided. Tickets are $30.00 For more information and to make reservations call the library at 860-379-7235. Saturday September 30th, 6:00 pm at Berkshire Hall, Brodie Park.
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
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