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Movie Night

New Release Movie Series

Saturday, January 31, 2:00 - 4:15 pm


Photoshop Elements 12, part 1

Monday, February 2, 6:15-7:45 pm


Device User’s Support Group: iPad

Monday, February 2, 6:30-7:45 pm

Shadow of the Wind

Book Discussion: Shadow of the Wind

Wednesday, February 4, 10:15 - 11:30 am

It's story time at your library

Pre-School Storytime – Winter Session

Wednesday, February 4, 10:30-11:00 am

Family Tree Graphic

Family History Research

Thursday, February 5, 6:30-7:45 pm

Wine & Food Tasting Success!

Wine & Food Tasting Success!

On September 16, the Bethel Public Library’s Board of Directors hosted the 5th Annual Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser at the Library. It was our most successful tasting to date! Attendees were excited to be in the Library space and enjoyed the wide variety of food offered by nine local and area restaurants, along with…Continue Reading

Seelye Descendant Visits Family Home

Seelye Descendant Visits Family Home

Walter and Marie Seelye made a surprise visit to the Library during our July Centennial Celebration of the Seelye House. Walter is the great great grandson of Seth Seelye, the home’s original owner and first mayor of Bethel.Continue Reading

Introducing hoopla!

Introducing hoopla!

Hoopla is a service that allows you to stream or download movies, television, music, and audiobooks to your computer, tablet, or phone, for free, using your Bethel Public library card. Bethel patrons may borrow 5 items per month.

Go to hoopla digital to get started. For instructions on using hoopla visit hoopla on YouTube, or ask at the Reference Desk.Continue Reading

Flower Arrangement Contest

Flower Arrangement Contest

Please join us as we celebrate the Bethel Public Library’s Founder’s Day in honor of Maria Parloa. Miss Parloa founded the Library with a bequest of $2,000 to the Town of Bethel in 1909. In addition, she organized the Village Improvement Society and was active in community landscaping projects, including the planting of shrubs, bulbs, and FLOWERS throughout Bethel!Continue Reading

Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser

Wine & Food Tasting Fundraiser

If you’ve never attended the Bethel Public Library annual wine tasting fundraiser before, this is the year to do so!

For the first time, this popular event will be held at the Library…AND there will be several local and area restaurants providing the food! As you see from our sponsor list below, you’ll enjoy food samples from wonderful local restaurants and caterers.Continue Reading