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Wednesday January 23, 2019
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:20 PM

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Join us for this DVD just released on January 22!  This DVD looks at the life of Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 27 spaces available.
Thursday January 24, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday January 25, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

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

Drop in for a fun short film for children ages 2-6 and their families.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

No registration is required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday January 26, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.

Monday January 28, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

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

This month's selection is A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline.

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 32 spaces available.
Thursday January 31, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday February 1, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday February 2, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.

 
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Drop-In for Stitch in Public Day
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Nutmeg Stitchers are part of the metropolitan region of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA), an organization interested in and dedicated to teaching, sharing, and promoting the skills of needlework.

Today is Stitch in Public Day and the Nutmeg Stitchers will be at the Library to welcome all who are interested in learning more about embroidery and needlework.

All skill levels are welcome to meet us near the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Kids' Stories and Songs
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

As part of our celebration of Take Your Child to the Library Day, join us for stories and songs with author and performer Ryan SanAngelo.  For kids of all ages.

Registration is required.

Ryan

 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
There are 35 spaces available.
 
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Valentine's Concert with the Mad Hatter Chorus
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate Love at the Library!

We are very pleased to present the Mad Hatter Chorus for a Valentine's Concert!  The Mad Hatters are an a capella chorus that sings songs in the barbershop and other styles.  Their focus is on impressive singing and spreading the joy of harmony.  Bring yourself and your loved ones for an entertaining and enjoyable afternoon of music and harmony.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Sunday February 3, 2019
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Books & Bricks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in Grades 1-5 will explore through a story and LEGO building time.  Registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday February 4, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 5, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday February 7, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday February 8, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday February 9, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.

 
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Local Author Talk with Donna Rooney
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy an interactive presentation with author Donna Rooney, including readings from her book: Dani and the Day the Bully Changed Everything, followed by the opportunity for parents to speak with Donna while children complete a craft.

FOR KIDS IN GRADES 2 TO 5 AND THEIR PARENTS.  Registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Dept  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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Golden Globe Nominee for Best Picture!

Join us for this Golden Globe Nominee for Best Picture-Drama.  An African American detective sets out to infiltrate the KKK with the help of his Jewish colleague.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

Registration requried.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 34 spaces available.
Monday February 11, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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In Search of Snow Leopards and Adventure
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Journey to Mount Everest...into the throne of the mountain gods...in search of snow leopards and adventure at the roof of the world!

Dr. Richard W. Benfield enlightens us about the endangered snow leopard, one of the most enigmatic wild cats. These "Ghosts of the Mountains" are adapted to thrive in harsh conditions and live in solitude across vast areas of rugged terrain in Central Asia. They are seldom seen in their natural habitat. Please join us for this rare opportunity to learn about Himalaya's snow leopards from a first-hand observer!

Dr. Benfield is a Professor in the Department of Geography at Central Connecticut State University, 

This program is for young adults and adults. It is being sponsored by a donation from a generous patron.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
 
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Crafts for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Little STEM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture and Best Actor (Drama)!

This DVD tells the story of the legendary rock music band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 24 spaces available.
 
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Chess: Knights (Grades 4-6)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 4-6 who understand the game can come to play. Registration is required to attend. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 6 spaces available.
Thursday February 14, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Craft
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Friday February 15, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday February 16, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.

 
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Acting and Creative Self-Expression
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This fun and dynamic class goes far beyond the "normal" acting class...it's also for anyone wishing to feel more comfortable speaking in front of others!

Teacher--and actress!--Sheri Bresson will offer simple, empowering tools which can be applied to any type of performing, as well as public speaking. In this class, participants will experience first-hand what it means to be truly “present," relaxed, engaged, and fully self-expressed in an environment that is inspiring and supportive. All will leave with a clearer sense of their own creativity and creative goals, and the confidence to manifest them.

ALL levels of experience are welcome! Please bring a 1-3 minute monologue, poem, story, song (can be self-written), preferably committed to memory--and come discover the magic and fun of acting and creative self-expression. 

This workshop is for adults, ages 21 and up. It is sponsored by a donation from a generous patron.

Registration is required and limited to 10.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Monday February 18, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Presidents Day

Sorry We're Closed

Tuesday February 19, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Golden Gobe Nominee for Best Picture!

Join us for this DVD just released on February 19!  A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 17 spaces available.
 
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Kids' Craft
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 3-5 can come and make the featured project.  Registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Thursday February 21, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday February 22, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

 
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Teen Game Afternoon
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday February 23, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.

Monday February 25, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 26, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

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

 

Paperback The Bookshop on the Corner Book

This month's selection is The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Chess: Pages (Grades 1-3)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 1-3 who understand the game can come and play.  Registration is required to attend.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday February 28, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday March 1, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday March 2, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.

Sunday March 3, 2019
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Books & Bricks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in Grades 1-5 will explore through a story and LEGO building time.  Registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday March 4, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Investing in a Challenging Tax Environment
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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This program provides a discussion of the proposed tax changes and potential for tax reform.  Also, the impact of taxes on long term investment and retirement goals and the importance of tax efficient investing in today's tax environment will be discussed.  This program will be hosted by Helen Curtin, a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones in Brookfield, CT; product partner John Root from Prudential Annuities; and Janice Butler, CPA, will be on hand to answer questions.

Registation required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Beginner Scratch for Kids (Three Part Series)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In this beginners' series, children will learn and join in on group activities using the Scratch programming language, a block-based language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This program is a three-part series (March 4, 11, & 18), which will build off of what is learned in each session, for children grades 3 to 6. 

Registration is required and limited to 12. Since this is a three-part series, participants must be able to commit to all three dates. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
There are 6 spaces available.
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday March 6, 2019
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Songs of the American Woman Suffrage Movement
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Celebrate Women's History Month!

We are pleased to welcome back Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle fo another historic music program!  From Seneca Falls to the 19th Amendment: Songs of the American Woman Suffrage Movement chronicles the important and hard-fought struggle toward gender equality.  Music was one of the significant tools used in the crusade for a woman's right to vote.  Songs were composed to advance (and to oppose) the agenda that culminated in the 1919 ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.  This program presents some of the most engaging and interesting songs of the movement, with historical commentary, in commemoration of the approaching centennial of a woman's right to vote.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Thursday March 7, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Friday March 8, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday March 9, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.

Monday March 11, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Dr. Phillip K. Lu Art Show and Talk
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Phillip K. Lu, Ph.D., is a Yale University Professor Emeritus, an astronomer, and writer and poet--he is also an artist who has been painting since 1973! Please join us this evening to hear Dr. Lu talk about his writing and painting life. Guests will enjoy viewing his artwork which will be on exhibit in the Community Room starting this evening and through the end of the month.

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Beginner Scratch for Kids (Three Part Series)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In this beginners' series, children will learn and join in on group activities using the Scratch programming language, a block-based language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This program is a three-part series (March 4, 11, & 18), which will build off of what is learned in each session, for children grades 3 to 6. 

Registration is required and limited to 12. Session two of three. To register, please use the registration form attached to session one, on March 4th.

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday March 13, 2019
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Little STEM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Chess: Knights (Grades 4-6)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 4-6 who understand the game can come to play. Registration is required to attend. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday March 14, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Craft
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Friday March 15, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday March 16, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.

 
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 4:10 PM

 

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Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture (Comedy)!

Join us for this DVD about a white bouncer who bonds with a black musician while chauffeuring him around the Jim Crow South.  This DVD is Rated PG-13

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Monday March 18, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Beginner Scratch for Kids (Three Part Series)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In this beginners' series, children will learn and join in on group activities using the Scratch programming language, a block-based language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This program is a three-part series (March 4, 11, & 18), which will build off of what is learned in each session, for children grades 3 to 6. 

Registration is required and limited to 12. Session three of three. To register, please use the registration form attached to session one, on March 4th.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
Tuesday March 19, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Kids' Craft
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 3-5 can come and make the featured project.  Registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Introduction to Excel for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This introduction to Excel will cover the fundamentals of how to navigate, edit, and format spreadsheets, so you can easily create your own.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Thursday March 21, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Friday March 22, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday March 23, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday March 25, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Introduction to Coding for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Learn coding basics and get a better understanding of how websites are built in this introductory class where we will be creating a recipe card entirely in code. No previous programming experience is necessary.
 
Registration required and limited to 9
CONTACT:   Adult Services Department   203-794-8756 ext. 4   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
 
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Composting: Reaping the Rewards of Recycling
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Library's Annual Gardening Series, sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club, begins tonight! 

Compost your way to the best garden ever! Master Gardener Deirdra Wallin tells us how a few simple actions taken at home will benefit the overall environment...all while producing valuable soil amendment to enrich our own gardens!

Join us and you will understand what composting is, how it's done, and how to keep it trouble-free.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Chess: Pages (Grades 1-3)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 1-3 who understand the game can come and play.  Registration is required to attend.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Introduction to Photoshop Elements for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This workshop will go over the basic tools and editing features of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, a simplified version of the photo editing program Photoshop. No Photoshop experience is required for this program, and you can feel free to bring in your own digital photo files to edit for practice.

 
Registration is required and limited to 9.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Thursday March 28, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Friday March 29, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

 
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Friday Flicks
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday March 30, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday April 1, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Home Grown Harvests
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Library's Annual Gardening Series, sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club, continues tonight!

Vegetables really are easy to grow yourself--if you follow the advice of an expert! Join us and get that expert advice, including all the tips and information you'll need for success, from Master Gardener Lorraine Ballato.

Lorraine will explain the steps to successfully grow your vegetables, whether from seed or nursery-started plants. She will cover all aspects of the endeavor, from raised beds to containers, soil preparation to harvest.

In addition to being an Advanced Master Gardener who works on the Bethel Cooperative Extension organic fruit and vegetable garden, Lorraine is also a highly regarded garden writer and speaker. 

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday April 4, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Craft
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Friday April 5, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday April 6, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday April 8, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Organic Farms in Connecticut
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

The Library's Annual Gardening Series, sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club, concludes tonight!

Join us and discover Connecticut's organic farms, and learn how they manage the soil food web to feed crops. 

Our presenter is Jeff Cordulack, Founder of Organic Ways and Means, and the former Executive Director of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CTNOFA). Jeff will share his expertise about organic agriculture, and everyone--including home gardeners--will come away with useful information.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 47 spaces available.
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required. 

 

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 10, 2019
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Little STEM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Chess: Knights (Grades 4-6)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 4-6 who understand the game can come to play. Registration is required to attend. 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday April 11, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Resume Workshop for Teens
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

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For Teens Grades 6-12

Professional Career Coach and President of Frede Enterprises LLC, Nancy Frede, will help teens learn how to identify their strengths and weaknesses; create a resume, cover letter, and portfolio; how to network; how to find volunteer opportunities; and job search tips.

Please bring your laptop or phone with you for this workshop.

Registration required.  

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

 
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Resume Workshop for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Are you unemployed or underemployed? Do you need to know how to be more successful in your job search, and how to make your resume stand out?  If so, then this workshop is for you!

Professional Career Coach and President of Frede Enterprises LLC, Nancy Frede, will help you learn how to identify your strengths and weaknesses; create a resume, cover letter, and portfolio; how to network; how to find volunteer opportunities; and job search tips.

Please bring your laptop or phone with you for this workshop.

Registration required.  

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Friday April 12, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday April 13, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Two Stories in Verse
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

April is National Poetry Month...time to celebrate with us at the Library! 

Join us for this unique program by Christian Hege. Christian will recite two original stories in verse, and engage the audience in a conversation about what poetry is and how he creates his stories.

This program is geared toward adults and high school-aged students.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Monday April 15, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday April 16, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 17, 2019
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Kids' Craft
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 3-5 can come and make the featured project.  Registration is required to attend.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday April 18, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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PJ Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Friday April 19, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday April 20, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday April 21, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Easter Sunday

Sorry We're Closed

Monday April 22, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required. 

 

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 23, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 24, 2019
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Chess: Pages (Grades 1-3)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kids in Grades 1-3 who understand the game can come and play.  Registration is required to attend.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday April 25, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us each week to explore a new technology!  From apps to robots, we will experiment with something new each time.

For Teens Grades 6-12.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  (203)794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Friday April 26, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

 
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Friday Flicks
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday April 27, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday April 28, 2019
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Poetry of the Earth
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library in conjunction with Bethel Community Earth Day.

Please join other members of the Bethel community as we read some of the world's greatest poetry about our natural world.

This program is appropriate for all ages!

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Friends of the Library  203-794-8756, ext 13  
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday April 29, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Italy: A Cultural Journey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Italy! The name conjures many images. Join us for a program that brings those images to life!

What do you think of when you think of Italy? Great food and wine, beautiful countryside, ancient Roman architecture? Join us tonight as we delve more deeply into this rich and complex country with Ashley Turney, Italian Travel and Lifestyle Expert. 

Ashley will tell us how Italy's geographic peculiarities create 20 regions, each unique in customs, language, and cuisine, making Italy a true mosaic of cultures. Explore the regional differences in a stunning slide presentation for a vivid journey from North to South and beyond.

This program is geared for adults and young adults.

Registration is required and will begin in February.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday April 30, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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If you've ever wanted to learn how to meditate, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breadth and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday May 2, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Friday May 3, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday May 4, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday May 6, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday May 7, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday May 9, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

Friday May 10, 2019
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM

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

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

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

Saturday May 11, 2019
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Storytime and craft for preschool aged kids.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Author Talk with Charles McNair
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for an enlightening talk by Charles McNair, author of Soldiers of a Foreign War: A Novel of Vietnam.

Charles enlisted in 1968, at the age of 18, and was assigned to the 45th Surgical Hospital in Vietnam. He began his novel in 1971 and completed it in 2015--the intervening years filled with family life, medical school, and a career as a doctor in Woodbury, CT.

Soldiers of a Foreign War tells the story of the American and Vietnamese boys who were called upon, often unwillingly, to fight on foreign soil.

The author will have books available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required and will begin soon.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday May 13, 2019
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

Come and create with other LEGO enthusiasts!  For ages 5 and up.  No registration is required.  

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Spanish Story Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Story time for kids ages 1-4 and their caregivers.  No registration is required.  

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Thursday May 16, 2019
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Mother Goose Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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