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Story Times with Miss Nicole Resume September 5th & 7th. 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. Thursdays 6:45 for Pajama Story Time with Miss Val followed by activities and crafts. Ages 3-6
Events & Programs
The Weight of Suicide, Together We Survive Stronger. The Beekley Library and Dr. Cara Latizzori Nguyen, Psy.D, invite the Northwest Regional 7 Community to a free three part series held at the Beekley Library. Call 860-379-7235 to reserve your space.
A Parent’s guide to suicide assessment. What’s normal when things aren’t normal? We will focus on ways to educate and empower our children to use their voice to connect with resources in their lives. In addition, we will discuss myths and realities of suicide among teens and how to support your children when they are struggling. Friday October 5th, 6:30 p.m Surviving Loss by Suicide. Grief is often compounded by the nature of the loss, particularly if the loss was due to death by suicide. Join us for a discussion of what some common themes are and an overview of resources that may be helpful for those looking for assistance. Friday, October 12th, 6:30 p.m Peer Support During Times of Loss. Open to Teens, tweens and parents. Come listen and exchange ideas and experiences that are common to the process of grieving and what you can do to get and receive support for friends who are also struggling. Friday, October 19th, 6:30 p.m.
Listen, Learn, Leave: Social Security Planning, Medcare 101 and Retirement Planning. Sponsored by the Northwest Community Bank. Planning to retire soon or retired and looking for advice? Questions about Medicare coverage, costs and programs? Advisors Djemal Araniti CFC, Daphne Roberson CIC, CLTC, and Scott Cicerone; Vice President, Fidelity will present a program to help you plan for the future and answer questions you may have. There will be two sessions on Wednesday, October 22nd, one at 1:00 pm and then again at 6:00 pm.
The Harlem Renaissance. The Beekley Historical Lecture Series, with Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor at Capital Community College. In the first thirty years of the 20th Century, one of the greatest explosions of cultural dynamism occurred in the United States when African Americans migrated out of the South and swelled the urban populations of the north. Although widespread, many consider Harlem to have been the focal point of this migration, resulting in the emergence of the African American experience as a major contribution to our country’s culture. Saturday, October 27th, 1:00pm.
Ladies Mental Health Night: CallingAll Women!!! Join us for a free fun night out and hear more about upcoming opportunities to: ●Make connections with other women. ●Enjoy a quiet space to sort through your feelings with other women. ●Give and receive support that is vital to regaining your sense of self. ●Work through the day-to-day struggles that women encounter in their social worlds (marriage, family, work, parenting.) ●Establish and maintain healthy limits and boundaries. ●Practice using your voice in a safe setting. ●Gain new tools and strategies to deepen existing friendships and relationships. Come gather for food, conversation and laughs. Leave with ideas and practical tools to dust off the “YOU” you are meant to be! Tuesday, October 30th, 6:30 pm.
Nights at the Beekley: James Maddock. This Leicester UK-born native now call NYC his home. His career in rock and roll has featured the entire roller coaster - top five radio hit, touring with some of the best know bands, establish a dedicated fan base internationally. this year's release of the the album Insanity vs Humanity has once again brought him a following including the producer of this series. He comes with his band to leave his indelible mark. A not to be missed evening with a man who has made a life of music and rock and roll. Saturday, November 3rd. Reception at 7:00, show at 7:30.
For more information on these programs, please contact the library at 860-379-7235.
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