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Thursday April 27, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Puppet Workshop for Kids and Teens
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

robert rogers puppetry

Sponsored by the Krauss Estate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Facebook Session 2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:10 PM

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

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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Friday April 28, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Monday May 1, 2017
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iPad Basics
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 10, but other versions are welcome.

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

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

 Registration required and limited to 9.

 

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Tuesday May 2, 2017
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Tuesdays with Tuesday
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Session 1

For independent readers in Grades K - 5

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

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Teen EveryFandom
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teen EveryFandom

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

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Combined' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Line Dancing Fun
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

Registration required and strictly limited to 30. 

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

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 34 spaces available.
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Friday May 5, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Puppet Workshop for Kids and Teens
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

robert rogers puppetry

Sponsored by the Krauss Estate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register at the Children's Services Desk.

 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Saturday May 6, 2017
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Outdoor Sculpture Tour and Reception
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Bethel Arts will be hosting a ribbon cutting and grand opening reception on Saturday, May 6th from 5-7 p.m. for the 2017-2018 Outdoor Sculpture Tour. The ribbon cutting will take on the Municipal Center lawn followed by a reception at the Bethel Public Library.

This year’s exhibit is being curated by renowned sculptor, David Boyajian, whose sculpture barn in New Fairfield, CT is home to a plethora of creative works ranging from metal sculptures to works on paper, and hosts an array of exhibits throughout the year representing a wide variety of artists.  

The juried exhibit includes 11 sculptures from artists Thomas Manning, Matt Rink and Sarah Bade, Justin Perlman, Jodi Carlson, Steven Brooks, B.A. D'Alessandro, Daniel Lewis, Richard Pitt, Kate Winn, David Boyajian, and Todd Austin.

Bethel Arts is a community-based nonprofit organization that seeks to promote, build and support all facets of the arts and creative culture in the town of Bethel, CT. Membership includes area artists of all sorts, educators, businesses and audiences that know the importance of building and sustaining a vibrant creative community. From music to theatre to visual arts to new media, Bethel Arts aims to generate an atmosphere of collaboration, growth, and vitality in Bethel.

Bethel Arts’ Artspace is a gallery and event space at 91 Greenwood Avenue that is open to the public.

 For more information, visit www.BethelArtsCT.org.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Sunday May 7, 2017
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Jewelry Making Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

Registration required and limited to 10.

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

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday May 8, 2017
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Intermediate Excel 2013 Session 1
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Sleep: Do You Get Enough?
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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May is National Sleep Month! 

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

Registration required and limited to 30.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 14 spaces available.
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Tuesday May 9, 2017
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Tuesdays with Tuesday
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

photo of tuesday the dog with flowers

Session 2

For independent readers in Grades K - 5

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

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

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

 
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Intermediate Excel 2013 Session 2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Lotus Flower Lantern Craft Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Celebrate Mother's Day by making a beautiful keepsake!

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

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

Registration required and limited to 20.

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

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Thursday May 11, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25

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

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Teen Tech Thursday
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
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Friday May 12, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Saturday May 13, 2017
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Bethel Land Trust Board Meeting
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday May 15, 2017
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday May 17, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by March 29. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 10.

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

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 5 spaces available.
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Campus Safety
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
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Thursday May 18, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday May 19, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Saturday May 20, 2017
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Bethel Garden Club Plant Sale
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

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Teen Craft
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

arts and craft supplies

 

Craft for Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 11 spaces available.
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Sunday May 21, 2017
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Library Closed for Memorial Day Parade

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Monday May 22, 2017
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Intermediate Photoshop Elements Session 1
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 5 spaces available.
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday May 24, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Intermediate Photoshop Elements Session 2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Boards of Selectmen, A History
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

bethel town hall

Presented by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library

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

Registration required. 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
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Thursday May 25, 2017
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Intermediate Photoshop Elements Session 3 (optional)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:40 PM

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

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 47 spaces available.
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Sunday May 28, 2017
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Monday May 29, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

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Wednesday May 31, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Registration required

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

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 36 spaces available.
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Saturday June 3, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing: A Kind and Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1:  June 3 

Part 2:  June 10

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

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

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday June 7, 2017
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Songs and Stories for Grown-ups
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Lenny Levine

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

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
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Thursday June 8, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:25 PM

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Broadway at Bethel Summer Series Begins!

This adaption of Andrew Lloyd Weber's hit musical stars Gerard Butler as a disfigured composer and Emmy Rossum as his unrequited love Christine. This DVD is Rated PG-13.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
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Saturday June 10, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing: A Kind and Gentle Introduction to Creative Photography
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1:  June 3 

Part 2:  June 10

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

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

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Sunday June 11, 2017
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Spring Into Summer Concert
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 60 spaces available.
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Monday June 12, 2017
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Wednesday June 14, 2017
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

Registration required and limited to 10.

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

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

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

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

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
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Thursday June 15, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Saturday June 17, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing: Photography as Meditation
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 10. Location TBD.

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

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Teen Tie Dye
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Sponsored by the Krauss Estate

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

Students entering grades 6-12 in the fall are welcome.

Registration required.

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

LOCATION: Library Lawn
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Monday June 19, 2017
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

Registration begins today!

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Summer Reading Program 2017 - Build a Better World- Registration Begins Today
10:00 AM

For kids entering Pre-School - Grade 5.

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

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Wednesday June 21, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:10 PM

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Broadway at Bethel Summer Series!

A night club singer and an English writer embark on a doomed romance in Berlin, as the Nazi party begins steadily rising to power and the mood becomes dark in this 1972 musical.  This DVD is Rated PG.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday June 26, 2017
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Teen Summer Reading Program: Build a Better World

Teen Summer Reading begins today!

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Summer Reading 2017 Kick-Off Program
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Build a Better World With Magic

For kids 3 to 10 years old.

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Library Lawn
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World- Begins Today
10:00 AM

BUILD A BETTER WORLD - SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2017

For kids entering Pre-School - Grade 5.

Program  begins today.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Lunch Bunch Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday June 29, 2017
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Summer Craft Day
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Tuesday July 4, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day

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Wednesday July 5, 2017
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Lunch Bunch Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday July 6, 2017
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LEGO Building Contest
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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

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

All children must be able to attend without an adult.

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

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Summer Craft Day
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Wednesday July 12, 2017
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Lunch Bunch Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

summer movie

Broadway at Bethel Summer Series!

This 1933 musical is about the problems of a Broadway director before opening night after his leading lady twists her ankle the evening before the premiere.  This DVD is Not Rated.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Thursday July 13, 2017
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Summer Craft Day
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Saturday July 15, 2017
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Artists Reception
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

All are invited to view the photographic images created by students of the Library's recent "Zen and the Art of Seeing: Photography as Meditation" workshop. Meet the photographers and their instructor, Elisabeth Levy, and learn about the inspiration behind their work! Light refreshments will be served.

No registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday July 19, 2017
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Lunch Bunch Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday July 20, 2017
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Summer Craft Day
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday July 24, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Tuesday July 25, 2017
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Summer Build-A-Thon Day
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

 

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Wednesday July 26, 2017
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Lunch Bunch Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

lunch bunch storytime

Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

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Broadway at Bethel Summer Series!

This 2008 musical is about a bride-to-be in Greece who tries to solve the mystery of her paternity by reading her mother's diary.  Based on the ABBA-inspired stage musical.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Thursday July 27, 2017
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Summer Craft Day
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Wednesday August 2, 2017
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Lunch Bunch Storytime
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Wednesdays, 11:30 - 12:00 noon

Stories, activities, and book-themed DVDs.

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday August 3, 2017
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Summer Craft Day
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Saturday August 5, 2017
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Summer Reading Program - Build a Better World- Ends Today
5:00 PM

BUILD A BETTER WORLD - SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2017

For kids entering Pre-School - Grade 5.

Program ends today.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Wednesday August 9, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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Broadway at Bethel Summer Series!

This 1954 musical is about a band of brothers who kidnap seven women with the intention of marrying them and end up getting snowed in for the winter.  This DVD is Rated G.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Thursday August 17, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Broadway at Bethel Summer Series!

Bring the family to enjoy the last picture in our summer series.  This 2014 version of the musical is about a New York City tycoon who adopts a vivacious orphan as a PR stunt, but the little girl teaches him what's truly important in life.  This DVD is Rated PG.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Saturday August 26, 2017
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Friends Book Sale
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Monday August 28, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Thai Cooking Show
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us for taste of Thailand!  Chef Suchada Palmer, aka Thaiphoon Su, will prepare two authentic dishes and offer us a taste. Thai cuisine is as healthy as it is tasty, with lots of vegetables and a quick cooking time. Tonight, we'll learn how to create our own home-made Thai food.

Registration required and strictly limited to 30.

Registration will begin soon.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday August 30, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday September 4, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Wednesday September 6, 2017
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League of Women Voters
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Hold date for program

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Thursday September 14, 2017
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Long Term Care Planning

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

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Middlemarch book cover

This evening's selection is Middlemarch by George Eliot.

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday September 21, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Sunday September 24, 2017
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Jewelry Making for Adults
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

pearls

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

Registration required and limited to 10 people.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday September 25, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday September 27, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday October 9, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday October 16, 2017
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Author Talk with Sharon Struth
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

Registration is required and limited to 15.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Saturday October 21, 2017
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

3d printer

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Monday October 23, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday October 25, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday November 13, 2017
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

3d printer

his 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 the training session.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Thursday November 23, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Friday November 24, 2017
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Friends Book Sale
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Monday November 27, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday November 29, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

christmas carol and cricket on the hearth book covers

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday December 11, 2017
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

3d printer

his 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 the training session.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Thursday December 14, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday December 18, 2017
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday December 20, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday December 25, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Thursday January 18, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday January 22, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Monday January 29, 2018
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday February 15, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday February 26, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday March 15, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Monday March 26, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday April 19, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday April 23, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday May 17, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday May 21, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday June 21, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday June 25, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Evening Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This month's selection is TBD.

Books are available for check-out with a valid Library card approximately one month before meeting.

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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