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.
A Llama in the Library. Farmer Debbie from the Country Quilt Farm in Cornwall will read Llama, Llama Red Pajama and, with here special Llama on hand, will celebrate the joys of owning a llama. Space is limited so please call the library at 860-379-7235 to reserve your spot. Wednesday, October 26th at 10:30
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. Host Colin Haskins, will bring the Kerouac Cafe to life with a new generation of Beat poets & musicians reading and playing their own creations. Select excerpts from the original Beats will also be read and an open mic will allow those in the audience to participate Saturdays, November 5th and December 3rd from 3:30 to 5:00.
Nights at the Beekley with Carrie Newcomer.“I love Carrie Newcomer. She writes and sings about what is most personal to her and in doing so she speaks to the wider world." - Mary Chapin Carpenter. “Carrie is a touchstone of authenticity in an image-driven, media-defined musical world. She is a beautiful singer and songwriter and deeply refreshing.” - Roseanne Cash. Saturday, November 12th at 7:30.
Holiday Marketplace. The BookFriends of the Beekley Libray and the New Hartford Business Council are hosting the Holiday Marketplace featuring local crafts and artists, and silent and teacup auctions for gift certificates to local businesses, theme baskets and decorated trees. Saturday, November 19th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm.
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: December 10th, January 14th, February 11th and March 11th..
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
"A library is the home for the imagination." - Lisa Scottoline, author