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Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Storytime for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration required.

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

Kids 18 months - 4 years and their caregivers can drop in to play ABC games and make an ABC craft.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, 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 breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday October 24, 2018
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in grades 3-5 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for a movie just released on DVD October 23!  In this sequel to the 2008 hit, Sophie is pregnant and wonders how she can go through it alone, but learns that her mother was also young when she had her baby.  ABBA song and dance numbers keep the story moving.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Kids' Terrariums
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 3-5 will use a small open fishbowl to create their own terrarium.  Class is limited to 12, and registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration required.

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

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Craft
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

Zombie Clothespins!

Our Halloween twist on peg dolls!  Design your own monster or zombie figures.

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Friday October 26, 2018
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Little Picasso Drop-in Free Play
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For children ages 18 months - 4 years.  Children and their caregivers will work together to create mini-masterpieces with paint, markers, glue, etc.  Be prepared to get a little messy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Drop by the Teen Department to meet people and play some board games every Friday afternoon!  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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Children's Halloween Costume Party
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Come to the library for Halloween games, crafts, snacks and fun!  Kids in costume will receive a special treat!  Caregivers must remain in the building.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
There are 30 spaces available.
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 29, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration required.

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

Drop in and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For kids ages 5 and up.  No registration required. 

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

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Join us for our New Make It Mondays Series: the 4th Monday is Arduino for Adults Day!

Arduino is a small electronic board that you can program to read and control electrical components and sensors.  Come to this program to learn all the amazing things you can do with Arduino!

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Haunted New England
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Find out why New England has been called "The Halloween Capitol of America!" Is it just because of the Salem Witch Trials? What about the real, historical vampires of Connecticut and Rhode Island? Come to this program and hear tales of premature burials, haunted lighthouses, ghost ships, and cursed apple orchards!

Our presenter is Faye Ringel, Professor Emeritus of Humanities at the U.S. Coast Guard. Faye is also a published author, well-regarded speaker, and guest on radio and television shows.

This program is geared toward adults and young adults.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration required.  

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

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This month's selection is The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday October 30, 2018
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Danbury Networking Group
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Open to the public! Meetings are designed to assist anyone with their job search and networking efforts.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Jennie Keeler Meeting Room
 
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Storytime for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration required.

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

Kids 18 months - 4 years and their caregivers can drop in to play ABC games and make an ABC craft.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, 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 breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday October 31, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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This month's selection is The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday November 1, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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NaNoWriMo
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

NaNoWriMo, what is it?

It's National Novel Writing Month! 

The Library is a great place to read AND write! Join us today to kick off this nationwide  event. A representative will be here to facilitate and answer questions. All ages are welcome.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration required.

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

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203)794-8756, 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday November 2, 2018
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Little Picasso Drop-in Free Play
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For children ages 18 months - 4 years.  Children and their caregivers will work together to create mini-masterpieces with paint, markers, glue, etc.  Be prepared to get a little messy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Drop by the Teen Department to meet people and play some board games every Friday afternoon!  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday November 3, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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College Admissions Playbook
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Increase Your Chances of Getting Into the College You Want!

Join us for this interactive musical chairs style game, led by Francesca Morrisey, that highlights the qualities colleges most want to see in an applicant.  For example, you would earn more points for being a leader in one activity than you would being a member of many activities.  Learn about the factors that may make an applicant with a 3.2 GPA more desirable than a student with a 4.0 GPA.

This program is for students and their parents, but either can come alone.  

For Grades 9-11

Registration required and limited to 30

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 21 spaces available.
Monday November 5, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration required.

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

Drop in and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For kids ages 5 and up.  No registration required. 

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

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Smarter Eating for the Holidays and Beyond
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Tired of feeling stuffed? Learn how to eat smarter this holiday season, and all through the Winter months! 

Chef Kim Wien will give a brief overview of the benefits of incorporating more plant-based meals into our diet. Then she will prepare a super-easy, healthy-delicious pasta dish full of harvest-time goodness. She will also tempt our tastebuds with Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Chef Kim has a passion for good nutrition; and with over 20 years of experience teaching people how to create quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious meals, she is delighted to share her expertise and enthusiasm with us.

Registered attendees will enjoy a taste of both delicious treats, and get a copy of the recipes!

Registration is required and limited to 30.

There are 26 spaces available.
Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Storytime for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration required.

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

Kids 18 months - 4 years and their caregivers can drop in to play ABC games and make an ABC craft.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Children's movie
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 16 spaces available.
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Tech Play
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Hands on fun with the library's latest technology for kids in Grades 3-5. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are many spaces available.
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration required.

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

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Craft
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM

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Create a Thanksgiving Centerpiece for your family's holiday table!

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Friday November 9, 2018
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Little Picasso Drop-in Free Play
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For children ages 18 months - 4 years.  Children and their caregivers will work together to create mini-masterpieces with paint, markers, glue, etc.  Be prepared to get a little messy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Drop by the Teen Department to meet people and play some board games every Friday afternoon!  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday November 10, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday November 11, 2018
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Book & Bricks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in grades K-5 will hear a story and build their own LEGO creations. Registration is required to attend.

There are 10 spaces available.
Monday November 12, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day

Sorry We're Closed

Tuesday November 13, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Storytime for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration required.

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

Kids 18 months - 4 years and their caregivers can drop in to play ABC games and make an ABC craft.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 14, 2018
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Little STEM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in Grades K-2 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities relating to a Children's book.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:35 PM

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It's the season to be Home for the Holidays! In this classic Thanksgiving movie, an uptight businessman faces disaster after disaster as he tries to get back home in time for his family's Thanksgiving dinner.  This dvd is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

Join us for our other Home for the Holidays programs:

December 12 at 6:00 pm:  Classic Holiday Movie about a young boy accidentally left alone as his family tries to get back home to him in time for the holidays.

December 19 at 10:15 am: Holiday Book Discussion, The Christmas Train by David Baldacci.  A disillusioned journalist is forced to travel by train to get home in time to spend the hoidays with his girlfriend. 

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There is 1 space available.
Thursday November 15, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration required.

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

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Plan for Your Child's Financial Future
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This is the final program in our three-part financial series!

Parents, grandparents, and guardians...learn how to plan a secure financial future for your child! Now that a college education and advanced degrees are so important for career success--and are more expensive than ever!--it's imperative to plan for a child's financial future.

Experts Andrea Reda and Sandor Boulter of Flagship Financial Partners will provide an overview of the most tax-advantaged and effective strategies for setting up educational savings plans. Other topics include how to qualify for student loans, getting a head start on savings, and novel approaches to gifting money directly to grandchildren.

Registration required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 29 spaces available.
 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203)794-8756, 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday November 16, 2018
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Little Picasso Drop-in Free Play
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For children ages 18 months - 4 years.  Children and their caregivers will work together to create mini-masterpieces with paint, markers, glue, etc.  Be prepared to get a little messy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Drop by the Teen Department to meet people and play some board games every Friday afternoon!  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday November 17, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Thanksgiving Centerpieces: Grades K-2
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Children in Grades K-2 can join us to create a festive centerpiece for their Thanksgiving tables.  Registration is required to attend.

   

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Thanksgiving Centerpieces: Grades 3-5
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Children in Grades 3-5 can join us to create a festive centerpiece for their Thanksgiving tables.  Registration is required to attend.

   

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 17 spaces available.
Monday November 19, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration required.

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

Drop in and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For kids ages 5 and up.  No registration required. 

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

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafts for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for our New Make It Mondays Series: the 2nd Monday is Crafts for Adults Day!

We'll have all sorts of craft supplies on hand for adults to create custom items. Every month will have a different theme!  This month we will be making Thanksgiving Centerpieces.

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Storytime for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Kids 18 months - 4 years and their caregivers can drop in to play ABC games and make an ABC craft.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 21, 2018
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

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

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

Sorry We're Closed

Friday November 23, 2018
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Children's movie
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Movie TBA

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 45 spaces available.
 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Drop by the Teen Department to meet people and play some board games every Friday afternoon!  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday November 24, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday November 26, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

An introduction to storytime for infants to 16 months of age (non-walkers) and their caregivers.  Please bring a blanket for baby.  No registration required.

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

Drop in and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For kids ages 5 and up.  No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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The 3rd Monday is 3D Printing for Adults Day!

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Storytime for kids ages 3-6 presented in both English and Spanish.  No registration required.  

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday November 27, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Storytime for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration required.

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

Kids 18 months - 4 years and their caregivers can drop in to play ABC games and make an ABC craft.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday November 28, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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This month's selection is Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Children in grades 3-5 will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 13 spaces available.
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:55 PM

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Join us for this DVD just released on November 13.  A behemoth shark, known as a megalodon, that was thought to be extinct for over 2 million years resurfaces and begins to wreak havoc throughout the Pacific.  This dvd is Rated PG-13.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Thursday November 29, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A program of stories, rhymes, music and movement for kids 1-4 years old and their caregivers.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursday
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

For kids in Grades 3-5.  Stop in and make the featured creative craft.  No registration required.

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

For children ages 3-8.  Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and crafts.  Children may come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203)794-8756, 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday November 30, 2018
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

A storytime for kids ages 1-4, their siblings and their caregivers.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Little Picasso Drop-in Free Play
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

For children ages 18 months - 4 years.  Children and their caregivers will work together to create mini-masterpieces with paint, markers, glue, etc.  Be prepared to get a little messy.  No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Drop by the Teen Department to meet people and play some board games every Friday afternoon!  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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Friday Flicks
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For children ages 2-6 with their families. A fun short film will be shown, titles TBA.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday December 3, 2018
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Holiday Concert with the Bethel High School Choir
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us for a Holiday Concert featuring the Bethel High School Choir, directed by Ms. Karen Neville.

Registration required and will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday December 4, 2018
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Wednesday December 5, 2018
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for this movie just released on DVD November 20!  Based on the book by Kevin Kwan, a woman discovers her boyfriend comes from the wealthiest family in Singapore, and his judgemental mother wants to break them up.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 49 spaces available.
Thursday December 6, 2018
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Cookie Decorating Program
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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During the 11th annual Cookie Decorating Program in memory of Shelly Arnhold, children will decorate several large cookies with frosting, sprinkles, etc.  Some cookies will go home with the children, and others will be donated to local senior citizen homes.  For children ages 4-10.  Caregivers may not attend the program, but must remain in the library.  Registration is required to attend, beginning November 12.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
 
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Teen Craft
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Saturday December 8, 2018
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Cookie Decorating Program
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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During the 11th annual Cookie Decorating Program in memory of Shelly Arnhold, children will decorate several large cookies with frosting, sprinkles, etc.  Some cookies will go home with the children, and others will be donated to local senior citizen homes.  For children ages 4-10.  Caregivers may not attend the program, but must remain in the library.  Registration is required to attend, beginning November 12.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Registration will begin on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Monday December 10, 2018
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Crafts for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for our New Make It Mondays Series: the 2nd Monday is Crafts for Adults Day!

We'll have all sorts of craft supplies on hand for adults to create custom items. Every month will have a different theme!

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday December 11, 2018
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Wednesday December 12, 2018
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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It's the season to be Home for the Holidays!  Join us for this classic family comedy about an 8 year old boy accidentally left home alone for several days prior to the Christmas holiday as his family tries to get home to spend the holidays together.This DVD is Rated PG.

Join us for our other Home for the Holidays program:

December 19 at 10:15 am: Holiday Book Discussion, The Christmas Train by David Baldacci.  A disillusioned journalist is forced to travel by train to get home in time to spend the holidays with his girlfriend. 

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday December 13, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203)794-8756, 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Monday December 17, 2018
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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The 3rd Monday is 3D Printing for Adults Day!

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Tuesday December 18, 2018
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Wednesday December 19, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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It's the season to be Home for the Holidays! This month's selection is The Christmas Train by David Baldacci.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday December 20, 2018
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Teen Craft
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday December 24, 2018
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early in observance of Christmas Eve.

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

Tuesday January 1, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of New Year's Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday January 14, 2019
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Crafts for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for our New Make It Mondays Series: the 2nd Monday is Crafts for Adults Day!

We'll have all sorts of craft supplies on hand for adults to create custom items. Every month will have a different theme!

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday January 17, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday January 21, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday January 28, 2019
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday January 30, 2019
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Songs and Stories for Grown-ups
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

PLEASE NOTE: The stories are for adults age 21+; children will not be admitted.

Registration required and will begin in December.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday February 11, 2019
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Monday February 18, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Presidents Day

Sorry We're Closed

Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday February 21, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday February 25, 2019
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday February 27, 2019
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday March 18, 2019
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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The 3rd Monday is 3D Printing for Adults Day!

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday March 21, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday March 25, 2019
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday March 27, 2019
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday April 15, 2019
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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The 3rd Monday is 3D Printing for Adults Day!

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday April 18, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Friday April 19, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Good Friday

Sorry We're Closed

Sunday April 21, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Easter Sunday

Sorry We're Closed

Monday April 22, 2019
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Sunday April 28, 2019
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Eco-Theology Panel Discussion
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Please join us for "Poetry of the Earth," presented by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library in conjunction with Bethel Community Earth Day.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Friends of the Library  203-794-8756, ext 13  
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Friends of the Library Honors Earth Day
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Poetry of the Earth

Join the Friends of the Library for this special program in honor of Earth Day 2019. Details to follow.

Registration required and will begin closer to the program date.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday May 16, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday May 20, 2019
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

3d printer

The 3rd Monday is 3D Printing for Adults Day!

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is Photo Finish by Ngaio Marsh.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday May 22, 2019
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Sunday May 26, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday May 27, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday June 17, 2019
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

3d printer

The 3rd Monday is 3D Printing for Adults Day!

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday June 19, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

pen and ink on paper

The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers. Writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspiration of professional writing instructor and published author Linda Chiara. 

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday June 24, 2019
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday June 26, 2019
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday July 18, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday August 15, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday September 19, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday October 17, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday December 12, 2019
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

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