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Wednesday February 21, 2018
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There is 1 space 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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. Today's film is The Gruffalo.

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

masking tape painting

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

 

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203) 794-8756, 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
There are 9 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference 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) and Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actress!

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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Pages' Chess Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday March 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday March 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday March 3, 2018
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Saturday Morning Mix
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in Storytime for everyone.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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This DVD will be released on February 27!  When a luxurious train is stranded in the snow and a man is murdered in his compartment, the crime is investigated by a famous detective who is also a passenger.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.  

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 23 spaces available.
Sunday March 4, 2018
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Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week is March 4-10!  

All week long, we'll have special activities in the Teen Department.  Stop by and try our light-up cards, binary baubles, mini-bots, and more!

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Oscars Party
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

oscars

Join us for an All-Ages party to celebrate the event of the year for movie-lovers! Dress up in your fancy “red carpet” finest, or in costume as a favorite actor or movie character – “best dressed” attendees will be awarded prizes in 4 categories: Red Carpet Best Dressed Youth; Best in Costume Youth; Red Carpet Best Dressed Adult; Best in Costume Adult.

We'll have a photo-booth area with photo-props for you to take selfies and post to social media. Plus, you'll have a chance to participate in a trivia game for prizes and bragging rights. There will also be plenty of time to relax and enjoy refreshments.

Finally, this is the last day to submit your own Oscars ballot with who you think should win in each category. Anyone who submits a completed ballot will be entered for a chance to win a special movie screening at the Library for themselves and up to 10 lucky friends! Click here for more information.

No registration required for this all-ages event.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Monday March 5, 2018
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Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week is March 4-10!  

All week long, we'll have special activities in the Teen Department.  Stop by and try our light-up cards, binary baubles, mini-bots, and more!

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Little STEM Explorers
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

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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.   

Registration required and limited to 15, beginning on February 19.. Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 6, 2018
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Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week is March 4-10!  

All week long, we'll have special activities in the Teen Department.  Stop by and try our light-up cards, binary baubles, mini-bots, and more!

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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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 library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ichildren 18 months - 4 years old. old. 

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday March 7, 2018
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Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week is March 4-10!  

All week long, we'll have special activities in the Teen Department.  Stop by and try our light-up cards, binary baubles, mini-bots, and more!

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Teen Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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Let's Talk Politics: Practicing Political Discourse

In this student-led discussion group, high-schoolers will learn how to make their points and how to disagree without being disagreeable.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian    teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday March 8, 2018
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Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week is March 4-10!  

All week long, we'll have special activities in the Teen Department.  Stop by and try our light-up cards, binary baubles, mini-bots, and more!

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
4:15 PM - 6:15 PM

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Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee for Best Animated Film!

Special Double Screening:

Adults and teens at 6:30

Children and Families at 4:15***

A boy and his dog journey to the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and break a curse.  This DVD is Rated PG.

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

Registration requird for both sessions.   For the 4:15 showing - Call or visit the Children's Services Desk beginning on February 21st.

CONTACT:  Children's Services  203-794-8756 ext 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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Introduction to Word
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

In this course you will learn valuable word processing skills like creating, saving and retrieving documents; inserting and deleting text; formatting text; and using cut, copy and paste.  Before you take this course, you should have some experience with the computer and the Windows operating system.

Registration required and limited to 9

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:30 PM - 8:20 PM

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Golden Globe Winner and Oscar Nominee for Best Animated Film!

Special Double Screening:

Adults and teens at 6:30

Children and Families at 4:15

A boy and his dog journey to the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors and break a curse.  This DVD is Rated PG.

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 44 spaces available.
Friday March 9, 2018
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Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week is March 4-10!  

All week long, we'll have special activities in the Teen Department.  Stop by and try our light-up cards, binary baubles, mini-bots, and more!

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday March 10, 2018
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Teen Tech Week

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Teen Tech Week is March 4-10!  

All week long, we'll have special activities in the Teen Department.  Stop by and try our light-up cards, binary baubles, mini-bots, and more!

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Saturday Morning Mix
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in and make the Pre-school craft of the day.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday March 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Phishing & Identity Theft
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

If you have e-mail, use social media, or even text on your mobile device, you are a target for phishing.  Phishing is an attempt to trick you into divulging personal confidential information a cybercriminal can use to steal money or even your identity.  This course will teach you to recognize the hallmark signs of phishing and how to stay safer online.

Registration required and limited to 9

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday March 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 library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ichildren 18 months - 4 years old. old. 

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday March 14, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Using Password Managers
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Frustrated with all the long incomprehensible passwords that you need to stay safe online?  Are you using the same password everywhere, or using passwords that are not secure because it's so hard to keep track of them?  This class will show you how to really ramp up your online safety easily by using a password manager app.  You'll learn what popular apps to look for, and how to install and use one of the most popular apps-LastPass-on your desktop and mobile device.

Registration required and limited to 9

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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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.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday March 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Introduction to Excel
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This course teaches Microsoft Excel basics.  Excel is a spreadsheet program that helps you manage mathematical information.  It is frequently used in today's workplace.  Once you begin to understand the basics, you will find it is an easy and fun application to use.  For example, you can use Excel to budget your personal finances and keep track of your investments.  You can also use Excel to follow loan repayments, compare different mortgages, create invoices and more.  Prior experience with the computer and an understanding of the Windows operating system is recommended.

Registration required and limited to 9

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 7 spaces available.
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday March 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Magic Tree House Storycraft Hour
4:00 PM - 4:45 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 Pirates Past Noon #4.

Registration required beginning on March 7 at the Children's Services Desk or calling the Children's Library.

Limit: 15 children to the program.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday March 17, 2018
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Saturday Morning Mix
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in and make the Pre-school craft of the day.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday March 19, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Photoshop Elements Part 1
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This is the first part of a two part series.  In this introductory class, we will cover the purpose and use of the basic tools and methods of the program.  Students will learn techniques that will fix most common problems associated with the average photo; color, contrast, brightness and sharpness correction and cropping.

Prerequisite:  Basic computer skills.

Please note that when registering for Part 1, you will automatically be registered for both parts in the series.

Registration required and limited to 9

Part 1:  Monday, March 19, 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, March 21, 6:00-7:30 pm

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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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
There are 34 spaces available.
Tuesday March 20, 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 library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ichildren 18 months - 4 years old. old. 

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday March 21, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

stem

For kids in Grades3 - 5

Children will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities..   

Registration required and limited to 15, beginning on March 7.  Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk at 203-794-8756,

Ex. 5.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Photoshop Elements Part 2
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This is the second part of a two part series.  In this introductory class, we will continue to cover the purpose and use of the basic tools and methods of the program.  Students will learn techniques that will fix most common problems associated with the average photo; color, contrast, brightness and sharpness correction and cropping.

Prerequisite:  Basic computer skills.

Please note that when registering for Part 1, you will automatically be registered for both parts in the series.

Registration required and limited to 9

Part 1:  Monday, March 19, 6:00-7:30 pm

Part 2:  Wednesday, March 21, 6:00-7:30 pm

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
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Teen Discussion Group
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM

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Let's Talk Politics: Practicing Political Discourse

In this student-led discussion group, high-schoolers will learn how to make their points and how to disagree without being disagreeable.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian    teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community 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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There is 1 space available.
Thursday March 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Exploring Google
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Come explore some of the most helpful apps that Google offers.  This course will introduce you to storing and backing up your files in Google Drive, finding your way around and viewing the world in a new way with Google Maps, and keeping your personal and professional life scheduled in Google Calendar.  These apps are all free to use and are available for both desktop and mobile devices.  This class will introduce you to the desktop version of each app.

Registration required and limited to 9

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 8 spaces available.
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:05 PM

 

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actor!

Join us for this award nominee about Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must rally the nation to war against the Nazis.  This DVD is Rated PG-13.

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 20 spaces available.
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday March 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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 March 24, 2018
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Teen Craft: Glow-in-the-Dark Fairy or Alien Jars
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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Using glow-in-the-dark paint and glitter, we'll make beautiful fairy or alien jars!

Registration required and limited to 12.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203) 794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 11 spaces available.
 
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Saturday Morning Mix
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in Storytime for everyone.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday March 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program 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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Tuesday March 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 library director.  

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ichildren 18 months - 4 years old. old. 

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program 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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Library Resources: Mango Languages & Learning Express
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us for the first of a new series of classes focusing on resources available to you at the click of a button, right here at the Library!

In this class, we will cover how you can get started using Mango Languages and Learning Express.

Mango is a language learning program that teaches practical conversation, and cultural awareness, for the world's most popular languages.

Learning Express offers online practice tests, tutorials, and e-books to help students and adult learners suceed on academic tests, entrance exams, occupational licensing exams, and more.

Registration required and limited to 9

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
There are 9 spaces available.
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:05 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actress!

Elisa, who works in a top secret government operated laboratory, comes upon a secret scientific experiment - a strange amphibious being kept in a water tank.  She befriends the creature, and finds that her life will never be the same again.  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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 38 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday March 29, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  203-794-8756 ext. 0  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Teen Library
Friday March 30, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Good Friday

Sorry We're Closed

 

Saturday March 31, 2018
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Saturday Morning Mix
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in Storytime for everyone.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Sunday April 1, 2018
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Library Closed in Observance of Easter Sunday

Sorry We're Closed

 

Monday April 2, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 3, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ichildren 18 months - 4 years old. old. 

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday April 4, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday April 5, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday April 6, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday April 7, 2018
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Saturday Morning Mix
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in and make the Pre-school craft of the day.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
2:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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Join us for this DVD just released on March 20!  A salesman pitches a doctor's procedure to a couple that will shrink them to the size of a saltine, and the eager husband has it done only to find out his wife has second thoughts.  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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 46 spaces available.
Monday April 9, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Tuesday April 10, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ichildren 18 months - 4 years old. old. 

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday April 11, 2018
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.
 

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 48 spaces available.
Thursday April 12, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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Movie Screening at the Library
6:00 PM - 8:10 PM

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Oscar Nominee for Best Picture and Best Actor!

This DVD stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a tailor who finds his meticulous professional life upended after he falls for a working class woman.  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

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 50 spaces available.
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday April 13, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday April 14, 2018
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Saturday Morning Mix
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in and make the Pre-school craft of the day.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday April 16, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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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.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 45 spaces available.
Tuesday April 17, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ichildren 18 months - 4 years old. old. 

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday April 18, 2018
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Fun With Rhythms
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For kids 4 - 9 years old. Children 7 years old and younger must be accompanie by an adult.

Join the fun as music teacher, Edward Leonard, leads the children in a lively drum and music circle designed to teach kids the fundamentals of music.

Registratuin required, beginning on March 28.

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

 

 

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
 
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STEM Lab
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

stem

For kids in Grades3 - 5

Children will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities..   

Registration required and limited to 15, beginning on April 2.  Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
There are 3 spaces available.
Thursday April 19, 2018
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Crafty Thursdays
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SPECIAL CRAFTY THURSDAY FOR SCHOOL SPRING VACATION WEEK

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Kids can come in and make the special "Spring"craft featured for the day. A Children's Library staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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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!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
Friday April 20, 2018
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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 April 21, 2018
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Teen Craft
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203) 794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Saturday Morning Mix
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in Storytime for everyone.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program 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

CONTACT:  Friends of the Library  203-794-8756, ext 13  
Monday April 23, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program 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.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
There are 45 spaces available.
Tuesday April 24, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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ABC Drop-in Play
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For ichildren 18 months - 4 years old. old. 

Adults and children can play ABC games and create ABC themed crafts.

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program 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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference Room
 
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Pre-School Storytime
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

it's storytime at your library!

 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Thursday April 26, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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Crafty Thursdays
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kids can come in and make the craft featured for the day. A Children's staff prson will be available to help the children make their creations.

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

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Michele Arnhold Children's Library
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Friday April 27, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday April 28, 2018
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Saturday Morning Mix
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Drop-in Storytime for everyone.

No registration required.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Monday April 30, 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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
 
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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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Thursday May 3, 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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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

rick spencer

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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Wednesday May 16, 2018
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Junior STEM Explorers
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

stem

For kids in Grades3 - 5

Children will explore STEM concepts (Science, Technology, Enginering, Math) through crafts, experiments, and other hands-on activities..   

Registration required and limited to 15, beginning on May 1.  Register by visiting or calling the Children's Services Desk at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5.

CONTACT:  Children's Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 5  children@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Children's Program Room
Saturday May 19, 2018
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Teen Craft
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
CONTACT:  Amy Schumann, Teen Services Librarian  (203) 794-8756  teen@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Cady R. Morse Conference 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 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.

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

 

No Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Local History Room
Wednesday 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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Business and Technology Center
 
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Let's Talk About Love
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join Dr. Anna Huff and Dr. Reyes Castillo in a discussion about building and strengthening relationships. Drs. Huff and Castillo will talk about why many relationships struggle, how to renew relationships through communication and affection, and how to maintain strong relationships.

This presentation is geared to adults.

Registration is required and limited to 30 to allow for in-depth discussion.

LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
Wednesday June 13, 2018
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Songs and Stories for Grown-ups
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

lenny levine

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

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

Registration required.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
LOCATION: Maria Parloa Community Room
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756 ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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!

CONTACT:  Friends of the Bethel Public Library  203-794-8756  friends@bethellibrary.org
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.

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756, ext. 4  adult@bethellibrary.org
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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