Holiday Hours Wednesday, November 23 -- 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Thursday, November 24 -- Closed Friday, November 25 -- Closed ........ Saturday, December 24 -- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ......... Saturday, December 31 -- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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.
Holiday Marketplace. The BookFriends of the Beekley Library 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.
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 Saturday, December 3rd from 3:30 to 5:00.
Over a Wyoming Campfire—the Beginnings of the National Park Service, Presented by Hamish Lutris, professor at Housatonic Community College. In 1872, the United States created Yellowstone National Park, to “conserve the scenery… unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” This was the world’s first national park. This talk will focus on the creation of the National Park Service in 1916, which was a radical move at the time. The talk will discuss the history of conservation and how the American wilderness plays an important role in the identity of the American people, as well as outlining the personalities and events that created this: one of the most successful and popular government agencies ever conceived. Saturday, December 10th at 1:00.
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