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Oct
21
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Outdoor Family Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us on the library lawn (on Greenwood Avenue) for Family Storytime! This program for ages 1-4 and their families will include stories, songs and rhymes - and a lot of fun.  

Masks and social distancing are required. No registration required. *Please note that in the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled.

Outdoor Family Storytime at Bethel Public Library

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Oct
21
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Register to join us for PJ Storytime.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.  

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

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Oct
21
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Author Talk with Neil DeFillippo at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801 (Hybrid Event-In Person or On Zoom)

A true story about an immigrant woman who arrived from Italy in 1904 at the age of sixteen who created a financial empire. Cristina Covino was able to accumulate her wealth by grit, hard work, and, yes, by dealings with the underworld, starting during Prohibition in 1927 and taking illegal numbers in 1931, all the while running her own grocery store.

The story follows a cast of characters who had direct connections to the Covino Family and tells of a close-knit family, friends, and oh-so-loyal customers who admired and loved her.  

Join Neil DeFillippo, a Bethel resident, writer, and grandson of this fascinating and brave woman, making it in a "man's world".  Books will be available for sale and signing.

This is a hybrid even, i.e., in-person and ZOOM. Please indicate your choice on the registration form.  The ZOOM link will be send out the afternoon of the event.  Masks and social distancing are required in-person.

Author Talk with Neil DeFillippo at Bethel Public Library

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Oct
22
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Outdoor Wiggle Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us on the library lawn (on Greenwood Avenue) for Wiggle Storytime! This program for ages 1-4 and their families will include stories, songs, and rhymes designed to get us moving - and having a lot of fun.  Masks and social distancing are required. No registration required.  

*Please note that in the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled.

Outdoor Wiggle Storytime at Bethel Public Library

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Oct
22
8:00 PM
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CJR Band at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

CJR Band returns to Notch 8 for a fun night of Rock n Roll!

CJR Band at Notch8

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Oct
22
9:00 PM
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Karaoke Night at La Diferencia Restaurant

La Diferencia Restaurant, 208 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

What better way to start the fall than singing along with friends and family, every Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00 PM Join us for Karaoke Nights.

La Diferencia – Let's Be Different
Karaoke Night at La Diferencia Restaurant

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Oct
23
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Bethel Farmers Market

Bethel Farmers Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Bethel Farmers Market -  Every Saturday May- December 9am - 1pm. Year Round Now Weekly May 2 - Dec 19th and once a month during Jan, Feb, March and April

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Bethel Farmers' Market

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Oct
23
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
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Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela

The Bethel Farmers Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela.  Start your weekend with movement, breath and veggies with Yoga at The Bethel Farmer's Market! Bring your mat for an outdoor practice intended to open your heart, body and mind.

Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela

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Oct
23
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Halloween Pet Costume Contest & Photos at MyAgway Bethel

MyAgway, 74 South Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Let your furry friends join in the holiday festivities with our FREE Halloween costume photos. Best costume will receive a $50 Smithland gift card!

Halloween Pet Costume Contest & Photos at MyAgway Bethel

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Oct
23
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Octoberfest Fair at St. Mary Church

Saint Mary Church, 26 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT 06801

All are Welcome to the First Annual Octoberfest Fair on the Saint Mary Church grounds. There will be vendors, lunch for sale, crafts for children, hot cider and more! We welcome vendors to apply for table space. Please visit the website for registration or call the office at 203-744-5777.

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Octoberfest Fair at St. Mary Church

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Oct
23
4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
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Chicken/Eggplant Dinner to-go/Hosted by St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

Order online by Oct. 19th. Pick up on Oct. 23rd at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Due to Covid, we will continue our dinners for the near future in the take-out format.  Our next dinner will be Oct. 23rd. Choose either Chicken Parmesan or Eggplant Parmesan. Dinners come with ziti, salad, bread, and 3 desserts. Orders close on Oct. 19th. Thanks for your support!

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Oct
23
9:00 PM
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Karaoke Night at La Diferencia Restaurant

La Diferencia Restaurant, 208 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

What better way to start the fall than singing along with friends and family, every Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00 PM Join us for Karaoke Nights.

La Diferencia – Let's Be Different
Karaoke Night at La Diferencia Restaurant

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Oct
23
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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LGBTQ bookclub- A Dowry of Blood/Hosted by Rainy Day Paperback Exchange and Bethel CT Pride

Online Event

A lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula's brides, A Dowry of Blood is a story of desire, obsession, and emancipation. Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband's dark secrets.

With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.

Read an excerpt: https://www.tor.com/.../excerpts-a-dowry-of-blood-s-t.../

meets online via Discord: https://discord.gg/zp5AtbFmjH

Event by Rainy Day Paperback Exchange of Bethel, CT and Bethel CT Pride

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Oct
23
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Jack Skellington Painting Event at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a fun afternoon painting Jack Skellington with friends!

Jack Skellington Painting Event at The Giggling Pig

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Oct
24
2:00 PM -4:00 PM
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Halloween Harvest at St. Mary School

St. Mary School, 26 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT 06801
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Oct
24
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Open House and Fire Safety Day at Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Dept., 59 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

We are excited to announce an open house and fire safety day on Sunday Oct 24th from 11am to 1pm. Come check out the station, meet your local fire & EMS volunteers and hopefully grab an application! Join us to learn about fire safety, learn how to use a fire extinguisher, and see firefighters use the Jaws of Life on a vehicle. C'mon down to the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Dept!

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Open House and Fire Safety Day at Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department

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Oct
25
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Monday!!!! 6-9PM!!!! The Note Kitchen Acoustic Open Mic!!!!! At 227 Greenwood Ave, Bethel CT!!! Be there!!! Sing!!! Play your instrument!!! Listen to others!!! Drink!!! Eat!!! Sign up at noteopenmic@gmail.com before 3PM Monday!!!! Have some exclamation points!!! They're free!!!  

Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

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Oct
25
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Baby Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

This program for baby and caregiver is built around interactive songs, rhymes and stories, and is an introduction to storytime for non-walkers.  Please bring a blanket for baby. Registration is required. Due to COVID restriction, this program is restricted to 1 adult and 1 non walking child.

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Oct
26
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Oct
26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

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Oct
26
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Tuesday Karaoke Night with Ed Stock at Michael's Tap Room

Michael’s Tap Room, 37 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801

You asked for it, we brought it!  Michaels Tap Room’s Karaoke night!!! We have the legendary Ed Stock hosting! Join us every Tuesday night at 9pm for some fun on the mic!

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Tuesday Karaoke Night with Ed Stock at Michael's Tap Room

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Oct
27
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Songs and Stories for Grown-Ups with Lenny Levine at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

An audience favorite is back! Local storytelling musician Lenny Levine returns for another evening of live music and lively stories strictly for grown-ups! He'll perform an all-new show, including a scary story that will give you that Halloween feeling!

Lenny's songs have been recorded and performed by Diana Ross, The Pointer Sisters, and Barry Manilow, and he is the creator of many well-known commercial jingles. Lenny's stories have been published in literary magazines and journals, he was awarded a Pushcart Prize nomination for short fiction, and he will be talking about his recently published book Diehard Fan here at the Library on November 15.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is strictly for adults age 21+; teens and children will not be admitted. Registration is required for this in-person event. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Songs and Stories for Grown-Ups with Lenny Levine at Bethel Public Library

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Oct
28
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Outdoor Family Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us on the library lawn (on Greenwood Avenue) for Family Storytime! This program for ages 1-4 and their families will include stories, songs and rhymes - and a lot of fun.  

Masks and social distancing are required. No registration required. *Please note that in the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled.

Outdoor Family Storytime at Bethel Public Library

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Oct
28
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Register to join us for PJ Storytime.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.  

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

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Oct
28
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Witches Hat Ceramic Class at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a fun night of painting these adorable ceramic witches' hats. Parents are welcome to stay and paint or drop off and take a breather and go enjoy a night out on the town! Check out some of our local restaurants while we create these fun ceramic witches hats.

Witches Hat Ceramic Class at The Giggling Pig

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Oct
29
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Outdoor Wiggle Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us on the library lawn (on Greenwood Avenue) for Wiggle Storytime! This program for ages 1-4 and their families will include stories, songs, and rhymes designed to get us moving - and having a lot of fun.  Masks and social distancing are required. No registration required.  

*Please note that in the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled.

Outdoor Wiggle Storytime at Bethel Public Library

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Oct
29
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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On The Road Again at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue,

Music on the patio!  Join us one last time before J. Lawrence Downtown closes its doors! Great food and drinks - reservations ::strongly:: suggested!

On The Road Again at J. Lawrence Downtown

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Oct
30
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Trick or Treat Street/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce

Participating Downtown Bethel Businesses

Trick or Treat Street is back! Trick or Treat at participating businesses in Downtown Bethel. The event is scheduled from 1pm - 3pm on Saturday, October 30th. (Please no "early birds", the businesses need time to set up.) The costume contest will be at 3pm on the lawn of the Municipal Center. Prizes will be awarded for: Infants to Pre-K4, Grades K-3, Grades 4-8, Grade 9-adult. Erik Tonner will be DJ-ing the event for us. ***The event will follow the COVID GUIDELINES set forth by the Town of Bethel*** Please be courteous to those around you and maintain a safe distance. As the event gets closer we will post a map of the event so you can plan your afternoon. Event happens rain or shine!

If you want to stay up-to-date on Trick or Treat Street be sure to follow us on Facebook... Details will be announced there first. https://www.facebook.com/bethelchamberct

Trick or Treat Street/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce

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Oct
30
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
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Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela

The Bethel Farmers Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela.  Start your weekend with movement, breath and veggies with Yoga at The Bethel Farmer's Market! Bring your mat for an outdoor practice intended to open your heart, body and mind.

Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela

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Oct
30
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Bethel Farmers Market

Bethel Farmers Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Bethel Farmers Market -  Every Saturday May- December 9am - 1pm. Year Round Now Weekly May 2 - Dec 19th and once a month during Jan, Feb, March and April

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Bethel Farmers Market

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Oct
30
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Howl-O-Ween Event @ The Pampered Pooch with Happily Furever After Rescue

The Pampered Pooch, 1 Garella Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Join Happily Furever After Rescue at The Pampered Pooch (1 Garella Rd. in Bethel) on Saturday, October 30th, from 12-2pm, for a HOWL-O-WEEN party & adoption event! It is FREE to attend and will have activities for the whole family to enjoy, four-legged friends included!

• Dog costume contest w/ prizes
• Adoptable dogs
• "Trick-or-Treat" donation drive for Happily Furever After Rescue

Howl-O-Ween Event @ The Pampered Pooch with Happily Furever After Rescue

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Oct
30
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Second Annual Trick or Treat at The Little Crystal Shop

The Little Crystal Shop, 27 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801
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Second Annual Trick or Treat at The Little Crystal Shop

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Oct
30
9:00 PM
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Halloween Party at Avocado Mexican Restaurant

Avocado Mexican Restaurant 10 Stony hill Rd. Bethel CT 06801

Halloween Party on October 30,2021 at Avocado Mexican Restaurant, 10 Stony Hill Rd. Bethel CT 06801.

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Halloween Party at Avocado Mexican Restaurant

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Oct
31
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Bethel Fire Department's (not so spooky) Halloween Drive-Thru

Bethel Firehouse, 36 South Street, Bethel, CT 06801
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Bethel Fire Department Halloween Drive-Thru

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Nov
01
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Travel Series: Part 2: Four Day Wedding Celebration in India-On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Virtual Event/On Zoom

Haven't been able to travel this last year?  Join us as we continue our 3-part travel series and you don't even have to have your passport up to date or stand in the airport check-in line! Come experience all that is involved in a 4-day wedding celebration held in India.  Learn about its colorful traditions, the application of henna designs, and the special jewelry and clothing worn, culminating in the elaborate wedding ceremony, and a reception with a cast of hundreds.  

Toni McKeen continues her travels around the world with us. She draws on her experiences and passions to teach a variety of classes. An avid traveler, she has explored Europe, Asia and the Middle East. And don't forget to join Toni again on Monday December 6 as she explores exotic Easter Island.

Please note: This event has changed to a ZOOM event only.   A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link the day of the event.

Travel Series: Part 2: Four Day Wedding Celebration in India - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Nov
02
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
02
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Nov
03
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Teen Craft at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come make duct tape flower pens!  This program is open to Teens Grades 6-12.

Teen Craft at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
03
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This story time program is for preschool children ages 3-5.

Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
04
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Register to join us for PJ Storytime.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.  

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
09
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation. Due to long-awaited medical advancements, Fibromyalgia is now generally considered a component of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS. The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion.

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol. This is a ZOOM only program.  Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Nov
09
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Nov
09
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
10
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Teen Jewelry Making at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come make this month's featured jewelry project - tassel earrings!  This program is open to Teens Grades 6-12.

Teen Jewelry Making  at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
10
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This story time program is for preschool children ages 3-5.

Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
10
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Comic Book Design for Grades 3-6 at Bethel Public LIibrary

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning. This program is open to children grades 3-6. This program will be held in the Parloa room. Masks and social distancing are required.

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Nov
13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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CT Poetry Society at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

The Bethel Chapter of the CT Poetry Society offers its monthly poetry workshops to members and visitors on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Join us as we resume our in-person workshops from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Each person brings an original poem to read aloud and receive feedback on. Poets at every level are invited to participate; you can be from any town in the area.  Poems can be on any subject in any form.

Please register in advance, and bring 6 copies of your poem.  Our group is welcoming and congenial, emphasizing appreciation of each other's work combined with constructive suggestions. For further information, contact Liz Massey, president, Bethel Chapter of CPS at finchwhistlehaven@gmail.com.  Note that the Library encourages masks and social distancing.

CT Poetry Society at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
13
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Word by Word Writing Workshop at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Each month, participants will follow a writing prompt or challenge and discuss a different aspect of writing. There will be an opportunity to read prompt responses or other original work to the group. All levels and genres are welcome! Discussion topics are geared towards beginner writers, but all experience levels are welcome.

This workshop will meet  one(1) Saturday a month.

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Nov
14
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Books & Bricks at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in Grades 1-5 can join us for a story and Lego building time.  Build something inspired by the story or your own imagination.  Creations will be displayed in the children's library.

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Nov
14
9:00 AM
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Greg Willmott Foundation 1st Annual 5K Race

Bethel, CT 06801

Please come join us for the Greg Willmott Foundation 1st Annual 5K Race on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Link: http://www.lightboxreg.com/the-greg-willmott-foundation-5k?func=&mobile=1 https://www.thegregwillmottfoundation.org/

Greg Willmott Foundation 1st Annual 5K Race

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Nov
15
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Author Talk with Lenny Levine at Bethel Public LIbrary

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Local storytelling musician Lenny Levine is also a published author. His stories have appeared in literary magazines and journals, he was awarded a Pushcart Prize nomination for short fiction, and he has a new full-length novel that he will talk about at the Bethel Public Library! Here's what Lenny has told us so far:  

"Eddie Fein is a twelve-year-old boy living in Brooklyn. It’s the last week of the 1951 baseball season, and his beloved Dodgers are enduring the epic collapse to the hated Giants that will be punctuated by Bobby Thomson’s "shot heard ’round the world." Eddie’s love for the Dodgers springs from his love for his father Barry Fein, a passionate Dodger fan, but an alcoholic who’s prone to bouts of depression and anger. When two Giants fans are murdered, Nick DiFazio, lead detective on the case and Barry’s best friend..."

There's a lot more to this mystery, so please join us to hear all about it from the author! Registration is required for this in-person event. Masks are required

Author Talk with Lenny Levine at Bethel Public LIbrary

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Nov
16
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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Morning Book Chat at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

This month's selection is The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner.  Just after World War II, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable; to preserve both Jane Austen's legacy and her home.  One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen and the place where she wrote her six novels.  As each person in the group endures their own quiet struggle with loss and trauma, some from the recent war and others from more distant tragedies, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society.  

We are also offering a book guide for all registrants which highlights the author's background, offers interviews and book insights, as well as topics and questions to stimulate the conversation. We have pre-ordered copies of the book for you.  Just call the Library at 203-794-8756 to reserve your copy and schedule a curbside pickup, or stop by the Library to pick up your copy.

Registration is required.  Please note that this will be an in-person event; social distancing guidelines will be observed, and masks will be required.

The Jane Austen Society
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Nov
16
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
16
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Nov
17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Kids Craft at Bethel Public Library (Grades 3-5)

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Kids in Grades 3-5 can get crafty and come make this month's featured project at the library!  Please note that the project may or may not take the allotted hour, depending on the individual crafter.

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Nov
17
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This story time program is for preschool children ages 3-5.

Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Comic Book Design for Grades 7-12 at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come and draw comics!  Each class teaches a different skill focusing on the art of writing and drawing stories.  This program is open to teens in grades 7-12. This program will be held in the Parloa room. Masks and social distancing are required.

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Nov
23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
23
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Nov
25
8:00 AM
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Bethel Turkey Trot/Hosted by Steep Endurance

Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801

The Bethel Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving in Bethel, CT.  With a challenging 5K course through the beautiful neighborhoods of the iconic town, the Bethel Turkey Trot is sure to be a great way to start your Thanksgiving holiday weekend! A portion of the proceeds will go to two local non-profits:

1. Ability Beyond, a local Bethel non-profit dedicated to empowering every person, no matter their ability, to have the opportunity to live, work and thrive as an integral part of their community.


2. Bethel Parks and Recreation, which provides Bethel residents the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of active and passive activities for pre-school age through senior citizens.

Hosted by https://www.facebook.com/steependurance/ For more info: https://www.steependurance.com/bethel-turkey-trot

Bethel Turkey Trot/Hosted  by Steep Endurance

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Nov
30
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

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Nov
30
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Dec
01
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This story time program is for preschool children ages 3-5.

Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

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Dec
06
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spanish Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 89 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for Spanish Storytime. This story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories. We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

Spanish Storytime at Bethel Public Library

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Dec
06
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Travel Series: Part 3: Easter Island-On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Virtual Event/On Zoom

Join us as we end our 3-part travel series and you don't even have to pack your suitcase. Let’s fly off to Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and explore its iconic tall statues, the Moai, and learn about the culture and history of this fascinating island. Join Toni McKeen and let her show you the wonders of one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.

Speaker bio: Toni McKeen draws on her experiences and passions to teach a variety of classes. An avid traveler, she has explored Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Please note: This has changed to a ZOOM event only.  A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link the day of the event.

Travel Series: Part 3: Easter Island-On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

     

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Dec
08
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Comic Book Design for Grades 3-6 at Bethel Public LIibrary

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning. This program is open to children grades 3-6. This program will be held in the Parloa room. Masks and social distancing are required.

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Dec
08
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Teen Craft at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come make duct tape flower pens!  This program is open to Teens Grades 6-12.

Teen Craft at Bethel Public Library

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Dec
09
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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History of Christmas Carols: Secrets Your Parents Never Told You/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Secrets your parents never told you about the history of Christmas carols & songs. Discover some of the fascinating legends and realities that surround the traditional songs of the Christmas season. Carols used to be sung all during the year, but only the tradition of singing Christmas Carols has survived. The songs began when early Christians took over the pagan solstice galas for Christmas. They substituted Christian words with familiar melodies. Over the centuries the words and meanings of the songs have changed. Victorian industrialization made thinking about home during the holidays a ritual. Some melodies and verses were never intended to be Christmas songs but they worked. There is much more to these stories, join us for a 50-minute talk about the secrets you never knew about the history of Christmas carols & songs.

About the Speaker: John has been telling the stories of history for over a decade. He is a skilled historian having published seven historical books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. He is an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization. John hails from a career in IBM corporate marketing and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. He lives in Sherman, Connecticut.

This is a ZOOM event.  Registration with a valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link the afternoon of the event.

History of Christmas Carols: Secrets Your Parents Never Told You/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Dec
11
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Word by Word Writing Workshop at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Each month, participants will follow a writing prompt or challenge and discuss a different aspect of writing. There will be an opportunity to read prompt responses or other original work to the group. All levels and genres are welcome! Discussion topics are geared towards beginner writers, but all experience levels are welcome.

This workshop will meet  one(1) Saturday a month.

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Dec
11
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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CT Poetry Society at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

The Bethel Chapter of the CT Poetry Society offers its monthly poetry workshops to members and visitors on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Join us as we resume our in-person workshops from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Each person brings an original poem to read aloud and receive feedback on. Poets at every level are invited to participate; you can be from any town in the area.  Poems can be on any subject in any form.

Please register in advance, and bring 6 copies of your poem.  Our group is welcoming and congenial, emphasizing appreciation of each other's work combined with constructive suggestions. For further information, contact Liz Massey, president, Bethel Chapter of CPS at finchwhistlehaven@gmail.com.  Note that the Library encourages masks and social distancing.

CT Poetry Society at Bethel Public Library

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Dec
12
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Books & Bricks at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in Grades 1-5 can join us for a story and Lego building time.  Build something inspired by the story or your own imagination.  Creations will be displayed in the children's library.

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Dec
14
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

Due to long-awaited medical advancements, Fibromyalgia is now generally considered a component of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion.

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol. This is a ZOOM only program.  Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

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Dec
15
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Kids Craft at Bethel Public Library (Grades 3-5)

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Kids in Grades 3-5 can get crafty and come make this month's featured project at the library!  Please note that the project may or may not take the allotted hour, depending on the individual crafter.

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Oct
21
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Outdoor Family Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us on the library lawn (on Greenwood Avenue) for Family Storytime! This program for ages 1-4 and their families will include stories, songs and rhymes - and a lot of fun.  

Masks and social distancing are required. No registration required. *Please note that in the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled.

Outdoor Family Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Oct
21
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Register to join us for PJ Storytime.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.  

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Oct
21
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Author Talk with Neil DeFillippo at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801 (Hybrid Event-In Person or On Zoom)

A true story about an immigrant woman who arrived from Italy in 1904 at the age of sixteen who created a financial empire. Cristina Covino was able to accumulate her wealth by grit, hard work, and, yes, by dealings with the underworld, starting during Prohibition in 1927 and taking illegal numbers in 1931, all the while running her own grocery store.

The story follows a cast of characters who had direct connections to the Covino Family and tells of a close-knit family, friends, and oh-so-loyal customers who admired and loved her.  

Join Neil DeFillippo, a Bethel resident, writer, and grandson of this fascinating and brave woman, making it in a "man's world".  Books will be available for sale and signing.

This is a hybrid even, i.e., in-person and ZOOM. Please indicate your choice on the registration form.  The ZOOM link will be send out the afternoon of the event.  Masks and social distancing are required in-person.

Author Talk with Neil DeFillippo at Bethel Public Library

Oct
22
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Outdoor Wiggle Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us on the library lawn (on Greenwood Avenue) for Wiggle Storytime! This program for ages 1-4 and their families will include stories, songs, and rhymes designed to get us moving - and having a lot of fun.  Masks and social distancing are required. No registration required.  

*Please note that in the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled.

Outdoor Wiggle Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Oct
22
8:00 PM
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CJR Band at Notch8

Notch8 Wood Fired Bar & Grill, 1 Front Street, Bethel, CT 06801

CJR Band returns to Notch 8 for a fun night of Rock n Roll!

CJR Band at Notch8

Oct
22
9:00 PM
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Karaoke Night at La Diferencia Restaurant

La Diferencia Restaurant, 208 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

What better way to start the fall than singing along with friends and family, every Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00 PM Join us for Karaoke Nights.

La Diferencia – Let's Be Different
Karaoke Night at La Diferencia Restaurant

Oct
23
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Bethel Farmers Market

Bethel Farmers Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Bethel Farmers Market -  Every Saturday May- December 9am - 1pm. Year Round Now Weekly May 2 - Dec 19th and once a month during Jan, Feb, March and April

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Bethel Farmers' Market

Oct
23
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
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Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela

The Bethel Farmers Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela.  Start your weekend with movement, breath and veggies with Yoga at The Bethel Farmer's Market! Bring your mat for an outdoor practice intended to open your heart, body and mind.

Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela

Oct
23
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Halloween Pet Costume Contest & Photos at MyAgway Bethel

MyAgway, 74 South Street, Bethel, CT 06801

Let your furry friends join in the holiday festivities with our FREE Halloween costume photos. Best costume will receive a $50 Smithland gift card!

Halloween Pet Costume Contest & Photos at MyAgway Bethel

Oct
23
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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Octoberfest Fair at St. Mary Church

Saint Mary Church, 26 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT 06801

All are Welcome to the First Annual Octoberfest Fair on the Saint Mary Church grounds. There will be vendors, lunch for sale, crafts for children, hot cider and more! We welcome vendors to apply for table space. Please visit the website for registration or call the office at 203-744-5777.

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Octoberfest Fair at St. Mary Church

Oct
23
4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
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Chicken/Eggplant Dinner to-go/Hosted by St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

Order online by Oct. 19th. Pick up on Oct. 23rd at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, 95 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Due to Covid, we will continue our dinners for the near future in the take-out format.  Our next dinner will be Oct. 23rd. Choose either Chicken Parmesan or Eggplant Parmesan. Dinners come with ziti, salad, bread, and 3 desserts. Orders close on Oct. 19th. Thanks for your support!

Oct
23
9:00 PM
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Karaoke Night at La Diferencia Restaurant

La Diferencia Restaurant, 208 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

What better way to start the fall than singing along with friends and family, every Friday and Saturday starting at 9:00 PM Join us for Karaoke Nights.

La Diferencia – Let's Be Different
Karaoke Night at La Diferencia Restaurant

Oct
23
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
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LGBTQ bookclub- A Dowry of Blood/Hosted by Rainy Day Paperback Exchange and Bethel CT Pride

Online Event

A lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula's brides, A Dowry of Blood is a story of desire, obsession, and emancipation. Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband's dark secrets.

With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.

Read an excerpt: https://www.tor.com/.../excerpts-a-dowry-of-blood-s-t.../

meets online via Discord: https://discord.gg/zp5AtbFmjH

Event by Rainy Day Paperback Exchange of Bethel, CT and Bethel CT Pride

Oct
23
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Jack Skellington Painting Event at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a fun afternoon painting Jack Skellington with friends!

Jack Skellington Painting Event at The Giggling Pig

Oct
24
2:00 PM -4:00 PM
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Halloween Harvest at St. Mary School

St. Mary School, 26 Dodgingtown Road, Bethel, CT 06801
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Oct
24
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Open House and Fire Safety Day at Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Dept., 59 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

We are excited to announce an open house and fire safety day on Sunday Oct 24th from 11am to 1pm. Come check out the station, meet your local fire & EMS volunteers and hopefully grab an application! Join us to learn about fire safety, learn how to use a fire extinguisher, and see firefighters use the Jaws of Life on a vehicle. C'mon down to the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Dept!

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Open House and Fire Safety Day at Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Oct
25
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

Note Kitchen & Bar, 227 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Monday!!!! 6-9PM!!!! The Note Kitchen Acoustic Open Mic!!!!! At 227 Greenwood Ave, Bethel CT!!! Be there!!! Sing!!! Play your instrument!!! Listen to others!!! Drink!!! Eat!!! Sign up at noteopenmic@gmail.com before 3PM Monday!!!! Have some exclamation points!!! They're free!!!  

Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

Acoustic Open Mic at Note Kitchen & Bar

Oct
25
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Baby Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

This program for baby and caregiver is built around interactive songs, rhymes and stories, and is an introduction to storytime for non-walkers.  Please bring a blanket for baby. Registration is required. Due to COVID restriction, this program is restricted to 1 adult and 1 non walking child.

Oct
26
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Oct
26
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Oct
26
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Tuesday Karaoke Night with Ed Stock at Michael's Tap Room

Michael’s Tap Room, 37 Stony Hill Rd, Bethel, CT 06801

You asked for it, we brought it!  Michaels Tap Room’s Karaoke night!!! We have the legendary Ed Stock hosting! Join us every Tuesday night at 9pm for some fun on the mic!

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Tuesday Karaoke Night with Ed Stock at Michael's Tap Room

Oct
27
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Songs and Stories for Grown-Ups with Lenny Levine at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

An audience favorite is back! Local storytelling musician Lenny Levine returns for another evening of live music and lively stories strictly for grown-ups! He'll perform an all-new show, including a scary story that will give you that Halloween feeling!

Lenny's songs have been recorded and performed by Diana Ross, The Pointer Sisters, and Barry Manilow, and he is the creator of many well-known commercial jingles. Lenny's stories have been published in literary magazines and journals, he was awarded a Pushcart Prize nomination for short fiction, and he will be talking about his recently published book Diehard Fan here at the Library on November 15.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is strictly for adults age 21+; teens and children will not be admitted. Registration is required for this in-person event. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Songs and Stories for Grown-Ups with Lenny Levine at Bethel Public Library

Oct
28
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Outdoor Family Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us on the library lawn (on Greenwood Avenue) for Family Storytime! This program for ages 1-4 and their families will include stories, songs and rhymes - and a lot of fun.  

Masks and social distancing are required. No registration required. *Please note that in the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled.

Outdoor Family Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Oct
28
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Register to join us for PJ Storytime.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.  

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Oct
28
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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Witches Hat Ceramic Class at The Giggling Pig

The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, 272 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a fun night of painting these adorable ceramic witches' hats. Parents are welcome to stay and paint or drop off and take a breather and go enjoy a night out on the town! Check out some of our local restaurants while we create these fun ceramic witches hats.

Witches Hat Ceramic Class at The Giggling Pig

Oct
29
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Outdoor Wiggle Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us on the library lawn (on Greenwood Avenue) for Wiggle Storytime! This program for ages 1-4 and their families will include stories, songs, and rhymes designed to get us moving - and having a lot of fun.  Masks and social distancing are required. No registration required.  

*Please note that in the event of inclement weather, storytime will be canceled.

Outdoor Wiggle Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Oct
29
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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On The Road Again at J. Lawrence Downtown

J. Lawrence Downtown, 186 Greenwood Avenue,

Music on the patio!  Join us one last time before J. Lawrence Downtown closes its doors! Great food and drinks - reservations ::strongly:: suggested!

On The Road Again at J. Lawrence Downtown

Oct
30
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Trick or Treat Street/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce

Participating Downtown Bethel Businesses

Trick or Treat Street is back! Trick or Treat at participating businesses in Downtown Bethel. The event is scheduled from 1pm - 3pm on Saturday, October 30th. (Please no "early birds", the businesses need time to set up.) The costume contest will be at 3pm on the lawn of the Municipal Center. Prizes will be awarded for: Infants to Pre-K4, Grades K-3, Grades 4-8, Grade 9-adult. Erik Tonner will be DJ-ing the event for us. ***The event will follow the COVID GUIDELINES set forth by the Town of Bethel*** Please be courteous to those around you and maintain a safe distance. As the event gets closer we will post a map of the event so you can plan your afternoon. Event happens rain or shine!

If you want to stay up-to-date on Trick or Treat Street be sure to follow us on Facebook... Details will be announced there first. https://www.facebook.com/bethelchamberct

Trick or Treat Street/Hosted by Bethel Chamber of Commerce

Oct
30
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
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Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela

The Bethel Farmers Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela.  Start your weekend with movement, breath and veggies with Yoga at The Bethel Farmer's Market! Bring your mat for an outdoor practice intended to open your heart, body and mind.

Yoga at The Bethel Farmers Market/Hosted by Yoga with Raffaela

Oct
30
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Bethel Farmers Market

Bethel Farmers Market, 67 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Bethel Farmers Market -  Every Saturday May- December 9am - 1pm. Year Round Now Weekly May 2 - Dec 19th and once a month during Jan, Feb, March and April

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Bethel Farmers Market

Oct
30
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Howl-O-Ween Event @ The Pampered Pooch with Happily Furever After Rescue

The Pampered Pooch, 1 Garella Road, Bethel, CT 06801

Join Happily Furever After Rescue at The Pampered Pooch (1 Garella Rd. in Bethel) on Saturday, October 30th, from 12-2pm, for a HOWL-O-WEEN party & adoption event! It is FREE to attend and will have activities for the whole family to enjoy, four-legged friends included!

• Dog costume contest w/ prizes
• Adoptable dogs
• "Trick-or-Treat" donation drive for Happily Furever After Rescue

Howl-O-Ween Event @ The Pampered Pooch with Happily Furever After Rescue

Oct
30
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Second Annual Trick or Treat at The Little Crystal Shop

The Little Crystal Shop, 27 Stony Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801
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Second Annual Trick or Treat at The Little Crystal Shop

Oct
30
9:00 PM
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Halloween Party at Avocado Mexican Restaurant

Avocado Mexican Restaurant 10 Stony hill Rd. Bethel CT 06801

Halloween Party on October 30,2021 at Avocado Mexican Restaurant, 10 Stony Hill Rd. Bethel CT 06801.

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Halloween Party at Avocado Mexican Restaurant

Oct
31
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Bethel Fire Department's (not so spooky) Halloween Drive-Thru

Bethel Firehouse, 36 South Street, Bethel, CT 06801
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Bethel Fire Department Halloween Drive-Thru

Nov
01
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Travel Series: Part 2: Four Day Wedding Celebration in India-On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Virtual Event/On Zoom

Haven't been able to travel this last year?  Join us as we continue our 3-part travel series and you don't even have to have your passport up to date or stand in the airport check-in line! Come experience all that is involved in a 4-day wedding celebration held in India.  Learn about its colorful traditions, the application of henna designs, and the special jewelry and clothing worn, culminating in the elaborate wedding ceremony, and a reception with a cast of hundreds.  

Toni McKeen continues her travels around the world with us. She draws on her experiences and passions to teach a variety of classes. An avid traveler, she has explored Europe, Asia and the Middle East. And don't forget to join Toni again on Monday December 6 as she explores exotic Easter Island.

Please note: This event has changed to a ZOOM event only.   A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link the day of the event.

Travel Series: Part 2: Four Day Wedding Celebration in India - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Nov
02
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Nov
02
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Nov
03
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Teen Craft at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come make duct tape flower pens!  This program is open to Teens Grades 6-12.

Teen Craft at Bethel Public Library

Nov
03
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This story time program is for preschool children ages 3-5.

Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Nov
04
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Register to join us for PJ Storytime.  Get dressed in pajamas and share the time with a favorite stuffed bedtime buddy.  We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.  

PJ Storytime
PJ Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Nov
09
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation. Due to long-awaited medical advancements, Fibromyalgia is now generally considered a component of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS. The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion.

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol. This is a ZOOM only program.  Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Nov
09
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Nov
09
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Nov
10
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Teen Jewelry Making at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come make this month's featured jewelry project - tassel earrings!  This program is open to Teens Grades 6-12.

Teen Jewelry Making  at Bethel Public Library

Nov
10
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This story time program is for preschool children ages 3-5.

Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Nov
10
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Comic Book Design for Grades 3-6 at Bethel Public LIibrary

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning. This program is open to children grades 3-6. This program will be held in the Parloa room. Masks and social distancing are required.

Nov
13
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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CT Poetry Society at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

The Bethel Chapter of the CT Poetry Society offers its monthly poetry workshops to members and visitors on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Join us as we resume our in-person workshops from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Each person brings an original poem to read aloud and receive feedback on. Poets at every level are invited to participate; you can be from any town in the area.  Poems can be on any subject in any form.

Please register in advance, and bring 6 copies of your poem.  Our group is welcoming and congenial, emphasizing appreciation of each other's work combined with constructive suggestions. For further information, contact Liz Massey, president, Bethel Chapter of CPS at finchwhistlehaven@gmail.com.  Note that the Library encourages masks and social distancing.

CT Poetry Society at Bethel Public Library

Nov
13
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Word by Word Writing Workshop at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Each month, participants will follow a writing prompt or challenge and discuss a different aspect of writing. There will be an opportunity to read prompt responses or other original work to the group. All levels and genres are welcome! Discussion topics are geared towards beginner writers, but all experience levels are welcome.

This workshop will meet  one(1) Saturday a month.

Word by Word Writing Workshop at Bethel Public Library

   

   

Nov
14
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Books & Bricks at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in Grades 1-5 can join us for a story and Lego building time.  Build something inspired by the story or your own imagination.  Creations will be displayed in the children's library.

Nov
14
9:00 AM
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Greg Willmott Foundation 1st Annual 5K Race

Bethel, CT 06801

Please come join us for the Greg Willmott Foundation 1st Annual 5K Race on Sunday, November 14, 2021. Link: http://www.lightboxreg.com/the-greg-willmott-foundation-5k?func=&mobile=1 https://www.thegregwillmottfoundation.org/

Greg Willmott Foundation 1st Annual 5K Race

Nov
15
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Author Talk with Lenny Levine at Bethel Public LIbrary

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Local storytelling musician Lenny Levine is also a published author. His stories have appeared in literary magazines and journals, he was awarded a Pushcart Prize nomination for short fiction, and he has a new full-length novel that he will talk about at the Bethel Public Library! Here's what Lenny has told us so far:  

"Eddie Fein is a twelve-year-old boy living in Brooklyn. It’s the last week of the 1951 baseball season, and his beloved Dodgers are enduring the epic collapse to the hated Giants that will be punctuated by Bobby Thomson’s "shot heard ’round the world." Eddie’s love for the Dodgers springs from his love for his father Barry Fein, a passionate Dodger fan, but an alcoholic who’s prone to bouts of depression and anger. When two Giants fans are murdered, Nick DiFazio, lead detective on the case and Barry’s best friend..."

There's a lot more to this mystery, so please join us to hear all about it from the author! Registration is required for this in-person event. Masks are required

Author Talk with Lenny Levine at Bethel Public LIbrary

Nov
16
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
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Morning Book Chat at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

This month's selection is The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner.  Just after World War II, in the small English village of Chawton, an unusual but like-minded group of people band together to attempt something remarkable; to preserve both Jane Austen's legacy and her home.  One hundred and fifty years ago, Chawton was the final home of Jane Austen and the place where she wrote her six novels.  As each person in the group endures their own quiet struggle with loss and trauma, some from the recent war and others from more distant tragedies, they rally together to create the Jane Austen Society.  

We are also offering a book guide for all registrants which highlights the author's background, offers interviews and book insights, as well as topics and questions to stimulate the conversation. We have pre-ordered copies of the book for you.  Just call the Library at 203-794-8756 to reserve your copy and schedule a curbside pickup, or stop by the Library to pick up your copy.

Registration is required.  Please note that this will be an in-person event; social distancing guidelines will be observed, and masks will be required.

The Jane Austen Society
Morning Book Chat at Bethel Public Library

Nov
16
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Nov
16
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Nov
17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Kids Craft at Bethel Public Library (Grades 3-5)

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Kids in Grades 3-5 can get crafty and come make this month's featured project at the library!  Please note that the project may or may not take the allotted hour, depending on the individual crafter.

Nov
17
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This story time program is for preschool children ages 3-5.

Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Nov
17
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Comic Book Design for Grades 7-12 at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come and draw comics!  Each class teaches a different skill focusing on the art of writing and drawing stories.  This program is open to teens in grades 7-12. This program will be held in the Parloa room. Masks and social distancing are required.

Nov
23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Nov
23
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Nov
25
8:00 AM
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Bethel Turkey Trot/Hosted by Steep Endurance

Bethel Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT 06801

The Bethel Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving in Bethel, CT.  With a challenging 5K course through the beautiful neighborhoods of the iconic town, the Bethel Turkey Trot is sure to be a great way to start your Thanksgiving holiday weekend! A portion of the proceeds will go to two local non-profits:

1. Ability Beyond, a local Bethel non-profit dedicated to empowering every person, no matter their ability, to have the opportunity to live, work and thrive as an integral part of their community.


2. Bethel Parks and Recreation, which provides Bethel residents the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of active and passive activities for pre-school age through senior citizens.

Hosted by https://www.facebook.com/steependurance/ For more info: https://www.steependurance.com/bethel-turkey-trot

Bethel Turkey Trot/Hosted  by Steep Endurance

Nov
30
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for a knit and crochet get together.  Work on your own project or help us make items for local charities.  If you know how to knit and/or crochet but are stuck on a project or technique, or if you are just looking for someone to craft with, this is the group for you. CONTACT:  Adult Services Department  203-794-8756  or adult@bethellibrary.org.

Registration is required for this in-person meeting. We will observe social-distancing and mask-wearing guidelines.

Knitting and Crocheting at Bethel Public Library

Nov
30
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Mindfulness Meditation for Adults/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

If you are struggling with stress, an over-active mind and want to find a new perspective on how mindfulness and meditation can help in navigating the challenges of your everyday life, then join Prabha Makayee as she guides you through the steps of meditation.  See what you can accomplish by taking responsibility over what kinds of thoughts you think.  With just one second, one breath and one thought of changing your perspective you can realign your well-being to a more peaceful, happy mindset.  

Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. Zoom invitations will be sent out 15 minutes prior to the program.   

CONTACT:  Adult Services Department 203-794-8756 or adult@bethellibrary.org                        

Mindfulness Meditation for Adults - On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Dec
01
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
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Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Every story begins with a simple sentence but how it ends is all up to you! In this interactive program children will take turns adding to and finishing a story. Children can also draw pictures of their ending. This story time program is for preschool children ages 3-5.

Storybook Endings at Bethel Public Library

Dec
06
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Spanish Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 89 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Join us for Spanish Storytime. This story time program for grades Pre K - 2 will include songs, rhymes and stories. We encourage you to have fun and fully participate with your child during storytime! As such both the parent/caregiver and the child should be present during the entire program.

Spanish Storytime at Bethel Public Library

Dec
06
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Travel Series: Part 3: Easter Island-On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Virtual Event/On Zoom

Join us as we end our 3-part travel series and you don't even have to pack your suitcase. Let’s fly off to Easter Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and explore its iconic tall statues, the Moai, and learn about the culture and history of this fascinating island. Join Toni McKeen and let her show you the wonders of one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world.

Speaker bio: Toni McKeen draws on her experiences and passions to teach a variety of classes. An avid traveler, she has explored Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Please note: This has changed to a ZOOM event only.  A valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link the day of the event.

Travel Series: Part 3: Easter Island-On Zoom/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

     

Dec
08
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Comic Book Design for Grades 3-6 at Bethel Public LIibrary

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Grab some pencils and learn about the basics of cartooning. This program is open to children grades 3-6. This program will be held in the Parloa room. Masks and social distancing are required.

Dec
08
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Teen Craft at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Come make duct tape flower pens!  This program is open to Teens Grades 6-12.

Teen Craft at Bethel Public Library

Dec
09
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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History of Christmas Carols: Secrets Your Parents Never Told You/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Secrets your parents never told you about the history of Christmas carols & songs. Discover some of the fascinating legends and realities that surround the traditional songs of the Christmas season. Carols used to be sung all during the year, but only the tradition of singing Christmas Carols has survived. The songs began when early Christians took over the pagan solstice galas for Christmas. They substituted Christian words with familiar melodies. Over the centuries the words and meanings of the songs have changed. Victorian industrialization made thinking about home during the holidays a ritual. Some melodies and verses were never intended to be Christmas songs but they worked. There is much more to these stories, join us for a 50-minute talk about the secrets you never knew about the history of Christmas carols & songs.

About the Speaker: John has been telling the stories of history for over a decade. He is a skilled historian having published seven historical books ranging from women working in WWII and their impact on today's business world to vintage helicopters. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the foreword to his Helicopter Evolution book and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy of the book. He is an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization. John hails from a career in IBM corporate marketing and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. He lives in Sherman, Connecticut.

This is a ZOOM event.  Registration with a valid email is required to receive the ZOOM link the afternoon of the event.

History of Christmas Carols: Secrets Your Parents Never Told You/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Dec
11
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Word by Word Writing Workshop at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Each month, participants will follow a writing prompt or challenge and discuss a different aspect of writing. There will be an opportunity to read prompt responses or other original work to the group. All levels and genres are welcome! Discussion topics are geared towards beginner writers, but all experience levels are welcome.

This workshop will meet  one(1) Saturday a month.

Word by Word Writing Workshop at Bethel Public Library

   

   

Dec
11
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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CT Poetry Society at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

The Bethel Chapter of the CT Poetry Society offers its monthly poetry workshops to members and visitors on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Join us as we resume our in-person workshops from 2:00 - 4:00pm. Each person brings an original poem to read aloud and receive feedback on. Poets at every level are invited to participate; you can be from any town in the area.  Poems can be on any subject in any form.

Please register in advance, and bring 6 copies of your poem.  Our group is welcoming and congenial, emphasizing appreciation of each other's work combined with constructive suggestions. For further information, contact Liz Massey, president, Bethel Chapter of CPS at finchwhistlehaven@gmail.com.  Note that the Library encourages masks and social distancing.

CT Poetry Society at Bethel Public Library

Dec
12
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Books & Bricks at Bethel Public Library

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Books & Bricks build ideas!  Kids in Grades 1-5 can join us for a story and Lego building time.  Build something inspired by the story or your own imagination.  Creations will be displayed in the children's library.

Dec
14
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

On Zoom

Come and learn about the Guaifenesin Protocol for Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS--a safe, theoretical treatment that is gaining worldwide participation.  

Due to long-awaited medical advancements, Fibromyalgia is now generally considered a component of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME/CFS.  

The group will focus on education and emotional support for those currently using, or who are curious about beginning, this treatment. Guaifenesin Protocol participation is not required, but will be the primary topic of discussion.

The facilitator is Kim Adams, a fellow Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS sufferer who has found great relief using this protocol. This is a ZOOM only program.  Registration with a valid email is required to receive the Zoom link. The Zoom like will be sent out 30 minutes prior to the program.

Fibromyalgia/ME/CFS Support Group/Hosted by Bethel Public Library

Dec
15
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Kids Craft at Bethel Public Library (Grades 3-5)

Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, CT 06801

Kids in Grades 3-5 can get crafty and come make this month's featured project at the library!  Please note that the project may or may not take the allotted hour, depending on the individual crafter.