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August 2015

Teen Crafts: Altered T-Shirts

August 15 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Bethel Public Library
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Join us (hopefully outside) as we transform cotton items into brightly colored works of art!  Please bring your own t-shirts or bandanas, although we will have some limited sizes available if you need them. In July we’ll mainly use sharpie markers to create a tie dye/watercolor effect.  In August, we’ll use fabric paint, a bleach solution, and accessories to transform the shirts. Students entering grades 6-12 in the fall are welcome.  Registration is required.  Register online, at the Teen Services Desk,…

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Morning Book Discussion: That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

August 26 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
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For Griffin, all paths, all memories, converge at Cape Cod.  The Cape is where he took his childhood summer vacations, where he and his wife, Joy, honeymooned, where they decided he’d leave his LA screenwriting job to become a college professor, and where they celebrated the marriage of their daughter Laura’s best friend. But when their beloved Laura’s wedding takes place a year later, Griffin is caught between chauffeuring his mother’s and father’s ashes in two urns and contending with…

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September 2015

Classic Movie Night

September 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:05 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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Join us for a movie on the big screen! Our Classic Movie & Book Discussion Series begins with this DVD, which is based on the classic book Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde.  This DVD is Rated PG. Due to Licensing Agreement, the titles of movies cannot be advertised.  Please call the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4 for more information. Registration required. Register online, in person, or by calling the Library at 203-794-8756 ext. 4. REGISTER HERE See the movie…

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Getting Started With Arduino For Teens Session 1

September 3 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library
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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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World War I Revisited

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
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To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War I, learn about this pivotal point in history in a new way. Join us for a presentation by one of our most popular presenters, Dr.Gerard Brooker! Dr. Brooker is a world traveler and humanitarian who always opens our eyes to another view. In this talk, he’ll give us background information on the causes of the war, the battles that were fought, and the heroism of the soldiers. He’ll also share photos of his…

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