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Saturday December 3, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_santa_hat 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Annual Cookie Decorating Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Annual Holiday Cookie Decorating Program In Memory of Shelly Arnhold

Session 2  Saturday, December 3, 2:00 - 3:00 pm  Children's Program Room

For Kids Ages 4 - 9 years old - without a parent or adult. .Parents of all children may not attend the program but must remain in the Library during the session.

Children will decorate several large cookies with frosting, sprinkles and other goodies.They will take home some of the cookies while the remaining ones will be donated to the residents of the local senior housing facilities.

Registration required to attend beginning on November 17. Register in person at the Children's Services Desk or by calling 203-794-8756, Ex. 5 during Library hours.  

Limit of 20 children to the session.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday December 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

December's Topic is:  Keeping Up With Friends, Family and the World

Based on participants' interest and feedback, we will cover one or two of a variety of special topics or projects during each class.  Each month's topic will be announced at least one month in advance.  Special topics or projects may include: iCloud, Photos, Camera, Mail, Messaging, Contacts, Facetime, Safari, Maps, News, Downloadable Digital Media, and more.

We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 9, but other versions are welcome.

Please be sure to bring your device, fully charged, with your Apple ID and password for your own use.  

Prerequisite: Participants should have a basic understanding and some practice in using iPad.  This may be fulfilled by taking the Library's iPad Basics class.

The iPad Basics class will repeat on the first Monday of January, May, and September.  iPad Special Topics will be offered throughout the year on the first Monday of all other months.

Registration required and limited to 9.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
        There are 2 spaces available.
Tuesday December 6, 2016 Go To Top
holiday_xmastree Holiday Tree Decorating Week ends today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Come in anytime during library hours from November 29 - December 6 and make paper ornaments to decorate the Children's Library holiday tree, Also decorate an ornament to take home and put on your own tree.

For kids -of all ages but children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. - In theChildren's Library

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Library
 
holiday_wreath 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM Holiday Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

In the Children's Program Room

A special storytime featuring stories of the season read by Ms. Randi, a member of the Children's Library volunteer staff.

For children ages 3 - 6 without an adult.  **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

.No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Wednesday December 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mad about Harry?  Can't get enough of Doctor Who? Love Supernatural?  If you want to discuss your obsessions here is the place to do it. We'll provide a safe space for you to enjoy your latest pop culture obsessions.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
 
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Quarterly Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This evening's selection is The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.

Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a variety of activities!  We'll be showing you and letting you use our 3D printer pens, littleBits modules, and Squishy Circuits.

For Teens Grades 6-12.  Registration required and limited to 9.

    Location: Business and Technology Center
        There are 7 spaces available.
Saturday December 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Bethel Historical Society Annual Children’s Victorian Christmas Tea Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Patricia Rist   203-743-5893   patarist@netscape.net
   

The Bethel Historical Society has set a table for our Annual Children’s Victorian Christmas Tea Party 

Bring along your favorite doll or stuffed animal and your friends. Dress up in your holiday finest and enjoy a morning of tea and hot chocolate and snacks and stories and crafts.

Limited Seating - Reserve early but not later than December 5. 

Fee:  $10.00 for members; $12.00 for non-members.  Checks payable to the Bethel Historical Society or by PayPal.

Contact: Pat Rist at 203-743- 5893 or Mary Ferri at 203-730-2726 to reserve or if you have questions.

Location: 1842 Second Meeting House, 40 Main Street, in Bethel.  

 
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Teen Improv Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann   203-794-8756, 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Teen Improv

innerACT Theatre returns with their popular improv skill sessions!  This is the perfect program to express yourself and explore characters.  No previous experience necessary. It is guaranteed to be the loudest we ever let you be in the library!  Grades 6-12.

 

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Bring the family to enjoy a movie just released on DVD on December 6!  Do you know what your pet does all day while you're at school or work?  Find out by joining us for this animated comedy about pets in a Manhattan apartment complex.  Rated PG.  For more information and for the title of the movie, please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4.

Due to ADA requirements, subtitles must be on for all movies.

Registration is required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business & Technology Center

        There are 6 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This evening's selection is Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise by Oscar Hijuelos.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

Wednesday December 14, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This morning's selection is Twain & Stanley Enter Paradise by Oscar Hijuelos.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:50 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a movie just released on DVD on December 13!  A New York socialite with the worst singing voice in the world sets out to make sure the entire world hears her. Starring Meryl Streep as the title character. Rated PG-13. For more information and for the title of the movie, please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4.  

Due to ADA requirements, subtitles must be on for all movies.

Registration is required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 39 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Combined Chess Clubs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids, Grades 1-7 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Coloring for adults has become the latest trend. It reduces stress and anxiety, trains your brain to focus, helps with fine motor skills and gives you a chance to be social. But most importantly it is good for you because it’s fun! Now the Library offers a free coloring program for adults.

Now the Library offers a free coloring program for adults 18 years and up.  We will provide a variety of coloring pages, including color-by-number pages,  and colored pencils.

Registration is required so we can plan supplies and seating. Walk-ins will be welcome if there is room.

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

        There are 14 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

Friday December 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:50 PM Holiday Movie at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a classic (1947) holiday movie about an angel who comes back to earth in answer to the prayers of a struggling young bishop. Starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. Rated G. For more information and the title of the movie, please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4. 

Due to ADA requirements, subtitles must be on for all movies.

Registration is required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 46 spaces available.
Saturday December 17, 2016 Go To Top
ent_gclef 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Sing In the Season Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

'Tis the season to enjoy holiday music! Join us as we welcome back the Connecticut Choral Society Chamber Singers for a program of lovely songs to lift your spirits.

The program is appropriate for middle school-aged kids and up.

Registration is required.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 31 spaces available.
Sunday December 25, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of Christmas Day.

Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

Sunday January 1, 2017 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of New Years Day.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE & ALL...FROM YOUR HOMETOWN LIBRARY!

 

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Wednesday January 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mad about Harry?  Can't get enough of Doctor Who? Love Supernatural?  If you want to discuss your obsessions here is the place to do it. We'll provide a safe space for you to enjoy your latest pop culture obsessions.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Girl Scout Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Children's Programming Room

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:40 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a DVD just released on December 20.  An American airline pilot known as Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger captivated the nation when he successfully pulled off an emergency landing in the Hudson River.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.  For more information and for the title of the movie, please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4.

Due to ADA requirements, subtitles will be put on for all movies.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room 

        There are 49 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

Saturday January 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Teen Improv Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian   203-794-8756, ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Teen Improv

innerACT Theatre returns with their popular improv skill sessions!  This is the perfect program to express yourself and explore characters.  No previous experience necessary. It is guaranteed to be the loudest we ever let you be in the library!  Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Sunday January 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

BOOKS AND BRICKS FOR KIDS

For kids in Grades 1 - 5

Do you love LEGO bricks? The Children's Library's program features a themed hour which will include stories and a LEGO building session.

Registration required to attend, beginning 2 weeks before the session,at the Children's Services Desk,  or by calling the library at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

Program Limit: 12 children.

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Basics: Topics covered during class will include basics to get you started in using your iPad, such as the following: iPad layout, Homescreen layout, Standard and Built-In Apps, Using Touch and Gestures to Navigate, Settings, Notifications and Alerts, Keyboard and Typing, Copying and Pasting Selections, and Cleaning and Charging.  

We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 9, but other versions are welcome.

Please be sure to bring your device, fully charged, with your Apple ID and password for your own use.

The iPad Basics class will repeat on the first Monday of January, May, and September.  iPad Special Topics will be offered throughout the year on the first Monday of all other months.

 Registration required and limited to 9. 

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

        There are 8 spaces available.
Wednesday January 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Knight's Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids, Grades 4-7 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Songs and Stories for Grown-ups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Back by popular demand...local storytelling musician Lenny Levine returns for another evening of live music and lively stories for grown-ups! He'll perform an all-new show, but promises to include his musical medley of favorite jingles!

PLEASE NOTE: The stories are for adults; no children please.

Registration is required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday January 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Tech Thursday for Teens Grades 6-12.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business and Technology Center

        There are 9 spaces available.
Saturday January 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business & Technology Center

        There are 9 spaces available.
 
rec_paintpalette 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Artist Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Jo-Ann Gilbanks Cordes, whose art is on display in the Community Room through the end of this month, will greet visitors and talk about how her travels and love of literature have inspired her work.

Light refreshments will be served.

No registration is required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, January 18 - March 1

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by David Bartram and Family and a Grant from the DECD

We're pleased to announce that writing teacher Linda Chiara will lead this meeting--it's a great opportunity to get expert advice from a professional! The Library writers group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM One-on-One Demos For Parents - Online Resources For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Parents of children in Grades 2 - 5 are invited to join a Children's staff member for a one-on- one overview of serveral online resources offered at the library. Several  databases will be included in the demonstrations. These resources provide information for students to assist them with homework and other school assignments.

Registration required. Register 2 weeks before the session in person at the Children's Services Desk or call the Children's Library at 203-794-8756, ex. 5. Limit of 2 adults for each demo.

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Library
 
ent_gclef 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Songs of the Second World War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us as we welcome back Rick Spencer to present another of his entertaining and enlightening historical music programs! This time around, Rick will perform "Songs of the Second World War."

You'll hear some of the most entertaining and popular songs of the 1940s along with the war stories that inspired them.

Registration is required. 

**Snow Date: Wednesday, January 25**

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday January 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

A  library program program of rhymes, stories, and music and movement activities for infants 10 - 24 months old. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate in this program. Other siblings are not eligible to attend the class.

Must be registered to attend     In person registration required January 11 - 18 at the Children's Servises Desk.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting and Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It's a new year and a great time to join the Friends of the Bethel Public Library!

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Friday January 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Fun Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Fridays - January 20 - February 17
A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 - 6  years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

.No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday January 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
rec_paintpalette 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Artist Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Michael Vaughan, whose art is on display in the Library's Main Room through the end of this month, will greet visitors, play guitar, and talk about the inspiration for his art.

No registration is required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
Wednesday January 25, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This moring's selection is Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, January 18 - March 1

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pages Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids, Grades 1 - 3 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Snow Date for Songs of the Second World War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is the snow date for the historical music program originally scheduled for January 18. If you have already registered, we're still counting on your attendance. However, if you are no longer able to attend, please contact us as there may be a waiting list. 

Registration is required. Call the Reference Desk at 203-794-8756 x4 to register for this snow date only.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday January 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

A  library program program of rhymes, stories, and music and movement activities for infants 10 - 24 months old. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate in this program. Other siblings are not eligible to attend the class.

Must be registered to attend     In person registration required January 11 - 18 at the Children's Servises Desk.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:10 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Join us for a DVD just released on January 24!  Tom and Isabel live in a lighthouse far away from civilization; when a baby washes onto shore in a lifeboat they decide to keep and raise her as their own.  Based on the popular book by M. L. Stedman.  Rated PG-13.  

Due to ADA requirements, subtitles will be put on for all movies.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

 

        There are 49 spaces available.
Friday January 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Fun Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Fridays - January 20 - February 17
A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 - 6  years old  accompanied by their infant,  toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

.No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday January 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business & Technology Center

        There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday February 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, January 18 - March 1

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian   203-794-8756, ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Mad about Harry?  Can't get enough of Doctor Who? Love Supernatural?  If you want to discuss your obsessions here is the place to do it. We'll provide a safe space for you to enjoy your latest pop culture obsessions.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

Thursday February 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

A  library program program of rhymes, stories, and music and movement activities for infants 10 - 24 months old. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate in this program. Other siblings are not eligible to attend the class.

Must be registered to attend     In person registration required January 11 - 18 at the Children's Servises Desk.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Friday February 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Fun Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Fridays - January 20 - February 17
A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 - 6  years old  accompanied by their infant, toddlerr, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

.No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday February 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM Teen Improv Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian   203-794-8756, ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Teen Improv

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

innerACT Theatre returns with their popular improv skill sessions!  This is the perfect program to express yourself and explore characters.  No previous experience necessary. It is guaranteed to be the loudest we ever let you be in the library!  Grades 6-12.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 12 spaces available.
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misc_balloons 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Take Your Child to the Library Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A SILLY SONG SING-A-LONG WITH EDWARD LEONARD

2:30 - 3:30 pm     In the Maria Parloa Community Room

For children 3-8 years old and their parents and family members. All children 7 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Bring your child to the library and join popular Children's entertainer Edward Leonard for his show that combines songs, games, dancing and movement.

Registration required beginning on January 17. Register at the Children's Services Desk or by calling 203-794-8756,Ex.5.

Program limit: 30 children with adults.

 

 

 

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Sunday February 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

BOOKS AND BRICKS FOR KIDS

For kids in Grades 1 - 5

Do you love LEGO bricks? The Children's Library's program features a themed hour which will include stories and a LEGO building session.

Registration required to attend, beginning 2 weeks before the session,at the Children's Services Desk,  or by calling the library at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

Program Limit: 12 children.

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday February 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

February's Topic is:  Downloadable Digital Media

Based on participants' interest and feedback, we will cover one or two of a variety of special topics or projects during each class.  Each month's topic will be announced at least one month in advance.  Special topics or projects may include: iCloud, Photos, Camera, Mail, Messaging, Contacts, Facetime, Safari, Maps, News, Downloadable Digital Media, and more.

We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 9, but other versions are welcome.

Please be sure to bring your device, fully charged, with your Apple ID and password for your own use.  

Prerequisite: Participants should have a basic understanding and some practice in using iPad.  This may be fulfilled by taking the Library's iPad Basics class.

The iPad Basics class will repeat on the first Monday of January, May, and September.  iPad Special Topics will be offered throughout the year on the first Monday of all other months.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

        There are 9 spaces available.
 
holiday_heart1 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Katy Leary and Mark Twain Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It's almost Valentine's Day--a holiday that really isn't only about romantic love! So mark your calendar and join us for "Katy Leary and Mark Twain," a show that celebrates the love that Katy had for Sam Clemens and his family (you know Clemens as Mark Twain!).

We're pleased to welcome back actress Virginia Wolf, who will give beloved maid Katy a chance to tell about her thirty years of service--from Elmira to Hartford, to Europe, New York City, and Redding, CT--loving, supporting, and comforting a remarkable family.

The performance is geared toward adults and teens.

Registration is required. 

Snow date: February 13.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, January 18 - March 1

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Knight's Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids, Grades 4-7 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Thursdays - January 19 - February 23

A  library program program of rhymes, stories, and music and movement activities for infants 10 - 24 months old. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate in this program. Other siblings are not eligible to attend the class.

Must be registered to attend     In person registration required January 11 - 18 at the Children's Servises Desk.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Tech Thursday for Teens Grades 6-12.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business and Technology Center

        There are 12 spaces available.
Friday February 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Fun Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Fridays - January 20 - February 17
A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 - 6  years old  accompanied by their infant, toddlerr, and older  siblings and their parents/caregivers.

.No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Sunday February 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jewelry making workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
 
holiday_heart1 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Katy Leary and Mark Twain-Snow Date Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is the snow date for the show originally scheduled for February 6. If you have already registered, we're still counting on your attendance. However, if you are no longer able to attend, please contact us as there may be a waiting list. 

It's almost Valentine's Day--a holiday that really isn't only about romantic love! So mark your calendar and join us for "Katy Leary and Mark Twain," a show that celebrates the love that Katy had for Sam Clemens and his family (you know Clemens as Mark Twain!).

We're pleased to welcome back actress Virginia Wolf, who will give beloved maid Katy a chance to tell about her thirty years of service--from Elmira to Hartford, to Europe, New York City, and Redding, CT--loving, supporting, and comforting a remarkable family.

Registration is required. Call the Reference Desk at 203-794-8756 x4 to register for this snow date only.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Tuesday February 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM One-on-One Demos For Parents - Online Resources For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Parents of children in Grades 2 - 5 are invited to join a Children's staff member for a one-on- one overview of serveral online resources offered at the library. Several  databases will be included in the demonstrations. These resources provide information for students to assist them with homework and other school assignments.

Registration required. Register 2 weeks before the session in person at the Children's Services Desk or call the Children's Library at 203-794-8756, ex. 5. Limit of 2 adults for each demo.

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Library
Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This morning's selection is A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, January 18 - March 1

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by David Bartram and Family and a Grant from the DECD.

The Library writers group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday February 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Thursdays - January 19 - February 23

A  library program program of rhymes, stories, and music and movement activities for infants 10 - 24 months old. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate in this program. Other siblings are not eligible to attend the class.

Must be registered to attend     In person registration required January 11 - 18 at the Children's Servises Desk.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Friday February 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Fun Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Fridays - January 20 - February 17
A new program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 - 6  years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

.No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, January 18 - March 1

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pages Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids, Grades 1 - 3 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday February 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Thursdays - January 19 - February 23

A  library program program of rhymes, stories, and music and movement activities for infants 10 - 24 months old. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate in this program. Other siblings are not eligible to attend the class.

Must be registered to attend     In person registration required January 11 - 18 at the Children's Servises Desk.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday February 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business & Technology Center

        There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

Wednesdays, January 18 - March 1

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mad about Harry?  Can't get enough of Doctor Who? Love Supernatural?  If you want to discuss your obsessions here is the place to do it. We'll provide a safe space for you to enjoy your latest pop culture obsessions.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

Sunday March 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

BOOKS AND BRICKS FOR KIDS

For kids in Grades 1 - 5

Do you love LEGO bricks? The Children's Library's program features a themed hour which will include stories and a LEGO building session.

Registration required to attend, beginning 2 weeks before the session,at the Children's Services Desk,  or by calling the library at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

Program Limit: 12 children.

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday March 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mach's Topic is:  Photos and Camera

Based on participants' interest and feedback, we will cover one or two of a variety of special topics or projects during each class.  Each month's topic will be announced at least one month in advance.  Special topics or projects may include: iCloud, Photos, Camera, Mail, Messaging, Contacts, Facetime, Safari, Maps, News, Downloadable Digital Media, and more.

We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 9, but other versions are welcome.

Please be sure to bring your device, fully charged, with your Apple ID and password for your own use.  

Prerequisite: Participants should have a basic understanding and some practice in using iPad.  This may be fulfilled by taking the Library's iPad Basics class.

The iPad Basics class will repeat on the first Monday of January, May, and September.  iPad Special Topics will be offered throughout the year on the first Monday of all other months.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday March 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Knight's Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids, Grades 4-7 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Tech Thursday for Teens Grades 6-12.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business and Technology Center

Monday March 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business & Technology Center

Wednesday March 15, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

We're pleased to announce that writing teacher Linda Chiara will lead this meeting--it's a great opportunity to get expert advice from a professional! The Library writers group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a movie to accompany our Quarterly Classic Book discussion of Moby Dick.  This DVD is an adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's historical novel about the harrowing high-seas encounter that inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick. In the winter of 1820, the crew of the New England whaling ship the Essex struggle to survive after an attack by a rogue sperm whale leaves them stranded at sea for 90 days.

This DVD is Rated PG-13

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pages Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids, Grades 1 - 3 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Security Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Helen Curtin, a Financial Advisor with Edwar Jones in Brookfield, CT will present a seminar on Social Security-Your Questions Answered.  It includes information on ways to maximize Social Security benefit amounts for the individual and spouse based on age, life expectancy, employment and need.  Registration required.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

 
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Quarterly Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Teen Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Craft for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Monday March 27, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is TBA.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
Wednesday March 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This morning's selection is TBA.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

April's Topic is:  Settings, Options and Siri

Based on participants' interest and feedback, we will cover one or two of a variety of special topics or projects during each class.  Each month's topic will be announced at least one month in advance.  Special topics or projects may include: iCloud, Photos, Camera, Mail, Messaging, Contacts, Facetime, Safari, Maps, News, Downloadable Digital Media, and more.

We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 9, but other versions are welcome.

Please be sure to bring your device, fully charged, with your Apple ID and password for your own use.  

Prerequisite: Participants should have a basic understanding and some practice in using iPad.  This may be fulfilled by taking the Library's iPad Basics class.

The iPad Basics class will repeat on the first Monday of January, May, and September.  iPad Special Topics will be offered throughout the year on the first Monday of all other months.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday April 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

Thursday April 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Tech Thursday for Teens Grades 6-12.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business and Technology Center

Monday April 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business & Technology Center

Wednesday April 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mad about Harry?  Can't get enough of Doctor Who? Love Supernatural?  If you want to discuss your obsessions here is the place to do it. We'll provide a safe space for you to enjoy your latest pop culture obsessions.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Author Talk and Book Signing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Local author James Smith will present his memoir A Boy's Life in the Baby Boom, True Tales From Small Town America.  He grew up in Pittsford, New York, where his great aunt Una Hutchinson founded the Pittsford Community Library.  Mr. Smith is a former managing editor of the News Times, now retired.  This is his fourth book.  He is the winner of The Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.  Mr. Smith will discuss his memoir and read excerpts from it, as well as sign copies.  Books will be available for purchase.   Registration required.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Sunday April 16, 2017 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

 

Wednesday April 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

The Library writers group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Decelopment, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Saturday April 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Teen Black-Out Poetry Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Black-Out Poetry for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Monday April 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is TBA.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This morning's selection is TBA.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

iPad Basics: Topics covered during class will include basics to get you started in using your iPad, such as the following: iPad layout, Homescreen layout, Standard and Built-In Apps, Using Touch and Gestures to Navigate, Settings, Notifications and Alerts, Keyboard and Typing, Copying and Pasting Selections, and Cleaning and Charging.  

We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 9, but other versions are welcome.

Please be sure to bring your device, fully charged, with your Apple ID and password for your own use.

The iPad Basics class will repeat on the first Monday of January, May, and September.  iPad Special Topics will be offered throughout the year on the first Monday of all other months.

 Registration required and limited to 9. 

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

 

Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Mad about Harry?  Can't get enough of Doctor Who? Love Supernatural?  If you want to discuss your obsessions here is the place to do it. We'll provide a safe space for you to enjoy your latest pop culture obsessions.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

Sunday May 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jewelry making workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business & Technology Center

 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Sleep: Do You Get Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

May is National Sleep Month! 

Sleep is a natural part of everyone's life, but not everyone gets enough of it!  Kenneth Hoffman, host of the WLAD talk radio show "The Natural Medicine Connection," will enlighten us about the effects of lack of sleep and how to remedy it without drugs. There will be an opportunity for Q&A.

Registration is required and limited to 30.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday May 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lotus Flower Lantern Craft Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Celebrate Mother's Day by making a beautiful keepsake!

Please join us as we welcome back the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project for another fascinating program!  Two films will be shown:  a film on the meaning of the lotus flower, and a short documentary film on Korean artistic tradition.  Then, the members of the Project will be on hand to help you make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames.  You will be able to choose the color of your lantern.  Lastly, Korean traditonal refreshments will be served!

Korean Spirit & Culture Promotion Project (KSCPP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. Since 2008, KSCPP has presented various programs on Korean history and culture in the U.S.

Registration required and limited to 20.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday May 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Teen Tech Thursday for Teens Grades 6-12.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business and Technology Center

Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

The Library writers group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Teen Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Craft for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is TBA.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This morning's selection is TBA.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Zen and the Art of Seeing, part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Digital Photography Workshop

Suppported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Offic of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday June 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

June's Topic is:  Keeping Up With Friends, Family and the World

Based on participants' interest and feedback, we will cover one or two of a variety of special topics or projects during each class.  Each month's topic will be announced at least one month in advance.  Special topics or projects may include: iCloud, Photos, Camera, Mail, Messaging, Contacts, Facetime, Safari, Maps, News, Downloadable Digital Media, and more.

We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 9, but other versions are welcome.

Please be sure to bring your device, fully charged, with your Apple ID and password for your own use.  

Prerequisite: Participants should have a basic understanding and some practice in using iPad.  This may be fulfilled by taking the Library's iPad Basics class.

The iPad Basics class will repeat on the first Monday of January, May, and September.  iPad Special Topics will be offered throughout the year on the first Monday of all other months.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Zen and the Art of Seeing, part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Digital Photography Workshop

Suppported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Offic of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday June 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This training session focuses on the features of LulzBot Mini 3D printer, selection of objects, formatting them, using proper software and file format, and working with controls of the printer. Individual appointments for making 3D objects can be made at the end of training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Business & Technology Center

Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

We're pleased to announce that writing teacher Linda Chiara will lead this meeting--it's a great opportunity to get expert advice from a professional! The Library writers group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.

PLEASE NOTE: The Writers Group will break for the summer and will resume meeting in September.

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Suppported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Offic of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by the Krauss Estate

Join us for our annual summer kickoff! Laurie Lynne returns with her incredibly bright, professional quality dyes to show us how to make our own tie dye shirts. Pick your pattern!

Students entering grades 6-12 in the fall are welcome. Registration is required. Register online, at the Teen Services Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 0.

Location: Library Lawn, weather permitting, if not Children's Programming Room

 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Zen and the Art of Seeing, part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Digital Photography Workshop

Suppported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Offic of the Arts, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday June 21, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Quarterly Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is TBA.

Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is TBA.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This morning's selection is TBA.

Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

No registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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