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April 2014

Make a Lasting First Impression (for Teens!)

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Get your “elevator pitch” ready for interviews!

Join Hilda DeLucia, President and Founder of Inspired Learning and the Part-time Director for Pro Access, Bethel’s Teen Center, as she shows teens the tools to impress and stand out when you first meet an college admissions officer, a coach, a recruiter, or a future employer.

Teens, feel free to attend on your own, or bring a parent or guardian.

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Pre-School Storytime – Spring Session Wednesdays

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Children's Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

April 1/2 – May 13/14 Tuesdays and Wednesdays – 10:30 – 11:00 am – Children’s Program Room In person registration required to attend – March 24 – 31, at the Children’s Services Desk. For other registration arrangements, please call the Children’s Library at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5. Limit 20 children to a session. A program of stories, songs or fingerplays, and a short Video/DVD or simple craft. For Bethel children 3, 4, and 5 years old who are able to sit…

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Hop Into Spring! School Vacation Activity Day

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Michele Arnhold Children's Library,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

For kids of all ages – but all children who attend the program must be accompanied by an adult. No Registration required to attend. Join us for bunny–themed crafts and fun activities that include coloring and activity pages. Kids who attend will receive a special “spring” prize.

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Pre-School Storytime – Spring Session Tuesdays

April 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Children's Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

April 1/2 – May 13/14 Tuesdays and Wednesdays – 10:30 – 11:00 am – Children’s Program Room In person registration required to attend – March 24 – 31, at the Children’s Services Desk. For other registration arrangements, please call the Children’s Library at 203-794-8756, Ex. 5. Limit 20 children to a session. A program of stories, songs or fingerplays, and a short Video/DVD or simple craft. For Bethel children 3, 4, and 5 years old who are able to sit…

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Evening Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions. Powerful is too tame a word to describe Toni Morrison’s searing novel of post-Civil War Ohio. Morrison, whose myth-laden storytelling shone in Song of Solomon and other novels, has created an unforgettable world in this novel about ex-slaves haunted by violent memories. Before the war, Sethe, pregnant, sent her children away to their grandmother in Ohio, whose freedom had been paid for by their…

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Social Media Essentials: Exploring Facebook

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library

Learn to create and maintain your own Facebook account. Registration is required for this program. Class is limited to 9 attendees. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or call (203) 794-8756 ex 4.

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Dream of Trees: Paintings and Poetry

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Artist and poet Shelley Lowell says, “My art mirrors my life and my inner psyche.” In this unique presentation, we are invited not only to see her art but to hear the poetry inspired by it! Ms. Lowell’s paintings will be on display in the Library April 3-29, 2014. The lecture is geared toward adults and young adults. Registration is required. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or call (203) 794-8756 ex 4.

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New Features of Word 2013

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library

Learn all the new features of Word 2013. Registration is required for this program. Attendance is limited to 9 people. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or call (203) 794-8756 ex 4.

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Terrific Twos Program – Spring Session

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

A program of stories, fingerplays, a short DVD and simple craft for 2 year olds accompanied by an adult. For Bethel children who are 2 years old as of April 1. Only the 2 year old and a parent/caregiver can participate in the program. Siblings are not eligible to attend the class. In Person registration required to attend. – April 2 – 8 at the Children’s Services Desk. For special registration arrangements, please call the Children’s Services Desk during library…

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Memoir Writing Workshop #4

April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cady R. Morse Conference Room,
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

Sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services A Series of Memoir Writing Workshops presented by Linda Chiara and Jan Kardys Everyone has a story to tell. Whether your life is unconventional or relatively typical, there’s bound to be something fascinating about it. In the course of four workshops, Linda Chiara, a professional writer and teacher, will show you how to focus your life stories and give them a literary purpose. Whether you seek to write an essay-length piece…

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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.

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