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Monday April 12, 2021
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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How to Backup Your Data
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday April 13, 2021
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Knitting and Crocheting *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Registration is required to receive a Zoom link.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Intermediate Chess

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

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

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 10 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday April 14, 2021
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4:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 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 (4:30 and 6:30 sessions are the same class at different times)

2) Stop by the library to pick up a Spring 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)794-8756

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Tax Free Investing ***ZOOM meeting***
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

  

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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6:30 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 (4:30 and 6:30 sessions are the same class at different times)

2) Stop by the library to pick up a Spring 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)794-8756

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday April 15, 2021
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Family Storytime in a Bag
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Register to join us for Family Storytime in a Bag!  

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

How to participate:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 3-5 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
Friday April 16, 2021
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Wiggle Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare. 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday April 19, 2021
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Join us for a virtual get-together to find out why this classic of complex relationships was subtitled "The Sacred and Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder."  Does Brideshead Revisited deserve its place on the many "best of" and "top 100" lists? Why or why not? Did you see the acclaimed 1981 television miniseries, or the 2008 film, and how do these adaptations compare to Waugh's novel?

IT'S EASY TO GET A COPY: Call us at 203-794-8756 to check out a book club copy with your library card, and arrange for curbside pickup at the Bethel Public Library. Or click here to make an online request from another Bibliomation library.

IT'S EASY TO PARTICIPATE: Join us via Zoom or by phoning in. Simply register with a valid email address, and we will send the meeting link as well as the discussion guide which includes background, insights, and questions to start the conversation. 

Registration with your valid email address is required. (Note: The link will be sent about 15 minutes before we start.)

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday April 21, 2021
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Science Storytime
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Storytime Science | Newberg Oregon

 

Register to join us for Science Storytime for grades Pre K - 2.   It's never too early to have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)!  This program features a story and an activity to extend learning and explore STEM concepts at home.  All materials are easily found around the home. This month's activity is about Shapes, and we will be using construction paper and scissors.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org

 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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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 clothespin puppets! First, sign up online and then stop by the library to pick up a Make and Take craft kit. Craft kits may be picked up with a curbside pickup appointment. The day of the program, check your email for the zoom link to virtually join the program.  Make sure to have your Make and Take kit handy, along with glue/gluestick, a pair of scissors, and a pencil. 

Registration is limited to eight children/session.

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  children@bethellibrary.org
Thursday April 22, 2021
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Family Storytime in a Bag
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Register to join us for Family Storytime in a Bag!  

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

How to participate:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Ancestry.com: Tips & Tricks
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    

 

Ancestry: Tips and Tricks:  Navigating the Ship’s Manifests 

Join our continuing series on how to more effectively use Ancestry.com, this time focusing on ship's manifests.

A manifest tells us so much more than just the name of the ship our relatives came on.

Take a really close look at ALL the information that these important records can provide.  Directed to those who have been research for a long time and those just beginning.

Find out what information is needed to locate manifests, find the markings to learn which immigrants were detained and why, who they left behind, the address where they were headed, and who they were coming to see. 

Join Toni McKeen on ZOOM as she shows you how to efficiently and effectively research on Ancestry.com using ship's manifests.

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.
 
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STEM @ Home for Teens: Edisons
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 6-12 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
There are 2 spaces available.
Friday April 23, 2021
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Wiggle Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare. 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday April 26, 2021
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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Introduction to Arduino for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday April 27, 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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Introduction to Arduino for Adults
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 6 spaces available.
 
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Intermediate Chess

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

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

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 11 spaces available.
 
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults *LIVE on ZOOM*
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday April 28, 2021
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Storybook endings
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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4:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 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 (4:30 and 6:30 sessions are the same class at different times)

2) Stop by the library to pick up a Spring 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)794-8756

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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6:30 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 (4:30 and 6:30 sessions are the same class at different times)

2) Stop by the library to pick up a Spring 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)794-8756

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday April 29, 2021
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Family Storytime in a Bag
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Register to join us for Family Storytime in a Bag!  

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

How to participate:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare. 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday May 3, 2021
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 4, 2021
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Virtual Beginner Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Beginner Chess

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 10 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 May 5, 2021
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Teen Craft @ Home
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Baby Yoda Paper Cube

Get crafty with this virtual program open to Teens Grades 6-12 and fold an adorable paper cube "Baby Yoda". Then, design your own custom cube character. First, sign up for a program session online and then stop by the library to pick up a Make and Take Craft Kit. Craft kits may also be picked up by a curbside pickup appointment. The day of the program, you will be sent a zoom link to virtually join the program. Make sure to have your craft kit handy, along with a pair of scissors, Glue sick or tape, and something to draw with. Registration is limited to eight teens/ session. 

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  teen@bethellibrary.org
There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday May 6, 2021
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

Roller Girl By Victoria Jamieson

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

How to participate: 

1) Sign up for the program.

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

3) Read the book.

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 5 spaces available.
 
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Sports Trivia!
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Are you ready to play...Sports Trivia? Come test your knowledge of different sports rules, famous athletes, and historic games with us! This event is open to adults and teens.

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are 48 spaces available.
Friday May 7, 2021
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Wiggle Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare. 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday May 10, 2021
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 11, 2021
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Intermediate Chess

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

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

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 13 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 May 12, 2021
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Storybook endings
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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4:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 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 (4:30 and 6:30 sessions are the same class at different times)

2) Stop by the library to pick up a Spring 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)794-8756

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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6:30 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 (4:30 and 6:30 sessions are the same class at different times)

2) Stop by the library to pick up a Spring 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)794-8756

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday May 13, 2021
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

Join us via Zoom for this week's STEM lesson for grades 3-5 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
There is 1 space available.
Friday May 14, 2021
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Wiggle Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare. 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday May 17, 2021
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Morning Book Chat
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Paperback The Giver of Stars Book

From the author of Me Before You, this novel, set in Depression-era America, is a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond.

In The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes, five heroic women are committed to their job of bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.  Based on a true story rooted in America's past, this novel is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling.  Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic-a richly rewarding novel of women's friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond.  (From the publisher).

We are also 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. 

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

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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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 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 11 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 May 19, 2021
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Science Storytime
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Storytime Science | Newberg Oregon

 

Register to join us for Science Storytime for grades Pre K - 2.   It's never too early to have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)!  This program features a story and an activity to extend learning and explore STEM concepts at home.  All materials are easily found around the home. This month's activity is about Shapes, and we will be using construction paper and scissors.

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org

 

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday May 20, 2021
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Friday May 21, 2021
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Wiggle Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare. 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Monday May 24, 2021
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Intermediate Chess

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

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

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 13 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 May 26, 2021
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Storybook endings
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
 
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4:30 Comic Book Design @ Home for Grades 4-7
4:30 PM - 5:30 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 (4:30 and 6:30 sessions are the same class at different times)

2) Stop by the library to pick up a Spring 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)794-8756

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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6:30 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 (4:30 and 6:30 sessions are the same class at different times)

2) Stop by the library to pick up a Spring 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)794-8756

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday May 27, 2021
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Friday May 28, 2021
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Wiggle Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Register to join us for Wiggle Storytime with Clare. 

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday June 1, 2021
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Virtual Beginner Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Beginner Chess

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 13 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 June 3, 2021
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

 

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

Join us for Spanish Storytime in a Bag

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday June 8, 2021
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group *LIVE on ZOOM*
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Intermediate Chess

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

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

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 13 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 June 9, 2021
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Storybook endings
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Thursday June 10, 2021
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756  children@bethellibrary.org
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday June 15, 2021
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Virtual Beginner Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Beginner Chess

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 13 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 June 22, 2021
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Virtual Intermediate Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Intermediate Chess

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

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

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 13 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 June 29, 2021
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Virtual Beginner Chess Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Beginner Chess

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

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

Students must create a Chess.com username prior to the start of class (no fee is required).  To become more comfortable with 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 14 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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