In Celebration of Founder’s Day

Maria ParloaEveryone is invited to join the Bethel Public Library as we celebrate Founder’s Day in September! Join us at one, some, or all of the upcoming events… You’ll be glad you did!

(Pictured to right, Library’s founder Maria Parloa, 1843-1909.)

Bethel History Comes Alive
Saturday, September 24, 2:00-3:00 pm

Here’s a wonderful way to celebrate our Library’s Founder’s Day–with stories from Bethel’s past! Patrick Wild, Town Historian, has a wealth of Bethel lore to share with us! Please join us for this eye-opening and heart-warming look back at our town.

Fun Crafts for Tots
Monday, September 26, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

In celebration of Founders Day young children, ages 2 – 6, are invited to come to the Library and make fun crafts and do other activities.

Paper Quilling for Teens
Monday, September 26, 4:00-5:00 pm

In celebration of the Library’s Founder’s Day, join us for an old-fashioned craft. Quilling is the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips of different colors to create a design. Students grades 6-12 are welcome.

Flower Arranging For Children (ages 5-12)
Monday, September 26, 5:00-6:15 pm

Come enjoy the fun of creating your own colorful flower arrangements! We’re very pleased to have Kathleen and Chris of Alice’s Flower Shop guide us. Flowers and containers will be provided.

Flower Arranging For Adults & Teens (ages 13+)
Monday, September 26, 6:30-7:45 pm

Come enjoy the fun of creating your own colorful flower arrangements! We’re very pleased to have Kathleen and Chris of Alice’s Flower Shop guide us. Flowers and containers will be provided.