March Events at Beekman Library - Daily Hudson Valley News

March Events at Beekman Library

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By | Category: Community Calendar

Spring Training for Potential Home Buyers and Sellers

Saturday, March 8, 10:30 – 12 noon

Registration required.

The Freeman Team at Houlihan Lawrence is offering a free hour-long seminar on what you need to know before buying or selling a home. The workshop will take those interested in buying or selling a home through the step-by-step process of finding, interviewing and hiring a Realtor to get exactly what they’re looking for without the ambiguity and surprises that often go along with real estate transactions.  Attendees will gain a complete understanding of the process and what’s involved in buying or selling a home in Dutchess County.

Introduction to Yoga

Thursday, March 13, 6:30 – 8 PM

Registration required.

Yoga is NOT just sitting cross-legged and breathing for an hour, it is also not about tying yourself in a knot.

Yoga IS for everyone. Yoga helps those with tight bodies loosen up and those with weak bodies strengthen themselves. It can bring down stress levels and help people find physical and mental balance. Yoga is an excellent complement to any sport or workout routine since it engages the whole body to both stretch and strengthen.

This class will be good for a total beginner or helpful for an advanced student deepening their poses. Modifications and props will be offered so everyone will get something from this class. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to stretch your mind and body!

Mark Terza currently teaches at Dalton Farms, Beekman Rec, The YogaScape and to private clients. His background includes multiple levels of yoga teacher training, 5 years of teaching yoga, 17 years of massage therapy and Myofascial Release training. He brings a deep sense of awareness that provides a safe class for all levels of participants.

“Bee” Helpful to Beekman’s Bees

Saturday, March 15, 2014

1 – 2 PM

Registration required.

Before you treat prepare and treat your lawn this spring, be sure to come to this presentation to find out how and why to save the bees!  There’s a lot in the news about the decline of honeybee populations and it’s important to learn about because we depend on bees for much of the food we eat. Come find out what you can do to help local honeybees survive. Learn how to make safer, healthier choices for your lawn and garden.  Don’t be afraid of bees in your yard, appreciate that they’re there and all that they do for us. Presentation by Deb Jarry.

Beekman Book Club

Thursday, March 27

6:30 – 8 PM

Registration required.

Selection: “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton

“While attempting to escape a civil war, four people are kidnapped and transported to the Tibetan mountains. After their plane crashes, they are found by a mysterious Chinese man. He leads them to a monastery hidden in ‘the valley of the blue moon’ — a land of mystery and matchless beauty where life is lived in tranquil wonder, beyond the grasp of a doomed world. It is here, in Shangri-La, where destinies will be discovered and the meaning of paradise will be unveiled.” (Synopsis from

Friday Night at the Movies Film and Lecture Series

Friday, March 28, 7 – 9 PM

Registration voluntary.

Groundbreaking movies about true stories. This month’s selection will be “Why We Fight”, directed by Eugene Jarecki. It is a 2005 documentary film about the military–industrial complex. The title refers to the World War II-era eponymous propaganda movies commissioned by the U.S.  Introductory lecture and discussion led by Robert Pucci, Professor of Communication at SUNY Ulster.

Opening reception for artist Liz Okon

Saturday, March 29

1 – 3 PM

Come celebrate an installation of works by photographer Liz Okon. Get a preview of her work at Ms. Okon specializes in landscapes and wildlife, as well as architecture.  She has a distinctive style, mixing use of distorted perspective, bold pops of color, and painterly treatment. Ms. Okon graduated from The New York Institute of Photography and is a member of Hudson Valley Click, the North American Nature Photography Association, the Dutchess County Arts Council, Beacon Arts Community and the Professional Women’s Photographer Association. She has had exhibits throughout the region.



Job Ready Sessions with  Dutchess One Stop

1st Thursday

6:00 – 8:00 pm

2nd Monday

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Knit Wits

1st and 3rd Thursday

6:00 – 7:30 pm

Beekman Book Club

4th Thursday

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Friday Night at the Movies

4th Friday

7:00 – 9:00 pm

One-on-One Computer Help

Every Monday

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Job Ready Sessions with Dutchess One Stop:

Thursday, March 6, 6 – 8 PM

& Monday, March 10, 10 AM – 12 noon

Registration required.

Assistance with resumes, applications, interview skills, and online job searching from Dutchess One Stop Field Coordinator.

Teen Geek Squad

No registration required.

Saturdays, 12 – 4 PM

A member of our squad will be available most Saturdays from 12pm-4pm to help with downloading eBooks, questions on email and office products etc.

One-on-One Computer Help

Every Monday, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Registration required.

Sign up for individualized computer learning and assistance: computer basics, internet use, email, MS Office, e-readers, etc.

Knit Wits

Thursdays, March 6 & 20, 6:30 – 8 PM

Registration is voluntary.

Knitting Group open to knitters and learners of all levels of ability. If you knit or crochet, or would like to learn how, join us for instruction, camaraderie, support and fun.


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