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Monday February 15, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is closed in observance of Presidents Day.

Tuesday February 16, 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.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Facebook Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is the second part of a three-session course.  Facebook is the most popular social networking website in the world, with over 1 billion active users.  It's a great way to stay in touch with family and friends.  In this very basic course, you will learn all about Facebook become a member of this free website, and post messages and photos online.  After this course, you will be able to continue making friends and using Facebook on your own.  This course covers Facebook as currently found on desktop and laptop PC's.   Students are stronly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1 class: Tuesday, February 9, 2:00-3:30 pm

Part 2 class: Tuesday, Febrary 16, 2:00-3:30 pm

Part 3 class: Tuesday, February 23, 2:00-3:30 pm

Location: Business & Technology Center

        There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday February 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Raspberry Pi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Technology Center

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Winter Session - January 20 -  March 2 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by January 20. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Resume Writing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In this course, students will learn how to complete effective applications, resumes, and cover letters.  Course prerequisite: basic Windows, Word, Internet and E-mail skills.

 

Location: Business & Technology Center

        There are 4 spaces available.
 
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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Writing Group #1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to this writing group where you will learn to "workshop" your writing just like professional wiriters do!  Local author Lauren Baratz-Logsted will show the way and advise you on your writing questions. 

Registration required. Please plan to attend all 4 sessions.

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: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Mini Masters Children's Art Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids - Grades 2 - 5 - Children's Program Room

Each sesion will highlight a famous master artist. Children will learn about the featured artists, view examoleas of his or her work and create their own work of art while exploring the style of the featured artists.The art work created during each session will be put on display in the Children's Library.

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

Class Limit: 12 children

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday February 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Winter Session January 28 - March 3

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

Must be registered to attend.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

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

Now the Library offers a free coloring program for adults 18 years and up.  We will provide a variety of coloring pages and colored pencils.

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

        There are 13 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

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

Now the Library offers a free coloring program for adults 18 years and up.  We will provide a variety of coloring pages and colored pencils.

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

        There are 14 spaces available.
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misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Girl Scout Troop 50958 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Valerie Gauthier   203-948-4746   valeriet99@yahoo.com
   

Meeting at the library to research countries.

Location: Children's Programming Room

 
ent_stage1 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Making the Musical #3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Students will have the opportunity to work with teaching artists who direct and choreograph a "musical revue" showcase for the last day.  The music selected for this class will vary from Broadway musicals past and present.  Students will experience what it is like to be under the bright lights of Broadway and learn how to sing, dance and act within musical theatre.  Please plan to attend all 6 sessions.

Presented by InnerACT Theatre

For teens Grades 6-12.  Registraion required. Click here to register for this course.

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: Maria Parloa Community Room

Friday February 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Terrific Twos Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Winter Session -- January 22 - February 26   No class February 12.

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a film appropiate for 2 year olds

. For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of January 22..  Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class.. Siblings are not eligible to attend.  No registration required.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday February 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For kids - ages 3-8 - accompanied by a  parent or caregiver and their siblings. Children under 3 years old cannot attend the program without their 3 - 8 year old sibling and their parent/caregiver.

The program includes stories and a short Video/DVD or craft. No registration required..

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  4:35 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Oscar Nominee for best actor!

Join us for a DVD that was just released on February 16!  Due to the Licensing Agreement, the titles of movies cannot be advertised.  Please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 for more details.  This biographical drama explores the genius and shortcomings of a computer guru.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 & under will not be admitted without a parent/guardian.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 33 spaces available.
Monday February 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intermediate Excel 2013 Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is the first part of a three session course.  This class 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 call references, popular formulas, and Pivot Tables.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1 class: Monday, February 22, 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2 class: Wednesday, February 24, 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3 class: Thursday, February 25, 6:00-7:30 pm

 

Location: Business & Technology Center

   
 
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 Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

No registration required.

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

Link to Adult Book Discussions

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

Location: Morse Conference Room

Tuesday February 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Facebook Part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is the third part of a three-session course.  Facebook is the most popular social networking website in the world, with over 1 billion active users.  It's a great way to stay in touch with family and friends.  In this very basic course, you will learn all about Facebook become a member of this free website, and post messages and photos online.  After this course, you will be able to continue making friends and using Facebook on your own.  This course covers Facebook as currently found on desktop and laptop PC's.   Students are stronly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1 class: Tuesday, February 9, 2:00-3:30 pm

Part 2 class: Tuesday, Febrary 16, 2:00-3:30 pm

Part 3 class: Tuesday, February 23, 2:00-3:30 pm

Location: Business & Technology Center

        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday February 24, 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 Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier.

No registration required.

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

Link to Adult Programs

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Winter Session - January 20 -  March 2 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by January 20. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intermediate Excel 2013 Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is the second part of a three session course.  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 call references, popular formulas, and Pivot Tables.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1 class: Monday, February 22, 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2 class: Wednesday, February 24, 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3 class: Thursday, February 25, 6:00-7:30 pm

 

Location: Business & Technology Center

   
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misc_none 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Writing Group #2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

High School Creative Writing with Lauren Baratz-Logsted.  For teens Grades 9-12.

Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to this writing group where you will learn to "workshop" your writing just like professional wiriters do!  Local author Lauren Baratz-Logsted will show the way and advise you on your writing questions. 

Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to this writing group where you will learn to "workshop" your writing just like professional wiriters do!  Local author Lauren Baratz-Logsted will show the way and advise you on your writing questions. 

Registration required. Please plan on attending all 4 sessions.

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 11 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Page's Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

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

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
office_dollarsign 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Protect Yourself: Know Your Consumer Rights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This workshop, Protect Yourself: Know Your Rights as a Consumer, provides importatnt information on the topics of identity theft, elder financial abuse, types of insurance to help manage risk, as well as financial preparedness.  Presented by the CT Money School and the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS).  Registration required and limited to 30.

 

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 27 spaces available.
Thursday February 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Winter Session January 28 - March 3

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

Must be registered to attend.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bethel Garden Club Budget Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carol Roth   (203)7485528   e-roth@sbcglobal.net
   

Meeting of Garden Club board members to discuss budget for upcoming year

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room.

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intermediate Excel 2013 Part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is the third part of a three session course.  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 call references, popular formulas, and Pivot Tables.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.  Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1 class: Monday, February 22, 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2 class: Wednesday, February 24, 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3 class: Thursday, February 25, 6:00-7:30 pm

 

Location: Business & Technology Center

   
 
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

 
ent_stage1 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Making the Musical #4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Students will have the opportunity to work with teaching artists who direct and choreograph a "musical revue" showcase for the last day.  The music selected for this class will vary from Broadway musicals past and present.  Students will experience what it is like to be under the bright lights of Broadway and learn how to sing, dance and act within musical theatre.  Please plan to attend all 6 sessions.

Presented by InnerACT Theatre

For teens Grades 6-12.  Registraion required. Click here to register for this course.

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: Maria Parloa Community Room

Friday February 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Terrific Twos Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Winter Session -- January 22 - February 26   No class February 12.

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a film appropiate for 2 year olds

. For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of January 22..  Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class.. Siblings are not eligible to attend.  No registration required.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday February 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Teen Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Teen Crafts

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday March 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Winter Pre-School Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Winter Session - January 20 -  March 2 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by January 20. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:50 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Oscar Nominee for best picture and best actress!

Join us for this DVD just released on February 23.  Due to the Licensing Agreement, the titles of movies cannot be advertised.  For more information, please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4.  An Irish immigrant comes to New York in 1950 and is torn between 2 countries and 2 loves.  Rated PG-13.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 44 spaces available.
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lib_book_signing 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Writing Group #3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to this writing group where you will learn to "workshop" your writing just like professional wiriters do!  Local author Lauren Baratz-Logsted will show the way and advise you on your writing questions. 

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 11 spaces available.
Thursday March 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Winter Session January 28 - March 3

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

Must be registered to attend.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
ent_stage1 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Making the Musical #5 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Students will have the opportunity to work with teaching artists who direct and choreograph a "musical revue" showcase for the last day.  The music selected for this class will vary from Broadway musicals past and present.  Students will experience  what it is like to be under the bright lights of Broadway by learning how to sing, dance, and act within musical theatre. Please plan to attend all 6 sessions. 

Presented by InnerACT Theatre

For teens Grades 6-12.  Registraion required. Click here to register for this course.

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: Maria Parloa Community Room

Sunday March 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

BOOKS AND BRICKS FOR KIDS

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

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

Program Limit: 12 children.

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Artist's Reception Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Photographer Carol Gibson, whose work will be on exhibit at the Library in March, will meet with visitors and offer light refreshments.

No registration is required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday March 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LBOD Development Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Board of Directors Development Committee Meeting - first Monday of every month, 5:00 PM.

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

 
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.  In March, we will cover Photos and Camera.

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: Business & Technology Center

        There are 4 spaces available.
Wednesday March 9, 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
   

Oscar Nominee for best picture and best actress!

Join us for a DVD that was just released on March 1.  This is an oscar nominee for best picture, and is based on the book by Emma Donoghue.  Please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 for more details. This DVD is Rated R, so ages 17 & under will not be admitted without a parent/guardian.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 46 spaces available.
 
lib_book_signing 6:15 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Writing Group #4 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

High School Creative Writing with Lauren Baratz-Logsted.  For teens Grades 9-12.

Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to this writing group where you will learn to "workshop" your writing just like professional wiriters do!  Local author Lauren Baratz-Logsted will show the way and advise you on your writing questions. 

Please plan to attend all 4 sessions.

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

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

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

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday March 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Treehouse Storycraft Adventure Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids - Grades 1 - 3 - Children's Program Room

One of the books in the popular children's book series will be highlighted with a discussion of the story along with activities, a craft, and/or a film exploring the fiction and non-fiction features of the title. Call the Children's Services Desk for the title of the book for today's program.

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

Class Limit: 15 children

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Now the Library offers a free coloring program for adults 18 years and up.  We will provide a variety of coloring pages and colored pencils.

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

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

        There are 14 spaces available.
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ent_stage1 6:45 PM  -  7:45 PM Making the Musical #6 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Students will have the opportunity to work with teaching artists who direct and choreograph a "musical revue" showcase for the last day.  The music selected for this class will vary from Broadway musicals past and present.  Students will experience  what it is like to be under the bright lights of Broadway by learning how to sing, dance, and act within musical theatre. Please plan to attend all 6 sessions.

Presented by InnerACT Theatre

For teens Grades 6-12.  Registraion required. Click here to register for this course.

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: Maria Parloa Community Room

Saturday March 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:30 PM Bethel Land Trust Board of Directors Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Frank Borysiewicz     
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Now the Library offers a free coloring program for adults 18 years and up.  We will provide a variety of coloring pages and colored pencils.

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

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  4:20 PM Movie Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for our Movie & Book Discussion Series!  Come see the movie, then join us for the book discussion on Cloud Atlas on Monday, March 14 at 6:30 pm, or Wednesday, March 30 at 10:15 am.  Please note that this DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under will not be admitted without a parent/guardian.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 48 spaces available.
Monday March 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For kids - ages 3-8 - attending without a parent or caregiver.* No registration required.  Parents/caregivers will not be allowed in the program area but are required to remain in the building during the storytime.

Pajamas are optional, but part of the fun for this program filled with stories, a short Video/DVD or simple crafts. Favorite stuffed bedtime pals may also attend!

 

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
lib_bookpurple 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 Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

No registration required.

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

Link to Adult Book Discussions

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday March 16, 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.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 8 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Mini Masters Children's Art Series Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids - Grades 2 - 5 - Children's Program Room

Each sesion will highlight a famous master artist. Children will learn about the featured artists, view examoleas of his or her work and create their own work of art while exploring the style of the featured artists.The art work created during each session will be put on display in the Children's Library.

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

Class Limit: 12 children

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday March 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

Saturday March 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For kids - ages 3-8 - accompanied by a  parent or caregiver and their siblings. Children under 3 years old cannot attend the program without their 3 - 8 year old sibling and their parent/caregiver.

The program includes stories and a short Video/DVD or craft. No registration required..

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Sunday March 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen ComicCon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Teen Program-Teen ComicCon

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Monday March 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:15 PM One-on-One Demos For Parents - Online Resources For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

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

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Library
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Wednesday March 23, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Page's Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

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

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 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 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

No registration required.  Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

Link to Adult Programs

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Thursday March 24, 2016 Go To Top
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 March 25, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is closed in observance of Good Friday.

Sunday March 27, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed in observance of Easter Sunday.

Monday March 28, 2016 Go To Top
nat_flower01 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Garden with Self-Watering Containers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Annual Gardening Series, sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club, begins tonight!

What do gardeners want? How about healthier plants and a lot less work! Join us for "The Ins and Outs of Self-Watering Containers," presented by Lorraine Ballato.

Lorraine, an Advanced Master Gardener, author, and popular speaker, will show us how to turn almost any container into a self-waterer...for very little investment but lots of return! 

Registration is required. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to win coupons for the Bethel Garden Club Plant Sale on May 14.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 43 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday March 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 Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell.

No registration required.

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

Link to Adult Programs

Location: 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 Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session - March 30 - May 18 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by March 30. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:10 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
   

Join us for our Classic Movie & Book Discussion Series.  This dvd is based on the classic book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.   This DVD is Not Rated.

Link to Adult Programs

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 49 spaces available.
Thursday March 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

In person registration required to attend. March 23 - 29 at the Children's Services Desk. Limit: 12 children with an adult to the class.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Area 14 Toastmasters Speech Contest Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dylia Sheehan, Area 14 Director   203-460-6283   dylia.sheehan@cartus.com
   

Toastmasters Tall Tales Contest for Area 14 (which encompasses clubs from the Bethel and Danbury locations).  Contest participants, judges, and contest organizers are on hand to deliver the event.  General Public is welcome to attend (providing there is room)

~~Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.

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Saturday April 2, 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. The next meeting will be on Saturday, June 25, 10:15-11:45 am.

Registration is required and limited to 12 attendees.

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

        There are 11 spaces available.
Sunday April 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

BOOKS AND BRICKS FOR KIDS

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

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

Program Limit: 12 children.

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday April 4, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LBOD Development Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Board of Directors Development Committee Meeting - first Monday of every month, 5:00 PM.

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

 
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. April's topic will be: Keeping up with Friends, Family and the World.

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: Business & Technology Center

        There are 9 spaces available.
 
nat_flower01 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Secrets of the Cutting Garden Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Annual Gardening Series, sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club, continues!

Get expert advice so you can enjoy spectacular fresh-cut flowers from your own garden!  Join us for "The Secrets of the Cutting Garden," presented by Julia Cencebaugh Kloth.

Julia, the Master Gardener Program Coordinator of the UCONN Fairfield County Extension, will tell us about the best plants to grow, and give us expert tips on cutting, storing, and conditioning. Increase your knowledge and confidence!

Registration is required. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to win coupons for the Bethel Garden Club Plant Sale on May 14.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 45 spaces available.
Wednesday April 6, 2016 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 Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session - March 30 - May 18 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by March 30. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:10 PM Movie Screening at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us for a new release and Oscar Nominee for Best Picture!  Due to Licensing Agreement, the titles of movies cannot be advertised.  Please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 for more information.  This DVD is about a group of players who bet against the banks and profited while most people suffered in the mid 2000's.  

This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under will not be admitted without a parent/guardian.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 49 spaces available.
Thursday April 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

Must be registered to attend.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Friday April 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Terrific Twos Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session -- April 8 - May 13    No class April 22.

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a film appropiate for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of April 8..  Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class.. Siblings are not eligible to attend.  No registration required.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday April 9, 2016 Go To Top
ent_circ_tentsm 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM The Great Danbury State Fair! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Venture back to the bygone days of zany ostrich races, Zembruski’s polka music, and more--all were part of the GREAT Danbury State Fair!

Author Andrea Zimmermann will talk about her nearly year-long odyssey to capture in words the excitement and history of an era when ten days each autumn ruled our corner of  the world.

Copies of her book, The Great Danbury State Fair,  will be available for sale and signing.

Registration is required.

Location: Library Community Room

        There are 48 spaces available.
Monday April 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For kids - ages 3-8 - attending without a parent or caregiver.* No registration required.  Parents/caregivers will not be allowed in the program area but are required to remain in the building during the storytime.

Pajamas are optional, but part of the fun for this program filled with stories, a short Video/DVD or simple crafts. Favorite stuffed bedtime pals may also attend!

 

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
nat_flower01 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Ecological Landscaping Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Annual Gardening Series, sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club, concludes tonight--don't miss it!

Today's gardener-homeowner has a renewed concern for the environment and wants to harmonize the home landscape with nature. Join us for this program on "Ecological Landscaping" presented by Larry Birch.

Larry, a Master Gardener, will share the latest, practical information for balancing your home landscape with the environment.  You'll learn how that balance creates a healthier, more beautiful yard!

Registration is required. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to win coupons for the Bethel Garden Club Plant Sale on May 14.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

        There are 45 spaces available.
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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 Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

No registration required. Books are available for checkout with a valid Library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

Link to Adult Book Discussions

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday April 13, 2016 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 Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session - March 30 - May 18 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by March 30. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

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

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

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

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday April 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

Must be registered to attend.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Treehouse Storycraft Adventure Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids - Grades 1 - 3 - Children's Program Room

One of the books in the popular children's book series will be highlighted with a discussion of the story along with activities, a craft, and/or a film exploring the fiction and non-fiction features of the title. Call the Children's Services Desk for the title of the book for today's program.

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

Class Limit: 15 children

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Friday April 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Terrific Twos Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session -- April 8 - May 13    No class April 22.

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a film appropiate for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of April 8..  Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class.. Siblings are not eligible to attend.  No registration required.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday April 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For kids - ages 3-8 - accompanied by a  parent or caregiver and their siblings. Children under 3 years old cannot attend the program without their 3 - 8 year old sibling and their parent/caregiver.

The program includes stories and a short Video/DVD or craft. No registration required..

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 19, 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.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 20, 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 - Grades K - 5

Session - 10:15 - 11:30 am - 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.

Registration required. Please call 203-794-8756, Ex. 5) or visit the Children's Services Desk (beginning on April 4th)  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_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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

        There are 9 spaces available.
Thursday April 21, 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 April 25, 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

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Tuesday April 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:15 AM One-on-One Demos For Parents - Online Resources For Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

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

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Library
Wednesday April 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 The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.

No registration required.

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

Link to Adult Programs

Location: 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 Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session - March 30 - May 18 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by March 30. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Poetry Open Mic Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

In celebration of National Poetry Month, the Bethel Public Library presents a Coffeehouse-Style Poetry Open Mic Night!

Open mic spaces will be 5 minutes each, on a first-come/first-served basis. Starting at 6:00 PM, sign up for a time-slot at the door, or just get your coffee and settle in to enjoy the poetry. Readings will begin at 6:15 PM.

This program is geared toward adults, and not intended for children. In the spirit of this literary celebration, selections must be suitable for all ages.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required, and limited to 30.

For more information, please call the Library at 203-794-8756, ext. 4.

 

        There are 30 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Page's Chess Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

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

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday April 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

Must be registered to attend.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Memories For Moms Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Memories For Moms  - Or Some other loved one!

For kids - Grades 1 - 3 - Children's Program Room

Kids will hear a story and make a Mother's Day craft which will include a photo of each child. All children should bring a picture of themselves that is no more than 5 x 7".

Registration required to attend, beginning on April 4. at the Children's Services Desk, or by calling the library at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

 Limit: 12 children to the program.

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
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 April 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Terrific Twos Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session -- April 8 - May 13    No class April 22.

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a film appropiate for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of April 8..  Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class.. Siblings are not eligible to attend.  No registration required.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Sunday May 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Books and Bricks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

BOOKS AND BRICKS FOR KIDS

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

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

Program Limit: 12 children.

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday May 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LBOD Development Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Board of Directors Development Committee Meeting - first Monday of every month, 5:00 PM.

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

 
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.

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: Business & Technology Center

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office_letter2 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Love Letters Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The acclaimed two-person play "Love Letters" by A. R. Gurney is a tribute to a lifelong love affair and is the perfect way to celebrate love, laughter, joy, and longing. Adults will enjoy this moving performance by actors Jay and Rose Krass.

Registration required, beginning soon.

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday May 4, 2016 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 Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session - March 30 - May 18 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by March 30. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday May 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Mother Goose Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

Must be registered to attend.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Introduction to 3D Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

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

Friday May 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Terrific Twos Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session -- April 8 - May 13    No class April 22.

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a film appropiate for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of April 8..  Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class.. Siblings are not eligible to attend.  No registration required.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_globe 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Spices and Seasons of Indian Flavors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

"Indian Spices Meet Sustainable Living!"

Intrigued? So were we! Author Rinku Bhattacharya will share with us her innovative yet practical approach to seasonal Indian cooking, as featured in her book, Spices and Seasons: Simple Sustainable Indian Flavors.

Rinku also will demonstrate how to use some essential Indian spices, and offer attendees a taste.

Registration is required, strictly limited to 50, and will begin in March.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Monday May 9, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 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 A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.

No registration required.

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

Link to Adult Book Discussions

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday May 11, 2016 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 Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session - March 30 - May 18 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by March 30. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

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

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

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

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Thursday May 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Raspberry Pi Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse.  It enables you to explore computing and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.

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

Friday May 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Spring Terrific Twos Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session -- April 8 - May 13    No class April 22.

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a film appropiate for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of April 8..  Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class.. Siblings are not eligible to attend.  No registration required.

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 14, 2016 Go To Top
nat_flower01 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM Bethel Garden Club Plant Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Annual Bethel Garden Club Plant Sale is a once-a-year event, so don't miss it!

The Sale is held behind the United Methodist Church at 141 Greenwood Avenue. It features tried-and-true perennials, organic heirloom tomatoes, garden items, and a raffle. Master Gardeners will be on hand to offer expert advice, too!

The Garden Club is a wonderful partner of the Library. It sponsors the Annual Gardening Series and maintains the Shakespeare Garden. When you check out at the Sale, please let the Garden Club know you saw this listing.

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misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For kids - ages 3-8 - accompanied by a  parent or caregiver and their siblings. Children under 3 years old cannot attend the program without their 3 - 8 year old sibling and their parent/caregiver.

The program includes stories and a short Video/DVD or craft. No registration required..

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Monday May 16, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM PJ Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

For kids - ages 3-8 - attending without a parent or caregiver.* No registration required.  Parents/caregivers will not be allowed in the program area but are required to remain in the building during the storytime.

Pajamas are optional, but part of the fun for this program filled with stories, a short Video/DVD or simple crafts. Favorite stuffed bedtime pals may also attend!

 

Link to Storytimes    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_usflag 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Reckless, Marine Corps Horse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A literary way to mark Memorial Day...

Join us to learn about Reckless, the only horse ever to achieve the rank of Marine Corps Sergeant. Author Janet Barrett talks about her book They Called Her Reckless--A True Story of War, Love, and One Extraordinary Horse.

Registration is required and will begin soon.

 

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday May 18, 2016 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 Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

Spring Session - March 30 - May 18 -  Wednesdays - 10:30 - 11:00 am
For children ages 3 - 5 without an adult.**  Children must be 3 years old by March 30. **Parents/Caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Stories, activites, DVD's and simple crafts .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
office_notepad 6:00 PM  -  7:45 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 50 spaces available.
 
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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday May 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Magic Treehouse Storycraft Adventure Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

For kids - Grades 1 - 3 - Children's Program Room

One of the books in the popular children's book series will be highlighted with a discussion of the story along with activities, a craft, and/or a film exploring the fiction and non-fiction features of the title. Call the Children's Services Desk for the title of the book for today's program.

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

Class Limit: 15 children

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM littleBits Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

littleBits is a system of electronic modules that snap together with magnets.  Each littleBit has on unique function (light, sound sensor, button), and with different combinations you can make large circuits.  Create interactive projects in just a few seconds!

For teens grages 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: Maria Parloa Community Room

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

Monday May 23, 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 May 25, 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 A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.

No registration required.

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

Link to Adult Programs

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

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

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

Link to Children's Chess Clubs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
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Thursday May 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM Makey Makey Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Teen Services   203-794-8756 ext. 0   teen@bethellibrary.org
   

MaKey MaKey is a simple circuit board that lets you reprogram the world by connecting everyday objects to a computer.

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: Maria Parloa Community Room

 
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

Monday May 30, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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
   

Join us for our Classic Movie & Book Discussion Series.  This dvd is based on the classic book A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.  Due to Licensing Agreement, the titles of dvd's cannot be advertised.  Please call 203-794-8756 ext. 4 for more details.  This DVD is Not Rated. 

See the movie and then join the Quarterly Classic Book Discussion of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

 

Thursday June 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 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

Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM  -  7:00 PM LBOD Development Committee Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Board of Directors Development Committee Meeting - first Monday of every month, 5:00 PM.

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

 
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: Business & Technology Center

 
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
Monday June 13, 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 Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather.

No registration required.

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

Link to Adult Book Discussions

Location: Morse Conference Room

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.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday June 16, 2016 Go To Top
nat_lightning 6:30 PM  -  7:30 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 will begin soon.

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM Friends of the Library Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

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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

Wednesday June 22, 2016 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   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This evening's selection is A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare.

No registration required.  Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

Link to Adult Programs

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday June 23, 2016 Go To Top
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

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

Monday June 27, 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 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.

No registration required.

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

Link to Adult Programs

Location: Morse Conference Room

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
   

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: Business & Technology Center

Thursday July 21, 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 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
   

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: Business & Technology Center

Monday September 5, 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: Business & Technology Center

Wednesday September 21, 2016 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   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This evening's selection is Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne.

No registration required.  Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

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: Business & Technology Center

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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 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: Business & Technology Center

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: Business & Technology Center

Wednesday December 7, 2016 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   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

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

No registration required.  Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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