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February 2015

Intermediate Word 2013

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library

In this class students will learn about borders, page layout options, and how to create and edit tables. Registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 4. REGISTER HERE

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Abraham Lincoln and the Border Regions

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Presented by Paula C. Hopewell Paula Hopewell discusses the influences the border region had on Lincoln, including the development of his extraordinary compassion.  Learn about Connecticut’s role in the Civil War, including Harriet Beecher Stowe’s connection to Cincinnati, the Copperhead Movement in Connecticut, and the 1860 and 1864 presidential election results for Bethel and other area towns. Snow date: February 28 Registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 4. REGISTER HERE

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The Annual Gardening Series Begins

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Join us for the first of three programs in the Library’s Annual Gardening Series, sponsored by the Bethel Garden Club. Keitha Salemme, manager of Bethel Agway, discusses safe and effective ways to deter unwanted animals from the yard and garden. Registered attendees will have a chance to receive valuable coupons for the Bethel Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale. Registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 4. REGISTER HERE

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West with the Night by Beryl Markham

February 25 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
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. “Did you read Beryl Markham’s book, West with the Night? I knew her fairly well in Africa and never would have suspected that she could and would put pen to paper except to write in her flyer’s log book. As it is, she has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer. I felt that I was…

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New Release Movie Series

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Join us for an Oscar nominated DVD just released on February 24, 2015 about a talented drummer (Miles Teller), and his harsh instructor, played by J. K. Simmons who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in this role.  Due to Licensing Agreement, movie titles cannot be advertised.  Please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 for more information. Registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 4. REGISTER HERE

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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.