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Story Time with Miss Nicole Story time follows the New Hartford Elementary School calendar. Wednesdays 11:15 for Stories and Finger Plays with Miss Nicole followed by playtime. Ages 0-3, Fridays 10:30 with Miss Nicole for Stories and Finger Plays followed by arts and crafts. Ages 3-5
Pajama Story Time with Miss Val. Story time follows the New Hartford Elementary School calendar. Thursdays 6:45 for Pajama Storytime with Miss Val followed by activities and crafts. Ages 3-6
Social Security, Medicare 101 and Retirement Planning. Hosted by the Northwest Community Bank. Planning to retire soon or retired and looking for advice? Questions about Medicare coverage, costs and programs? Advisors Djemal Araniti CFC, Daphne Roberson CIC, CLTC, and Matthew B. Simpson CRPC will present a program to help you plan for the future and answer questions you may have. There will be two sessions on Wednesday, October 18th, one at 12:30 pm and then again at 6:00 pm.
Historical Lecture Series, The War That Went On Forever. Second in a series of four lectures. To some, the First World War was known as the “War to End All Wars.” To many of the soldiers fighting in it, it was “The War that Went on Forever.” The horrors of the weapons and tactics used, the dreary stalemate that held sway in Europe for nearly four years, the far-flung battlefields and the casualties both military and civil seemed to offer no end in sight. This talk will center on the war itself- the tactics, weapons, theaters and battles that made this such a terrifying fight, one so horrific that it seemed inconceivable that anyone would ever again dare to fight on such a scale. Presented by Hamish Lutris, Professor of History at Capital Community College. Saturday, October 21st, 1:00 pm.
Historical Lecture Series. A Terrible Beauty is Born. Third in a series of four lectures. World War One had many effects that went beyond the conventional battlefield. Mexico’s revolution helped bring the United States into the war. Ireland gained its independence as a result of the 1916 rebellion and subsequent unrest in that country. Countries like Australia and South Africa would gain stature as members of the international community for their parts in the war. Russia became the Soviet Union as a result of the Revolution brought on by the war, setting the stage for the Second World War and Cold War. Finally, the Middle East was set on its path toward modern conflict in the First World War. This presentation will focus on the outlying political ramifications of the war, which remain fresh- and often painful- in today’s memory. Saturday, November 4th, 1:00 pm.
National Beat Poetry Festival. Beat 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. Featuring word artists Elizabeth Fontaine and Tony Hanson with musical artist George Porto. Saturday, November 4, 3:30 pm.
Introduction to Mediumship. Presented by Sharon Farber. Topics to be covered include: What is mediumship? How does it work? What types of mediumship are there? What’s the difference between a psychic and a medium? Can one learn to be a medium? This one-hour session includes lecture and Q & A. Pre-registration is encouraged. Sharon Farber is a Massage Therapist, Healer, Artist, Medium, and the owner of Dragonfly Healing Arts. She is the author of the upcoming book: How to Become a Medium When You Aren't Born That Way...Or Are you?to be published by Llewellyn Worldwide. Tuesday, November 7th, 6:30 pm.
Meditation with Anandi. Your don't have to live with physical-mental-emotional pain, stress and overwhelm. Are you ready to experience more peace and happiness in your daily life and have fun doing it? This class is for people who are interested in knowing the science behind meditation and implementing a regular daily practice successfully, but who struggle with finding the time or the discipline to make it stick. Anandi teaches the essentials of a strong foundation in meditation which make having a regular meditation practice easy, enjoyable and powerful so you can reap the benefits of meditating regularly. Less stress, less pain, more joy and ease in your daily life! There will be two sessions: Wednesday, November 1st , 6:30 and Wednesday, November 8th, 6:30.
Holiday Marketplace.The BookFriends and New Hartford Business Council are holding their annual Holiday Marketplace at the Beekley LIbrary on Friday, November 17th from 5:00 -9:00 pm. Enjoy shopping for a change, get a jump on the holidays this year and support the library, and local artisans and businesses! Teacup and silent auction, vendors, entertainment and refreshments. Friday, November 17th, 5:00 - 9:00 pm.
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
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