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Sunday September 25, 2022
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A Downton Abbey Afternoon
1:30 PM - 4:45 PM

 

 

 

Join us for afternoon tea and a movie!  Tea and biscuits, generously donated by UK Gourmet, will be served at 1:30 pm, with the movie showing of Downton Abbey:  A New Era to follow at 2:30 pm.  This film chronicles the continuing saga of the lives and adventures of the Crawley family as they travel to the South of France when the dowager countess mysteriously inherits a new property there.  Meanwhile, a film production uses Downton as its backdrop; the huge house has never seen so much action!  During all this upheaval, the staff works to maintain normalcy as new and modern realitites make themselves known.

This DVD is Rated PG.

There is no registration for the tea, but registration is required for the movie.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Tuesday September 27, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Wednesday September 28, 2022
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday September 29, 2022
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CEDF Webinar Series: What Market Research Can Do For Your Business
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Join us for the second event in our Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) webinar series for small business owners.
 
This webinar will provide you with an understanding of what market research is and provide a general framework for a typical market research study. You will also hear stories about how market research was used to provide valuable insight to some organizations wrangling with a question or an issue.
 
Dorinda Eldridge, president of Spectrum Associates Market Research, has more than 35 years of experience across a wide range of industries and methodologies. She serves organizations by being a trusted partner they can turn to when they need information to make the next right move.
 
This is a Zoom event.
 
Click Here to register on the CEDF website.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Author Talk With Mike Urban
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
From hot dogs to haute cuisine, Connecticut boasts an impressive array of tempting delicacies for every taste and budget.   Local writer Mike Urban takes you on a tour around this culinary wonderland to explore eats and eateries that are both familiar and exotic.  Come along on this fascinating tour of Connecticut’s most unique, unusual, and enjoyable food spots where there’s a delightful culinary revelation around every corner.
 
Mike Urban is an award-winning food and travel writer and the author of four books on New England cuisine: Unique Eats and Eateries of Connecticut, Clam Shacks, Lobster Shacks, The New England Diner Cookbook and The New England Seafood Markets Cookbook.  He is a regular writer for Yankee magazine, contributing more than 25 food articles over the past six years.  A 30-year resident of Connecticut, Mike lives with his wife in the seaside town of Old Saybrook.
 
This is a hybrid event; you can choose to attend in person or on Zoom.
 
Registration is required for all Library events.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Monday October 3, 2022
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Monday Night at the Movies!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for this new release adapted from Delia Owens bestseller!  This drama/mystery is about a woman named Kya who raised herself in the marshes of the Deep South in the 1950's and 60's after her parents abandon her.  She is independent, but lonely.  She has the skills to live in solitude forever, but she yearns to be loved.  Drawn to two young men from town, Kya opens herself up to a whole new world-until the unthinkable happens.  When one of the men she was involved with is murdered, a vulnerable Kya finds herself named as the prime suspect.  Is she as innocent as she appears to be, or has her isolated life led her to commit a desperate act?

This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Reistration is required for all Library events.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday October 4, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Wednesday October 5, 2022
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday October 6, 2022
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The Ins and Outs of Medicare
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Curtis and Mark Bentley, founders of Health Directions, a local health insurance brokerage firm headquartered in Fairfield, CT, will present an overview of the "Ins and Outs of Medicare."  As we approach the enrollment period for Medicare, we often perceive Medicare as complicated and confusing.  Mark and Curtis are here to give you clear, concise, straightforward answers to your Medicare questions.

 
Curtis brings a balance of analytical skills and creative problem-solving to the Health Directions team.  His years of experience helping people understand their options in the ever-changing health insurance industry reassures his clients that they are enrolled in the right plan for their particular stage of life and coverage needs.  Before starting Health Directions, Curtis was a long-term insurance agent at Genworth.  He is a graduate of Marymount College.
 
Mark is proud of his ability to align health insurance planning with his clients’ unique long-term needs and outlook and to clarify complex issues.  He is committed to open communication and strong relationships for the individuals, families, and businesses he helps.
 
This is a hybrid event; you can choose to attend in person or on Zoom.
 
Registration is required for all Library events.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 39 spaces available.
Tuesday October 11, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Wednesday October 12, 2022
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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College Admission and Financial Aid Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

The Bethel Public Library is pleased to offer a free educational, college planning and financial aid workshop that will focus on high school and middle school students.  This workshop is presented by Lynn Verrilli of Advanced College Funding Solutions, the leading college funding expert located in Trumbull, CT.  Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, Lynn will cover strategies on how to pay for college on the most efficient basis.

This in person workshop will be conducted by ACFS.  This program is for informational purposes and no sales pitch will take place.

Speaker bio: Lynn Verrilli. Her knowledge and work experience in the finance industry, coupled with firsthand familiarity of the seemingly daunting task of college planning, are what led her to launching Advanced College Funding Solutions (ACFS) years ago. She is an experienced College Planning Specialist and a member of the National Association of College Funding Advisors. 

Registration is required for all Library events.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 40 spaces available.
Thursday October 13, 2022
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CEDF Webinar Series: Create Your Growth Mindset For Business
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Join us for the third event in our Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) webinar series for small business owners.
 
Learn the power of having a Growth Mindset for success in life and business. You will learn the two types of mindsets, how they impact your results, and why the end of the story is really up to you. Understand the four-step process to reprogram your mindset and how you can productively apply this technique beyond your work.
 
Tina Kadish is a life purpose coach, business coach, author, speaker, and trainer.  With more than 20 years of experience in the corporate world, she brings an abundance of wisdom from various industries. Since 2018, she has focused full-time on her entrepreneurial journey. Tina’s mission is to impact lives, helping people live with joy, fulfillment, and freedom.
 
This is a Zoom event.
 
Click Here to register on the CEDF website.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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The Discovery of a Masterpiece
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A hidden Rodin masterpiece lost.. and then rediscoved! Join us to hear about one of the biggest art finds in recent history. 

Working as the Curator of Collections for the Hartley Dodge Foundation in Madison, NJ, and cataloging the artworkMallory Mortillaro uncovered a masterpiece that had been lost to the art world since the 1930’s.  After a year of research the piece was authenticated as an official work by Auguste Rodin. Mallory will share the story of how a simple art cataloging project evolved into a search for a mysterious piece’s provenance.

Mallory Mortillaro holds a BA and MAT, both from Drew University.  She balances her work as an Art Historian with teaching 7th grade English.  Her discovery has been covered by The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Architectural Digest, and more.

This is a ZOOM event.  A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link, which will be in the pink "Additional Information" section of your email confirmation.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  2037948756  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Zoom
There are many spaces available.
Monday October 17, 2022
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Monday Night at the Movies!
6:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Join us for this new release based on Paul Gallico's classic 1958 novel!  Mrs. Harris, an English domestic servant who falls in love with a couture Dior dress, decides she must buy one of her own. After she raises the funds to buy the dress, Mrs. Harris sets off on a journey to Paris that will change the course of her life.

This DVD is Rated PG.

Reistration is required for all Library events.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 36 spaces available.
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson is considered one of th most influential portraits of pre-industrial small-town life in the United States.  This novel is a 1919 short story cycle; the work is structured around the life of George Willard, from the time he was a child to his growing independence and ultimate abandonment of Winesburg as a young man.  It is set in the fictional town of Winesburg, Ohio and consists of 22 stories.

HOW TO GET A COPY: Please click here to make an online request with your Library card; or call us at 203-794-8756 to check availability of pre-ordered copies at the Circulation Desk.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday October 18, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Wednesday October 19, 2022
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday October 20, 2022
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Personal and Professional Branding: Your Job Search Super Power
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

In today's dynamic and competitive job market, being excellent at what you do is no longer enough. You also need to be excellent at marketing what you do - in a way that sets you apart, conveys your unique value, and differentiates you as a candidate. How do you do that? First, understanding the elements of your personal and professional brand. Join Executive Career Coach Laura Powers, President of Powers Career Coaching, LLC, for an informative presentation where you will learn: 1) what personal and professional branding is (and isn't), 2) why it matters (so much) in job search, and 3) how to begin to define and display your brand, authentically and strategically, throughout your job search campaign.

Laura Powers, President of Powers Career Coaching, LLC, is an Executive Career Transition Coach with over 25 years of experience helping accomplished leaders from diverse industries and career stages build the clarity, confidence and self-marketing skills needed to make satisfying, successful career moves.   Laura is professionally trained and certified in multiple assessment instruments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Interest Inventory, and Social & Emotional Intelligence Profile. A sought-after speaker on career-related topics, Laura has presented at a variety of networking groups for transitioning professionals; The Business Council of Westchester; Women’s Leadership & Empowerment Summit at Manhattanville College School of Business; and Laura’s alma mater, Wheaton College (MA), where Laura currently serves as a volunteer Alumni Career Coach.

This is a hybrid event; you can choose to attend in person or on Zoom.

Registration is required for all Library events.

CONTACT:  Adult Services  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Saturday October 22, 2022
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Paranormal Case Studies
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us for this event just in time for Halloween!  The Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society (ECPS) will discuss several of their real-live case studies and will give the audience a chance to learn not only the intricacies of investigating, but to also understand the possible complications that may arise when investigating paranormal claims.

ECPS was formed in 2016 due to the increasing need for a scientific and professional approach to the paranormal.  Together, they set out to change the paranormal field one case at a time, and to set an example for how paranormal investigations should be performed.

This event is for teens and adults age 14 and up.

Registration is required for all Library events.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 33 spaces available.
Tuesday October 25, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Wednesday October 26, 2022
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday October 27, 2022
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CEDF Webinar Series: Planning a Successful Business Exit
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Join us for the fourth event in our Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) webinar series for small business owners.
 
Only a small percentage of businesses outlive their owners. Some owners sell out. Some transfer interests to family or partners. Some just close the operation. Regardless of your circumstances and long-term intentions, the time to start thinking about the financial aspects of exit plans is now, not when unforeseen events or adverse circumstances overtake you and narrow your choices.
 
Judi Otton is the founder of  GrowthCast, a company dedicated to helping small business owners manage their cash flow, maximize their profits, and ensure that the financial aspects of their business are all in order. With a background in engineering, as well as an MBA, Judi has come to love the numbers and process side of business.
 
This is a Zoom event.
 
Click Here to register on the CEDF website.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Financial Tips for Navigating Dynamic Times
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Are you contemplating or managing changes in your life, and do you want to be strategic about your finances?  Caroline Wetzel, CFP®, MBA, AWMA® will highlight financial tips for navigating life, business, and career transitions, with a special focus on women business owners.  Learn five financial tips for navigating dynamic times and be introduced to additional considerations for business owners
 
Caroline Wetzel is a Vice President and Private Wealth Advisor at Procyon Partners and co-founder of the Women Owning their Wealth (WOW) Collaborative.  Caroline has shared this information virtually with hundreds of professional women, including Connecticut’s own Senior Executive Women’s Network (SEWN), sponsored by AARP CT. Caroline earned a B.S. in policy analysis and management at Cornell University and an MBA in finance and advanced certification in marketing from the University of Connecticut School of Business.  She has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years.
 
This is a hybrid event; you can choose to attend in person or on Zoom.
 
Registration is required for all Library events.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday November 1, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Wednesday November 2, 2022
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday November 3, 2022
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CEDF Webinar Series: Super Charged Networking Success: It's More Than Just a Meeting
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Join us for the fifth event in our Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) webinar series for small business owners.
 
Networking is an ongoing process of developing trusting relationships. This webinar will help you learn: Why you may have totally misunderstood what networking is all about. Why you are missing the boat if you are just thinking business development. Why you have to get your mind right to be a successful networker.Why you will fail if you haven’t done this before the networking event. Why you must be able to deliver your “commercial” in under 30 seconds. The essential list of what you must always do and what you must never do. How you will blow your opportunity if you fail to do this afterward.

Chip Janiszewski is an accomplished speaker who has taught thousands how to “Live with Purpose, Passion, Positivity and a Plan.”  He is a master at networking who can help you learn how to turn what many small business owners fear and shrink from into one of the most important tools for the success of your enterprise.

This is a Zoom event.
 
Click Here to register on the CEDF website.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Author Talk With Greg Dillon
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Former Branford police officer and FBI agent Greg Dillon shares his whistleblower story in The Thin Blue Lie: An Honest Cop vs the FBI, to show just what happens when one tries to report FBI misconduct.  When Greg Dillon is assigned to a federal fugitive task force in Connecticut, he inadvertently uncovers a pattern of misconduct and falsified affidavits.  After reporting his concerns to the politically connected but incompetent chief state's attorney, the whistleblower finds himself a target of reprisal.  Investigated, transferred, demoted, and threatened, Dillon hires an attorney, and--with the assistance of legendary whistleblower Frank Serpico--takes on both the state of Connecticut and the Department of Justice in federal court, resulting in an explosive verdict and a landmark federal court decision. But then the retaliation continued...
 
Greg Dillon has had a 30 year career in law enforcement.  He has served as a special deputy sheriff, a police officer, an FBI Special Agent, and finally as a supervisory inspector in the Chief State's Attorney's Office, Division of Criminal Justice, CT.
 
Registration is required for this In Person event.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Friday November 4, 2022
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Fall Prevention Program
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Falls are the most common, costly and harmful health events across care settings.  They are the second leading cause of unintentional injury deaths worldwide.  Falls can significantly  impact an older adult's quality of life.  Permanent or temporary healt outcomes can decrease mobility.  Regaining one's confidence after a fall and preventing another one from happening involves a combination of practices that aren't mutually exclusive.  Fall prevention can include removing tripping hazards from your home and increasing mobility with low-impact exercise.  Confidence can ultimately come from knowing that we are living a safe and fulfilling life.  This event is presented with the cooperation of Danbury Hospital, part of Nuvance Health.

Presenter Ruth R. Piehler, MSN RN, Trauma Program Coordinator at Danbury Hospital, received her undergraduate degree from Mout Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York and her graduate degree from Fairfield University.  She has worked at Danbury Hospital for the last 18 years as an Emergency Department nurse and Quality Specialist before moving into her current role.  She holds many teaching certifications from the American Heart Association and Emergency Nurses Association as well as coordinating several courses for the American College of Surgeons.  Ruth is also an adjunct clinical faculty member for the nursing programs at Western Connecticut State University and Fairfield University.  Our other presenter, Carey V. Clarkson, is the Injury Prevention Coordinator at Danbury Hospital.  He has worked at the Jewish Board of Child & Family Services for 25 years as a Program Supervisor for the Mann Center & Goldsmith Center before moving into his current role.  He holds certifications in Stop the Bleed, among others, as wall as Fall Prevention.

Registration is required for all Library events.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 40 spaces available.
Monday November 7, 2022
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Monday Night at the Movies!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for the new release of Top Gun: Maverick!  After more than 30 years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell  (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.  He also finds himself in the crosshairs of a formidable enemy.

This DVD is Rated PG-13

Registration is required for all Library events.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 40 spaces available.
Tuesday November 8, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Wednesday November 9, 2022
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
 
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Songs and Stories for Grown-Ups
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Audience favorite Lenny Levine is back!  Lenny will present "Songs and Stories for Grown-Ups"  and will perform his original, humorous songs and stories in a wide-range of styles, as only he can.
 
Lenny Levine enjoyed a 20-year career as a recording-studio singer and songwriter and composer of jingles for products such as McDonald’s, Lipton Tea, and Jeep. His songs have been recorded and performed by Diana Ross, The Pointer Sisters, and Barry Manilow, and he has sung backup for Billy Joel, Carly Simon, Peggy Lee, and others. His short stories have been widely published in literary magazines and journals, and he received a Pushcart Prize nomination for short fiction. His mystery novel Diehard Fan is available on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, and his website is www.lennylevinewriter.com.
 
Registration is required for this In Person event.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday November 15, 2022
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Morning Book Chat
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelson.  It begins with a simple ritual: Every Saturday afternoon, a boy who loves to cook walks to his grandmother’s house and helps her prepare a roast chicken for dinner. The grandmother is Swedish, a retired domestic. The boy is Ethiopian and adopted, and he will grow up to become the world-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson. This book is his love letter to food and family in all its manifestations.    

HOW TO GET A COPY:  Please click here to make an online request with your Library card; or call us at 203-794-8756 to check availability of pre-ordered copies at the Circulation Desk.

We are also offering a book guide for all registrants which highlights the authors background, offers book interviews and insights, as well as topics and questions to stimulate the conversation.

Registration is required for all Library events.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Morse
There are many spaces available.
 
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Wednesday November 16, 2022
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
Thursday November 17, 2022
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CEDF Webinar Series: How to Buy a Business
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Join us for the sixth event in our Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) webinar series for small business owners.
 
The common entrepreneurial dream involves starting a business from scratch, having thought up the proverbial "better mousetrap."  An alternative approach to business ownership is to buy an existing operation.  It may not provide the same rush of creative energy, but it may be less risky, assuming you ask the right questions, investigate carefully and get good professional advice.
 
The presenter, Tom Maier, is the principal for ActionCOACH in Connecticut, a leading international coaching company for small and medium businesses.  His company provides practical, proven methods to grow profits.
 
This is a Zoom event.
 
Click Here to register on the CEDF website.
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
Tuesday November 22, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Tuesday November 29, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Tuesday December 6, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Thursday December 8, 2022
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Pearl Harbor: The Stories Behind the Story

We are pleased to welcome back Presenter Phil Devlin for another program featuring Connecticut connections to famous events!

This popular presentation not only deals with the numerous, interesting Connecticut connections to the infamous sneak attack, but also deals with the often overlooked historical antecedents of the attack-a battle in the Russo-Japanese War as well as a surprise attack in Italy in World War II-which render the attack in Hawaii not as big a surprise as it has been portrayed.  The huge role that the Japanese obsession with oil played in the attack is also discussed.  

Presenter Phil Devlin was raised in Windsor Locks, CT. His dad was a career military officer and veteran of WWII, as were 6 of his uncles, 1 aunt, and many of his neighbors, teachers, and coaches. His interest in the world wars of the 20th century grew naturally from these associations. His father, 3 uncles, and 3 brothers were all stationed at Bradley Field.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Friday December 9, 2022
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Author Talk With Dr. Katie Takayasu
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join Dr. Katie Takayasu for an invigorating and educational conversation!

Have you heard that a plant-forward lifestyle is better for you, but you don't know why you should make plant-based foods a bigger part of your diet?  Or maybe you understand the why, but you've had trouble figuring out how to improve your vegetable intake.  Integrative Medicine Physician Dr. Katie Takayasu will help you understand the reasons for prioritizing plant-powered foods, approachable science lessons that explain how a plant-forward diet can correct issues like inflammation and hormonal imbalances, and how small, steady shifts in your lifestyle can calm and refresh your brain and body.  

Dr. Katie Takayasu is an Integrative Medicine Physician, author or "Plants First:  A Physician's Guide to Wellness Through a Plant-Forwar Dier", and speaker in the holistic health space, bridging the gap between traditional Western medicine and the evidenced-based complementary health tools of nutrition, acupuncture, meditation, botanicals and lifestyle optimization.  She works one-on-one helping patients to recognize their own innate wisdom for finding balance in the mind, body and spirit and in group settings with the gentle but effective "Dr. Katie Detox".  She loves being with other people who bring her joy, especially her husband and two sons.  Discover Dr. Katie's Life Kitchen at www.Dr.Katie.com, on instagram @DoctorKatie, or in her New Canaan and Darien CT practice, Wellness Insights.  Dr. Katie will be available after her talk to sell and autograph her book.

Registration is required for all Library events.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 40 spaces available.
Monday December 12, 2022
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Monday Night Classics Book Group
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

A wonderfully entertaining coming-of-age story, Northanger Abbey is often referred to as Jane Austen's "Gothic Parody".  The story centers around Catherine Morland, who imagines life as living in one of the Gothic novels she is excessively fond of reading.  She meets Henry Tilney while vacationing in Bath and is invited to his estate, Northanger Abbey.  Once there, Catherine's over active imagination, influenced by novels of sensation and intrigue, quickly leads to embarrassment when she infers some sinister circumstances regarding Henry's father, General Tilney.  Henry helps Catherine realize that life is not at all like a Gothic novel, and the peril in confusing real life with art.

HOW TO GET A COPY: Please click here to make an online request with your Library card; or call us at 203-794-8756  to check availability of pre-ordered copies at the Circulation Desk.

Registration is required for all Library events. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
There are many spaces available.
Tuesday December 13, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Tuesday December 20, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House
Tuesday December 27, 2022
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Knitting and Crocheting
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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

No registration required.

 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756   adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Seelye House

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