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.
Storytime with Miss Nicole. Storytime is resuming at the Beekley! Baby and Toddler storytime (Children under 3 with caregiver) will resume on Wednesday, September 14th and Preschool storytime (ages 3-5 with caregiver) will resume on Friday, September 16th. Storytime will follow the New Harford Elementary School calendar. During vacations week please check the website for special programming. Storytime is for New Hartford residents only.
Pajama Storytime with Miss Val. Pajama storytime is for kids ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring along their favorite stuffed friends for various stories, activities, and crafts. If this is your first time joining, please call to confirm. Storytime is every Thursday night at 6:45 p.m.
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.
Book Signing with Marty Podskoch. Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps Camps: Their History, Memories and Legacy by Martin Podskoch of East Hampton, Conn. is the definitive book that records the CCC experience for the men who passed through its cleansing days of hard work, Army discipline, and camaraderie to help support their families during the Great Depression. You will follow boys from city and village as they learn of the CCC, enlist, travel away, and become the muscle and bone that built the state parks, water projects, planting trees, and so much more. Their stories continue, most often through WW II, a return home to begin to use what they'd learned. Tuesday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m.
An Evening of Poetry, Short Story and Book Reading. Have you written poetry, short stories, a novel? Would you like to share them with others? Then join us for an evening of reading on Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 pm.
National Beat Poetry Festival. The National Beat Poetry Foundation is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and celebration of the literary and cultural history of the Beat Generation. Featured artists will read their own poetry, an open mic offers those in the audience to participate and musical artists are also in attendance. Saturdays, November 5th and December 3rd from 3:30 to 5:00.
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 series will be held on four Saturdays throughout the year at 1:00 p.m: October 8th, November 12th, December 10th, and January 7th.
Thanksgiving: The Holiday at the Heart of the American Experience. A book talk and signing by award winning author Melanie Kirkpatrick. Drawing on four centuries of newspaper accounts, private correspondence, historical documents and cookbooks, Thanksgiving brings to life the full history of the holiday and what it has meant to generations of Americans. Friday, October 14th at 6:30.
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
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