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Thursday April 19, 2018
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Special Spring Crafty Thursdays
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SPECIAL CRAFTY THURSDAY FOR SCHOOL SPRING VACATION WEEK

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Kids can come in and make the special "Spring" craft featured for the day. 

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Drop-In 3D Printing for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

3d printer

Join us for this weekly drop-in program.  After an introduction to how the printer works and a safety lesson, we'll show you how to print and design various objects.  Please create an account with Thingverse and Tinkercad before the program.  Click the links below to set up your account:

http://www.thingiverse.com        http://www.tinkercad.com

Your parent/caregiver will need to sign a waiver.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday April 20, 2018
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Kids Friday Flicks
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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For kids ages 2 - 6 years old and their families. All children must be accompanied by an adult . No Registration required.

A fun short  film will be shown. 

Saturday April 21, 2018
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Teen Craft: String Art
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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Make your own creations using colored string!

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203) 794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in Storytime for everyone.(Age 2 up)

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Bethel Land Trust Annual Meeting
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Sunday April 22, 2018
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Eco-Theology Panel Discussion
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Please join us for an interfaith panel discussion, "Caring for and Connecting with Our Earth," presented by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library in conjunction with Bethel Community Earth Day.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Friends of the Library  203-794-8756, ext 13  
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 26 spaces available.
Monday April 23, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Multi-Season Garden Design
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sharing wonder and beauty is the joy of many home gardeners, and the mission of Kathy Diemer! Her garden blog, "A Garden for All," is a great place for inspiration and information.

In this program, Kathy will show us, through many stunning images, how to make our gardens shine in all seasons. She will tell us about her favorite plant combinations and design techniques to use in this year's garden.

This is the final program in the Annual Gardening Series sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club!

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday April 24, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the new library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For children 18 months - 4 years old. 

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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This month's selection is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.

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

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

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

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actress!

Join us for this Oscan nominated historical drama based on the events surrounding the release of the Pentagon Papers, the documents that detailed the history of the United States' involvement in Vietnam.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Pages' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday April 26, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

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.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In 3D Printing for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

3d printer

Join us for this weekly drop-in program.  After an introduction to how the printer works and a safety lesson, we'll show you how to print and design various objects.  Please create an account with Thingverse and Tinkercad before the program.  Click the links below to set up your account:

http://www.thingiverse.com        http://www.tinkercad.com

Your parent/caregiver will need to sign a waiver.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday April 27, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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A  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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday April 28, 2018
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Drop-In Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in Storytime for everyone. (Age 2 up)

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday April 29, 2018
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Books and Bricks for Kids
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LEGO bricks

For kids in Grades 1 through 5.

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

Registration required and limited to 12, beginning 2 weeks before the session. Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Monday April 30, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Poetry Open Mic Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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It's the last night in April--National Poetry Month--but it's not too late to celebrate! Join other poets to share original work in a relaxed and friendly setting.  You can sign up to read your own poetry, or just sit and relax with a cup of coffee and listen to the readers!

Please arrive by 6:30 to sign up for open mic spots, which are available on a first-come first-served basis.

For adults and young adults.  Readings must be suitable for all ages.

Registration required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday May 1, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For children 18 months - 4 years old.

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 2, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

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

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

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.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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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 14 years and older, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registration begins 6 weeks before the first class. Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for the first class, you will automatically be registered for all four classes: May 3, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

Supported in part by the proceeds donated during Fairfield County Giving Day.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In 3D Printing for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

3d printer

Join us for this weekly drop-in program.  After an introduction to how the printer works and a safety lesson, we'll show you how to print and design various objects.  Please create an account with Thingverse and Tinkercad before the program.  Click the links below to set up your account:

http://www.thingiverse.com        http://www.tinkercad.com

Your parent/caregiver will need to sign a waiver.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday May 4, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Star Wars Kickoff Party - All Ages!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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May 4th is Star Wars Day, and we're kicking off a whole month of Star Wars fun!

  • Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character - prize awarded to best costume!
  • Star Wars themed crafts
  • Star Wars trivia - prize awarded to winning team!
  • Refreshments (Padawan popcorn, Kenobi candy, & Sith cider)
  • Star Wars Selfies
  • And the opportunity to get together with fellow Star Wars fans!

No registration required! 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday May 5, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Make a Pre-School Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in and make the Pre-school craft of the day.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Star Wars Month Movie Marathon
2:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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Celebrate Star Wars all month long!

Join us for our Star Wars Movie Marathon.  Tonight's movie is Episode 1.  Two Jedi Knights come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.  This DVD is Rated PG.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
Monday May 7, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Star Wars Month Movie Marathon
6:00 PM - 8:25 PM

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Celebrate Star Wars all month long!

Join us for our Star Wars Movie Marathon.  Tonight's movie is Episode II.  Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.  This DVD is Rated PG.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 8, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For children 18 months - 4 years old.

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

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

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Kids Star Wars Movie
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM

For kids ages 4 - 10 years old. All children 7 years uld and under must be accompanied by an adult .

THREE  LEGO STAR WARS films will be shown. Registration required beginning on April 23 in person at the Children's Services Desk or by calling the desk during library hours.

Registration will begin on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 12:11 PM     
 
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Make A Bot (An Art Bot)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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Create your own Art Bot, a robot with markers for "legs" that wobbles across a piece of paper, creating drawings as it moves.  For teens Grades 6-12.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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A Song of the Seasons
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

We welcome back Rick Spencer for another Historical Music Program! The promise of Spring, the warmth of the long days of Summer, the Autumn harvest and the deep, dark Winter have all been described eloquently in music. The allegorical song of the seasons of human life is a long-standing tradition, as well. This program presents some of the best of both.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 49 spaces available.
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

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.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

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 14 years and older, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registration begins 6 weeks before the first class. Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for the first class, you will automatically be registered for all four classes: May 3, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

Supported in part by the proceeds donated during Fairfield County Giving Day.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In 3D Printing for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

3d printer

Join us for this weekly drop-in program.  After an introduction to how the printer works and a safety lesson, we'll show you how to print and design various objects.  Please create an account with Thingverse and Tinkercad before the program.  Click the links below to set up your account:

http://www.thingiverse.com        http://www.tinkercad.com

Your parent/caregiver will need to sign a waiver.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday May 11, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 12, 2018
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Teen Craft- Light-Up Felt Bracelet
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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Using felt and led bulbs, create your own bracelet/cuff.  For teens Grades 6-12.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Make a Pre-School Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in and make the Pre-school craft of the day.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Star Wars Movie Marathon
2:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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Celebrate Star Wars all month long!

Join us for our Star Wars Movie Marathon.  Today's movie is Episode III.  Three years into the clone wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku, and Anakin acts as a double agentand is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
Monday May 14, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Star Wars Month Movie Marathon
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Celebrate Star Wars all month long!

Join us for our Star Wars Movie Marathon.  Tonight's movie is the first standalone Star Wars story.  The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 15, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For children 18 months - 4 years old.

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

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

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

stem

For kids in Grades3 - 5

Children will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities..   

Registration required and limited to 15, beginning on May 1.  Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

pen and ink on paper

The Library's 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. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor Linda Chiara!  

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 2 spaces available.
 
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Star Wars Month Movie Marathon
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Celebrate Star Wars all month long!

Join us for our Star Wars Movie Marathon.  Tonight's movie is Episode IV.  Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookie and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station.  This DVD is Rated PG.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

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.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Special Star Wars Crafty Thursdays
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SPECIAL  "STAR WARS" CRAFTY THURSDAY 

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Kids can come in and make the special "Star Wars" craft featured for the day

Kids who come in dressed as their favorite "Star Wars" character will receive a prize!. 

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

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 14 years and older, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registration begins 6 weeks before the first class. Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for the first class, you will automatically be registered for all four classes: May 3, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

Supported in part by the proceeds donated during Fairfield County Giving Day.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday May 18, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 19, 2018
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Downtown Bethel Plant Sale
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Bethel Garden Club is an active partner of the Bethel Public Library--sponsoring the Annual Gardening Series and maintaining the Shakespeare Garden at the Library.

The Club's Annual Plant Sale is a great opportunity to get locally grown perennials at very reasonable prices. It is held at 141 Greenwood Avenue, behind the United Methodist Church. After the sale, come to the Library and check out a book about gardening!

 
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Drop-In Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in Storytime for everyone. (Age 2 up)

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday May 21, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Star Wars Month Movie Marathon
6:00 PM - 8:05 PM

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Celebrate Star Wars all month long!

Join us for our Star Wars Movie Marathon.  Tonight's movie is Episode V.  After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke begins Jedi training with Yoda.  This DVD is Rated PG.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 42 spaces available.
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For children 18 months - 4 years old.

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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This month's selection is Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

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

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Star Wars Month Movie Marathon
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Celebrate Star Wars all month long!

Join us for our Star Wars Movie Marathon.  Tonight's movie is Episode VI.  After a daring mission to rescue Hans Solo from Jabba the Hut, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star.  This DVD is Rated PG.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

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.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

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 14 years and older, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registration begins 6 weeks before the first class. Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for the first class, you will automatically be registered for all four classes: May 3, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

Supported in part by the proceeds donated during Fairfield County Giving Day.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday May 25, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday May 27, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday May 28, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Sorry We're Closed

Tuesday May 29, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For children 18 months - 4 years old.

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 30, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

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

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your own project to work on, or join us in knitting and crocheting for charity.  All skill levels welcome.

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Star Wars Month Movie Marathon
6:00 PM - 8:20 PM

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Celebrate Star Wars all month long!

Join us for our Star Wars Movie Marathon.  Tonight's movie is Episode VII.  This DVD picks up the story of a galaxy turned upside-down with the deposition of the evil Empire and the rise of the Rebel Alliance to take its place.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.  

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
Thursday May 31, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

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.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Star Wars Month Movie Marathon
6:00 PM - 8:35 PM

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Celebrate Star Wars all month long!

Join us for the last movie in our Star Wars Movie Marathon, Episode VIII.  Rey joins the Jedi world and embarks on a journey to discover many unknown mysteries of the force and unlock many hidden secrets from the past.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday June 1, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday June 2, 2018
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Make a Pre-School Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in and make the Pre-school craft of the day.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday June 4, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Let's Talk About Love
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Dr. Anna Huff and Dr. Reyes Castillo in a discussion about building and strengthening relationships. Drs. Huff and Castillo will talk about why many relationships struggle, how to renew relationships through communication and affection, and how to maintain strong relationships.

This presentation is geared to adults.

Registration is required and limited to 30 to allow for in-depth discussion.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday June 5, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For children 18 months - 4 years old.

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 6, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

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

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Join us for this popular DVD released on May 15.  T'Challa is the king of Wakanda, a technoligically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged and he must once again don his superhero suit to save his people.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

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

Registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Thursday June 7, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

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.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday June 8, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday June 9, 2018
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Drop-In Knit or Crochet Day
10:15 AM - 4:30 PM

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An all day event to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Day!  Join us for an hour or for the whole day.  Everyone who participates will be entered into a raffle.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Make a Pre-School Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in and make the Pre-school craft of the day.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday June 11, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday June 12, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For children 18 months - 4 years old.

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

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

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Songs and Stories for Grown-ups
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

lenny levine

Back by popular request...local storytelling musician Lenny Levine returns for another evening of live music and lively stories strictly 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 age 21+; children will not be admitted.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

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.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday June 15, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday June 16, 2018
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Drop-In Storytime
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in Storytime for everyone. (Age 2 up)

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:35 PM

 

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Join us for this DVD released on May 22.  This docudrama about the three American tourists who subdued a terrorist aboard a train headed to Paris chronicles their lifelong friendship and the numerous choices that prepared them to act quickly in the face of sudden danger.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 45 spaces available.
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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The Library's 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. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor Linda Chiara! 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday June 21, 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!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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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Teen Scavenger Hunt & Pizza Party
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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Get a crash course in where things are located and what services we provide in the Teen Library.  Find prizes, and we'll end up with a pinata outside!  For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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This month's selection is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Summer Reading Kick-off-Reading Rocks with Pete the Cat
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 

 SUMMER READING PROGRAM - 2018 -    LIBRARIES ROCK!   

KIDS SUMMER READING KICK-OFF PROGRAM

READING ROCKS WITH PETE THE CAT

PERFORMED BY AL de CANT THE "SINGING PRINCIPAL"

An onteractive musical show that promotes the joy of reading. It features songs from the popular "Pete the Cat" children's book series. Al will bring Pete and his adventures to life while kids sing and dance to the very cool and fun music!

For kids ages 3 - 10 years old. Children 7 years oland under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required to attend.

Please bring a blanket or cto sit on during the program.

After the show, refreshments wilbe served courtesy othe Bethel Women's Club.

 

 

Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday July 23, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday August 27, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday September 3, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday September 24, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Monday October 8, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday October 22, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday November 12, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day

Sorry We're Closed

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thursday November 22, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving Day

Sorry We're Closed

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

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This month's selection is The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Monday December 10, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday December 24, 2018
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early in observance of Christmas Eve.

Tuesday December 25, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday December 31, 2018
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early in observance of New Year's Eve.

Monday January 28, 2019
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

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