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Friday February 24, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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Fridays, January 20 through February 17

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Sunday February 26, 2017
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Jewelry Making Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

earrings

Come have some fun!

Valentine's Day Earring Workshop: make 4 pairs of earrings of your own design.  Instructor Diane Kopta will show you how to use tools for making two types of earrings, 2 with charms of love, hearts or chocolate, and two with beads of crystal, cultured pearls and stones.  You will take your creation home in an organza bag with earring savers so you don't lose your precious creations.  

Registration required and limited to 10.

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

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday February 27, 2017
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

lulzbot mini 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 training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 4 spaces available.
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Wednesday March 1, 2017
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Winter Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, January 18 through March 1

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

For children, ages 3 through 5 years old. Children must be 3 years old by January 18. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Loom Knitting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

balls of yarn in many colors

March is National Craft Month, and the Library is celebrating with an all-new addition to our Adult Creative Corner! We have knowledgeable instructors who look forward to showing beginners how to make a hat on a round loom. And to "top it off," the hats will be donated to a local charity! 

If you are an experienced loom-knitter, we invite you to join us and help the others work on their projects. All materials will be provided by the Library.

(Snow date: March 29)

Registration is required and limited to 8.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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LBOD Development Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

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Thursday March 2, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture!

Join us for a DVD just released on February 28!  This DVD tells the story of a young African American man living in a violent and crime-ridden section of Miami who learns both positive and negative lessons about life.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 26 spaces available.
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Saturday March 4, 2017
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Friends of the Library Open House
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friends heart book

All are invited to an informal gathering for members of the Friends and Library patrons. Meet one another, talk with members of the Friends Board of Directors, learn about Friends activities, make suggestions, enjoy refreshments, and pick up a free book or two.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Sunday March 5, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Monday March 6, 2017
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iPad Special Topics
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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March's Topic is:  Photos and Camera

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 4 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 8, 2017
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Teen EveryFandom
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Teen EveryFandom

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

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actor!

Join us for a DVD just released on February 21!  A World War II Army medic earns the respect of many as he becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American History to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 21 spaces available.
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Knights' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

chess pieces

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday March 9, 2017
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Teen Tech Thursday
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

littlebits kit

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.
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Friday March 10, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult, who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Saturday March 11, 2017
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KEVA Block Party for All Ages
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

KEVA planks

Have you heard about KEVA Planks? These identical construction blocks that stack with surpising stability are great for creating different objects.

Families are invited to join our fun and educational KEVA Block Party where together we will build a bridge. After the group activity participants will have an opportunity to create their own structures. 

For kids and teens ages 6 and up. Parents are encouraged to stay and participate together with kids. 

Registration required and limited to 12. 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 8 spaces available.
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Artist Reception
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Carol Gibson, whose photographic images are on display in the Library's Main Room beginning March 10, will greet visitors and talk about her artwork.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Monday March 13, 2017
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

lulzbot mini 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 training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 15, 2017
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Sponsored by a grant from the DECD.

Registration required and limited to 10.

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

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 5 spaces available.
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for a movie to accompany our Quarterly Classic Book Discussion of Moby Dick.  This DVD is an adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's historical novel about the harrowing high-seas encounter that inspired Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick.  In the winter of 1820, the crew of the New England whaling ship The Essex struggle to survive after an attack by a rogue sperm whale leaves them stranded at sea for 90 days. This film is rated PG-13.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 41 spaces available.
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Thursday March 16, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Friday March 17, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class.. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Saturday March 18, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 4:20 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actor!

Join us for a DVD just released on March 14. In the turbulent racially charged climate of the 1950's, and African American man struggles to raise his family and be a role model for his growing children, teaching them how to survive in an unfair world. This DVD is Rated PG-13.  

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

Registration required.  

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 28 spaces available.
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Monday March 20, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Great Plants for New England Gardens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

primrose garden

The 2017 Annual Gardening Series Begins Tonight!

Join us and you'll discover over 40(!) tried-and-true, beautiful, rugged, low-maintenance, problem-solving plants that resist deer and are eco-friendly! Our presenter is Karen Bussolini, a NOFA-accredited Organic Land Care Professional, published garden photographer, and sought-after garden speaker. Ms. Bussolini will provide valuable information to make your New England garden lovely and thriving. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. 

A selection of Ms. Bussolini's books will be available for sale and signing.

Registrants will be eligible to win coupons for the Bethel Garden Club's May 20, 2017 Plant Sale. 

The Annual Gardening Series is sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 39 spaces available.
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Wednesday March 22, 2017
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Pages' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

child playing chess

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.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Social Security Seminar
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

money bills and coins

Helen Curtin, a local financial advisor, will present "Social Security-Your Questions Answered." Get information on ways to maximize benefit amounts for the individual and spouse based on age, life expectancy, employment, and need.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 47 spaces available.
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

book cover for moby dick by herman melville

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday March 23, 2017
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One-on-One Demos For Parents - Online Resources For Kids
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

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

Registration required and limited to 2 adults per demo. Register 2 weeks before the session in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Magic Tree House Storycraft Hour
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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For kids - Grades 1 - 3 

Adventure, book discussion and activity hour focusing on books from the Magic Tree House series. Today's featured title is Book # 55- Night of the Ninth Dragon.

Registration required beginning on March 8 at the Children's Services Desk or calling the Children's Library.

Limit: 15 children to the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Oscar Nominee for Best Actress!

Join us for a DVD just released on March 7!  This DVD chronicles the experiences of the first lady following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 27 spaces available.
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Friday March 24, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Saturday March 25, 2017
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Teen Craft: Duct Tape Designs
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

arts and craft supplies

We'll use a ziplock bag as the base for a small bag, perfect for makeup, pencils, or other small objects!

Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Sunday March 26, 2017
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture!

In this crime-drama, two desperate brothers risk their freedom in order to save their family farm from foreclosure.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 37 spaces available.
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Monday March 27, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

The Telling Room book cover

This evening's selection is The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti.

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

No registration required.

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

The Telling Room book cover

This morning's selection is The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti.

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:10 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture!

Join us for a DVD just released on March 21!  Based on the true inspirational story of a 5 year old boy visiting Calcutta who is separated from his family and is taken in by an Australian couple and brought up in a loving home.  Rated PG-13.

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 25 spaces available.
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Thursday March 30, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Kids Creative Chemistry!
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

chemistry beakers

For kids - Grades 2 - 5 

Kids will discover what happens when they mix together two dry chemicals to create a bubbly and fragrant item!

Registration required beginning on March 15 at the Children's Services Desk or by calling the Children's Library.

Limit: 15 children to the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday March 31, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Sunday April 2, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Monday April 3, 2017
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Butterflies of the World and Your Own Backyard
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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The 2017 Annual Gardening Series Continues!

Join us and you'll learn fascinating facts about these flying gems of the garden! Our presenter is John Root, naturalist and educator. Mr. Root will show his beautiful images of butterflies from around the world, and tell us how we can attract and nurture native butterflies in our own backyard gardens. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. 

A selection of butterfly-friendly plants will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Bethel Public Library.

Registrants will be eligible to win coupons for the Bethel Garden Club's May 20, 2017 Plant Sale. 

The Annual Gardening Series is sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club.

Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 41 spaces available.
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Wednesday April 5, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Teen EveryFandom

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

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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LBOD Development Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

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Thursday April 6, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

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

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

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

littlebits kit

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

Registration required.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
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Friday April 7, 2017
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Terrific Twos Program
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother hen reading to chicks

March 10 - April 7

A program of stories, activities, crafts, and a book themed DVD  for 2 year olds

For  children, accompanied by an adult who are 2 years old as of March 10. Only the 2 year old and the parent/caregiver may come to the class. Siblings are not eligible to attend. 

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Monday April 10, 2017
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

lulzbot mini 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 training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

 

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Tuesday April 11, 2017
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Turtle Dance Music Program
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Sensory-Friendly Music and Movement Show.

For children 4 - 10 years old, especially for special needs children and those on the Autism Spectrum.

This musical program engages children through songs, movement, stories,projections, and interactive music technology.

The sensory experience helps kids learn and have fun at the same time. Parents are encouraged to attemd the program wih their children.

Registration required to attend, beginning on March 27 at the Children's Services Desk.

Limit 30 children to the program.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Author Talk and Book Signing
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Local author James Smith will present his memoir A Boy's Life in the Baby Boom, True Tales From Small Town America.  He grew up in Pittsford, New York, where his great aunt Una Hutchinson founded the Pittsford Community Library.  Mr. Smith is a former managing editor of the News Times, now retired.  This is his fourth book.  He is the winner of The Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors.  Mr. Smith will discuss his memoir and read excerpts from it, as well as sign copies.  Books will be available for purchase.  

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
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Friday April 14, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Good Friday

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Sunday April 16, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Easter Sunday

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday April 17, 2017
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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.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Wednesday April 19, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

fountain pen on writing paper

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

Registration required and limited to 10.

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

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 10 spaces available.
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One-on-One Demos For Parents - Online Resources For Kids
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 2 adults per demo. Register 2 weeks before the session in person or by phone.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
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Combined' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

chess pieces

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

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

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Thursday April 20, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

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

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

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

Along with help from Puppeteer Robert Rogers, kids and teens will learn the art of puppetry and create their own puppets to present a puppet performance on May 5 at the library. Sessions will also be held on April 27 and May 5. Kids and Teens who register must attend all three sessions.

For kids - Ages 7 - 10 and Teens ages 11 - 14

Registration required beginning on April 3 at the Children's Services Desk for kids and the Teen Services Desk for Teens.

 

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

book pages heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Friday April 21, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Saturday April 22, 2017
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Teen Black-Out Poetry
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Create poetry by blacking out words on a previously published page!

Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 12 spaces available.
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Monday April 24, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

This evening's selection is Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland.

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday April 26, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This morning's selection is Lisette's List by Susan Vreeland.

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Garden Design in America: 1600s-1800s
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

colonial williamsburg garden

The 2017 Annual Gardening Series Concludes!

Join us and travel back to early American gardens! Our presenter is Krista Swanson Fiorini, a Master Gardener and a member of the Bethel Historical Society Board of Directors. Ms. Fiorini will share her wealth of knowledge about the history of American garden design as well as her own gardening expertise. There will be an opportunity for Q&A. 

Information about the Bethel Garden Club and the Bethel Historical Society will be available.

Registrants will be eligible to win coupons for the Bethel Garden Club's May 20, 2017 Plant Sale. 

The Annual Gardening Series is sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club.

Registration is required. 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 43 spaces available.
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Thursday April 27, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

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

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

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

Along with help from Puppeteer Robert Rogers, kids and teens will learn the art of puppetry and create their own puppets to present a puppet performance on May 5 at the library. Sessions will also be held on April 20 and May 5. Kids and Teens who register must attend all three sessions.

For kids - Ages 7 - 10 and Teens ages 11 - 14

Registration required beginning on April 3 at the Children's Services Desk for kids and the Teen Services Desk for Teens.

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Friday April 28, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

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

three iPads

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

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

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

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

 Registration required and limited to 9.

 

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 9 spaces available.
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Wednesday May 3, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

Teen EveryFandom

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

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Combined' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

chess pieces

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

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

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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LBOD Development Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

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Line Dancing Fun
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

line dancers

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

Registration required and strictly limited to 30. 

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

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 29 spaces available.
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Thursday May 4, 2017
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

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

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

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

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 6 spaces available.
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Friday May 5, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

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

Along with help from Puppeteer Robert Rogers, kids and teens will learn the art of puppetry and create their own puppets to present a puppet performance on May 5 at the library. Sessions will also be held on April 20, 27 and May 5. Kids and Teens who register must attend all three sessions.

For kids - Ages 7 - 10 and Teens ages 11 - 14

Registration required beginning on April 3 at the Children's Services Desk for kids and the Teen Services Desk for Teens.

The Workshop will be held at 5:30 today along with the Puppett Show beginning at 6:30 pm,

 

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

earrings

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

Registration required and limited to 10.

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

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday May 8, 2017
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Sleep: Do You Get Enough?
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

May is National Sleep Month! 

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

Registration required and limited to 30.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Wednesday May 10, 2017
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Spring Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Lotus Flower Lantern Craft Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

lotus lantern in progress

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Celebrate Mother's Day by making a beautiful keepsake!

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

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

Registration required and limited to 20.

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

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

mother goose reading to goslings

March 30 - May 11  - No class April 13

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

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

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

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

May 4, May 11, May 18 and May 25

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

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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Teen Tech Thursday
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

littlebits kit

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
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Friday May 12, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Monday May 15, 2017
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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.

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

it's storytime at your library!

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

fountain pen on writing paper

 

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

Registration required and limited to 10.

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

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday May 18, 2017
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Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

book pages heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Friday May 19, 2017
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

Fridays, April 21 - May 19

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
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Saturday May 20, 2017
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Teen Craft
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

arts and craft supplies

 

Craft for Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Sunday May 21, 2017
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Library Closed for Memorial Day Parade

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday May 22, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday May 25, 2017
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Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday May 29, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Saturday June 3, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing, Part 1
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Professional photographer Elisabeth J. Levy shows photographers of all skill levels how to see nature in a new way. Using their own digital camera, attendees will learn techniques in two classes at the Library. The optional third class takes place off-site, where students will practice their new skills in the field. 

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

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

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

Part 1:  June 3 

Part 2:  June 10

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

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

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
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Wednesday June 7, 2017
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LBOD Development Committee Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room

 

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Saturday June 10, 2017
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Zen and the Art of Seeing, part 2
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Professional photographer Elisabeth J. Levy shows photographers of all skill levels how to see nature in a new way. Using their own digital camera, attendees will learn techniques in two classes at the Library. The optional third class takes place off-site, where students will practice their new skills in the field. 

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

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

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

Part 1:  June 3 

Part 2:  June 10

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

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

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

lulzbot mini 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 training session.

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

fountain pen on writing paper

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

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

Registration required and limited to 10.

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

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LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Thursday June 15, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

Sponsored by a Grant from the DECD.

Professional photographer Elisabeth J. Levy shows photographers of all skill levels how to see nature in a new way. Using their own digital camera, attendees will learn techniques in two classes at the Library. The optional third class takes place off-site, where students will practice their new skills in the field. 

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

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

Registration required and limited to 10. 

The June 17 class is optional. Inform the instructor by June 10 if you will participate.

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

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LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 9 spaces available.
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Teen Tie Dye
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Sponsored by the Krauss Estate

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

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

Registration required.

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

LOCATION: Library Lawn
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Wednesday June 21, 2017
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday June 26, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

This evening's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
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Wednesday June 28, 2017
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Morning Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This morning's selection is TBA.

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Tuesday July 4, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day

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Monday July 24, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Thursday August 17, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday August 28, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Monday September 4, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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

Hold date for program

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

Middlemarch book cover

This evening's selection is Middlemarch by George Eliot.

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Monday October 9, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Thursday October 19, 2017
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday October 23, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Friday November 10, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Thursday November 23, 2017
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Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday November 27, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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Wednesday December 6, 2017
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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

christmas carol and cricket on the hearth book covers

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

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

No registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
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Monday December 11, 2017
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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

book pages heart

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

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

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

Sorry We're Closed

 

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Monday January 22, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Location: Morse Conference Room

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