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September 2014

Lit by Mary Karr

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. Mary Karr’s brave memoir is about alcoholism, getting sober, and getting God. She revisits her past with rare candor and humor, recounting her role in the disintegration of her marriage to Warren Whitbread, the reserved scion of a fabulously wealthy family (whose other members are deliciously skewered here), as well as her most shameful moments (leaving her feverish toddler to take a long swig…

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October 2014

Defending Jacob by William Landay

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. A 14-year-old boy is stabbed to death in the park near his middle school in an upper-class Boston suburb, and Assistant District Attorney Andy Barber takes the case, despite the fact that his son, Jacob, was a classmate of the victim. But when the bloody fingerprint on the victim’s clothes turns out to be Jacob’s, Barber is off the case and out of his…

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November 2014

Movies at the Library!

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Join us for our Book Discussion/Movie Series. Due to Licensing and Copyright laws, the titles of the movies cannot be advertised. This is the classic horror movie is the 1931 version of this month’s book discussion selection: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. For further information, please call the Library at 203-794-8756 x 4. This movie is not rated. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or call (203) 794-8756 ext. 4.

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of the nineteenth century masterpieces which became an instant bestseller on publication in 1818. While staying in the Swiss Alps in 1816 with her lover Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, and others, Mary, then eighteen, began to concoct the story of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the monster he brings to life by electricity. Written in a time of great personal…

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December 2014

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. “Through the frayed curtain at my window, a wan glow announces the break of day. My heels hurt, my head weighs a ton, and something like a giant invisible cocoon holds my whole body prisoner.” Thus begins the remarkable testimony of Bauby, who was editor-in-chief of French Elle when he was felled by a stroke in December 1995. The stroke left every inch of…

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