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May 2016

Magic Tree House Storycraft Adventure Hour

May 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
treehouse

For kids – Grades 1 – 3 An hour of fun-filled activities focusing on a book from the popular Magic Tree House series. Kids will discuss the book through activities, crafts and a film exploring the fiction and non-fiction features of each title. Registration required, beginning two weeks before each class at the Children’s Services Desk, or by calling the Library at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5. Limit: 15 children to the program.

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littleBits

May 19 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
LittleBits_Base_Kit_(10_Bits_Modules)

littleBits is a system of electronic modules that snap together with magnets. Each littleBit has one unique function (light, sound sensor, button), and with different combinations you can make large circuits. Create interactive projects in just a few seconds! Support for Bethel Public Library Teen Programming is provided by the Connecticut State Library (CSL) and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), an independent federal agency whose mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning,…

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Evening Book Discussion: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

May 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
walkwoods

For reasons even he didn't understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted "hiker's highway" sweeps through the heart of some of America's most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, Bryson risks snake bite and hantavirus to trudge up unforgiving mountains, plod through swollen rivers, and yearn for cream sodas and hot showers. This amusingly ill-conceived adventure brings Bryson to the height of his…

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Morning Book Discussion: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

May 25 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library
walkwoods

For reasons even he didn't understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted "hiker's highway" sweeps through the heart of some of America's most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, Bryson risks snake bite and hantavirus to trudge up unforgiving mountains, plod through swollen rivers, and yearn for cream sodas and hot showers. This amusingly ill-conceived adventure brings Bryson to the height of his…

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CANCELLED New Release Movie Screening

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library
finest hours

CANCELLED due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience. This DVD's release date is May 24, 2016. This docudrama depicts the incredible true story of a daring Coast Guard rescue operation off of Cape Cod during a ferocious storm in the winter of 1952. The film is Rated PG-13. For more information, please call the Library at (203) 794-8756 x 4 or click here to subscribe to Library email program notices. Registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (203)…

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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.