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December 2015

Children’s Holiday Tree Decorating

December 1 - December 8
The Michele Arnhold Children’s Library,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
Holiday Tree

Come in anytime during library hours from December 1 – 8, and make ornaments to decorate the Children’s Library Holiday Tree. Also decorate an ornament to take home for your own holiday tree.  No registration required. For kids of all ages.  Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. No Registration Required

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Classic Movie Night

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
cannery row movie

Join us for our Classic Movie & Book Discussion Series. This movie is based on the classic book Cannery Row by John Steinbeck. Due to Licensing Agreement, the titles of movies cannot be advertised. Please call 203-794-8756 ext. 4 for more details. This DVD is Rated PG. Registration is required.  Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 ext. 4. REGISTER HERE See the movie and then join the Quarterly Classic Book Discussion of Cannery Row by John Steinbeck on Wednesday, December 9…

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Holiday Cookie Decorating in Memory of Shelly Arnhold, Session 1

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Children will decorate several large holiday cookies with frosting, sprinkles, and many other goodies. They will take home some of the cookies while the remaining ones will be donated to the Bishop Curtis Congregate and Reynolds Ridge. For kids ages 4 – 9 years old. ***Children 4 and 5 years old may be accompanied by an adult if needed during the session. Parents of the older children may not attend the program but must remain in the Library during the…

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Best Books for Children and Young Adults 2015

December 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Join us at the Library for a presentation and discussion of the nominees for the best books of 2015 for children, middle school students, and young adults. Our presenter is Robert Zupperoli, a second grade teacher at Shelter Rock School in Danbury. He has worked as a Reading Specialist, Writer, and Children’s Literature Consultant. This program is intended for adults who are parents and caregivers of children and teens. Registration is required. Register online, at the Children’s Services Desk, or…

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Introduction to 3D Printing – For Teens!

December 5 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library

Come be among the first to be certified to use our LulzBot Mini!  We are now offering use of our 3D printer!  Before reserving printer time, we require attendance at an orientation session to go over how to format a design to be print ready, how to operate the LulzBot Mini, and for an overview of our usage policies. This program will take place in the Library’s Technology Center. Space is limited so registration is required. Once you’ve attended a training…

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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.