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Sunday September 23, 2018
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Founder's Day Party
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

 

Celebrate Founder's Day on the lawn and in the Seelye House! Enjoy outdoor games, crafts, and parlor games from the Victorian Era. 

Join the fun with an egg-and-spoon race at 2:00 pm, and potato sack race at 3:00 pm. Play jacks, pick-up-sticks, dominoes, and other games in the Seelye House.  Do period crafts such as paper marbling and paper stamping.

At 3:45 pm, in the Lincoln Courtyard, hear the story of Maria Parloa, the Library's Founder (pictured), as told by Lenny Levine.

All ages are welcome!

Monday September 24, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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LBOD Development Committee
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Flower Arranging for Children
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM

 Beautiful arrangements from last year's celebration!

Once again, the Library is celebrating Founder's Day with Flower Arranging for All Ages!

Professional designers from Alices' Flower Shop will guide children in this time-honored tradition. All supplies will be provided, and each child will take home his or her own floral creation!

There are two sessions: 5:00-6:15 pm is for children ages 5-12 years old; 6:30-7:45 pm is for adults & teens (ages 13 years+)

Registration is required and limited to 10 for the children's session. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Arduino for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

 Beautiful arrangements from last year's celebration.

Once again, the Library is celebrating Founder's Day with Flower Arranging for All Ages!

Professional designers from Alices' Flower Shop will guide you in this time-honored tradition. All supplies will be provided and attendees will take home their own floral creation!

There are two sessions: 5:00-6:15 pm is for children ages 5-12 years old; 6:30-7:45 pm is for adults & teens (ages 13 years+)

Registration is required and limited to 12 for the adults & teens session. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

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 September 25, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday September 26, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, by Jill Lepore

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday September 27, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Create your own design using Perler Beads!

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday September 28, 2018
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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Friday Flicks
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday September 29, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 1, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for a performance of Tibetan singing bowls by Judy Vuozzo, a local licensed massage therapist who is also trained in vibrational healing. Judy’s background includes Kam Thye Style Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, Polarity, Harmonyum & Tibetan Singing Bowls. Judy trained in Tibetan Bowl Vibrational Healing with Marie Menut RN at Hartford Hospital.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday October 2, 2018
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Danbury Networking Group
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

Attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday October 3, 2018
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Tech Play
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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Join us for this DVD just released on September 25!  Young Han Solo teams up with Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian for his first smuggling mission.  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 44 spaces available.
Thursday October 4, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday October 6, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 8, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

Sorry We're Closed

Tuesday October 9, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday October 10, 2018
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Little STEM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 12 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Medicare Seminar
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

This is the second program in our three-part Financial Series. 

Ready to look into Medicare? Attend this program and learn how to navigate the Medicare maze!  Medicare experts Andrea Reda and Sandor Boulter of Flagship Financial Partners, powered by American Senior Benefits, will offer a concise and informative explanation of the many parts to Medicare, the updates and changes that affect Connecticut residents, how to potentially reduce medical expenses, and how to address the major gaps in the system.

This presentation is interactive and will include an opportunity to ask questions.

Registration required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Thursday October 11, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make Your Own Terrarium!

Using a small open fishbowl, you can create your own terrarium.  

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 10 spaces available.
Friday October 12, 2018
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday October 13, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Forensics
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Attendees will learn how to dust and lift latent prints, make footwear impressions, and analyze matches!

Registration required and limited to 18

 

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann  203-794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Sunday October 14, 2018
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Book & Bricks
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

There are 14 spaces available.
Monday October 15, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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You Can Brew Kombucha Too--NEW DATE
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

(NOTE: This program was originally scheduled for September 17.)

Join Jon Hill for a fascinating look into fermentation! In addition to demonstrating how to brew kombucha, Jon will offer us information about the power of fermented foods. Enjoy some samples, too!

Registered attendees will get a kombucha-brewing kit to take home.

This program is geared toward adults; attendees must be 21 years of age or older.

Registration is full, but you may submit your information for a place on the waiting list. We will welcome the first 20 people on the waiting list to attend (to be notified by email); however, only registered attendees will receive brewing kits.

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

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

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

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

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

This month's craft will be Make Your Own Terrarium!  Using a small, open fishbowl, you will create a mini tabletop garden.  All supplies will be provided.

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 4 spaces available.
Tuesday October 16, 2018
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Danbury Networking Group
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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

Attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday October 17, 2018
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday October 18, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Tech Thursdays
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203)794-8756, 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Friday October 19, 2018
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday October 20, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 22, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday October 23, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 29 spaces available.
Thursday October 25, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Zombie Clothespins!

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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Children's Halloween Costume Party
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
There are 43 spaces available.
Saturday October 27, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday October 29, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Haunted New England
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

This program is geared toward adults and young adults.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 47 spaces available.
 
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Spanish Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

Attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Teen Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday November 3, 2018
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Preschool Story Time & Craft
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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College Admissions Game
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday November 5, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registered guests will enjoy samples of both delicious treats, and get the recipes to add to the holiday feast menu...and every weekday meal!

Registration is required and limited to 30 (beginning October 1).

Tuesday November 6, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 45 spaces available.
Wednesday November 7, 2018
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Tech Play
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday November 8, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Craft
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Friday November 9, 2018
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Family Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

There are 15 spaces available.
Monday November 12, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day

Sorry We're Closed

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

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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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 5 spaces available.
Thursday November 15, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 30.

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

For children in Grades K-2.

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

For children in Grades 3-5.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 18 spaces available.
Monday November 19, 2018
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Baby Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday November 20, 2018
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Wiggle Story Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

Movie TBA

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 14 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Knitting and Crocheting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Meet us at the Library's Circulation Desk.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday November 29, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Registration required and will begin in October.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

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

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early in observance of Christmas Eve.

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

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

Sorry We're Closed

Monday January 14, 2019
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

3d printer

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday January 16, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

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

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

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

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

Registration required and will begin in December.

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

3d printer

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

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

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

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

3d printer

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

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

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

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

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

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

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

Registration is required.

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

Poetry of the Earth

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

Registration required and will begin closer to the program date.

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

pen and ink on paper

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

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

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

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

3d printer

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

3d printer

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

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

pen and ink on paper

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

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

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

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

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

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

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

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

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

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

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

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

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