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Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Wednesday June 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Classic Movie & Book Discussion Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

THE MOVIE IS CANCELLED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

        There are 43 spaces available.
Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Squishy Circuits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Squishy Circuits are an easy, fun and safe way to learn about electronics by using dough to create currents to power LED's, buzzers, or motors.

For teens Grades 6-12. Registration required.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

http://www.ctstatelibrary.org

http://www.imls.gov

Location: Morse Conference Room

        There are 10 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 June 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Arduino for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian   (203)794-8756   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Arduino is a small electronic board that you can progarm to read and control electrical components and sensors. Registration required and limited to 10. This program is for teens grades 6-12. There are 6 sessions in this series; please plan to attend all 6.

Presented by Ed Kalin, Fairfield County Makers Guild.

Support for Bethel Public Library Teen Programs is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.  

http://www.ctstatelibrary.org

http://www.imls.gov

Location:  Business & Technology Center

Monday June 6, 2016 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: Settings, Options & 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: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

   
 
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Songs and Stories for Grownups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Local storytelling musician Lenny Levine returns to the Library for another evening of live music and lively stories just for grown-ups! Lenny will perform new pieces but promises to include his musical medley of favorite jingles from years ago--how many will YOU remember?!

PLEASE NOTE: This program is for adults; no children please.

Registration is required.

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 39 spaces available.
Wednesday June 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:30 PM State Library/ CEN Fiber Project Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Technology Lab Reserved

    Location: Technology Lab
Thursday June 9, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech: Raspberry Pi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

See what these small and inexpensive computers can do!

For teens Grades 6-12. Registration required.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

http://www.ctstatelibrary.org

http://www.imls.gov

        There are 7 spaces available.
 
office_notepad 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Post-Session Legislative Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

State Representatives will come to the Library to talk about some of the issues addressed during the 2016 Legislative Session of the Connecticut General Assembly. The presenters have agreed that this program is for informational purposes only and not for any political agenda.

Registration is required. We recommend that you register early as this has been a popular program in the past.

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 42 spaces available.
Saturday June 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Arduino for Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian   (203)794-8756   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Arduino is a small electronic board that you can progarm to read and control electrical components and sensors. Registration required and limited to 10. This program is for teens grades 6-12. There are 6 sessions in this series; please plan to attend all 6.

Presented by Ed Kalin, Fairfield County Makers Guild.

Support for Bethel Public Library Teen Programs is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.  

http://www.ctstatelibrary.org

http://www.imls.gov

Location:  Business & Technology Center

Monday June 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Tech: Intro to 3D Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to 3D Printing

Check out our new 3D Printer and learn how to download printable objects from the internet and then print them on the 3D Printer.  For teens grades 6-12.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

http://www.ctstatelibrary.org

http://www.imls.gov

Location: Business & Technology Center

        There are 9 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_signing 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

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.

(This is our last meeting until we resume in September.)

Location: Morse Conference Room

        There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Teen Tie Dye

Location: Library Lawn

Sunday June 19, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Monday June 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Registration For 2016 Summer Reading Program Begins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ!   2016 SUMMER READING  PROGRAM                                                                  

JUNE 27 - AUGUST 6

For children: Pre-school - Grade 5             

Registration begins today!

Children must read 6 books to be eligible to win prizes and to play our Summer Game.

Contact the Children's Library for information about the program.

 

 

 

    Location: Children's Library
Wednesday June 22, 2016 Go To Top
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 A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
lib_bookflipping 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Pollan Family Book Talk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Byrd's Books is bringing the Pollan family to the Library! Join us to hear Corky, Lori, and Dana Pollan discuss their new book, The Pollan Family Table. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. Michael Pollan, whose bestselling books have changed our culture and the way we think about food, writes in his Foreword about how the family meals he ate growing up shaped his worldview.

We are so very excited to partner with Byrd’s Books on this event! They will have books available for sale--only those books sold by Byrd's Books will be permitted at this event.

Registration is required through Byrd’s Books and limited to 75. Please register early, since this wonderful evening is sure to fill up quickly! Click here to register now.

Questions about this event should be directed to Byrd's Books at events@byrdsbooks.com, or call 203-730-2973.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Time: MaKey MaKey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann   203-794-8756   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Use these fun devices to play an instrument, turn a bunch of bananas into a keyboard, or you & your friends into a drum set!

For teens Grades 6-12. Registration required.

This project is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.

http://www.ctstatelibrary.org

http://www.imls.gov

Location: Technology Center

        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LBOD Planning Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Board of Directors Planning Committee Meeting - fourth Thursday of every month (except November & December: first Thursday), 6:30 PM.

Cady R. Morse Conference Room

Friday June 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Reading Kickoff Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ!   SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PROGRAM

ATHLETES OF THE ANIMAL KINMGDOM    PRESENTED BY ANIMAL EMBASSY

For children: 3 years old - Grade 5 (Children 7 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult)              

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED   To be held on the Library Lawn

This kickoff event for the 2016 Children's Summer Reading Program will feature an interactive,educational, and entertaining  program of animals with amazinmg athletic skills.

Please bring a blanket or chair to sit on during the show. 

** In case of rain the program will be held in the Maria Parloa Commity Room. 

 

 

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian   203-794-8756, ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

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.

        There are 7 spaces available.
Saturday June 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM NEW! Poetry Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Meet with fellow poets to share, discuss, and write poetry.

The Library poetry group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their poetry and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. This group is meant to be participatory, so please bring your own poetry, or a poem or two by a favorite author. You may request feedback from the group on your own work.

We meet on a semi-regular basis, one Saturday every other month. 

Registration is required and limited to 12 attendees.

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

        There are 12 spaces available.
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  2:30 PM Babysitting class for Tweens & Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies and toddlers, safety and first-aid tips, and feeding and general care of children, including diaper changing.  

Amanda Tucker is a current kindergarten teacher who holds 3 teacher certifications, as well as a Master's Degree in Literacy.  

This course is for ages 10 and up.

Registration required and limited to 30, so sign up early!

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 19 spaces available.
Sunday June 26, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Monday June 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2016 Summer Reading Program Begins Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ!   2016 SUMMER READING  PROGRAM                                                                

JUNE 27 - AUGUST 6

For children: Pre-school - Grade 5             

The program begins today!

Children must read 6 books to be eligible to win prizes and to play our Summer Game.

Contact the Children's Library for information about the program.

 

 

 

    Location: Children's Library
 
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 Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather.

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

No registration is required.

Location: Local History Room

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Art of the College Essay Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library

Monday, June 27, 7:00-9:00 pm

Maria Parloa Community Room

Be able to relax this summer by getting started on the hardest part of the college application process!   Bring a laptop or writing material and join Kate Callahan, whose in-depth study of the art of the college essay includes twelve years as Artist-in-Residence in the West Hartford Public Schools. She has interacted with hundreds of students and their writing. A passionate teacher, Kate loves guiding teens to their own unique writer's voice. She has taught high school workshops on Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, and Fiction. Learn how to show your authentic self for an essay that highlights you!

        There are 20 spaces available.
Wednesday June 29, 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 Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Lunch Bunch Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

  Wednesdays - 11:30 - 12:00 noon - Children's Program Room
For children ages 3 - 8 without an adult. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children should bring a snack or their lunch to the class and stop in for stories, activities, and book-themed DVD's.

 .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday June 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Summer Craft Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Thursdays - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm - Children's Program Room

For kids of all ages - but children 7 and uinder must be accompanied by an adult. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Come in and make a fun project. A new craft relating to our summer sports/fitness theme will be featured each week.

 

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Scavenger Hunt & Pizza Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library

Are you new to Bethel or the Teen Department (or not)?  Get a crash course in where things are located and what services we provide.  Find prizes and we’ll end with a piñata outside! We’ll start at the main entrance.

Thursday, June 30 6:00-7:30 pm 

        There are 18 spaces available.
Sunday July 3, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Monday July 4, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of Independence Day.

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Tuesday July 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_party1 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Barnum Birthday Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Bethel Historical Society is throwing a birthday bash for Barnum! Everyone is invited to join the celebration on the Barnum Terrace Lawn located on the Greenwood Avenue side of the Library. 

Contact the Bethel Historical Society at 203-743-5893 for details.

    Location: Bethel Public Library
Wednesday July 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Lunch Bunch Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

  Wednesdays - 11:30 - 12:00 noon - Children's Program Room
For children ages 3 - 8 without an adult. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children should bring a snack or their lunch to the class and stop in for stories, activities, and book-themed DVD's.

 .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:45 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Summer Movie Series: Broadway at Bethel!  Enjoy two broadway musicals every month from June through September.  You'll be seeing stars and stripes as the most fascinating leaders in American history come to life in this musical about the birth of a nation.  This DVD is Not Rated.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday July 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Summer Craft Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Thursdays - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm - Children's Program Room

For kids of all ages - but children 7 and uinder must be accompanied by an adult. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Come in and make a fun project. A new craft relating to our summer sports/fitness theme will be featured each week.

 

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program 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 July 10, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Monday July 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

July's Topic is: Keeping Up With Friends, Family & 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

        There are 9 spaces available.
Tuesday July 12, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Read to Provolone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For independent readers - Entering Grades 1 - 5

Session - 10:30 - 12:00 noon  - Children's Program Room

What do you get when you bring dogs, children, and books together? You get happy kids who want to practice reading to the library's service dog, Provolone (Provy for short). Each child will be able to read to Provy for 10 minutes during the session.

Provy loves to workout each day and keep fit! He also loves to listen to sports stories of all kinds! Come and read a fun sports story or any book of your choice to him!

Registration required. Please call 203-794-8756, Ex. 5 or visit the Children's Services Desk (beginning on June 27)  to register and choose a time slot to read to Provolone. Parents/caregivers may not stay with the children but must remain in the Library during the reading session.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Wednesday July 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Lunch Bunch Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

  Wednesdays - 11:30 - 12:00 noon - Children's Program Room
For children ages 3 - 8 without an adult. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children should bring a snack or their lunch to the class and stop in for stories, activities, and book-themed DVD's.

 .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Summer Craft Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Thursdays - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm - Children's Program Room

For kids of all ages - but children 7 and uinder must be accompanied by an adult. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Come in and make a fun project. A new craft relating to our summer sports/fitness theme will be featured each week.

 

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Friday July 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Summer Festival - Bethel Chamber of Commerce Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Saturday July 16, 2016 Go To Top
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misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Teen Crafts: Sharpie Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Saturday, July 16 10:15-11:30 am

Try your hand at this quick version of Tie Dye.  Bring your own shirts or all-cotton items, but we will have some items available if you forget or can’t bring something!

Location:  Outside, weather permitting, or in the Children’s Programming Room.

        There are 15 spaces available.
Sunday July 17, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Summer Festival - Bethel Chamber of Commerce Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Wednesday July 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Lunch Bunch Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

  Wednesdays - 11:30 - 12:00 noon - Children's Program Room
For children ages 3 - 8 without an adult. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children should bring a snack or their lunch to the class and stop in for stories, activities, and book-themed DVD's.

 .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program 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 our Summer Movie Series: Broadway at Bethel!  Enjoy two broadway musicals every month from June through September.  Andrew Lloyd Webber's most famous musical was one of the longest running shows on broadway, and includes the classic song "Memory".  This DVD is Not Rated.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday July 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Summer Craft Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Thursdays - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm - Children's Program Room

For kids of all ages - but children 7 and uinder must be accompanied by an adult. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Come in and make a fun project. A new craft relating to our summer sports/fitness theme will be featured each week.

 

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
rec_hotairballoon 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting and Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Bethel Public Library General Meeting and Program.

 

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are many spaces available.
Sunday July 24, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Monday July 25, 2016 Go To Top
anim_dog1 1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Read to Provolone Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For independent readers - Entering Grades 1 - 5

Session - 1:30 - 3:00 pm  - Children's Program Room

What do you get when you bring dogs, children, and books together? You get happy kids who want to practice reading to the library's service dog, Provolone (Provy for short). Each child will be able to read to Provy for 10 minutes during the session.

Provy loves to workout each day and keep fit! He also loves to listen to sports stories of all kinds! Come and read a fun sports story or any book of your choice to him!

Registration required. Please call 203-794-8756, Ex. 5 or visit the Children's Services Desk (beginning on June 27)  to register and choose a time slot to read to Provolone. Parents/caregivers may not stay with the children but must remain in the Library during the reading session.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program 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 Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

 
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Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday July 27, 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 Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Lunch Bunch Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

  Wednesdays - 11:30 - 12:00 noon - Children's Program Room
For children ages 3 - 8 without an adult. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children should bring a snack or their lunch to the class and stop in for stories, activities, and book-themed DVD's.

 .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Thursdays - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm - Children's Program Room

For kids of all ages - but children 7 and uinder must be accompanied by an adult. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Come in and make a fun project. A new craft relating to our summer sports/fitness theme will be featured each week.

 

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Sunday July 31, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Monday August 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

August'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

Tuesday August 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Kids' Movie Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

1:30 - 3:00 pm pm  Feature  film for kids ages 4 through 10.  Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Parents of older children must remain in the library but do not need to attend the program. This film is rated PG (Parental Guidance Suggested).

Please call the Childre's Services Desk at 203-794-8756 for title of film to be shown and to register for the film showing.REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND beginning on July 13.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday August 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Lunch Bunch Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

  Wednesdays - 11:30 - 12:00 noon - Children's Program Room
For children ages 3 - 8 without an adult. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children should bring a snack or their lunch to the class and stop in for stories, activities, and book-themed DVD's.

 .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday August 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Summer Craft Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Thursdays - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm - Children's Program Room

For kids of all ages - but children 7 and uinder must be accompanied by an adult. 

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Come in and make a fun project. A new craft relating to our summer sports/fitness theme will be featured each week.

 

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program 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

Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
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ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...READ!   2016 SUMMER READING  PROGRAM                                                                

JUNE 27 - AUGUST 6

For children: Pre-school - Grade 5             

THE PROGRAM ENDS TODAY!

 

 

 

    Location: Children's Library
Sunday August 7, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:50 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Summer Movie Series: Broadway at Bethel!  Enjoy two broadway musicals every month from June through September.  The irresistibly charming story of Sophie, who's only wish to make her wedding perfect is for her father to walk her down the aisle.  Now, she just has to find out who he is!  Rated PG-13.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 50 spaces available.
Sunday August 14, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

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Thursday August 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

Sunday August 21, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Monday August 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday August 24, 2016 Go To Top
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Join us for our Summer Movie Series: Broadway at Bethel!  Enjoy two broadway musicals every month from June through September.  This quintessential backstage musical that traces the history of a Broadway musical comedy, from casting call to opening night.  This DVD is Not Rated.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 50 spaces available.
Sunday August 28, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
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 The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

Wednesday August 31, 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 The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday September 1, 2016 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

Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of Labor Day.

Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

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.

iPad Special Topics class 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 September 14, 2016 Go To Top
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 Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Friends of the Library Executive Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

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Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
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    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

SAVE THE DATE!

You won't want to miss the Bethel Public Library's Annual Wine Tasting! 

Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: 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 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

Wednesday September 28, 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 The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Monday October 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

 
nat_lightning 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Unleash Your Personal Power Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Daphne Clarke-Hudson, PhD. Books will be available for sale & signing.

This program is geared toward adults.

Registration is required and limited to 30

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 29 spaces available.
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:50 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Alfred Hitchcock Movie Month!  This week, we will be showing Hitchcock's most terrifying films of all time, which takes place in the Bates Motel.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under will not be admitted without a parent/guardian.  For more information and for the title of the movie, please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Thursday October 6, 2016 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

Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of Columbus Day.

Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Alfred Hitchcock Movie Month!  This week, we will be showing the classic Hitchcock movie where the birds have run amok and terrorize the town of Bodega Bay.  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.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:20 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Alfred Hitchcock Movie Month!  This week, we will be showing the classic Hitchcock movie starring Cary Grant as an advertising executive who steps into a nightmare after being abducted and interrogated by a mysterious man.  This DVD is Not Rated.  For more information and for the title of the movie, please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Thursday October 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting and Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

The Friends of the Bethel Public Library General Meeting and Program.

 

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: 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 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

Wednesday October 26, 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 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:10 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Alfred Hitchcock Movie Month!  This week, we will be showing the classic Hitchcock adaptation of the French novel D'entre les Morts by Pierre Boiliau and Thomas Narcejac, which weaves an intricate web of obsession and deceit.  This DVD is Rated PG.  For more information and for the title of the movie, please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Saturday October 29, 2016 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Classical Guitar Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Enjoy an afternoon of artistry with a gifted young musician!  Join us as we welcome back Francesco Barone, who will entertain us with a classical guitar concert.  

Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_chefshat 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holiday Cooking Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

We're pleased to welcome back Sandy Daniels, Director of the SILO Cooking School! Sandy will show us how to prepare special recipes just in time for the holidays--and offer a taste!

Registration will be required, limited to 50, and begin September 1.

Thursday November 3, 2016 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

Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of Veteran's Day.

Wednesday November 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library closes at 1:00 pm in observance of Thanksgiving Day eve.

Thursday November 24, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Monday November 28, 2016 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

 
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 TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

Wednesday November 30, 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 TBA

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

No registraiton required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday December 1, 2016 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

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
   

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 December 7, 2016 Go To Top
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: Morse Conference Room

Monday December 12, 2016 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

 
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 TBA.

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 TBA

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday December 15, 2016 Go To Top
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

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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 Christmas.

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 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 January 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
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 his historical music program "Songs of the Second World War".

****Snow Date: Wednesday, January 25****

Location: Maria Parloa Community 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

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

This evening's selection is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History 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 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference 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 Rick Spencer's historical music program Songs of the Second World War

Location: Maria Parloa Community 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
   

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

 
holiday_heart2 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.

Registration is required and will begin soon. The program is geared toward adults and teens.

Snow date: February 13.

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 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 February 6 event. If you registered for the 6th, there's no need to register again.

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. The program is geared toward adults and teens.

 

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday February 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Monday February 20, 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: Local History Room

Wednesday February 22, 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: Jennie Keeler Meeting 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
   

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

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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
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

 
misc_none 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: Morse Conference Room

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: Local History 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: Jennie Keeler Meeting 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
   

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

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.

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: Local History 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: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

Monday May 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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.

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: Local History Room

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: Jennie Keeler Meeting 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
   

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 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 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: 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: Local History 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: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

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