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February 2016

Song and Story with Lenny Levine

February 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Favorite local storytelling musician Lenny Levine returns for another evening of live music and lively stories for grown-ups! He'll perform an all-new show, but promises to include his musical hits! Lenny's songs have been recorded and performed by some of music's greats--Barry Manilow, Diana Ross, and The Pointer Sisters--and his stories have been published widely, including one nominated for the 2011 Pushcart Prize! This program is for adults and young adults; it is not for children. Registration is required. Registration is required.…

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Introduction to Excel 2013 Part 1

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library
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This is part of a two-session course. Students will learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, such as: how to create a new worksheet, format columns and rows, apply basic text and number formatting, learn the difference between deleting and clearing a cell, how to use Autosum, and create a simple formula. Students are strongly encouraged to attend both Part 1 and Part 2. Registration is required and limited to 9 attendees. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756…

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Foundations of Investing

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Presented by Helen Curtin Building your investor IQ starts with understanding the basics.  Whether you are new to investing or need a refresher, this presentation by Helen Curtin, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, will discuss the importance of developing a strategy, the impact of asset allocation and the influence of inflation on your long-term goals.  This presentation is suitable for all investors. Registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 4. REGISTER HERE

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Introduction to Excel 2013 Part 2

February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library
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This is part of a two-session course. Students will continue to learn the basics of Microsoft Excel, such as: how to create a new worksheet, format columns and rows, apply basic text and number formatting, learn the difference between deleting and clearing a cell, how to use Autosum, and create a simple formula. Students are strongly encouraged to attend both Part 1 and Part 2. Registration is required and limited to 9 attendees. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling…

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NEW! Poetry Group

February 6 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Meet with fellow poets to share, discuss, and write poetry. The Library poetry group is for adults (age 21 and up) who want to share their poetry and get feedback in a relaxed and supportive environment of peers.This group is meant to be participatory, so please bring your own poetry, or a poem or two by a favorite author. You may request feedback from the group on your own work. We meet on a semi-regular basis, one Saturday every other…

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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.