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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
Summer Programs Call (860) 379-7235 to register
Family Bingo, Wednesdays June 27th and August 22nd. 6-8 p.m.
Crochet Classes, Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:00, ages 16 and up
Kids Yoga,Thursdays, June 28th, July 12th and 26th, August 2nd, 9th and 16th. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 5-10yrs
Fairy Houses, Friday June 29th 11:00 a.m. All Ages
Beekley Movie Monday Matinee Series, July 7th and 23rd, August 6th and 20th, 1:00 p.m. All Ages
Nutmeg Book Club, Tuesdays, July 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st, August 6th and 20th. 6:30-8:00, Grades 3-6
Fire Truck Visit & Fire Safety, Wednesday, July 18th, 10:30 a.m. All Ages
Garden Art and Journaling, Fridays 10:30 a.m. July 20th and 27th, August 3rd, 10th and 17th, 5 and up
Stamping and Embossing, Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. July 25th, August 1st and 8th, All Ages
Annual Story Walk Event,Saturday, July 28th at 10:30 a.m.
Animal Embassy, Thursday, August 9th,, 11:30 a.m.
Turn in Your Summer Reading Journalsbefore August 20th to go to a FREE YARDGOATS GAME on either Wednesday, August 22nd or Thursday, August 23rd.
Awake! Natural Meditation for Joy, Abundance and Fulfillment. 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 and July 11th.
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 Ukraine with the theme, Home, Family, Motherland.Sponsored by the Fermata Art Foundation of Avon. On display for the month of June.
Summer Yoga at the Beekley. Yoga For All Ages and Experience - Ashtranga Yoga with Pranayama, Sun Salutation and Meditation. Mondays in the Garden. 7/9, 7/16, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 5:00-6:00 pm.
Children’s Yoga - Classical Yoga with Games. Ages 5-10. Presented by Kart Maalinn. Bring a mat or towel. Spots are limited so please stop by or call the library at 860-379-7235 to register, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 10:30-11:30.
Beekley Bingo Nights. A great way for the whole family to kick off and end the summer. A fun evening for all ages. Prizes include games, books, bubbles and more with snacks provided. Wednesday, June 27th, 6:00-8:00 pm. and Wednesay, Augusut 22nd, 6:00-8:00 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 Shaw Israel Izikson, Dori Green and Richard G. Fox with musical guest Gail B. Gardiner. Saturday, July 7th, 3:30 pm.
Nutrigenomics. Nutrigenomics is the study of the interaction of nutrition and genes, especially with regard to the prevention or treatment of disease. Join Theresa Cannavo and learn how Nutrigenomics can activate your NRF2 pathway and significantly reduce oxidative stress to improve your health today and in the future. Tuesday, July 17, 6:30-7:30 pm or Saturday, July 28, 10:00-11:00 am
Yale at the Beekley Chamber Music. The Viano String Quartet, Chamber Music Fellows at this summer’s Norfolk Music Festival, will present a free evening of classical music at the Beekley Library. Praised for their “huge range of dynamics, massive sound, and spontaneity” by American Record Guide, they were a top prizewinner at the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festival, held in the summer of 2017, and more recently at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Please join us in welcoming these extremely talented musicians for a very special evening at the library. For reservations or more information please call us at 860-379-7235. Wednesday, August 1st, 6:30 pm.
Watercolor with Chuck Wilhelm. Learn watercolor basics from one of New Hartford's finest artists. Please bring a picture to work from, brushes, paint, watercolor paper and a covered jar. Wednesday, August 8th, 6:00 pm.
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
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