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Wednesday January 23, 2019
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:20 PM

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

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 27 spaces available.
Monday January 28, 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
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday January 29, 2019
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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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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 34 spaces available.
Saturday February 2, 2019
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Drop-In for Stitch in Public Day
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Valentine's Concert with the Mad Hatter Chorus
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Celebrate Love at the Library!

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
Tuesday February 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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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
Saturday February 9, 2019
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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Golden Globe Nominee for Best Picture!

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

Registration requried.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 34 spaces available.
Monday February 11, 2019
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In Search of Snow Leopards and Adventure
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

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

Registration is required.

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

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
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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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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 13, 2019
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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

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

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 25 spaces available.
Saturday February 16, 2019
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Acting and Creative Self-Expression
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Registration is required and limited to 10.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Tuesday February 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday February 20, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

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

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Golden Gobe Nominee for Best Picture!

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

Registration required for all movies.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 19 spaces available.
Monday February 25, 2019
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

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

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

No registration required.

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

 

Paperback The Bookshop on the Corner Book

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday March 4, 2019
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Investing in a Challenging Tax Environment
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Registation required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday March 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

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

Celebrate Women's History Month!

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Monday March 11, 2019
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Dr. Phillip K. Lu Art Show and Talk
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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Crafts for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday March 12, 2019
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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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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
Saturday March 16, 2019
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 4:10 PM

 

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Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture (Comedy)!

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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Monday March 18, 2019
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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
Tuesday March 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday March 20, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
 
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Introduction to Excel for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration is required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday March 25, 2019
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Introduction to Coding for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

No registration required.

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

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

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

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

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Tuesday March 26, 2019
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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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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Introduction to Photoshop Elements for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

 
Registration is required and limited to 9.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday April 1, 2019
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Home Grown Harvests
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
Tuesday April 2, 2019
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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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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
Monday April 8, 2019
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Organic Farms in Connecticut
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 47 spaces available.
Tuesday April 9, 2019
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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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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday April 11, 2019
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Resume Workshop for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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

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

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

Registration required.  

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday April 13, 2019
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Two Stories in Verse
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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

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

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

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Monday April 15, 2019
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Crafts for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday April 16, 2019
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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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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 17, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 7 spaces available.
Monday April 22, 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
Tuesday April 23, 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

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

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday April 29, 2019
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Italy: A Cultural Journey
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

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

This program is geared for adults and young adults.

Registration is required and will begin in February.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday April 30, 2019
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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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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
Tuesday May 7, 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Saturday May 11, 2019
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Author Talk with Charles McNair
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

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

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

The author will have books available for purchase and signing.

Registration is required and will begin soon.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday May 13, 2019
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Crafts for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday May 14, 2019
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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
Wednesday May 15, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Monday May 20, 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
 
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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
Tuesday May 21, 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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
Tuesday May 28, 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Monday June 3, 2019
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A Virtual Tour of Connecticut
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Take an epic--virtual--road trip across Connecticut with author, adventurer, and historian Marty Podskoch! 

Marty Podskoch has written a new travel book that encourages everyone to visit all of the towns and villages of our beautiful and unique state. Hear Marty tell the story of his amazing adventure to chronicle the 169 towns and cities of Connecticut.

We'll also enjoy seeing a slide show of many of the images of his journey. Copies of Marty's wonderful book, The Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut, will be available for sale and signing.

This program is for adults and high school-aged students.

Registration is required and will begin soon.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday June 4, 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Monday June 10, 2019
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Crafts for Adults
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

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

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday June 11, 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Monday June 17, 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
Tuesday June 18, 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
Wednesday June 19, 2019
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 8 spaces available.
Monday June 24, 2019
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Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the legacy of the brass industry in Connecticut's Naugatuck River Valley. Author and photographer Emery Roth II will share his experiences creating his book, Brass Valley: The Fall of an American Industry.

Mr. Roth's photographs will be on exhibit as well.

"Those who've seen and heard my talks know that the story of Brass Valley resonates broadly across all of American industry and is about the tapestry of values that have given us our identity." ~Emery Roth

Registration required and will begin in March.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday June 25, 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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 4, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday July 29, 2019
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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This month's selection is Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare.

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
Monday September 2, 2019
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Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday October 28, 2019
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History 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 9, 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. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History 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


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