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It's summer - our new Saturday hours have begun. See us early in the morning and enjoy the rest of the day and the weather!We'll be open on Saturdays from 9:00 - 12:00, from June 1st through August 31st.
Events & Programs
The Seed Library is Back! We have free non-gmo, organic seeds available again this year. Get your veggies started indoors or be ready to plant later this spring.
Teen Movie Night. Dead Poets Society. Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board. For teens only, admission and snacks free. Movie is rated PG. In an age defined by crew cuts, sport coats, and cheerless conformity, he not only broke the mold ... he reinvented it. Academy Award(R) winner Robin Williams stars as English professor John Keating, a passionate iconoclast who changes his students' lives forever when he challenges them to live life to the fullest and "Carpe Diem" -- seize the day! Keating's unconventional approach meets with irrepressible enthusiasm from his students, but the faculty at staid, exclusive Welton Academy prep school is, to put it mildly, not amused. Featuring a star-marking performance by Ethan Hawke, Dead Poets Society will captivate and inspire you again and again. Friday, June 28th, 7:00 pm. Movie nights will continue with: Sixteen Candles - July 26th. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - August 30th.
Yale at the Beekley. 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” and their playing described as “hair raising, with bolts of lightning flashing from many pages” by American Record Guide, they received the grand prize at the 2019 ENKOR Music Competition and second prize at the 2019 Yellow Springs Chamber Music Festival. This August they will compete as one of ten invited string quartets to compete in the Banff International String Quartet Competition, recognized as one of the premier chamber music competitions in the world. Next year they will make important debuts in New York, Beijing and Vancouver. Formed in 2015 at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, the Quartet has collaborated in concerts with esteemed artists such as Emanuel Ax, Martin Beaver, Robert Chen, and Paul Coletti. Please bring your family and join us in welcoming these extremely talented musicians for a very special evening at the library. Doors open with reception at 6:30, concert starts at 7:00. For reservations or other information stop by or call us at 860-379-7235.
Children's Summer Programs
Fairy Houses: Friday, June 14th at 11:00. Please dress to be outside and bring supplies from nature. (All Ages)
Family Bingo Nights: Wednesdays June 19th, and August 21st, 6:30 p.m.
Animal Embassy Presents; “Over the Moon”: Friday, June 21st, 10:00 a.m.
Beekley’s Movie Monday Matinee Series: Mondays at 1:00 p.m. (All Ages) June 24th: How to Train Your Dragon, The Hidden World July 1st: Dumbo (Motion Picture) July 8th: Nancy Drew July 15th: The Little Mermaid (Motion Picture) July 22nd: A Dog’s Way Home July 29th: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms August 5th: Ugly Dolls August 12th: The Queen of Katwe August 19th: The Witches
Beekley Library’s Annual Story Walk in Honor of Lee Tangerone: On Display in the Gardens for the Month of July Featuring the Book; Noisy Bird by John Himmelman. This Program is presented by Fran Stoffer and Corrin Tangerone. Story Walk Event: Saturday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m.
Yard Goat Mascot Appearance & Story: Friday, July 12th at 10:30 a.m.
Intermediate Nutmeg Book Club Featuring the 2020 Nominees: Tuesdays, 6:30p.m. July 9th - Aug. 13th (Grades 4-6)
Princess Party Stories and Songs with Ariel and Bell: Saturday, July 2oth at 11:00 a.m. (Come Dressed as a Princess or Prince)
Art and Soul Series with Miss Nicole on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Georgia O'Keeffe Inspired Botanicals: 7/19 and 7/26 (Gr. 3-6) Eric Carl Collage, Rooster’s Off to See the World: 8/2 (Gr. K-6) Hand Sewn Ugly Dolls: 8/9 (Gr. 3-6) Rock Painting Party: 8/16 (Gr. K-6)
Teen Summer Programs
Family Bingo Nights:Wednesdays, June 19th and August 21st, 6:30 p.m. Join us for BINGO, Snacks, and of course, PRIZES!!!
The Teen Advisory Board – TAB - Presents, Teen Movie Nights at The Beekley: Friday, June 28th, 7:00 p.m.: Dead Poets Society Friday, July 26th, 7:00 p.m.: 16 Candles Friday, August 30th, 7:00 p.m.: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (All movies are Free with Snacks Provided)
TAB Presents, Tech Time, a Give Back Program: Saturday, June 29th, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 27th, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 24th, 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. If you are a teen eager to give back, join us in teaching others!
Self Defense for Teens: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. July 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
The Beekley Library and NWR7 Present…
The Nutmeg Book Club for Middle Schoolers: Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
The Nutmeg Book Club for High Schoolers: Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd
TAB and the New Hartford Senior Center Presents, Card Making, a Give Back Program:If you are a teen eager to give back or volunteer, join us to make cards for homebound individuals. Bring a friend and any materials to share. Thursday, July 18th at 1:00 p.m.
Story Times with Miss Nicole: Will meet again in September. Morning Story Times generally follow the New Hartford Elementary School calendar. Wednesdays 10:30 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. On break until further notice. Thursdays 6:15 pm for Pajama Story Time with Miss Val followed by activities and crafts. Ages 3-6
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
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