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October 2015

One-on-One Demos For Parents – Online Resources For Kids

October 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
The Michele Arnhold Children’s Library,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
three children at computer

Parents of children in Grades 2 – 5 are invited to join a Children’s staff member for a one-on-one overview of several online resources offered at the library. These resources provide information for students to assist them with homework and other school assignments. Registration required for both sessions. Register in person at the Children’s Services Desk or by calling the library at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5. Limit of 2 adults for each demo.  

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Preschool Storytime – Fall Session

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

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 September 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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Creative Writing for Grades 6-9 Session 1

October 7 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

Local and prolific author Lauren Baratz-Logsted returns to the Bethel Public Library with a writing group for younger teens (don’t worry, older teens, your time will come in the spring).  Join us for 4 sessions as you learn to improve your story and your writing.   Learn to “workshop” just like professional writers do!  Please bring some of your work to the first meeting. Please plan to come to all 4 meetings. Space is limited so registration is required. Support for Teen…

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The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Michele Arnhold Children’s Library,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Presented by Velya Jancz-Urban Join us for an entertainingly-informative presentation, The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife, and discover what life was really like for New England’s colonial women. Perhaps women need to be reminded of how far we’ve come, in order to see how far we still can go. Enjoy a complimentary cup of Women’s Tonic Tea as presenter Velya Jancz-Urban shares tidbits about issues faced by everyday 18th-century New England women. Registration is required.  Register online, at the Reference Desk,…

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Getting Started With Arduino For Teens Session 6

October 8 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, 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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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.