Story Time 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 Story Time 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.
Nights at the Beekley Concert Series. Griffin House will be closing Nights at the Beekley Season 10.Recording and performing for over a decade, House has toured with artists such as Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter and John Mellencamp, “If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent,then look no further than Griffin House.” —American Songwriter. Call the library for ticket information at 860-379-7235, Saturday, March 18th at 7:00 pm. . The 1960s. The Kennedy Years. This is an hour-long multi-media lecture/discussion about the early 1960s, and the turmoil and successes of the first 3 years of that decade, commonly known as "The Kennedy Years. It was a time of guarded optimism and of growth. It was the season of a new generation being forged from the kids of the post-World War 2 years--The Baby Boomers. This is the first in a series of four planned lectures that will cover the 1960s. Presented by D.H. Robbins, the author of two historical novels, The Tu-Tone DeSoto and Chamelea, which focus on the 60s. Saturday, March 25th, 1:00 pm.
The Beekley Seed Library. We will be offering free organic, non gmo vegetable and flower seeds again this year. Seeds have been donated by High Mowing Seeds, John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds, Seed Saver's Exchange and the Hudson Valley Seed Library. Seeds will be available starting March 25th.
Taste of Korea: Korean Culture Full of Wisdom and Nature. Join us to learn about the culture and health benefits of Korean food. Chefs will prepare five traditional dishes. A one hour talk and discussion will be followed by a cooking demonstration and lunch. Seats are limited so please call the library at 860-379-7235 to reserve your place. Saturday, April 1st at 11:00 am.
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. For more information please call the library at 860-379-7235. Saturday April 1st at 3:30 pm.
Student Art Show and Lecture on the History of Ukraine. The library is currently hosting The Ideal House, an exhibition of children's drawings from the Ukraine. A lecture will be presented by the Embassy of Ukraine about current events and changes in Ukraine, once part of the USSR and whose recent history has included the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula by Russia. The exhibit is ongoing and the lecture will be on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30 pm. Antiques: What Are They? Why Do I Want Them? What Do I Do If I Have Them? Presented by the Beekley Library BookFriends. Come hear Jay Kohler discuss antiques in today's marketplace after which he and Greg McEldowney will offer free verbal appraisals, limited to one item per person. Categories include decorative arts, furniture, maritime, gold, silver, jewelry, primitives, maps, toys, clocks and watches. No guns, knives or military items. Program and Q&A at 2:00 pm, appraisals 2:30 - 4:00 pm, first come first served. Sunday, April 9th.
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
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