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.
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 The Self Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrub, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson. Tuesday, May 28th at 6:30.
Teen Movie Night. Spider-man: Into to the Spider-Verse. Hosted by the Teen Advisory Board. For teens only, admission and snacks free. Movie is rated PG. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask. Friday, May 31st at 7:00. Movie nights will continue with: Dead Poets Society - June 28th. Sixteen Candles - July 26th. Ferris Bueller's Day Off - August 30th.
Beekley Historical Lecture Series: “We Came in Peace For All Mankind.” Presented by Hamish Lutris, Associate Professor of History at Capital Community College. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong descended to the lunar surface. It was an event hailed throughout the world as a major milestone in the history of humankind. Many Americans still remember being riveted to Walter Cronkite’s broadcast of the moon landings, and their excitement at what we all had achieved. This talk will discuss the beginnings of space flight, the sense of political urgency that drove the US to shoot for the moon, as well as the intrepid technological spirit and prowess that transported Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to another heavenly body and allowed them to explore it, and even play a bit of golf. Saturday, June 1st at 1:00
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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