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Monday March 1, 2021
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

This online story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Fierce Females in Art
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Artemisia Gentileschi - Wikipedia

Arts experiences correlate to good health, satisfaction with life, low anxiety and low depression in both men and women. Additionally, viewing artwork, particularly work that one finds beautiful, causes a person to experience joys similar to falling in love. Talking about art is a workout for the brain and nourishment for the soul.

Join Jane Oneail as she discusses "Fierce Females in Art". Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the creators? This program examines the history of women in art in brief and then explores the lives, careers and works of several major women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt.

Jane Oneail holds a master’s in Art History from Boston University and a master’s in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is a NH native and has worked at some of the state’s most esteemed cultural institutions, She has taught Art History at the college level for more than a decade, most recently at Southern New Hampshire University.

This is a ZOOM event.  Valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link.  ZOOM link will be sent the day of the event.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday March 2, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Intermediate Chess

We're starting an INTERMEDIATE class for those children who have previous chess experience.  This more advanced class meets every other Tuesday (this is the alternative week from the beginner chess program).  Class is limited to 15 children. 

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com . 

In this Intermediate level class, the students will learn about more advanced tactics/strategies along with openings and end game theory.

The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration. 

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org. 

 
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756   children@bethellibrary.org
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday March 3, 2021
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Storybook endings
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This online story time program, for Pre K to grade 2. 

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

 Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7. 

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
Thursday March 4, 2021
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Family Storytime in a Bag
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Family Storytime in a Bag!  

This online story time program, for children 18 months to 4 years, will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

How to participate:

  1. Register for the program
  2. Call the Bethel Public Library and arrange a curbside pickup to check out a Storytime in a Bag Kit. (Bags limited to first 10 participants, participants may join without a bag.)
  3. Join us for Zoom Family Storytime with your child!

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Local History Trivia!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Think you know your local history? Come test your local history knowledge with us--of our own town, Bethel, our State of Connecticut, and the New England region. This event is open to adults and teens.

This event will be held via Zoom, and we ask that you have your account set up and a team name ready prior to the event. From 6:30 to 7, teams will be sorted and trivia will begin promptly at 7pm. If you need help getting Zoom setup on your device, please call the library. 

Zoom invites and answer sheets will be sent 30 minutes prior to the event. Registration with a valid email is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 36 spaces available.
Friday March 5, 2021
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Wiggle Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare. 

Let's get moving!  Join us for this story time, for children 18 months to 4 years, where our books will help us move our bodies.  

This online story time program will include songs, rhymes and stories that help us bend, stretch and wiggle.    

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday March 8, 2021
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Spanish Storytime in a Bag
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

This online story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Intro to Google Workspace
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn about the features of Google Workspace, a new version of Google Suite meant specifically for businesses, which is a collection of software and products provided by Google such as Gmail, Sheets, Docs, and Meet. 

This program will be done through Zoom. Registration required with a valid email address. No Google account is required. Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday March 9, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

Due to long-awaited medical advancements, Fibromyalgia is now generally considered a component of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion. 

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Intro to Google Workspace
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn about the features of Google Workspace, a new version of Google Suite meant specifically for businesses, which is a collection of software and products provided by Google such as Gmail, Sheets, Docs, and Meet. 

This program will be done through Zoom. Registration required with a valid email address. No Google account is required. Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual Beginner Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Beginner Chess

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com . 

Students will learn chess basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration. 

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org. 

 
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756   children@bethellibrary.org
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday March 10, 2021
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Storybook endings
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This online story time program, for Pre K to grade 2. 

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Teen Craft @ Home
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

origami animals

Get crafty with this virtual program open to Teens Grades 6-12 and create origami animals. First, sign up for a program session online and then stop by the library to pick up a Make and Take Craft Kit. Craft kits may also be picked up by a curbside pickup appointment. The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your craft kit handy, along with a pair of scissors and a pencil. Registration is limited to eight teens/ session. 

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Cut The Cord
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is an entertaining community presentation meant to help cable-TV customers break the expensive and often frustrating cable service cycle and gain lower costs, greater control and a vastly expanded selection of entertainment and communication choices. Attendees will learn how to get out of a cable service agreement, find and negotiate the best internet/broadband access deal, and get started with streaming services for a vast range of entertainment options... many of which are free!

The presentation covers the details of streaming equipment (some of which attendees may already own) and how to explore the ever-expanding list of channels and services that streaming—as well as the "forgotten" free resource of broadcast TV—can bring to your living room. Support issues such as quality home WiFi and low-cost home phone service are covered as well. You don't need advanced technical expertise... just the right information!

If you're tired of endless rate increases and shell games with service and programming terms, cut your expense and take control... come learn how to Cut the Cord!

This is a ZOOM presentation with slides and some brief breaks for immediate questions; a Q&A session to follow. A valid email address is required to receive the ZOOM link. 

 

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday March 11, 2021
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Family Storytime in a Bag
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Family Storytime in a Bag!  

This online story time program, for children 18 months to 4 years, will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

How to participate:

  1. Register for the program
  2. Call the Bethel Public Library and arrange a curbside pickup to check out a Storytime in a Bag Kit. (Bags limited to first 10 participants, participants may join without a bag.)
  3. Join us for Zoom Family Storytime with your child!

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Tween Graphic Novel Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Like Comics? Come and talk about it in this virtual program for grades 4-7. Each month we will discuss an exciting graphic novel and do some fun activities based on the Book! This Month’s book is Wings of Fire Book One: The Dragonet Prophecy by Tui T. Sutherland. Registration is limited to eight children/ session.

How to participate: 

1) Sign up for the program.

2) Call the Bethel Public Library to arrange a curbside pickup to check out the book and pick up and activity packet. 

3) Read the book.

3) Join us on Zoom on Wednesday 3/11 at 6:30 and join us for a fun virtual book discussion! Zoom Links are sent out 15 minutes before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 4 spaces available.
Friday March 12, 2021
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Wiggle Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare. 

Let's get moving!  Join us for this story time, for children 18 months to 4 years, where our books will help us move our bodies.  

This online story time program will include songs, rhymes and stories that help us bend, stretch and wiggle.    

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday March 15, 2021
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Spanish Storytime in a Bag
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

This online story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Tech Help
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Having trouble with a device or some other type of technology? BPL staff are here to help! Meet with us to discuss issues you've been having with your device, and we will do a walkthrough or provide you with helpful resources.

This event will be held through Zoom. Registration with a valid email address required. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email used for registration.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday March 16, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Tech Help
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Having trouble with a device or some other type of technology? BPL staff are here to help! Meet with us to discuss issues you've been having with your device, and we will do a walkthrough or provide you with helpful resources.

This event will be held through Zoom. Registration with a valid email address required. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email used for registration.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Intermediate Chess

We're starting an INTERMEDIATE class for those children who have previous chess experience.  This more advanced class meets every other Tuesday (this is the alternative week from the beginner chess program).  Class is limited to 15 children. 

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com . 

In this Intermediate level class, the students will learn about more advanced tactics/strategies along with openings and end game theory.

The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration. 

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org. 

 
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756   children@bethellibrary.org
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday March 17, 2021
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Morning Book Chat
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance | Waterstones

A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels.  And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

In Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance, the former Marine and and Yale Law School graduate tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you're living through it.  Please join us to share your thoughts and ideas on this controversial novel.  Do you believe the ingrained problems of the Appalachian region can be solved? Does the writer give fair voice to the characters? 

We are offering a book guide for all registrants which highlights the author's background, offers interviews and book insights, as well as topics and questions to stimulate the conversation.  This book also has been turned into a film on Netflix, starring Glenn Close and Amy Adams.  

We have preordered copies of the book for you.  Just call the Library at 203-794-8756 to reserve your copy and schedule a curbside pick-up. 

Please note that this discussion will be via Zoom; registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Science Storytime
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Storytime Science | Newberg Oregon

 

Register to join us for Science Storytime for grades Pre K - 2.   It's never too early to have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)!  This program features a story and an activity to extend learning and explore STEM concepts at home.  All materials are easily found around the home like food coloring or tin foil. 

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

 Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7. 

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
Thursday March 18, 2021
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Family Storytime in a Bag
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Family Storytime in a Bag!  

This online story time program, for children 18 months to 4 years, will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

How to participate:

  1. Register for the program
  2. Call the Bethel Public Library and arrange a curbside pickup to check out a Storytime in a Bag Kit. (Bags limited to first 10 participants, participants may join without a bag.)
  3. Join us for Zoom Family Storytime with your child!

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Register to join us for PJ Storytime. This online story time program is for children Pre K to grade 2.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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STEM @ Home for Children: Edisons
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 3-5 using Edison robots provided by the library! Edisons are small, programmable robots that are used for learning coding and robotics.

Edison take home kits are available for checkout for those registered for this program. By registering, you agree to our loan agreement and replacement costs, found here: https://www.bethellibrary.org/bpl-tech-kit-loan-agreement/  Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email provided.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Tuesday March 23, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual Beginner Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Beginner Chess

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com . 

Students will learn chess basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration. 

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org. 

 
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756   children@bethellibrary.org
There is 1 space available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday March 24, 2021
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An Introduction to Active Dreaming
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Is it really “Just a Dream”?!

In this time of COVID-19, many people feel that they are inside a giant fever dream. Active Dreaming is a method of dream working which synthesizes modern Dreamwork and ancient shamanic practices. It views dreams as Experiences, and inspires folks with powerful tools to explore dreams.

As part of this lively evening, join Donna Katsuranis as we learn the core technique of Active Dreaming – the Lightning Dreamwork process. This is a quick, fun and respectful way to share dreams which empowers the dreamer with some possibilities for what to do with the experience. At the heart of Active Dreaming is one basic tenet: The dreamer is the only authority on the meaning of their dreams.

Come ready to learn more about the Magic that we can tap into every time we close our eyes! Please bring a Dream journal if you keep one, and your Imagination!

Donna Katsuranis is an Interfaith Minister and an Advanced Master Gardener who lives and gardens in Brookfield CT. She regularly conducts spiritual and Dream circles, has taught numerous Advanced Master Gardener classes and has lectured throughout the Northeast. 

Suggested reading: Robert Moss, “Conscious Dreaming” is available from Bibliomation

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday March 25, 2021
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Family Storytime in a Bag
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Family Storytime in a Bag!  

This online story time program, for children 18 months to 4 years, will include songs, rhymes and stories.  The first 10 families to register can check out a bag of story time materials for one week that will be used during the program, however the materials are not necessary to join in!  

How to participate:

  1. Register for the program
  2. Call the Bethel Public Library and arrange a curbside pickup to check out a Storytime in a Bag Kit. (Bags limited to first 10 participants, participants may join without a bag.)
  3. Join us for Zoom Family Storytime with your child!

We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

This is an online ZOOM program. A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
 
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STEM @ Home for Teens: Strawbees
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 6-12 using Strawbees provided by the library! Strawbees is a construction set for building things that can stand, move, spin, glide, or even walk across the floor.

Strawbees take home kits are available for checkout for those registered for this program. By registering, you agree to our loan agreement and replacement costs, found here: https://www.bethellibrary.org/bpl-tech-kit-loan-agreement/  Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email provided.

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday March 29, 2021
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Intro to LinkedIn
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to create and manage an account on LinkedIn, a resume and job seeking resource. It is not required to have a LinkedIn account prior to this class.

This event will be held through Zoom. Registration with a valid email address required. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email used for registration.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday March 30, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Join us for a virtual knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you.

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Intro to LinkedIn
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to create and manage an account on LinkedIn, a resume and job seeking resource. It is not required to have a LinkedIn account prior to this class.

This event will be held through Zoom. Registration with a valid email address required. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email used for registration.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Intermediate Chess

We're starting an INTERMEDIATE class for those children who have previous chess experience.  This more advanced class meets every other Tuesday (this is the alternative week from the beginner chess program).  Class is limited to 15 children. 

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com . 

In this Intermediate level class, the students will learn about more advanced tactics/strategies along with openings and end game theory.

The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration. 

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org. 

 
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756   children@bethellibrary.org
There are 16 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday March 31, 2021
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Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

 Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning with this virtual program open to children Grades 4-7. 

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

2) Stop by the library to pick up a cartooning packet. You may arrange a curbside pickup if you do not wish to come inside for the packet.

3) The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your cartooning packet handy, along with pencils, erasers and a sturdy surface to draw on.

Each session will cover one section of the cartooning packet. If you wish to attend multiple sessions, make sure to sign up for each individual session to receive the zoom link. Registration is limited to eight children/ session. You will only need to pick up a cartooning packet once. Please call the library with any questions: (203)774-8756

Zoom links will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the e-mail provided. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Modern Calligraphy
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Come learn the popular and playful Modern Calligraphy! Debby Reelitz teaches where this style comes from, strategies on how to create this lettering style, and ends with a project.

During this program, you will learn about the importance of hand-lettering in a digital world and why it is still relevant. Debby will discuss different ways modern calligraphy can be written and of course, how to write this modern calligraphy style.

This is a ZOOM program.  A valid email address is required to receive the ZOOM link. 

Class is limited to 20.

Materials (pen and practive worksheet) will be available for pick up on Monday, March 29 via BPL's curbside pick-up service.   Please call the library at 203-794-8756 to arrange the curbside appointment.

About the Presenter
Debby Reelitz is a professional calligrapher in North Granby, Connecticut. Introduced to calligraphy by her 5th-grade teacher, she dabbled for years. Then in 1998, she opened her own calligraphy studio in Chicago. She teaches this beautiful art form; creates awards, gifts, commissions, chalkboards, and more. Check out her website at letteringdesign.com/

 

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday April 1, 2021
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Academy Awards Trivia!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Think you know your Best Pictures, Directors, Actors, and more? Come test your Oscars knowledge with us! This event is open to adults and teens.

This event will be held via Zoom, and we ask that you have your account set up and a team name ready prior to the event. From 6:30 to 7, teams will be sorted and trivia will begin promptly at 7pm. If you need help getting Zoom setup on your device, please call the library. 

Zoom invites and answer sheets will be sent 30 minutes prior to the event. Registration with a valid email is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday April 6, 2021
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Virtual Beginner Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Beginner Chess

Kids in 1st through 5th grade are invited to join this virtual chess class taught by Chess Coach Joe for teamdigusa.com . 

Students will learn chess basics and then gradually learn tactics and strategies. The professional chess coach from DIG USA will teach for half of the class and then the students will play each other on Chess.com for the second half of the class. The chess coach will watch the matches and analyse the students strengths and weaknesses so that the students know how to improve every game.

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with more comfortable with Chess.com please view this video before our first class. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WIvM4CpQU

Registration for the event with a valid email address is required for each session. You will receive a ZOOM link with access to the class after registration. 

Coach Joe Lessard was born in Springfield, MA and has played chess for most of his life. His current USCF Rating is 1524. Coach Joe graduated from Western New England University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

Questions?  Call 203-794-8756 or email children@bethellibrary.org. 

 
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756   children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday April 7, 2021
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Teen Craft @ Home
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Scratch Art Greeting Card

Get crafty with this virtual program open to Teens Grades 6-12 and create Scratch art Greeting cards. First, sign up for a program session online and then stop by the library to pick up a Make and Take Craft Kit. Craft kits may also be picked up by a curbside pickup appointment. The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your craft kit handy, along with a pencil. Registration is limited to eight teens/ session. 

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
There are 7 spaces available.
Thursday April 8, 2021
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Talking Trash
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Let's talk trash!!

Talking Trash is a family-friendly, informative recycling ZOOM presentation.  The goal of the program is to provide  accurate, local information on waste management and recycling while having a bit of fun! 

Managing waste and knowing what to recycle can be confusing. Learn where our garbage and recycling really goes, and how you can reduce, reuse and recycle to help your community and the environment.  We'll cover such topics as:

  • What is the State of Connecticut’s universal recycling guide?
  • What happens when you put the wrong thing in your recycling bin?
  • What does China have to do with recycling in Connecticut?
  • How can managing your waste save you money and how it affects your taxes?

Please join Jennifer Heaton-Jones as she talks trash!  She is the Executive Director of the regional governmental solid waste and recycling authority at HRRA (Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority). 

 
There are many spaces available.
 
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Tween Graphic Novel Book Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Nameless City, Faith Erin Hicks, Cover

Like Comics? Come and talk about it in this virtual program for grades 4-7. Each month we will discuss an exciting graphic novel and do some fun activities based on the Book! This Month’s book is Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks. Registration is limited to eight children/ session.

How to participate: 

1) Sign up for the program.

2) Call the Bethel Public Library to arrange a curbside pickup to check out the book and pick up and activity packet. 

3) Read the book.

3) Join us on Zoom on Wednesday 4/8 at 6:30 and join us for a fun virtual book discussion! Zoom Links are sent out 15 minutes before the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 6 spaces available.
Monday April 12, 2021
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How to Backup Your Data
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

This class will go over why it is important to backup files and how to do so with several different file storage options.

This event will be held through Zoom. Registration with a valid email address required. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email used for registration.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday April 13, 2021
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How to Backup Your Data
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This class will go over why it is important to backup files and how to do so with several different file storage options.

This event will be held through Zoom. Registration with a valid email address required. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email used for registration.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday April 14, 2021
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Tax Free Investing ***ZOOM meeting***
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

  

Tax Free Investing.  It's not how much you make, but rather it’s how much you keep!  Start planning for your next tax year today.

In this seminar, learn strategies to help reduce your tax burden.  We'll discuss different types of tax-advantaged investments and how they may help you keep more of what you earn. 

Join Maria Xavier of Edward Jones as she discusses tax-advantaged investments such as muni bonds (muni/UIT/mutual funds), IRAs (traditional/Roth/401k/403b) and/or life insurance.

Registration will a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out upon registration, and then again 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. 

This program is for informational purposes only. No products or services will be promoted.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday April 20, 2021
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday April 26, 2021
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Introduction to Arduino for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Learn how to program an Arduino, a small electronic board, to read and control electrical components and sensors.

This event will be held through Zoom. Registration with a valid email address required. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email used for registration.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday April 27, 2021
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Introduction to Arduino for Adults
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn how to program an Arduino, a small electronic board, to read and control electrical components and sensors.

This event will be held through Zoom. Registration with a valid email address required. The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent 15 minutes prior to the program to the email used for registration.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.   

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.

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