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Events & Programs
Nights at the Beekley Season 13!
All concerts start at 7:30, doors open at 7:00.
Beth Nielsen Chapman. A two time Grammy nominee and member of the Songwriter Hall of Fame. “If you are going to a Beth Nielsen Chapman concert get ready to laugh and cry and, well, just fasten your seat belt. One thing you can count on is one great song after another and some fascinating stories woven between them.” Club Passim. Saturday, October 27th.
Will Varley. This UK singer-songwriter has legions of fans on both sides of the Atlantic. “Already able to count the likes of Billy Bragg and Frank Turner amongst his fans, Will Varley is one of the UK’s fastest rising folk songwriters. Pedal steel, violins and piano all provide the backbone to plucked guitars, as Varley’s trademark vocal tells tales with typical resonance, evoking the likes of Bright Eyes, Springsteen and Dylan effortlessly.” Dave Beech. November 9th.
Susan Werner. “One of the most innovative songwriters working today.” Chicago Tribune. “When it comes to crafting a song, Ms. Werner’s only peers are Jimmy Webb and Paul Simon..” No Depression. “Susan Werner,a clever songwriter and an engaging performer, brings literacy and wit back to the popular song.” The New Yorker. Saturday, January 18th.
Arnie & the Hedonists. “Once again, Annie the Hedonists transport us back to an age when heartache, boozing, and all sorts of romantic mayhem seems like one big stylish adventure. Annie struts right to the heart of each sassy, nostalgic song and gives us a piece of her mind in a voice that sits comfortably alongside the greats of the American jazz tradition.” Sarah Craig, Café Lena. “The woman is great period.” Music Row. Saturday, February 8th.
James Maddock. This Leicester UK-born native now calls NYC his home. His career in rock and roll has featured the entire roller coaster – top 5 radio hit, touring with some of the best known bands, establishing a dedicated fan base internationally. He comes with his band to leave his indelible mark on us. A not to be missed evening with a man who has made a life with music and rock and roll. March 14th.
Dala. “Dala can sing! What beautiful flights of melody and harmony, reminiscent of the Everly Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, Emmylou Harris and associates; though Dala can trade a melody line and leave one wondering who is taking the lead and simply leave one behind when the harmonies kick in.” Peterborough Examiner. April 18th.
Beekley BookFriends Bingo Fundraiser. Join our greats friends, the Beekley BookFriends at Berkshire Hall, Brodie Park, for a night of fun, prizes, food and the chance to support the library. Friday, February 28th. Doors open at 6:30 PM - First Game begins at 7:00 PM. $10 per person admission – Includes 10 games of Bingo with additional cards for $2.00 per game. Prizes include gift certificates to local businesses Snack and light refreshments available for purchase. Reserved tables of 8 come with one extra Bingo card per game. For more information or to reserve a table, contact Sheryl Garala (860) 485-2172
Story Times with Miss Nicole: 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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