Upcoming Events – Bethel Public Library


EventKeeper, your web calendar solution, has some questions about your browser.
Please click here.

Click the Magnifying Glass to Search for an Event 


  

Sunday May 3, 2020
misc_none.png
Poets and Their Poetry: Gerard Manley Hopkins
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

This program is geared to adults and young adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 27 spaces available.
Monday May 4, 2020
misc_none.png
Intro to App Design
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Tuesday May 5, 2020
misc_none.png
Internet Safety
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
misc_none.png
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday May 7, 2020
misc_none.png
Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Saturday May 9, 2020
misc_none.png
Vision Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Your dream is calling you!"

Linda Maher MacDonald is a DreamBuilder Coach, certified by the Life Mastery Institute, and she's here to help you design and manifest a life that's in harmony with your Soul's purpose. Linda will introduce you to her popular Vision Workshop to get you started. This program is for adults only.

Registration required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday May 12, 2020
misc_none.png
Drop-In Fibromyalgia Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion. 

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none.png
Emailing Basics
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext.3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
misc_none.png
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday May 13, 2020
misc_none.png
Crafts for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 

Friday May 15, 2020
misc_none.png
Crafts for Adults
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

Sunday May 17, 2020
misc_none.png
Poets and Their Poetry: Words and Images
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Meg Lindsay will present "Words and Images: A Conversation About Poetry and Painting." 

This program is geared to adults and young adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 29 spaces available.
Tuesday May 19, 2020
misc_none.png
The Mama Connection
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Mama Connection is a peer-to-peer support group where we can gather to help each other through the ups and downs of motherhood. We welcome all moms and moms-to-be to engage in positive, non-judgmental communication and activities to help raise each other up, celebrate both our diversity and similarities, and find camaraderie through our shared experiences.

CONTACT:  Bethel Public LIbrary  203-794-8756  
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none.png
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday May 20, 2020
misc_none.png
Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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

Registration is required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Thursday May 21, 2020
misc_none.png
Adult Project Lab
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Friday May 22, 2020
misc_none.png
Adult Project Lab
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stop by the new Project Lab and learn to use the exciting and new technology we have available.  Come make the featured project, or use the space to work on something of your own. Depending on the individual, the project may or may not take the entire hour.  

Registration required and limited to 9.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Project Lab
Saturday May 23, 2020
misc_none.png
5 Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Get trimmer and healthier for the coming summer season!

How do you lose weight and keep it off? Attend this program to learn the five secrets to permanent weight loss: 

  • low-glycemic eating
  • behavior modification
  • body composition
  • stress reduction
  • exercise recommendations

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

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

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Tuesday May 26, 2020
misc_none.png
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday May 27, 2020
misc_none.png
Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Image result for death comes to pemberley book

This month's selection is Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none.png
Casework On Your Corner
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bethel Public Library is hosting Congresswoman Hayes’ staff for her new constituent services program, “Casework on Your Corner” (COYC).  This is a free, public, non-partisan service, open to all residents of Connecticut’s 5th District, regardless of documentation. If a constituent has a question for or problem with any federal agency (e.g IRS, SSA / Medicare, VA, or needs help with immigration issues, passports, etc.), the Congresswoman’s casework staff can inquire on behalf of the individual to get answers, cut out red tape, and resolve situations. While constituents are always welcome to call or visit Rep. Hayes’ Waterbury office, we are bringing “Casework on Your Corner” to all 41 towns in the district for those who need or prefer a local option. Residents of any town can drop in to any of these sessions.

Please note that Rep. Hayes is not scheduled to attend this event; it is an opportunity for local residents to share questions and casework with her staff.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none.png
Crafts for Adults
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Enjoy a relaxing hour of creativity and socializing. All materials are provided for a different craft every week!

Registration is required and limited to 12.

 

Thursday May 28, 2020
misc_none.png
Author Talk with Janet Barrett
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Author Janet Barrett, who previously gave an author talk at the Library on her well-regarded book They Called Her Reckless: A True Story of War, Love, and One Extraordinary Horse, returns to discuss her latest book Comanche and His Captain: The Warhorse and the Soldier of Fortune. 

Hear another inspiring true story about the special bond that is shared between warhorses and their human comrades-in-arms.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
Monday June 1, 2020
misc_none.png
Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Image result for brideshead revisited book cover

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

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday June 2, 2020
misc_none.png
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday June 3, 2020
misc_none.png
Refocus on Retirement
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Neil Gronowetter, J.D, CLTC, will discuss retirement planning. This presentation is for informational purposes only. No products or services will be promoted.

Registration is required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Thursday June 4, 2020
misc_none.png
Refocus on Retirement
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Neil Gronowetter, J.D, CLTC, will discuss retirement planning. This presentation is for informational purposes only. No products or services will be promoted.

Registration is required and limited to 30.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 30 spaces available.
Tuesday June 9, 2020
misc_none.png
Drop-In Fibromyalgia Support Group
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion. 

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow fibromyalgia sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol.

No registration required. 

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
misc_none.png
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Sunday June 14, 2020
misc_none.png
Poets and Their Poetry: Dick Allen
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Image result for poetry

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

This program is geared to adults and young adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday June 16, 2020
misc_none.png
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

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

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

Registration is required and limited to 8.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Saturday June 20, 2020
misc_none.png
The Mama Connection
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Mama Connection is a peer-to-peer support group where we can gather to help each other through the ups and downs of motherhood. We welcome all moms and moms-to-be to engage in positive, non-judgmental communication and activities to help raise each other up, celebrate both our diversity and similarities, and find camaraderie through our shared experiences.

CONTACT:  Bethel Public LIbrary  203-794-8756  
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday June 23, 2020
misc_none.png
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday June 24, 2020
misc_none.png
Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Tuesday June 30, 2020
misc_none.png
Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Saturday July 4, 2020
misc_none.png
Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Sorry We're Closed

Thursday July 9, 2020
misc_none.png
More Songs and Stories for Grown-ups
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Back by audience request!

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

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

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

Registration is required and will begin closer to the program date.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday July 21, 2020
misc_none.png
The Mama Connection
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Mama Connection is a peer-to-peer support group where we can gather to help each other through the ups and downs of motherhood. We welcome all moms and moms-to-be to engage in positive, non-judgmental communication and activities to help raise each other up, celebrate both our diversity and similarities, and find camaraderie through our shared experiences.

CONTACT:  Bethel Public LIbrary  203-794-8756  
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday August 3, 2020
misc_none.png
Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Image result for the great gatsby book cover

This month's selection is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday August 26, 2020
misc_none.png
Wednesday Morning All-Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Image result for the great gatsby book cover

This month's selection is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday September 7, 2020
misc_none.png
Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Sorry We're Closed

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

Image result for poetry

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

This program is geared to adults and young adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Tuesday September 22, 2020
misc_none.png
Casework On Your Corner
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bethel Public Library is hosting Congresswoman Hayes’ staff for her new constituent services program, “Casework on Your Corner” (COYC).  This is a free, public, non-partisan service, open to all residents of Connecticut’s 5th District, regardless of documentation. If a constituent has a question for or problem with any federal agency (e.g IRS, SSA / Medicare, VA, or needs help with immigration issues, passports, etc.), the Congresswoman’s casework staff can inquire on behalf of the individual to get answers, cut out red tape, and resolve situations. While constituents are always welcome to call or visit Rep. Hayes’ Waterbury office, we are bringing “Casework on Your Corner” to all 41 towns in the district for those who need or prefer a local option. Residents of any town can drop in to any of these sessions.

Please note that Rep. Hayes is not scheduled to attend this event; it is an opportunity for local residents to share questions and casework with her staff.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday October 5, 2020
misc_none.png
Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Image result for the invisible man book cover

This month's selection is The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Sunday October 11, 2020
misc_none.png
Poets and Their Poetry: Thoreau
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Image result for poetry

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

This program is geared to adults and young adults.

Refreshments will be served.

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday October 22, 2020
misc_none.png
Crows: History, Folklore and Today
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Meet Kim Adams and her African Pied Crow Charlie.  Kim will share stories of crows throughout history, how various cultures have used and revered crows, and how crows are used today by the military and other organizations.  Did you know that crows are as smart as some primates?  Get a chance to meet Charlie and chat with Kim about her experiences owning this amazing animal.

This program will be enjoyed by adults and young adults alike.

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 45 spaces available.
Monday December 7, 2020
misc_none.png
Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Image result for henderson the rain king book

This month's selection is Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 3  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room

48 events.



EK/TK MARS : HAWK : 2019_12_30 6:45 PM
Icons by Icons8