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July 2016

Teen Crafts: Painted Pendants

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Use our paint, cord, beads, and plain pendant to create your own necklace! Students entering grades 6-12 in the fall are welcome. Registration is required. Register online, at the Teen Services Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 0. REGISTER HERE

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Summer Craft Day

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Michele Arnhold Children’s Library,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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For kids of all ages, but children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Come in each week and make a fun project relating to our summer sports theme. No registration required.

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Friends of the Library Meeting & Program

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Join the Friends of the Bethel Public Library for a General Meeting and a Special Program! Tia Murphy will give a unique presentation detailing a recent birding trip, entitled "Cuba - Birds, Bath and Beyond." Guided by Arturo Kirkconnell, premier ornithologist of Cuba, and armed with an enthusiasm for this opportunity of a lifetime, Tia had much to discover about the marvels of Cuba, in birding, and beyond! Come enjoy photographs and stories from Tia's travels, and experience some of the wonders of Cuba today. Plus,…

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Read to Provolone

July 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
Read to Provolone

What do you get when you bring dogs, children and books together? You get happy kids who want to practice reading to the library’s lovable service dog, Provolone. Each child will be able to read to Provolone for 10 minutes during the session. Remember to bring your own book to read from, so Provolone can hear some new and exciting stories! For independent readers – Grades 1 – 5 Registration required beginning June 27. Please call the Library at 203-794-8756, ext. 5, or…

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Evening Book Discussion: Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Local History Room,
Seelye House, Bethel Public Library
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If you sometimes can't remember where you put your car keys or, like Foer, the car itself, don't panic. You're not alone, and you can do something about it. In this intriguing look at the nature of memory, Foer reassures us that we don't need to acquire a better memory; we just need to use the one we have more effectively. Foer introduces us to people whose memories are both astonishing, like the man who could memorize 1,528 random digits…

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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.