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.
Beekley Historical Lecture Series. The Eyes Of The World Are Upon You. Presented by Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College. On June 6, 1944, the largest military operation the world had ever witnessed saw the breach and destruction of what Hitler called “Fortress Europe.” Hundreds of thousands of men, women, and machines were involved in this action, which marked the beginning of the end of Hitler’s attempt to dominate Europe and ‘cleanse’ it of undesirable elements. This talk will explore both the allied and German philosophies concerning the landings, their preparations, the operation itself, and the hard-bitten, heroic efforts from American, British, and Canadian forces. Saturday, May 4th at 1:00. Hamish will continue his series with: We Came in Peace for All Mankind: The Moon Landing. June 1st.
Beekley Library Poetry Evenings. Attend and share a poem you have written or recite a favorite poem by someone else. If you prefer, just come and enjoy a night of shared poetry. Wednesday, April 17th and Friday, April 26th at 7:00.
Parent - Teacher Book Club. The Beekley Library and Northwestern Regional No. 7 Language Arts Department invite you to join us for a parent and teacher book discussion. We will be reviewing Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by Ellen Gale. Tuesday, April 30th at 6:30.
Teen Movie Night. Back to the Future. Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board. For teens only, admission and snacks free. Movie is rated PG. From Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes Back to the Future – the original, ground-breaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever. When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-shattering chain reaction that could vaporize his future – and leave him trapped in the past. Friday, May 3rd at 7:00. Movie nights will continue with: Spiderman into the Spiderverse - May 31st. Dead Poets Society - June 28th. Sixteen Candles - July 26th. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - August 30th.
Paul Cryan Photo Fundraiser. Here’s an opportunity to have your child’s photo taken by our favorite photographer, Paul Cryan. He’s Hartford Magazine’s #1 Photographer, too! All proceeds from this photo session will be donated by Cryan Photography to the Beekley Community Library. The library has a sign-up sheet. You’ll need an appointment so stop by or call us at 860-379-7235. This is always a very popular event so please call soon. Monday, June 17th, 9:30 - 5:30.
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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