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

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

For independent readers - Entering Grades 1 - 5

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

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

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

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

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This evening's selection is Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

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

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday July 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This morning's selection is Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

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

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

 .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Crafts: Ping Pong Cannon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Ping Pong Cannon Craft for Teens Grades 6-12.

Using a kit, we'll make a ping pong launcher!

Location: Morse Conference Room

        There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday July 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Babywearing 101/Carrier Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Contact: Caryn Schajer   516-647-0858   Schajer.c@gmail.com

Please join us for an introduction to Babywearing and carrier clinic!  Own your own carrier but can't get a comfortable fit?  Bring it to our event and we'll help you! Don't own a carrier?  Come join us to learn more about the different types of baby carriers.  All parents, caregivers, expecting parents, and children welcome.

 

Location:  Maria Parloa Community Room



Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room

 
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Summer Craft Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Services Desk   203-794-8756, ext. 5   
   

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

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

 

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
Saturday July 30, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Introduction to 3D Printing.

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

Location: Business & Technology Center

   
Sunday July 31, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

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

August's Topic is: Downloadable Digital Media

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

 .No registration required.

 

Link to Storytimes    

    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Crafts: Painted Rocks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Painted Rocks Craft for Teens Grades 6-12.

Decorate some rocks!  Be serious and use inspirational words, or go silly and use googly eyes.

Location: Children's Programming Room

        There are 7 spaces available.
 
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Quarterly Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

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

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

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

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

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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

 

 

Link to Children's Programs    
    Location: Children's Program Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

Saturday August 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2016 Summer Reading Program Ends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

JUNE 27 - AUGUST 6

For children: Pre-school - Grade 5             

THE PROGRAM ENDS TODAY!

 

 

 

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

Wednesday August 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teen Crafts: Paracord Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Paracord Crafts: Make jewelry or accessories from light-weight nylon rope.

Location: Morse Conference Room

        There are 9 spaces available.
Saturday August 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Bethel Land Trust Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Monthly meeting. 

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

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

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

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

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

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

Location: Morse Conference Room

Saturday August 27, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_sale 10:30 AM  -  4:00 PM Friends Mini Big Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Library have an excellent selection of books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl at rock-bottom prices! Items are categorized for all ages! Come to the Library and check us out!

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
Sunday August 28, 2016 Go To Top
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The Library is closed on Sundays during the Summer. We will resume Sunday open-hours after Labor Day.

Monday August 29, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This evening's selection is The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This morning's selection is The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday September 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

Monday September 5, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is closed in observance of Labor Day.

Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Beginning Mouse and Keyboarding Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

In this class students will learn basic computer skills, including the mouse and the keyboard.

Registration required and limited to 9.

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

Wednesday September 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Introduction to Computer's Software and Hardware Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

You will learn basic computer skills working in Microsoft Windows, using Microsoft Word, surfing the internet and using E-mail.  This course is geared towards those who have a little experience with the computer but want to know more.

Registration required and limited to 9.

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

EveryFandom for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Thursday September 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Excel 2013 Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the first part of a three session series.  Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, such as:  how to create a new worksheet, format columns and rows, apply basic text and number formatting, learn the difference between deleting and clearing a cell, how to use Autosum, and create a simple formula.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, September 19  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, September 21  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Thursday, September 22  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

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Monday September 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Excel 2013 Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the second part of a three session series.  Students will continue to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, such as:  how to create a new worksheet, format columns and rows, apply basic text and number formatting, learn the difference between deleting and clearing a cell, how to use Autosum, and create a simple formula.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes. 

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, September 19  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, September 21  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Thursday, September 22  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

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

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

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

iPad Special Topics class will be offered throughout the year on the first Monday of all other months.  

Registration required and limited to 9. 

 

Location: Morse Conference Room

        There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Excel 2013 Part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the third part of a three session series.  Students will continue to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, such as:  how to create a new worksheet, format columns and rows, apply basic text and number formatting, learn the difference between deleting and clearing a cell, how to use Autosum, and create a simple formula.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes. 

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, September 19  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, September 21  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Thursday, September 22  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

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

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

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday September 15, 2016 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM An Evening with the Bard: Crossed Wires & Innuendos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Give a nod to the Bard!

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death: join us this evening to celebrate the life and works of this literary giant.

Whether you are a Shakespeare aficionado like us, or you are new to the Bard of Avon, we invite you to come hear a live reading of excerpts from his work, and enjoy an informal presentation on a few of his cultural and linguistic contributions.

NOTE: The selected text will be geared toward audiences age 18 and up.

Light refreshments will be served courtesy of Library staff, in honor of Ernest D’Aversa.

Stay tuned for more details as the event grows near!

Registration required and limited to 30.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: Business and Technology Center

Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:45 AM 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, November 12, 10:15-11:45 am.

Registration is required and limited to 12 attendees.

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

Monday September 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Word 2013 Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the first part of a three session series.  In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste.  Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Thursday, September 8  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Monday, September 12  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Wednesday, September 14  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

 
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, including color-by-number pages,  and colored pencils.

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

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
food_wineglass.GIF 6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Annual Wine Tasting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

SAVE THE DATE!

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

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Wednesday September 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Word 2013 Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the second part of a three session series.  This course focuses on intermediate word processing skills like formatting longer documents, using clipart, using templates and styles, creating and editing tables and creating mail merges.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes. 

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Thursday, September 8  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Monday, September 12  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Wednesday, September 14  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Location: Morse Conference Room

        There are 10 spaces available.
Thursday September 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Word 2013 Part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the third part of a three session series.  Based on Part 2, students will continue working on intermediate word processing skills like formatting longer documents, using clipart, using templates and styles, creating and editing tables and creating mail merges.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Thursday, September 8  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Monday, September 12  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Wednesday, September 14  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_bell 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Bethel History Comes Alive Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Here's a wonderful way to celebrate our Library's Founder's Day--with stories from Bethel's past! Patrick Wild, Town Historian, has a wealth of Bethel lore to share with us! Please join us for this eye-opening and heart-warming look back at our town.

Registration is required.

    Location: Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 50 spaces available.
Monday September 26, 2016 Go To Top
nat_flower01 5:00 PM  -  6:15 PM Flower Arranging Workshop for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In celebration of the Library's Founder's Day, we are offering girls and boys ages 5-12 the fun of creating their own colorful flower arrangements! And we're very pleased to have Kathleen and Chris of Alice's Flower Shop guide us.  Flowers and containers will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to 10 (no parents or siblings). 

Join us in the Library's Children's Program Room.

        There are 10 spaces available.
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

This evening's selection is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

 
nat_flower01 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Flower Arranging Workshop for Adults and Teens Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

In celebration of the Library's Founder's Day, we are offering adults and teens (age 13+) the fun of creating their own colorful flower arrangements! And we're very pleased to have Kathleen and Chris of Alice's Flower Shop guide us.  Flowers and containers will be provided.

Registration is required and limited to 12. 

        There are 9 spaces available.
Wednesday September 28, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This morning's selection is The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Coloring for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

 
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, including color-by-number pages,  and colored pencils.

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

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Introduction to Google Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Come explore some of the most helpful apps that Google offers.  This class will introduce sturdents to storing and backing up their files in Google Drive, finding their way around and viewing the world in a new way with Google Maps, and keeping their personal and professional life scheduled in Google Calendar.  These apps are all free to use and are available for both desktop and mobile devices.  This class will introduce you to the desktop version of each app.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, September 19  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, September 21  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Thursday, September 22  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

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Monday October 3, 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
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the first part of a three session series.  This course explores intermediate level features and tools in Excel that can help you create, process, analyze, and calculate complex business data.  Topics include graphics and Smart art, formatting for presentation and printing, relative cell references, popular formulas and Pivot tables.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, October 3  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, October 5  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Thursday, October 6  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

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

This program is geared toward adults.

Registration is required and limited to 30

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
        There are 29 spaces available.
Wednesday October 5, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

EveryFandom for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intermediate Excel 2013 Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the second part of a three session series.  Students will continue to work with intermediate level features and tools in Excel that can help you create, process, analyze, and calculate complex business data.  Topics include graphics and Smart art, formatting for presentation and printing, relative cell references, popular formulas and Pivot tables.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, October 3  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, October 5  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Thursday, October 6  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

Thursday October 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Intermediate Excel 2013 Part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the third part of a three session series.  Students will continue to work with intermediate level features and tools in Excel that can help you create, process, analyze, and calculate complex business data.  Topics include graphics and Smart art, formatting for presentation and printing, relative cell references, popular formulas and Pivot tables.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes. 

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, October 3  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, October 5  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Thursday, October 6  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

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

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

Monday October 10, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is closed in observance of Columbus Day.

Tuesday October 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Maintenance Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the first part of a two session series.  Learn about the major components of your computer as well as basic maintenance tips to keep your machine up to date; downloading updates, upgrading software, cleaning files, etc.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend both Part 1 and Part 2 classes.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Tuesday, October 11 2:00-3:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, October 12  2:00-3:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

Wednesday October 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Computer Maintenance Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the second part of a two session series.  Students will continue to learn about the major components of your computer as well as basic maintenance tips to keep your machine up to date; downloading updates, upgrading software, cleaning files, etc.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend both Part 1 and Part 2 classes.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Tuesday, October 11 2:00-3:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, October 12  2:00-3:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Photoshop Elements Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the first part of a three session series.  In this introductory class, we will explain the purpose and use of the basic tools and methods of the program.  Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.

 Be sure to bring some of your own digital photos to class for hands-on practice during each session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Wednesday, October 12 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, October 19  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Wednesday, October 26  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

Thursday October 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: Business and Technology Center

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

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

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

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

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

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Monday October 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

Wednesday October 19, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Photoshop Elements Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the second part of a three session series.  In this class, students will learn techniques that will fix the most common problems with the average photo; color, contrast, brightness and sharpness correction and cropping.  Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes. 

Be sure to bring some of your own digital photos to class for hands-on practice during each session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Wednesday, October 12 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, October 19  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Wednesday, October 26  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Writers Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

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

 

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Monday October 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Power Point Part 1 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the first part of a three session series.  This course is a comprehensive overview that will teach you how to create presentations that include video, charts, animations, and more. Students should already have a working knowledge of Windows 7 or 8 and basic computer operations. Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes. 

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, October 24 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Thursday, October 27  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Monday, October 31  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

This evening's selection is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This morning's selection is The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Photoshop Elements Part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the third part of a three session series.  In this class, students will continue working with techniques to fix common problems with the average photo, such as color, contrasts, sharpness, cropping, etc.  Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes. 

Be sure to bring some of your own digital photos to class for hands-on practice during each session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Wednesday, October 12 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, October 19  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Wednesday, October 26  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

Thursday October 27, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Power Point Part 2 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the second part of a three session series.  This course is a comprehensive overview that will teach you how to create presentations that include video, charts, animations, and more. Students should already have a working knowledge of Windows 7 or 8 and basic computer operations. Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, October 24 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Thursday, October 27  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Monday, October 31  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

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

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

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Monday October 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Introduction to Power Point Part 3 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Sevices   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

This is the third part of a three session series. This course is a comprehensive overview that will teach you how to create presentations that include video, charts, animations, and more. Students should already have a working knowledge of Windows 7 or 8 and basic computer operations. Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 classes.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

Part 1: Monday, October 24 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Thursday, October 27  6:00-7:30 pm

Part 3:  Monday, October 31  6:00-7:30 pm

REGISTRATION BEGINS AUGUST 2

Location: Business & Technology Center

Wednesday November 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

EveryFandom for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

 
misc_chefshat 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Holiday Cooking Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

It's time for the Library's Annual Holiday Cooking show, and we're pleased to welcome back Sandy Daniels, Director of the SILO Cooking School!

Sandy will show us how to prepare special recipes just in time for the holidays--and offer a taste!

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

Thursday November 3, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Development Committee Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Friday November 11, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is closed in observance of Veteran's Day.

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

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

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday November 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: Business and Technology Center

Wednesday November 23, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closing Early Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library closes at 1:00 pm in observance of Thanksgiving Day eve.

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

The Library is closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Monday November 28, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

This evening's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

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

This morning's selection is TBA

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

No registraiton required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday December 1, 2016 Go To Top
ent_guitar01 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Ukulele with the Edukated Fleas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Adult Services   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
   

Put a little swing into the season...enjoy the toe-tapping music of the Edukated Fleas!

Wendy Matthews and Greg Doyle have performed at the Clearwater Festival, Ukulele Cabaret, the New York Ukulele Festival, and more. And we're happy they are returning to the Library with their upbeat show!

The ukulele isn't only for lovely Hawaiian music. Tonight you’ll hear swing, standards, cowboy tunes, and even a little holiday music to celebrate the season! 

Registration is required, limited to 50, and begins soon.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

EveryFandom for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

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

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday December 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: Business and Technology Center

Monday December 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM LBOD Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

This evening's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

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

This morning's selection is TBA

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

Sunday December 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 Christmas Day.

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Monday December 26, 2016 Go To Top
office_closedsign.GIF Library Closed Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Library is closed in observance of Christmas.

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

EveryFandom for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Monday January 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Basics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

 Registration required and limited to 9. 

Location: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

Thursday January 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: Business and Technology Center

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

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

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
ent_gclef 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Songs of the Second World War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join us as we welcome back Rick Spencer to present his historical music program "Songs of the Second World War".

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

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

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

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

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

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

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Snow Date for Songs of the Second World War Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is the snow date for Rick Spencer's historical music program Songs of the Second World War

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

 
holiday_heart2 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Katy Leary and Mark Twain Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

Snow date: February 13.

    Location: Library's Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday February 8, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

EveryFandom for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

Thursday February 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: Business and Technology Center

Monday February 13, 2017 Go To Top
holiday_heart2 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Katy Leary and Mark Twain-Snow Date Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This is the SNOW DATE for the February 6 event. If you registered for the 6th, there's no need to register again.

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

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

Registration is required. The program is geared toward adults and teens.

 

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

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

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Monday February 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

Wednesday February 22, 2017 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Morning Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This morning's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

Wednesday March 1, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Teen EveryFandom Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

EveryFandom for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Thursday March 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Teen Tech Thursday Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: Business and Technology Center

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

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

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Wednesday March 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Social Security Seminar Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

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

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Saturday March 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Teen Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Craft for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

This evening's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

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

This morning's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

Monday April 3, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:30 PM iPad Special Topics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

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

Location: Business and Technology Center

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

EveryFandom for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

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

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

Black-Out Poetry for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

This evening's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

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

This morning's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

EveryFandom for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Maria Parloa Community Room

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

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

Location: Business and Technology Center

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

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

Registration is required and limited to 10 attendees.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Saturday May 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:15 AM  -  11:30 AM Teen Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Craft for Teens Grades 6-12.

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

This evening's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

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

This morning's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Saturday June 17, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM Teen Tie Dye Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sponsored by the Krauss Estate

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

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

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

Wednesday June 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Quarterly Classic Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Morse Conference Room

Monday June 26, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_red 6:30 PM  -  7:45 PM Evening Book Discussion Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

This evening's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Local History Room

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

This morning's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

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