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Children's Story Times
2-Year-Olds: Wednesdays 10:15am 3- to 5-Year-Olds: Fridays 10:15am Story times include stories, songs, play, and crafts. Parents must stay with their children. Story times are for New Hartford residents only. The programs are free, and registration takes place when you arrive.

Eric Mintel Quartet to Perform in New Hartford

 BookFriends of The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library will present The Eric Mintel Quartet in A Jazz Holiday Concert, on Saturday, December 4, at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Pine Meadow

 The Eric Mintel Quartet, a professional touring jazz unit consisting of Eric Mintel on piano, Neil Wetzel on sax, Dave Antonow on bass, and Jeremy Berberian on drums, has thrilled jazz audiences from the White House to the Kennedy center.  The group has recorded five acclaimed CDs, including their latest, "Dynamo." Eric was one of 12 musicians, selected from hundreds of competitors, to be featured on a Sony jazz compilation CD that will be sold worldwide.

 The concert, which will feature tunes from Vince Guaraldis A Charlie Brown Christmas, will begin at 7:30, following a wine and cheese reception that begins at 7:00.  Tickets are $15 in advance (available at the Library) and $20 at the door.

 This concert is sponsored by Fleet Bank, Paul Cryan Photography, Chapin House Bed & Breakfast, George Fillmore Goldsmiths & Jewelers, and the Peter M. Bakker Agency.

 For more information, call 379-7235.

Museum Passes

Museum passes are lent to New Hartford residents for up to three days and must be returned on the day they are due before the library opens.  The pass may be ped in the book outside the library.  Passes may not be renewed.  There is a fine of $10 a day for passes not returned on time.  If the pass is lost or stolen, the charge will be the total price of the pass. You may reserve a pass by visiting or calling the library. All passes are funded in full by BookFriends.

New Hartford residents may borrow passes to the following museums:
Beardsley Zoo                    
1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT   
(203) 394-6565
Hours: 9am 4pm daily           
Admits 2 adults and 4 children
Brodie Park
Swimming, Picnicking, and Hiking
West Hill Road, New Hartford, CT
(860) 379-3877
Free pass for one vehicle.
Henry-Whitfield Museum
Old Whitfield St. & Stone House Lane,
Guilford, CT
(860) 453-2457
Closed 12/15-1/31.
Pass admits 4 people
Litchfield Historical Society
Corner of Routes 63 and 118
On the Green Litchfield, CT
Tues. Sat. & First Sun. of every Month, 10am-12noon, 1pm 4pm
Pass admits one.
The library has 2 passes

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA)
North Adams, MA
July 1 Aug. 31, 10am-6pm
Sept 1 June 30, 11m-5pm, closed Tuesday
Admits 2 adults and 2 children

Mystic Aquarium            
Mystic, CT
(860) 572-5955
Hours:  9am-5pm
For reduced admission for 4
This pass is not valid July-August

Mystic Seaport
Museum of America and the Sea
75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic,CT
(860) 572-0711
9am-5pm Daily,
Admits 2 adults and 2 children
This pass is not valid July-August

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
(860) 229-0257
Tuesday-Friday: 1-5;
Saturday:  10-5; Sunday: Noon-5
Admits l person over the age of 12
The library has 2 passes.
New England Air Museum
Bradley Airport, Windsor Locks
(860) 623-3305
Every day, 10am-5pm
Pass admits 4 people.

Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT
Monday Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday noon-5pm
Admits 4 people
Prudence Crandall Museum
Historic school for African Americans
Corner of Routes 14 & 169,
Canterbury , CT
(860) 546-9916
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10-4:30.
Closed 12/15 1/31
Pass admits 4 people.
Roaring Brook Nature center
70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT
(860) 693-0263
Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5
Sunday, 1-5
Open Mondays in July and August
Admits 4 people.
Sloane-Stanley Museum
Early farm tools & Eric Sloane studio
Route 7 (l mile north of 341 &7)
(860) 927-3849
Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am-4pm
Pass admits 4 people
Science center of Connecticut
950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford
(860) 231-2824
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 10 am-5 pm
Thurs.: 10 am-8 pm; Sun.: Noon-5 pm.
Pass admits 4 people.
Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT
(860) 278-2670
Tuesday-Sunday:  11-5 Thursdays: 11-8
Admits 2 adults
(and 2 accompanying children)