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Sunday April 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Climate Change: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

melting glacier

Presented by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library

Please join us for a presentation by Stephen "Mitch" Wagener, Professor of Biology from Western Connecticut State University, who will discuss the impacts of climate change, now and in the future, on weather, human health, food and supplies, cities and infrastructure, ecosystems and biodiversity.

Registration required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 4 spaces available.
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jewelry Making Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

earrings

Come have some fun!

Welcome Spring! Earring Workshop: make 4 pairs of earrings of your own design.  Instructor Diane Kopta will show you how to use tools for making two types of earrings, 2 with charms of love, hearts or chocolate, and two with beads of crystal, cultured pearls and stones.  You will take your creation home in an organza bag with earring savers so you don't lose your precious creations.  

Registration required and limited to 10.

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
   
Monday April 24, 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

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

book cover lisette's list

This evening's selection is Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
Wednesday April 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

book cover lisette's list

This morning's selection is Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland.

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 Spring Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

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

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. 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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Facebook Session 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

facebook logo

This is the first of a two session series.  In this course, you will learn how to create and customize your Facebook profile, create important Life Events posts, work with the Facebook photo albums, chat, groups, and more.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Wednesday, April 26  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Thursday, April 27  6:00-7:30 pm

    Location: Business and Technology Center
        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Garden Design in America: 1600s-1800s Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

colonial williamsburg garden

The 2017 Annual Gardening Series Concludes!

Join us and travel back to early American gardens! Our presenter is Krista Swanson Fiorini, a Master Gardener and a member of the Bethel Historical Society Board of Directors. Ms. Fiorini will share her wealth of knowledge about the history of American garden design as well as her own gardening expertise. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. 

Information about the Bethel Garden Club and the Bethel Historical Society will be available.

Registrants will be eligible to win coupons for the Bethel Garden Club's May 20, 2017 Plant Sale. 

The Annual Gardening Series is sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club.

Registration is required. 

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday April 27, 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, March 22 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Puppet Workshop for Kids and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

robert rogers puppetry

Sponsored by the Krauss Estate

Along with help from Puppeteer Robert Rogers, kids and teens will learn the art of puppetry and create their own puppets for a performance during the last session.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series. Registrants are expected to attend all three sessions.

Session 1:  Thursday, April 20, 4:30-6:30 pm

Session 2:  Thursday, April 27, 4:30-6:30 pm

Session 3:  Friday, May 5, 5:30-7:30 pm (show begins at 6:30 pm)

Registration required and limited to 14 children (ages 7-10), and 6 teens (ages 11-14).

Registration begins April 3. Kids must register at the Children's Services Desk. No on-line registration will be accepted. Teens may register at the Teen Services Desk, or online.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Facebook Session 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

facebook logo

This is the second of a two session series.  In this course, you will learn how to create and customize your Facebook profile, create important Life Events posts, work with the Facebook photo albums, chat, groups, and more.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Wednesday, April 26  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Thursday, April 27  6:00-7:30 pm

    Location: Business and Technology Center
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:10 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

movie screening

Join us for the last of our Oscar Nominees for Best Picture!  An aspiring actress and a jazz pianist fall in love, but their newfound success puts their romance to the test in this musical.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
   
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Friday April 28, 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program 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
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

three iPads

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 10, 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
   
Tuesday May 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Tuesdays with Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

photo of tuesday the dog with flowers

Session 1

For independent readers in Grades K - 5

In this first session of the program, kids will meet the world famous service dog who now lives in Bethel  and hear all about his life and how he became famous.

In session 2 on May 9, each child will be able to read to Tuesday for 10 minutes.  Come and read any book of your choice to him!

Registration required for both programs. Please call 203-794-8756, Ex. 5 or visit the Children's Services Desk, beginning April 19,  Parents/caregivers may not stay with the children but must remain in the Library during the reading session. Limit: 10 children to the reading session.

    Location: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

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

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. 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
   

Teen EveryFandom

Mad about Harry?  Can't get enough of Doctor Who? Love Supernatural?  If you want to discuss your fandom, 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.

Registration required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Combined' Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

chess pieces

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.
 

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Line Dancing Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

line dancers

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Just in time for weddings, proms, and summer parties...attend this free class and have fun learning some of the most popular line dances! Instructor Sharyn Farrell takes a stress-free approach, so you will really enjoy learning the choreographed steps. After this 1-hour class, you will have the confidence to take to the dance floor!

Come singly or in pairs...or even groups...but make sure each person is registered separately! No previous dance experience is necessary. Just bring your willingness to try new things and your love of fun, and dress comfortably (cowboy hat optional!). Water will be provided. This class is for adults and for students in Grades 11-12.

Registration required and strictly limited to 30. 

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    Location: Children's Program Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday May 4, 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, March 22 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Thursday Night Art Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for this class, you will automatically be registered for all four art classes:

May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    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
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

movie screening

Join us for a DVD just released on May 2!  This DVD tells the story of a dog who is reincarnated several times and in each lifetime he tries to understand his purpose in life.  This DVD is Rated PG.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 44 spaces available.
Friday May 5, 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Puppet Workshop for Kids and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

robert rogers puppetry

Sponsored by the Krauss Estate

Along with help from Puppeteer Robert Rogers, kids and teens will learn the art of puppetry and create their own puppets for a performance during the last session.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series. Registrants are expected to attend all three sessions.

Session 1:  Thursday, April 20, 4:30-6:30 pm

Session 2:  Thursday, April 27, 4:30-6:30 pm

Session 3:  Friday, May 5, 5:30-7:30 pm (show begins at 6:30 pm)

Registration required and limited to 14 children (ages 7-10), and 6 teens (ages 11-14).

Registration begins April 3. Kids may register at the Children's Services Desk. Teens may register at the Teen Services Desk, or online.

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ATTEND THE PUPPET SHOW CREATED BY  THE KIDS AND TEENS AT 6:30 pm. 

Register at the Children's Services Desk.

 

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
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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
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

earrings

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Come have some creative fun! Make 4 pairs of earrings of your own design. Instructor Diane Kopta will show you how to use tools for making two types of earrings, 2 with charms of Mother Love for Mother's Day, and 2 with beads of pink and red crystals, cultured pearls, and stones.  You will take your creations home in an organza bag with earring savers so you don't lose your precious creations.

Registration required and limited to 10.

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
   
Monday May 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intermediate Excel 2013 Session 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

microsoft excel 2013

This is the first of a two session series.  This course explores intermediate level features and tools in Excel that can help you create, process, analyze, and calculate complex business data.  Topics include graphics and Smart Art, formatting for presentation and printing, relative cell references, popular formulas and Pivot tables.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 8  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 10  6:00-7:30 pm

    Location: Business and Technology Center
   
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Sleep: Do You Get Enough? Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

sleeping cat

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 required and limited to 30.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 26 spaces available.
Tuesday May 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM Tuesdays with Tuesday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

photo of tuesday the dog with flowers

Session 2

For independent readers in Grades K - 5

In the first session of the program, on May 2nd ,kids will meet the world famous service dog who now lives in Bethel  and hear all about his life and how he became famous.

In this session 2 , each child will be able to read to Tuesday for 10 minutes.  Come and read any book of your choice to him!

Registration required for both programs. Please call 203-794-8756, Ex. 5 or visit the Children's Services Desk, beginning April 19,  Parents/caregivers may not stay with the children but must remain in the Library during the reading session. Limit: 10 children to the reading session.

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

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

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

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. 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 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intermediate Excel 2013 Session 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

microsoft excel 2013

This is the second of a two session series.  Students will continue to work with intermediate level features and tools in Excel that can help you create, process, analyze, and calculate complex business data.  Topics include graphics and Smart Art, formatting for presentation and printing, relative cell references, popular formulas and Pivot tables.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 8  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 10  6:00-7:30 pm

    Location: Business and Technology Center
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Lotus Flower Lantern Craft Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

lotus lantern in progress

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
   
Thursday May 11, 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

Registration required, in person, March 22 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk.

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Thursday Night Art Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when registering for this class, you will automatically be registered for all four art classes:

May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian   203-794-8756, ext. 4   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

littlebits kit

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.

Registration required and limited to 9.

    Location: Business and Technology Center
        There are 9 spaces available.
Friday May 12, 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bethel Land Trust Board Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday May 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

teddy bear with book

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

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 17  -  No class April 12

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

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. 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 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

fountain pen on writing paper

 

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 required and limited to 10.

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
        There are 9 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Campus Safety Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

women's center danbury

We welcome back the Women's Center of Greater Danbury for a program designed for students and their parents to help participants assess campus risks and safety measures for preventing sexual assault. Students' rights on campus and risk reduction techniques will also be explored.

Registration required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday May 18, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

book pages heart

This meeting of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library is open to the public.

If you're not already a member, tonight is a great time to join!

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Thursday Night Art Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when registering for this class, you will automatically be registered for all four art classes:

May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    Location: Children's Program Room
Friday May 19, 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Bethel Garden Club Plant Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Here's a wonderful community event you won't want to miss! The Bethel Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale is a great opportunity to get tried-and-true plants at bargain prices. There also will be organically grown tomato plants. Plus, Master Gardeners are on hand to answer your gardening questions. 

The Bethel Garden Club is a valued community partner of the Bethel Public Library.

Location: 141 Greenwood Avenue, behind the United Methodist Church.

 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Teen Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian   203-794-8756, ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

arts and craft supplies

 

Craft for Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
        There are 12 spaces available.
Sunday May 21, 2017 Go To Top
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Sorry We're Closed

 

Monday May 22, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

photoshop elements logo

This is the first of a three session series.  In this intermediate class, we will practice using some of the core tools and techniques available in the program, and explore some effects, filters, and adjustments to enhance or transform your photographs.

Prerequisites:  Basic skills with Photoshop Elements (may be fulfilled by having attended the Library's previous Introduction to Photoshop Elements classes), basic computer skills, and fair to excellent mousing skills.

Optional: bring some of your own digital photos to the third session for open lab practice time.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 22  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 24  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3 (optional):  Thursday, May 25  6:00-7:30 pm

    Location: Business and Technology Center
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

book cover angela's ashes

This evening's selection is Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
Wednesday May 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Intermediate Photoshop Elements Session 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

photoshop elements logo

This is the second of a three session series.  In this intermediate class, we will practice using some of the core tools and techniques available in the program, and explore some effects, filters, and adjustments to enhance or transform your photographs.

Prerequisites:  Basic skills with Photoshop Elements (may be fulfilled by having attended the Library's previous Introduction to Photoshop Elements classes), basic computer skills, and fair to excellent mousing skills.

Optional: bring some of your own digital photos to the third session for open lab practice time.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 22  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 24  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3 (optional):  Thursday, May 25  6:00-7:30 pm

    Location: Business and Technology Center
 
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

book cover angela's ashes

This morning's selection is Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.

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 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Boards of Selectmen, A History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

bethel town hall

Presented by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library

Take a journey back to Colonial days with Bethel’s First Selectman Matthew Knickerbocker, and learn how New England towns developed a unique executive arm of government--the board of selectmen. Discover how the functions and responsibilities of the board have evolved through the centuries.

Registration required. 

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday May 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Intermediate Photoshop Elements Session 3 (optional) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

photoshop elements logo

This is the third of a three session series.  In this intermediate class, we will practice using some of the core tools and techniques available in the program, and explore some effects, filters, and adjustments to enhance or transform your photographs.

Prerequisites:  Basic skills with Photoshop Elements (may be fulfilled by having attended the Library's previous Introduction to Photoshop Elements classes), basic computer skills, and fair to excellent mousing skills.

Optional: bring some of your own digital photos to the third session for open lab practice time.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Please note that when registering for Session 1, you will automatically be registered for all sessions in the series.

Session 1:  Monday, May 22  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 2:  Wednesday, May 24  6:00-7:30 pm

Session 3 (optional):  Thursday, May 25  6:00-7:30 pm

    Location: Business and Technology Center
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:40 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

movie screening at library

Join us for a film starring Will Smith, Edward Norton and Kate Winslet. Howard is a brilliant advertising executive who faces a deeply tragic occurrence that causes his entire world to shatter. This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 58 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Thursday Night Art Class Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when registering for this class, you will automatically be registered for all four art classes:

May 4, May 11, May 18, and May 25

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    Location: Children's Program Room
Sunday May 28, 2017 Go To Top
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Sorry We're Closed

 

Monday May 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sorry We're Closed

 

Wednesday May 31, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

documentary 13th movie poster

Join us for the Oscar-nominated documentary, 13th.  Referring to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, this documentary focuses on the role of racism in the American Penal System.  Director Ava Duvernay uses interviews with activists, historians, and ex-convicts to make her argument that slavery is alive and well in the country's prisons.  Rated TV-MA.

Registration required

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 44 spaces available.
Saturday June 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Zen and the Art of Seeing: A Kind and Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

holding camera in front of landscape

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

This two part class taught by Elisabeth J. Levy, professional photographer, is for all of those who have been wanting to make the leap out of Auto mode on their Camera and take the next step with their Photography. In this 2 Session 6-hour Workshop, you will be patiently guided into the world of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and the Basics of Composition & Design. There will be much inspiration shared and ample time to venture forth into the field to put your new skills into practice – together. You can do this!

Participants should plan to bring their Camera (Digital SLR preferred but not required,) Camera Manual if possible, a Notebook, pen & tripod if you have one available. 

The third class takes place off-site, where students will practice their new skills in the field. 

The classes are for adults and young adults; no children, please. 

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend both the Part 1 and Part 2 classes.  Attendance at the off-site Part 3 class is optional, and attendees must provide their own transportation.

Please note that when you register for Part 1, you will automatically be registered for Part 2:

Part 1:  June 3 

Part 2:  June 10

Part 3 on June 17 is optional. Inform the instructor by June 10 if you will participate.

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
   
Wednesday June 7, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Songs and Stories for Grown-ups Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Lenny Levine

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 required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
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Thursday June 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

summer movie

Hold for summer movie

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday June 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Zen and the Art of Seeing: A Kind and Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

holding camera in front of landscape

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

This two part class taught by Elisabeth J. Levy, professional photographer, is for all of those who have been wanting to make the leap out of Auto mode on their Camera and take the next step with their Photography. In this 2 Session 6-hour Workshop, you will be patiently guided into the world of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and the Basics of Composition & Design. There will be much inspiration shared and ample time to venture forth into the field to put your new skills into practice – together. You can do this!

Participants should plan to bring their Camera (Digital SLR preferred but not required,) Camera Manual if possible, a Notebook, pen & tripod if you have one available. 

The third class takes place off-site, where students will practice their new skills in the field. 

The classes are for adults and young adults; no children, please. 

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registrants must commit to attend both the Part 1 and Part 2 classes.  Attendees must provide their own transportation for Part 3 class on June 17.

Please note that when registering for Part 1, you will automatically be registered for Part 2 of the class:

Part 1:  June 3 

Part 2:  June 10

Part 3 on June 17 is optional. Inform the instructor by June 10 if you will participate.

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

 
    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Sunday June 11, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Spring Into Summer Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

musical notes

Celebrate the close of Spring with the Connecticut Choral Society Chamber Singers!

The Chamber Singers are one of Connecticut's premiere a cappella choral groups, and we're pleased to welcome them back for another amazing performance everyone is sure to enjoy! In this concert, you'll be entertained and enlightened: the group will perform madrigals, folk songs, spirituals, and American pop classics, and Director Ron Dukenski will share the story behind each song!

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 60 spaces available.
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 Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

lulzbot mini 3D printer

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 and Technology Center
Wednesday June 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

fountain pen on writing paper

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 required and limited to 10.

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

    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
   

classic movie book series

Join us for our Classic Movie and Book Discussion Series! This 1958 movie stars Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, and Burl Ives in a family drama about brothers vying for their dying father's inheritance. This DVD is Not Rated.  

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

The Quarterly Classic Book Discussion of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams will be on Wednesday, June 21 at 6:30 pm.

Registration required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday June 15, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

book pages heart

This meeting of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library is open to the public.

If you're not already a member, tonight is a great time to join!

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Zen and the Art of Seeing: Photography as Meditation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

holding camera in front of landscape

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Professional photographer Elisabeth J. Levy shows photographers of all skill levels how to see nature in a new way.

If you are interested in learning to use your Camera to expand your relationship with Nature, be inspired, and help you to cultivate Inner Peace this workshop is for you!

Have you ever looked at the veins in the petal of a flower? Noticed the beauty of the reflections of tree branches on a stream behind a parking lot? Seen how extraordinary the dance of Light of snowmelt can be as it flows down a local street? How many colors can you name that you’ve seen glistening like sparks on the snow in your own backyard? When we slow down and look, really Look, we are gifted with “New Eyes” with which to experience the Beauty of Nature at a level that most people never take the time to notice.

Using the Camera as a Meditative tool we expand our Connection to the Natural world and hence, the Divine. The process itself is largely the Purpose. The images you create become a bonus and an inspirational reminder of the value of slowing down to See.

This Course is suitable for all levels of Photography experience and consists of both Theory, Guided Meditation, and Practice in the Field. Participants must have a working knowledge of their own Camera. (Digital SLR preferred but not required. Point & Shoot, SmartPhone, & Film Cameras are Permitted.) If you are new to Photography it is recommended (but not required) that you attend “Zen & The Art of Seeing Part I: A Kind & Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography” before you take this Class. Participants should also bring a portable chair or matt to sit on outside, a hat and/or sunscreen and a water bottle for the Field. Young Adults over the age of 16 with a serious interest in Photography are welcome with parental permission. Participants must also arrange their own transportation to the Field-work site. Location of Field-work will be based upon weather conditions.

The class is for adults and young adults; no children, please. 

Registration required and limited to 10. Location TBD.

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.

ctdecdoa cawc

 

 
        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 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
   

tie dye t-shirt

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 required.

Register online, at the Teen Services Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 0.

    Location: Library Lawn
Monday June 19, 2017 Go To Top
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    Contact: Teen Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Registration begins today!

 
misc_none 10:00 AM Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World- Registration Begins Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

BUILD A BETTER WORLD - SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2017

For kids entering Pre-School - Grade 5.

Registration begins today at the Children's Services Desk..

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday June 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

summer movie

Hold for summer movie series

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Quarterly Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

cat on a hot tin roof book cover

This evening's selection is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams.

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
misc_none Teen Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Teen Summer Reading begins today!

 
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Summer Reading 2017 Kick-Off Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

bob conrad with rickey rabbit

Build a Better World With Magic

For kids 3 to 10 years old.

Using magic, ventriloquism, balloons, and storytelling, magician Bob Conrad will present an exciting show all about building and the world we live in.

Please bring a blanket or chair to sit on during the program. Program will be held in the Maria Parloa Community Room if it is raining or for any other reason it cannot be held on the Library Lawn. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

    Location: Library Lawn
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

book cover wickett's remedy

This evening's selection is Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
Tuesday June 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World- Begins Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

BUILD A BETTER WORLD - SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2017

For kids entering Pre-School - Grade 5.

Program  begins today.

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday June 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

book cover wickett's remedy

This morning's selection is Wickett's Remedy by Myla Goldberg.

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

lunch bunch storytime

Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

Children should bring their lunch or a snack to the program.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Children must be 3 years old by June 27. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday June 29, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

yellow smily sun made out of paper

For kids of all ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Tuesday July 4, 2017 Go To Top
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Sorry We're Closed

 

Wednesday July 5, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

lunch bunch storytime

Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

Children should bring their lunch or a snack to the program.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Children must be 3 years old by June 27. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  2:30 PM LEGO Building Contest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

lego bricks

Session 1, for kids 4 - 6 years old: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Session 2, for kids 7 - 10 years old: 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Build a creative project out of LEGOs and enter our contest. Projects will go on display in the Children's Library for the summer, and kids will vote on the winning creations. Three prizes will be awarded for each session. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, August 8th.

All children must be able to attend without an adult.

Registration required and limited to 12 per session. Registration begins June 19 at the Children's Services Desk.

 

    Location: Children's Program Room
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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Summer Craft Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

yellow smily sun made out of paper?

For kids of all ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday July 12, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

lunch bunch storytime

Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

Children should bring their lunch or a snack to the program.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Children must be 3 years old by June 27. 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 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

summer movie

Hold for summer movie series

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday July 13, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

yellow smily sun made out of paper?

For kids of all ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday July 19, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

lunch bunch storytime

Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

Children should bring their lunch or a snack to the program.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Children must be 3 years old by June 27. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday July 20, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

yellow smily sun made out of paper?

For kids of all ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Monday July 24, 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

Tuesday July 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Summer Build-A-Thon Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

 

For kids of all ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Come in and build something creative using our Legos or Keva blocks! Receive a fun prize for building!

No registration required.

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday July 26, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

lunch bunch storytime

Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

Children should bring their lunch or a snack to the program.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Children must be 3 years old by June 27. 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 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

summer movie

Hold for summer movie series

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday July 27, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

yellow smily sun made out of paper?

For kids of all ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday August 2, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

lunch bunch storytime

Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

Children should bring their lunch or a snack to the program.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Children must be 3 years old by June 27. 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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Thursday August 3, 2017 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 Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

yellow smily sun made out of paper?

For kids of all ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

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

No registration required.

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Saturday August 5, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World- Ends Today Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 5   children@bethellibrary.org
   

BUILD A BETTER WORLD - SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2017

For kids entering Pre-School - Grade 5.

Program ends today.

    Location: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday August 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

summer movie

Hold for summer movie series

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday August 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

book pages heart

This meeting of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library is open to the public.

If you're not already a member, tonight is a great time to join!

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday August 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

summer movie

Hold for summer movie series

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday August 26, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come to the Friends Mini BIG Book Sale and get great books at great prices!

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday August 28, 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

Monday September 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sorry We're Closed

 

Wednesday September 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM League of Women Voters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

american flags

Hold date for program

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday September 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Long Term Care Planning Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext.4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

happy older adult couple

Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management, will make a presentation on long term care planning and how long term care insurance can help protect your retirement investments. Participants will learn about how the State's Partnership for Long Term Care can help them plan ahead for their future needs. 

This is strictly an educational presentation. No company-specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed.

Registration required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday September 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Quarterly Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Middlemarch book cover

This evening's selection is Middlemarch by George Eliot.

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 September 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

book pages heart

This meeting of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library is open to the public.

If you're not already a member, tonight is a great time to join!

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Sunday September 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Jewelry Making for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

pearls

Since Ancient Antiquity, going back around 4,000 years, pearls have been favored by many civilizations as the most coveted of gemstones. This workshop led by Diane Kopta will give you the opportunity to make your own cultured pearl necklace, and learn how to use the tools, wire, crimp beads, and clasp to accomplish this. 

Registration required and limited to 10 people.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday September 25, 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

Monday October 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed in Observance of Columbus Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sorry We're Closed

 

Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Author Talk with Sharon Struth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

photo of author sharon struth

Local published author, Sharon Struth, offers inspiration and information to budding writers--all with her trademark sense of humor! Sharon will talk about her experiences writing for publication, including the pros and cons of working with publishing houses versus self-publishing, and the real difference between big and small publishers. Enjoy a lively discussion about the craft of writing, too.

There will be an opportunity for Q&A. So that writers can get in-depth answers to their questions, attendance is limited to 15 adults (age 21 years & up).

Registration is required and limited to 15.

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday October 19, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

book pages heart

This meeting of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library is open to the public.

If you're not already a member, tonight is a great time to join!

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday October 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

Friday November 10, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed in Observance of Veterans Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sorry We're Closed

 

Thursday November 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sorry We're Closed

 

Friday November 24, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Come to the Friends Holiday Sale and get great books at great prices!

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday November 27, 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

Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Quarterly Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services Department   203-794-8756, ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

christmas carol and cricket on the hearth book covers

This evening's selection is A Christmas Carol and The Cricket on the Hearth, both by Charles Dickens.

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 December 11, 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

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Thursday December 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

book pages heart

This meeting of the Friends of the Bethel Public Library is open to the public.

If you're not already a member, tonight is a great time to join!

    Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday December 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none Library Closed in Observance of Christmas Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sorry We're Closed

 

Monday January 22, 2018 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

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