Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, take inputs from a variety of switches and sensors, and control a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Join Ed Kalin, a co-founder of the Fairfield County Makers' Guild, a non-profit community makerspace located in Norwalk. Ed is a graduate of MIT and a long-time electronics and computing enthusiast.…Find out more »
For reasons even he didn't understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted "hiker's highway" sweeps through the heart of some of America's most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, Bryson risks snake bite and hantavirus to trudge up unforgiving mountains, plod through swollen rivers, and yearn for cream sodas and hot showers. This amusingly ill-conceived adventure brings Bryson to the height of his…Find out more »
CANCELLED due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience. This DVD's release date is May 24, 2016. This docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. The film is Rated PG-13. For more information, please call the Library at (203) 794-8756 x 4 or click here to subscribe to Library email program notices. Registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203)…Find out more »
Join us for movie viewing in our Classic Movie & Book Discussion Series. The movie is based on the classic play, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. This DVD is Not Rated. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at (203) 794-8756 ext. 4. See the movie and then join the Quarterly Classic Book Discussion of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 pm. Registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 ext. 4. REGISTER…Find out more »
Squishy Circuits are an easy, fun and safe way to learn about electronics by using dough to create currents to power LEDs, buzzers, or motors. Support for Bethel Public Library Teen Programming is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Students in grades 6-12 are welcome. Registration required. Register online, at…Find out more »
All programs sponsored by the Bethel Public Library are open to the public, and meet accessibility requirements for the disabled. Those needing special arrangements should contact the library at least 2 weeks prior to the program to make arrangements.