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July 2016

Evening Book Discussion: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Local History Room,
Seelye House, Bethel Public Library
moonwalking-with-einstein

If you sometimes can't remember where you put your car keys or, like Foer, the car itself, don't panic. You're not alone, and you can do something about it. In this intriguing look at the nature of memory, Foer reassures us that we don't need to acquire a better memory; we just need to use the one we have more effectively. Foer introduces us to people whose memories are both astonishing, like the man who could memorize 1,528 random digits…

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Morning Book Discussion: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

July 27 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
moonwalking-with-einstein

If you sometimes can't remember where you put your car keys or, like Foer, the car itself, don't panic. You're not alone, and you can do something about it. In this intriguing look at the nature of memory, Foer reassures us that we don't need to acquire a better memory; we just need to use the one we have more effectively. Foer introduces us to people whose memories are both astonishing, like the man who could memorize 1,528 random digits…

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Introduction to 3D Printing for Adults

July 30 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library
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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 training session. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 4. REGISTER HERE

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August 2016

iPad Special Topics: Downloadable Digital Media

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
iPad

Based on participants' interest and feedback, we will cover one or two of a variety of special topics or projects during each class.  In August, we will cover Downloadable Digital Media. We strongly encourage participants to bring your own iPad to class, as we will emphasize a hands-on approach.  iPhone users are also invited to participate, as there are many similarities between iPad and iPhone.  The class will focus on iOS version 9, but other versions are welcome. Please be…

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RESCHEDULED Quarterly Classic Book Discussion

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
midsummer nights dream book cover

One of Shakespeare's most frequently performed plays and regarded as maybe his best comedy, this is the story of the events surrounding the wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and the Amazonian queen Hippolyta. At the outset of the play we find Hermia, who is in love with Lysander but is betrothed by her father's arrangement to Demetrius. Meanwhile Helena laments her unrequited love of Demetrius. Several parallel and interconnecting plot lines complicate the narrative. One of these is the planning of a…

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