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September 2014

Author Talk and Book Signing with Patricia Barkman

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

Meet local author Patricia Barkman who will discuss her novel Lieber. It weaves the story of her long marriage to Leon Barkman with her own autobiography and fascinating memories of the couple’s travels and richly colored friendships. The book also reveals Patty’s wrenching experience of the Sandy Hook massacre, which followed Leon’s death by 83 dark days. As Newtown seeks to heal itself so, too, does the author. Lieber is her gift to all those who suffer loss, as well…

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PJ Storytime

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Children’s Program Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

A monthly evening Storytime program that includes stories, activities, and DVD’s or crafts suitable for children ages 3 – 8 years old who are able to sit alone without an adult. Parents/caregivers may not sit with the children but must remain in the library during the storytimes. Children can come dressed in pajamas. Favorite stuffed bedtime pals may also attend! No registration required.

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Facebook for Beginners

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Business and Technology Center,
2nd floor, Bethel Public Library

This is an introduction to a popular social media platform. You will learn how to open an account and start communicating with friends. 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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Founder’s Day Celebration!

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maria Parloa Community Room,
1st Floor, Bethel Public Library

A Taste of the Past Cooking Show: Maria Parloa’s Recipes Recreated by Chef Robin Grubard Enjoy a taste of the past with recipes inspired by the Library’s founder, Maria Parloa! Local Chef Robin Grubard re-imagines and recreates for us some of Miss Parloa’s original recipes. A brief talk about our founder also will be presented by our Reference Librarian Kate Soboleva. Registration is required and is limited to 5o people. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or call (203) 794-8756…

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Lit by Mary Karr

September 24 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
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. Mary Karr’s brave memoir is about alcoholism, getting sober, and getting God. She revisits her past with rare candor and humor, recounting her role in the disintegration of her marriage to Warren Whitbread, the reserved scion of a fabulously wealthy family (whose other members are deliciously skewered here), as well as her most shameful moments (leaving her feverish toddler to take a long swig…

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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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