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.
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.
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.
D.H. Robbins Book Talk and Signing. D.H. Robbins has been actively writing fiction for nearly 30 years. For the past 5 years, he has been putting his efforts toward developing a series of novels in the avant-garde historical fiction genre. The first novel, The Tu-tone DeSoto (1960-63) introduces eight teenagers growing up in Iowa during the veiled turbulence underlying The Kennedy Years. The second, Chamelea, is set in New York City in 1963-64. Robbins, a Baby Boomer, was born in Norwalk and currently lives in Simsbury. Tuesday, September 20th from 6:45-7:45.
Northwest Community Bank Presents. The Northwest Community Bank will be holding a program about Social Security planning, Medicare 101 and Retirement planning. The presenters will be Dejmal Aranti from LPL Financial, Daphne Roberson from CIC, CLTC and Ryan McKee. There will be two sessions on Monday, September 26th, one at 12:30 and one at 6:00.
Historical Lecture Series. The lecture series will be conducted by Hamish Lutris, an Associate Professor of History at Housatonic Community College. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada, presenting programs on wide ranging historical topics, including Native American History, the Civil War, Scientific History, social and cultural history, World War I and II and the American West. The lectures will be from 6:30-8:30 on the first Tuesday of every month: October 4th, November 1st, December 6th, and January 3rd.
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.