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April 2016

Morning Book Discussion: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

April 27 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
light between oceans

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead…

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Pre-School Storytime – Spring Session

April 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
Storytime

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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Poetry Open Mic Night

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
Poetry Open Mic Night Coffeehouse

In celebration of National Poetry Month, you are invited to a coffeehouse-style poetry reading & poetry open mic night, right here at the Library!...

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Combined Chess Club

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
kids chess

For kids in Grades 1-7 who understand the basic rules and moves of the game. Registration is required in person or by calling the Children’s Services Desk at 794-8756, Ex. 5 and opens two weeks before each club meets in the Children’s Program Room.

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Mother Goose Storytime – Spring Session

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
Mother-Goose

A new library program of rhymes, stories, and music and movement activities for infants 10-24 months old, accompanied by an adult. Only infants of this age and a parent/caregiver may participate in this program. Other siblings are not eligible to attend the class. In person registration required to attend. Registration is open March 23-29, at the Children's Services Desk. Limit 12 children, with an adult to the class. For more information, please call the Library at 203-794-8756, ext. 5.

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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.