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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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May 2016

iPad Basics

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library

Topics covered during class will include basics to get you started in using your iPad, such as the following: iPad layout, Homescreen layout, Standard and Built-In Apps, Using Touch and Gestures to Navigate, Settings, Notifications and Alerts, Keyboard and Typing, Copying and Pasting Selections, and Cleaning and Charging. 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…

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Pre-School Storytime – Spring Session

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Wednesdays – 10:30 – 11:00 am - March 30 – May 18   No class April 20 A program of stories, activities, and a simple craft or DVD. For Bethel children 3, 4, and 5 years old who are able to sit alone without an adult. All children must be 3 years old by March 30. Parents/caregivers may not sit with the children, but must remain in the library during the storytimes. No registration required.

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May the 4th be With You: It’s Star Wars Day!

May 4 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Michele Arnhold Children’s Library,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

For kids - Ages 3 and up - Michele Arnhold Children's Library Children are invited to come to the Library and celebrate Star Wars Day by making crafts and doing Star Wars related activities! Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character if you wish! There will be prizes for all who attend. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Don't forget to enter the Star Wars Coloring Contest from April 17 to May 7. Pick the picture to color from your age category (Pre-School to Grade 1, or Grades 2-5),…

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Introduction to Photoshop Elements, Part 1

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library

This is part 1 of a 3 part course.  In this introductory class, we will explain the purpose and use of the basic tools and methods of the program. Students are strongly encouraged to attend Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 classes. Be sure to bring some of your own digital photos to class for hands-on practice during each session. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Registration is required and is limited to 9 attendees. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by…

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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.