In Celebration of Founder’s Day!

Everyone is invited to join the Bethel Public Library as we celebrate Founder’s Day in September! First up is the annual flower arrangement exhibition and contest sponsored by the Library Board of Directors.Maria Parloa

Why? The Library’s founder, Maria Parloa was active in community landscaping projects—planting shrubs, bulbs, and lots of flowers throughout Bethel!

All ages are invited to create a floral arrangement and exhibit it at the Library, with the option of entering the contest. Ribbons will be awarded in two age categories: children up to age 12, and adults and teens. ALL arrangements will be exhibited!

Arrangements must be delivered to the Library on September 17 from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, or on September 18 from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm, and must be accompanied by a completed submission form.

Contest rules and submission forms are available online, or in person at the Library.

SUBMISSION FORM

For more information regarding contest rules and entry forms, please call the Library at 203-794-8756, ext. 4 for the Reference Desk.

Other Ways to Celebrate Founder’s Day

Flower Arranging For Children: This first of two flower arranging workshops offered September 21 is for children ages 5-12. Professional floral designers from Alice’s Flower Shop will show us tricks of the trade and lend a helping hand if you like.

Flower Arranging For Adults & Teens: This second of two workshops offered September 21 is for adults and teens (age 13 years and up). Professional floral designers from Alice’s Flower Shop will show us tricks of the trade and lend a helping hand if you like.

Historic Songs of American Work & Trades: Rick Spencer is back September 24 to present another historical music program. Rick will perform songs about farmers, sailors, cowboys, peddlers, housewives, railroaders, soldiers, and others.