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Wednesday January 17, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am 

 Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Magic Tree House Storycraft Hour
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

magic treehouse

For kids - Grades 1 - 3 

Adventure, book discussion and activity hour focusing on books from the Magic Tree House series.  Today's featured book is Night of the Ninjas, Book #5.

Registration required beginning on January 3 at the Children's Services Desk or calling the Children's Library.

Limit: 15 children to the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

pen and ink and paper

The Library's Writers Group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their writing and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.  Thanks to donations made through Fairfield County Giving Day, writers who attend will benefit from the expert advice and inspirations of professional writing instructor Linda Chiara! 

Registration required and limited to 8.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:50 PM

Image result for the mountain between us movie

Join us for a New Release!  When their plane crashes into the side of a mountain, two strangers forge a relationship based on necessity.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 19 spaces available.
Thursday January 18, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

Tonight the Friends are introducing  EDIBLE BOOKS! Enjoy naming the books represented by food tableaus, and chat with members of the Friends Executive Board.

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

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In 3D Printing for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

3d printer

Join us for this weekly drop-in program.  After an introduction to how the printer works and a safety lesson, we'll show you how to print and design various objects.  Please create an account with Thingverse and Tinkercad before the program.  Click the links below to set up your account:

http://www.thingiverse.com        http://www.tinkercad.com

Your parent/caregiver will need to sign a waiver.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday January 19, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Kids Friday Flicks
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie

For kids ages 2 - 6 years old and their families. All children must be accompanied by an adult . No Registration required.

Today's film is The Gruffalo.

Monday January 22, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Corps of Discovery Part II
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Join Stan Wien and Ryan Wien as they share their adventure retracing the trail of Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery! The father-son team will talk about their trip as modern-day Meriwether Lewis  and William Clark explorers-- journeying up the Missouri River, over the Rockies, and then on to the Pacific Ocean! 

Stan has enlightened Library audiences before, most recently with his terrific presentation on Teddy Roosevelt. We're glad to have him back, and pleased to welcome his son, too! Adult and teen history/travel buffs alike will want to attend this program. 

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Tuesday January 23, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the new library director.  

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday January 24, 2018
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l Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am 

 Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:55 PM

Join us for a New Release!  Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim, which brings criticism from members of her court and family.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 15 spaces available.
 
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Pages' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

child playing chess

For kids, Grades 1 - 3 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday January 25, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Solarize Bethel Solar Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Solarize Bethel Solar Workshop--Keep More of What You Earn

Solarize Bethel is a coordinated effort across the community, supported by the Town of Bethel, to offer education and incentives to help people go solar.  The Eversourse generation rate is going up 13.3% starting in January 2018.  The average Connecticut homeowner can expect to pay between $55,000 and $95,000 over the next 25 years as electricity rates continue to rise.  Find out why it's more affordable to have solar energy.  More information can be found at solarizect.com/bethel

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 18 spaces available.
Friday January 26, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday January 27, 2018
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Teen Craft: Washi Tape Crafts
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

washi tape

We'll take a tiny tin box and decorate it with washi tape, as well as other assorted projects!

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Monday January 29, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Image result for the Loved One book

Join us for this new book club that meets on the last Monday of every other month in the Local History Room!

This month's selection is The Loved One by Evelyn Waugh.

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

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday January 30, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the new library director.  

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday January 31, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

hare with amber eyes

This month's selection is The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal.

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

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am 

 Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday February 1, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In 3D Printing for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

3d printer

Join us for this weekly drop-in program.  After an introduction to how the printer works and a safety lesson, we'll show you how to print and design various objects.  Please create an account with Thingverse and Tinkercad before the program.  Click the links below to set up your account:

http://www.thingiverse.com        http://www.tinkercad.com

Your parent/caregiver will need to sign a waiver.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday February 2, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday February 3, 2018
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Take Your Child To The Library Day
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

 7th Annual  - Take Yiur Child to the Library Day

10:30 - 4:30 pm

All day activities with crafts featuring popular children's book characters for children of all ages.

At 1:00 pm a feature film will be shown for children 4 - 10 years old. 

No registration is required to attend the craft activites but registration is required to attend the film showing beginning on January 16.

Register at the Children's Services Desk or by calling 203-784-8756, Ex. 5. Limit of 30 children with adults for the film program.

 

 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Sunday February 4, 2018
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Books and Bricks for Kids
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

LEGO bricks

For kids in Grades 1 through 5.

Do you love LEGO bricks? The Children's Library's program features a themed hour which will include stories and a LEGO building session.

Registration required and limited to 12, beginning 2 weeks before the session. Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday February 5, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Little STEM Explorers
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

stem

For kids in Grades K through 2.

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

Registration required and limited to 12, beginning on January 22. Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 6, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the new library director.  

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday February 7, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am 

 Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Library is proud to present our annual Award Nominees Series beginning this month!

Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actor and Best Actress, this DVD tells the true story about the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobbie Riggs. This DVD is Rated PG-13.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 41 spaces available.
Thursday February 8, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In 3D Printing for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

3d printer

Join us for this weekly drop-in program.  After an introduction to how the printer works and a safety lesson, we'll show you how to print and design various objects.  Please create an account with Thingverse and Tinkercad before the program.  Click the links below to set up your account:

http://www.thingiverse.com        http://www.tinkercad.com

Your parent/caregiver will need to sign a waiver.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Teen Library
Saturday February 10, 2018
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

3d printer

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
Monday February 12, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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The Latest on Lyme Disease
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

There is a silent epidemic of Lyme disease, and some health care professionals think that traditional medicine may be ill-prepared to handle it. Dr. Kenneth Hoffman, Medical Director of SOPHIA Natural Health Center, will share the very latest scientific information on Lyme disease in this presentation. Dr. Hoffman will discuss what to do if you find a tick, the tests and treatments, as well as the Integrative Natural protocols that can help relieve chronic Lyme for most sufferers.

Registration is required and limited to 30 to allow time for audience Q&A.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 26 spaces available.
Tuesday February 13, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the new library director.  

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday February 14, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am 

 Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Knights' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

chess pieces

For kids, Grades 4-7 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.
 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday February 15, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In 3D Printing for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

3d printer

Join us for this weekly drop-in program.  After an introduction to how the printer works and a safety lesson, we'll show you how to print and design various objects.  Please create an account with Thingverse and Tinkercad before the program.  Click the links below to set up your account:

http://www.thingiverse.com        http://www.tinkercad.com

Your parent/caregiver will need to sign a waiver.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday February 16, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday February 19, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of President's Day

Sorry We're Closed

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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Winter Craft Day
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

No School Today!

Come in and make snowy crafts and do other fun activities. 

For kids of all ages. Children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday February 21, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am 

 Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Magic Tree House Storycraft Hour
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

magic treehouse

For kids - Grades 1 - 3 

Adventure, book discussion and activity hour focusing on books from the Magic Tree House series. Today's featured book is Midnight on the Moon.

Registration required beginning on February 5 at the Children's Services Desk or calling the Children's Library.

Limit: 15 children to the program.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

pen and ink on paper

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 2 spaces available.
Thursday February 22, 2018
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Mother Goose Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

mother goose reading to goslings

For infants 10-24 months old. This class includes rhymes, stories, and music-and-movement activities. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver can participate. Older siblings are not eligible to attend.

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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PJ Storytime
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

teddy bear with book

Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 8 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

Children can come dressed in pajamas and bring a favorite bedtime pal.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Drop-In 3D Printing for Teens
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

3d printer

Join us for this weekly drop-in program.  After an introduction to how the printer works and a safety lesson, we'll show you how to print and design various objects.  Please create an account with Thingverse and Tinkercad before the program.  Click the links below to set up your account:

http://www.thingiverse.com        http://www.tinkercad.com

Your parent/caregiver will need to sign a waiver.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday February 23, 2018
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Family Fun Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

owl reading to owlets

A  program of stories, music, activities, and a short film for families with children ages 2 through 6 years old  accompanied by their infant, toddler, and older siblings and their parents/caregivers.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Kids Friday Flicks
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

movie

For kids ages 2 - 6 years old and their families. All children must be accompanied by an adult . No Registration required.

A fun short  film will be shown. 

Saturday February 24, 2018
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Teen Crafts: Masking Tape Painting
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Using a canvas, tape, and paint, we'll make a work of art with either a stained glass or modern art look!

 

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 11 spaces available.
Monday February 26, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Hora del Cuento (Bilingual Storytime)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

hora del cuento

For children, ages 4 - 7 years old. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

A new storytime which uses both English and Spanish to present books, rhymes, and songs to children.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday February 27, 2018
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Wiggly Storytime with the Director
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

wiggly storytime

For children ages 1 - 4 with a parent or caregiver.

Whether your child loves to sit still for a book, or can't stop squirming, this is a storytime for them. Stay and play afterwards and meet the new library director.  

No registration required.

LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
Wednesday February 28, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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This month's selection is A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

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

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Pre-School Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

it's storytime at your library!

Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:00 am 

 Stories, activities, book-themed DVDs, and simple crafts.

For children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Children must be 3 years old by the class date.. Parents/caregivers may not attend the class but must remain in the Library during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 7:55 PM

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

Join us for this DVD just released on February 27.  A mother of a young woman who was violently murdered takes things into her own hands after the investigation stalls and hires a painter to erect three billboards on the main road leading into town.  This DVD is Rated R; ages 17 and under not admitted without a parent/guardian.

Subtitles will be put on for all movies to accommodate all movie-goers.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 27 spaces available.
 
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Pages' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

child playing chess

For kids, Grades 1 - 3 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game.

Registration is required two weeks before the meeting by visiting or calling the Children’s Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex.5.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday March 5, 2018
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Babytime Storytime
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

baby storytime

For infants (non-walkers) to 12 months, with a parent or caregiver.

Movement activities and stories for infants. Please bring a blanket for the baby to have during the storytime.

No registration required.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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iPad Class
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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iPad Class.  More information will be available soon.

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Saturday March 10, 2018
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

3d printer

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Thursday March 15, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday March 19, 2018
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Divide and Conquer Perennials
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Gardeners, the growing season will soon be upon us...now is the time to slay your fears of perennial plant division! Why? Because dividing perennials makes plants healthier and gives you more--and free--plants!

Carl Galanter of Broken Arrow Nursery will explain the timing and techniques of successful plant division, and even give us a demonstration! Carl oversees the propagation and purchasing of perennials for Broken Arrow, a premier destination nursery known nationwide for rare and garden-worthy plants.

This is the first of three programs in the Annual Gardening Series sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club!

Registration is required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Registration will begin on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM     
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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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 Linda Chiara! 

Registration required and limited to 8.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
Monday March 26, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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Join us for this new book discussion that meets on the last Monday of every other month in the Local History Room!

February's book is Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville.

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

 

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday March 28, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is Down the Nile by Rosemary Mahoney.

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

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Friday March 30, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Good Friday

Sorry We're Closed

 

Sunday April 1, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Easter Sunday

Sorry We're Closed

 

Monday April 9, 2018
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

3d printer

his 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.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Estate Planning
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Helen Curtin, financial advisor from Edward Jones, as well as Estate Attorney Ed Kelleher, will present the Basics of Estate Planning.  Learn what to consider when creating a will, the benfits of trusts, how to help reduce taxes on estates, and how insurance can help protect your family.  

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday April 16, 2018
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An Inside Look at New Pond Farm
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

New Pond Farm is a local treasure. For over 30 years, their year-round environmental education center with a small working farm has been dedicated to connecting people with the land that enriches and sustains us all.

We're pleased to welcome Executive Director Ann Taylor who will speak to us about New Pond Farm's environmental and agricultural programs, the ways they use the land, as well as their perennial and herb gardens.

This is the second program of three in the Annual Gardening Series sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club!

Registration is required and begins 6 weeks before the program.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

pen and ink on paper

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday April 19, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Sunday April 22, 2018
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Eco-Theology Panel Discussion
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hosted by the Friends of the Bethel Public Library

Monday April 23, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Multi-Season Garden Design
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sharing wonder and beauty is the joy of many home gardeners, and the mission of Kathy Diemer! Her garden blog, "A Garden for All," is a great place for inspiration and information.

In this program, Kathy will show us, through many stunning images, how to make our gardens shine in all seasons. She will tell us about her favorite plant combinations and design techniques to use in this year's garden.

This is the final program in the Annual Gardening Series sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club!

Registration is required and begins 6 weeks before the program.

 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday April 25, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout.

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

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday April 30, 2018
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Poetry Open Mic Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

It's the last night in April--National Poetry Month--but it's not too late to celebrate! Join other poets to share original work in a relaxed and friendly setting.

Details to follow soon...

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday May 3, 2018
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registration begins 6 weeks before the first class. Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for the first class, you will automatically be registered for all four classes: May 3, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

Supported in part by the proceeds donated during Fairfield County Giving Day.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 5, 2018
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

3d printer

his 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.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Monday May 7, 2018
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iPad Class
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

ipad

iPad Class.  More information will be available soon.

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday May 9, 2018
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A Song of the Seasons
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

We welcome back Rick Spencer for another Historical Music Program! The promise of Spring, the warmth of the long days of Summer, the Autumn harvest and the deep, dark Winter have all been described eloquently in music. The allegorical song of the seasons of human life is a long-standing tradition, as well. This program presents some of the best of both.

Registration required.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday May 10, 2018
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registration begins 6 weeks before the first class. Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for the first class, you will automatically be registered for all four classes: May 3, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

Supported in part by the proceeds donated during Fairfield County Giving Day.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

pen and ink on paper

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday May 17, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registration begins 6 weeks before the first class. Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for the first class, you will automatically be registered for all four classes: May 3, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

Supported in part by the proceeds donated during Fairfield County Giving Day.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday May 21, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Monday Night Classics Book Discussion
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

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.

LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday May 23, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Thursday May 24, 2018
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Thursday Night Art Class
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

art supplies

It's time to create your own work of art! On four Thursday evenings in May, you will be guided by professional artist and instructor Adele Moros in a friendly, relaxed environment perfect for all skill levels! You may choose acrylic, watercolor, pastel, or ink, and indicate your choice on the registration form. Adele will then provide a list of materials needed depending on your medium so you can purchase them before the first class. You are encouraged to register early enough to allow yourself time to get supplies!

This series of four evening classes is for adults and young adults; no children, please. No experience is necessary.

Registration required and limited to 10.  Registration begins 6 weeks before the first class. Registrants must commit to attend all four classes.

Please note that when you register for the first class, you will automatically be registered for all four classes: May 3, May 10, May 17, and May 24.

Supported in part by the proceeds donated during Fairfield County Giving Day.

LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday May 27, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday May 28, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday June 4, 2018
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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

3d printer

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

Registration required and limited to 9.

LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
Wednesday June 20, 2018
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Writers Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

pen and ink on paper

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

Registration required and limited to 8.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 4 spaces available.
Thursday June 21, 2018
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Friends of the Library Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

friends of the library - book heart

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

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

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday June 25, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday June 27, 2018
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Wednesday Morning All Genres Book Discussion
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

This month's selection is TBD.

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

No Registration required.

LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Wednesday July 4, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday July 23, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday August 27, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday September 3, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Labor Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday September 24, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday October 8, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

Sorry We're Closed

Monday October 22, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday November 12, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Veteran's Day

Sorry We're Closed

Wednesday November 21, 2018
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

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

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

Sorry We're Closed

Monday November 26, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday December 10, 2018
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Monday December 24, 2018
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The Library Will Close at 1:00 Today

Sorry We're Closed

The Library will close early in observance of Christmas Eve.

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

Sorry We're Closed

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

Monday January 28, 2019
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LBOD Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room

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