Enter the BookFriends Raffle and Win a Kayak! Win a Dagger Zydeco 9.0 Kayak! Tickets are $10.00 each, available at the library. Only 500 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be on Saturday, June 23rd, 12:00 pm at the Library and the winner need not be present to win. For more information please stop by or call the library at 860-379-7235.
The library now offers streaming video with Kanopy! Watch over 30,000 films including must see classics from The Criterion Collection, your favorite documentaries from PBS, or dramas from BBC. Indulge in indies and world cinema sourced from award-winning filmmakers, including New Day Films, Kino Lorber, The Video Project, California Newsreel and many others. All of Kanopy’s titles are instantly available with no holds and no waiting. Click on the Resources tab above for more information.
Story Time with Miss Nicole Morning Story Times follow 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. Thursdays 6:45 for Pajama Story Time with Miss Val followed by activities and crafts. Ages 3-6
The Ideal House. A rotating exchange program of drawings by students from Eastern Europe, Asia, the U.S. and Italy. The current exhibit features art from Armenia and Tajikistan and sculptures by the Russian artist Nikolay Pogorelov. Sponsored by the Fermata Art Foundation of Avon. On display for the month of May.
Awake! Natural Meditation for Joy, Abundance and Fullfillment. Join Anandi for four monthly meditation sessions. Your don't have to live with physical-mental-emotional pain and stress. Are you ready to experience more peace and happiness in your daily life and have fun doing it? These free events are for people who are interested in experiencing the effect and benefit of meditation without the effort. Wednesdays at 6:30, May 2nd, June 6th, July 11th and August 1st.
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 U.S. National Beat Poet Laureate William F. DeVault, John Burroughs and Tchalla Williams, with musical guest George Porto. Saturday, June 2nd, 3:30 pm.
Paul Cryan Photo Fundraiser. Here’s an opportunity to have your child’s photo taken by our favorite photographer, Paul Cryan. He’s Hartford Magazine’s #1 Photographer, too! All proceeds from this photo session will be donated by Cryan Photography to the Beekley Community Library. Support the library and get pictures that have been the favorites of families for years. This is one of our most popular events so call soon to reserve your spot. Tuesday, June 26th, 9:00 - 5:30.
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
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