The Ideal House: Let's Build a Roof Over the World. Drawings by children from Kharkiv, Ukraine. Sponsored by the Fermata Art Foundation of Avon and endorsed by UNESCO the rotating exhibit is an exchange program of artwork by grade school students from Eastern Europe, Asia, the US and Italy. On display through the month of January.
Historical Lecture Series by Hamish Lutris.1968: A Year to Remember. In 1968, many thought the United States was headed for open warfare in the streets. Across the country, strife seemed to rule- we were involved in a war with no end in sight; we were suffering under assassinations and absent political leadership; we were watching college campuses become battlefields; we were seeing riots as African-Americans vented their rage at the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, even as more militant Black Power movements came into view, migrant workers and women demonstrated for greater freedoms, and hippies rejected US society as false, adopting lifestyles once considered obscene. This talk will examine one of the most tumultuous years in US history. Presented by Hamish Lutris, Professor of History at Capital Community Library. Saturday, January 26th, 1:00 pm.
Nights at the Beekley: The LYNNeS. The LYNNeS are Canadian heartbreak poets Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years. "Individually, both Lynnes are formidable forces in contemporary music, together they just might be unstoppable." - The Huffington Post. Saturday, January 26th. Doors open at 7:00, concert starts at 7:30.
Sea Tea Improv Comedy Show. An afternoon of all ages comedy for kids, teens and adults with Hartford's professional comedy troupe, Sea Tea Improv Touring Company.Sea Tea Improv's comedy show is interactive, with chances for kids and adults alike to shout out suggestions and even opportunities to volunteer to play some improv games on stage! The comedy is all-ages -- kids and adults will have a lot to laugh about. Saturday, February 2nd, 1:00 pm.
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. Featuring Andrea Barton and David K. Leff with musical guest Shawn Taylor. Saturday, February 2nd, 3:30 - 5:30.
All About Bears. Presented by the New Hartford Land Trust. Last fall, the news was full of stories about bears and their interactions with humans. Bear sightings in town are common and people have become curious to know more about these beautiful, yet intimidating, creatures. CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple will share her expert knowledge and insights about bears. She will talk about bear habits, hibernation, and what to do when you encounter them. Thursday, February 7th, 7:00.
His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer. A book talk and signing by Anne K. Howard. In His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer, winner of the PenCraft Literary Award for Best Non-Fiction of 2018, New Hartford native Anne Howard examines the murders of seven women in Connecticut and their killer, William Howell. Over three years, she met with Howell at the maximum security prison where he was serving time, spoke with him over the phone, wrote letters and delved into court documents. Howell gave her an exclusive about why he committed his crimes and pleaded guilty to the murders . Howard, who graduated with Distinction from McGill University where she studied English Literature and later from the University of Cincinnati College of Law with Dean’s Honors will have copies of her book for sale after the talk. Saturday, February 16th, 1:00.
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. 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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