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August 2016

Movie Screening at the Library

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:05 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Movie screenings are back! Please join us for our re-scheduled double feature about 7 British retirees who locate to India to what they believe is a luxurious hotel, only to discover it is not as advertised. Then come see the sequel on Thursday, August 25. The first movie is rated PG-13, and the sequel is rated PG. Due to Licensing Agreement, movie titles cannot be advertised. For more information, please call the Library at (203) 794-8756 x 4 or click here to subscribe…

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Movie Screening at the Library

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Movie screenings are back! Join us for the second movie in our double feature series!  This DVD tells the story of Sonny and his imminent marriage to the love of his life Sunaina, and all the guests who get involved with his traditional Indian wedding. This DVD is Rated PG.   Due to Licensing Agreement, movie titles cannot be advertised. 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…

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Friends Mini BIG Book Sale

August 27 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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The Friends of the Library have an excellent selection of books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl at rock-bottom prices! Items are categorized for all ages! Lots of new inventory! Come to the Library for great deals!

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Evening Book Discussion: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Local History Room,
Seelye House, Bethel Public Library
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Thrity Umrigar's poignant novel about a wealthy woman and her downtrodden servant, offers a revealing look at class and gender roles in modern day Bombay. Alternatively told through the eyes of Sera, a Parsi widow whose pregnant daughter and son-in-law share her elegant home, and Bhima, the elderly housekeeper who must support her orphaned granddaughter, Umrigar does an admirable job of creating two sympathetic characters whose bond goes far deeper than that of employer and employee. Told in a series…

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Morning Book Discussion: The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar

August 31 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Thrity Umrigar's poignant novel about a wealthy woman and her downtrodden servant, offers a revealing look at class and gender roles in modern day Bombay. Alternatively told through the eyes of Sera, a Parsi widow whose pregnant daughter and son-in-law share her elegant home, and Bhima, the elderly housekeeper who must support her orphaned granddaughter, Umrigar does an admirable job of creating two sympathetic characters whose bond goes far deeper than that of employer and employee. Told in a series…

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