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Tuesday October 15, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Products for Video Calling
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Learn about different options you can use to video call friends and family, and the compatibility between different programs and devices.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday October 16, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday October 17, 2019
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Fifty Years After: 1969 in Song and History
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

 

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock!

Motown, Sunshine, Gospel, Country, Soul, Rock, Blues, Movie Soundtrack--these song styles, and more, were all part of the mix of popular music in the pre-digital olden days of 1969.  Nixon, Vietnam, Space Race, Cold War, men on the moon, the Beatles' final live concert, and Woodstock were among the events of that year.

We are very pleased to welcome back Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle, who will present their arrangements of songs that were on the pop charts or performed at Woodstock in 1969.  They will also discuss some of the major events of a year that was historically and culturally very rich.  

Rick and Dawn are well known for their theme-based music and history programs, using songs to illustrate the evolution of our nation's culture and history in an informative and entertaining way. Their vast repertoire includes music from the Colonial era to the present day. They offer insight into interesting times, places, and events in American history.  Their carefully crafted vocals and accompaniment sound as true to a song's era or style as possible.   

Adults and young adults will enjoy this program.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 21 spaces available.
Friday October 18, 2019
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Photo Scanning for Adults
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have printed photos you'd like to scan to a digital format but not quite sure how? Reserve time with a library staff member to get the assistance you need in creating a backup of your photos.

Registration is required, and time slots will be limited to 30 minutes.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Monday October 21, 2019
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Coding Level 2: Publishing a Website
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Learn how to properly save HTML and CSS files, and publish them as a working website. We will also cover different layout options available for websites, and the code needed to create them.

Some coding experience is required for this class. Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 4 spaces available.
Tuesday October 22, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Using Acorn TV
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Acorn TV is a streaming service for dramas, mysteries, and comedies from the UK and is accessible to all library patrons. Come learn how to create an account and access this service at home, as well as on your mobile device. 

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 3 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday October 23, 2019
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Adult Crafts
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us twice a month for a guided craft session. Each session will feature a different project.

Registration is required and limited to 12.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 10 spaces available.
 
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The 2020 Census
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The Census is coming!  Every ten years, the United States conducts a count of all the people living within our country and territories.

Ever wonder how the data they collect is used?  Come to this presentation to learn what the census is and is not, and how your community's count impacts your everyday life. You can even become involved and find out how to apply for one of the many part-time, flexible-hour, well-paying positions available locally.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday October 24, 2019
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Wickedly Good Tales: Spooky Storytelling
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Get in the mood for Halloween with three spooktacular and spine tingling tales recited by Christian Hege! Hear Christian tell the tale of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," based on the story by Washington Irving; an original story called "Josh: A Werewolf Story;" and "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar," based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe. 

This program is for adults and for teens age 16 years and up.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Deptartment  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 43 spaces available.
 
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own.

This week's project will be creating a plush pumpkin decoration with the sewing machines!

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 3 spaces available.
Friday October 25, 2019
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Photo Scanning for Adults
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Have printed photos you'd like to scan to a digital format but not quite sure how? Reserve time with a library staff member to get the assistance you need in creating a backup of your photos.

Registration is required, and time slots will be limited to 30 minutes.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
There are 4 spaces available.
Saturday October 26, 2019
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Navigating Your Course Through Medicare
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Learn about the updates and changes to Medicare that may impact many Connecticut residents this coming year.

Medicare can be confusing, but with the right direction, recipients are able to navigate a clear course for effective health care. Attendees of this program will get a concise and informative explanation of the many parts to Medicare, along with resources available to the public for finding answers to their specific questions.   

Our expert presenter is Andrea Reda of Flagship Financial Partners and American Senior Benefits. This program is for informational purposes only. No products or services will be promoted.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.
Monday October 28, 2019
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Intro to Google Slides
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Learn how to create a slide presentation in Google Slides, a free presentation software provided to those with a Google account. Google Slides is comparable to Microsoft PowerPoint.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 5 spaces available.
Tuesday October 29, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday October 30, 2019
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The Picture of Dorian Gray

This month's selection is The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday November 4, 2019
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Accessing Free E-Content
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Explore the different resources provided by the library for free e-content such as streaming services, ebooks, and audiobooks. This class will go over what is provided through each service and where and how to access them.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Tuesday November 5, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Using Overdrive & Libby
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Looking for a way to take your books on the go? Overdrive, and their new app Libby, offer free ebooks and audiobooks that you can access online via your computer, tablet or phone. Learn how to access both, set up your account, and start taking out books!

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday November 7, 2019
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own.

This week's project will be creating a paper pumpkin using the Cricut Maker!

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 8 spaces available.
Friday November 8, 2019
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Adult Crafts
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a guided craft session.

Registration is required and limited to 12.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Saturday November 9, 2019
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Intro to Fencing for Teens and Adults
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Here's a unique opportunity to learn about fencing!

Fencing is a rapidly growing sport that teaches discipline, coordination, athleticism, critical thinking, and confidence. 

If you've ever wanted to try fencing, join us for an introductory class with a local pro from Candlewood Fencing Center. You will learn the basics of footwork, mobility, fencing tactics and techniques, as well as how bouts are fenced and scored--all in a fun and safe environment.

This class is for adults and teens ages 14 years & up. 

Registration is required and limited to 14.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 13 spaces available.
Monday November 11, 2019
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

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Join us for this DVD just released on November 5!  Through his bond with his race care driving owner, golden retreiver Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to navigate the journey of life.  This DVD is Rated PG.  

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Windows 7 End of Support
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

 

Support for Windows 7 will be ending January 14th, 2020. We will be discussing the risks that go along with using an unsupported operating system, and different options for upgrades.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 9 spaces available.
Tuesday November 12, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Accessing Free E-Content
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

 

Explore the different resources provided by the library for free e-content such as streaming services, ebooks, and audiobooks. This class will go over what is provided through each service and where and how to access them.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday November 13, 2019
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Adult Crafts
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us a guided craft session. Each session will feature a different project.

Registration is required and limited to 12.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 12 spaces available.
Thursday November 14, 2019
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Dog Training Secrets Revealed
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ever wonder why dog training looks so easy in the hands of a professional trainer?

Find out the secrets from professional dog trainer Virginia Dare. Topics covered include:

  • supervision and management to prevent problems
  • appropriate exercise and enrichment
  • reinforcing good behavior
  • motivating dogs to WANT to do what you want  

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

Registration is required and will begin soon.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 74 spaces available.
Monday November 18, 2019
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The True Story of Thanksgiving
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

NOVEMBER IS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH and we are celebrating with a very special program!

Join us as we welcome Native American storyteller Darlene Kascak. Darlene is an Institute of American Indian Studies educator. She will share the story of Thanksgiving based on the facts known about the indigenous people of New England.

The Institute for American Indian Studies (IAIS) in Washington, CT, preserves and educates--through discovery and creativity--the diverse traditions, vitality, and knowledge of Native American cultures. If you've never visited this wonderful place, you should come to this program to learn more. In addition, the Bethel Public Library is pleased to have a pass for half-price admission to the IAIS, available for checkout with your Library card.

This program is for adults and students Grade 6 & up.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Tuesday November 19, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Quick Access to Your Books
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Learn how you can keep track of which books you have loaned and on hold from the library, right from home through the My Account feature of the library's website. This class will also cover how to get recommendations based on your reading history or directly from the library catalog, as well as how to easily find best sellers lists and whether or not those titles are available for checkout.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday November 20, 2019
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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 Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Library Book Discussion at the Senior Center
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Library staff is visiting the Bethel Senior Center to discuss this month's Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion selection, Empire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne

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

No registration required.

Location: Bethel Senior Center, 1 School Street (across from the Library parking lot). 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Professional Headshot Photos
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Get a FREE professional headshot photo taken at the Bethel Library with professional photographer Courtney Lewis! Headshots will be provided for entrepreneurs, nonprofit professionals, creatives, job seekers, and more by Courtney Lewis Photography.

Use your photo to enhance your professional portfolio and make your LinkedIn and social media profiles stand out.

Headshots will take place on Wednesday, November 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Photos will be delivered via email within seven business days.

PRO TIP: Bring an extra shirt or accessory for a second look; mirror available to check appearance.

Registration is required for fifteen minute time slots.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 5 spaces available.
Thursday November 21, 2019
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own.

This week's project will be creating a branch and leaf centerpiece using the Cricut Maker!

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday November 25, 2019
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Join us for this new release that is the live action remake of the classic Disney film about a young lion who returns to reclaim the throne that was stolen from him by his uncle.  This DVD is Rated PG.

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 47 spaces available.
Tuesday November 26, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday November 27, 2019
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

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

Thursday November 28, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

Sorry We're Closed

Monday December 2, 2019
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

This month's selection is The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
 
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Quick Access to Your Books
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Learn how you can keep track of which books you have loaned and on hold from the library, right from home through the My Account feature of the library's website. This class will also cover how to get recommendations based on your reading history or directly from the library catalog, as well as how to easily find best sellers lists and whether or not those titles are available for checkout.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Tuesday December 3, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Using Hoopla
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

The Hoopla streaming service provides not only ebooks and audiobooks, but movies, tv shows, comics, and music too! Hoopla is free for patrons, and this class will cover how to create an account, download or stream content, and how to use the Hoopla app.

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday December 5, 2019
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Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own.

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Tuesday December 10, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday December 11, 2019
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Adult Crafts
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for a guided craft session. Each session will feature a different project.

Registration is required and limited to 12.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Friday December 13, 2019
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Adult Crafts
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a guided craft session.

Registration is required and limited to 12.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday December 17, 2019
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday December 18, 2019
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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 Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday December 24, 2019
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early today in observance of Christmas Eve

Wednesday December 25, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Christmas

Sorry We're Closed

Tuesday December 31, 2019
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

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

Wednesday January 1, 2020
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Library Closed in Observance of New Year's Day

Sorry We're Closed

The Bethel Public Library wishes everyone a Happy New Year!

Thursday January 9, 2020
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More Songs and Stories for Grown-ups
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Back by audience 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!

Mr. Levine's songs have been recorded and performed by Diana Ross, The Pointer Sisters, and Barry Manilow, and he is the creator of many well-known commercial jingles. Lenny's stories have been published in literary magazines and journals, and he was awarded a Pushcart Prize nomination for short fiction.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is strictly for adults age 21+; teens and children will not be admitted.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Wednesday January 15, 2020
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday January 23, 2020
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Increase Your Energy
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Greet the new year energized!

Learn how to:

  • improve the way you look, feel, and work
  • limit your need for drugs and surgery
  • treat pain naturally
  • reduce the harmful effects of stress

Presented by Dr. Edward Markowitz, D.C., D.A.C.B.O.H., Clinical Director of the Advanced Wellness and Injury Center in Danbury, this program will be of interest to adults of all ages and stages of life.

This is a strictly informational program--no products or services will be promoted.

Registration is required and will begin soon.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday January 25, 2020
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Making Your Money Last
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Maria Xavier returns for another practical financial program. Details soon!

Registration required and begins soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday January 29, 2020
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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 Revenge of the Pequots by Kim Isaac Eisler.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Candlewood Camera Club Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Candlewood Camera Club is looking forward to welcoming current and new members, and the public is cordially invited to attend their meeting and program.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday February 3, 2020
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday February 5, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 12, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday February 13, 2020
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Love Songs at the Library
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate Valentines' Day by joining us for an hour of love-ly music that will make your heart sing!!

Lana Shaw Levine will sing a selection of songs, from ballads to broadway, accompanied by acclaimed composer and pianist Howard Rovics.

Ms. Levine's credits include her appearance on Broadway with Woody Allen in "Play It Again Sam," with Katharine Hepburn in the national company of "Coco," and the lead in the off-Broadway show "How to Steal an Election." She also has played summer stock theater and cabarets.

Mr. Rovics is a composer and performer who has been on the faculty of Long Island University, Manhattan School of Music, and WestConn. He recently performed "Debussy in a New Light" on his customized Kurzweil Stage Piano for an appreciative audience at the Bethel Public Library.

Registration is required and will begin soon.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 19, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday February 26, 2020
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday March 4, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday March 5, 2020
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Retirement Planning for Women
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Women face specific challenges while trying to save for retirement, such as whether to work full or part time or to stay home to care for their family. These choices will impact savings strategies. We are pleased to welcome back Dona Zappulla, Vice-President of David Lerner Associates, Inc., who will offer an in-depth look at ways to help all women save for their retirement.

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

Registration required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday March 11, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday March 12, 2020
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Five Money Questions for Women
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Women, ask yourselves these five money questions

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

Registration required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday March 18, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday March 23, 2020
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Landscaping for Curb Appeal
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Our first program in the Annual Gardening Series--sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club-- is already confirmed! Keep an eye out for more programs and details about them.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday March 25, 2020
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Candlewood Camera Club Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Candlewood Camera Club is looking forward to welcoming current and new members, and the public is cordially invited to attend their meeting and program.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday March 30, 2020
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Early Vegetable Varieties to Grow in Your Garden
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Our second program in the Annual Gardening Series--sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club-- is already confirmed! Please keep an eye out for the third and final program, along with details about the series!

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 1, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday April 6, 2020
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday April 8, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 15, 2020
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AARP Foundation Tax Aide
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Free in-person tax preparation is offered to anyone who needs it.  AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained to assist you in filing many income tax forms and schedules.  However, the Volunteer Protection Act requires that volunteers stay within the scope of the law set by the IRS for the program.  There is no fee and no sales pitch for other services and AARP membership is not required.

In certain situations, volunteers may be unable to provide assistance.

Please click here for documents to bring with you: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/info-01-2011/important-tax-documents.html

If you have any questions, please call 888-687-2277, or email taxaide@aarp.org.

Registration for one hour time slots will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday April 16, 2020
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King Sejong the Great
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us as we welcome back the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project for another fascinating program!  Learn all about King Sejong, a truly enlightened monarch from the 15th century Korea.  His motto was "The duty of a king is to love his people. That is all."  With this belief, King Sejong initiated numerous cultural achievements and scienfitic inventions to improve the welfare of his people.  To spread the benefits of such accomplishments, he enhanced the moveable metal type printing technology and printed large runs of books.  His most important contribution was the invention of the Korean Alphabet Hangeul, which he created to eradicate illiteracy in the country.

Traditional Korean refreshments will be served.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 29, 2020
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Candlewood Camera Club Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Candlewood Camera Club is looking forward to welcoming current and new members, and the public is cordially invited to attend their meeting and program.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Sunday May 3, 2020
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Poets and Their Poetry: Gerard Manley Hopkins
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Discover the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins with presenter Dr. Tom Hicks! We'll learn about the life and work of Hopkins. and we'll hear and discuss a selection of his poems. 

This program is geared to adults and young adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday May 20, 2020
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday May 27, 2020
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday June 1, 2020
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Sunday June 14, 2020
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Poets and Their Poetry: Dick Allen
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Discover the poetry of Dick Allen with presenter Donna Allen!  We'll learn about the life and work of the poet, and we'll hear and discuss a selection of his poems. 

This program is geared to adults and young adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday June 17, 2020
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday June 24, 2020
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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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Saturday July 4, 2020
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Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday August 3, 2020
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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 Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Monday September 7, 2020
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Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Sorry We're Closed

Sunday September 13, 2020
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Poets and Their Poetry: Mark Doty
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Discover the poetry of Mark Doty with presenter Laurel Peterson, poet laureate emerita of Norwalk. We'll learn about the life and work of Doty, and we'll hear and discuss a selection of his poems. Join us for a casual, fun afternoon of poetry.

This program is geared to adults and young adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday October 5, 2020
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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 Invisible Man by H. G. Wells.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Sunday October 11, 2020
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Poets and Their Poetry: Thoreau
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Discover poetry with an expert presenter. We'll learn about the life and work of Henry David Thoreau and we'll hear and discuss a selection of his poems. Join us for a casual, fun afternoon of poetry.

This program is geared to adults and young adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday December 7, 2020
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is Lost Horizon by James Hilton.

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. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room

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