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October 2016

CANCELLED Friends of the Library Meeting and Program

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room, 1st Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map

CANCELLED We apologize for any inconvenience. Join the Friends of the Library for a General Meeting at 6:00 pm, with program to follow! Joseph Farris was a well-loved speaker at many library programs and was always generous with his time. This evening we'll take a look back at his decades of work for The New Yorker magazine, among others. Please join us and some of Joe's friends and family as we gain a bit of insight into the man behind the cartoons. Light refreshments will…

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Coloring for Adults

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map
color pencils

Coloring for adults has become the latest trend. It reduces stress and anxiety, trains your brain to focus, helps with fine motor skills and gives you a chance to be social. But most importantly it is good for you because it’s fun! Now the Library offers a free coloring program for adults. We will provide coloring books and colored pencils. Registration is appreciated so we can plan supplies and seating. For adults 18+ Register online, at the Reference Desk, or…

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Terrific Twos – Fall Session

October 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Program Room, 1st Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map
Mother hen reading a book to chicks

Fridays, 10:30-11:00 am, October 7 - November 4 A program of stories, fingerplays, a short book themed DVD and simple craft for 2 year olds accompanied by an adult. For children who are 2 years old as of October 7. Only the 2 year old and a parent/caregiver can participate in the program. Siblings are not eligible to attend the class. No registration required!

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Introduction to Powerpoint 2013 Part 1

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Business and Technology Center, 2nd floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map

This is part 1 of a 3 part class.  This course is a comprehensive overview that will teach you how to create presentations that include video, charts, animations, and more. Students should already have a working knowledge of Windows 7 or 8 and basic computer operations. Students are expected to attend all three parts of this class. Registration is required and limited to 9 attendees. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203) 794-8756 x 4. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN REGISTERING FOR…

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Evening Book Discussion: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library + Google Map
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An intriguing combination of fantast thriller and moral allegory, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities — one essentially good, the other evil — for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over a century later, undiminished. Books are available for checkout with…

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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.