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April 2016

Arduino For Teens: Six Session Course

April 30 - June 11
Bethel Public Library

Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. Arduino can be used to develop interactive objects, take inputs from a variety of switches and sensors, and control a variety of lights, motors, and other physical outputs. Join Ed Kalin, a co-founder of the Fairfield County Makers' Guild, a non-profit community makerspace located in Norwalk. Ed is a graduate of MIT and a long-time electronics and computing enthusiast.…

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June 2016

CANCELLED Classic Movie and Book Discussion Series

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Christina Flockhart, Christian Bale, 1999, © Fox Searchlight 
TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.

Movie cancelled due to technical difficulties. Book discussion will take place as scheduled. Join us for movie viewing in our Classic Movie & Book Discussion Series. The movie is based on the classic play, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. This DVD is Not Rated. For more information, please call the Reference Desk at (203) 794-8756 ext. 4. See the movie and then join the Quarterly Classic Book Discussion of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 pm. Registration is required.…

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Squishy Circuits

June 2 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Squishy Circuits are an easy, fun and safe way to learn about electronics by using dough to create currents to power LEDs, buzzers, or motors. Support for Bethel Public Library Teen Programming is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.  Students in grades 6-12 are welcome. Registration required. Register online, at…

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iPad Special Topics: Settings, Options, & Siri

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

Based on participants' interest and feedback, we will cover one or two of a variety of special topics or projects during each class.  In June, we will cover Settings, Options, & Siri. 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 other versions are welcome. Please…

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Songs and Story For Grownups!

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
Lenny Levine pic

Local storytelling musician Lenny Levine returns to the Library for another evening of live music and lively stories just for grown-ups! Lenny will perform new pieces but promises to include his musical medley of favorite jingles from years ago--how many will YOU remember?! 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…

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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.