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Tuesday January 26, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

Virtual Beginner Chess

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday January 27, 2021
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Children's Craft @ Home
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Get crafty with this virtual program open to children Grades 3-6 and create 3 fun pipe cleaner animals! First, sign up for a program session online and then stop by the library to pick up a Make and Take craft kit. Craft kits may also be picked up by a curbside pickup appointment. The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your Make and Take kit handy, along with a pair of scissors and a pencil. Registration is limited to eight children/ session.

Pipe cleaner animals

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
Thursday January 28, 2021
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STEM @ Home for Teens: Ozobots
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 6-12 using Ozobots provided by the library! Ozobots are small coding robots that move, light up, and make sounds. 

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
There are 4 spaces available.
Monday February 1, 2021
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Ancestry.com: Tips & Tricks
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    

Ancestry.com:  Tips & Tricks  

Now is a good time to learn the art and science of genealogy as we wait out the long winter months.

Join Toni McKeen on ZOOM as she shows you how to efficiently and effectively research on Ancestry.com; talks about its many databases and types of records that it holds and how to prevent looking at thousands of names in search of the one person you are trying to find. 

Most importantly, Toni  includes often overlooked options and the newest cool features that have just been added. 

Ancestry.com is one of the most important genealogical collections available, with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world! Come learn more about it.

Toni McKeen lectures widely on genealogy, art, history, and travel.  Let Toni help you connect, understand and learn more about your family’s past.

 

 

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

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday February 3, 2021
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Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
Thursday February 4, 2021
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Music Trivia!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you a master of melodies? Come test your music knowledge with us! Every round will be on a different genre! This event is open to adults and teens.

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 44 spaces available.
Tuesday February 9, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

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

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

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

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

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

Virtual Beginner Chess

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday February 17, 2021
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Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
Thursday February 18, 2021
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STEM @ Home for Children: Strawbees
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 3-5 using Strawbees provided by the library! Strawbees is a construction set for building things that can stand, move, spin, glide, or even walk across the floor.

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
Monday February 22, 2021
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

TWO WAYS TO TALK ABOUT THIS BOOK! (see below)

One-hundred years ago, Edith Wharton won the Pulitzer Prize for The Age of Innocence. Mark the centennial and please join us for a virtual get-together to discuss this acclaimed classic!  Thumbs up, or thumbs down?  Could you relate to any of the characters or themes?  How much has changed in our society in the last 100 years?

All registrants will receive a discussion guide which includes background and insights, as well as questions to get the conversation started. It's also helpful if you don't get a chance to finish the book.

Copies are available for checkout from the Library--call and reserve yours today with your library card.

Please note that we offer TWO ways to participate: via Zoom or by phoning in!  Registration with a valid email is required to receive the meeting link as well as the discussion guide.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday February 23, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

Virtual Beginner Chess

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday February 24, 2021
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CT Partnership for Long Term Care
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

You have your 401(k)…

  Your diversified portfolio…

     Your retirement nest egg...

You’ve thought of everything – except for how to protect these assets should you need long-term care. It’s a fact: Just one year in a Connecticut nursing home can cost more than $166,000.   And Medicare and health insurance may only cover a fraction of these costs.

Now there's a way to protect your life’s savings. If you’re 40 or older, long-term care insurance approved by the State’s Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care should be part of your retirement plan.  These policies assure you of the highest quality standards.  They’re affordable and provide asset protection, protect against inflation, and – most important – give you peace of mind through your retirement years.

This is a free seminar via ZOOM. Registration with a valid email address is required.

BPL is sponsoring a presentation on this very important topic with special guest speaker Aldo Pantano, from the CT Partnership for Long-Term Care, with the State Office of Policy and Management.  Come learn about how the State’s Partnership for Long-Term Care can help you plan ahead for your future long term care needs. 

No company specific products will be discussed, and there will be no sales or solicitations allowed – just information that you should know. 

P.S. Even if you’ve put aside money for your retirement, such as through a 401(k), these assets are vulnerable should you need long-term care.  Our free seminar will explain how long-term care insurance can help protect your retirement investments.

Join us at 6:30pm - 7:30 (including 15 minutes for Q&A) to discuss this very important topic. 

 
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday February 25, 2021
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STEM @ Home for Teens: Bloxels
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 6-12 using Bloxels kits provided by the library! Bloxels is a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. This program requires a device that can capture images such as a tablet. Please call the library with any questions: 203-794-8756.

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
Tuesday March 2, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday March 3, 2021
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Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
There is 1 space available.
Tuesday March 9, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

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

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

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

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

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

Virtual Beginner Chess

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday March 10, 2021
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Cut The Cord
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

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

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

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

Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance | Waterstones

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

In Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance, the author tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you're living through it.  Please join us for this discussion to share your thoughts and ideas on this honest, compelling and riveting novel. 

Additionally, we are offering a book guide for all registrants which highlights the author's background, offers interviews and book insights, as well as topics and questions to stimulate the conversation.

Copies of the book will be available to checkout with your library card; call the Library at 203-794-8756 to reserve your copy and schedule a curbside up. 

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

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

1) Sign up for a cartooning program session online

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
There is 1 space available.
Thursday March 18, 2021
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STEM @ Home for Children: Edisons
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
Tuesday March 23, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

Virtual Beginner Chess

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday March 25, 2021
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STEM @ Home for Teens: Strawbees
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Youth Services Department  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
Tuesday March 30, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

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

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

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

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