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November 2016

Evening Book Discussion: A Covert Affair by Jennet Conant

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map

By bestselling author Jennet Conant, a stunning account of Julia Child’s early life as a member of the OSS in the Far East during World War II, and the tumultuous years when she and Paul Child were caught up in the McCarthy witch hunt and behaved with bravery and honor. From publisher's description. No registration required. Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

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Morning Book Discussion: A Covert Affair by Jennet Conant

November 30 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map

By bestselling author Jennet Conant, a stunning account of Julia Child’s early life as a member of the OSS in the Far East during World War II, and the tumultuous years when she and Paul Child were caught up in the McCarthy witch hunt and behaved with bravery and honor. From publisher's description. No registration required. Books are available for checkout with a valid library card approximately 1 month before meeting.

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December 2016

Ukulele with the EduKated Fleas

December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room, 1st Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map

Put a little swing into the season...enjoy the toe-tapping music of the Edukated Fleas! Wendy Matthews and Greg Doyle have performed at the Clearwater Festival, Ukulele Cabaret, the New York Ukulele Festival, and more. And we're happy they are returning to the Library with their upbeat show! The ukulele isn't only for lovely Hawaiian music. Tonight you’ll hear swing, standards, cowboy tunes, and even a little holiday music to celebrate the season! Registration is required.  Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling…

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iPad Special Topics: Keeping Up With Family, Friends, & The World

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map

Based on participants' interest and feedback, we will cover one or two of a variety of special topics or projects during each class. This month, we will work on: Keeping Up With Family, Friends, and The World. 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…

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Quarterly Classic Book Discussion: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

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

The Old Man and the Sea is one of Hemingway's most enduring works. Told in language of great simplicity and power, it is the story of an old Cuban fisherman, down on his luck, and his supreme ordeal -- a relentless, agonizing battle with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream. Here Hemingway recasts, in strikingly contemporary style, the classic theme of courage in the face of defeat, of personal triumph won from loss. Written in 1952, this…

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